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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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It's in the Pie! See more (3 total) »


 (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.
It's in the Pie!, 11 August 2013
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

This is a decent episode. Rod Steiger is a research scientist. He has developed some substance that affects the personality, that unleashes the id impulses. His resentful wife damages his body of work, destroying his samples and burning his research notes. She has been affected by the spillage of some of the stuff on piece of pie she is eating. Her baser instincts take over and she becomes a veritable beast. Now it's up to Steiger and lab assistant James Dean to try to recreate the work. Meanwhile, she become a vamp, acting in ways she has never done before, totally out of character. She vows to destroy him, but she, herself, becomes self destructive. This does have a kicker which is worth waiting for.

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