One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
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The Vision 

On a battlefield during the first World War, a group of French soldiers experience something which causes them to drop their weapons and walk away from the fight. During their subsequent ... See full summary »

Director:

John Newland

Writers:

Merwin Gerard (creator), Lawrence B. Marcus (as Larry Marcus)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Bruce Gordon ... Capt. Emil Tremaine
Pernell Roberts ... Sgt. Vaill
H.M. Wynant ... Pvt. Lacoste
Peter Miles Peter Miles ... Pvt. Marsee
Jerry Oddo Jerry Oddo ... Pvt. Mollene
Richard Devon ... Maj. La Marre
Jean Del Val ... French General
Rene Kroper Rene Kroper ... Boy (as Rene Korper)
Will J. White ... German Officer
John Newland ... Himself - Host
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On a battlefield during the first World War, a group of French soldiers experience something which causes them to drop their weapons and walk away from the fight. During their subsequent court-martial, each gives his differing account of what he saw, which all seem impossible to believe. Written by Mike Kriskey

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Not Rated
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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1959 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Sgt. Vaill says that the first man he killed in battle was Algerian. During World War One, Algeria was a colony and ally of Sgt. Vaill's country, France. See more »

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Sergeant Vy: [to Capt. Tremaine] If I had told them that I saw Noah's Ark pass by, would *that* have saved us?
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War Interrupted
28 June 2009 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

In 1915, four French soldiers are on a routine World War I mission, when they are mesmerized by "The Vision" of a blinding light. The men - Pernell Roberts (as Sergeant Vy), Peter Miles (as Private Marsee), H.M. Wynant (as Private Lacoste), and Jerry Oddo (as Private Mollene) - appear to enter a discombobulated state, and desert their posts. Later, they tell disbelieving superior officers they were responding to a vision; but, the four are quickly charged with "cowardice in the face of the enemy."

Things do not look good for the accused quartet. Their reluctantly assigned defense attorney Bruce Gordon (as Captain Tremaine) states, "I don't like to defend cowards," and prosecutor Richard Devon (as Major Lamarr) is gun-ho. The accused soldiers appear destined for execution, but fate may not be finished with their lives... A good story, albeit choppy, with fine performances from the soldiers. Note how naturally a coin drop is handled by Mr. Roberts. Recommended for the soldiers' characterizations.

****** The Vision (3/24/59) John Newland ~ Pernell Roberts, Peter Miles, H.M. Wynant


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