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Score
8.8
8 votes

1 - Where is Everybody

Original title : Where is Everybody
First Aired : 02.10.1959 (USA)
Director : Robert Stevens
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Earl Holliman (Mike Ferris), James Gregory (Air Force General), Paul Langton (Air Force Colonel), Jay Overholts (Reporter Two), Garry Walberg, Carter Mullaly, Jim Johnson, John Conwell, James McCallion

The Story : Mike Ferris finds himself in a town strangely devoid of people. But despite the emptiness, he has the odd feeling that he's being watched...

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Score
7.7
3 votes

2 - One for the Angels

Original title : One for the Angels
First Aired : 09.10.1959 (USA)
Director : Robert Parrish
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Ed Wynn (Lew Bookman), Murray Hamilton (Mr. Death), Dana Dillaway (Maggie), Mickey Maga (Ricky), Jay Overholts (The Doctor), Merritt Bohn (The Truck Driver)

The Story : A street salesman cleverly eludes Death. But if he lives, a little girl must die in his place.

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Score
6.3
3 votes

3 - Mr. Denton on Doomsday

Original title : Mr. Denton on Doomsday
First Aired : 16.10.1959 (USA)
Director : Allen Reisner
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Dan Duryea (Al Denton), Martin Landau (Hotaling), Doug McClure (Pete Grant), Bill Erwin (Man), Robert Burton (Doctor), Arthur Batanides (Leader), Ken Lynch (Charlie), Jeanne Cooper (Liz), Malcolm Atterbury (Henry J. Fate)

The Story : A has-been, drunk gunslinger finds his fast-draw abilities magically restored.

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Score
7.3
3 votes

4 - The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine

Original title : The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine
First Aired : 23.10.1959 (USA)
Director : Mitchell Leisen
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Ida Lupino (Barbara Jean Trenton), Martin Balsam (Danny Weiss), Ted de Corsia (Marty Sall), John Clarke (Hearndan in film), Jerome Cowan (Jerry Hearndan), Alice Frost (Sally)

The Story : An aging, former movie star lives and dreams in the past, constantly watching her old movies alone in her room.

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Score
9.3
6 votes

5 - Walking Distance

Original title : Walking Distance
First Aired : 30.10.1959 (USA)
Director : Robert Stevens
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Gig Young (Martin Sloan), Frank Overton (Martin's Father), Michael Montgomery (Martin as a child), Ron Howard (Wilcox boy), Irene Tedrow (Mrs. Sloan), Byron Foulger (Charlie), Sheridan Comerate (The Gas Station Attendant), Joseph Corey (The 1959 Counterman), Buzz Martin (The Teenager), Pat O'Malley (Mr. Wilson), Nan Peterson (The Woman in the Park)

The Story : Martin Sloan, driving through the country, leaves his car and starts to walk toward his hometown, Homewood. He finds things exactly as they were when he was a child. He soon realizes he's gone back in time.

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Score
6.7
3 votes

6 - Escape Clause

Original title : Escape Clause
First Aired : 06.11.1959 (USA)
Director : Mitchell Leisen
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : David Wayne (Walter Bedeker), Thomas Gomez (Mr. Cadwallader), Virginia Christine (Ethel Bedeker), Allan Lurie (Guard), Raymond Bailey (The Doctor), Wendell Holmes (Mr. Cooper), Dick Wilson (Jack), Joe Flynn (Steve), Nesdon Booth (The Prison Guard), George Baxter (Judge Cummings), Paul E. Burns (Janitor)

The Story : A hypochondriac exchanges his soul for immortality and indestructibility.

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Score
8.8
4 votes

7 - Lonely

Original title : Lonely
First Aired : 13.11.1959 (USA)
Director : Jack Smight
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Jack Warden (James A. Corry), Jean Marsh (Alicia), John Dehner (Captain Allenby), Ted Knight (Adams), James Turley (Carstairs)

The Story : Corry is stranded on an asteroid after being convicted of a crime. He receives as a present a robot who looks, sounds, and acts like a real woman.

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Score
8.4
5 votes

8 - Time Enough at Last

Original title : Time Enough at Last
First Aired : 20.11.1959 (USA)
Director : John Brahm
Writing credits : Rod Serling, Lynn Venable
Cast : Burgess Meredith (Henry Bemis), Vaughn Taylor (Mr. Carsville), Jacqueline DeWit (Helen Bemis), Lela Bliss (Mrs. Chester)

The Story : A bank teller, Henry Bemis, longs for time alone to read books. He gets his wish...

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Score
6.5
2 votes

9 - Perchance to Dream

Original title : Perchance to Dream
First Aired : 11.27.1959 (USA)
Director : Robert Florey
Writing credits : Charles Beaumont
Cast : Richard Conte (Edward Hall), John Larch (Dr. Rathmann), Suzanne Lloyd (Maya/Miss Thomas), Eddie Marr (Girlie Barker), Russell Trent (Rifle Range Barker), Ted Stanhope (Man on the Street)

The Story : A man is terrified of falling asleep for fear he might die.

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Score
5.5
2 votes

10 - Judgment Night

Original title : Judgment Night
First Aired : 04.12.1959 (USA)
Director : John Brahm
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Nehemiah Persoff (Lanser), Ben Wright (Captain Wilbur), Patrick Macnee (First Officer), Deirdre Owne (Miss Stanley), Leslie Bradley (Major Devereaux), Kendrick Huxham (The Bartender), Hugh Sanders (Jerry Potter), Richard Peel (First Steward), Donald Journeaux (Second Steward), Barry Bernard (Mr. McCloud), James Franciscus (Lieutenant Mueller), Debbie Joyce (Little Girl)

The Story : In 1942, a German wonders why he's on the deck of a British steamship, with no memory of how he got there, and an overwhelming sense of impending doom.

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Score
9.0
3 votes

11 - And When the Sky Was Opened

Original title : And When the Sky Was Opened
First Aired : 11.12.1959 (USA)
Director : Douglas Heyes
Writing credits : Rod Serling, Richard Matheson
Cast : Rod Taylor (Col. Clegg Forbes), Charles Aidman (Col. Ed Harrington), Jim Hutton (Major William Gart), Maxine Cooper (Amy), Sue Randall (The Nurse), Paul Bryar (Bartender), Joe Bassett (Medical Officer), Gloria Pall (Girl at the Bar), Elizabeth Fielding (Blonde Nurse)

The Story : Three astronauts have returned from this first space flight. Major Gart is hospitalized with a broken leg. The other two, Colonels Harrington and Forbes head for a bar. Harrington gets a strange feeling…

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Score
8.0
4 votes

12 - What You Need

Original title : What You Need
First Aired : 25.12.1959 (USA)
Director : Alvin Ganzer
Writing credits : Rod Serling, Henry Kuttner, C.L. Moore
Cast : Steve Cochran (Fred Renard), Ernest Truex (Pedott), Arlene Martel (Girl in bar), Read Morgan (Lefty), William Edmonson (Bartender), Judy Ellis (Woman on the Street), Fred Kruger (Man on the Street), Norman Sturgis (Hotel Clerk), Frank Allocca (Waiter), Mark Sunday (Photographer)

The Story : A two-bit thug thinks he's found the key to a better life in an old sidewalk salesman who has the uncanny ability to tell people what they need the most.

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Score
7.0
4 votes

13 - The Four of Us are Dying

Original title : The Four of Us are Dying
First Aired : 01.01.1960 (USA)
Director : John Brahm
Writing credits : Rod Serling, George Clayton Johnson
Cast : Harry Townes (Arch Hammer), Ross Martin (Hammer as Foster), Phillip Pine (Hammer as Sterig), Don Gordon (Hammer as Marshak), Beverly Garland (Maggie), Peter Brocco (Pop Marshak), Bernard Fein (Penell), Milton Frome (Detective), Harry Jackson (Trumpet Player), Bob Hopkins (Man in Bar), Pat Comiskey (Man Two), Sam Rawlins (Ramon)

The Story : A man who can change his face to resemble others gets into hot water with gangsters.

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Score
8.5
4 votes

14 - Third From the Sun

Original title : Third From the Sun
First Aired : 08.01.1960 (USA)
Director : Richard L. Bare
Writing credits : Rod Serling, Richard Matheson
Cast : Fritz Weaver (William Sturka), Joe Maross (Jerry Riden), Edward Andrews (Carling), Lori March (Eve), Denise Alexander (Jody), Jeanne Evans (Ann), Will J. White (Guard), S. John Launer (Loudspeaker Voice)

The Story : With all-out nuclear war about to ignite, a scientist and his pilot friend plot to escape on an experimental spaceship.

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Score
8.5
4 votes

15 - I Shot an Arrow into the Air

Original title : I Shot an Arrow into the Air
First Aired : 15.01.1960 (USA)
Director : Stuart Rosenberg
Writing credits : Rod Serling, Madelon Champion
Cast : Dewey Martin (Corey), Edward Binns (Col. Donlin), Ted Otis (Pierson), Leslie Barrett (Brandt), Harry Bartell (Langford)

The Story : Three astronauts crash on what they believe to be an asteroid. Unfortunately they have only limited water supplies to sustain them.

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Score
6.0
5 votes

16 - The Hitch-Hiker

Original title : The Hitch-Hiker
First Aired : 22.01.1960 (USA)
Director : Alvin Ganzer
Writing credits : Rod Serling, Lucille Fletcher
Cast : Inger Stevens (Nan Adams), Leonard Strong (Hitch-Hiker), Adam Williams (Sailor), Lew Gallo (Gas Pump Boy), Russ Bender (Counterman), George Mitchell (Gas Station Attendant), Dwight Townsend (Highway Flagman), Eleanor Audley (Mrs. Whitney)

The Story : Alone on a cross-country trip, a woman continually sees the same hitch-hiker everywhere she looks.

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Score
4.5
2 votes

17 - The Fever

Original title : The Fever
First Aired : 29.01.1960 (USA)
Director : Robert Florey
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Everett Sloane (Franklin Gibbs), Vivi Janiss (Flora Gibbs), Art Lewis (Drunk), Lee Millar (Photographer), Bill Kendis (Mr. Henson), Lee Sands (Floor Manager), Marc Towers (Cashier), Arthur Peterson (Sheriff), Carole Kent (Jackpot Winner), Jeffrey Sayre (Croupier)

The Story : Tight fisted Franklin Gibbs is not pleased when his wife wins a trip for two to Las Vegas. But things change when he falls under the spell of a slot machine that calls his name.

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Score
8.0
3 votes

18 - The Last Flight

Original title : The Last Flight
First Aired : 05.02.1960 (USA)
Director : William F. Claxton
Writing credits : Richard Matheson
Cast : Kenneth Haigh (Flight Lt. Decker), Jack Perkins (Mechanic), Jerry Catron (Guard), Harry Raybould (Corporal), Robert Warwick (Air Vice Marshal Alexander Mackaye), Alexander Scourby (General Harper), Simon Scott (Major Wilson), Paul Baxley (Jeep Driver)

The Story : A World War I flying ace flies through a mysterious cloud - and lands at a modern U.S. air base in the year 1959!

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Score
8.0
3 votes

19 - The Purple Testament

Original title : The Purple Testament
First Aired : 12.02.1960 (USA)
Director : Richard L. Bare
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : William Reynolds (Lt. Fitzgerald), Dick York (Captain Riker), Barney Phillips (Captain Gunther), Ron Masak (Harmonica Man), William Phipps (Sergeant), S. John Launer (Colonel), Michael Vandever (Smitty), Paul Mazursky (Orderly), Marc Cavell (Freeman), Warren Oates (Jeep Driver)

The Story : Lt. Fitzgerald has found his own special wartime hell. Looking into the faces of his men prior to battle, he has the disquieting ability to see who is about to die.

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Score
8.0
2 votes

20 - Elegy

Original title : Elegy
First Aired : 19.02.1960 (USA)
Director : Douglas Heyes
Writing credits : Charles Beaumont
Cast : Cecil Kellaway (Jeremy Wickwire), Kevin Hagen (Captain James Webber), Jeff Morrow (Kurt Meyers), Don Dubbins (Peter Kirby)

The Story : Three astronauts land on what looks like Earth 200 years before they left--only all of the people seem frozen in time.

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Score
8.3
3 votes

21 - Mirror Image

Original title : Mirror Image
First Aired : 26.02.1960 (USA)
Director : John Brahm
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Vera Miles (Millicent Barnes), Martin Milner (Paul Grinstead), Joe Hamilton (Ticket Agent), Ferris Taylor (Old Man), Naomi Stevens (Bathroom Attendant), Terese Lyon (Old Woman), Edwin Rand (Bus Driver)

The Story : Millicent Barnes sees her double at a bus terminal.

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Score
8.8
5 votes

22 - The Monsters are Due on Maple Street

Original title : The Monsters are Due on Maple Street
First Aired : 04.03.1960 (USA)
Director : Ron Winston
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Claude Akins (Steve Brand), Jack Weston (Charlie), Barry Atwater (Mr. Goodman), Amzie Strickland (Woman), Anne Barton (Mrs. Brand), Jan Handzlik (Tommy), Burt Metcalfe (Don), Mary Gregory (Sally), Jason Johnson (Old Man), Leah Waggner (Mrs. Goodman [as Lea Waggner]), Joan Sudlow (Old Woman), Ben Erway (Pete Van Horn), Lyn Guild (Charlie's Wife), Sheldon Allman (First Alien), William Walsh (Second Alien)

The Story : Paranoia strikes the residents of Maple Street when they believe human-looking aliens have invaded the neighborhood.

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Score
8.3
3 votes

23 - A World of Difference

Original title : A World of Difference
First Aired : 11.03.1960 (USA)
Director : Ted Post
Writing credits : Richard Matheson
Cast : Howard Duff (Arthur Curtis), Frank Maxwell (Marty), Eileen Ryan (Nora), David White (Brinkley), Gail Kobe (Sally), Peter Walker (Sam), Susan Dorn (Marian Curtis), Bill Idelson (Stagehand)

The Story : Businessman Arthur Curtis discovers that life as he knows it doesn't really exist.

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Score
8.8
4 votes

24 - Long Live Walter Jameson

Original title : Long Live Walter Jameson
First Aired : 18.03.1960 (USA)
Director : Anton M. Leader
Writing credits : Charles Beaumont
Cast : Kevin McCarthy (Prof. Walter Jameson), Edgar Stehli (Prof. Samuel Kittridge), Estelle Winwood (Laurette Bowen), Dody Heath (Susanna Kittridge)

The Story : Walter Jameson is an excellent history teacher who talks about the past as if he had lived it.

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Score
9.3
3 votes

25 - People Are Alike All Over

Original title : People Are Alike All Over
First Aired : 25.03.1960 (USA)
Director : Mitchell Leisen
Writing credits : Rod Serling, Paul Fairman
Cast : Roddy McDowall (Sam Conrad), Paul Comi (Warren Marcusson), Susan Oliver (Teenya), Byron Morrow (First Martian), Vic Perrin (Second Martian), Vernon Gray (Third Martian)

The Story : When a space exploration crashes on Mars, the surviving passenger is surprised to find that Martians are human-looking, very friendly and apparently just like us...

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Score
8.3
3 votes

26 - Execution

Original title : Execution
First Aired : 01.04.1960 (USA)
Director : David Orrick McDearmon
Writing credits : Rod Serling, George Clayton Johnson
Cast : Albert Salmi (Joe Caswell), Russell Johnson (George Manion), Than Wyenn (Johnson), George Mitchell (Cowboy), Jon Lormer (Reverend), Fay Roope (Judge), Richard Karlan (Bartender), Joe Haworth (Television Cowboy)

The Story : Just before being hanged for shooting a man in the back, a man in 1880 is transported into the future.

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Score
7.5
2 votes

27 - The Big Tall Wish

Original title : The Big Tall Wish
First Aired : 08.04.1960 (USA)
Director : Ron Winston
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Ivan Dixon (Bolie Jackson), Steven Perry (Henry), Kim Hamilton (Frances), Walter Burke (Joe), Henry Scott (Thomas), Charles Horvath (Joey Consiglio), Carl McIntire (Announcer), Frankie Van (Referee)

The Story : A boxer breaks his hand before a fight. He is then, of course, he is beaten up so badly in the fight, that he is easily knocked down. But suddenly time freezes, and he switches places with the other boxer. He thinks it is a miracle, but his neighbor, a boy named Henry, says it is because he made a "big, tall wish".

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Score
7.0
2 votes

28 - A Nice Place to Visit

Original title : A Nice Place to Visit
First Aired : 15.04.1960 (USA)
Director : John Brahm
Writing credits : Charles Beaumont
Cast : Larry Blyden (Rocky Valentine), Sebastian Cabot (Mr. Pip), John Close (Policeman), Wayne Tucker (The Croupier), Sandra Warner (The Brunette Woman), Barbara English (The Dancing Blonde), Nels Nelson (The Midget Policeman), Bill Mullikin (The Parking Attendant)

The Story : After being shot to death, Rocky Valentine encounters the amiable white-haired Mr. Pip, who gives Rocky everything he wishes for.

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Score
6.5
2 votes

29 - Nightmare as a Child

Original title : Nightmare as a Child
First Aired : 29.04.1960 (USA)
Director : Alvin Ganzer
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Janice Rule (Helen Foley), Terry Burnham (Markie), Shepperd Strudwick (Peter Selden), Michael Fox (Doctor), Joe Perry (Police Lieutenant), Morgan Brittany (Girl with the Doll)

The Story : Schoolteacher Helen Foley finds a strange and very serious little girl on the stairs outside her apartment. The little girl seems to know her, and tries to jog her memory about a man she saw earlier that day. The man arrives at Helen's door…

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Score
8.8
4 votes

30 - A Stop at Willoughby

Original title : A Stop at Willoughby
First Aired : 06.05.1960 (USA)
Director : Robert Parrish
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : James Daly (Gart Williams), Patricia Donahue (Jane Williams), Howard Smith (Mr. Misrell), Jason Wingreen (Train Conductor), Mavis Neal Palmer (Helen), James Maloney (1888 Train Conductor), Billy Booth (First Boy), Butch Hengen (Second Boy), Ryan Hayes (Engineer), Max Slaten (Man on the Wagon)

The Story : Riding home on the train one day, a man falls asleep and dreams it is 1880, and he is entering a small town called Willoughby.

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Score
6.5
2 votes

31 - The Chaser

Original title : The Chaser
First Aired : 16.05.1960 (USA)
Director : Douglas Heyes
Writing credits : Robert Presnell Jr., John Collier
Cast : George Grizzard (Roger Shackleforth), John McIntire (Prof. Daemon), Patricia Barry (Leila), J. Pat O'Malley (Old Man), Marjorie Bennett (Old Lady), Barbara Perry (Blonde Lady), Rusty Westcoatt (Tall Man), Duane Grey (Bartender)

The Story : A man, desperate to win the affection of a beautiful woman, slips her a love potion. He is overjoyed that the potion works so well...at first.

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Score
6.0
2 votes

32 - A Passage for Trumpet

Original title : A Passage for Trumpet
First Aired : 20.05.1960 (USA)
Director : Don Medford
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Jack Klugman (Joey Crown), John Anderson (Gabe), Mary Webster (Nan), Frank Wolff (Baron), James Flavin (Truck Driver), Ned Glass (Pawnshop Owner), Diane Honodel (Woman Pedestrian)

The Story : A trumpet player who's convinced he'll never amount to anything attempts suicide and finds himself in a world where no one can hear or see him.

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Score
7.8
4 votes

33 - Mr. Bevis

Original title : Mr. Bevis
First Aired : 03.06.1960 (USA)
Director : William Asher
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Orson Bean (James B.W. Bevis), Henry Jones (J. Hardy Hempstead), Charles Lane (Mr. Peckinpaugh), Horace McMahon (Bartender), William Schallert (First Policeman), Florence MacMichael (Margaret), Dorothy Neumann (Miss Chetfield), Vito Scotti (Tony), House Peters Jr. (Second Policeman), Coleen O'Sullivan (Michelle), Timmy Cletro (Little Boy)

The Story : An eccentric loser gets a new life from his guardian angel, but there is a price to keeping it.

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Score
9.8
4 votes

34 - The After Hours

Original title : The After Hours
First Aired : 10.06.1960 (USA)
Director : Douglas Heyes
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Anne Francis (Marsha White), Elizabeth Allen (Saleswoman), James Millhollin (Armbruster), John Conwell (Elevator Operator), Patrick Whyte (Mr. Sloan), Nancy Rennick (Miss Keevers)

The Story : A woman discovers that the floor of a department store, on which she bought a gold thimble, doesn't exist - and that her "saleslady" is really a mannequin!

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Score
7.0
2 votes

35 - The Mighty Casey

Original title : The Mighty Casey
First Aired : 17.06.1960 (USA)
Director : Robert Parrish, Alvin Ganzer
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Jack Warden (Mouth McGarry), Robert Sorrells (Casey), Abraham Sofaer (Dr. Stillman), Alan Dexter (Mr. Beasley), Don Kelly (Monk), Jonathan Hole (Team Physician), Rusty Lane (Commissioner)

The Story : Dr. Stillman arranges to have his human-looking robot signed up as the star pitcher of the Hoboken Zephyrs. The team zooms to fourth place thanks to Casey. After he's beaned by a ball, a doctor discovers Casey has no heart. The rules say nine men make up a team, and without a heart Casey is not a man. Dr. Stillman gives Casey a heart, but he becomes too compassionate to strike out other players. The Zephyrs lose the pennant, and Casey is washed up in baseball. Dr. Stillman gives the coach, Mouth McGarry, Casey's blueprints as a memento. Looking at them, McGarry gets a sudden inspiration, and chases after the doctor.

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Score
9.3
4 votes

36 - A World of His Own

Original title : A World of His Own
First Aired : 01.07.1960 (USA)
Director : Ralph Nelson
Writing credits : Richard Matheson
Cast : Keenan Wynn (Gregory West), Phyllis Kirk (Victoria West), Mary La Roche (Mary)

The Story : A playwright makes characters come to life.

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