SEASON 1 EPISODE 9.
"The Dead Part of the House"
March 17 1959.
** Spoiler Alert **
SYNOPSIS: A widower with a young daughter moves into a home built in the 1880s with his divorced sister
and the manservant of the previous owners. The young girl, Anne, begins to hear voices upstairs in what has
been called "the dead part of the house". The father feels distant from his daughter, a feeling made worse by
Anne's insistence that her three dolls are talking to her and teaching her things.
COMMENTARY: Can the dead continue to inhabit, or haunt, the very places where they dwelled in life (?)
That is the central question raised by this episode, a tale in which three neglected girls who died from a gas
leak in their bedroom during the 1920s somehow manage to "cross over" into our reality and time . . .
For full episode commentary . . . plus cast credits, series production details,
cultural and television history, and much more . . . see John Kenneth Muir's
"An Analytical Guide to Television's One Step Beyond":