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The Twilight Zone Season 5 Episodes

38 Episodes 1963 - 1964

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

Episode 1

In Praise of Pip

Fri, Sep 27, 1963 30 mins

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.

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Episode 2

Steel

Fri, Oct 4, 1963 30 mins

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.

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Episode 3

Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

Fri, Oct 11, 1963 30 mins

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.

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Episode 4

A Kind of Stopwatch

Fri, Oct 18, 1963 30 mins

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.

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Episode 5

The Last Night of a Jockey

Fri, Oct 25, 1963 30 mins

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

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Episode 6

Living Doll

Fri, Nov 1, 1963 30 mins

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.

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Episode 7

The Old Man in the Cave

Fri, Nov 8, 1963 30 mins

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.

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Episode 8

Uncle Simon

Fri, Nov 15, 1963 30 mins

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.

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Episode 9

Probe 7---Over and Out

Fri, Nov 29, 1963 30 mins

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.

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Episode 10

The 7th Is Made Up of Phantoms

Fri, Dec 6, 1963 30 mins

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.

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Episode 11

A Short Drink from a Certain Fountain

Fri, Dec 13, 1963 30 mins

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.

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Episode 12

Ninety Years Without Slumbering

Fri, Dec 20, 1963 30 mins

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.

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Episode 13

Ring-a-Ding Girl

Fri, Dec 27, 1963 30 mins

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.

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Episode 14

You Drive

Fri, Jan 3, 1964 30 mins

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.

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Episode 15

The Long Morrow

Fri, Jan 10, 1964 30 mins

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.

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Episode 16

The Self-improvement of Salvadore Ross

Fri, Jan 17, 1964 30 mins

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.

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Episode 17

Number Twelve Looks Just like You

Fri, Jan 24, 1964 30 mins

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.

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Episode 18

Black Leather Jackets

Fri, Jan 31, 1964 30 mins

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.

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Episode 19

Night Call

Fri, Feb 7, 1964 30 mins

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.

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Episode 20

From Agnes with Love

Fri, Feb 14, 1964 30 mins

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.

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Episode 21

Spur of the Moment

Fri, Feb 21, 1964 30 mins

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.

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Episode 22

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

Fri, Feb 28, 1964 30 mins

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.

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Episode 23

Queen of the Nile

Fri, Mar 6, 1964 30 mins

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.

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Episode 24

What's in the Box

Fri, Mar 13, 1964 30 mins

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.

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Episode 25

The Masks

Fri, Mar 20, 1964 30 mins

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.

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Episode 26

I Am the Night---Color Me Black

Fri, Mar 27, 1964 30 mins

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.

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Episode 27

Sounds and Silences

Fri, Apr 3, 1964 30 mins

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.

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Episode 28

Caesar and Me

Fri, Apr 10, 1964 30 mins

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.

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Episode 29

The Jeopardy Room

Fri, Apr 17, 1964 30 mins

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.

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Episode 30

Stopover in a Quiet Town

Fri, Apr 24, 1964 30 mins

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.

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Episode 31

The Encounter

Fri, May 1, 1964 30 mins

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

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Episode 32

Mr. Garrity and the Graves

Fri, May 8, 1964 30 mins

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.

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Episode 33

The Brain Center at Whipple's

Fri, May 15, 1964 30 mins

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.

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Episode 34

Come Wander with Me

Fri, May 22, 1964 30 mins

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.

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Episode 35

The Fear

Fri, May 29, 1964 30 mins

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.

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Episode 36

The Bewitchin' Pool

Fri, Jun 19, 1964 30 mins

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.

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Episode 37

Viewer's Choice 3

Sun, Jan 1, 2017 30 mins

Vote for the winner on Twitter: #TZLivingDoll vs. #TZNightmare20000Ft.

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Episode 38

The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine

Mon, Mar 25, 2019 30 mins

A forgotten star of the '30s uses films of her old movies to recreate the spirit of her heyday.

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