La Strega

Written by Alan Caillou
Directed by Ida Lupino
Starring Ursula Andress, Jeanette Nolan, and Alejandro Rey
Originally aired on January 15, 1962

When a young woman and her penniless lover defy the demands of the young woman's grandmother, the old crone torments the pair via the use of witchcraft.

Ida Lupino, one of the few female directors during the early days of television, also directed for genre shows such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Bewitched. Jeanette Nolan had numerous roles on shows such as The Twilight Zone and Night Gallery, and Alejandro Rey—best known for playing Carlos Ramirez on TV's The Flying Nun—also appeaared on series such as Night Gallery and in TV films such as Satan's Triangle (1975). And of course, sexy Ursula Andress will be forever remembered for establishing the "Bond Girl" tradition with her bikini-clad entrance in the James Bond flick Dr. No (1962).

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