Barbara Jean Trenton is a faded film star who lives in the past by constantly re-watching her old movies instead of moving on with her life, so her associates try to lure her out of her self-imposed isolation.
The washed up actress Barbara Trenton is a woman stranded in her past, worshiping and watching her movies of twenty-five years ago in her glorious days. Her housemaid Sally is worried with her behavior and she tells to Barbara's friend and agent Danny Weiss that unsuccessfully tries to make Barbara move on with her life, giving a new role in the cinema industry. But Barbara lives in the past and does not accept that she is older now. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Not sure where this should go. To wit: IMDB has Dean Stockwell listed as an "uncredited" character named "Daniel Wise." Reviewing this in several forms from DVD, Youtube, and many TV broadcasts, seems to show no character named Daniel Wise and no appearance by Dean Stockwell as any character.
The character played by Martin Balsam is named "Danny Weiss." There seems to be a confusion or transposition with these character's names and somehow Dean Stockwell's name has been entered erroneously.
If my analysis can be shown wrong, my apologies to Mr Stockwell and the Keepers of the Internet Movie Database. See more »
Barbie, it's no good, honey. None of this is any good.
Look, if you won't fix yourself a drink, sit down and be quiet - will you? You know something, Daniel, you have a habit of looking poised, ready to spring.
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The washed up actress Barbara Trenton (Ida Lupino) is a woman stranded in her past, worshiping and watching her movies of twenty-five years ago in her glorious days. Her housemaid Sally (Alice Frost) is worried with her behavior and she tells to Barbara's friend and agent Danny Weiss (Martin Balsam) that unsuccessfully tries to make Barbara move on with her life, giving a new role in the cinema industry. But Barbara lives in the past and does not accept that she is older now.
"The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine" is another engaging episode of "The Twilight Zone" of a woman in a midlife crisis that insists in reviving her successful past. The contradictory messages seem to be that aging is inevitable and you should accept it; and your dream may come true if you insist on it. But the most important is that this is an entertaining episode. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "Além da Imaginação - The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine" ("Beyond Imagination - The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine")
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