Twilight Zone: Season 1, Episode 34

The After Hours (10 Jun. 1960)
"The Twilight Zone" The After Hours (original title)

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A woman is treated badly by some odd salespeople on an otherwise empty department store floor.

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Marsha White
Elizabeth Allen ...
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Mr. Armbruster
John Conwell ...
Elevator Man
Patrick Whyte ...
Mr. Sloan
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Marsha White is looking for a gold thimble as a gift for her mother. She can't find it anywhere in the store and an elevator operator suggests she try the 9th floor. She arrives there to find it abandoned but a sales clerk suddenly appears and has just what she is looking for. On the way back down to the main floor, she realizes the thimble she bought is scratched and goes to the complaints department where she is told there is no 9th floor in the building. She is shocked however to see a mannequin that looks just like the woman who served her. A return to the absent floor reveals the explanation to her dilemma. Written by garykmcd

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One of three Twilight Zone (1959) episodes to include an eye, not a spiral, at the introduction. See more »

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Each mannequin is allowed to go to the outside world once a year for a month. However, in the store room, there are at least 13 mannequins, not 12. See more »

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Male Mannequin: Maaarsha? Who do you think you're fooling, Marsha?
Female Mannequin: Come on, dear. Climb off it.
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Referenced in The King of the Duplicators (1968) See more »

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It's Not Macy's
4 June 2006 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Though the gimmick is more contrived than most, the suspense builds nicely. Something is wrong in this department store, but what? There are some spooky scenes, well handled by Francis and Allen, the set designer, and director Douglas Heyes. However, James Milhollin's outrageously fey attempt at humor strikes me as a real miscalculation on someone's part. He seems to have wandered in from a different movie-- a W.C. Fields, perhaps. Then too, I found the upshot disappointing. Perhaps, the theme can best be understood as an allegory about unequal social relations. Anyway, whatever else, it's a chance for guys to ogle Miss Francis at her slinkiest and beauty mark best.


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