Captivated by the actor's physical beauty, an aging spinster pulls up stakes to follow a ventriloquist and his dummy from performance to performance; finally, the man consents to a much-wanted meeting.

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Julia Lester
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Dorothy Whitely
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Jim Whitely
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While cleaning out the apartment of his dead cousin Julia, Jim Whitely comes across a strange glass eye and tells to his wife the story of how his cousin acquired it. Julia had fallen in love with a famous ventriloquist named Max Collodi. She had been to all his performances and had sent letters requesting to meet him. One day, Max agrees to meet her. She arrives to his hotel room to find him sitting in darkness with his dummy George. As they talk, Julia gives in to an impulse to touch Max. Written by Anonymous

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6 October 1957 (USA)  »

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According to Jim's narration, Julia was in her thirties when she met Max Collodi. Jessica Tandy, the actress playing Julia, was forty-eight years old and looked every day of it. See more »

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Referenced in The Twilight Zone: The Dummy (1962) See more »

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One of the Very Best
19 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was completely taken in by this episode. William Shatner, who appeared in a few Twilight Zones, provides narration for one of the most interesting stories of the Hitchcock canon. He tells of a spinster, played by the wonderful Jessica Tandy, who realizes that life and romance have passed her by. While at a variety show, she sees a ventriloquist act. She is immediately smitten by the performer and spends the remainder of her days writing him letters, and trying to find a way to meet him. Tandy's portrayal is touching. She is sad and patient and, hence, really believable. Of course, we know that at some point they will meet and the result of that meeting will be what we have waited for. This is a horror story, a love story, a mystery, and is sure to please.


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