An old radio is taking bitter bachelor Ed Lindsay back to a happier time before what he considers worthless tripe on television when he starts picking up radio programs from the 1930's and 1940's.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Ed Lindsay
Professor Ackerman
Roscoe Bragg (as Arch W. Johnson)
Mrs. Nielson
Clegg Hoyt ...
The Boy
Lillian O'Malley ...
Miss Meredith
Pat O'Malley ...
Mr. Llewellyn


Ed Lindsay has been living in the same boarding house for over 20 years and he has become an embittered old man. He doesn't like how the world has changed around him and his crotchety behavior has made him certainly the most disliked man there. When he turns on his old radio however, he gets music from the 1940's on a station that, it turns out, has been off the air for 15 years. There's a reason he hears the music however, a reason a fellow boarder reminds him of. Written by garykmcd

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10 March 1961 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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This was Bob Crane's first television appearance. See more »


According to the calendar on Ed's bedroom wall, it is April 1959. See more »


[opening narration]
Narrator: No one's ever saw one quite like that, because that's a very special sort of radio. In its day, circa 1935, its type was one of the most elegant consoles on the market. Now, with its fabric-covered speakers, its peculiar yellow dial, its serrated knobs, it looks quaint and a little strange. Mr. Ed Lindsay is going to find out how strange very soon - when he tunes in to The Twilight Zone.
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Listen to the Radio!
17 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is more a story about loneliness and what we humans do to each other. It's a story of what if and why didn't I? Time often takes away the spark and this happens here. The old radio is at the center of all this. Dean Jagger's character is fed up with the modern world and its shallowness, but he also has lost the potential joy he once had. There is a wonderful scene where he lies back and listens to some old comedy from the thirties on the magical radio. He laughs in a touching, natural way. He has regained some of his youth. The problem is that we don't get to live back there; or do we? My question is: Is what happens at the end in his imagination, or has he actually been transported? We'll never know. Is it a happy ending? I don't know.

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