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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Ghost Story' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Ghost Story':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)





March 17, 1972: The New House
W: Richard Matheson   D: John Llewellyn Moxey

With Barbara Parkins (Eileen), David Birney (John), Sam Jaffe (De Witt), Jeanette Nolan (Mrs. Ramsey), Ivor Francis (Priest), Allyn Ann McLerie (Miss Tate).
A young family purchases a house that is standing on a site where an innocent woman was unjustly hanged. The woman's spirit eventually takes over the family's newborn daughter.





September 15, 1972: The Dead We Leave Behind
Season 1, episode 1
W: Robert Specht   D: Paul Stanley

With Jason Robards (Elliot Brent), Jack Kelly (Harrington), Burr Smidt (Jud), John McLiam (Titus Paul), Stella Stevens (Joanna Brent).
A weekly anthology series of contemporary tales of the occult, with emphasis on everyday people into whose lives the bizarre is introduced. Sebastian Cabot hosts in the role of Winston Essex. In the premiere drama, a forest ranger is troubled by the ghosts of his recently murdered wife and her lover.

September 22, 1972: The Concrete Captain
Season 1, episode 2
W: Jimmy Sangster   D: Richard Donner

With Stuart Whitman (Ed Lucas), Gena Rowlands (Kate Lucas), Walter Burke (Daniel), Glenn R. Wilder (Capt. Harker), Eugenia Stewart (Katherine Harker), Lloyd Gough (Doctor).
The ghost of a sea captain buried in a block of concrete a century ago interrupts a honeymoon.

September 29, 1972: At The Cradle Foot
Season 1, episode 3
W: Anthony Lawrence   D: Don McDougall

With James Franciscus (Paul Dover), Jeremy Slate (Raphael Norris), Meg Foster (Julie Barnes), Elizabeth Ashley (Karen Dover), Karl Swenson (Ed Barnes), Judson Pratt (Judge).
A father has strange dreams and visions of his 5-year-old daughter's death many years in the future and tries to prevent the birth of her killer.

October 6, 1972: Bad Connection
Season 1, episode 4
W: John McGreevey   D: Walter Doniger

With Karen Black (Barbara Sanders), Michael Tolan (Keith Newton), Kaz Garas (Phil Briggs), James A. Watson Jr. (Sgt. Appleton), Skip Homeier (Steve), Med Flory (Ed Talbot), Florida Friebus (Mrs. Prescott), Sandra Deel (Angie), Ellen Geer (Marian), Curt Conway (Mr. Prescott).
A telephone operator is pursued by the voice and an apparition of her killed-in-action husband when she plans to remarry.

October 13, 1972: The Summer House
Season 1, episode 5
W: Seeleg Lester   D: Leo Penn

With Carolyn Jones (Martha Alcott), Steve Forrest (Andrew Alcott), William Windom (Charlie Pender), Darlene Conley (Ruth Jerrold), Regis Toomey (Sam Streeter), Harvey Fisher (Plumber), Wayne Heffley (Postman), Robert Mandan (Walter Jerrold).
A dead husband is one thing, but keeping him dead is another as a wife discovers when she arrives at a summer place which hates her.

October 27, 1972: Alter-Ego
Season 1, episode 6
W: D.C. Fontana, Stanley Ellin   D: David Lowell Rich

With Helen Hayes (Miss Gilden), Michael-James Wixted (Robert Cameron), Collin Wilcox (Molly Cameron), Charles Aidman (Jack Cameron), Geoffrey Horne (Mr. Harkness), Janet MacLachlan (Mrs. Dillon), Phyllis Love (Joan Howard), Gene Andrusco (Davey).
A wheelchair victim creates an imaginary playmate who becomes the evil side of his personaility.

November 3, 1972: Half A Death
Season 1, episode 7
W: Henry Slesar   D: Leslie H. Martinson

With Andrew Duggan (Jeremy), Tod Andrews (Andrew Burgess), Stephen Brooks (Ethan), Pamela Franklin (Christine/Lisa Burgess), Signe Hasso (Mrs. Eliscu), Eleanor Parker (Paula Burgess), Taylor Lacher (Charlie Eliscu).
A mysterious bond between identical twins reaches back from the grave to torture the surviving twin daughter and her mother.

November 10, 1972: House Of Evil
Season 1, episode 8
W: Robert Bloch   D: Daryl Duke

With Melvyn Douglas (Grandpa), Joan Hotchkis (Fran), Jodie Foster (Judy), Mildred Dunnock (Mrs. Rule), Richard Mulligan (Tom), Alan Fudge (Dr. Parker), Brad Savage (Kevin).
A grandfather brings his granddaughter a strange gift which gives her the power of life and death over those around her.

November 24, 1972: Cry Of The Cat
Season 1, episode 9
W: Billy Goldenberg, William Best   D: Walter Doniger

With Doug McClure (Dan Hollis), Lauri Peters (Mariah Hollis), Mariette Hartley (Sheila Conway), Jackie Cooper (Dumpy Doyle), Don 'Red' Barry (Cowboy), Richard Benedict (Mr. Parker), Clint Ritchie (Cowboy).
A rodeo performer who suffers a series of injuries learns that a cougar has been spotted following the troupe and killing off the animals responsible for his plight.

December 1, 1972: Elegy For A Vampire
Season 1, episode 10
W: Mark Weingart, Elizabeth Walter   D: Don McDougall

With Hal Linden (Prof. David Wells), Mike Farrell (Frank Simmons), Arthur O'Connell (Chief Owen Huston), Marlyn Mason (Laura Benton), John Milford (Lt. Thorpe), Sheila Larken (Marne Simmons).
A college professor discovers he's become a vampire and when he can no longer fulfill his need for blood plasma he turns to a ready supply -- coeds.

December 8, 1972: Touch Of Madness
Season 1, episode 11
W: Halsted Welles   D: Robert Day

With Lynn Loring (Janet Wolcott), Jan Clayton (Mother), Stacy Harris (James Dillon), Geraldine Page (Aunt Hattie), Rip Torn (Uncle Jonathan), Michael Bell (Harry Collins).
A woman promises her dying mother she'll return to the old homestead to live with her aunt and uncle. But the place seems to have a mind of its own and voices from the past force her to witness a past tragedy.

December 15, 1972: Creatures Of The Canyon
Season 1, episode 12
W: Del Reisman   D: Walter Doniger

With John Ireland (Arthur Mundy), Angie Dickinson (Carol Finney), Robert Donner (Ralph), Mary Murphy (Maggie Mundy), Madlyn Rhue (Georgia Strauss).
Two sisters are troubled by a dog which turns vicious after its master dies. When the animal is poisoned, the people in charge blame the sisters.

December 22, 1972: Time Of Terror
Season 1, episode 13
W: Jimmy Sangster   D: Robert Day

With Patricia Neal (Ellen Alexander), Craig Stevens (Brett), Elliott Montgomery (Harry Alexander), Alice Ghostley (Betty Carter), Douglas Henderson (George Carter).
After a woman's husband vanishes from a hotel, the assistant manager tries to convince her that he checked out.





January 5, 1973: Death's Head
Season 2, episode 1
W: Rick Blum   D: James Neilson

With Gene Nelson (Steve), Rory Calhoun (Larry), Janet Leigh (Carol), Madeleine Holmes (Old Gypsy), Ayn Ruymen (Young Gypsy), Joshua Bryant (Doctor), Doreen Lang (Mrs. Norman).
A woman slips a mysterious poison into her husband's drink because she loves his law partner.

January 12, 1973: Dark Vengeance
Season 2, episode 2
W: Peter L. Dixon   D: Herschel Daugherty

With Martin Sheen (Frank), Kim Darby (Cindy), Shelly Novack (Art).
A mysterious box unearthed during an excavation turns into a virtual Pandora'a box when a small wooden horse found inside opens a bizarre door to the past.

January 19, 1973: Earth, Air, Fire And Water
Season 2, episode 3
W: Harlan Ellison, D.C. Fontana   D: Alexander Singer

With Tim McIntire (Jake Freeman), Frank Converse (Sam Richards), Joan Blackman (Ellen Parrish), Scott Marlowe (Paul Cepeda), Brooke Bundy (Holly McCory), Dabbs Greer (Harry Bell), Oliver Clarke (Marks), Tyne Daly (Anna Freeman).
The modern and ancient worlds meet when a group of young people, trying to convert an old warehouse into an arts and crafts market, discover an ancient trunk which conceals an evil influence dating back thousands of years.

January 26, 1973: Doorway To Death
Season 2, episode 4
W: Jimmy Sangster   D: Daryl Duke

With Barry Nelson (Jim Carter), Susan Dey (Peggy), Leif Garrett (Robert), Dawn Lyn (Jane), Henry Jones (Truthers).
A mysterious upstairs door opens a bizarre world for young twins who, unwittingly, loose an ex-murderer's ghost into their new home.

February 2, 1973: Legion Of Demons
Season 2, episode 5
W: Anthony Lawrence   D: Paul Stanley

With Neva Patterson (Mary), James Luisi (Rick), Shirley Knight (Beth Daniels), Kathryn Hays (Janet), Bridget Hanley (Dana), John Ventantonio (Al Gordon), Jon Cypher (Keith), Paul Carr (Bill Johnson).
A secretary from a small town who joins her more experienced friend in the city is baffled by the office "club" and the witch-like happenings behind the closed door.

February 16, 1973: The Graveyard Shift
Season 2, episode 6
W: Mann Rubin   D: Don McDougall

With Patty Duke (Linda Colby), John Astin (Fred Colby), Paul Picerni (Dr. Richardson), Don 'Red' Barry (Charlie Durham), Royce Wallace (Nurse), Douglas Henderson (Jack Willis), Joe Renteria (Johnny Horne), I. Stanford Jolley (Wolfman).
The unborn child of a woman appears to be threatened by ghosts from an old horror picture studio.

February 23, 1973: Spare Parts
Season 2, episode 7
W: Jimmy Sangster, Seeleg Lester, Paul Mason   D: Charles S. Dubin

With Rick Lenz (Dr. Steven Crosley), Meg Foster (Penny Wiseman), Lee Kroeger (Nurse Mary Starman), Barbara Stuart (Nurse Georgia Grant), Don Knight (Dr. Phillip Pritchard), Susan Oliver (Ellen Pritchard), Alex Rocco (Joseph Moretti), Larry J. Blake (Mr. Mobley), Christopher Connelly (Chuck).
A transplant specialist dies prematurely but provides that his work continue by donating his eyes, hands and voice to three patients.

March 23, 1973: The Ghost Of Potter's Field
Season 2, episode 8
W: Bill S. Ballinger   D: Don McDougall

With Gary Conway (John Walsh), Louise Sorel (Nisa King), Tab Hunter (Bob Herrick), Phillip Pine (Dolf Ellis), Myron Healey (Detective Maloney), Pat Harrington Jr. (Mark Riceman), William Boyett (Foreman), Robert Mandan (Ted Murray), Paul Winchell (Carlson).
A magazine writer goes to potter's field to research a story and is then plagued by a ghostly likeness that attempts to take over his body and personality.

March 30, 1973: The Phantom Of Herald Square
Season 2, episode 9
W: Seeleg Lester, Jimmy Sangster, Ed DeBlasio   D: James Harmon Brown

With Murray Matheson (Mathews), Victor Jory (Old Man), Sheila Larken (Holly), David Soul (James), Meg Wyllie (Old Woman).
An art student falls in love with a strange man who lives by day and disappears at night in a Faustian mystery in which romance balks at an eternal contract. (Last show of the series.)


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