One Step Beyond (1959–1961)
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Tidalwave 

In 1960 a series of earthquakes activate a tsunami, which heads towards Honolulu. Wheelchair-bound Margaret North, stuck in her house, prays for help and finds it when stone deaf, elderly ... See full summary »

Director:

John Newland

Writers:

Merwin Gerard (creator), Charles Larson | 1 more credit »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Jean Allison ... Margaret North
Dennis Patrick ... Emmett North
Cliff Hall Cliff Hall ... Commander Thomas A. Powers
Ted Knight ... Woodruff
William Swan ... Lenny
William Schallert ... Dick Webb
Bill Quinn ... Captain H.L. Morgan (as William Quinn)
Larry Burrell Larry Burrell ... Radio Announcer
John Newland ... Self - Host
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In 1960 a series of earthquakes activate a tsunami, which heads towards Honolulu. Wheelchair-bound Margaret North, stuck in her house, prays for help and finds it when stone deaf, elderly Thomas Powers, lost on the island, comes to her house as a result of which both are saved. She believes it was no coincidence but a psychic phenomenon. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The actual Margaret North is interviewed at the end of the episode. Her address is listed as 169 East Hind Drive, Honolulu, HI. See more »

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Mayday!
5 July 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

A devastating May 21, 1960 earthquake in Chile causes a tsunami in Hawaii. Desperate island resident Jean Allison (as Margaret North) has polio, and cannot evacuate from her wheelchair; her Naval engineer husband, Dennis Patrick (as Emmett "Em" North), is too far away to assist. Also in danger is hard-of-hearing retiree Cliff Hall (as Thomas "Tom" Powers), who is oblivious to radio warnings and sirens. The two potential victims prove unexplainable events can occur anywhere...

This third season opener is quite good, dramatizing the psychic event with just the right amount of mystery and suspense. It's also nicely performed, by veteran TV series cast members from "Emergency!" (Ms. Allison), "Dark Shadows" (Mr. Patrick), "Johnny Jupiter" (Mr. Hall), "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (Ted Knight) and others. In the epilogue, "One Step Beyond" host John Ireland introduces us to the real Margaret North. She's one of the supernatural series' more convincing psychics.

****** Tidalwave (8/30/60) John Newland ~ Jean Allison, Dennis Patrick, Cliff Hall, Ted Knight


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English

Release Date:

30 August 1960 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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