In Escape’s "The Untouchable," a hypochondriac on a business trip in India becomes convinced that he has contracted leprosy. This episode delves into the terror of the disease, a terror that has plagued humankind from our earliest history.
Richard Samson is a London attorney who receives a visit at his home from an old friend, Alan Rennick. The circumstances prompting this visit are unpleasant. Rennick has just murdered his butler, Baines.
Orson Welles appears as star of the "Suspense" drama called "The Dark Tower" from the play by George S. Kaufman and the late Alexander Woollcott.
Escape’s premier episode was based on one of the stories from the classic British horror film Dead of Night (1945). The movie is a collection of supernatural tales, including the urban legend of "The Phantom Coachman." Its most famous segment is about a ventriloquist named Maxwell Frere, played by Michael Redgrave, and Hugo, his dummy. Dead of Night was also one of the inspirations for the famous Twilight Zone episode "The Dummy" in 1962. Richard Attenborough’s 1978 film Magic also borrowed a little from this story.