Twilight Zone: Season 3, Episode 17

One More Pallbearer (12 Jan. 1962)
"The Twilight Zone" One More Pallbearer (original title)

TV Episode  -   -  Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 529 users  
Reviews: 11 user

Wealthy Paul Radin tries to get three people from his past to apologize to him by offering them shelter from a staged and phony nuclear war scenario.

Director:

Writers:

, (created by)
Watch Episode
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb + 2 more

Editors' Spotlight

Venice Film Festival

See the latest from the 2014 Venice Film Festival


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 24 Nov 2010
 
a list of 303 titles
created 10 Jan 2012
 
a list of 138 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 32 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 94 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: One More Pallbearer (12 Jan 1962)

One More Pallbearer (12 Jan 1962) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Twilight Zone.
« Previous Episode | 82 of 156 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
Paul Radin
Katherine Squire ...
Mrs. Langsford
Trevor Bardette ...
Colonel Hawthorne
Gage Clarke ...
Reverend Hughes
Edit

Storyline

Successful businessman Paul Radin invites three people from his past to join him in the underground bunker he's built under his commercial office building. All three have had major influence on him though not the kind that made him what he is today. His former military commander had him court-martialed; his former teacher ridiculed and humiliated him in class after she caught him cheating; and his church Minister who ruined his reputation after he drove a girl to suicide. All he wants from them is one thing: a brief apology. The impact of what they've done is far greater than it appears. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 January 1962 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Narrator: [closing narration] Mr. Paul Radin, a dealer in fantasy, who sits in the rubble of his own making and imagines that he's the last man on Earth, doomed to a perdition of unutterable loneliness because a practical joke has turned into a nightmare. Mr. Paul Radin, pallbearer at a funeral that he manufactured himself in the Twilight Zone.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of Serling's Memorable Masterpieces!
14 May 2007 | by (Joel Kovacik (Brooklyn, New York)) – See all my reviews

Joseph Wiseman -- using his trademark, smarmy elocution -- portrays revenge-seeking, multi-millionaire Paul Radin, an unscrupulous coward, who devises a bizarre setting in which he seeks to elicit an abject apology from a former grade school teacher, a priest, and an army officer, each of whom "humiliated" him (i.e., justifiably called him to account for his dishonorable ways) during the course of his deceitful life. So long as these erstwhile tormentors are willing to humble themselves by begging his forgiveness, the "beneficient" Mr. Radin will allow them to remain with him, safe and secure, in his underground bomb shelter -- free from the nuclear devastation about to occur hundreds of feet above them.

The script's trenchant dialogue bears a stylistic resemblance to that of the late, brilliant author Ayn Rand, who (with reservations) admired Rod Serling.

This Twilight Zone episode is an absolute must-see! Its haunting plot twist at the end is likely to remain with you forever!


18 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Episodes without a fictional element? crockett_john
Only an 8.9? Why is that? crockett_john
What are the most dangerous activities in the Twilight Zone? crockett_john
Favorite Season mmb74
More things we learned from the Twilight Zone crockett_john
Episodes with morals you disagree with Makarov-324
Discuss One More Pallbearer (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?