One Step Beyond

Season 1 Episode 14

The Secret

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Apr 21, 1959 on ABC
out of 10
User Rating
10 votes

By Users

Episode Summary

An unhappy woman is befriended by a man who lived and died long before she was born.

Watch Full Episode

Who was the Episode MVP ?

No results found.
No results found.
No results found.
    Robert Douglas

    Robert Douglas

    Harrison Ackroyd

    Guest Star

    Maria Palmer

    Maria Palmer

    Sylvia Ackroyd

    Guest Star

    Albert Carrier

    Albert Carrier


    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

    • QUOTES (2)

      • John Newland: (opening dialogue) Where is Sylvia Ackroyd? Many have asked that question, her husband, her friends, the police, especially the police. I'm not the first nor will I be the last to visit this room. It's Sylvia's room, now become one of the world's most celebrated bed chambers, thanks to Scotland Yard's highly trained clue seekers. They began as they usually do with personal effects, with these dresses all knit by hand, lonely hands. The hands of a woman who had nothing else to do. Where's Sylvia now? Dead? Not exactly, well not officially. That morning the fourth of April was an important day, it was her birthday, her fortieth birthday.

      • Sylvia: Do you know what an Ouija board is?
        Harrison: Ouija board? What are you talking about?
        Sylvia: You remember, when Pierce Darcy was captured and we couldn't get any messages across anymore. Well Madame Soulon had read a book on telepathy, it seemed far fetched but we were desperate enough to try anything. The nights were long anyway so somewhere she found an Ouija board. You've seen them you put your hands on them and they write messages, it didn't work for the purposes we wanted but we did make a friend.
        Harrison: Go on Sylvia, go on.
        Sylvia: Before God, I'm telling you the truth, at first the writings were for meaningless but slowly there was sense and Jeremy.
        Harrison: Jeremy?
        Sylvia: He was a soldier who fought for France in 1870. I know this sounds unbelievable but I've checked it in every book in the library, everything he told us it's all there. His name, his regiment, where he fought. I swear!
        Harrison: Go on Sylvia, go on.
        Sylvia: We began to depend on Jeremy very much. He used to tell us where we could find refuge from the Germans, he warned us before the Gestapo made searches, best of all he made us laugh. That's my lover a man whose dead eighty years.

    • NOTES (1)

      • The first historical mention of something resembling a Ouija board is found in China around 1200 B.C., a divination method known as fuji planchette writing. Other sources claim that according to a French historical account of the philosopher Pythagoras, in 540 B.C.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)