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.
Produced at the same time as the more well-known Twilight Zone, this series fed the nation's growing interest in paranormal suspense in a different way. Rather than creating fictional ... See full summary »
Will J. White
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
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 actress that can't handle getting old is a recurring theme in movies: Baby Jane, Sunset Boulevard, etc. These people who were admired for their glamor must have problems when it comes to being absorbed into the general population. This was still the time when Hollywood created stars and then threw them away. Today, some of the stars are as successful in their maturity as they are when young, although the young still have a tremendous advantage. Ida Lupino can't stand growing old and has turned into a bitter, nasty witch. Still, there is great sympathy for her, especially from the man who has stood by her throughout her life. This has a pretty happy ending although we never know exactly where she has been sent. She could be in a personal hell for all we know. It fits the Twilight Zone formula very well and there are at least two other episodes that use the same basic plot.
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