A woman who's never met her real father wants to find him so he can give her away at her wedding; and a scientist desperate to make a great discovery pays for his determination with a weekend of sheer terror.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Gene Collins
Christa Ackland
Al Bond (as Alan Hale)
Ellie Ackland
Bert Wilson
Leila Proctor
Bill Ackland
Adrian Brilles
Alvy Moore ...
Mr. Stone
George Stickney
Kathryn Fuller ...
Mrs. Abbott


A woman who's never met her real father wants to find him so he can give her away at her wedding; and a scientist desperate to make a great discovery pays for his determination with a weekend of sheer terror.

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30 January 1982 (USA)  »

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This episode marks Genie Francis' only 3rd acting job. She was on 2 episodes of Family in 1976. And this is her only appearance on Fantasy Island. See more »

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Ann Turkel and John Carradine
2 December 2015 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

From the fifth season of FANTASY ISLAND comes this odd blend of stories, one typical and quite predictable, the other promising but ultimately unsatisfying. "Daddy's Little Girl" features GENERAL HOSPITAL's Genie Francis as Christa Ackland, come to Fantasy Island to get married, her wish to find the father she's never known, from a relationship her mother (Carolyn Jones) had with a soldier stationed in the Philippines, before returning to the US pregnant, ultimately marrying a new beau (William Windom). Problems arise when not one, not two, but three (!) gentlemen greet the understandably confused Christa as her real father, but everything wraps up neatly by the end (fine turns from veterans Alan Hale, Gene Nelson, and John Ericson as MY THREE DADS). "The Whistle" stands out by default, casting Edward Winter as unattached archaeologist Adrian Brilles, his fantasy to make a discovery that will win him great acclaim ("you are willing to forsake what you have for the unknown, even if it is terrifying?"). Mr. Roarke tantalizes him with an ancient stone whistle, covered in what appear to be Egyptian hieroglyphics, which have never been deciphered by anyone before. He ominously warns Brilles that this find is said to have great, possibly even evil, powers, and that his destination will be a neighboring island with a ghost town where 'time has stopped,' where his predecessor, Leila Proctor (Ann Turkel), journeyed before him and never returned. Walking down the dusty main street, Brilles encounters four elderly strangers: Kathryn Fuller as nosy Mrs. Abbott, voice-over wizard Hal Smith as 'investor' Mr. Quarry, Alvy Moore as pipe smoking Mr. Stone (very similar to his Hank Kimball on GREEN ACRES), and legendary scene stealer John Carradine, his top hatted Mortician the enigmatic leader of the quartet. Once directed to the local museum, Brilles meets lovely curator Leila, who identifies the whistle's tablet as Sumerian, a mystery which the eager scientist proves anxious to solve. So intent is he on the task at hand that Brilles fails to notice a schizophrenic quality in Leila, at times a frightened young lady who deeply cares for him, at others a ravishing sexpot eager for him to finish and blow the whistle at three separate intervals, but only the third wish is final, according to Mr. Roarke: "the third wish can save you and all that you love." It's nice to see Carradine well cast in a tale tinged with horror, his association with producer Aaron Spelling going back to the late 50s, having worked with Hal Smith on the animated feature "shinbone alley," and with John Ericson on the Charles Band production "Crash!" "The Whistle" was directed by longtime TV veteran Don Weis, whose few feature credits include Tommy Kirk's "Pajama Party" and "The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini," the latter guest starring none other than Boris Karloff.

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