THE OUTER LIMITS: The Man with the Power

(1963 Television Science Fiction Anthology Series Episode)





...Pleasence is well cast as a middle-aged milquetoast given destructive
telekinetic powers by a NASA experiment in mind control.


---James O'Neill (author of SCI-FI ON TAPE)



ORIGINAL AIR DATE:

THE OUTER LIMITS: "The Man with the Power" was first broadcast on ABC in the United States on October 7, 1963.



CAST AND CREW:

DONALD PLEASENCE (Professor Harold J. Finley)
PRISCILLA MORRILL (Vera Finley)
FRANK BEIR (Steve Crandon)
FRANK MAXWELL (Keenan)
JOHN MARLEY (Dr. Sigmund Hindeman)
PAUL LAMBERT
JAMES McCALLION
HARRY ELLERBE
EDWARD C. PLATT (Dean Radcliffe)
ANNE LOOS

Directed by LASLO BENEDEK
Written by JEROME ROSS
Produced by JOSEPH STEFANO



SYNOPSIS:

A mild-mannered college professor, who devises a means of harnessing ambient cosmic energy into a discrete beam, realizes he is involuntarily directing lightning bolts psychokinetically.



PLEASENCE'S CHARACTER:

Pleasence plays Professor Harold J. Finley---a mild-mannered professor at a second-rate college, who despises his job and uncaring wife and dreams of joining the space program.



PORTRAITS AND STILLS:

  • PRISCILLA MORRILL AND DONALD PLEASENCE
    Photo courtesy of Tim Murphy and John Ellis



    SCREEN CAPTURES:

  • DONALD PLEASENCE AS HAROLD J. FINLEY
  • EDWARD C. PLATT AND PLEASENCE
  • PLEASENCE AND JOHN MARLEY
    Images captured by Christopher Weedman



    VIDEO/LASER DISC/DVD AVAILABILITY:

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    NTSC VIDEO TO RENT---BEST VIDEO



    SERIES LINKS:

  • INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE
  • THE OUTER LIMITS: Beyond Control



    Photos 1963 DAYSTAR-VILLA Di STEFANO / UNITED ARTISTS. All Rights Reserved.

    Logo designed by Karen Rappaport





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