Twilight Zone: Season 3, Episode 29

Four O'Clock (6 Apr. 1962)
"The Twilight Zone" Four O'Clock (original title)

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A very obsessed man wants to expose evil in the world, investigating people he sees as murderers, subversives, perverts and communists, then attempting to ruin their lives.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Oliver Crangle
Phyllis Love ...
Mrs. Lucas
Linden Chiles ...
Moyna MacGill ...
Mrs. Williams


Oliver Crangle seems to like making other people miserable. He phones a young man's employer to say that the man is a communist. He phone a school board to tell them a teacher is acting inappropriately with his students. He has a long list of people that he wants to tell on. He even arranges a meeting with an FBI agent and tells him that at 4 p.m. all of the nasty people in the world will undergo a transformation. The agent suggests he seek psychiatric treatment but it turns out he's right. Written by garykmcd

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6 April 1962 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The books that Oliver Crangle randomly picks up and pretends to carefully read while avoiding Mrs. Lucas' questions are the September 1961 edition of the Official Airline Guide (OAG) North American flight guide, and US Army Technical Manual TM 9-372, which describes the M2 90mm anti-aircraft cannon. See more »


[closing narration]
Narrator: At four o'clock, an evil man made his bed and lay in it, a pot called a kettle black, a stone-thrower broke the windows of his glass house. You look for this one under 'F' for fanatic and 'J' for justice - in The Twilight Zone.
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Little Man, Little Mind
5 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Coming out of the witch hunts of the fifties, Serling probably wanted to make a strong statement. Being quite socially conscious, he takes on the hate mongering that led to the McCarthy hearings and the blackballing of some of his fellow writers and peers. this is a simple story. At no time is the principle character seen in anything but a negative light. He puts forth his nutty agenda and is squelched. Of course those who see him become the next targets of his phone warfare. The acting is quite good and we know that there is going to be a comeuppance. The whole business of designating a particular time when all of those who he opposes will shrink to two feet tall, seems a bit far fetched, but it is a satisfying ending to this meaningless person.

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