Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

OVERLOOKED TELEVISION: THE NIGHT OF APRIL 14

"The Night of April 14" was the second offering from Alcoa Presents:  One Step Beyond, the classic supernatural anthology series featuring John Newland as the host.  Directed by Newland and written by Collier Young, this episode features Barbara Lord, who was active in episodic television from 1957 to 1961, as Grace Montgomery, an Englishwoman who is having vivid dreams of drowning.  A pre-John Steed Patrick McNee plays her fianc√©, Eric Farley.  Look closely and you'll see actor/mystery author Alan Caillou as a ship's steward.

The plot is straight forward and -- by today's standards -- a bit hackneyed.  (If  foreshadowing were a heavy weight, this episode would have sunk deep into the ground.)  Still the acting is not too bad.  See if you agree.

From January 27, 1959:

https://archive.org/details/OSBS01E02NightOfApril14

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