A young man obsessed with winning over an uninterested beauty gets more than he bargained for when he buys a love potion to gain her affection.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Prof. A. Daemon
Roger Shackleforth
Old Woman
Barbara Perry ...
Blonde Woman
Rusty Wescoatt ...
Tall Man


Roger Shackleforth is madly in love with a beautiful young woman, Leila, who wants nothing to do with him. Monopolizing the pay phone in a diner, someone waiting to make a call refers him to Professor A. Daemon, a seller of books and various potions. When Roger learns that he can buy a love potion for $1, he jumps at the opportunity. The Professor tries to subtly warn him off but he happily buys the potion anyways. It certainly works on Leila but after six months, Roger is back to the Professor to find a solution to his new life. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

13 May 1960 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The only first-season episode that was not written by one of the Big Three (Rod Serling, Charles Beaumont, Richard Matheson). See more »


Roger Shackleforth: Professor, you don't know what it's like. All the time: love, love, love!
Professor A. Daemon: I do know what it's like. How do you think I came to invent 'the glove cleaner?'
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Love Potion
26 October 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

George Grizzard plays a lovesick young man named Roger Shackleforth, obsessed with the beautiful Leila(played by Patricia Barry) who barely gives him the time of day, and certainly doesn't love. Frustrated, Roger visits a mysterious merchant named professor Daemon(played by John McIntire) who sells him a love potion for one dollar guaranteed to work, but offers a warning not to use, which of course goes unheeded, much to Roger's later semi-regret... Light-hearted but ultimately frivolous episode remains watchable because of the good cast and direction, but outcome could not be more obvious; still, it's hard to dislike this entry either.

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