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The Twilight Zone

Episodes

37 Episodes 1961 - 1962

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

Episode 1

Two

Fri, Sep 15, 1961 30 mins

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

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Episode 2

The Arrival

Fri, Sep 22, 1961 30 mins

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.

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Episode 3

The Shelter

Fri, Sep 29, 1961 30 mins

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.

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Episode 4

The Passersby

Fri, Oct 6, 1961 30 mins

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.

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Episode 5

A Game of Pool

Fri, Oct 13, 1961 30 mins

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.

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Episode 6

The Mirror

Fri, Oct 20, 1961 30 mins

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.

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Episode 7

The Grave

Fri, Oct 27, 1961 30 mins

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.

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Episode 8

It's a Good Life

Fri, Nov 3, 1961 30 mins

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.

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Episode 9

Deaths-Head Revisited

Fri, Nov 10, 1961 30 mins

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.

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Episode 10

The Midnight Sun

Fri, Nov 17, 1961 30 mins

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.

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Episode 11

Still Valley

Fri, Nov 24, 1961 30 mins

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.

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Episode 12

The Jungle

Fri, Dec 1, 1961 30 mins

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.

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Episode 13

Once upon a Time

Fri, Dec 15, 1961 30 mins

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.

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Episode 14

Five Characters in Search of an Exit

Fri, Dec 22, 1961 30 mins

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.

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Episode 15

Quality of Mercy

Fri, Dec 29, 1961 30 mins

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.

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Episode 16

Nothing in the Dark

Fri, Jan 5, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 17

One More Pallbearer

Fri, Jan 12, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 18

Dead Man's Shoes

Fri, Jan 19, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 19

The Hunt

Fri, Jan 26, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 20

Showdown with Rance McGrew

Fri, Feb 2, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 21

Kick the Can

Fri, Feb 9, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 22

Piano in the House

Fri, Feb 16, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 23

The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank

Fri, Feb 23, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 24

To Serve Man

Fri, Mar 2, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 25

The Fugitive

Fri, Mar 9, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 26

Little Girl Lost

Fri, Mar 16, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 27

Person or Persons Unknown

Fri, Mar 23, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 28

The Little People

Fri, Mar 30, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 29

Four O'Clock

Fri, Apr 6, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 30

Hocus-Pocus and Frisby

Fri, Apr 13, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 31

The Trade-ins

Fri, Apr 20, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 32

The Gift

Fri, Apr 27, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 33

The Dummy

Fri, May 4, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 34

Young Man's Fancy

Fri, May 11, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 35

I Sing the Body Electric

Fri, May 18, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 36

Cavender Is Coming

Fri, May 25, 1962 30 mins

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.

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Episode 37

The Changing of the Guard

Fri, Jun 1, 1962 30 mins

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.

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