The Twilight Zone Episodes

1959, TV Show

The Twilight Zone Season 5 episodes

The Bewitchin' Pool Season 5, Episode 36

Two children are offered escape from their quarreling parents by a child who appears in their swimming pool. Script by Earl Hamner Jr. (“The Waltons”). Sport: Mary Badham (Oscar nominated as Scout in “To Kill a Mockingbird”). Jeb: Tim Stafford. Whitt: Kim Hector. Aunt T: Georgia Simmons. Gloria: Dee Hartford. Gil: Tod Andrews. read more

The Fear Season 5, Episode 35

A state trooper responds to a secluded woman's reports of lights in the sky, and more strange incidents follow. Charlotte: Hazel Court. Franklin: Mark Richman. Written by Rod Serling. read more

Come Wander with Me Season 5, Episode 34

Gary Crosby plays a singing star who looks for an authentic folk tune in the hinterland, where he runs afoul of some locals. Directed by Richard Donner (“Superman,” “The Omen”). Mary: Bonnie Beecher. Rayford: John Bolt. Storekeeper: Hank Patterson. Rod Serling is the host. read more

The Brain Center at Whipple's Season 5, Episode 33

Richard Deacon (“The Dick Van Dyke Show”) plays a factory owner determined to replace men with machines. Directed by Richard Donner (“Superman,” “The Omen”). Hanley: Paul Newlan. Technician: Jack Crowder. Bartender: Shawn Michaels. Watchman: Burt Conroy. Host: Rod Serling. read more

Mr. Garrity and the Graves Season 5, Episode 32

Townsfolk grow apprehensive after a stranger (John Dehner) resurrects a dead dog and promises the same for the town cemetery. Jensen: Stanley Adams. Sheriff: Norman Leavitt. Gooberman: J. Pat O'Malley. Lapham: Percy Helton. Ace: John Mitchum. read more

The Encounter Season 5, Episode 31

A samurai sword stirs up feelings of hatred between a WWII veteran and a Japanese-American (George Takei). Rod Serling is the host. read more

Stopover in a Quiet Town Season 5, Episode 30

After drinking at a party, a couple wake up in a town where there's no trace of life---except the distant laughter of a child. Bob: Barry Nelson. Millie: Nancy Malone. Rod Serling is the host. read more

The Jeopardy Room Season 5, Episode 29

Martin Landau plays a political refugee in a cat-and-mouse game with an assassin, whose penchant for artistry proves ill-advised. Directed by Richard Donner (“Superman,” “The Omen”). Vassiloff: John Van Dreelen. Boris: Robert Kelljan. Host: Rod Serling. read more

Caesar and Me Season 5, Episode 28

Jackie Cooper plays a struggling ventriloquist who turns to crime, on advice from his suddenly vociferous dummy. Susan: Suzanne Cupito (later to become Morgan Brittany). Mrs. Cudahy: Sarah Selby. Rod Serling is the host. read more

Sounds and Silences Season 5, Episode 27

A man's obsession with loud noises prompts his wife's departure, which is followed by a radical change within himself. Directed by Richard Donner (“Superman,” “The Omen”). Flemington: John McGiver. Mrs. Flemington: Penny Singleton. Psychiatrist: Michael Fox. Doctor: Francis De Sales. Secretary: Renee Aubry. Conklin: William Benedict. read more

I Am the Night---Color Me Black Season 5, Episode 26

On the morning of a hanging, the sun fails to rise. The cast includes Michael Constantine (“Room 222”), George “Goober” Lindsey, Ivan Dixon (“Hogan's Heroes”) and Paul Fix (“The Rifleman”). Jagger: Terry Becker. Ella: Eve McVeagh. read more

The Masks Season 5, Episode 25

Ida Lupino directed this gripping tale of a dying millionaire who makes his heirs wear masks reflecting their inner natures. Foster: Robert Keith. Wilfred: Milton Selzer. Emily: Virginia Gregg. Paula: Brooke Hayward. Wilfred Jr.: Alan Sues. Doctor: Willis Bouchey. Butler: Bill Walker. read more

What's in the Box Season 5, Episode 24

Joan Blondell and William Demarest as unhappily marrieds whose troubles turn up on their newly repaired television. Repairman: Sterling Holloway. Doctor: Herbert C. Lytton. Woman: Sandra Gould. Judge: Howard Wright. Car Salesman: Ron Stokes. read more

Queen of the Nile Season 5, Episode 23

After many years on the screen, a movie queen (Ann Blyth) shows no signs of aging. Jordan: Lee Philips. Mrs. Draper: Celia Lovsky. Maid: Ruth Phillips. Krueger: Frank Ferguson. Jackson: James Tyler. read more

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Season 5, Episode 22

When the rope breaks, a Confederate spy flees his hanging and makes his way back to his wife and plantation. Based on a story by Ambrose Bierce, this French production won the 1962 Cannes Film Festival, and an Oscar in 1964. Spy: Roger Jacquet. Wife: Anne Cornaly. read more

Spur of the Moment Season 5, Episode 21

Bride-to-be Anne Henderson (Diana Hyland) is terrorized by a woman on horseback, but she knows not why. Mr. Henderson: Philip Ober. Mrs. Henderson: Marsha Hunt. David: Roger Davis. Robert: Robert Hogan. read more

From Agnes with Love Season 5, Episode 20

Wally Cox plays a computer programmer (in 1964) who takes advice on his love life from a computer named Agnes. Directed by Richard Donner (“Superman”). Holmes: Ralph Taeger. Millie: Sue Randall. Lab Supervisor: Raymond Bailey. Fred: Don Keefer. Lab Assistant: Byron Kane. Secretary: Nan Peterson. read more

Night Call Season 5, Episode 19

A lonely, elderly woman (Gladys Cooper) is plagued by mysterious phone calls. Directed by Jacques Tourneur (“Cat People,” “Curse of the Demon”). Margaret: Nora Marlowe. Miss Finch: Martine Bartlett. read more

Black Leather Jackets Season 5, Episode 18

Shelley Fabares plays a romantic interest who's unaware that her fella is really part of an alien invasion force. Script by Earl Hamner Jr. (“The Waltons”). Scott: Lee Kinsolving. Steve: Michael Forest. Tillman: Denver Pyle. Fred: Tom Gilleran. Mover: Wayne Heffley. Sheriff: Michael Conrad. read more

Number Twelve Looks Just like You Season 5, Episode 17

Suzy Parker and Richard Long play multiple roles in this story about a society in which everyone is beautiful---and practically identical. Marilyn: Collin Wilcox. No. 8: Pam Austin. Rod Serling is the host. read more

The Self-improvement of Salvadore Ross Season 5, Episode 16

An angry, spurned suitor (Don Gordon) finds that he can trade his physical assets for others', including years of their lives. Directed by Don Siegel (“Dirty Harry”). Leah: Gail Kobe. Maitland: Vaughn Taylor. Albert: Doug Lambert. Old Man: J. Pat O'Malley. Host: Rod Serling. read more

The Long Morrow Season 5, Episode 15

Star-crossed lovers are played by Mariette Hartley and Robert Lansing, he an astronaut about to embark on a 40-year mission. Bixler: George MacReady. Walters: Edward Binns. read more

You Drive Season 5, Episode 14

A hit-and-run driver (Edward Andrews) finds his car is not going to let him walk away from the crime. Written by Earl Hamner Jr. (“The Waltons”). Radcliff: Kevin Hagen. Lillian: Hellena Westcott. Woman: Totty Ames. Policeman: John Hanek. Host: Rod Serling. read more

Ring-a-Ding Girl Season 5, Episode 13

A fan-club gift draws a movie star (Maggie McNamara) back home, where she disrupts local plans for a town picnic by offering a one-woman show. Written by Earl Hamner Jr. (“The Waltons”). Bud: David Macklin. Hildy: Mary Munday. Cici: Betty Lou Gerson. Ben: Bing Russell. Dr. Floyd: George Mitchell. Gentry: Hank Patterson. Pilot: Bill Hickman. State Trooper: Vic Perrin. Host: Rod Serling. read more

Ninety Years Without Slumbering Season 5, Episode 12

Ed Wynn portrays a man who believes he will die if the grandfather clock he's owned all his life stops running. Marnie: Carolyn Kearney. Doug: James Callahan. Dr. Avery: William Sargent. Carol: Carol Byron. read more

A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain Season 5, Episode 11

To save his May-December marriage, an elderly man (Patrick O'Neal) gambles on his doctor-brother's untested youth serum. Flora: Ruta Lee. Dr. Gordon: Walter Brooke. read more

The 7th Is Made Up of Phantoms Season 5, Episode 10

The past comes alive for three National Guardsmen at the site of Custer's last stand. Conners: Ron Foster. Langsford: Warren Oates. McCluskey: Randy Boone. Lieutenant: Greg Morris. Captain: Robert Bray. Scout: Wayne Mallory. Host: Rod Serling. read more

Probe 7---Over and Out Season 5, Episode 9

Richard Basehart plays a crash-landed space explorer who learns his home planet has been destroyed by nuclear war. Then, outside his ship, he finds a footprint. Norda: Antoinette Bower. Blane: Barton Heyman. Larrabee: Harold Gould. Written by Rod Serling. read more

Uncle Simon Season 5, Episode 8

Cedric Hardwicke plays a discordant inventor, and Constance Ford his long-suffering niece, who finds no solace in his passing. Directed by Don Siegel (“Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” “Dirty Harry”); written by Rod Serling. Schwimmer: Ian Wolfe. Officer: John McLiam. read more

The Old Man in the Cave Season 5, Episode 7

James Coburn plays a soldier who directs upheaval in a community of atomic-war survivors who are guided by an unseen cave dweller. Goldsmith: John Anderson. Jason: John Marley. Evelyn: Josie Lloyd. Harber: Frank Watkins. Furman: Don Wilbanks. Douglas: Lenny Geer. read more

Living Doll Season 5, Episode 6

Telly Savalas as an unpleasant man who's threatened---literally---by his stepdaughter's new talking doll, voiced by June Foray, alter ego of Rocky the Flying Squirrel. Annabelle: Mary LaRoche. Christie: Tracy Stratford. read more

The Last Night of a Jockey Season 5, Episode 5

Mickey Rooney delivers a solo performance as a disgraced jockey granted his greatest wish, but not without repercussions. Written by Rod Serling. read more

A Kind of Stopwatch Season 5, Episode 4

A nonstop talker (Richard Erdman) acquires a stopwatch that halts time and motion, except for himself. Potts: Leon Belasco. Bartender: Herbie Faye. Secretary: Doris Singleton. Cooper: Roy Roberts. read more

Nightmare at 20,000 Feet Season 5, Episode 3

William Shatner plays a salesman recovering from a breakdown---until he sees a creature on the wing of his plane. Directed by Richard Donner (“Superman”). Ruth: Christine White. Flight Engineer: Edward Kemmer. Stewardess: Asa Maynor. Host: Rod Serling. read more

Steel Season 5, Episode 2

Lee Marvin plays a boxing promoter trying to get the most out of his obsolete robot boxer. Pole: Joe Mantell. Nolan: Merritt Bohn. Maxwell: Frank London. Host: Rod Serling. read more

In Praise of Pip Season 5, Episode 1

Jack Klugman plays a bookie who receives word that his son has been seriously wounded in combat. Pip: Bob Diamond. Young Pip: Billy Mumy. Mrs. Feeny: Connie Gilchrist. George: Russell Horton. Moran: John S. Launer. Doctor: Ross Elliott. Lieutenant: Gerald Gordon. 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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