Circle of Fear: Season 1, Episode 6

Alter-Ego (27 Oct. 1972)
"Ghost Story" Alter-Ego (original title)

TV Episode  -   -  Horror | Thriller
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 28 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Bobby is a very bright, but very sickly boy with a particular fondness for chess. As he starts fifth grade, he is delighted to find that his teacher is the very popular Miss Gilden, with ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(stories), (teleplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Related Items

Search for "Alter-Ego" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Alter-Ego (27 Oct 1972)

Alter-Ego (27 Oct 1972) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Circle of Fear.
« Previous Episode | 7 of 23 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
...
Winston Essex
...
Miss Gilden (as Miss Helen Hayes)
...
...
Davey
...
Molly Cameron (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
Geoffrey Horne ...
Mr. Harkness
Phyllis Love ...
Joan Howard
Janet MacLachlan ...
Mrs. Dillon
Michael-James Wixted ...
Robert Cameron
Edit

Storyline

Bobby is a very bright, but very sickly boy with a particular fondness for chess. As he starts fifth grade, he is delighted to find that his teacher is the very popular Miss Gilden, with whom he forms a close friendship. Unfortunately, early in the school year, Bobby becomes too sick to go to school. After a short period of time, an alter-ego who looks exactly like Bobby appears and tells him not to worry, he will go to school for Bobby and come home and tell him what he has learned. Unfortunately, the alter ego terrorizes Miss Gilden, ultimately disgracing her and causing her death. As the alter-ego becomes stronger, Bobby becomes weaker until the alter-ego suggests that they play a game of chess to decide who should live as Bobby. With his life as the stakes, Bobby needs to best this evil version of himself. Assistance comes from an unexpected source. Written by dwr246

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 October 1972 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Bobby Vs. Bobby
14 November 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Bobby is a bright child who looks forward to the new school year, as he will have in class his favorite teacher, an older woman named Miss Gilden(played by Helen Hayes) Unfortunately, Bobby develops health problems, and is unable to attend, though in a bizarre development, somehow a lookalike alter-ego of his comes into being, and offers to attend in his place informing him of all teachings. Trouble is that this alter-ego is an evil version, as he hates Miss Gilden and ruins her entire life. Despondent, both Bobbies engage in a final battle of wits, though good Bobby gets aid from an unexpected source... Unsatisfying yarn is initially interesting but goes nowhere ultimately, though Hayes is a delight in strangely written role.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
episode with doll house? phatphuck17
Help!!! Is there an episode like this? ultrasaiyandavid
Scariest episode ? stewart-79
Official DVD release 'almost' confirmed magusxxx_2000
Extensive Info On This Series magusxxx_2000
Anyone have one of the original openings? (Pre-syndication) tabbycat
Discuss Alter-Ego (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?