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The Twilight Zone
  • Ep:
  • The Time Element
  • Starring: William Bendix (Pete Jensen), Martin Balsam (Dr. Gillespie), Darryl Hickman (Janosky), Carol Kearney (Janosky's Wife), Jesslyn Fax (Maid), Jesse White (Bartender), Joe De Rita (Drunk), Paul Bryar (Bartender)
  • Writtem By: Rod Serling
  • Directed By: Allen Reisner
  • Note: Written as the original pilot for The Twilight Zone, it was shelved and Serling was asked to write a half hour pilot instead. "The Happy Place" was also rejected as unsuitable. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse bought and produced "The Time Element" which aired to rave reviews and overwhelming viewer response. As a result, The Twilight Zone was given the green light.
  • Ep: 1
  • Where is Everybody?
  • Starring: Earl Holliman (Mike Ferris), James Gregory (Air Force General), Paul Langton (Doctor), James McCallion (Reporter #1), John Conwell (Air Force Colonel), Jay Overholts (Reporter #2), Carter Mullaly (Air Force Captain), Gary Walberg (Reporter #3), Jim Johnson (Air Force Staff Sergeant)
  • Writtem By: Rod Serling
  • Directed By: Robert Stevens
  • Ep: 2
  • One For the Angels
  • Starring: Ed Wynn (Lewis J. Bookman)
  • With: Murray Hamilton (Mr. Death)
  • And: Dana Dillaway (Maggie Polanski), Jay Overholts (Doctor), Merritt Bohn (Truck Driver)
  • Writtem By: Rod Serling
  • Directed By: Robert Parrish
  • Ep: 3
  • Mr. Denton on Doomsday
  • Starring: Dan Duryea (Al Denton)
  • With: Martin Landau (Dan Hotaling), Jeanne Cooper (Liz Smith), Malcolm Atterbury (Henry J. Fate), Ken Lynch (Charlie), Arthur Batanides (Messenger), Bill Erwin (Cowboy in Bar), Robert Burton (Doctor), Doug McClure (Pete Grant)
  • Writtem By: Rod Serling
  • Directed By: Allen Reisner
  • Ep: 4
  • The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine
  • Starring: Ida Lupino (Barbara Jean Trenton)
  • With: Martin Balsam (Danny Weiss), Jerome Cowan (Jerry Hearndan), Ted de Corsia (Marty Sall), Alice Frost (Sally)
  • Writtem By: Rod Serling
  • Directed By: Mitchell Leisen
  • Ep: 5
  • Walking Distance
  • Starring: Gig Young (Martin Sloan)
  • With: Frank Overton (Robert Sloan)
  • And: Irene Tedrow (Mrs. Sloan), Michael Montgomery (Young Martin Sloan), Ronnie Howard (Kid on the Curb), Byron Foulger (Charlie), Sheridan Comerate (Gas Station Attendant), Joseph Corey (Present-Day Counterman), Buzz Martin (Teenager), Nan Peterson (Woman in the Park), Pat O'Malley (Mr. Wilson)
  • Writtem By: Rod Serling
  • Directed By: Robert Stevens
  • Ep: 6
  • Escape Clause
  • Starring: David Wayne (Walter Bedeker)
  • With: Thomas Gomez (Mr. Cadwallader)
  • And: Virginia Christine (Ethel Bedeker), Raymond Bailey (Doctor), Wendell Holmes (Cooper), Dick Wilson (Jack), Joe Flynn (Steve), Nesden Booth (Prison Guard), George Baxter (Judge Cummings), Allan Lurie (Subway Officer), Paul E. Burns (Janitor)
  • Writtem By: Rod Serling
  • Directed By: Mitchell Leisen
  • Ep: 7
  • The Lonely
  • Starring: Jack Warden (James A. Corry)
  • With: John Dehner (Captain Allenby), Jean Marsh (Alicia)
  • Writtem By: Rod Serling
  • Directed By: Jack Smight
  • Ep: 8
  • Time Enough at Last
  • Starring: Burgess Meredith (Henry Bemis)
  • With: Vaughn Taylor (Mr. Carsville), Jacqueline deWit (Helen Bemis), Lela Bliss (Mrs. Chester)
  • Teleplay By: Rod Serling
  • Based on a Short Story By: Lynn Venable
  • Directed By: John Brahm
  • Ep: 9
  • Perchance to Dream
  • Starring: Richard Conte (Edward Hall)
  • Also Starring: John Larch (Dr. Eliot Rathmann)
  • And Featuring: Suzanne Lloyd (Maya / Miss Thomas)
  • Writtem By: Charles Beaumont
  • Directed By: Robert Florey
  • Ep: 10
  • Judgement Night
  • Starring: Nehemiah Persoff (Carl Lanser)
  • With: Deirdre Owen (Miss Stanley), Patrick MacNee (First Officer), Ben Wright (Captain), Leslie Bradley (Major Devereaux), Kendrick Huxham (Bartender), Hugh Sanders (Jerry Potter), Richard Peel (Steward One), Donald Journeaux (Steward Two), Barry Bernard (Engineer)
  • And: James Franciscus (Lieutenant Mueller)
  • Writtem By: Rod Serling
  • Directed By: John Brahm
  • Ep: 11
  • And When the Sky Was Opened
  • Starring: Rod Taylor (Colonel Clegg Forbes)
  • Starring: James Hutton (Major William Gart), Charles Aidman (Colonel Ed Harrington), Maxine Cooper (Amy), Paul Bryar (Bartender), Sue Randall (Nurse One), Joe Bassett (Major Henderson)
  • Teleplay By: Rod Serling
  • Based on a Short Story By: Richard Matheson
  • Directed By: Douglas Heyes
  • Ep: 12
  • What You Need
  • Starring: Steve Cochran (Fred Renard)
  • And: Ernest Truex (Pedott)
  • With: Read Morgan (Lefty), Arline Sax (Girl at the Bar), William Edmonson (Bartender), Doris Karnes (Woman on the Street), Fred Kruger (Man on the Street), Norman Sturgis (Hotel Clerk)
  • Teleplay By: Rod Serling
  • Based on the Short Story By: Lewis Padgett (AKA Henry Kuttner & C.L. Moore)
  • Directed By: Alvin Ganzer
  • Ep: 13
  • The Four of Us Are Dying
  • Starring: Harry Townes (Arch Hammer), Phillip Pine (Virgil Sterig), Ross Martin (Johnny Foster), Don Gordon (Andy Marshak)
  • With: Harry Jackson (Trumpet Player), Bernard Fein (Mr. Penell), Peter Brocco (Pop Marshak), Milton Frome (Detective)
  • And: Beverly Garland (Maggie)
  • Teleplay By: Rod Serling
  • Based on a Short Story By: George Johnson
  • Directed By: John Brahm
  • Ep: 14
  • Third From the Sun
  • Starring: Fritz Weaver (William Sturka), Edward Andrews (Mr. Carling), Joe Maross (Jerry Riden), Denise Alexander (Jody Sturka), Lori March (Eve Sturka), Jeanne Evans (Ann Riden), Will J. White (Security Guard), S. John Launer (Loudspeaker Voice)
  • Based on the Short Story By: Richard Matheson
  • Teleplay By: Rod Serling
  • Directed By: Richard L. Bare
  • Ep: 15
  • I Shot an Arrow Into the Air
  • Starring: Dewey Martin (Flight Officer Corey)
  • And: Edward Binns (Colonel Bob G. Donlin)
  • With: Ted Otis (Flight Officer Pierson), Harry Bartell (First Technician), Leslie Barrett (Second Technician)
  • Teleplay By: Rod Serling
  • Based on the Story By: Madelon Champion
  • Directed By: Stuart Rosenberg
  • Ep: 16
  • The Hitch Hiker
  • Starring: Inger Stevens (Nan Adams)
  • With: Adam Williams (Sailor), Lew Gallo (Mechanic), Leonard Strong (Hitch Hiker), Russ Bender (Counterman), George Mitchell (Gas Station Man)
  • Teleplay By: Rod Serling
  • Based on the Radio Play By: Lucille Fletcher
  • Directed By: Alvin Ganzer
  • Ep: 17
  • The Fever
  • Starring: Everett Sloane (Franklin Gibbs)
  • And: Vivi Janiss (Flora Gibbs), William Kendis (Mr. Henson), Lee Millar (Hotel Photographer), Lee Sands (Floor Manager), Marc Towers (Cashier), Art Lewis (Drunk), Arthur Peterson (Sheriff)
  • Writtem By: Rod Serling
  • Directed By: Robert Florey
  • Ep: 18
  • The Last Flight
  • Starring: Kenneth Haigh (Flight Lieutenant William Terrence Decker), Alexander Scourby (Major General George Harper), Simon Scott (Major Wilson)
  • With: Robert Warwick (Air Vice Marshal Alexander Mackay), Harry Raybould (Corporal), Jerry Catron (Guard)
  • Writtem By: Richard Matheson
  • Directed By: Richard Matheson
  • Ep: 19
  • The Purple Testament
  • Starring: Dick York (Captain Phil Riker), William Reynolds (Lieutenant William Fitzgerald)
  • With: William Phipps (Sergeant), Barney Phillips (Captain E.L. Gunther), S. John Launer (Colonel), Michael Vandever (Smitty), Paul Mazursky (Orderly), Marc Cavell (Freeman), Warren Oates (Jeep Driver), Ron Masak (One-Handed Harmonica Player)
  • Writtem By: Rod Serling
  • Directed By: Richard L. Bare
  • Ep: 20
  • Elegy
  • Starring: Cecil Kellaway (Jeremy Wickwire), Jeff Morrow (Kurt Meyers)
  • And: Don Dubbins (Peter Kirby), Kevin Hagen (James Webber)
  • Writtem By: Charles Beaumont
  • Directed By: Douglas Heyes
  • Ep: 21
  • Mirror Image
  • Starring: Vera Miles (Millicent Barnes)
  • Also Starring: Martin Milner (Paul Grinstead)
  • With: Joe Hamilton (Ticket Agent), Naomi Stevens (Bathroom Attendant), Terese Lyon (Old Woman), Ferris Taylor (Old Man), Edwin Rand (Bus Driver)
  • Writtem By: Rod Serling
  • Directed By: John Brahm
  • Ep: 22
  • The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
  • Starring: Claude Akins (Steve Brand), Barry Atwater (Les Goodman), Jack Weston (Charlie Farnsworth), Jan Handzlik (Tommy)
  • With: Amzie Strickland (Woman One), Burt Metcalfe (Don), Mary Gregory (Sally), Jason Johnson (Old Man), Anne Barton (Myra Brand), Lea Waggner (Mrs. Goodman), Joan Sudlow (Woman Two), Ben Erway (Pete Van Horn), Lyn Guild (Mrs. Farnsworth), Sheldon Allman (Alien One), William Walsh (Alien Two)
  • Writtem By: Rod Serling
  • Directed By: Ronald Winston
  • Ep: 23
  • A World of Difference
  • Starring: Howard Duff (Arthur Curtis / Jerry Raigan)
  • With: David White (Mr. Brinkley), Frank Maxwell (Marty Fisher), Eileen Ryan (Nora), Gail Kobe (Sally), Peter Walker (Sam), Susan Dorn (Marian Curtis), William Idelson (Stagehand)
  • Writtem By: Richard Matheson
  • Directed By: Ted Post
  • Ep: 24
  • Long Live Walter Jameson
  • Starring: Kevin McCarthy (Walter Jameson), Edgar Stehli (Samuel Kittridge)
  • Also Starring: Estelle Winwood (Laurette Bowen), Dody Heath (Susanna Kittridge)
  • Writtem By: Charles Beaumont
  • Directed By: Tony Leader
  • Ep: 25
  • People Are Alike All Over
  • Starring: Roddy McDowall (Samuel A. Conrad)
  • With: Susan Oliver (Teenya), Paul Comi (Warren Marcusson), Byron Morrow (Martian #1), Vic Perrin (Martian #2), Vernon Gray (Martian #3)
  • Teleplay By: Rod Serling
  • Based on a Short Story By: Paul Fairman
  • Directed By: Mitchell Leisen
  • Ep: 26
  • Execution
  • Starring: Albert Salmi (Joe Caswell)
  • With: Russell Johnson (George Manion), Than Wyenn (Paul Johnson)
  • And: George Mitchell (Old Man), Jon Lormer (Reverend), Fay Roope (Judge), Richard Karlan (Bartender)
  • Teleplay By: Rod Serling
  • Based on a Short Story By: George Clayton Johnson
  • Directed By: David Orrick McDearmon
  • Ep: 27
  • The Big Tall Wish
  • Starring: Ivan Dixon (Bolie Jackson)
  • And: Steven Perry (Henry Temple)
  • With: Kim Hamilton (Frances Temple), Walter Burke (Joe), Henry Scott (Thomas)
  • Writtem By: Rod Serling
  • Directed By: Ronald Winston
  • Ep: 28
  • A Nice Place to Visit
  • Starring: Larry Blyden (Henry Francis "Rocky" Valentine)
  • And: Sebastian Cabot (Pip)
  • Writtem By: Charles Beaumont
  • Directed By: John Brahm
  • Ep: 29
  • Nightmare as a Child
  • Starring: Janice Rule (Helen Foley), Shepperd Strudwick (Peter Selden)
  • With: Terry Burnham (Markie), Michael Fox (Doctor), Joe Perry (Detective)
  • Writtem By: Rod Serling
  • Directed By: Alvin Ganzer
  • Ep: 30
  • A Stop at Willoughby
  • Starring: James Daly (Gart Williams)
  • And: Howard Smith (Mr. Misrell), Patricia Donahue (Janie Williams)
  • With: Jason Wingreen (Train Conductor), Mavis Neal (Helen), James Maloney (1888 Train Conductor)
  • Writtem By: Rod Serling
  • Directed By: Robert Parrish
  • Ep: 31
  • The Chaser
  • Starring: John McIntire (Professor A. Daemon)
  • And: Patricia Barry (Leila)
  • And: George Grizzard (Roger Shackleforth)
  • With: J. Pat O'Malley (Impatient Man), Marjorie Bennett (Old Woman), Barbara Perry (Blonde Woman), Rusty Wescoatt (Tall Man)
  • Teleplay By: Robert Presnell, Jr.
  • Based on the Short Story By: John Collier
  • Directed By: Douglas Heyes
  • Ep: 32
  • A Passage For Trumpet
  • Starring: Jack Klugman (Joey Crown)
  • With: John Anderson (Gabe), Frank Wolff (Baron), Mary Webster (Nan), James Flavin (Truck Driver), Ned Glass (Nate)
  • Writtem By: Rod Serling
  • Directed By: Don Medford
  • Ep: 33
  • Mr. Bevis
  • Starring: Orson Bean (James B.W. Bevis), Henry Jones (J. Hardy Hempstead)
  • With: Charles Lane (Mr. Peckinpaugh), Horace McMahon (Bartender), William Schallert (Policeman #1)
  • And: Florence MacMichael (Margaret), Dorothy Neuman (Landlady), Vito Scotti (Peddler), House Peters, Jr. (Policeman #2), Coleen O'Sullivan (Young Lady in the Stairwell), Timmy Cletro (Little Boy)
  • Writtem By: Rod Serling
  • Directed By: William Asher
  • Ep: 34
  • The After Hours
  • Starring: Anne Francis (Marsha White)
  • With: Elizabeth Allen (Saleswoman)
  • And: James Millhollin (Mr. Armbruster), John Conwell (Elevator Operator), Patrick Whyte (Mr. Sloan), Nancy Rennick (Miss Keevers)
  • Writtem By: Rod Serling
  • Directed By: Douglas Heyes
  • Ep: 35
  • The Mighty Casey
  • Starring: Jack Warden (Mouth McGarry)
  • With: Abraham Sofaer (Dr. Stillman), Robert Sorrells (Casey)
  • And: Alan Dexter (Beasley), Don O'Kelly (Monk), Jonathan Hole (Doctor), Rusty Lane (Baseball Commissioner)
  • Writtem By: Rod Serling
  • Directed By: Robert Parrish & Alvin Ganzer
  • Ep: 36
  • A World of His Own
  • Starring: Keenan Wynn (Gregory West)
  • And: Phyllis Kirk (Victoria West)
  • And: Mary La Roche (Mary)
  • Writtem By: Richard Matheson
  • Directed By: Ralph Nelson


Season One
Rod Serling ...................... Host / Narrator