Ace Larson owns a roadside diner. It's a dreary existence for him, his girlfriend, Kitty Cavanaugh and his friend and employee Jimbo Cobb. When there's a serious accident just outside the diner, Ace learns for the first time that Jimbo has telekinetic powers. Ace the gambler sees an easy way to make his fortune and the three of them set off for Las Vegas. Jimbo has little trouble making roulette balls fall on the right number of making any point with a pair of dice. Ace learns the hard way however that there can be too much of a good thing. Written by
The film clip of the car crash is from the end of the movie Thunder Road (1958) See more »
When Ace and Jimbo first go to the casino, the dealer calls "7, a winner" on one of the rolls before the dice have come to a stop. See more »
Portrait of a man who thinks and thereby gets things done. Mr. Jimbo Cobb might be called a prime mover, a talent which has to be seen to be believed. In just a moment, he'll show his friends and you how he keeps both feet on the ground - and his head in The Twilight Zone.
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Buddy Ebsen plays roadside diner employee Jimbo Cobb, who one day develops telekinetic powers after a nearby car accident involving electrical wires seems to trigger it. His boss Ace Larsen(played by Dane Clark) finds out about it, and decides to get rich quick by taking his girlfriend Kitty and of course Jimbo to Las Vegas, and are a big success at the roulette table, since Jimbo can flip the dice to match their winning numbers. Ace becomes greedy though, entering a private game with shady characters, betting all their winnings to get one big score, much to Jimbo's disapproval... Slight but entertaining episode has a good cast make up for predictable outcome.
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