Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond

One Step BeyondAlcoa Presents: One Step Beyond was created by Merwin Gerard. The television series ran for three seasons, from January 20, 1959 to July 4, 1961.

The show was hosted John Newland and presented tales of the supernatural, that were, it claimed based on fact.

Many actors heading on their way to stardom appeared, including Warren Beatty, Charles Bronson, Christopher Lee and Elizabeth Montgomery.


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Episode Listing

Season 1 Episode 2 - Night Of April 14thAn Englishwoman has nightmarish dreams of drowning at sea. Her fiance announces that he has organized the honeymoon destination, New York. The ship they will be sailing on is called, the Titanic. Originally released: 27 January 1959. Runtime: 25:57.
Season 1 Episode 4 - The Dark RoomA woman photographer is on assignment in France. When she starts working with a male model, her life takes a dreadful and potentially deadly turn for the worse. Originally released: 10 February 1959. Runtime: 24:51.
Season 1 Episode 7 - The DreamSet in 1940, Britain is bracing itself for a Nazi invasion. A married couple, who are separated due to wartime work, both dream that other is in danger. They each set out to find the truth. Originally released: 3 March 1959. Runtime: 24:46.
Season 1 Episode 9 - The Dead Part Of The HouseA young child moves into a new house, along with her father and her aunt. She soon becomes friendly with the ghosts of three girls. The adults think her new friends are in fact her dolls. Originally released: 17 March 1959. Runtime: 25:11.
Season 1 Episode 10 - The VisionSet in World War I, a battle is raging, when suddenly a group of French soldiers desert the battlefield. The account each gives during their court-martial seem too fantastical to be true. Originally released: 24 March 1959. Runtime: 24:58.
Season 1 Episode 11 - The Devil's LaughterJohn Marriott, a condemned prisoner, tells his jailers and the executioner, that after the first failed attempt to execute him, he saw how he would die and that it would not be on the gallows. Originally released: 31 March 1959. Runtime: 24:51.
Season 1 Episode 12 - The Return Of Mitchell CompionMitchell Campion is visiting a Mediterranean island, but the locals refuse to believe that he is not someone they recognize from the past, who has returned after many years away. Originally released: 7 April 1959. Runtime: 25:02.
Season 1 Episode 14 - The SecretA young woman trapped in a loveless marriage invents herself an imaginary lover. Soon, she begins to suspect he might actually be real. How can this be? Originally released: 21 April 1959. Runtime: 24:42.
Season 1 Episode 15 - The AerialistAfter an argument between two trapeze artists, one of them is left paralyzed. The other is filled with remorse and guilt, until the supernatural plays its hand. Originally released: 28 April 1959. Runtime: 24:25.
Season 1 Episode 19 - The Captain's GuestsA home in New England is haunted by the ghost of a 19th century sea captain. He wreaks havoc on a couple's lives after taking control of the husband's mind. Originally released: 26 May 1959. Runtime: 25:25.
Season 1 Episode 20 - EchoPaul Martin may well have been found innocent of his wife's murder, but many believe that he is guilty. After moving to the country, he is confronted by his dead wife's brother. Originally released: 2 June 1959. Runtime: 25:20.
Season 1 Episode 21 - Front RunnerAt the racetrack, two jockeys are vying for the top spot. One of them may well gain the upper hand, courtesy of the supernatural. Originally released: 9 June 1959. Runtime: 25:22.
Season 2 Episode 1 - DelusionA young girl with a rare blood group is dying, but a man who could help save her life by donating his blood refuses. He believes that he will be haunted by the supernatural if he does. Originally released: 15 September 1959. Runtime: 24:56.
Season 2 Episode 2 - Ordeal On Locust StreetTo outsiders they appear just a normal family, but the truth is they hide a dreadful secret. Will the hypnotist really be able to help them, as he claims he can? Originally released: 22 September 1959. Runtime: 25:25.
Season 2 Episode 3 - BrainwaveSet during World War II, Captain Fielding has been critically injured. His only hope is a hospital corpsman and a doctor on another ship at the end of the radio. Originally released: 6 October 1959. Runtime: 25:50.
Season 2 Episode 4 - DoomsdaySet many years ago, in England, the tale is of a curse made by a condemned woman, that the oldest son of every generation to come of the local Earl will die before the father. Originally released: 13 October 1959. Runtime: 25:31.
Season 2 Episode 6 - The InheritanceA rich woman taunts her gigolo boyfriend and bullies her maid. A diamond necklace, that is possessed by demons, will extract a terrible revenge. Originally released: October 1959. Runtime: 25:30.
Season 2 Episode 7 - The Open WindowAnthony March, an artist looks out of his open window and sees a young woman attempting suicide. When he and the hotel manager rush to save her, they find her apartment completely empty. Originally released: 3 November 1959. Runtime: 25:27.
Season 2 Episode 8 - Message From ClaraA student, who is taking night classes, falls in love with his teacher. It is not long, however, before he begins to suspect his dead ex-girlfriend is talking to him via the teacher. Originally released: 10 November 1959. Runtime: 24:44.
Season 2 Episode 9 - Forked LightningTwo complete strangers discover that their lives are somehow joined, by some psychic connection. This could prove fatal for both of them. Originally released: 17 November 1959. Runtime: 25:01.
Season 2 Episode 11 - Dead RingerA newlywed bride, claims that her twin sister is the one responsible for a string of fires that have occurred in orphanages. But her husband discovers her sister is in fact dead. Originally released: 1 December 1959. Runtime: 24:49.
Season 2 Episode 14 - Make Me Not A WitchA girl living on a farm tells her parents that she can read minds. The local priest believes that this gift can help save the lives of two young people. Originally released: 22 December 1959. Runtime: 24:50.
Season 2 Episode 15 - The HandIn a fit of jealousy a pianist kills a beautiful young woman. He soon discovers, that no matter what he does, he cannot clean her blood from his hands. Originally released: 28 December 1959. Runtime: 24:49.
Season 2 Episode 16 - The Justice TreeA murderer is on the run. After escaping a car accident, he comes to the home of a widow and her son. Outside an Oak tree, that has been dead for seventy years, comes back to life. Originally released: 5 January 1960. Runtime: 25:02.
Season 2 Episode 17 - EarthquakeSet in San Francisco, the year is 1906. The great opera singer Enrico Caruso is to perform. A bellboy who has premonitions of disaster will not be believed. Originally released: 12 January 1960. Runtime: 24:52.
Season 2 Episode 20 - Who Are You?Laurie Warren's life is threatened by scarlet fever, but she suddenly makes a miraculous recovery. How can this be? Originally released: 2 February 1960. Runtime: 22:22.
Season 2 Episode 23 - Vanishing PointThe Graham's are having marital problems and rent an old house in an attempt to sort things out. When Mrs Graham goes missing, the police accuse her husband of her murder. Originally released: 23 February 1960. Runtime: 25:00.
Season 2 Episode 26 - The ExplorerA group of archaeologists have become lost in the desert, when a young explorer comes to their rescue. Later it is discovered that the man was not who he claimed to be. Originally released: 15 March 1960. Runtime: 24:37.
Season 2 Episode 27 - The ClownA murderer, wracked with guilt and remorse, sees in the mirror a clown, slowly getting closer preparing to strangle him. Originally released: 22 March 1960. Runtime: 25:31.
Season 2 Episode 28 - I Saw You TomorrowWhen arriving at a mansion a man has a vision of a woman being murdered. Even scarier is later when the same woman appears as another guest. Originally released: 5 April 1960. Runtime: 25:26.
Season 2 Episode 30 - The Peter Hurkos Story Part 1Set during World War II, Peter Hurkos, is a resistance fighter who awakens from a coma. He soon finds that he has developed psychic powers. (Part 1). Originally released: 19 April 1960. Runtime: 25:35.
Season 2 Episode 31 - The Peter Hurkos Story Part 2Set during World War II, Peter Hurkos, is a resistance fighter who awakens from a coma. He soon finds that he has developed psychic powers. (Part 2). Originally released: 26 April 1960. Runtime: 25:30.
Season 2 Episode 32 - DeliaA world-weary man meets the girl of his dreams on a tropical island. His life takes a downward turn when she disappears and he believes that the supernatural is involved. Originally released: 3 May 1960. Runtime: 25:00.
Season 2 Episode 33 - The VisitorEllen and Harry Grayson have had a stormy marriage, but things have got to breaking point. Harry Grayson drives away from their mountain cabin vowing never to return. Originally released: 10 May 1960. Runtime: 22:32.
Season 2 Episode 34 - GypsyA convict on the run meets a mysterious gypsy. The gypsy persuades the man that he should return to prison. Maybe the gypsy knows something of the supernatural. Originally released: 17 May 1960. Runtime: 24:50.
Season 3 Episode 1 - Tidal WaveMrs. Margaret North is confined to a wheel chair. Outside a tidal wave is crashing towards her house and no one can hear her cries for help. Miraculously, Thomas Powers, a former Navy officer appears. Originally released: 30 August 1960. Runtime: 25:07.
Season 3 Episode 2 - Anniversary Of A MurderA businessman driving back from his mistress hits and kills a young boy. Thinking that no one has seen him he drives away. Whose voice is it that starts appearing on his dictaphone? Originally released: 27 September 1960. Runtime: 25:26.
Season 3 Episode 6 - Moment Of HateKaren Wadsworth is a successful businesswoman, but she has a darker side. She believes she can make her thoughts become reality, even as far as killing. Originally released: 25 October 1960. Runtime: 25:02.
Season 3 Episode 7 - To Know The EndEmily MacDougall lives in England during the war. When she starts having visions of death and destruction, she doesn't realize how ominous they really are. Originally released: 1 November 1960. Runtime: 25:28.
Season 3 Episode 8 - The TrapJust before falling asleep a man becomes aware of himself in another life. However, things are not quite the same in this parallel universe. Originally released: 15 November 1960. Runtime: 24:50.
Season 3 Episode 11 - Tonight At 12:17Laura Perkins is pregnant. Not only has she the usual symptoms of pregnancy, she also discovers that she has developed psychic powers. How will she use this new found gift? Originally released: 6 December 1960. Runtime: 24:51.
Season 3 Episode 12 - Where Are TheyStrange phenomena abound. In 1917, a stranger demonstrates a fuel made just from water. He then vanishes. In 1922 Chico a small town in California is rained on by rocks from a clear sky. What are the links? Originally released: 13 December 1960. Runtime: 24:57.
Season 3 Episode 13 - Legacy Of LoveA small town draws Marianne Darelle into it like a magnet. She does not know why, but soon meets another who has a similar experience. What is this force? Originally released: 20 December 1960. Runtime: 25:04.
Season 3 Episode 15 - The ExecutionerConfederate soldier Jess Bradley and his dog are captured by the Union. The killing of Jess's dog unleashes supernatural forces, bent on revenge. Originally released: 3 January 1961. Runtime: 24:52.
Season 3 Episode 17 - Dead Man's TaleNewspaperman Phillip Werris and his wife check into a rundown hotel. There they discover a manual about gold prospecting that inspires Phillip to write a short story. Originally released: 17 January 1961. Runtime: 24:59.
Season 3 Episode 20 - Person UnknownSet in Mexico, an escaped prisoner is hiding in a monastery. After a murder is committed, he has to prove that he was not the perpetrator, but it was in fact the ghost of an Aztec warrior. Originally released: 7 February 1961. Runtime: 25:18.
Season 3 Episode 21 - Night Of DecisionGeneral George Washington has visions telling him that the revolution will be successful. They also say that later, after his death, there will be a violent civil war. He is powerless to stop it. Originally released: 21 February 1961. Runtime: 25:17.

Links

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