Bank clerk Hector Poole develops telepathic powers after tossing a coin to a newspaper vendor that miraculously stands on its edge. He discovers the positive and negative effects of listening in on other peoples thoughts, plans and fantasies. Written by
The title comes from the old English expression "A penny of your thoughts" which dates back to John Heywood's compilation of proverbs "A dialogue conteinying the nomber in effect of all the proverbes in the Englishe tongue". See more »
When Bagby emerges from his office to tell Poole about the loan fraud he prevented, you can see he said the account was "Acme" and not "Ajax". This was corrected by the actor dubbing in the correct word. See more »
One time in a million, a coin will land on its edge, but all it takes to knock it over is a vagrant breeze, a vibration, or a slight blow. Hector B. Poole, a human coin, on edge for a brief time - in the Twilight Zone.
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What would it be like if you could read the thoughts of others. Considering we are a race that keeps our true feeling to ourselves, this could be dangerous. Well it happens to Dick York in this episode. The magical power of a million to one chance causes him to become a mind reader. This allows him to invade the thoughts of his two timing boss, his pretty secretary, and an old man who dreams of embezzling the company's money. He is such a straight shooter and so dull that he doesn't realize what power this gives him at first. This rolls toward it's conclusion where he is repaid for his steadiness and kindness. And there's a little twist at the end. A decent episode.
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