'Way Out (1961)
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I Heard You Calling Me 

A woman who is about to run off with a married man receives threatening phone calls in her hotel room.

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Daniel Petrie
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Episode cast overview:
Constance Ford ... Freda Mansfield
Anthony Dawson ... George Frobisher
Angela Thornton Angela Thornton ... Rose Thorn (voice)
George Turner George Turner ... Mr. Burnly
Jean Cameron Jean Cameron ... The Operator
Neil Fitzgerald Neil Fitzgerald ... The Doctor
Roald Dahl ... Himself - Host
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While a pretty blonde waits for a phone call from her lover to tell her where to meet and pickup plane tickets to America, she begins to receive threatening phone calls from a woman who tells her that she will not be allowed to break up her lover's marriage. The hotel's phone operator insists that these calls were not placed through her switchboard. Written by David Bassler

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1961 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A bit claustrophobic but creepy.
2 September 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Back in 1961, CBS used "Way Out" as a lead-in to "The Twilight Zone". Either it got horrible ratings or someone at the network didn't get the weird trippy style, but it was canceled after only a little more than a dozen episodes. This is a darn shame, as the episodes I've seen (which are available for free download at archive.org) are pretty good. They are introduced in a WEIRD manner by Roald Dahl that you just have to see for yourself. Perhaps Dahl's bizarre intros were too much for 1961--they did come off as a bit psychotic (seriously), but I liked that! While there are some other actors in "I Heard You Calling Me", 90% of it is performed by Constance Ford--and all within the confines of a single hotel room. So, it is a bit claustrophobic...but still well worth your time. It begins with Ford calling her lover and discussing their running off together. However, soon after, she begins receiving strange phone calls--calls by someone that KNOWS of their affair and is going to put a stop to it. I could say a lot more about it but don't want to spoil it. My only misgivings about the episode is that while I liked the ending, it did seem a bit ridiculous when you think about it. Still, excellent acting and a great creepy factor make this well worth your time.


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