Titanic on TV show Way Out or Far Out

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In the late 50s-early 60s, I saw a TV show I think was titled "Way Out" with supernatural-type plots similar to Twilight Zone/One Step Beyond. The plot involved a nerdy guy (let's call him John) who is going to marry a bleached blonde tootsie (played by Connie Ford, the mother in "Summer Place"), who is obviously marrying for his money. John leaves the room while Connie naps. While dreaming (or not) a ghostly woman in old-fashioned garb is suddenly standing next to her bed (I remember this being very scary and very effective)and questions Connie's true love for John. Spotting a hustler here, the ghost beckons Connie to join her on a trip, "First Class, by sea", I remember her saying. Connie resists but to no avail. When John returns, Connie is dying and garbles someting about a woman in turn-of-centruy clothing and drops some other clue. Connie kicks and a doctor later pronounces that she has drowned and by salt water. How could that be, everyone in the room asks? Our hero chokes up when asked of any connections to this woman/ghost. He then announces that his mother died on the Titanic. Anybody see this one????

 
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Update-I think the only interaction between the ghost and Connie was about her love (?) for John. Later, when John appears, Connie is unconscious and dying. He calls a doctor; her dying words are "I'm going on an ocean cruise; Cabin A1 (or whatever the cabin was; you get the idea); Promendade Deck; First Class". Connie then croaks and is pronouced dead by salt-water drowning. John is aghast and tells the doctor that his mother was on Titanic, cabin A1, promenade deck and how could Connie have known that? End of story. Actually I remember it as being very good, especially with the Titanic connection. Anyone else see this ditty?
 
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According to the IMDb the series "Way Out" was made in 1961 and the episode you mention, Dennis, appears to be "I Heard You Calling Me", in which Constance Ford played the character "Freda Mansfield". Roald Dahl introduced it.

best wishes,

bob
 
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I've just found another link to the programme above:

Neglected TV

The episode guide shows that the "Titanic" episode was the 5th (out of only 14 made), that it was first broadcast on Friday May 5 1961, and that the male lead was played by Anthony Dawson. There is a (small) still from the episode.

cheers,

bob
 

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