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STILL VALLEY - 11/24/61
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Jim Sheldon
Cast: Gary Merrill, Ben Cooper, Vaughn Taylor, Addison Myers,
Mark Tapscott, Jack Mann

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Opening Narration 1 View Graphic
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"...You're just some extra baggage that breathes hard and splits my rations. You figure you'll shape up by the end of the war..." View Graphic
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"...the Yanks are gonna take up a position in the...valley. We gotta scout 'em and report back as soon as they get into that town down there below." View Graphic
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"If they are Yanks, they'd be in that town down there by now...I recon I'd better get down there and take a closer look." View Graphic
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"...I extend my sympathy...but when it...tries to climb up on my horse, I withdrawal my sympathy and give you the back of my hand." View Graphic
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"...Are you dead! Plague maybe, some kind of sickness. That would take hours. You wouldn't all be like this. Not all at the same time. Must be asleep... " View Graphic
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"Don't understand, don't understand. What's happened to you. Why you all quiet like this? None of you can speak. None of you can move." View Graphic
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"...Old man, you don't know how close you come to dyin' just then. Now you better tell me just who you are and what you're doin' here."
"...You don't know how close you came to dyin'..."
"What was you gonna use, Grandpa, that book..."
"This book, but I wasn't aimin' to throw it, just use it. Like I used it on them." View Graphic
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"I done that you know. Put 'em all to sleep..." View Graphic
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"...I got no time to fiddle around with black magic or any other old men's games."
"Games, games you call it..." View Graphic
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"Ye soldier conjured here in the name of the prince of darkness, ye shall remain silent...I recon you believe me now bein's you can't move a muscle..." View Graphic
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"...Invaders! Tyrants...I fixed 'em...I opened the book and I read the words. You can see what happened to them." View Graphic
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"Now you'll be able to move again as soon as I read the words. Ye soldier conjured here in the name of the prince of darkness, ye can now move and speak." View Graphic
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"You mean you could do this to the whole Union Army. Why don't you? Why don't you old man?"
"...I'm leavin' it up to you...I'm choosin' you." View Graphic
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"That's who we'll have fightin' on our side. The devil... The devil...The devil." View Graphic
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"Lieutenant, you got every right to call me mad. But the reason you didn't here 'em, is their all asleep. Put to sleep by magic..." View Graphic
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"On the way back here Lieutenant, I opened the book and I read from a page of it. I conjured up a spell and I turned it in the direction of that ridge..." View Graphic
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"I don't know much about Satan, but this cause of ours is dyin' right in front of us..."
"Open up the book and read from it out loud..."
"...It calls upon us to revoke the name of God." View Graphic
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"If I read aloud from this book, it'll be the Confederacy that's damned..." View Graphic
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Closing Narration View Graphic
 

THE JUNGLE - 12/01/61
Written by: Charles Beaumont
Director: William Claxton
Cast: John Dehner, Emily McLaughlin, Walter Brooks, Hugh Sanders,
Howard Wright, Donald Foster, Jay Overholts, Jay Adler

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"...Souvenirs, nothing else...well then you won't mind if I dispose of them..."
"Alan, don't! Please don't..." View Graphic
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"...what sort of a curse Mr. Richards?"
"The usual, a slow and painful death...I have seen healthy men sicken and die within ten minutes of the time set by the Witch Doctors who cursed them..." View Graphic
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"A multi-billion dollar corporation run by witches, warlocks, in a forty story building that doesn't even have a thirteenth floor..." View Graphic
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Telephone ring. Animal noises. View Graphic
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"...how'd you like to make some money? ...Look, if you'll walk with me I'll give you $10.00..." View Graphic
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ONCE UPON A TIME - 12/15/61
Written by: Richard Matheson
Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Cast: Buster Keaton, Stanley Adams, Gil Lamb, James Flavin, Michael Ross,
Milton Parsons, George E. Stone, Warren Parker

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"...better move mister...get out of the way..." View Graphic
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"Hey! That's mine... " View Graphic
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"Stop in the name of the law!" View Graphic
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"Oh no. It's broke. How am I gonna get back now?" View Graphic
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"...this is a time helmet. I'm from 1890, and that's where I gotta get back to."
"And your trousers?"
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"...by George, I believe you sir! I believe you, you are from 1890!" View Graphic
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"How does it work... primitive, but functional. Yes, yes, yes. Fascinating." View Graphic
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"We can fix anything... Thursday, about two o'clock."
"Thursday??!!" View Graphic
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"...I'm gonna tell you something... that man doesn't have all his buttons..." View Graphic
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"This feller says he hasn't got all his buttons. What's he mean he has no buttons?"
"...who said that?"
"This feller here in the window."
"That's TV" View Graphic
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"Hey, what's the idea of runnin' around the street with no pants on?" View Graphic
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"...I envy you your trip sir. 1890 is a wonderful period. For instance, no income tax."
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"How does it work?"
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"I intend to use it myself in exactly three minutes... I'm returning to that time of bliss, and simple pleasures..." View Graphic
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"Look, I brought a chicken with me all the way from 1890, and all I did was hold it. We can go back together."
"You're lying sir!"
"I am not." View Graphic
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Closing Narration View Graphic
 

FIVE CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN EXIT - 12/22/61
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Lamont Johnson
Cast: William Windom, Murray Matheson, Susan Harrison, Kelton Garwood,
Clark Allen, Mona Houghton, Carol Hill

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"A couple of very unimportant items seem to have eluded me like who I am."
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"Who are you? What are you doing here? Is there a circus around here somewhere?"
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"A clown. A circus. An officer. A war. That's logic, isn't it. But it doesn't figure at all..."
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"What's going on here?! Where are we?! What are we?! Who are we?!"
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"We don't know who we are. We don't know where we are. Each of us woke up one moment. Here we were in the darkness."
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"How long will we be here?!"
"That's a very good question. That's the best question of all! But nobody knows the answer."
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"We're here, because we're here, because we're here... because we're here. You're wasting your time, you know that don't you. You're an idiot!"
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"Have you shouted?! Have you pounded on the wall?!..."
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"Hey! Hey up there! Let us out! Let us out of here! Please!"
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"Perhaps that's who we are. The unloved."
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"...it seems very apparent... we... all of us... we are in hell. God help us. We are in hell."
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"Don't any of you see it. One on top of the other. Standing on top of each others shoulders..."
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"...pain is quite another thing. And a drop from 20 feet up... that is a sensation I would at least do without."
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"Observation... Things were far more simple before you arrived."
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"I can't reach it. Just a little above me."
"Try. Stretch. Stretch a little. All of us. Stretch."
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"This time we make it. A rope around...this sword, fling it over the edge..."
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"Major... Where are we!"
"Ahhhhhhhh!!!"
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"Brave man. Not a very bright one."
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"I found this in the snow. Someone must have dropped it..."
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"Dolls for Christmas. Dolls for Christmas."
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Closing Narration
 

A QUALITY OF MERCY - 12/29/61
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Buzz Kulik
Cast: Dean Stockwell, Albert Salmi, Rayford Barnes, Ralph Votrian, Leonard Nimoy,
Dale Ishimoto, Jerry Fujikawa, Michael Pataki

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"When I tell you boys to jump you'll jump!..."
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"...You have to remember Lieutenant, you haven't been shot at yet. And you haven't shot anybody either."
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"When it comes to killing Japanese, I think you'll find me a pretty efficient officer."
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"...Okay, we'll do some killing for you. But don't ask us to stand up and cheer."
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"You wanna prove your manhood but it's a little late in the day. And they're aren't many choices left as to how to do it. It all boils down to that lousy cave..."
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"...you kill until you're ordered to stop killing!"
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"...No matter who they are or where they are, if they're the enemy they get it! First day of the war or last day of the war they get it!"
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"...No, no, no! What's happened to me? What's going on? What's happened?!"
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"...Watch for my signal. We will cover you with automatic fire for 2 or 3 minutes before you make the attack!"
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"...They are enemies! And this is war! And in war you kill!"
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"...First day of the war. Last day of the war. We destroy them!"
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"...The Airforce dropped a bomb on Japan this morning. A big one. They call it an Atomic bomb."
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"...They'll be other...human beings you can knock off."
"I hope not. God help us I hope not."
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Closing Narration
 

NOTHING IN THE DARK - 01/05/62
Written by: George Clayton Johnson
Director: Lamont Johnson
Cast: Gladys Cooper, Robert Redford, R. G. Armstrong

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"...why can't you leave me alone. I know who you are... I know what you are. "
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"Unless you help me, I'm going to die."
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"I'd have to unlock the door. You can't ask me to do that. I don't want to die."
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"...He said this building was condemned. That I'd have to leave. I kept the door locked. And he went away. He knows I'm on to him."
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"...I wondered why I could see him. Then I knew. It was because I was getting older."
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"You want me to go outside? You want me to leave here? I can't."
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"Explain to him. Tell him the reason I can't go out there. You'll help me, won't you?..."
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"He looked right at you. And didn't see you."
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"...You made me trust you."
"But, I had to make you understand. Am I really so bad?"
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"It isn't me you're afraid of. You understand me. What you're afraid of is the unknown."
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"Don't be afraid... The running's over. It's time to rest."
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"Give me your hand."
"But I don't want to die..."
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"You see. No shock. No engulfment. No tearing asunder. What you feared would come like an explosion, is like a whisper."
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Closing Narration
 

ONE MORE PALLBEARER - 01/12/62
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Lamont Johnson
Cast: Joseph Wiseman, Trevor Bardette, Gage Clark, Katherine Squire,
Josip Elic, Robert Snyder, Ray Galvin

 

DEAD MAN'S SHOES - 01/19/62
Written by: Charles Beaumont
Director: Montgomery Pittman
Cast: Warren Stevens, Harry Swoger, Ben Wright, Joan Marshall, Eugene Borden,
Richard Devon, Florence Marly, Ron Haggerthy, Joe Mell

 

THE HUNT - 01/26/62
Written by: Earl Hamner, Jr.
Director: Harold Schuster
Cast: Arthur Hunnicut, Jeanette Nolan, Titus Moede, Orville Sherman,
Charles Seel, Robert Foulk, Dexter Dupont

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"...Well, let's mosey along home and see what Rachel's got for breakfast. "
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"...If I aint mistaken, you're diggin' this hole on my land. Now if you wanna dig, dig on your side of the fence."
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"...Now just hold everything. Anybody's gonna give brother Simpson a burial, you'd better ask brother Simpson how he feels about it."
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"What's on the other side of that gate there?..."
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"...Well I thank you very much, but I don't reckon in there is any place for me..."
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"Eternity's a powerful long spell to go without a coon hunt, aint it Rip?"
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"...Mr. Simpson. You aint far wrong. That is hell. Heaven's up yonder a piece."
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"A man, well he'll walk right into hell with both eyes open. But even the devil can't fool a dog."
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"Welcome to heaven, Mr. Simpson."
"Thank you son. Right proud to be here."
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Closing Narration


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