Twilight Zone: Season 2, Episode 2

The Man in the Bottle (7 Oct. 1960)
"The Twilight Zone" The Man in the Bottle (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
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A luckless couple stumbles upon fortune when a genie materializes from a bottle in their antique shop. The genie grants them four wishes but warns them, prophetically, to be careful what you wish for.

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Arthur and Edna Castle run a small antique shop but business is not good and they're having trouble paying their bills. Despite that, the good-hearted Arthur buys an old wine bottle from the desperate Mrs. Gumley for a dollar. When he knocks the bottle open, a genie appears offering them four wishes. They soon find that their wishes don't lead them to the outcomes they had hoped for and certainly don't lead to happiness. Written by garykmcd

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Narrator: [Closing Narration] A word to the wise, now, to the garbage collectors of the world, to the curio seekers, to the antique buffs, to everyone who would try to coax out a miracle from unlikely places. Check that bottle you're taking back for a two-cent deposit. The genie you save might be your own. Case in point, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Castle, fresh from the briefest of trips into The Twilight Zone.
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5 December 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I don't like genie episodes. Many TZs have an object with a completely unexplained special power and the stories usually work well enough. Providing a genie does nothing for a plot, and the genie (Joseph Ruskin) is superfluous here. Arthur Castle (Luther Adler) and his wife Edna ( Vivi Janiss from The Fever, season one) are struggling with their tat filled antique shop. The bottle is charitably bought by Arthur from another poor soul in financial need - I like the way the lady then admits to how she got the 'heirloom' on her way out of the shop. The wishes have catches to them, one especially puts Arthur in a position he didn't expect to be in! The ending is one of the better parts. I wouldn't say this is a meaningless story - just look at the Castles before and after the wishes.


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