Twilight Zone: Season 3, Episode 6

The Mirror (20 Oct. 1961)
"The Twilight Zone" The Mirror (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
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A Central American revolutionary comes into the possession of a mirror that shows him his potential assassins.

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Ramos Clemente
Will Kuluva ...
General De Cruz
Antony Carbone ...
Cristo
Arthur Batanides ...
Tabal
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ...
Garcia (as Rodolfo Hoyos)
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
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Richard Karlan ...
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When the peasant Ramos Clemente leads a successful revolution in his undefined country, the former dictator General De Cruz advises that his mirror is magic and can anticipate who will murder him. Clement becomes paranoid and kills each one of his revolutionary comrades believing that they want to murder him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Ramos Clemente is an obvious lookalike of Fidel Castro. See more »

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Narrator: Ramos Clemente, a would-be god in dungarees, strangled by an illusion, that will-o'-the-wisp mirage that dangles from the sky in front of the eyes of all ambitious men, all tyrants - and any resemblance to tyrants living or dead is hardly coincidental, whether it be here or in the Twilight Zone.
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The Story of a Tyrant
1 May 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When the peasant Ramos Clemente (Peter Falk) leads a successful revolution in his undefined country, the former dictator General De Cruz (Will Kuluva) advises that his mirror is magic and can anticipate who will murder him. Clement becomes paranoid and kills each one of his revolutionary comrades believing that they want to murder him.

"The Mirror" is a predictable episode based on the paranoid behavior of a man unprepared to lead a nation. The despicable analogy to the charismatic leader Fidel Castro and the Cuban revolution is not a subtle, but a direct message; but the story of the corruption of the absolute power of a tyrant is reasonable. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "O Espelho" ("The Mirror")


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