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"The Twilight Zone" Nothing in the Dark (1962)

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The Twilight Zone: Season 3: Episode 16 -- An old woman has fought with death a thousand times and has always won. But now she finds herself afraid to let a wounded policeman in her door for fear he is Mr. Death.
The Twilight Zone: Season 3: Episode 16 -- A lonely old woman refuses to leave her apartment for fear of meeting "Mr. Death."


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George Clayton Johnson (written by)
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Original Air Date:
5 January 1962 (Season 3, Episode 16)
An old woman has fought with death a thousand times and has always won. But now she finds herself afraid to let a wounded policeman in her door for fear he is Mr. Death. Is he? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Gladys Cooper ... Wanda Dunn

Robert Redford ... Harold Beldon

R.G. Armstrong ... Contractor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rod Serling ... Narrator / Himself - Host (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Lamont Johnson 
Writing credits
George Clayton Johnson (written by)

Rod Serling (created by)

Produced by
Buck Houghton .... producer
Cinematography by
George T. Clemens (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jason H. Bernie  (as Jason Bernie)
Art Direction by
Philip Barber  (as Phil Barber)
George W. Davis 
Set Decoration by
H. Web Arrowsmith 
Henry Grace 
Production Management
Ralph W. Nelson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
E. Darrell Hallenbeck .... assistant director
Sound Department
Bill Edmondson .... sound
Franklin Milton .... sound
Editorial Department
Scott Lawson .... colorist (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... driver (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

25 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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[opening narration]
Narrator:An old woman living in a nightmare, an old woman, who has fought a thousand battles with death and always won. Now she's faced with a grim decision - whether or not to open a door. And in some strange and frightening way, she knows that this seemingly ordinary door leads to the Twilight Zone.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Always look on the bright side., 26 January 2014
Author: darrenpearce111 from Ireland

Wanda (Gladys Cooper) is an old woman afraid to go out, believing that 'Mr Death' is after her. Harold Belmont (Robert Redford) is a policeman lying in a critical state outside her dilapidated home. She fears he may be death in one of his many guises but brings him in.

TZ at its best takes you to all sorts of places and examines the deepest human fears. Gladys Cooper gives one of her three solid performances for the show here. The setting is cold and austere but this is a warm-hearted entry for the Zone. Wanda has been 'running' from death for some time. A gentle story that might take some fear out of death, reminding us its a natural and possibly peaceful process.

George Clayton Johnson wrote this one and his stories make up seven pretty consistent TZ contributions in all. 'A Game of Pool' and 'A Penny For Your Thoughts' are very good.

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