Production info

The Mask
USA, 1959  TV  

TV-series Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond

Wesley Lau, Stephen Bekassy, Joan Elan


During World War II, Lt. Wilenski bails out of a crippled plane over the Sahara Desert, but the harsh and unrelenting conditions in the desert almost result in his death. After his rescue, however, he and his rescuers are stunned to discover that he not only has somehow acquired the memory of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh, but also has the monarch's facial features! (source: IMDb)

Episode from the highly praised classic cult series "Alcoa Presents - One Step Beyond" about paranormal and supernatural phenomena, all accepted as fact (or at least based on fact) by acknowledged experts in the field. Narrator John Newland directed all of the episodes and appeared as himself in a number of stories. A total of 96 episodes were made between 1959 and 1961. Often compared with the contemporary series "The Twilight Zone" that dealt with the different topic of science fiction and fantasy.

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