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I always thought this was a Ben Gazzara film/series "Run For Your Life" that I used to watch when I was very young, but couldn't find any proof when I checked the episode plots (it was a drama, so perhaps I'm wrong). This used to air rather late, and it's been many decades since, so I can't be certain if it was that series, or another series, or even a feature film. Must be late 70's or early 80's when it was aired.

I was hypnotized by a certain scene. It got to be a bit scary, so I was sent to bed by my parents.

The scene I'm referring to is this: The character is either subjected to some drug or similar substance, or has an accident. Anyway, for some reason he passes out, and starts seeing hallucinations (or perhaps it was a dream sequence).

He sees a man walking with a cane (probably himself) like a blind man, in a very eerie, staggering way. Then we cut to a party scene, a lovely blonde woman is looking after her guests. She's very pretty, always smiling but with a somehow fake expression. Then she goes to another room where there's nobody else, and takes her face off. Under the smiling face, which appears to be a mask, we see a very cold-looking, ghasty, much older woman.

That was when I was told to quit watching it and sent to bed.

Does it sound familiar to anyone?

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There is an extraordinary site devoted to Run For Your Life at   http://run4.us

I tried to see if any of the plots there matched your description, but I couldn't find anything.




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Thank you. I once came across a site devoted to this series, amateur but very professionally done. Perhaps it was the same site, or a follow-up. But you're right, the descriptions don't match.

Now I'm trying to hunt down another series, which I have never watched but sounds very promising. Both because it *might be* what I'm looking for, and also it sounds very interesting in itself. It's called Coronet Blue. Made in 1967 and apparently ended early, of course, like many good shows on TV. 
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That's a credible possibility.  It was a show involving a man with amnesia, and it had bizarre visions and dream sequences.  One episode was even called "The mask with which you have favored us."  If I recall correctly, the show was greenlit but not much was expected with it and there was a delay in its broadcast.  When it was finally broadcast it was a big hit, but the lead actor had other commitments and no more episodes could be produced.  The story was never resolved, but the producer said it was going to turn out that the character was a Russian mole who's amnesia left him with only his cover story to deal with.