Twilight Zone: Season 1, Episode 3

Mr. Denton on Doomsday (16 Oct. 1959)
"The Twilight Zone" Mr. Denton on Doomsday (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
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The town drunk in the old-west faces his past when Fate lends a hand.

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Dan Duryea ...
Al Denton
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Dan Hotaling
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Liz
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Henry J. Fate
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Charlie
Arthur Batanides ...
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Robert Burton ...
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In the Far West, the drunkard Al Denton is bullied by the gunman Dan Hotaling to get some booze. The mysterious Henry J. Fate observes the humiliation and Al Denton finds a revolver on the street. When Dan sees Al Denton with a revolver on his hand, he challenges the drunk for a gunfighter. Fate observes again and makes a movement with his hand that will change the life of Al Denton. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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French title: 'La seconde chance' See more »

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Right after Denton drinks from the broken liquor bottle at the beginning of the story, he's shown with a large scratch on the right side of his face. In the next scene with Liz, the scratch is gone. See more »

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Narrator: [Closing Narration] Mr. Henry Fate, dealer in utensils and pots and pans, liniments and potions. A fanciful little man in a black, frock coat, who can help a man climbing out of a pit - or another man from falling into one. Because, you see, Fate can work that way - in The Twilight Zone.
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Redemption
25 October 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Dan Duryea plays a former gunfighter named Al Denton who is now a laughingstock drunk in a small town, and mercilessly bullied by a would-be gunfighter(played by Martin Landau) who taunts him into singing "How Dry I Am" for another free drink. He does have a sympathetic saloon girl and barman on his side, but it isn't until a mysterious traveling salesman shows up, and gives Denton his skill with a gun back, and later a special potion to finally redeem his life, and save his future, but will have to face down another young gunfighter in order to do it... Good acting and direction, and the double twist with the potion is quite neat indeed.


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