A man disillusioned with life meets the woman of his dreams on a tropical island. When she suddenly disappears his life begins to spiral out of control, and in his desperation he begins to ...
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A man disillusioned with life meets the woman of his dreams on a tropical island. When she suddenly disappears his life begins to spiral out of control, and in his desperation he begins to believe he is having encounters with the supernatural.Written by
While vacationing on a small and obscure tropical island, "One Step Beyond" host John Newland goes out for a tall drink and meets Murray Matheson (as Bentley). The English gentleman recognizes Mr. Newland from his TV show, and tells him a fitting story In flashback, we meet disenchanted, twice-divorced Lee Philips (as Philip Wilson), from San Francisco. He has everything but the perfect woman, then meets beautiful Barbara Lord (as Delia Huston), a dream girl from St. Louis. When Ms. Lord mysteriously disappears, Mr. Wilson desperately wonders not only where she went, but also if she was ever there.
This episode probably had viewers experiencing a different sort of déjà vu than the kind so frequently mentioned by host Newland. Generally, it recycles situations seen about a year ago, in the episode entitled "The Return of Mitchell Campion". The occult Alcoa folks knew what they were doing, because the earlier story was one of the series' better little dramas. Perhaps not oddly, writer Merwin Gerard and Newman make no mention of any similarity. Like the episode it resembles, "Delia" also has a lead actor - Wilson, later a successful episodic television director - doing a more than adequate job with the material.
**** Delia (5/3/60) John Newland ~ Lee Philips, Barbara Lord, Murray Matheson, Maureen Leeds
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