Twilight Zone: Season 3, Episode 23

The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank (23 Feb. 1962)
"The Twilight Zone" The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 620 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 1 critic

A young man wakes up at his own funeral and wants to know what the heck is going on. The townfolk are glad to see him back, but they begin to wonder if he's a man.. or something else?

Director:

Writers:

, (created by)
Watch Episode
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 319 titles
created 10 Jan 2012
 
a list of 424 titles
created 22 Jun 2013
 
a list of 326 titles
created 02 Aug 2013
 
a list of 94 titles
created 11 Jan 2014
 
a list of 156 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank (23 Feb 1962)

The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank (23 Feb 1962) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Twilight Zone.
« Previous Episode | 88 of 156 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
Jeff Myrtlebank
...
Comfort Gatewood
...
Doc Bolton
Lance Fuller ...
Orgram Gatewood
...
Peters
Ralph Moody ...
Pa Myrtlebank
Jon Lormer ...
Strauss
Ezelle Poule ...
Ma Myrtlebank
James Houghton ...
Jerry (as Jim Houghton)
Helen Wallace ...
Ma Gatewood
William Fawcett ...
Reverend Siddons
Mabel Forrest ...
Mrs. Ferguson
Vickie Barnes ...
Liz Myrtlebank
Patrick Hector ...
Tom (as Pat Hector)
Edit

Storyline

Everyone at Jeff Myrtlebank's funeral service is shocked when he pushes the coffin lid open and steps out, seemingly in perfect health. Old Doc Bolton mumbles some ridiculous explanation and the people there settle down a bit. Obviously his family is happy that he's back with them and his fiancée welcomes him as he is, with no questions asked. They do notice that he's a bit different. As time goes on however, rumors begin spread and the locals decide to take action. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 February 1962 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

A mailbox by the side of street reads "M. Pittman", for the director and writer of the episode Montgomery Pittman See more »

Goofs

When Jeff's fiancée, Comfort, comes to warn him about the angry group of men coming to threaten him, the line in the script is "I rode out to warn you. There's a group of men comin' out from town. They're gonna ask you to move out of the county." Instead, Sherry Jackson, the actress playing Comfort, flubs the line, and says "I rode out to warn you. There's a group of men coming out from town. They're gonna ask you to move out of the COUNTRY." Jackson apparently had been having so much trouble saying the line as written that director, Montgomery Pittman, left the mistaken word in the final cut. See more »

Quotes

[closing narration]
Narrator: Jeff and Comfort are still alive today, and their only son is a United States Senator. He's noted as an uncommonly shrewd politician, and some believe he must have gotten his education - in The Twilight Zone.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Perhaps not brilliant, but quite enjoyable.
17 May 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This episode starts off oddly--something that isn't too unusual for this series! The setting is the deep South and a man is about to be buried--the only problem is, he just woke up and has no intention of allowing this! As for the people in the community, they are freaked out to say the least, but they're also a very superstitious group and don't think it's right that he won't cooperate with their plans! However, the man (James Best) soon realizes that he doesn't have to put up with their prejudices and fears and sees that he can use this to his own advantage. Naturally, being "The Twilight Zone", there is a cute twist at the end that wraps it up very well.

While will readily admit that this is not among the best episodes, it is very good and holds up well over the years. A clever twist and a nice light comedic aspect of the show make this one a winner.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Acting john292
books about the Twilight Zone charlesfosterkane99
Last Night of a Jockey rhs6358
Your Top 10 Episdodes a-raymond1
"Number 12 Looks Just Like You" v_anzaldua
the Hocus-Pocus and Frisby appreciation thread ilovetvmovies
Discuss The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank (1962) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?