Twentieth Century TV

Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond

Series aired 1959 - 1961
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Season 1, Episode 1
January 20, 1959
A newly married woman begins to predict features of an area she's never seen before.
Season 1, Episode 2
January 27, 1959
A woman has a nightmare about drowning in the ocean. Then her fiancee announces that he's booked passage on the Titanic for their honeymoon trip.
Season 1, Episode 4
February 10, 1959
A female photographer is nearly strangled to death by a man she's never seen before.
Season 1, Episode 7
March 3, 1959
A man and his estranged wife have the same eerie dream.
Season 1, Episode 9
March 17, 1959
After moving into a new house, a child discovers a sealed off nursery and three dolls.
Season 1, Episode 10
March 24, 1959
During World War I, three French soldiers throw down their weapons and walk serenely away from their trench. Charged with desertion, they tell their defense counsel that a vision prompted their actions.
Season 1, Episode 11
March 31, 1959
The authorities are having extreme difficulties with a convicted killer named John Marriott. They can't seem to execute him.
Season 1, Episode 12
April 7, 1959
When Mitchell Campion pays a visit to a small Caribbean island he discovers that nearly everyone seems to know him. Only one problem--he's never been there before.
Season 1, Episode 14
April 21, 1959
An unhappy and lonely woman is befriended by a man who lived and died long before she was born.
Season 1, Episode 15
April 28, 1959
A father and son aerial team quarrel right before a performance. When the father is injured in a serious accident the guilt stricken son thinks of suicide but some mysterious force prevents it.
Season 1, Episode 19
May 26, 1959
A newlywed couple rents a quaint old cottage unaware that it's haunted by the ghost of a dead sea captain.
Season 1, Episode 20
June 2, 1959
A man looks in a mirror and sees himself commit the crime for which he was just acquitted.
Season 1, Episode 21
June 9, 1959
Jockey Sam Barry is out for revenge against a rival who wrecked his career.
Season 1, Episode 22
June 16, 1959
On a train in India, a man suddenly becomes irate when a man carrying a rooster enters his compartment.
Season 2, Episode 1
September 15, 1959
A man with a rare blood type donates it to save a young girl's life. Later, he has visions about her death and becomes obssessed with protecting the girl.
Season 2, Episode 2
September 22, 1959
In Victorian England, a discredited doctor tries to use a powerful hypnotic technique to physically transform a young man who was born part human and part aquatic creature.
Season 2, Episode 3
October 6, 1959
During World War II, an alcoholic pharmacist's mate must operate on the injured captain of his ship while getting instructions over the radio from the chief medical officer of a nearby ship. But for the operation succeed it might take something more than radio instructions.
Season 2, Episode 4
October 13, 1959
A 16th century Scottish earl has his son's lover executed for being a witch, but before she dies she places a curse on his family.
Season 2, Episode 6
October 27, 1959
A wealthy but cruel woman unknowingly owns a cursed necklace which later inflicts a horrible punishment upon her.
Season 2, Episode 7
November 3, 1959
An artist witnesses an attempted suicide by a young woman in an adjacent building. When he rushes there to save her, he discovers that the apartment is empty.
Season 2, Episode 8
November 10, 1959
An English instructor teaching immigrants the language finds herself writing on the blackboard in a language she does not understand. The writing turns out to be a warning against one of her students.
Season 2, Episode 9
November 17, 1959
Two visions of death: a banker's wife sees her husband's death while a machinist sees his own.
Season 2, Episode 11
December 1, 1959
A turn of the century newlywed claims that her evil twin sister is responsible for a series of fires set in orphanages. Investigating the claim, it's discovered that the sister died years ago in a fire at the orphanage where the sisters lived.
Season 2, Episode 14
December 22, 1959
A young farm girl acquires the ability to read people's minds. This gift proves instrumental in the rescue of two young children.
Season 2, Episode 15
December 29, 1959
In New Orleans, a murder committed by a piano player.
Season 2, Episode 16
January 5, 1960
A condemned murderer manages to escape the gallows and take refuge in a ghost town.
Season 2, Episode 17
January 12, 1960
In 1906 San Francisco, a bellhop has premonitions of a great earthquake but nobody believes him.
Season 2, Episode 20
February 2, 1960
A girl who recovers from a near fatal illness swaps personalities with another girl who died a short time before.
Season 2, Episode 21
February 9, 1960
President Abraham Lincoln dreams that he is dead. Then, on the following evening, he takes that infamous trip to Ford's Theater.
Season 2, Episode 22
February 16, 1960
In Vienna, some sort of spirit appears determined to keep a shy youth from winning the heart of a waitress.
Season 2, Episode 23
February 23, 1960
After a woman mysteriously vanishes, her husband asks the police to help him find her. But they accuse him of murdering her.
Season 2, Episode 26
March 15, 1960
Three explorers, who are lost in the desert and running low on supplies, suddenly meet up with a man who offers to lead them back to civilization.
Season 2, Episode 27
March 22, 1960
A mute circus clown befriends a woman trapped in an abusive marriage but this friendship is no laughing matter to the husband.
Season 2, Episode 28
April 5, 1960
A man is seen beating a woman to death. Minutes later, they appear at a dinner party unscarred and uninjured.
Season 2, Episode 30
April 19, 1960
In Amsterdam during World War II, Peter Hurkos falls 30 feet off the roof of a building. When he awakens in a hospital, he discovers that he has psychic powers. Later, after the war is finished, Hurkos embarks upon a career in show business.
Season 2, Episode 31
April 26, 1960
After years in show biz as a psychic act, Peter Hurkos is called upon by the police to help solve a brutal murder.
Season 2, Episode 32
May 3, 1960
Vacationing at a tropical resort, a lonely man spends an enchanting evening with a sweet young thing but the next day she is gone and the other resort guests insist that he spent the evening alone.
Season 2, Episode 33
May 10, 1960
Harry and Ellen Grayson are a couple who can't seem to stop bickering. One night, Harry drives away from their mountain cabin vowing never to return. But things don't always go as planned.
Season 2, Episode 34
May 17, 1960
A young convict tries to get in on an impending prison break.
Season 2, Episode 39
June 21, 1960
A dead artist's fame rests on one painting that was unfinished when he passed away but is now complete.
Season 3, Episode 1
August 30, 1960
A wheelchair bound woman is forced to turn to telepathy to save her from an approaching tidal wave.
Season 3, Episode 2
September 27, 1960
An adulterous couple is haunted by the ghost of a cyclist they accidentally ran over and killed.
Season 3, Episode 6
October 25, 1960
A woman believes she has the power to cause death merely by wishing it.
Season 3, Episode 7
November 1, 1960
An English girl, on vacation in France with her American friend, has a vision of a soldier's death.
Season 3, Episode 8
November 15, 1960
A man suddenly begins to babble on and on about people he doesn't even know.
Season 3, Episode 11
December 6, 1960
A pregnant woman starts getting haunted by premonitions of a plane crash.
Season 3, Episode 12
December 13, 1960
It's raining rocks in Chico, California and a stranger claims he can make it continue.
Season 3, Episode 13
December 20, 1960
A woman boards a bus headed for a seaside resort town but it arrives in another town.
Season 3, Episode 15
January 3, 1961
A Union officer decides to make an example out of a lost Confederate soldier who stumbled into a Union camp.
Season 3, Episode 16
January 10, 1961
A boxer decides to continue his career in London during the Blitz in 1940.
Season 3, Episode 17
January 17, 1961
A former newsman, now living in poverty, finds he writes his best stories when he's asleep.
Season 3, Episode 20
February 7, 1961
A political refugee doctor takes asylum in a convent thought to be haunted.
Season 3, Episode 21
February 21, 1961
The Continental Army is camped at Valley Forge for winter quarters in freezing temperatures and George Washington is deciding whether or not to surrender to the British.

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