The Twilight Zone - Season 1, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

Walking Distance


Episode Info

One the finest of all Twilight Zone episodes, "Walking Distance" benefits not only from a superb Rod Serling script and a magnificent starring performance by Gig Young, but also from an evocative musical score by Bernard Herrmann (which would be cannibalized many times on subsequent episodes). Young is cast as 35-year-old businessman Martin Sloan, who, while waiting for his car to be repaired, takes a sentimental journey to his home town of Homewood. Gradually, Martin begins to realize that the town has not changed one bit in 25 years: In fact, his parents are still alive, and there's a young boy running around who is the living image of 10-year-old Martin Sloan. Watch for Ron Howard in a three-line bit role. "Walking Distance" was first telecast October 30, 1959.


Frank Overton
as Mr. Sloan
Irene Tedrow
as Mrs. Sloan
Gig Young
as Martin Sloan
Bill Erwin
as Wilcox
Michael Montgomery
as Young Martin
Buzz Martin
as Teenager
Ron Howard
as Wilcox Boy
Pat O'Malley
as Mr. Wilson
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