Jackie Rhoades is a 34 year-old small-time hood who lives in a cheap $4 a night hotel room. He's waiting to hear about his next job but when George shows up telling him that his next job is murder - of a bar owner who doesn't want to pay off his gangster bosses- Jackie begins to have a conversation with his alter ego who appears to him in a mirror. The alter-ego takes him to task for the choices he made in his life - choices that led to crime, prison and broken relationships. He also offers Jacjie an alternative. Written by
When George meets with Jackie at 2:30 a.m., you can see that Jackie's watch says 5:00. See more »
Exit Mr. John Rhoades, formerly a reflection in a mirror, a fragment of someone else's conscience, a wishful thinker made out of glass, but now made out of flesh and on his way to join the company of men. Mr. John Rhoades, with one foot through the door and one foot out - of The Twilight Zone.
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A man finally coming to age at a late junction in his life
This is not so much of a review as it is an observation. Has anyone notice the line, "Are you talking to me?" "Are you talking to me?" which is utilized in this story by a man speaking into a mirror is almost the same line which Robert De Niro utilizes (and has become a catch-phrase) years later in the movie "Taxi." This is awfully coincidental.
Regardless of the aforementioned catch-phrase, the acting is superb and the innovation of the production filming is unique for the time. Notice how employment of split-screens is not used for the production. Richard Haydn pulls off the duo road superbly. And of course, this is a Rod Serling script.
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