A young man grapples with an urge to kill and confusion about his origins.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Alan Talbot / Walter Ryder, Jr.
Jessica Connelly
Katherine Squire ...
The Old Woman (as Katharine Squire)
Wallace Rooney ...
Jamie Forster ...
Hotel Clerk
Sherry Granato ...


A young man grapples with an urge to kill and confusion about his origins.

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Release Date:

3 January 1963 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Mary E. Ryder was born in 1883 and died in 1931. See more »


When Talbot runs away from Jessica's car into the woods, Jessica eventually comes to him. As she walks towards him she appears to say "What?" but no sound is heard from her. See more »


[opening narration]
Narrator: What you have just witnessed could be the end of a particularly terrifying nightmare. It isn't - it's the beginning. Although Alan Talbot doesn't know it, he's about to enter a strange new world, too incredible to be real, too real to be a dream. It's called The Twilight Zone.
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'I'm an Accident?'
21 November 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Another case of no-one-accepts-that-I'm who-I-think-I-am, like 'Person or Persons Unknown'. A separate category from I-don't-know-who-I-am, like 'Five Characters In Search Of An Exit' and 'Where Is Everybody?'.

You know something is wrong with Alan by the sudden violent action he takes against an aggressive woman preacher at the start. Alan (George Grizzard from 'The Chaser', series one) then is shown as like a regular guy with his fiancée, Jessica. Gail Kobe plays her (later to star in 'The Self Improvement Of Salvador Ross' -Self Improvement was another identity sub-genre in TZ) and this story goes into I-might-be-marrying-a-nutty-guy territory, like 'Young Man's Fancy', 'Nick Of Time', 'Terror at 20,000 Feet'.

Alan goes back to where he was born. That sounds typical of TZ you are thinking.

Wrong! This is no sentimental homecoming. A lesser known but engrossing entry. Well worth seeing and the story really goes somewhere. Not one of those where you have to work it all out for yourself.

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