A seance has been held in the great house at Collinwood, a seance which has suspended time and space, and sent Victoria Winters on an uncertain and frightening journey back to the past, to the year 1795. And here, in this deserted, haunted house, there's been a meeting. One man has drawn the woman he loves from her grave and looked upon the face of death.

Episode 431
Series Dark Shadows
Season 1968, Episode 431
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Air date February 19th, 1968
Writers Sam Hall
Director Lela Swift
Producers Robert Costello
Starring Jonathan Frid; Clarice Blackburn; Thayer David; David Henesy
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Episode 431 of Dark Shadows was directed by Lela Swift and written by Sam Hall. It first aired on February 19th, 1968. This episode is part of a storyline commonly referred to as the "1795 Flashback" story. In this episode, Barnabas Collins has Ben Stokes move his coffin to the basement of the Old House, preferring instead to rest in the place where Josette and he were happiest. Daniel Collins begins snooping about the Old House and begins asking Ben about what it is in the basement. Abigail Collins catches Daniel and interrogates him. She also tries to pry him for information about Victoria Winters.

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Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Closing still: Old House (front door and walk way).
  • Only the cast members are credited in this episode. There are no credits for the production crew provided.
  • This episode shows a rare shot of the exterior set of the Old House, which includes a long pan of the front doors, the bay window, and the walk way surrounding the front of the beginning including a hedge and a pillar.

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  • Barnabas Collins: She came to me, Ben. I forced her from the grave. She did not want to come.




  • Abigail Collins: A woman of my years running around like a silly schoolgirl hunting you. I could have had a seizure!

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