One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
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Ordeal on Locust Street 

A seemingly normal family is hiding a terrible secret: their son has the features of a deformed, fish-like monster. A somewhat mysterious hypnotist with strange powers claims that he can ... See full summary »

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John Newland

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Merwin Gerard (creator), Lawrence B. Marcus (executive writer) (as Larry Marcus) | 1 more credit »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Augusta Dabney Augusta Dabney ... Margaret Parish
David Lewis ... Dr. Edward Brown
Suzanne Lloyd ... Anna Parish
Bart Burns ... George Parish
James Kirkwood Jr. James Kirkwood Jr. ... Danny (as Jim Kirkwood Jr.)
Gary Campbell Gary Campbell ... Jason Parish
John Newland ... Himself - Host
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A seemingly normal family is hiding a terrible secret: their son has the features of a deformed, fish-like monster. A somewhat mysterious hypnotist with strange powers claims that he can help them, and in their desperation they enlist his aid. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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English

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22 September 1959 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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The Creature Sits Among Us
14 March 2010 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

In what looks like it could be the early 1900s, Boston mother Augusta Dabney (as Margaret Parish) frets over son "Jason" who suffers from a horrifying condition - he is s a scaly half-human, half-fish "Creature from the Black Lagoon" who must be kept hidden from public view. Mostly, "Jason" stays in his locked room, and reads. Too bad shapely sister Suzanne Lloyd (as Anna) doesn't keep an eye on beau James Kirkwood Jr. (as Danny), because Mr. Kirkwood sees "Jason" through a window, and heads for the hills.

Desperate, Ms. Dabney contacts Irish parapsychologist David Lewis (as Edward Brown), despite the misgivings of doubting husband Bart Burns (as George Parish). With a great cast and intriguing story, this is an enjoyable episode of "One Step Beyond". James Kirkwood Jr. and Gary Campbell have rare appearances. As it is set in the past, host John Newland's scripted pronouncements about the story's accuracy are relatively unobtrusive. The main weakness in plot concerns the fishy use of hypnosis as a cure.

***** Ordeal on Locust Street (9/22/59) John Newland ~ Augusta Dabney, David Lewis, Suzanne Lloyd, Bart Burns


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