After work, Lucy, a keypunch operator, meets Walter, a short, balding, bespectacled computer technician who is her supervisor. She tells him that he is a forgettable bore, and hands back ... See full summary »

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Larry Blyden ...
Walter Mills / Philip Marshall
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Berkeley Harris ...
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Katherine Squire ...
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Leslie Perkins ...
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After work, Lucy, a keypunch operator, meets Walter, a short, balding, bespectacled computer technician who is her supervisor. She tells him that he is a forgettable bore, and hands back her ring, breaking their six-week engagement. Walter walks past a custom wig shop, and enters. Soon he is persuaded to buy a $250 human hair toupee and beard. He stops at a bar and overhears Noreen and Curly talking about sailing. He tells them that he is Philip Marshall, an expert yachtsman who has sailed the Caribbean and around the world several times. Noreen tells Curly that it is 5:15, and he is late for an appointment. When Philip and Noreen are alone, he offers to teach her how to sail. He then goes home to his room and board walk-up, where the manager, Mrs. Adams, confronts him. He identifies himself as Philip, and says that he is a friend of Walter. In his room, he looks out the window, and sees Curly watching him. He removes his wig and beard. The next morning, Mrs. Adams tells Walter that ... Written by Lewis Amack

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Wally From Squaresville
10 April 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Wally is plain, dull and balding. His fiancée, who looks like Jacqueline Suzanne, thinks she's hip and he's from Squaresville, so she dumps him. Wally realizes he is, in fact, dull, balding and from Squaresville. Walking home, he passes and elaborate wig and hair shop (the kind found in every small town?), wanders in and is encouraged to try on a wig and fake beard. He does, and voila! He is a changed man, with a pompous new personality that seems to attract women. After boasting about his imagined yacht, he even picks up a materialistic blond right in front of her boyfriend. Instead of simply adopting his new look and the confident new personality that seems to go with it, and for no reason whatsoever, he develops two persona, one as pompous Philip with the beard and the other as Wally from Squaresville. As with Superman and Clark Kent in glasses, nobody seems to recognize Wally with the beard. This adds to all sorts of complications, including confusing his suspicious landlady, who demands more rent if two men are living there. This being 1965, the nature of the two men's relationship is never questioned, but that landlady sure wants her extra rent and goes to great length to get it. Philip, courting the blond, furthers his yachtsman fraud by attempting to purchase a boat, at which point the blond's original boyfriend reenters the picture. Here, the plot deviates into something else entirely, with every character acting in complete opposition to normal human behavior. Even after the police become involved, Wally/Philip carries on the charade and further complicates the plot, which at this point has become ridiculous. Unless your characters behave with some shred of a believable motive, your story falls apart. This is very poor writing and a stupid episode, right to the last, unbelievable shot.


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