The Twilight Zone: Season 1, Episode 5

Cradle of Darkness (2 Oct. 2002)

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A woman goes back in time to the birth of Hitler and attempts to interfere so that World War II never happens.



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Episode credited cast:
Nancy Sivak ...
Chief Customs Inspector
Liduina Vanderspek ...
Inspector's Wife
Mentally-Ill Woman
Ian Marsh ...
Police Officer
Mark Burgess ...
Daniel Barrett
Linden Banks ...
Darren Caulder
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A woman goes back in time to the birth of Hitler and attempts to interfere so that World War II never happens.

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Alois Hitler tells Andrea that he and his wife Klara lost their first three children. They were Gustav Hitler (1885-1887), Ida Hitler (1886-1888) and Otto Hitler (1887-1887). They all died of diphtheria. See more »


As Andrea is crossing over to Adolf Hitler's crib, you can see the baby waving its arms about. But when the camera cuts to the baby, it's asleep lying perfectly still. See more »


References Twilight Zone: No Time Like the Past (1963) See more »

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We are the cause of what we try to prevent.
17 December 2006 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

This episode deals with a group of time travels who attempt to go back in time and kill baby Hitler to prevent the homicide. Katherine Heigl goes back disguised as a servant and begins her plan to take baby Hitler's life, stealing the baby while it sleeps and drowning it with herself in the river. When another servant discovers the baby is missing and panics, she offers a homeless woman money for her child, which she takes and the servant returns with the unrelated baby, disguising him as the real one. Hitler's parents do not notice and raise the child...

A great episode showing one of the many theories and paradoxes of time travel! We end up being the cause of what we try to prevent...excellent idea!

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