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The Twilight Zone Season 1 Episodes

36 Episodes 1959 - 1960

A collection of sci-fi, suspense and goose-bump-inducing tales.

Episode 1

Where Is Everybody?

Fri, Oct 2, 1959 30 mins

Earl Holliman stars as an amnesiac in an Air Force jumpsuit who finds himself in a town without a single person in it. General: James Gregory. Written by host Rod Serling.

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Episode 2

One for the Angels

Fri, Oct 9, 1959 30 mins

A salesman (Ed Wynn) asks for a reprieve from Death, who then picks a little girl instead. Death: Murray Hamilton. Little Girl: Dana Dillaway. Truck Driver: Merritt Bohn. Doctor: Jay Overholts.

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Episode 3

Mr. Denton on Doomsday

Fri, Oct 16, 1959 30 mins

Town drunk Al Denton (Dan Duryea) faces a notorious killer after miraculously regaining his gunfighting skills. Hotaling: Martin Landau. Fate: Malcolm Atterbury. Liz: Jeanne Cooper. Pete: Doug McClure. Doctor: Robert Burton. Leader: Arthur Batanides.

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Episode 4

16-mm Shrine

Fri, Oct 23, 1959 30 mins

An aging movie star (Ida Lupino) drifts deeper into a world of old film clips in an attempt to recapture her youth. Weiss: Martin Balsam. Sally: Alice Frost. Jerry: Jerome Cowan. Rod Serling is the host.

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Episode 5

Walking Distance

Fri, Oct 30, 1959 30 mins

Job pressures push an ad exec (Gig Young) 30 years into the past. Mr. Sloan: Frank Overton. Mrs. Sloan: Irene Tedrow. Wilcox: Bill Erwin. Young Martin: Michael Montgomery. Attendant: Sheridan Comerate. Teenager: Buzz Martin. Wilcox Boy: Ronny Howard.

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Episode 6

Escape Clause

Fri, Nov 6, 1959 30 mins

A middle-aged hypochondriac (David Wayne) sells his soul in exchange for immortality. Cadwallader: Thomas Gomez. Ethel: Virginia Christine. Cooper: Wendell Holmes. Doctor: Raymond Bailey. Guard: Nesdon Booth. First Adjuster: Dick Wilson. Second Adjuster: Joe Flynn. Host: Rod Serling.

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Episode 7

The Lonely

Fri, Nov 13, 1959 30 mins

A convict (Jack Warden), sentenced to 40 years on an uninhabited planet, is given a robot as a companion. Allenby: John Dehner. Alicia: Jean Marsh. Adams: Ted Knight. Carstairs: James Turley. Host: Rod Serling.

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Episode 8

Time Enough at Last

Fri, Nov 20, 1959 30 mins

Bookworm Henry Bemis (Burgess Meredith) is the sole survivor of a nuclear holocaust. Helen: Jacqueline de Wit. Carsville: Vaughn Taylor. Woman in Bank: Lela Bliss.

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Episode 9

Perchance to Dream

Fri, Nov 27, 1959 30 mins

A psychiatrist's patient (Richard Conte) fears sleep will bring death, since in his last dream, a dancer was trying to kill him. Maya: Suzanne Lloyd. Rathmann: John Larch. Rifle Range Barker: Russell Trent. Stranger: Ted Stanhope.

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Episode 10

Judgment Night

Fri, Dec 4, 1959 30 mins

In 1942, a dazed freighter passenger (Nehemiah Persoff) has a premonition that the ship will be sunk at 1:15 A.M. Captain: Ben Wright. First Officer: Patrick Macnee. Potter: Hugh Sanders. Devereaux: Leslie Bradley. Mueller: James Franciscus. Barbara: Deirdre Owen. Host: Rod Serling.

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Episode 11

And When the Sky Was Opened

Fri, Dec 11, 1959 30 mins

Three astronauts return from the first successful space probe---but are unable to recall what happened. Gart: Jim Hutton. Forbes: Rod Taylor. Harrington: Charles Aidman. Girl: Gloria Pall. Nurse: Sue Randall. Amy: Maxine Cooper. Host: Rod Serling.

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Episode 12

What You Need

Fri, Dec 25, 1959 30 mins

A thug (Steve Cochran) tries to cash in on a peddler's apparent clairvoyance. Pegott: Ernest Truex. Lefty: Read Morgan. Bartender: William Edmondson. Girl: Arline Sax. Hotel Clerk: Norman Sturgis. Waiter: Frank Allocca. Host: Rod Serling.

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Episode 13

The Four of Us Are Dying

Fri, Jan 1, 1960 30 mins

A small-time crook (Harry Townes), who can change his appearance at will, assumes the identity of a dead gangster. Foster: Ross Martin. Sterig: Phillip Pine. Maggie: Beverly Garland. Marshak: Don Gordon. Detective: Milton Frome. Pop: Peter Brocco.

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Episode 14

Third from the Sun

Fri, Jan 8, 1960 30 mins

Convinced that atomic war is inevitable, a pilot and a scientist plan to steal a spaceship and flee to another planet. Bill: Fritz Weaver. Jerry: Joe Maross. Carling: Edward Andrews. Jody: Denise Alexander. Eve: Lori March. Ann: Jeanne Evans. Guard: Will J. White.

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Episode 15

I Shot an Arrow Into the Air

Fri, Jan 15, 1960 30 mins

A limited water supply and a nervous flight officer (Dewey Martin) imperil astronauts on a deserted asteroid. Donlin: Edward Binns. Pierson: Ted Otis. Host: Rod Serling.

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Episode 16

The Hitchhiker

Fri, Jan 22, 1960 30 mins

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.

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Episode 17

The Fever

Fri, Jan 29, 1960 30 mins

A reluctant Vegas vacationer (Everett Sloane) can't stop playing after his first slot-machine pull is a winner. Flora: Vivi Janiss. Publicity Agent: William Kendis. Drunk: Art Lewis. Script by Rod Serling.

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Episode 18

The Last Flight

Fri, Feb 5, 1960 30 mins

A British WWI pilot returns from his last mission---landing at a modern-day American air base in France. Decker: Kenneth Haigh. General: Alexander Scourby. Major: Simon Scott. Mackaye: Robert Warwick. Corporal: Harry Raybould. Host: Rod Serling.

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Episode 19

The Purple Testament

Fri, Feb 12, 1960 30 mins

An infantry lieutenant (William Reynolds) has the ability to predict who will die in battle. Riker: Dick York. Gunther: Barney Phillips. Sergeant: William Phipps. Ambulance Driver: Warren Oates. Freeman: Marc Cavell. Orderly: Paul Mazursky. Host: Rod Serling.

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Episode 20

Elegy

Fri, Feb 19, 1960 30 mins

Astronauts land on an asteroid with Earth-like scenes and people---but the inhabitants don't move. Wickwire: Cecil Kellaway. Meyer: Jeff Morrow. Webber: Kevin Hagen. Kirby: Don Dubbins. Rod Serling is the host.

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Episode 21

Mirror Image

Fri, Feb 26, 1960 30 mins

A traveler is perplexed when people treat her as if they've seen her very recently. Millicent: Vera Miles. Paul: Martin Milner. Ticket Agent: Joe Hamilton. Host: Rod Serling.

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Episode 22

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

Fri, Mar 4, 1960 30 mins

Total power failure in a neighborhood sparks suspicions that it was caused by an alien invasion---and that one walks among them. Steve: Claude Akins. Charlie: Jack Weston. Tommy: Jan Handzlik. Goodman: Barry Atwater. Don: Burt Metcalfe.

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Episode 23

A World of Difference

Fri, Mar 11, 1960 30 mins

An actor (Howard Duff) loses himself in his role as a businessman---or is it the other way around? Nora: Eileen Ryan. Sally: Gail Kobe. Marty: Frank Maxwell. Brinkley: David White. Marian: Susan Dorn.

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Episode 24

Long Live Walter Jameson

Fri, Mar 18, 1960 30 mins

A professor learns why his future son-in-law is an expert on history---he was there. Jameson: Kevin McCarthy. Kittridge: Edgar Stehli. Susanna: Dody Heath. Laurette: Estelle Winwood.

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Episode 25

People Are Alike All Over

Fri, Mar 25, 1960 30 mins

On Mars, an astronaut (Roddy McDowall) is made to feel right at home. Teenya: Susan Oliver. Marcusson: Paul Comi. Written by Rod Serling.

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Episode 26

Execution

Fri, Apr 1, 1960 30 mins

An outlaw (Albert Salmi) with a noose around his neck is snatched away by a 20th-century time machine. "Gilligan's Island" "Professor" Russell Johnson plays the machine inventor. Johnson: Than Wyenn. Judge: Fay Roope. Written by Rod Serling.

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Episode 27

The Big Tall Wish

Fri, Apr 8, 1960 30 mins

No one is on the side of a boxer (Ivan Dixon) trying to make a comeback except a little boy (Steven Perry) with a big wish. Mother: Kim Hamilton. Thomas: Henry Scott.

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Episode 28

A Nice Place to Visit

Fri, Apr 15, 1960 30 mins

A thief leads a heavenly existence after being killed by police. Valentine: Larry Blyden. Mr. Pip: Sebastian Cabot. Dancing Girl: Barbara English.

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Episode 29

Nightmare as a Child

Fri, Apr 29, 1960 30 mins

A precocious girl frightens a teacher (Janice Rule) by revealing secrets from the woman's past. Markie: Terry Burnham. Peter Selden: Shepperd Strudwick. Doctor: Michael Fox. Girl: Suzanne Cupito. Policeman: Joe Perry.

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Episode 30

A Stop at Willoughby

Fri, May 6, 1960 30 mins

A harried ad exec escapes stress in a dream about a sleepy town of the past. Williams: James Daly (father of actors Tyne and Tim Daly). Jane: Patricia Donahue. Misrell: Howard Smith. Helen: Mavis Neal.

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Episode 31

The Chaser

Fri, May 13, 1960 30 mins

A lovesick suitor buys a guaranteed love potion, which works---too well. Based on a story by John Collier. Roger: George Grizzard. Leila: Patricia Barry. Daemon: John McIntire. Man in Homburg: J. Pat O'Malley. Blonde: Barbara Perry. Host: Rod Serling.

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Episode 32

A Passage for Trumpet

Fri, May 20, 1960 30 mins

Jack Klugman plays a washed-up trumpet player who's offered a second chance after a suicide attempt. Nan: Mary Webster. Gabe: John Anderson. Baron: Frank Wolff. Pawnshop Owner: Ned Glass.

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Episode 33

Mr. Bevis

Fri, Jun 3, 1960 30 mins

An angel comes to the aid of a good-natured man (Orson Bean) who's had an unusually bad morning. Hempstead: Henry Jones. Peckinpaugh: Charles Lane. Policeman: William Schallert. Bartender: Horace McMahon. Rod Serling is the host.

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Episode 34

The After Hours

Fri, Jun 10, 1960 30 mins

A department-store shopper (Anne Francis) is told that the floor where she bought something doesn't exist. Saleswoman: Elizabeth Allen. Elevator Operator: John Conwell. Armbruster: James Millhollin. Miss Pettigrew: Nancy Rennick. Host: Rod Serling.

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Episode 35

The Mighty Casey

Fri, Jun 17, 1960 30 mins

A robot pitcher (Robert Sorrells) is the answer to a baseball manager's dreams. McGarry: Jack Warden. Dr. Stillman: Abraham Sofaer. Monk: Don O'Kelly. Commissioner: Rusty Lane. Written by Rod Serling.

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Episode 36

A World of His Own

Fri, Jul 1, 1960 30 mins

A playwright (Keenan Wynn) can conjure up any person or thing by feeding a description into a tape recorder. Victoria: Phyllis Kirk. Mary: Mary La Roche. Host: Rod Serling.

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