A young man helps a beautiful, young woman who is stranded by the side of the road...her cars gas tank empty. He drives her to town to get gas and have a drink. When a bartender calls ... See full summary »
A young man helps a beautiful, young woman who is stranded by the side of the road...her cars gas tank empty. He drives her to town to get gas and have a drink. When a bartender calls someone named "Morgan Debs" (Karloff), the girl panics and leaves, but promises the young man she will meet with him later and tell him who "Morgan Debs" is. Will they meet? Why do the townspeople not want to talk about the girl? Go "Behind The Veil" to find out! Written by
Episode #2 in the unsold series starring Boris Karloff.
Directed by George Waggner (THE WOLF MAN), this is another predictable though somewhat enjoyable and eerie episode of "The Veil." Karloff again hosts from in front of a fireplace and also appears in a co-starring role. John Prescott (Tod Andrews) is on his way back to Boston when he comes across troubled blonde beauty Lila Kirby (Eve Brent) stranded on the side of the road. After taking a look at her car, he discovers she's simply out of gas and offers to push her car to the side of the road and take her to the nearest gas station so she can get fuel. On the way there they stop for a drink and Lila start behaving strangely. She seems to be on the run from something or someone, asks John to drop her off at a service station and encourages him to meet her back at Lookout Point at nine o'clock that evening. Lila shows up and then runs off when a mysterious wheelchair-bound man named Morgan Debs (Boris Karloff) shows up. He warns John that innocent people will die if he continues to pursue Lila and then takes off. Not taking Morgan's advice, John searches for Lila around town, discovers that some of the citizens seem to be covering up something and is clubbed over the head by Morgan's chauffeur. When he comes to, he gets the address to Lila's home, goes there and then encounters both Lila's mother (Claudia Bryar) and Morgan; finding out both who he is, as well as who Lila is.
This series, purported to be based on real-life cases of the supernatural and the unexplained, wasn't picked up for distribution on network TV after it was made. Instead, the episodes were combined to play as anthology features on late night television throughout the 1960s. This one was combined with "Destination Nightmare" (with Myron Healey), "Summer Heat" (with Whit Bissell) and "The Return of Madame Vernoy" (with a young George Hamilton) and released under the title DESTINATION NIGHTMARE.
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