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Journey to Midnight (1968)

Consists of two episodes of the UK TV series "Journey to the Unknown" (1968): 'Poor Butterfly' (episode 1.6) and 'The Indian Spirit Guide' (episode 1.11).

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William Abney (story "Poor Butterfly"), Robert Bloch | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sebastian Cabot ... Host
Joan Crawford ... Hostess (scenes deleted)
Chad Everett ... Steven Miller (segment "Poor Butterfly")
Bernard Lee ... Ben Loker (episode 'Poor Butterfly')
Fay Compton ... Queen Victoria (episode 'Poor Butterfly')
Edward Fox ... Sir Robert Sawyer (segment "Poor Butterfly")
Susan Brodrick Susan Brodrick ... Rose Parkington (episode 'Poor Butterfly'
Susan Richards ... Mrs. Loker (episode 'Poor Butterfly')
Marty Cruikshank Marty Cruikshank ... Diana (episode 'Poor Butterfly')
Norman Chappell ... Friar Tuck (episode 'Poor Butterfly')
Antony Webb Antony Webb ... Nelson (episode 'Poor Butterfly')
Donald Gee Donald Gee ... Aviator (episode 'Poor Butterfly')
Michael Nightingale Michael Nightingale ... Butler (episode 'Poor Butterfly')
Linda Cole Linda Cole ... Lady Hamilton (episode 'Poor Butterfly')
Ann Lancaster Ann Lancaster ... Red Queen (episode 'Poor Butterfly')
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Consists of two episodes of the UK TV series "Journey to the Unknown" (1968): 'Poor Butterfly' (episode 1.6) and 'The Indian Spirit Guide' (episode 1.11).

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1971 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film was actually two episodes of the popular British TV series, Journey to the Unknown (1968), edited together for theatrical release. See more »

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Leisurely-paced, amusingly cynical spook-show
29 September 2006 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Two episodes of the UK television serial "Journey to the Unknown", with Sebastian Cabot as our host (Joan Crawford's aid as co-hostess was either edited from the original telecast or has simply been deleted from the syndicated version). "Poor Butterfly" has Chad Everett being invited to a costume party where he knows no one but everyone knows him; it's an anticlimactic story mounted with such leisurely precision that it's enough to drive one batty. Episode 2, "The Indian Spirit Guide", is much better, with Julie Harris hoping to contact her dead husband, turning to impossibly handsome, impossibly masculine detective Tom Adams, who exposes fake mediums with alarming regularity; the short story is well-written and acted and has a twist or two. Neither presentation is particularly memorable, but the cynical edge in both is an amusing sign-of-the-times (these days, TV-movies have to establish their tone right from the start, driving all points home in the first act). Cabot, who later played host in the 1972 series "Ghost Story" (a.k.a. "Circle of Fear"), is a charming trickster himself, with a touch of playful foreboding in his delivery.


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