Twilight Zone: Season 3, Episode 5

A Game of Pool (13 Oct. 1961)
"The Twilight Zone" A Game of Pool (original title)

TV Episode  -   -  Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 707 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 2 critic

A frustrated pool champ has beaten everyone. Everyone except one man; the legend, Fats Brown. Brown is dead, and the champ can only curse his name. But guess who just walked in.

Director:

Writers:

, (created by)
Watch Episode
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 575 titles
created 09 Jul 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 11 Mar 2013
 
a list of 15 titles
created 02 May 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 18 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "A Game of Pool" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Game of Pool (13 Oct 1961)

A Game of Pool (13 Oct 1961) on IMDb 8.2/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Twilight Zone.
« Previous Episode | 70 of 156 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dee Sharon ...
Brown's Girlfriend (scenes deleted)
Edit

Storyline

Jesse Cardiff is a frustrated pool player. He's very good at his game but his frustration comes from the fact that no matter how well he plays or how often he wins, onlookers always conclude that he's not as good as the late, great James Howard "Fats" Brown. He says he would give anything to have had the chance to play Fats and his wish comes true when the man himself suddenly appears. They agree to a game but Fats warns his eager opponent that winning has its consequences as well. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 October 1961 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[last lines]
Narrator: [Closing Narration] Mr. Jesse Cardiff, who became a legend by beating one, but who has found out, after his funeral, that being the best of anything carries with it a special obligation to keep on proving it. Mr. Fats Brown, on the other hand, having relinquished the champion's mantle - has gone fishing. These are the ground rules - in The Twilight Zone.
See more »

Connections

Remade as The Twilight Zone: A Game of Pool (1989) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wash-Out
7 June 2006 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Bears uncanny resemblance to that year's hit film The Hustler, which would be okay if it were a good rip-off. But it's not. In those days, Jonathan Winters was the funniest guy around-- a brilliant impromptu comic --but he's also a terrible actor, who brings down the whole dramatic premise of a guy playing pool to save his life. Then too, when you think about it, the terms of the wager between Klugman and Winters are implausible from the outset. In fact, the logic of the entire script makes little sense, (without giving away the ending). Did they have to rush production, is that why? Anyway, Klugman gives ace performance as local pool shark, but is wasted in an episode that is almost a total bust.


6 of 51 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Distractions in episodes? crockett_john
Marathon Snacks? Mee_Too
More things we learned from the Twilight Zone crockett_john
What came true and what didn't? crockett_john
Hitchhiker - gas station tk1891
Episodes with a dystopian/utopian theme? TypewriterX
Discuss A Game of Pool (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?