The Twilight Zone Episodes

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The Twilight Zone Season 3 episodes

The Changing of the Guard Season 3, Episode 37

Donald Pleasence plays a longtime teacher whose forced retirement prompts him to doubt his impact. Directed by Robert Ellis Miller (“The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter”). Headmaster: Liam Sullivan. Mrs. Landers: Philippa Bevans. Graham: Bob Biheller. Butler: Kevin O'Neal. read more

Cavender Is Coming Season 3, Episode 36

In a Rod Serling teleplay, Carol Burnett plays a clumsy woman who meets her equally bumbling guardian angel (Jesse White). Polk: Howard Smith. Woman: Sandra Gould. Debutante: Donna Douglas. Frenchman: Albert Carrier. Truck Driver: Jack Younger. read more

I Sing the Body Electric Season 3, Episode 35

Ray Bradbury penned this tale of a widower who buys a robot (Josephine Hutchinson) to care for his children. Rogers: David White. Anne: Veronica Cartwright. Tom: Charles Herbert. Karen: Dana Dillaway. Salesman: Vaughn Taylor. Host: Rod Serling. read more

Young Man's Fancy Season 3, Episode 34

A newlywed (Phyllis Thaxter) is distressed by her husband's refusal to let go of his boyhood. Alex: Alex Nicol. Wilkinson: Wallace Rooney. Mother: Helen Brown. Host: Rod Serling. read more

The Dummy Season 3, Episode 33

Cliff Robertson plays a ventriloquist who thinks his dummy is alive---and evil. Frank: Frank Sutton. Georgie: John Harmon. Noreen: Sandra Warner. Doorkeeper: Ralph Manza. Emcee: Rudy Dolan. Chorus Girl No.1: Bethelynn Grey. Chorus Girl No. 2: Edy Williams. Rod Serling is the host. read more

The Gift Season 3, Episode 32

A village is thrown into turmoil by an unknown traveler (Geoffrey Horne). Film director Paul Mazursky plays a policeman. Pedro: Edmund Vargas. Doctor: Nico Minardos. Manuelo: Cliff Osmond. Guitarist: Vladimir Sokoloff. Rudolpho: Vito Scotti. Sanchez: Henry Corden. Host: Rod Serling. read more

The Trade-ins Season 3, Episode 31

An elderly couple want to have their bodies rejuvenated, but can afford the process for only one of them. John: Joseph Schildkraut. Marie: Alma Platt. Vance: Noah Keen. Farraday: Theodore Marcuse. Young John Holt: Edson Stroll. Receptionist: Mary McMahon. Rod Serling is the host. read more

Hocus-Pocus and Frisby Season 3, Episode 30

The tall tales of an inveterate liar (Andy Devine) attract the attention of an alien delegation. Mitchell: Howard McNear. Alien No. 1: Milton Selzer. Alien No. 2: Larry Breitman. Alien No. 3: Peter Brocco. Rod Serling is the host. read more

Four O'Clock Season 3, Episode 29

Theodore Bikel as a demented man dedicated to the expulsion of evil. Mrs. Lucas: Phyllis Love. Mrs. Williams: Moyna MacGill. Hall: Linden Chiles. Host: Rod Serling. read more

The Little People Season 3, Episode 28

On a seemingly barren planet, two space pilots discover a Lilliputian civilization, to which one proclaims himself a god. Craig: Joe Maross. Fletcher: Claude Akins. Spaceman No. 1: Michael Ford. Spaceman No. 2: Robert Eaton. Host: Rod Serling. read more

Person or Persons Unknown Season 3, Episode 27

A man awakens to find no one---including his wife---knows him, and all evidence of his identity has disappeared. Gurney: Richard Long. First Wilma: Shirley Ballard. Dr. Koslenko: Frank Silvera. Second Wilma: Julie Van Zandt. Policeman: Michael Keep. Cooper: John Newton. Guard: Joe Higgins. read more

Little Girl Lost Season 3, Episode 26

Parents (Robert Sampson, Sarah Marshall) hear their daughter crying in her bedroom but cannot see her. Bill: Charles Aidman. Tina: Tracy Stratford. Host: Rod Serling. read more

The Fugitive Season 3, Episode 25

An alien fugitive (J. Pat O'Malley) brightens the world of a handicapped girl (Susan Gordon). Mrs. Gann: Nancy Kulp (Miss Hathaway on “The Beverly Hillbillies”). Doctor: Russ Bender. Man No. 1: Wesley Lau. Man No. 2: Paul Tripp. Howie: Stephen Talbot. Host: Rod Serling. read more

To Serve Man Season 3, Episode 24

Apparently altruistic aliens arrive and abolish all adversity. Key word: apparently. Kanamit: Richard Kiel ("Jaws" of the James Bond films). Chambers: Lloyd Bochner. Pat: Susan Cummings. Gregori: Theodore Marcuse. Secretary General: Hardie Albright. Reporter No. 1: Will J. White. read more

The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank Season 3, Episode 23

A eulogy ends abruptly when the deceased (James Best) sits up in his coffin. Comfort: Sherry Jackson (earlier of “Make Room for Daddy”). Doc Bolton: Edgar Buchanan (later of “Petticoat Junction”). Peters: Dub Taylor. Gatewood: Lance Fuller. Pa Myrtlebank: Ralph Moody. Ma Myrtlebank: Ezelle Poule. Liz: Vickie Barnes. Ma Gatewood: Helen Wallace. Siddons: William Fawcett. read more

Piano in the House Season 3, Episode 22

Barry Morse (Lt. Gerard in “The Fugitive”) as a cynic who takes advantage of a player piano that reveals listeners' hidden selves. Written by Earl Hamner Jr. (“The Waltons”). Esther: Joan Hackett. Marge: Muriel Landers. Walker: Don Durant. Throckmorton: Phil Coolidge. Marvin: Cyril Delevanti. Rod Serling is the host. read more

Kick the Can Season 3, Episode 21

A nursing-home resident tries to convince others that a youthful mind means age doesn't matter. But his lifelong friend is disdainful. Whitley: Ernest Truex. Ben: Russell Collins. Cox: John Marley. Frietag: Hank Patterson. Agee: Earle Hodgins. Mrs. Summers: Marjorie Bennett. Mrs. Densley: Lenore Shanewise. Mrs. Wister: Anne O'Neal. read more

Showdown with Rance McGrew Season 3, Episode 20

Larry Blyden as an impudent cowboy star whose self-assurance vanishes when he encounters the real Jesse James (Arch Johnson). Director: Robert Cornthwaite. Property Man: William McLean. Cowboy No. 1: Troy Melton. Cowboy No. 2: Jay Overholts. Bartender: Robert J. Stevenson. Old Man: Hal K. Dawson. read more

The Hunt Season 3, Episode 19

A mountain man and his dog return from a raccoon hunt to find folks think the man is dead. Written by “The Waltons” creator Earl Hamner Jr., the first of his eight scripts for “The Twilight Zone.” Simpson: Arthur Hunnicut. Rachel: Jeanette Nolan. Gatekeeper: Robert Foulk. Messenger: Dexter Dupont. Tillman: Orville Sherman. Rev. Wood: Charles Seel. Wesley: Titus Moede. read more

Dead Man's Shoes Season 3, Episode 18

Expensive shoes taken off a corpse lead a Bowery bum (Warren Stevens) into a whole new world. Sam: Harry Swoger. Chips: Ben Wright. Wilma: Joan Marshall. Dagget: Richard Devon. Ben: Ron Hagerthy. Woman: Florence Marly. Jimmy: Joe Mell. read more

One More Pallbearer Season 3, Episode 17

A millionaire (Joseph Wiseman) offers three personal enemies shelter from an atomic war. Mrs. Langford: Katherine Squire. Hughes: Gage Clark. Hawthorne: Trevor Bardette. Policeman: Ray Galvin. Electrician No. 1: Joseph Elic. Electrician No. 2: Robert Snyder. Host: Rod Serling. read more

Nothing in the Dark Season 3, Episode 16

Robert Redford plays a wounded cop taken in by a woman (Gladys Cooper) whose fear of death has made her a recluse. Contractor: R.G. Armstrong. Host: Rod Serling. read more

Quality of Mercy Season 3, Episode 15

A lieutenant (Dean Stockwell) preparing to lead his platoon suddenly sees the attack as if he were the enemy. Causarano: Albert Salmi. Watkins: Rayford Barnes. Hansen: Leonard Nimoy. Hanacheck: Ralph Votrian. Japanese Soldier: Dale Ishimoto. Japanese Captain: Jerry Fujikawa. read more

Five Characters in Search of an Exit Season 3, Episode 14

A dancer, a major, a clown, a tramp and a bagpipe player are trapped inside a cylinder. Major: William Windom. Dancer: Susan Harrison. Clown: Murray Matheson. Tramp: Kelton Garwood. Bagpipe Player: Clark Allen. Woman: Carol Hill. Girl: Mona Houghton. read more

Once upon a Time Season 3, Episode 13

Buster Keaton plays a janitor who uses his boss's time helmet to travel from 1890 to 1962, which is not the utopia he'd hoped. Directed by Norman Z. McLeod (“Horse Feathers”). Rollo: Stanley Adams. Gilbert: Milton Parsons. 1962 Policeman No. 1: James Flavin. 1962 Policeman No. 2: Harry Fleer. 1890 Policeman: Gil Lamb. Host: Rod Serling. read more

The Jungle Season 3, Episode 12

An engineer scoffs at a curse put on him by natives opposed to his building a dam on their ancestral land. Richards John Dehner. Doris: Emily McLaughlin. Cooper: Walter Brooke. Templeton: Hugh Sanders. Hardy: Howard Wright. Sinclair: Donald Foster. Rod Serling is the host. read more

Still Valley Season 3, Episode 11

A Confederate scout (Gary Merrill) searching for Yankee soldiers finds them---frozen like statues. Old Man: Vaughn Taylor. Dauger: Ben Cooper. Lieutenant: Mark Tapscott. Mallory: Jack Mann. Host: Rod Serling. read more

The Midnight Sun Season 3, Episode 10

Two women struggle to survive after Earth leaves its orbit and begins moving toward the sun. Norma: Lois Nettleton. Mrs. Bronson: Betty Garde. Doctor: William Keene. Repairman: Ned Glass. Neighbor: Jason Wingreen. Neighbor's Wife: June Ellis. read more

Deaths-Head Revisited Season 3, Episode 9

An unrepentant former Nazi officer (Oscar Beregi) visits the ruins of the concentration camp where he had been posted. Becker: Joseph Schildkraut. Innkeeper: Karen Verne. Taxi Driver: Robert Boone. Doctor: Ben Wright. Victim: Chuck Fox. read more

It's a Good Life Season 3, Episode 8

The townspeople of Peaksville bow in fear before a six-year-old (Billy Mumy), who has the power to create and destroy at will. Fremont: John Larch. Mrs. Fremont: Cloris Leachman. Soames: Tom Hatcher. Aunt Amy: Alice Frost. Dan: Don Keefer. Ethel: Jeanne Bates. Thelma Dunn: Lenore Kingston. read more

The Grave Season 3, Episode 7

A dying outlaw vows revenge from the grave against the gunman (Lee Marvin) who had pursued him. Johnny Rob: James Best. Mothershed: Strother Martin. Ione: Ellen Willard. Gambler: Lee Van Cleef. read more

The Mirror Season 3, Episode 6

A deposed dictator warns his successor (Peter Falk) that the faces of his enemies will appear in the palace mirror. DeCruz: Will Kuluva. Priest: Vladimir Sokoloff. Cristo: Tony Carbone. D'Allesandro: Richard Karlan. Tabal: Arthur Batanides. Garcia: Rodolfo Hoyos. read more

A Game of Pool Season 3, Episode 5

Jonathan Winters is a late legendary pool player who comes back to life to play pool shark Jack Klugman, with the shark's life as the stakes. Rod Serling is the host. read more

The Passersby Season 3, Episode 4

In the aftermath of the Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier (James Gregory) meets an aristocrat unsure of her husband's fate. Lavinia: Joanne Linville. Jud: Warren Kemmerling. Lieutenant: David Garcia. Charlie: Rex Holman. read more

The Shelter Season 3, Episode 3

A man whose bomb shelter has just enough room for his family is besieged by neighbors when an alert sounds. Stockton: Larry Gates. Grace: Peggy Stewart. Paul: Michael Burns. Harlowe: Jack Albertson. Henderson: Sandy Kenyon. Mrs. Henderson: Mary Gregory. Host: Rod Serling. read more

The Arrival Season 3, Episode 2

A routine passenger flight arrives without a single person onboard, and three men investigating each see a different plane. Sheckly: Harold J. Stone. Malloy: Fredd Wayne. Bengston: Noah Keen. Ramp Attendant: Bing Russell. Tower Operator: Robert Brubaker. Dispatcher: Jim Boles. read more

Two Season 3, Episode 1

Elizabeth Montgomery and Charles Bronson have minimal dialogue as enemy survivors of a devastating war. Rod Serling is the host. read more

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Premiered: October 02, 1959, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A classic anthology of sci-fi, suspense and goose-bump-inducing tales that explore 'a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man.' Filled with invention and irony, the stories are tightly constructed, ingenious flights of imagination with often cautionary themes---and frequently a terrific twist at the end. Host and prolific writer Rod Serling penned most of the episodes himself. Influential and often (poorly) imitated, the series was resurrected twice, in 1985 on CBS and in 2002 on UPN.

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