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"Tales of Tomorrow" The Evil Within (1953)

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David E. Durston (writer)
Manya Starr (writer)
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Original Air Date:
1 May 1953 (Season 2, Episode 35)
Scientist perfects a chemical unleashing the beast within, but before he can create an antidote, his... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast)

James Dean ... Ralph
Margaret Phillips ... Anne

Rod Steiger ... Peter

Episode Crew
Directed by
Don Medford 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David E. Durston  writer
Manya Starr  writer

Produced by
Mort Abrahams .... producer
Sound Department
Nick Carbonaro .... sound
Other crew
Walter Kubilus .... technical director

Series Crew
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Directed by
Franklin J. Schaffner 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mann Rubin  (episode "Tomb of King Tarus, The")

Original Music by
Bobby Christian 
Irving Robbin  (as Binnie Robbins)
Art Department
Danny Terrill .... stagehand
Camera and Electrical Department
Imero Fiorentino .... lighting director
Music Department
Bobby Christian .... conductor
Sergei Prokofiev .... composer: theme "Romeo and Juliet"
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Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Get a load of the guys in this episode of "Tales of Tomorrow"., 14 September 2012
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This episode of "Tales of Tomorrow" stars James Dean and Rod Steiger before they were stars. And for that reason alone, it's well worth seeing.

This show is a bit like a reworking of the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story. However, in this case, a man (Steiger) makes a formula similar to Jekyll's and the intention is to come up with a counter-formula--one that will unlock the goodness in people. Unfortunately, his wife is a bit of a ditz and she accidentally spills some of the formula on some food and she accidentally eats it--and becomes a nasty and rather cruel woman.

Margaret Philips' performance of as the wife vastly overshadows her soon to be famous co-stars. And, it's quite fun to watch her be so cruel and histrionic! Subtle, no--but fun and well worth seeing for the story and acting.

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