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
Marjorie Bennett ...
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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(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: Listen, darling, I have to see you.
Leila: Roger, it's impossible.
Roger Shackleforth: I must see you, darling, must! Furiously, fiercely must! I love you.
Leila: Roger, you've got to stop this. You're acting like a baby. I can't see you now, and that's that.
Roger Shackleforth: Well then, talk to me. Say something! Say anything!
Leila: Say something? Alright Roger, I'll say something. Why don't you take a flying jump at the moon?
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Novelty little TZ.
11 January 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

A slight, offbeat 'love story', put across well with some dark humour, and steeped in stereotype of the era. Leila (Patricia Barry) appears to be a vain and hedonistic woman who is pursued by Roger (George Grizzard) who is clearly a shallow-minded, hapless loser. Roger goes to

Professor A. Daemon (John McIntire) who resides between immense bookshelves (an impressive set that gives this entry some good TZ atmosphere ) to buy a love potion. I cant help noticing a ring of date-rape about him slipping the stuff into Leila's drink. Anyhow, Leila comes under the spell, but that's far from the end.

George Grizzard is perfect as Roger,the lovesick man who just doesn't quite have the (natural) charm to stop women closing doors on his face. He is teamed well with Patricia Barry who plays the transformed Leila nicely.

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