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Score
5.3
3 votes

37 - King Nine Will Not Return

Original title : King Nine Will Not Return
First Aired : 30.09.1960 (USA)
Director : Buzz Kulik
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Bob Cummings (Captain James Embry), Gene Lyons (Psychiatrist), Paul Lambert (Doctor), Jenna McMahon (Nurse)

The Story : A WWII captain finds himself in the desert, next to his crashed plane. Where is his crew? And why are futuristic jet planes flying overhead?

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Score
6.8
5 votes

38 - The Man in the Bottle

Original title : The Man in the Bottle
First Aired : 07.10.1960 (USA)
Director : Don Medford
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Luther Adler (Arthur Castle), Vivi Janiss (Edna Castle), Joseph Ruskin (Genie), Olan Soule (I.R.S. Agent), Lisa Golm (Mrs. Gumley), Peter Coe (First German), Albert Szabo (Second German)

The Story : A discontented curio shop owner thinks he's finally found happiness when a genie he discovers in an old bottle grants him four wishes.

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Score
4.0
3 votes

39 - Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room

Original title : Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room
First Aired : 14.10.1960 (USA)
Director : Douglas Heyes
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Joe Mantell (Jackie Rhoades), William D. Gordon (George)

The Story : Ordered to commit a murder he doesn't want to perform, a smalltime hood nervously looks in the mirror and sees the man he could have been--confident, strong...and determined to get out.

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Score
5.7
3 votes

40 - A Thing About Machines

Original title : A Thing About Machines
First Aired : 28.10.1960 (USA)
Director : David Orrick McDearmon
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Richard Haydn (Bartlett Finchley), Barbara Stuart (Edith Rogers), Barney Phillips (TV Repairman), Henry Beckman (Policeman), Jay Overholts (Intern), Margarita Cordova (Girl)

The Story : A writer feels that the machines in his house are conspiring against him.

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Score
7.7
7 votes

41 - The Howling Man

Original title : The Howling Man
First Aired : 04.11.1960 (USA)
Director : Douglas Heyes
Writing credits : Charles Beaumont
Cast : John Carradine (Brother Jerome), H.M. Wynant (David Ellington), Robin Hughes (The Howling Man), Frederic Ledebur (Brother Christophorus), Ezelle Poule (Housekeeper)

The Story : A man on a walking trip of post-World War I Europe gets caught in a storm. He comes across a remote monastery with a mysterious prisoner.

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Score
8.3
3 votes

42 - The Eye of the Beholder

Original title : The Eye of the Beholder
First Aired : 11.11.1960 (USA)
Director : Douglas Heyes
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Maxine Stuart (Janet Tyler), William D. Gordon (Doctor), Jennifer Howard (Janet's Nurse), George Keymas (Leader), Joanna Heyes (Reception Nurse), Edson Stroll (Walter Smith), Donna Douglas (Janet Tyler)

The Story : A young woman is forced to undergo experimental treatments in an attempt to make her appear "normal."

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Score
8.6
5 votes

43 - Nick of Time

Original title : Nick of Time
First Aired : 18.11.1960 (USA)
Director : Richard L. Bare
Writing credits : Richard Matheson
Cast : William Shatner (Don Carter), Patricia Breslin (Pat Carter), Guy Wilkerson (Counter Man), Stafford Repp (Mechanic), Walter Reed (Nervous Man), Dee Carroll (Nervous Woman)

The Story : A superstitious newlywed becomes obsessed by a penny fortune-telling machine when he and his new wife are stranded with car trouble.

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Score
7.0
4 votes

44 - The Lateness of the Hour

Original title : The Lateness of the Hour
First Aired : 02.12.1960 (USA)
Director : Jack Smight
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Inger Stevens (Jana), John Hoyt (Dr. Loren), Irene Tedrow (Mrs. Loren), Tom Palmer (Robert), Mary Gregory (Nelda), Valley Keene (Suzanne), Doris Karnes (Gretchen), Jason Johnson (Jensen)

The Story : Dr. Loren enjoys the faultless robot servants he has invented. His daughter, however, feels imprisoned by them--and soon learns how right she is.

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Score
5.7
3 votes

45 - The Trouble with Templeton

Original title : The Trouble with Templeton
First Aired : 09.12.1960 (USA)
Director : Buzz Kulik
Writing credits : E. Jack Neuman
Cast : Brian Aherne (Booth Templeton), Pippa Scott (Laura Templeton), Sydney Pollack (Arthur Willis), Dave Willock (Marty), King Calder (Sid Sperry), Larry J. Blake (Freddie), David Thursby (Eddie), Charles S. Carlson (Barney Flueger), John Kroger (Ed Page)

The Story : Booth Templeton is an aging actor who longs for the old days when his wife was alive. Miraculously, he is given a sobering glimpse of the past he holds so dear.

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Score
7.0
5 votes

46 - A Most Unusual Camera

Original title : A Most Unusual Camera
First Aired : 16.12.1960 (USA)
Director : John Rich
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Fred Clark (Chester Diedrich), Jean Carson (Paula Diedrich), Adam Williams (Woodward), Marcel Hillaire (Pierre)

The Story : Chester Diedrich and his wife Paula, after burglarizing a curio shop, end up with a camera that takes pictures of events five minutes into the future.

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Score
3.8
4 votes

47 - The Night of the Meek

Original title : The Night of the Meek
First Aired : 23.12.1960 (USA)
Director : Jack Smight
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Art Carney (Henry Corwin), John Fiedler (Mr. Dundee), Robert P. Lieb (Officer Flaherty), Val Avery (The Bartender), Meg Wyllie (Sister Florence), Kay Cousins Johnson (Irate Mother), Burt Mustin (Old Man), Larrian Gillespie (Elf), Matthew McCue (Man in Skidrow Mission), Jimmy Garrett (Street Child), Andrea Darvi (Kid talking to Santa Claus)

The Story : A down-on-his-luck department store Santa Claus discovers the Christmas spirit.

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Score
5.7
3 votes

48 - Dust

Original title : Dust
First Aired : 06.01.1961 (USA)
Director : Douglas Heyes
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Thomas Gomez (Sykes), John Larch (Sheriff Koch), Vladimir Sokoloff (Gallegos), John A. Alonzo (Luis Gallegos), Paul Genge (John Canfield), Dorothy Adams (Mrs. Canfield), Duane Grey (Mr. Rogers), Jon Lormer (First Townsman), Andrea Darvi (Estrelita Gallegos), Douglas Heyes Jr. (Farmer Boy), Daniel White (Second Townsman)

The Story : After selling the rope for a hanging, a greedy peddler, tries to sell the condemned man's father a bag of "magic dust."

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Score
6.3
3 votes

49 - Back There

Original title : Back There
First Aired : 13.01.1961 (USA)
Director : David Orrick McDearmon
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Russell Johnson (Peter Corrigan), Paul Hartman (Police Sergeant), Bartlett Robinson (William), John Lasell (John Wilkes Booth), Jimmy Lydon (Patrolman), Raymond Bailey (Balding Card Player), Raymond Greenleaf (Bespectacled Card Player), John Eldredge (Fourth Card Player), James Gavin (Policeman), Jean Inness (Mrs. Landers), Lew Brown (Officer), Carol Rossen (Officer's Wife), Nora Marlowe (Chambermaid), Pat O'Malley (Attendant)

The Story : It's April 14, 1961. Peter Corrigan and friends are discussing time travel at their men's club. Corrigan suddenly becomes dizzy. When his head clears, he has moved back to April 14, 1865 - the date of Lincoln's assassination.

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Score
5.5
2 votes

50 - The Whole Truth

Original title : The Whole Truth
First Aired : 20.01.1961 (USA)
Director : James Sheldon
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Jack Carson (Harvey Hunnicut), Loring Smith (Honest Luther Grimbley), George Chandler (The Old Man), Jack Ging (Young Man), Arte Johnson (Irv), Patrick Westwood (The Premier's Aide), Lee Sabinson (The Premier), Nan Peterson (Young Woman), Ray Reese (Man Buying Car)

The Story : A peculiar Model A automobile compels a used car dealer to tell only the truth.

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Score
8.3
3 votes

51 - The Invaders

Original title : The Invaders
First Aired : 27.01.1961 (USA)
Director : Douglas Heyes
Writing credits : Richard Matheson
Cast : Agnes Moorehead (Woman), Douglas Heyes (Voice of the Astronaut)

The Story : An old woman in an isolated farmhouse encounters tiny, hostile aliens.

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Score
6.7
3 votes

52 - A Penny For Your Thoughts

Original title : A Penny For Your Thoughts
First Aired : 03.02.1961 (USA)
Director : James Sheldon
Writing credits : George Clayton Johnson
Cast : Dick York (Hector B. Poole), June Dayton (Miss Turner), Dan Tobin (Mr. Bagby), Cyril Delevanti (L.J. Smithers), Hayden Rorke (Mr. Sykes), James Nolan (Mr. Brand), Frank London (The Driver), Anthony Ray (The Paperboy), Patrick Waltz (The Security Guard)

The Story : The lucky flip of a coin seems to give a mild-mannered bank clerk the power to read minds. But he soon learns that you can't believe everything you read.

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Score
8.5
2 votes

53 - Twenty-Two

Original title : Twenty-Two
First Aired : 10.02.1961 (USA)
Director : Jack Smight
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Barbara Nichols (Liz Powell), Jonathan Harris (Doctor), Fredd Wayne (Barney), Arlene Martel (Nurse in Morgue), Mary Adams (Day Nurse), Norma Connolly (Night Nurse), Wesley Lau (Airline Agent), Angus Duncan (Ticket Clerk), Jay Overholts (P.A. Voice), Joseph Sargent (Ticket Clerk #2), Carole Conn (Nurse Jameson)

The Story : Miss Powell has a recurring nightmare about room 22 – a morgue.

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Score
8.5
2 votes

54 - The Odyssey of Flight 33

Original title : The Odyssey of Flight 33
First Aired : 24.02.1961 (USA)
Director : Justus Addiss
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : John Anderson (Captain Farver), Paul Comi (1st Officer Craig), Sandy Kenyon (Navigator Hatch), Wayne Heffley (Second Officer Wyatt), Harp McGuire (Flight Engineer Purcell), Betty Garde (Lady Passenger), Beverly Brown (Janie), Nancy Rennick (Paula), Jay Overholts (Male Passenger), Lester Fletcher (RAF Captain)

The Story : A commercial aircraft mysteriously travels back through time.

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Score
6.0
2 votes

55 - Mr. Dingle, the Strong

Original title : Mr. Dingle, the Strong
First Aired : 03.03.1961 (USA)
Director : John Brahm
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Burgess Meredith (Luther Dingle), James Westerfield (O'Toole), Edward Ryder (Joseph G. Callahan), Douglas Spencer (1st Martian), Michael Fox (2nd Martian), Donald Losby (1st Venusian), Gregory Irvin (2nd Venusian), Douglas Evans (2nd Man), Phil Arnold (1st Man), Frank Richards (3rd Man), James Millhollin (Jason Abernathy), Jo Ann Dixon (Nurse), Jay Hector (Boy), Don Rickles (Bettor), Bob Duggan (Photographer)

The Story : Martians give Luther Dingle the strength of 300 men.

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Score
5.0
2 votes

56 - Static

Original title : Static
First Aired : 10.03.1961 (USA)
Director : Buzz Kulik
Writing credits : OCee Ritch, Charles Beaumont
Cast : Dean Jagger (Ed Lindsay), Carmen Mathews (Vinnie Broun), Robert Emhardt (Professor Ackerman), Arch Johnson (Roscoe Bragg), Alice Pearce (Mrs. Nielsen), Clegg Hoyt (Shopkeeper), Stephen Talbot (The Boy), Lillian O'Malley (Miss Meredith), Pat O'Malley (Mr. Llewellyn), Jay Overholts (Man # 2), Bob Duggan (Man #1), Eddie Marr (Real Estate Pitchman), Roy Rowan (TV/Radio Announcer), Diane Strom (Girl in Commercial), Jerry Fuller (Rock & Roll Singer), Bob Crane (Disc Jockey)

The Story : Ed Lindsay hates television, so he gets his old radio out of the basement of the boardinghouse where he lives. He soon finds he can receive programs from the past when he's alone.

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Score
6.0
2 votes

57 - The Prime Mover

Original title : The Prime Mover
First Aired : 24.03.1961 (USA)
Director : Richard L. Bare
Writing credits : Charles Beaumont
Cast : Dane Clark (Ace Larsen), Buddy Ebsen (Jimbo Cobb), Christine White (Kitty Cavanaugh), Nesdon Booth (Phil Nolan), Clancy Cooper (Truck Driver), Jane Burgess (Sheila), Robert Riordan (Hotel Manager), William Keene (Desk Clerk), Joe Scott (Croupier)

The Story : Ace Larsen discovers his business partner has the ability to control objects with his mind. The pair head to Vegas to win big.

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Score
6.3
3 votes

58 - Long Distance Call

Original title : Long Distance Call
First Aired : 31.03.1961 (USA)
Director : James Sheldon
Writing credits : Bill Idelson, Charles Beaumont
Cast : Philip Abbott (Chris Bayles), Lili Darvas (Grandma Bayles), Patricia Smith (Sylvia Bayles), Bill Mumy (Billy Bayles), Jenny Maxwell (Shirley), Reid Hammond (Mr. Peterson), Henry Hunter (Dr. Unger), Lew Brown (Fireman), Jim Turley (2nd Fireman), Robert L. McCord (1st Fireman), Jutta Parr (Nurse)

The Story : A young boy find he can communicate with his dead grandmother through a toy phone.

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Score
7.5
2 votes

59 - A Hundred Yards over the Rim

Original title : A Hundred Yards over the Rim
First Aired : 07.04.1961 (USA)
Director : Buzz Kulik
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Cliff Robertson (Christian Horn), John Crawford (Joe), Evans Evans (Mary Lou), Edward Platt (Doctor), Miranda Jones (Martha Horn), Ken Drake (Man), Robert L. McCord (Sheriff), Jennifer Bunker (Woman), John Astin (Charlie)

The Story : In 1847 a western settler sets out to find medicine for his dying son - and stumbles into modern-day New Mexico.

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Score
8.3
4 votes

60 - The Rip Van Winkle Caper

Original title : The Rip Van Winkle Caper
First Aired : 21.04.1961 (USA)
Director : Justus Addiss
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Simon Oakland (DeCruz), Oscar Beregi (Farwell), Lew Gallo (Brooks), John Mitchum (Erbie), Wallace Rooney (Man on Road), Shirley O'Hara (Woman on Road), Dave Armstrong (DeCruz's Stunt Double), Robert L. McCord (Brooks's Stunt Double)

The Story : Thieves put themselves into suspended animation for 100 years after hiding a million dollars worth of gold bars.

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Score
7.7
3 votes

61 - The Silence

Original title : The Silence
First Aired : 28.04.1961 (USA)
Director : Boris Sagal
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Jonathan Harris (George Alfred), Liam Sullivan (Jamie Tennyson), Franchot Tone (Col. Archie Taylor), Cyril Delevanti (Franklin), Everett Glass (First Club Member), Felix Locher (Second Club Member), John Holland (Third Club Member)

The Story : A talkative man takes an offer to keep silent for a year for $500,000.

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Score
8.0
2 votes

62 - Shadow Play

Original title : Shadow Play
First Aired : 05.05.1961 (USA)
Director : John Brahm
Writing credits : Charles Beaumont
Cast : Dennis Weaver (Adam Grant), Harry Townes (Henry Ritchie), Wright King (Paul Carson), William Edmonson (Jiggs), Anne Barton (Carol), Bernie Hamilton (Coley), Thomas Nello (Phillips), Mack Williams (Father Beaman), Gene Roth (Judge), Jack Hyde (Attorney), Howard Culver (Jury Foreman), John Close (Guard)

The Story : Trapped in a recurring nightmare, a man tries to persuade those who are sentencing him to death that the whole scenario is not real.

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Score
7.5
2 votes

63 - The Mind and the Matter

Original title : The Mind and the Matter
First Aired : 12.05.1961 (USA)
Director : Buzz Kulik
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Shelley Berman (Archibald Beechcroft), Jack Grinnage (Henry), Chet Stratton (Rogers), Jeane Wood (Landlady)

The Story : A book on the power of thought enables an irritable man to re-create the world exactly as he wants it.

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Score
8.3
3 votes

64 - Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up

Original title : Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up
First Aired : 26.05.1961 (USA)
Director : Montgomery Pittman
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : John Hoyt (Ross), Jean Willes (Ethel McConnell), Jack Elam (Avery), Barney Phillips (Haley), John Archer (Trooper Bill Padgett), Bill Kendis (Olmstead), Morgan Jones (Trooper Dan Perry), Gertrude Flynn (Rose Kramer), Bill Erwin (Peter Kramer), Jill Ellis (Connie Prince), Ron Kipling (George Prince)

The Story : Troopers follow the tracks from a frozen pond, into a diner. Inside they find a soda jerk, a bus driver and his seven passengers. The bus driver is certain only six people boarded his bus…

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Score
7.5
2 votes

65 - The Obsolete Man

Original title : The Obsolete Man
First Aired : 02.06.1961 (USA)
Director : Elliot Silverstein
Writing credits : Rod Serling
Cast : Burgess Meredith (Romney Wordsworth), Fritz Weaver (Chancellor), Josip Elic (Subaltern), Harry Fleer (Guard), Barry Brooks (First Man), Harold Innocent (Second Man), Jane Romeyn (Woman)

The Story : In a future state where religion and books have been banned, a librarian is judged obsolete and sentenced to death.

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