007 4Real: C. Creighton in TV Acting Role "The Devil's Laughter"





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Published on Apr 25, 2011

Commander Ian Fleming RNVR's second-in-command (2IC) during Operation JAMES BOND in 1945 into Berlin was Lt. Commander Christopher Creighton


...who after the war became an accomplished actor, screenwriter, producer and director under the name of John Ainsworth-Davis (JAD).


In this 1959 episode of the ubercreepy TV series, "Once Step Beyond", JAD plays Will Cooper--a man with a gun--a paladin out to get revenge on his sister's killer--a man British authorities can't seem to hang! Episode entitled: "The Devil's Laughter".


Interestingly enough, "One Step Beyond" creator, the Legendary John Newland said in his final interview with John Kenneth Muir that his most favorite episode was "The Devil's Laughter"--the Episode JAD appeared in!


MUIR: Any favorites among the 96 episodes of One Step Beyond?

NEWLAND: I liked "The Devil's Laughter" [a story about a criminal who kept escaping the noose by luck]. The story was good, I liked Alfred Ryder's performance, and felt engaged by the storyline.


by thegalaxybeing
» Sat Oct 3 2009 15:34:20
IMDb member since January 2005

So, here, I suspect is the basis for the story.

The Man They Could Not Hang

All episodes of One Step Beyond are supposedly based on documented facts. I do believe there are is some fact in every story. That doesn't necessarily mean the supernatural elements are fact (to be fair, it doesn't mean they aren't either) These wonderful stories are made even more interesting because they are based on real events. Even if the stories are dramatizations of said events.

you can also find info on Peter Hurkos, The story of the pikk which turns water into car fuel, and I bet many others if you dig deep.

The above link is only one case.

I enjoyed this story, and loved Alfred Ryder's wonderful eccentric performance. I bet he had fun doing it. Usually, when a dark anthology adds some off the wall humor like this, it makes the story have less impact. "The Devil's Laughter" is an exception that proves this can work.


Here is an EXTREMELY RARE look at a real James Bond!

After many cinema productions, he turned to writing fiction that was thinly-veiled accounts of his real-life exploits as a WW2 and Cold War British government spy-assassin:

The Paladin (with Brian Garfield)

The Khrushchev Objective (with Noel Hynd)

In 1996, JAD wrote the startling non-fiction account of his 1945 mission with Commander Fleming titled:

OPJB: The Last Great Secret of the Second World War

Did Commander Fleming Bust Hitler to Spain When Diverted from OPJB?


James Bond is Real.



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