The Twilight Zone - Season 1, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes

16-mm Shrine


Episode Info

Ida Lupino stars as Barbara Jean Trenton, a 1930s movie queen who refuses to admit that she's grown too old to play romantic roles. As her loyal agent Danny Weiss (Martin Balsam) looks on with a mixture of pity and disgust, Barbara insists upon sitting in her Hollywood mansion watching her old films. A surprise visit from her now-decrepit leading man Jerry Hearndon (Jerome Cowan) forces Barbara to face reality -- or does it? Bearing traces of Sunset Boulevard, but with a poignant Twilight Zone twist, "The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine" was written by Rod Serling and directed by Mitchell Leisen (one of the last assignments for this veteran); the episode originally aired October 23, 1959.


Martin Balsam
as Danny Weiss
Jerome Cowan
as Jerry Hearndan
Ida Lupino
as Barbara Jean Trenton
Ted de Corsia
as Marty Sall
John Clarke
as Hearndan in Film
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