Lights Out (1946–1952)
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The Man with the Watch 

A New York City detective is investigating the disappearance of over 200 people. Before vanishing into thin air, each person has reported a dream involving a fat man with a bizarre watch ... See full summary »

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Ludovic Altimus
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Gordon B. Clarke ...
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A New York City detective is investigating the disappearance of over 200 people. Before vanishing into thin air, each person has reported a dream involving a fat man with a bizarre watch who convinces them to join him on his planet of Aleria. Written by Jay Phelps <jaynashvil@aol.com>

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13 August 1951 (USA)  »

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As Altimus explains his plan to Mike Wilson, actor Francis L. Sullivan clearly forgets his lines, but gamely continues talking. He mistakenly tells Mike that he is kidnapping people from his planet to bring to Earth, which is the exact opposite of what's happening. See more »

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Another good Lights Out Episode
2 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

The plot has already been told above, so I won't repeat it. It is simple and intriguing in the same time. If Laird Cregar has not been dead in 1944, he would have probably got the evil character here. Because this fat actor was the most known in Hollywood at that time. Anyway Francis Sullivan is convincing enough to keep you interested in this short tale. Too short, I think. So shame this episode couldn't be a bit longer. I won't reveal you the story any further, I won't spoil you this short tale. But if you can take it, don't hesitate. There are still many épisodes from this early television shows that are saved from destruction, supposing they were recorded at the time of their airing, in the early fifties. As were TALES OF THE UNKNOWN or SUSPENSE series.


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