One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
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The Return of Mitchell Campion 

A man visiting a small Mediterranean island is stunned when all of the island's residents recognize him and insist that he is an island resident who has returned after many years, even though he knows he has never been there before.


John Newland


Merwin Gerard (creator), Merwin Gerard (teleplay) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview:
John Newland ... Himself - Host
Patrick O'Neal ... Mitchell Campion
Lilyan Chauvin ... Francesca
Richard Angarola ... Hotel Clerk
Anatol Winogradoff Anatol Winogradoff ... Alexis Paninian
Allegra Varron Allegra Varron ... Carla - Restaurant Owner
Vance Howard Vance Howard ... Francesca's Brother
Robert Hernandez Robert Hernandez ... Bellboy
Fred Lerner ... Ticket Agent


Mitchell Campion visits an out of the way island off the coast of Spain to recuperate after a month in the hospital from a serious auto accident. People on the island greet him as someone who visited there three weeks previously, although Campion has never been out of the United States. Incredibly, he recognizes a beautiful woman, Francesca, whom he loves. An old man, Alexis Paninian, provides a clue to the mystery. Written by richardann

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7 April 1959 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Well worth seeing...and a bit creepy.
23 February 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

An American, Mitchell Campion (Patrick O'Neal) has freshly arrived on an obscure Spanish island. However, everyone there knows him by name! Yet, he's never, up until now, been out of the United States. In fact, during the time that EVERYONE insists he was there, he was laid up in the hospital recovering from a serious traffic accident. There really is no explanation for any of this, but the acting is so good that I didn't mind.

I've seen a few episodes of "One Step Beyond". This old show claims that the stories are all true and are based on real examples of psychic phenomenon--something I strongly believe is a lot of nonsense. However, nevertheless, this particular episode, "The Return of Mitchell Campion" is well worth seeing.

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