One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
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The Visitor 

"The Visitor" is an episode of One Step Beyond starring Joan Fontaine, Warren Beatty, and John Newland. Alcoholic Ellen Grayson summons her husband Harry to her isolated house to announce their marriage is over, after which he crashes his car. Helen is then visited by a man, the exact double ... See full summary »

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... Ellen Grayson
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Alcoholic Ellen Grayson summons her husband Harry to her isolated house to announce their marriage is over, after which he crashes his car. Helen is then visited by a man, the exact double of a much younger Harry, whose account of the love his has for his wife moves her to reconciliation and inadvertently saving her husband's life. Written by don @ minifie-1

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10 May 1960 (USA)  »

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This Is Your Lucky Day
8 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

Summoned to their country home by alcoholic wife Joan Fontaine (as Ellen), silver-haired Warren Beatty (as Harry Grayson) doesn't believe it when she claims to have stopped drinking for good. Moreover, Ms. Fontaine, who has survived affairs and asylums, tells Mr. Beatty she doesn't him need anymore, either. "This is all a lot of female emotionalism," Beatty tells her, "It's probably your hormones or something." Some unspoken event shattered their marriage, but Beatty isn't ready to give up...

Essentially, this is the story of a failed marriage (of seventeen years) which - when the life of one of its members is threatened - slowly reveals its scar. And, while told in the often unbelievable "One Step Beyond" style, everything about the failed marriage is believable. Like the best of these dramatizations (this one by Larry Marcus), you have supernatural forces explainable by variable means. Add to that Fontaine looking for good TV scripts, and Beatty getting deservedly lucky. It equals a highlight for all.

******* The Visitor (5/10/60) Larry Marcus ~ Joan Fontaine, Warren Beatty, John Newland, Charles Webster


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