A fatigued man fights to stay awake as he explains to a psychiatrist that if he falls asleep it will trigger a nightmare, which will cause his heart to fail.

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Videos

1 video »
Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
Edward Hall
John Larch ...
Dr. Eliot Rathmann
...
Maya / Miss Thomas
Edit

Storyline

Edward Hall visits the psychiatrist Dr. Eliot Rathmann that was recommended by his doctor and he explains that he is extremely tired since he has not slept for many days. Edward believes that if he sleeps, he will die and explains that he is dreaming in "chapters" with the evil Maya, the Cat Woman that will kill him in his next nightmare. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 November 1959 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The opening upward pan of a skyscraper appears to be from MGM's 1928 silent classic "The Crowd". See more »

Quotes

Narrator: [opening narration] Twelve o'clock noon. An ordinary scene, an ordinary city. Lunchtime for thousands of ordinary people. To most of them, this hour will be a rest, a pleasant break in a day's routine. To most, but not all. To Edward Hall, time is an enemy, and the hour to come is a matter of life and death.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Twilight Zone #9 (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Quintessential Twilight Zone
14 February 2006 | by (Sofia, Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

I am surprised to not see a comment on this episode, hence mine. The episode deals with the elusive boundary between sleep and being awake, aiming to once again stir our perceptions and notions of reality. (Mind you, I shouldn't say "once again", since this is only episode nine.) A man finds himself at the psychiatrist's office with a reoccurring dream of a woman named Maya chasing him. She pushes on the limits of his fragile heart, and, should he fall asleep one last time, he will not survive the roller coaster. He's forced himself to stay awake for 90 hours before visiting the doctor...I won't give away the ending for you.


21 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Lonely kr-1959
Was Archibald Beechcroft really such a bad guy? Valentino55
Marathon gary135r
Greatest Show Ever Made violence_and_electronic_music
What is your favorite twist? kr-1959
A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY zigomanis18
Discuss Perchance to Dream (1959) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?