A toy telephone becomes the link between a young boy and his dead grandmother.

Director:

Writers:

, (as William Idelson) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON TV
ON DISC
ALL

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
Chris Bayles
Lili Darvas ...
Grandma Bayles
Patricia Smith ...
Sylvia Bayles
...
Billy Bayles (as Billy Mumy)
Jenny Maxwell ...
The Baby Sitter
Reid Hammond ...
Henry Hunter ...
The Doctor
Lew Brown ...
The Fireman
Edit

Storyline

Billy Bayles loves his Grandma Bayles and likes the present she's given him, a toy telephone which she says will allow them to communicate forever. Grandma Bayles is ill however and soon dies but Billy claims he can speak to her on their special telephone. When he tells his parents that she wants him to join her, wherever she's gone to, they pay no mind. When he throws himself in front of their neighbor's car however, it all gets deadly serious. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 March 1961 (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

First noted episode of TZ that Serling did not write, direct or produce, and thereby received only a "created by" credit. Serling either did not do anything remarkable on this episode or refused credit for something that he did do. See more »

Quotes

[opening narration]
Narrator: As must be obvious, this is a house hovered over by Mr. Death, an omnipresent player to the third and final act of every life. And it's been said, and probably rightfully so, that what follows this life is one of the unfathomable mysteries, an area of darkness which we, the living, reserve for the dead - or so it is said. For in a moment, a child will try to cross that bridge which separates light and shadow, and, of course, he must take the only known route, that indistinct ...
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Don't Answer The Phone
27 October 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Bill Mumy plays Billy Sayles, a little boy who has just celebrated his birthday, attended by his parents(Philip Abbott & Patricia Smith) and ailing grandma, whom he loves dearly, and she in turn loves him perhaps too much, because she soon dies, and somehow uses the toy telephone she gave him for a present to communicate with Billy, and seems to be encouraging him to join her on the other side at the earliest opportunity and by any means necessary... Last of the videotaped episodes once again is worse off for it, but the fine acting and frightening, even disturbing premise more than make up for it, resulting in well-remembered episode.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Creepiest Episode arnomation
Weakest episode mpiccolo55000
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet elliedivito
What Is Your Favorite Episode craigdfrederick
One author's ranking of every episode of the Twilight Zone 1-156 astro218
Rod Serling stood a mere 5' 4'' mpiccolo55000
Discuss Long Distance Call (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?