The Twilight Zone - Season 5, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes

A Kind of Stopwatch


Episode Info

First telecast October 18, 1963, the pedestrian Twilight Zone episode "A Kind of a Stopwatch" was scripted by Rod Serling from a story by Michael D. Rosenthal. Richard Erdman stars as McNulty, a nonstop talker and crashing bore. Unable to engage anyone in conversation, McNulty decides to manufacture a few "pregnant pauses" of his own with the aid of a magic stopwatch, given to him by a batty barfly named Potts (Leon Belasco). Though essentially a comedy, "A Kind of a Stopwatch" boasts an unusually unsettling denouement.


Herbie Faye
as Bartender
Doris Singleton
as Secretary
Richard Erdman
as Patrick McNulty
Ray Kellogg
as Attendant
Sam Balter
as TV Announcer
Dick Wessel
as Charlie
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