Tales of Tomorrow (1951–1953)
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A Child Is Crying 

A young child with a genius I. Q. is taken away from her mother to work at a military base. Unfortunately her intellect is so stellar she can only predict absolute doom for everyone in the future.

Director:

Don Medford

Writers:

John D. MacDonald (story) (as John MacDonald), Alvin Sapinsley (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Bert Lytell ... Dr. Hardensteen
Robin Morgan ... Lily Massner
Donald McClelland Donald McClelland ... Congressman Folmer
Cal Thomas Cal Thomas ... General Gates
Peggy Allenby ... Mrs. Massner
Shirley Egleston Shirley Egleston ... WAC Corporal (as Shirley Eggleston)
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A young child with a genius I. Q. is taken away from her mother to work at a military base. Unfortunately her intellect is so stellar she can only predict absolute doom for everyone in the future.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1951 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

George F. Foley See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Lily, a little girl with the IQ of Archimedes and Einstein combined, reveals that the world will soon be destroyed by the very weapons she has designed for the military.
10 August 2010 | by talewrightSee all my reviews

One of the best Science Fiction stories written by the great John D. MacDonald and presented by the premiere Science Fiction show of the 1950s and precursor to "Outer Limits" and "Twilight Zone", "Tales of Tomorrow"! Lily is a little girl with the extraordinary intellect of Einstein, da Vince, Hawking, and Archimedes combined with a dash of Nostradamus thrown in.

Pre-dates "The Midwich Cuckoos" (Village of the Damned and Children of the Damned) by ten years.

Terrifying tale of the future, and a message as true today was it was in 1951 when this episode premiered!


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