One Step Beyond: The Sorcerer (1961)

Genres - Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Anthology Series [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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On special assignment during WW1, German officer Wilhelm Reitlinger (played by horror-movie icon Christopher Lee) makes the acquaintance of an oddball farmer named Klaus Karnak (Martin Balsam). Claiming to have the power of teleportation, Karnak agrees to "will" Reitlinger's soul to his home town so that he can check up on his sweetheart. Upon his arrival, Reitlinger commits a murder--but of course, since he couldn't possibly be in two places at once, nobody believes his protestations of guilt. Ultimately, the conscience-stricken Reitlinger has no other option than to commit a second murder so he'll be punished for the first. This is one of several One Step Beyond episodes filmed in England.