Twilight Zone: Season 5, Episode 28

Caesar and Me (10 Apr. 1964)
"The Twilight Zone" Caesar and Me (original title)

TV Episode  -   -  Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 368 users  
Reviews: 6 user

When ventriloquist Jonathan West can not find any work his dummy Caesar suggests he turn to robbery.

Director:

Writers:

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

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 6602 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
a list of 92 titles
created 20 Jul 2012
 
a list of 105 titles
created 22 Oct 2012
 
a list of 423 titles
created 22 Jun 2013
 
a list of 156 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Caesar and Me" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Caesar and Me (10 Apr 1964)

Caesar and Me (10 Apr 1964) on IMDb 6.7/10

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 | 148 of 156 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
Jonathan West / Caesar (voice)
...
Susan - Agnes' Niece (as Susanne Cupito)
Sarah Selby ...
Agnes Cudahy - Landlady
Don Gazzaniga ...
Detective
...
Pawnbroker
Edit

Storyline

Ventriloquist Jonathan West isn't having much luck finding a job. He's gone to several auditions but no one taken him on. He's falling behind in his rent and is now getting to the point where he's running out of things to pawn. He has to put up with the taunts of young Susan, the landlady's niece. He's also talking to his dummy, Caesar, who has advice for him on how to get ahead. It's not very good advice however. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 April 1964 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shortly after the airing, a writer came up with a lawsuit claiming his script and title were used. It was settled after a while with him was paid $3500, but litigation caused it to be excluded from syndication for a time. See more »

Quotes

[opening narration]
Narrator: Jonathan West, ventriloquist, a master of voice manipulation. A man late of Ireland, with a talent for putting words into other's people's mouths. In this case, the other person is a dummy, aptly named Caesar, a small splinter with large ideas, a wooden tyrant with a mind and a voice of his own, who is about to talk Jonathan West into the Twilight Zone.
See more »

Connections

References Twilight Zone: The Dummy (1962) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Deja View.
1 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nothing against the superb Jackie Cooper in yet another star turn as the quintessential Irish immigrant, but this episode proved to be a rather pedestrian dedux of the Cliff Robertson version, which possessed are more drama and originality, in my opinion. As others here clearly agree, "the wooden dummy come to life" scenario is a pretty old saw, and this tale only confirms it. Perhaps the show's only truly redeeming quality was the sad reality that poor, desperate people will do anything—including committing crimes that they would never even dream of in normal circumstances—just to put food in their bellies and a roof over their heads. Perhaps there's an important lesson in this, particularly in these recessionary times. The only thing that really delighted me about the entire production was the fact that the little girl was portrayed by none other than Morgan Brittany, the film star who grew up to be one of my personal heartthrobs of the 80's, her incredible blue eyes still as vibrant beautiful today as ever.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Only an 8.9? Why is that? crockett_john
What are the most dangerous activities in the Twilight Zone? crockett_john
More things we learned from the Twilight Zone crockett_john
Marathon Snacks? Mee_Too
Distractions in episodes? crockett_john
What came true and what didn't? crockett_john
Discuss Caesar and Me (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?