The Twilight Zone Episode 65: The Obsolete Man


General Information Director: Elliot Silverstein Writer: Rod Serling Cast: Burgess Meredith, Fritz Weaver, Josep Elic, Harry Fleer, Barry Brooks, Harold Innocent, and Jane Romeyn Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 6/2/1961 Production Code: 173-3661   Overview In a futuristic society, a Chancellor (Fritz Weaver) finds librarian Romney Wordsworth (Burgess Meredith) obsolete—a crime punishable by death—given […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 64: Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?


General Information Director: Montgomery Pittman Writer: Rod Serling Cast: John Hoyt, Jean Willes, Jack Elam, Barney Phillips, John Archer, Bill Kendis, Morgan Jones, Gertrude Flynn, Bill Erwin, Jill Ellis, and Ron Kipling Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 5/26/1961 Production Code: 173-3660   Overview Investigating the crash of a spaceship, state troopers Bill Padgett (John […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 63: The Mind and the Matter


General Information Director: Buzz Kulik Writer: Rod Serling Cast: Shelley Berman, Jack Grinnage, and Chet Stratton Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 5/12/1961 Production Code: 173-3659   Overview Archibald Beechcroft (Shelley Berman), an intolerant office drone, receives a book entitled The Mind and the Matter from coworker Henry (Jack Grinnage). After reading the book, Archibald […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 62: Shadow Play


General Information Director: John Brahm Writer: Charles Beaumont Cast: Dennis Weaver, Harry Townes, Wright King, William Edmonson, Anne Barton, Bernie Hamilton, Tommy Nello, Mack Williams, and Gene Roth Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 5/5/1961 Production Code: 173-3657   Overview Convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to die in the electric chair, Adam Grant (Dennis […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 61: The Silence


General Information Director: Boris Sagal Writer: Rod Serling Cast: Franchot Tone, Liam Sullivan, Cyril Delevanti, Everett Glass, Felix Locher, John Holland, and Jonathan Harris Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 4/28/1961 Production Code: 173-3658   Overview Annoyed by the incessant chatter of fellow socialite Jamie Tennyson (Liam Sullivan), Colonel Archie Taylor (Franchot Tone) makes an […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 60: The Rip Van Winkle Caper


General Information Director: Justus Addiss Writer: Rod Serling Cast: Simon Oakland, Oscar Beregi, Lew Gallo, John Mitchum, Wallace Rooney, and Shirley O’Hara Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 4/21/1961 Production Code: 173-3655   Overview Having stolen one million dollars’ worth of gold from a train, criminals Erbie (John Mitchum), Brooks (Lew Gallo), and De Cruz […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 59: A Hundred Yards Over the Rim


General Information Director: Buzz Kulik Writer: Rod Serling Cast: Cliff Robertson, John Crawford, Evans Evans, Ed Platt, Miranda Jones, Ken Drake, Robert L. McCord III, Jennifer Bunker, and John Astin Composer: Fred Steiner Air Date: 4/7/1961 Production Code: 173-3654   Overview While traveling from St. Louis to the New Mexico Territory, wagon train member Christian […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 58: Long Distance Call


General Information Director: James Sheldon Writers: Charles Beaumont and William Idelson Cast: Philip Abbott, Lili Darvas, Patricia Smith, Billy Mumy, Jenny Maxwell, Reid Hammond, Henry Hunter, and Lew Brown Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 3/31/1961 Production Code: 173-3667   Overview On his birthday, Billy Bayles (Billy Mumy) is given a toy telephone by his […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 57: The Prime Mover


General Information Director: Richard L. Bare Writer: Charles Beaumont Cast: Dane Clark, Buddy Ebsen, Christine White, Nedson Booth, Clancy Cooper, and Jane Burgess Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 3/24/1961 Production Code: 173-3647   Overview Restaurant owner Ace Larson (Dane Clark) wishes to marry Kitty Cavanaugh (Christine White), but cannot afford to do so. One […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 56: Static


General Information Director: Buzz Kulik Writer: Charles Beaumont Cast: Dean Jagger, Carmen Mathews, Robert Emhardt, Arch W. Johnson, Alice Pearce, Clegg Hoyt, Stephen Talbot, Lillian O’Malley, and Pat O’Malley Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 3/10/1961 Production Code: 173-3665   Overview Unable to cope with an ever-changing society, boarding house resident Ed Lindsay (Dean Jagger) […]