Twilight Zone: Season 2, Episode 14

The Whole Truth (20 Jan. 1961)
"The Twilight Zone" The Whole Truth (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 692 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 1 critic

A used car salesman buys a car that dooms him to tell only the truth!

Director:

Writers:

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

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

WATCH NOW
ON TV
ON DISC
ALL

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 29 titles
created 16 Oct 2012
 
a list of 424 titles
created 22 Jun 2013
 
a list of 326 titles
created 02 Aug 2013
 
a list of 156 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Whole Truth" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Whole Truth (20 Jan 1961)

The Whole Truth (20 Jan 1961) on IMDb 6.5/10

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 | 50 of 156 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
Harvey Hunnicut
Loring Smith ...
Honest Luther Grimbley
George Chandler ...
Old Man
Jack Ging ...
Young Man
...
Irv
Patrick Westwood ...
The Premier's Translator
Lee Sabinson ...
Nan Peterson ...
Young Woman
Edit

Storyline

Harvey Hunnicutt is the stereotypical used car salesman: a fast talker who, to put it politely, is prone to stretching the truth about the cars he sells. He buys a used car from an old gentleman paying him far less that it's worth. After the deal, the old man tells him the car is haunted. Soon, Harvey finds that he can only tell the truth. Not only to customers but even to his wife as well. When he tries to sell the man's car he finds the perfect customer. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 January 1961 (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

John F. Kennedy, who is referenced in the story, was inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States on January 20, 1961, the day that this episode first aired. See more »

Goofs

Hunnicut puts a cigar on the bar rail when going to talk to a pair, but during the opening narration in the same spot, it's missing. See more »

Quotes

[opening narration]
Narrator: This, as the banner already has proclaimed, is Mr. Harvey Hunnicut, an expert on commerce and con jobs, a brash, bright, and larceny-loaded wheeler and dealer who, when the good Lord passed out a conscience, must have gone for a beer and missed out. And these are a couple of other characters in our story: a little old man and a Model A car - but not just any old man and not just any Model A. There's something very special about the both of them. As a matter of fact, in just a...
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Yet another sub-par videotaped episode
1 October 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

CBS ordered that a few episodes of "The Twilight Zone" be videotaped instead of filmed. Apparently, it was a cost-savings decision, but it also made for editing the episodes very difficult and also made the six shows they did this to look pretty shabby--as the videotaping process was still pretty crude in the early 1960s. While not all six turned out to be bad episodes, several of them were very bad and none of them could be considered classics.

This episodes is a lot like the concept for the movie LIAR, LIAR. A sleazy used car salesman (Jack Carson) buys a car that has magical properties--it makes whoever owns it tell the truth and nothing but the truth. This is a serious problem for any used car salesman--particularly one as rotten as this one! While it's all mildly humorous and watchable, there really is nothing more to the episode--no real twist no suspense--just one concept that didn't allow for much in the way of "Twilight Zone" irony or suspense. A disappointment.


6 of 13 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 Whole Truth (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?