The Twilight Zone: Season 1, Episode 33

Mr. Bevis (3 Jun. 1960)

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An eccentric loser gets a new life from his guardian angel, but there is a price to keeping it.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Narrator (voice)
James B.W. Bevis
J. Hardy Hempstead
Mr. Peckinpaugh
Florence MacMichael ...
Dorothy Neumann ...
House Peters Jr. ...
Colleen O'Sullivan ...
Michelle (as Coleen O'Sullivan)
Timmy Cletro ...


James B.W. Bevis is, by almost any definition, eccentric. He drives a car that once was Henry Ford's dream, he likes zither music and makes model ships. He's a bookkeeper by profession and his desk at work is always cluttered. He likes to bring in children at Christmas-time to sing carols. It all leads to him being fired. While drowning his sorrows at a nearby bar, he meets none other than his guardian angel who shows him that life can be considerably different for him if he wishes it....but is he prepared to make the changes necessary to obtain that lifestyle? Written by garykmcd

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3 June 1960 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Served as a pilot for a spin-off series where Burgess Meredith was to play Bevis, but a series was not ordered once Rod Serling learned he declined the role. See more »


A kid pushing Bevis' car looks toward the camera as a cue. See more »


Narrator: [Closing Narration] Mr. James B. W. Bevis, who believes in a magic all his own. The magic of a child's smile, the magic of liking and being liked, the strange and wondrous mysticism that is the simple act of living. Mr. James B. W. Bevis, species of twentieth-century male, who has his own private and special Twilight Zone.
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References Ben-Hur (1959) See more »

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Enter Time Travelling Henry Jones
28 August 2007 | by See all my reviews

We are now close to the end of year one and at this stage in the series many well dressed and well spoken angels/devils had appeared in mundane US settings. This kind of storyline was still fun but was now appearing a bit too often for my tastes. Can a great actor save an okay script? Most would say no but I say yes.

Henry Jones not only plays an angel in this episode but his light character is also a time traveller who makes passing comments about meeting Ben-Hur. I am guessing that this Zone character gave writer William Welch a few ideas when Welch would script two Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea episodes (A Time To Die/No Way Back) concerning a time traveller - Mr Pem - played by Henry Jones.

The arrogant angel/arrogant Mr Pem both appear in rooms with only the voice heard and then they materialize in person. Both characters constantly vanish into thin air and re-appear at the drop of a hat. However, Mr Pem was "remarkably stupid" and the angel was far from foolish. Mr Pem was more amusing, more entertaining, than the angel but I can't help thinking that Mr Pem was born out of The Twilight Zone.

Away from all this, you have to hand it to some of the often used MGM sets in this series. In the teaser we see that famous street, loaded with extras and nice old cars, that really puts the viewer into another time in Hollywood. If watching on a LCD monitor, press the zoom option (to get wide screen) so you can really take in that street, like me, you will want to jump into the screen and be at MGM. The next episode in screening order is much better than Mr Bevis, one of the best in fact...The After Hours

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