One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
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The Secret 

A young woman is left alone and unloved by her domineering and arrogant husband. She soon invents an imaginary lover who loves and comforts her--then she begins to suspect that her invisible "lover" may not be all that imaginary.

Director:

John Newland

Writers:

Merwin Gerard (creator), Lawrence B. Marcus (executive writer) (as Larry Marcus) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
John Newland ... Himself - Host
Maria Palmer ... Sylvia Ackroyd
Robert Douglas ... Harrison Ackroyd
Albert Carrier ... Jeremy
Molly Glessing Molly Glessing ... Essie - Maid
Robert Shafto Robert Shafto ... Doctor Werner
Arthur Gould-Porter Arthur Gould-Porter ... Private Investigator (as A.E. Gould-Porter)
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A young woman is left alone and unloved by her domineering and arrogant husband. She soon invents an imaginary lover who loves and comforts her--then she begins to suspect that her invisible "lover" may not be all that imaginary.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 1959 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A Lonely Woman
14 April 2015 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Maria Palmer stars as a lonely married woman named Sylvia Ackroyd, who has just turned 40, and finds herself longing for her younger days in World War II, where she was paradoxically happier in those adventurous days in France. Despite the peace and security of her marriage, she is unhappy with her husband(played by Robert Douglas) who is well off but indifferent to her needs, and treats her more like his daughter he most support rather than love. When Sylvia seems to make contact with an old "spirit" named Jeremy, her husband plans to have her committed, but a most welcome rescue gives her an unexpected way out... Romantic mystery episode works well, with a nice ending.


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