What Beckoning Ghost?

Written by Donald S. Sanford, from a story by Harold Lawlor
Directed by Ida Lupino
Starring Judith Evelyn, Tom Helmore, and Adele Mara
Originally aired on September 18, 1961

While at home recuperating from an ailment, a woman begins to have macabre visions about her own funeral.

Ida Lupino was one of the few female directors working in Hollywood during the early days of television. Her ample body of work includes not only several episodes of Thriller but also episodes of genre classics such as The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and Bewitched. Actress Judith Evelyn is probably best known to horror fans for her role as the victimized wife in the campy horror movie The Tingler (1959), and though actor Tom Helmore appears in George Pal's classic sci-fi flick The Time Machine (1960), he is probably better known for playing the insidious (though seemingly innocuous) antagonist in Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958).

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