Sadistic and hated theater critic Fitzgerald Fortune buys a player piano that has the power to reveal the souls of all who hear it.

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Fitzgerald Fortune
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Esther Fortune
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Theater critic Fitzgerald Fortune is looking to buy a different sort of gift for his wife's birthday. In a curio shop, he buys an old player piano. It's delivered to his home and when he starts it up it has a strange effect on his manservant, a normally dour man who breaks into mirthful laughter. When he plays another song, this time for a guest, the man breaks down and admits he's in love with Fortune's wife Esther. He decides to have fun with his party guests that evening but Esther decides to turn the tables on him. Written by garykmcd

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16 February 1962 (USA)  »

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In the opening scene, the lively song played by the player piano is "I'm In The Mood For Love"; however, the music roll reads, "Three O'Clock In The Morning", which is a slow waltz with music written by Julián Robledo. See more »

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[closing narration]
Narrator: Mr. Fitzgerald Fortune, a man who went searching for concealed persons and found himself - in the Twilight Zone.
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Referenced in The Pinball Arcade (2012) See more »

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"Cradle Song (Brahms's Lullaby) (uncredited)
Music by Johannes Brahms
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Tune Of Truth
28 October 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Barry Morse stars as pompous Theater critic Fitzgerald Fortune, who is looking for a present for his young wife Esther(played by Joan Hackett) and chances upon an old player piano in a curio shop. Fitzgerald discovers to his delight that the piano seems to be haunted, and whenever it plays its sheet music forces someone nearby to tell the truth about themselves, which he plans to use on his wife and unsuspecting dinner guests, but doesn't count on the tables being turned... Though similar in theme to earlier 'The Whole Truth', this episode is stronger due to a fine performance by Barry Morse playing a most unlikable man who gets his much earned comeuppance.


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