The Twilight Zone Episode 85: Showdown with Rance McGrew

The Twilight Zone Showdown with Rance McGrew

General Information Director: Christian Nyby Writer: Rod Serling Cast: Larry Blyden, Arch Johnson, Robert Cornthwaite, Robert J. Stevenson, William McLean, Troy Melton, Jay Overholts, Hal K. Dawson, Robert Kline, and Jim Turley Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 2/2/1962 Production Code: 4812   Overview Rance McGrew (Larry Blyden), a buffoonish and pretentious actor known for […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 84: The Hunt

The Twilight Zone The Hunt

General Information Director: Harold Schuster Writer: Earl Hamner Cast: Arthur Hunnicutt, Jeanette Nolan, Robert Faulk, Dexter Dupont, Orville Sherman, Charles Seel, and Titus Moede Composer: Robert Drasnin Air Date: 1/26/1962 Production Code: 4810   Overview While hunting raccoons one evening, Hyder Simpson (Arthur Hunnicutt) jumps into a fast-moving stream to rescue his dog Rip. Upon […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 83: Dead Man’s Shoes

The Twilight Zone Dead Mans Shoes

General Information Director: Montgomery Pittman Writer: Charles Beaumont Cast: Warren Stevens, Richard Devon, Joan Marshall, Ben Wright, Harry Swoger, Ron Hagerthy, Florence Marley, and Joe Mell Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 1/19/1962 Production Code: 4824   Overview One evening, hobo Nate Bledsoe (Warren Stevens) discovers a pair of loafers owned by a recently murdered […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 82: One More Pallbearer

The Twilight Zone One More Pallbearer

General Information Director: Lamont Johnson Writer: Rod Serling Cast: Joseph Wiseman, Katherine Squire, Trevor Bardette, and Gage Clarke Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 1/12/1962 Production Code: 4823   Overview Suffering perceived injustices from Reverend Hughes (Gage Clarke), high school teacher Mrs. Langford (Katherine Squire), and military commander Colonel Hawthorne (Trevor Bardette), millionaire Paul Radin […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 81: Nothing in the Dark

The Twilight Zone Nothing in the Dark

General Information Director: Lamont Johnson Writer: George Clayton Johnson Cast: Gladys Cooper, Robert Redford, and R.G. Armstrong Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 1/5/1962 Production Code: 3662   Overview Fearing the arrival of Mr. Death, Wanda Dunn (Gladys Cooper)—a timid, fragile woman well past her prime—refuses to open her front door under any circumstances. A […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 80: A Quality of Mercy


General Information Director: Buzz Kulik Writer: Rod Serling Cast: Dean Stockwell, Albert Salmi, Rayford Barnes, Ralph Votrian, Leonard Nimoy, Dale Ishimoto, and J.H. Fujikawa Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 12/29/1961 Production Code: 4809   Overview On the last day of World War II, Lieutenant Katell (Dean Stockwell)—a young, inexperienced officer—takes command of a platoon […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 79: Five Characters in Search of an Exit


General Information Director: Lamont Johnson Writer: Rod Serling Cast: Susan Harrison, Bill Windom, Murray Matheson, Kelton Garwood, Clark Allen, Carol Hill, and Mona Houghton Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 12/22/1961 Production Code: 4805   Overview Upon awakening in a cylindrical room with no visible exit, an army major (Bill Windom) finds himself in the […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 78: Once Upon a Time


General Information Director: Norman Z. McLeod Writer: Richard Matheson Cast: Buster Keaton, Stanley Adams, James Flavin, Gil Lamb, and Jesse White Composer: William Lava Air Date: 12/15/1961 Production Code: 4820   Overview In the year 1890, Woodrow Mulligan (Buster Keaton)—a disgruntled, pessimistic janitor—stumbles upon a bizarre contraption that allows him to travel seventy years into […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 77: The Jungle


General Information Director: William Claxton Writer: Charles Beaumont Cast: John Dehner, Walter Brooke, Jay Adler, Emily McLaughlin, Hugh Sanders, Howard Wright, Donald Foster, and Jay Overholts Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 12/1/1961 Production Code: 4806   Overview Returning from Africa after being cursed by a local witch doctor, Doris Richards (Emily McLaughlin) insists that […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 76: Still Valley


General Information Director: James Sheldon Writer: Rod Serling Cast: Gary Merrill, Vaughn Taylor, Mark Tapscott, Jack Mann, and Ben Cooper Composer: Wilbur Hatch Air Date: 11/24/1961 Production Code: 4808   Overview Traveling to a small town on a scouting mission, Confederate Sergeant Joseph Paradine (Gary Merrill) discovers a company of Union soldiers frozen in time. […]