The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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The Trouble with Templeton 

A nostalgic actor revisits his late wife and friends at their old haunt, only to find that he is now out of place there.

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Booth Templeton
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Laura Templeton
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Arthur Willis
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Marty
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Sid Sperry
Larry J. Blake ...
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Booth Templeton is a renowned stage actor who has reached a stage in his personal life where he has idealized his past. In particular he has fond memories of his first wife, Laura. After a stressful encounter at the theater, he walks out of the stage door and finds himself in 1927 where he joins his wife and best friend, Barney Fluegler, for dinner. It all reminds him that his past was not as rosy as he may have remembered it. Written by garykmcd

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9 December 1960 (USA)  »

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This episode takes place in 1927 and 1960. See more »

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When Booth grabs Laura to stop her dancing, her flapper beads end up hanging from her neck in two long strands, but later are shown intact. See more »

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Narrator: [Closing Narration] Mr. Booth Templeton, who shared with most human beings the hunger to recapture the past moments, the ones that soften with the years. But in his case, the characters of his past blocked him out and sent him back to his own time, which is where we find him now. Mr. Booth Templeton, who had a round-trip ticket - into The Twilight Zone.
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No Trouble At All
26 October 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Brian Aherne plays a renowned stage actor named Booth Templeton who is dissatisfied with his life since his new young wife is openly having an affair, and his thoughts turn toward his first wife Laura(played by Pippa Scott) long deceased. After getting cold feet about starting a new play with a young and firm director(played by future film director Sydney Pollack) Booth discovers himself back in time when his wife and best friend Barney were still alive, but they don't act the way he remembers them... Underrated episode is a real gem, with superb performances and direction, and a most poignant and intelligent story that ends perfectly. Deserves to be better remembered by fans.


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