A young woman is held captive in a mansion by a family of recluses hiding a supernatural secret.



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Episode cast overview:
Marcia Elizabeth Hunter
Granny Harrod
Victor Harrod
Tom Nolan ...
Rennie Harrod (as Tommy Nolan)
Lollie Harrod


A young woman is held captive in a mansion by a family of recluses hiding a supernatural secret.

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25 April 1961 (USA)  »

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Sinister Secret
30 October 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Pippa Scott plays a schoolteacher named Marcia Hunt, who is traveling along an old country road on a dark and stormy night when she is knocked unconscious, and later comes around in an old mansion owned by the Harrod family; eldest son Victor(James Griffith) and his two younger siblings Rennie(Tommy Nolan) and Lollie(Beverly Washburn). Then there is Granny(played to the hilt by Jeanette Nolan) who delights in telling her that the house is haunted by an unseen 'parasite' that terrorizes poor Lollie mercilessly, and Marcia becomes determined to uncover the sinister secret of this crazy home... Entertaining episode has good cast and atmosphere though does bog down in too much talk; still worth watching though.

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