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KING NINE WILL NOT RETURN - 09/30/60
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Buzz Kulik
Cast: Bob Cummings, Paul Lambert, Gene Lyons, Seymour Green,
Richard Lupino, Jenna MacMahon

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Opening Narration
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"...I may have been out for hours. And then the others were...hey what about the others?"
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"Seargent Kline! You incredibly stupid jerk you! You dropped your canteen...you're gonna need water!"
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"Blake! Blake! Blake. It's me Embry. It's me Embry, Blake. Blake?"
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"I've never seen any planes like that before. I've never seen any Jets..."
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"Gonna have to prop up the ship. Get the wheels down...Boys, I'll get her back. You can trust me..."
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"Or I'm cracked up in some Army base...Some teenie weenie little ward...Or I don't exist anymore than you do."
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"Oh God. Oh God what's happening here? What's happening?"
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"...You're alright Mr. Embry. You're in a hospital. We'll look after you."
"Crazy dream. I went back. I went back to the dessert."
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"...I should have gone on that mission. I chickened out!"
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"...Just as if I'd gone back there today. Did I?"
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"Doctor. These are Mr. Embry's clothes...what's that?"
"It's sand."
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Closing Narration
 

THE MAN IN THE BOTTLE - 10/07/60
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Don Medford
Cast: Luther Adler, Vivi Janiss, Lisa Golm, Joseph Ruskin, Olan Soule,
Peter Cole, Albert Szabo

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"Maybe all I've got left is to try to find some poor clod who I could feel sorry for..."
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"It isn't just an antique shop where you pick up the pitiful remnants of other peoples failures. It's a shrine to failure itself! That's what it is."
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Opening Narration
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"Rather than go into any lengthy generic explanation of my existence, suffice it to say that I am a genie."
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"...I want that glass in that display case to be repaired."
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"Edna, we wouldn't have to grub anymore. We wouldn't have to sit here, waste our lives away."
"Arthur, no. There's something unholy about this."
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"A million dollars. Right here on the floor..."
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"...You tell Angelo to get himself a new truck. With red wheels. Remember."
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"Dependents?"
"The whole neighborhood..."
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"...using the standard deductions, you owe the government approximately nine hundred and seven thousand dollars."
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"We gave away almost sixty thousand dollars. And this goes to taxes. And this..."
"Five dollars? Quite a wish Arthur."
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"It was my suggestion that you reflect very carefully, Mr. Castle..."
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"There are no tricks involved. There are simply normal and understandable outgrowths and conditions that go with any windfall. No matter what you wish for, you must be prepared for the consequences."
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"I wanna be the head of a foreign country, who can't be voted out of office..."
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"Head of a country! Can't be voted out of office! I'm Hitler! I'm in a bunker! It's the end of the war!"
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"I wish I were back where it all started! I wish I were Arthur Castle again!"
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"All the wishes ended the same way. In fragments. In little pieces."
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"We came out of it ahead anyway..."
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Closing Narration
 

NERVOUS MAN IN A FOUR DOLLAR ROOM - 10/14/60
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Douglas Heyes
Cast: Joe Mantell, William D. Gordon

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"It's a gorgeous place you got here Jackie."
"Well, four bucks a night you can't go wrong ya know..."
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"...It's just that I'm gettin' all the hard stuff. Ya know I almost got picked up the last two times..."
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"...What do you do to sleep at night Jackie, hide in a locked closet?"
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"...Kill him? You wan't me to kill him?"
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"...I'm strictly breaking and entering. I'm nickels and dimes..."
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"I know you Jackie Rhoades, you aint no killer. But you gotta kill tonight. Kill or be killed..."
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"Hello Jackie... Come back here!... You're not runnin' out on me this time!" QSound 3D
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"...You're me and I'm you. This is crazy. This is really crazy. This is crazy! Crazy!"
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"...You could have gone one way or the other. You could have gone my way or your way. You went your way."
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"A cheap, weak, scared, half vulture, all mouse! That's what you are Jackie!"
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"...So... What do you do for a livin', huh? Haunt people in mirrors?... Listen to me. I'm havin' an argument with a big piece of glass."
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"...You said so yourself. You never got away with nothin' and you know you won't get away with this..."
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"I wanna take over, Jackie. I wanna call the shots. I want you to let me out. I want a chance to live..."
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"It's time to be somethin'! Jackie, let me out! Let me take over, Jackie! This is your last chance!"
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"Nobody went to the old man's bar tonight, Jackie. Nobody at all. Last reports he was in excellent health. Thanks to you."
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"That's it George. I resign... You can have your gun back. Plus the following..." QSound 3D
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"This is John Rhoades, room 14, I'm checkin' out..."
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"...Now we go look for a job. Now maybe we get married. Now maybe we stop biting our nails."
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Closing Narration
 

A THING ABOUT MACHINES - 10/28/60
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Dave McDearmon
Cast: Richard Haydn, Barbara Stuart, Barney Phillips
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"...Why didn't you just horse whip it Mr. Finchley. That'd show it who's boss."
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"Finchley. What is it with you and machines?..."
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"Do you hear me?! I said that will be enough of that! Stop. Stop!" QSound 3D
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Opening Narration
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"That's thirty pages in three hours and a half. That's the best I can do Mr. Finchley..."
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"You get yourself another girl. One with three arms, with roughly the same sensitivity as an aligator..."
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"There's a conspiracy in this house Miss Rogers..."
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"...for the past three months, I've been seeing and hearing a collection of mechanical frankenstinian monsters who's whole purpose is to destroy me!" QSound 3D
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"Allright you machines! You're not going to intimidate me! Do you hear me?! You're not going to intimidate me!"
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"Get out of here Finchley!"
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"...You may remain on my property goggling at this astonishing sight for another three and a half minutes..."
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"Get out of here Finchley! Get out of here Finchley! Get out of here Finchley! Get out of here Finchley! Get out of here Finchley!..." QSound 3D
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"...He was on the bottom, he hadn't come up. He wasn't waited either, there was nothin' to hold him down...he looked scared like somethin' had been chasin' him or somethin'."
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Closing Narration
 

THE HOWLING MAN - 11/04/60
Written by: Charles Beaumont
Director: Douglas Heyes
Cast: H. M. Wynant, John Carradine, Robin Hughes, Estelle Poule

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"...I'm going to tell you the whole thing..."
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The Howl
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"What do you want from us?... We cannot help you. You will have to leave."
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Opening Narration
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"Help me! Please, in the name of mercy, help me."
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"...We paused to rest by a tree. And we kissed. Is it wrong to kiss?"
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"I don't say they're evil. I say they're mad."
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"Honest men make unconvincing liars."
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"Then you do hear it."
"As I have heard it every hour of every day for five long years."
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"What you saw is not a man. It is the devil himself!" QSound 3D
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"What you saw in the cell is satan. Otherwise known as the Dark Angel... Asmodaeous, Belial, Deabolis... the devil."
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"...I am not the ignorant fanatic I would appear."
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"Truth is our dogma. We believe it to be man's greatest weapon against the devil, who is the father of all lies."
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"...With the staff of truth! The one barrier he cannot pass."
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"...The devil hath power to assume a pleasing shape."
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"...The suffering man was meant to endure. We cause most of our own griefs, we need no help from him!"
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"...to catch the devil and lock him up. You don't believe him, do you?"
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"Is this all that holds you in... Why haven't you done it yourself?!"
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"...you'll know, Mr. Ellington, whom you have turned loose upon the world."
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"I saw him and didn't recognize him."
"That is man's weakness, and satan's strength."
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"...I decided to spend the rest of my life tracking him down... It took many years, but I did it. See I have him in there now!"
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"...you understand why you must not under any circumstances go near that door..."
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Closing Narration
 

THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER - 11/11/60
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Douglas Heyes
Cast: William B. Gordon, Donna Douglas, Jennifer Howard, Joanna Heyes
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"...I just wanted people not to scream when they looked at me."
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"...poor thing. Some people want to live no matter what."
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Opening Narration
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"...Eleven is the mandatory number of experiments. We're not permitted to do anymore after eleven."
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"Congregated? You mean segregated...You're talking about...a ghetto designed for freaks!"
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"The State is not God. ...It hasn't the right to make ugliness a crime!"
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"Please take this off me! Oh, please take this off me!..."
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"...Why nurse? Why shouldn't people be allowed to be different? Why?"
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"...Tonight, I shall talk to you about glorious conformity..."
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"If I'm still terribly ugly, is there any other alternative? Could I please be put away?"
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"No Change. No change at all..."
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"We know now that there must be a single purpose. A single norm..."
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"There's an old saying...beauty is in the eye of the beholder..."
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Closing Narration
 

NICK OF TIME - 11/18/60
Written by: Richard Matheson
Director: Richard L. Bare
Cast: William Shatner, Patricia Breslin

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"...Just tryin' to save your life."
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"Well, what have we got here? The Mystic Seer."
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"Does anything exciting ever happen around here?"
"It is quite possible."
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Opening Narration
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"Is it really gonna be four hours before we get outa here?..."
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"Shall we stay here until 2:30?...Shall we stay in here until 3:00?..."
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"Every answer seems to fit."
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"If you move soon. That makes a good deal of sense. Try again. There's no question about it. You may never know. Do you dare risk finding out?..."
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"...Oh, stop treating me like a retarded child or something!"
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"If you hadn't pulled me out of the way of that car, one squashed honeymooner."
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"Will it still take four hours before the car is ready?"
"It has already been taken care of..."
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"...I don't want to stay here anymore, Don..."
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"...Are we gonna live in the East?...Are we gonna live in the West?...Are we gonna live in this country?..." QSound 3D
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"I don't know."
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"...You have a mind. A wonderful mind. Don't destroy it trying to justify that cheap penny fortune machine."
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"I'm the worlds biggest jerk."
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"Can we ask some more questions now?... Do you think we might leave Ridgeview today?..."
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Closing Narration
 

THE LATENESS OF THE HOUR - 12/02/60
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Jack Smight
Cast: Inger Stevens, John Hoyt

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"...Isn't it William? Isn't it 72 degrees"
"Exactly. The optimum temperature." View Graphic
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"...It's just that out side there must be the clean beautiful sound of rain, and in here those contant animal grunts of pleasure..." View Graphic
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"...we sit here... year after year while that clock just turns and turns... while this army of domestics do everything but our breathing for us. " View Graphic
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"...Oh no my dear, not ghosts.Ghosts are those who have died after living, but these people had no life, until I gave it to them." View Graphic
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Opening Narration View Graphic
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"...you've turned me into a freak. An unsocial, unworldly, insolated freak." View Graphic
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"...I've kept you from harm. I've protected you against disease... You've been isolated yes, but what you thing of as imprisonment just happens to be asylum..." View Graphic
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"...You're both reaching a point where you won't be able to life without them. Destroy them father. Get rid of them." View Graphic
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"...Do you realize how marvelously intricate they are. How scientifically precise..." View Graphic
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"...all of them can recount to you...everything that has happened to them since their...childhood, and they have no childhood, they were born just as you see them now..." View Graphic
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"...You're not asking me to dismantle machines, you're asking me to destroy that which has life." View Graphic
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"...I'll give you a choice. Get rid of them, or I'll leave." View Graphic
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"I'd be with normal people mother, people who live, and work, and then die. But do it properly, the way God intended. That's where I want to be, out there!" View Graphic
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"You're jokes, that what you are, hysterical jokes...You're nothing but walking record players, that's all any of you are, walking record players!" View Graphic
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"...I hate to throw a stone in that serene pool of yours, but you forgot something...they may be indestructible father but you're not!" View Graphic
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"...I'll do what you ask me to do. I promise you. I'll do it right away..." View Graphic
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"Robert, I want you to take all the servants downstairs to my work room, just stay there until I come..." View Graphic
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"It's all over, we're alone in the house now..." View Graphic
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"...We're gonna live like normal people, do you understand...and I'll find a young man..." View Graphic
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"...why aren't any of my pictures in the photo album, there are no pictures of me here at all...There are no pictures of me as a little girl..." View Graphic
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"What am I? Oh, please tell me what I am..." View Graphic
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"You made me. You built me. You manufactured me... You built a daughter!" View Graphic
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"I can't be your daughter. I'm a thing! I'm a machine! A machine!" View Graphic
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"No pain! No pain at all! No pain! No pain! No love. I can't even feel love... " View Graphic
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"Everything's changed now. She'll never be the same. What will we do William...William, you wouldn't..." View Graphic
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"A little to the left Nelda. Not quite so hard."
"Of course, Mrs. Loren. Of course." View Graphic
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Closing Narration View Graphic
 


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