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Probably thanks to "The Twilight Zone," there were a few of this kind of show around in the '60s and '70s, including the British series "Thriller," which, like this British series, used American actors as the stars.
"Journey to Midnight" is hosted by Sebastian Cabot (I understand Joan Crawford also hosted but was cut out of this edit) and contains two episodes from the show: "Poor Butterfly" and "The Indian Spirit Guide." The first one, "Poor Butterfly" stars Chad Everett and is fairly easy to figure out. A young man is invited to a costume party taking place on an estate, but he doesn't know the host. While there, he meets a woman in a butterfly costume; some of the other guests think he is trying to steal her from her fiancé, who is not present. When he wants to leave, she begs him to take her to London, but she is warned that she can't go.
The second one, "The Indian Spirit Guide" is far superior, with a couple of neat twists. Julie Harris stars as Leona Gillings, a widow anxious to communicate with her late husband as he wanted her to do. She hires a detective Jerry Crown (Tom Adams) whom she has been told by her secretary (his girlfriend) is an expert in routing out fake mediums. At one point, to his girlfriend's surprise and anger, Jerry decides that rather than go for the easy money for a few weeks, it would be better if he married Leona. Then Leona is approached by a medium who says she has a message from her husband.
I basically gave a 7 to this combo because of "The Indian Spirit Guide" because it should really make you gasp at the end. Enjoy.
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