The Twilight Zone (1959 - 1964)



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.



Series Info

A classic anthology of sci-fi, suspense and goose-bump-inducing tales that explore 'a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man.' Filled with invention and irony, the stories are tightly constructed, ingenious flights of imagination with often cautionary themes---and frequently a terrific twist at the end. Host and prolific writer Rod Serling penned most of the episodes himself. Influential and often (poorly) imitated, the series was resurrected twice, in 1985 on CBS and in 2002 on UPN.

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Aired Mon, Mar 25, 2019

The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine
The Twilight Zone: Season 5, The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine

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Critics Consensus: The highlights of the final The Twilight Zone season are the fine appearances from some veteran actors, although portions of these episodes are diminished by unfortunate clichés.

1963, CBS, 39 episodes

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

1963, CBS, 18 episodes

Critics Consensus: The Twilight Zone's third season manages to overturn an uneven structure with some superb writing that borders on profound and some of the finest half hours in the series' history.

1961, CBS, 37 episodes

Critics Consensus: You're traveling through another season, a season not only of philosophy but of fear. A journey into the experimental side of television seldom seen before. That's the TV listing up ahead -- your next stop, The Twilight Zone.

1960, CBS, 29 episodes

Critics Consensus: You're about to enter a show, a show not only of frights and fears but of mind. A journey into the limitless world of imagination. A show that pushes the boundaries of what a show can be. Next stop, The Twilight Zone.

1959, CBS, 36 episodes


Rod Serling
as Host
John McGiver
as Shannon
Dean Jagger
as Ed Lindsay
Lee Philips
as Allan Ransome
Gail Kobe
as Sally
John Larch
as Rathmann
Jack Klugman
as Joey Crown
Burgess Meredith
as Henry Bemis
Paul Comi
as Warren Marcusson
Jeanette Nolan
as Rachel Simpson
Liam Sullivan
as Jamie Tennyson
Will Kuluva
as General DeCruz
Vivi Janiss
as Flora Gibbs
Fritz Weaver
as William Sturka
Albert Salmi
as Joe Caswell
Bill Mumy
as Billy Bayles
James Best
as Johnny Rob
Philip Abbott
as Chris Bayles
Suzanne Cupito
as Little Girl
Lee Marvin
as Conny Miller
Vladimir Sokoloff
as Mr. Gallegos
John Hoyt
as Dr. Loren
Jack Warden
as James Corry
Christine White
as Kitty Cavanaugh
Harry Townes
as Arch Hammer
Lew Gallo
as Mechanic
Betty Garde
as Lady on Plane
Nora Marlowe
as Chambermaid
J. Pat O'Malley
as Man in Homburg
Wallace Rooney
as Man on Road
Patricia Breslin
as Pat Carter
Irene Tedrow
as Mrs. Sloan
Buddy Ebsen
as Jimbo Cobb
Jacqueline Scott
as Helen Gaines
Philip Ober
as Mr. Henderson
Edgar Stehli
as Prof. Samuel Kittridge
Jean Carson
as Paula Diedrich
June Dayton
as Miss Turner
Richard Haydn
as Bartlett Finchley
Jack Carson
as Harvey Hunnicut
Susan Harrison
as Ballerina
Lloyd Bochner
as Michael Chambers
James Whitmore
as William Benteen
Robert Sterling
as Douglas Winter
Maggie Mahoney
as Emma Senescu
Ed Nelson
as Philip Redfield
Ralph Taeger
as Walter Holmes
Barry Nelson
as Bob Frazier
Peter Mark Richman
as Trooper Robert Franklin
James Daly
as Gart Williams
Howard Duff
as Arthur Curtis
Keenan Wynn
as Gregory West
Earl Holliman
as Mike Ferris
Arthur Hunnicutt
as Hyder Simpson
Laura Devon
as Ellwyn Glover
Dana Andrews
as Paul Driscoll
Julie Newmar
as Miss Devlin
Nan Martin
as Laura Ford
Shelley Fabares
as Ellen Tillman
Cedric Hardwicke
as Uncle Simon Polk
Steve Cochran
as Fred Renard
Brian Aherne
as Booth Templeton
Shirley Ballard
as First Wilma
Sherry Jackson
as Comfort Gatewood
Ludwig Donath
as Ernst Ganz
Barbara Baxley
as Cora Wheeler
Ruta Lee
as Flora Gordon
Carolyn Kearney
as Marnie Kirk
John Carradine
as Brother Jerome
Barney Phillips
as Capt. Gunther
Russ Bender
as Counterman
Billy Mumy
as Billy Bayles
Gladys Cooper
as Wanda Dunn
Walter Brooke
as Chad Cooper
Martin Balsam
as Danny Weiss
Loring Smith
as Honest Luther Grimbley
Joe Mantell
as Jackie Rhodes
John Dehner
as Captain Allenby
Milton Selzer
as Alien No. 1
Howard Smith
as Mr. Misrell
David White
as Brinkley
Noah Keen
as Bengston
George Mitchell
as Elderly Man
Warren Oates
as Ambulance Driver
Dana Dillaway
as Little Girl/Maggie
Joe Maross
as Jerry Riden
Claude Akins
as Steve Brand
Mary Gregory
as Tommy's Mother
Katherine Squire
as Mrs. Langford
William Kendis
as Publicity Agent
Dick York
as Capt. Riker
Art Carney
as Henry Corwin
Wright King
as Paul Carson
Virginia Gregg
as Ossie Stone
Kevin Hagen
as Capt. James Webber
Howard I. Smith
as Mr. Misrell
James Westerfield
as Bartender (O'Toole)
Jonathan Harris
as George Alfred
Patricia Smith
as Sylvia Bayles
Thomas Gomez
as Cadwallader
Lew Brown
as Telephone Repairman
Milton Parsons
as Professor Gilbert
Merritt Bohn
as Truck Driver
James Gregory
as Air Force General
Don Keefer
as Dan Hollis
John McLiam
as Policeman
Jason Wingreen
as Conductor No. 1
Bing Russell
as Ramp Attendant
William Sargent
as Project Manager
Malcolm Atterbury
as Henry J. Fate
Ivan Dixon
as Bolie Jackson
Ezelle Poule
as Housekeeper
Sandra Gould
as Woman No. 1
Arch Johnson
as Roscoe Bragg
Lili Darvas
as Grandma Bayles
Edson Stroll
as Walter Smith
Edward Ryder
as Callahan
Ned Glass
as Pawnshop Owner
Joan Hackett
as Esther Fortune
Robert Foulk
as Gatekeeper
Lance Fuller
as Orgram Gatewood
Curt Conway
as Stranger
Martine Bartlett
as Miss Finch
David Macklin
as Bud Powell
Hazel Court
as Charlotte Scott
John Van Dreelen
as Commissar Vassiloff
Henry Jones
as J. Hardy Hempstead
Dan Tobin
as Bagby
Paul Hartman
as Police Sergeant
Jeane Wood
as Landlady
Jonathan Winters
as Fats Brown
Phyllis Love
as Mrs. Lucas
Frank Silvera
as Dr. Koslenko
David García
as Lieutenant
Peggy Stewart
as Grace Stockton
Pert Kelton
as Mrs. Parkes
Frank Aletter
as Col. Connacher
Herbie Faye
as Bartender
Bonnie Beecher
as Mary Rachel
Paul Fix
as Colbey
Collin Wilcox Paxton
as Marilyn Cuberle
Celia Lovsky
as Viola Draper
Penny Singleton
as Mrs. Flemington
Marsha Hunt
as Mrs. Henderson
Rod Taylor
as Col. Clegg Forbes
Dody Heath
as Susanna Kittridge
Gene Lyons
as Psychiatrist
Pippa Scott
as Laura Templeton
Jean Willes
as Ethel McConnell
Karen Verne
as Innkeeper
William McLean
as Property Man
Nancy Kulp
as Mrs. Gann
Tim O'Connor
as Col. Sloane
Joyce Van Patten
as Eileen Ransome
David Opatoshu
as Mayor Dorn
Norman Leavitt
as Sheriff Gilchrist
Jeff Morrow
as Kurt Meyers
Alexander Scourby
as General Harper
Jennifer Howard
as Janet's Nurse
Robin Hughes
as Prisoner (Howling Man)
Cloris Leachman
as Mrs. Fremont
Robert Redford
as Harold Beldon
Philippa Bevans
as Mrs. Landers
Ray Teal
as Franklin
Roger Jacquet
as Confederate Spy
Joan Blondell
as Phyllis Britt
James Maloney
as Conductor No. 2
Martin Milner
as Paul Grinstead
Abraham Sofaer
as Dr. Stillman
Miranda Jones
as Martha Horn
Robert P. Lieb
as Officer Flaherty
Larry Blyden
as Rocky Valentine
Jon Lormer
as Reverend
Cliff Robertson
as Christian Horn
George Grizzard
as Roger Shackleforth
James Flavin
as Truck Driver
Percy Helton
as Tom Poulter
Sandra Warner
as First Beautiful Girl
Joseph Elic
as Subaltern
Joseph Perry
as Policeman
Cecil Kellaway
as Jeremy Wickwire
Douglas Spencer
as Martian No. 1
Ed Wynn
as Lew Bookman
Morgan Jones
as Trooper Dan Perry
Donna Douglas
as Janet Tyler (revealed)
S. John Launer
as Mr. Harrington
Pat O'Malley
as Mr. Wilson
Wesley Lau
as Airline Agent
Richard Karlan
as Bartender
Peter Brocco
as Pop Marshak
Arline Sax
as Girl in Bar
Olan Soule
as Revenue Man
Charles Aidman
as Col. Ed Harrington
Eddie Marr
as Girlie Barker
Russell Horton
as Boy No. 4
Jack Albertson
as Jerry Harlowe
Richard Long
as David Gurney
June Foray
as Talky Tina
Nancy Rennick
as Miss Pettigrew
Anne Barton
as Mrs. Brand
Robert Riordan
as Hotel Manager
Henry Hunter
as Dr. Unger
Alice Pearce
as Mrs. Nielsen
Anne Francis
as Marsha White
John Close
as Policeman
Muriel Landers
as Marge Moore
Michael Ford
as Spaceman No. 1
Tim O'Conner
as Col. Sloane
Bill Bixby
as O.O.D. Smith
Edward Kemmer
as Flight Engineer
Jack Crowder
as Technician
Than Wyenn
as Johnson
Joe Hamilton
as Ticket Agent
Charles Lane
as Peckinpaugh
Simon Scott
as Major Wilson
R.G. Armstrong
as Contractor
Michael Burns
as Paul Stockton
Alma Platt
as Marie Holt
Fredrick Beir
as Lt. Mike Carter
Ed Kemmer
as Flight Engineer
Diana Hyland
as Anne Henderson
Constance Ford
as Barbara Polk
Patricia Donahue
as Jane Williams
Russell Trent
as Rifle Range Barker
Josip Elic
as Subaltern
Moyna MacGill
as Mrs. Williams
Robert Sampson
as Chris Miller
Dexter Dupont
as Messenger
Ralph Moody
as Pa Myrtlebank
Michael D. Ford
as Spaceman #1
Rex Holman
as Charlie
Irene Dailey
as Miss Frank
Pat Crowley
as Jackie Benson
Henry Lascoe
as Gerald Hugo
Patrick O'Neal
as Harmon Gordon
Sarah Selby
as Mrs. Cudahy
John Bolt
as Billy Rayford
Barton Heyman
as Lt. Blane
Nancy Malone
as Millie Frazier
Randy Boone
as Pfc. Michael McCluskey
Sterling Holloway
as TV Repairman
Jim Hutton
as Maj. William Gart
Ted Otis
as Pierson
Art Lewis
as Drunk
Paul Genge
as Canfield
Douglas Heyes
as Astronaut
Harp McGuire
as Purcell
Tom Hatcher
as Bill Soames
Troy Melton
as Cowboy No. 1
Guy Raymond
as Gibbons
Patricia Crowley
as Jackie Benson
Shari Lee Bernath
as Maggie Gaines
Natalie Trundy
as Ellen Marshall
Denver Pyle
as Stu Tillman
Bill Diamond
as Pvt. Pip
Pam Austin
as Valerie/Marilyn/No. 8
Mary Munday
as Hildy Powell
Phyllis Kirk
as Victoria West
Patrick Macnee
as First Officer
Estelle Winwood
as Laurette Bowen
Gig Young
as Martin Sloan
Seymour Green
as British Officer
Lisa Golm
as Mrs. Gumley
Kaaren Verne
as Innkeeper
Clegg Hoyt
as Junk Dealer
Harold Gould
as Gen. Larrabee
Jim Boles
as Dispatcher
Dick Wilson
as First Adjuster
Chuck Hicks
as Mover No. 2
Ted de Corsia
as Marty Sall
Jim Turley
as 2nd Fireman
Dane Clark
as Ace Larsen
Shirley O'Hara
as Woman on Road
Vic Perrin
as Martian No. 2
Jay Adler
as Derelict
Jo Helton
as Mrs. Harlowe
Harry Jackson
as Trumpet Player
Lillian O'Malley
as Miss Meredith
Duane Grey
as Bartender
Shirley O'Hara Krims
as Woman on Road
Mark Tapscott
as Lieutenant
Lee Van Cleef
as Gambler (Steinhart)
Hardie Albright
as Secretary General
Eva Soreny
as Frau Maria Werner
Jerry Davis
as Hermy Brandt
Suzy Parker
as Lana/No. 12
Richard Basehart
as Col. Adam Cook
Greg Morris
as Lieutenant
Herbert C. Lytton
as Dr. Saltman
Roddy McDowall
as Sam Conrad
Guy Wilkerson
as Counter Man
Val Avery
as Bartender
Frederic Ledebur
as Brother Christophorus
Clark Allen
as Bagpipe Player
Charles Herbert
as Tom (age 12)
Orville Sherman
as Tillman Miller
Edgar Buchanan
as Doc Bolton
Robert Eaton
as Spaceman No. 2
Charles P. Thompson
as Andy Praskins
Jackie Cooper
as Jonathan West
Robert Lansing
as Cdr. Douglas Stansfield
Jerome Cowan
as Jerry Hearndan
Kevin McCarthy
as Walter Jameson
Naomi Stevens
as Woman Attendant
Everett Sloane
as Franklin Gibbs
Robert Warwick
as Air Marshal Mackaye
Frederick Ledebur
as Brother Christophorus
Jack Ging
as Young Man
Michael Keep
as Policeman
Ralph Votrian
as Hanacheck
Tudor Owen
as Lusitania Captain
Carol Byron
as Carol Chase
Vera Miles
as Millicent Barnes
Franchot Tone
as Col. Archie Taylor
Phil Coolidge
as Throckmorton
Robert Brubaker
as Tower Operator
Barnaby Hale
as Stanley
Burt Reynolds
as Rocky Rhodes
George Lindsey
as Deputy Pierce
Telly Savalas
as Erich Streator
Asa Maynor
as Stewardess
Roger Davis
as David Mitchell
Brooke Hayward
as Paula Harper
Ian Wolfe
as Schwimmer
Helen Westcott
as Lillian Pope
Don Dubbins
as Peter Kirby
Lela Bliss
as Woman in Bank
Artie Lewis
as Racetrack Tout
Tom Palmer
as Robert the Butler
Peter Coe
as German Officer
Shelley Berman
as Archibald Beechcroft
Sarah Marshall
as Ruth Miller
Trevor Bardette
as Col. Hawthorne
Jesse White
as Cavender
Ryan Hayes
as Trainman
Douglas Bank
as Man No. 1
Joe Scott
as Croupier
Donald Losby
as Venusian No. 1
King Calder
as Sid Sperry
Bob McCord
as Ist Fireman
Dale Ishimoto
as Japanese Soldier
Robert J. Stevenson
as TV Bartender
Renee Aubry
as Secretary
Denise Lynn
as Little Girl
Doug McClure
as Pete Grant
Janice Rule
as Helen Foley
Evans Evans
as Mary Lou
H.M. Wynant
as David Ellington
Albert Szabo
as German Officer No. 2
Chuck Fox
as Victim
Donald Pleasence
as Prof. Ellis Fowler
Helen Kleeb
as Mattie Glover
Pat Hingle
as Horace Ford
Richard Erdman
as Patrick McNulty
Ida Lupino
as Barbara Jean Trenton
Noami Stevens
as Woman Attendant
Fred Clark
as Chester Diedrich
John Lasell
as Wellington
Dorothy Adams
as Mrs. Canfield
Meg Wyllie
as Sister Florence
Ray Galvin
as Policeman
John Newton
as Mr. Cooper
Ralph Manza
as Doorkeeper
June C. Ellis
as Neighbor's Wife
Mike Kellin
as Chief Bell
Byron Kane
as Lab Assistant
Robert Hogan
as Robert Blake
Alan Sues
as Wilfred Jr.
Richard Conte
as Edward Hall
Albert Carrier
as Frenchman
Theodore Bikel
as Oliver Crangle
Jack Mann
as Mallory
Charles Seel
as Rev. Wood
Juney Ellis
as Neighbor's Wife
Ricky Kelman
as Alex (age 10)
Gary Crosby
as Floyd Burney
James Tyler
as Jackson
Burt Conroy
as Watchman
William Swan
as Technician
Byron Morrow
as Martian No. 1
Milton Frome
as Detective
Eleanor Audley
as Mrs. Whitney
Robert Cummings
as Capt. James Embry
John Archer
as Trooper Bill Padgett
Bob Duggan
as Photographer
Austin Green
as Abraham Lincoln
Rickey Kelman
as Alex (age 10)
Sara Taft
as Mrs. Nolan
Nina Roman
as The Maid
Michael Constantine
as Sheriff Charlie Koch
Ann Blyth
as Pamela Morris
Eddie Hall
as Girlie Barker
Alan Dexter
as Beasley
Jimmy Lydon
as Patrolman
Maxine Stuart
as Janet Tyler (bandaged)
Mary Adams
as Day Nurse
Jeanne Bates
as Ethel Hollis
Jerry Fujikawa
as Japanese Captain
Titus Moede
as Wesley Miller
Vickie Barnes
as Liz Myrtlebank
Richard Deacon
as Wallace V. Whipple
John Hanek
as Policeman
Harry Bartell
as Langford
Charles Horvath
as Other Fighter
James Lydon
as Patrolman
Jack Younger
as Truck Driver
Philip Coolidge
as Throckmorton
Harold J. Stone
as Grant Sheckly
Jimmy Baird
as Boy No. 1
Michael Conrad
as Sheriff Harper
Jack Raine
as Reynolds
Ron Foster
as Sgt. William Conners
Lenny Geer
as Douglas
Peter Walker
as Endicott
Mickey Maga
as Little Boy
Marc Cavell
as Freeman
Michael Montgomery
as Young Martin
Ed Platt
as Doctor
Richard Lupino
as British Man
Don Durant
as Gregory Walker
Donald Foster
as Sinclair
Ray Kellogg
as Attendant
Douglas Dumbrille
as Mr. Halpert
Therese Lyon
as Old Woman
Orson Bean
as James B.W. Bevis
Lee Sands
as Floor Manager
Kenneth Haigh
as Flight Lt. Decker
Walter Reed
as Desperate Man
Barry Brooks
as 1st Man
Andy Devine
as Somerset Frisby
Gil Lamb
as 1890 Policeman
Phil Arnold
as Ist Man
Diane Strom
as Girl in Commercial
Adrienne Marden
as Woman No. 2
Dean Stockwell
as Lieutenant Katell
Kevin Jones
as Boy No. 2
Bethelynn Grey
as Chorus Girl No. 1
Peter Falk
as Ramos Clemente
Alan Napier
as Capt. Protheroe
Sam Balter
as TV Announcer
Sidney Marion
as Watchman
Wally Cox
as James Elwood
Gloria Pall
as Girl in Bar
Deirdre Owen
as Barbara
Luther Adler
as Arthur Castle
Barry Morse
as Fitzgerald Fortune
Robert Karnes
as Airline Official
Mary McMahon
as Receptionist
Ann Jillian
as Ilse Nielsen
David Bond
as Jack the Ripper
Ron Stokes
as Car Salesman
Vernon Gray
as Martian No. 3
Carl McIntyre
as Announcer
Rusty Lane
as Commissioner
Buzz Martin
as Teenager
Dee Carroll
as Desperate Woman
Valley Keane
as Suzanne
Joe Mell
as Jimmy
Buster Keaton
as Woodrow Mulligan
Robert Snyder
as Electrician No. 2
Larry Gates
as Dr. Stockton
Wolfe Barzell
as Bartender
Marge Redmond
as Secretary
James Coburn
as Major French
John Clarke
as Hearndan in Film
Billy Booth
as Boy One
Terese Lyon
as Old Woman
Arthur Hunnicut
as Hyder Simpson
Helen Wallace
as Ma Gatewood
Tom Reese
as Intruder
Tony Call
as Lee Helmsman
Ruth White
as Mrs. Ford
Gerald Gordon
as Lieutenant
Peter Hornsby
as Crap Dealer
John Sullivan
as Russian Duke
House Peters Jr.
as 2nd Policeman
Felix Locher
as 2nd Man
Norma Connolly
as Night Nurse
Anne O'Neal
as Mrs. Wister
Bob Crane
as Disc Jockey
Roy Rowan
as TV/Radio Announcer
Johnny Eiman
as Pitcher
Joseph E. Bernard
as Marty Weiss
Howard Morris
as George P. Hanley
Mary Carver
as Betty O'Brien
John Cliff
as Lightning Peterson
Nels Nelson
as Midget Policeman
Susan Dorn
as Marian
Dennis Weaver
as Adam Grant
Warren Stevens
as Nate Bledsoe
Betty Harford
as Woman Clerk
Larry Johns
as Corcoran
William Fawcett
as Rev. Siddons
Robert L. McCord III
as Offstage Voice
Claudia Bryer
as Frau Nielsen
Derrick Lewis
as Helmsman
Robert Keith
as Jason Foster
Joe Flynn
as Second Adjuster
Dan Duryea
as Al Denton
James Gavin
as Policeman
John Holland
as 3rd Man
Carol Burnett
as Agnes Grep
Michael Pataki
as Jeep Driver
Tom Lowell
as Boy No. 3
Terence de Marney
as Gambler No. 1
Steve Forrest
as Robert Gaines
Dick Wessel
as Charlie
John Pickard
as Policeman
John L. Sullivan
as Russian Duke
Paul Bryar
as Bartender
Edwin Rand
as Bus Driver
William Reynolds
as Lt. Fitzgerald
Valley Keene
as Suzanne
Lee Sabinson
as Nikita Khrushchev
Gertrude Flynn
as Rose Kramer
Joseph Wiseman
as Paul Radin
Robert Duvall
as Charley Parkes
Lindsay Workman
as Bartender
Irene Hervey
as Martha Tillman
Don Gazzaniga
as Detective
Butch Hengen
as Boy Two
Frankie Van
as Referee
Lee Millar
as Photographer
Anthony Ray
as Newsboy
Richard Geary
as Pinto Sykes
James Yagi
as Japanese Police Captain
Conlan Carter
as Ensign Marmer
Ward Wood
as Man No. 2
Leonard Strong
as Hitchhiker
John Lormer
as Man No. 1
Edy Williams
as Chorus Girl No. 2
Paul Baxley
as Jeep Driver
Dennis Hopper
as Peter Vollmer
Jamie Forster
as Hotel Clerk
Jim E. Titus
as Horace (child)
Bill Mullikin
as Parking Attendant
Ted Christy
as Panther Man
Kendrick Huxham
as Bartender
Ken Lynch
as Charlie
Ben Erway
as Pete Van Horn