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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

ONE STEP BEYOND: Twelve Hours To Live

Hosted by John Newland
Guest Stars:  Paul Richards, Jean Allison, Douglas Kennedy, Larrian Gillespie, Lillian Powell
Directed by John Newland
(actor & director credits courtesy

A struggling lawyer walks out on his wife after an argument, and has a terrible accident and finds himself pinned under his car, with no one around to help, but somehow his wife knows he's in danger.

Strong special effects highlight this installment of the series, as Richards' accident during a rainstorm on a crumbling hill is effectively presented, and his plight at the foot of the cliff under a full-size car is very well-staged.  Although Allison does well in the role of the wife with latent psychic talents, her performance is enhanced by editing and sound effects which show us how she can just barely hear what her husband is experiencing.  The result is another fine episode and a fun one to watch.

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