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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Once I Had a Secret Love
4 July 2009 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Beautiful but lonely Londoner Maria Palmer (as Sylvia Ackroyd) signs permission to have evasive husband Robert Douglas (as Harrison Ackroyd) invest some of her money in a business deal. Then, he leaves for the evening, without remembering it's is his wife's 40th birthday. While she and maid Mollie Glessing (as Essie) rummage through the mementos in her basement, Ms. Palmer finds an old "Ouija" board, which she uses to summon an imaginary lover. After an investigation, Mr. Douglas wants to have his wife committed. But "Jeremy" may be the real deal…

*** The Secret (4/21/59) John Newland ~ Maria Palmer, Robert Douglas, Mollie Glessing


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