Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond is an American anthology series created by Merwin Gerard. The original series ran for three seasons on ABC from January 1959 to July 1961.
As a tidal wave approaches the Hawaiian Islands, the wheelchair-bound wife of a Naval engineer desperately tries to find someone to help her evacuate the doomed area. Nothing can save the poor young women â€“ accept perhaps the strange and illusive phenomenon known as . . . telepathy.
In the midst of an adulterous relationship, a successful business man and his mistress are driving home one night when they accidentally cause the death of young bicyclists on a lonely road. They desperately try to cover up the tragedy . . . but the dead man has other ideas . . .
The Merry Widow?
These were the swift to harry...
Her brother dies, and she is blamed, so she departs.
A woman believes she has the power to cause death by wishing it, and is placed under a psychiatrist's care.
...is to cure the suspense; a woman envisions her husband transformed.
Just before he falls asleep, a man is suddenly aware that there is another life that seems to be in direct conflict with his own. He is astounded to discover that he has stumbled upon what seems to be a parallel universe--one in which he also exists. but in not quite the same way he does in this one.
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard Are sweeter. Keats
But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep. Frost
An expectant mother envisions a plane crash with startling clarity.
Stones fall on Chico, California; a man goes to Washington, D.C with effervescent tablets that turn water into fuel for automobiles.
A romance of past and present.
A wife is notified that her husband, a Marine, has been lost at sea. However, she refuses to believe that he is dead and knows that he will return to her. Soon afterwards she is walking alone through a park when a would-be mugger approaches her, but he is scared off by the sudden appearance of what looks to be some sort of spirit.
A Confederate soldier lost behind Union lines is framed for spying. His dog saves him even after death.
A former heavyweight champion appears to save a boxing match during the blitz.
A reporter makes a find in the Yukon.
Andrija Puharich's expedition in search of the sacred mushroom, with the help of a brujo, and ESP tests before and after.
Neither shadow of turning.
In Mexico, an escaped convict hides out in a monastery. Unfortunately, it is on the night when the ghost of an Aztec warrior is said to roam the halls. When a murder is discovered later that night, he must prove that he not only didn't commit the murder, but that it was in fact committed by the ghostly warrior.
General Washington doubts, but is saved.
In a disaster, he comforts the survivors, and afterward is found to have died in prison some time before.
Its long arm finally resolves an eyewitness and an alibi.
Persistence of evil vision.
A Londoner hears a child crying for help.
On HMS Hood, ""England expects every man will do his duty.""
The prosecution rests badly after an innocent man gets it.
How the past determines the future.
The survivor of a concentration camp receives a visit from a German officer who is dead.
Flores, flores para los muertos.
An army officer is acquitted of a murder he insists he committed.
A room with a view.
While walking across a fog-covered London Bridge one night, a struggling writer falls in love with a beautiful woman he meets there. Howewver, she isn't quite what she seems to be, and he stands a good chance of succumbing--literally--to her charms.
A stringent governess finds her charge cultivating an imaginary pet.
Paul Roland keeps painting the image of a woman from his nightmares to the dismay of his fiancee. Six days before their wedding he is compelled to drive with her to Cornwall for a vacation, at the encouragement of his friend Geoffrey, with him stopping abruptly at the door of one cottage within which a woman dwells, one who has grieved the loss of her own fiance lost in the World War of '16, two days before their wedding was to have been. Apparently, Paul is his reincarnation since he was born when her fiance died as Paul instantly understands when he spies his likeness in that photograph on the mantle, the engagement picture. Now closure seems to happen for them all.
A reportorial account of a distant disaster. Assez vu, assez connu.