So a decent level of scepticism is advisable when considering claims that streetlights are some sort of magic cure for bad driving. The story was a bizarre, frank, and harsh examination of capitalism and sexual ownership with hints of a hidden homosexual relationship thrown in for good measure. Stevens and Hall would make a permanent mark in the television landscape the following year, however, when they became prominent contributors to the legendary, still-controversial science fiction series The Outer Limits The film was entitled Private Property, directed by Leslie Stevens. So we are not even paying for our own lighting folly — our children and grandchildren will have to pick up the bill. Its original booking guarantees were drastically reduced, and Private Property received only a small fraction of the exposure that had been expected from its pre-release hoopla. Britain is not undersupplied when it comes to streetlamps. Both men would eventually succumb to the studio system that they so flamboyantly spurned in their early, impetuous days, but before they were torn from their Wellesian womb they each produced a singular film with sinuous overtones of overripe, forbidden fruit. His company, Midcentury Productions, is currently partnering with Ghostbox Studios to produce Unsung Hero, a documentary chronicling the life and career of actor-producer-writer Don Murray. While Stevens was undoubtedly thinking of Charles Manson when he coined this character type, it might also have come from the dim memory of the disaffected Duke, whose powers of seduction only needed the right sugar-coated message peace and love to provide him with the tools to stage-manage a cult group. It also causes light pollution — ie it detracts from the brilliance of the night sky and its shining stars. When millions are involved, you have to satisfy the bankers. Let the Highways Agency be Bold Berties and set afresh to their work. It was brilliantly written, acted, and directed.