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
Keep an eye on the grand staircase with the imposing banister. It appears in three other shows in the First Season: "The Purple Testament," "Elegy" and "Long Live Walter Jameson." See more »
To the wishes that come true, to the strange, mystic strength of the human animal, who can take a wishful dream and give it a dimension of its own. To Barbara Jean Trenton, movie queen of another era, who has changed the blank tomb of an empty projection screen into a private world. It can happen - in the Twilight Zone.
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The only person to star in a TZ and direct one ('The Masks') was Ida Lupino. She was a fairly big film star and a very acclaimed film director. There was usually a down-to earth tone to her performances and a gritty, dark quality about the films she directed. So it's interesting to see her as a spoiled star of old movies whose vanity prevents any comeback. Barbara Jean Trenton refuses to play a forty-year-old mother or come to terms with her stardom ending with a hit-and-run incident twenty-five years past. Miss Lupino and Martin Balsam (Arbogast in 'Psycho') are good as the nostalgic fan of her own stardom and the loyal, sympathetic agent.
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