The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
6.9/10
1,976
25 user 7 critic

The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine 

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.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC
Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
Narrator (voice)
...
...
...
Jerry Hearndan
...
Marty Sall
Alice Frost ...
Sally
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 October 1959 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In Barbara's living room, the photo in the center of the lowest row is of Edward Arnold. See more »

Quotes

Rod Serling - Narrator: [Closing Narration] 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.
See more »

Connections

References Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Norma Desmond should have exited this way
3 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

With inspiration taken from Sunset Boulevard, Ida Lupino steps into Gloria Swanson's shoes as a faded movie queen who sits at home and watches her old films in glory years. Optimistically enough she still retains an agent in Martin Balsam who even tries to get her a small part in a film which film executive Ted DeCorsia thinks is pure charity. Not for Ida though. At least they didn't get her down to ask if they could use her old Deusenberg in a film.

All I can say is that Norma Desmond should have had this satisfactory an ending as the one that Ida Lupino's character received. Come to think of it both achieved their own version of The Twilight Zone and you'll agree if you this fine Twilight Zone Story.


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 25 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017

"The IMDb Show" connects the dots between IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017 and unwraps some of the most memorable and festive animated holiday specials.

Watch now