The Twilight Zone Episodes

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The Twilight Zone Episode: "The Hitchhiker"

Season 1, Episode 16
Episode Synopsis: A cross-country driver (Inger Stevens) is haunted by a persistent hitchhiker (Leonard Strong) who appears wherever she goes. Sailor: Adam Williams. Mechanic: Lew Gallo. Counterman: Russ Bender. Waitress: Mitzi McCall. Mrs. Whitney: Eleanor Audley. Road Worker: Dwight Townsend. Garage Man: George Mitchell.
Original Air Date: Jan 22, 1960
Guest Cast George Mitchell: Garage Man Inger Stevens: Nan Adams Adam Williams: Sailor Leonard Strong: Hitchhiker Mitzi McCall: Waitress Dwight Townsend: Road Worker Eleanor Audley: Mrs. Whitney Lew Gallo: Mechanic Russ Bender: Counterman
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Season 1, Episode 16
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Length: 25:12
Aired: 1/22/1960
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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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