SEASON 2 EPISODE 37. (59)
"House of the Dead"
June 7 1960.
** Spoiler Alert **
SYNOPSIS: In Hong Kong, Lieutenant Harry Fraser proposes to his Chinese girlfriend, Mai Ling, but she
fears that her ethnicity will cause him turmoil in his military career if she marries him and returns to his
home with him. When she disappears without a trace, Fraser seeks the help of an Old Seer, a blind street
prophet who draws a symbol that indicates that Mai Ling has gone to "The House of the Dead".
COMMENTARY: Many One Step Beyond episodes are constructed so tightly and move so quickly that
viewers emerge with a sense of breathlessness. This is one such installment, filled with engaging characters
and built on both a "time limit" and "needle in a haystack" search that foster an intense sense of urgency . . .
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cultural and television history, and much more . . . see John Kenneth Muir's
"An Analytical Guide to Television's One Step Beyond":