"The Twilight Zone" A Piano in the House (TV Episode 1962) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

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

    - Written by laird-3


Fitzgerald Fortune (Barry Morse) is a thoroughly snobbish and arrogant theater critic who only respects people who are misanthropes...

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