Married couple Chester and Paula have broken into and robbed a curio shop, hoping to sell the loot for a handsome sum of money. Unfortunately, all of it turns out to be junk or fakes. All, that is, save for a mysterious camera. When they try taking a picture, it turns out to be from five minutes into the future. Soon Paula's brother Woodward joins them and the three decide to use the camera at a horse track to win big. Written by
The horse pays 47.60 per $2 bet. He has around $200 to bet. When the horse wins, he says, "Ninety-five hundred bucks." It's actually $4760. See more »
Object known as a camera, vintage uncertain, origin unknown. But for the greedy, the avaricious, the fleet of foot, who can run a four-minute mile so long as they're chasing a fast buck, it makes believe that it's an ally, but it isn't at all. It's a beckoning come-on for a quick walk around the block - in The Twilight Zone.
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Three small time criminals find an old camera among the booty that they have taken from a curio shop. The camera has the ability to show a picture of something happening five minutes in the future. One crook takes a picture of his wife and the photo shows her wearing a mink coat. A few minutes later, they find a mink coat in a box. They try to figure out how to work this to their benefits, but are too stupid to figure anything out. Then it dons on them that they can see the results of horse races before they are run. Down to the track they go and have the world by the butt. It's what they do afterward that this story is all about. It's about stupidity, carelessness, haphazard actions. The whole thing is pretty predictable, but has a few choice moments.
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