The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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Little Girl Lost 

Awakened in the middle of the night by the cries of his daughter, a father enters the girl's room to find that she has vanished - even though he can still hear her crying out for help.


Paul Stewart


Richard Matheson, Rod Serling (created by)




Episode complete credited cast:
Sarah Marshall ... Ruth Miller
Robert Sampson ... Chris Miller
Charles Aidman ... Bill


When he hears his young daughter Tina calling out in the night, Chris Miller go to her room but finds she isn't there. At first he thinks she fallen off the bed or slid herself under it but despite hearing her call out she's nowhere to be seen. He gets help from a friend, Bill, who concludes that Tina has slid through a portal into another dimension. They find the portal opening but Tina is lost inside and Chris goes in after her. Written by garykmcd

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According to an interview in the book The Twilight Zone Companion, writer Richard Matheson based this story on a real-life occurrence involving his own daughter. Said Matheson, "she cried out one night and I went to where she was and couldn't find her anywhere. I couldn't find her on the bed, I couldn't find her on the ground. She had fallen off and rolled all the way under the bed against the wall. At first, even when I felt under the bed, I couldn't reach her. It was bizarre, and that's where I got the idea." See more »


While in the other dimension, the little girl can be seen holding the dog's collar. In a subsequent shot, it is seen that her nightgown is tied to the dog's collar. At the end, she is seen holding the dog's collar again. See more »


Chris Miller: What is it?
Bill: The opening.
Ruth Miller: To what?
Bill: I think - to another dimension.
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Referenced in ALF: Baby, Come Back (1989) See more »

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Another dimension for real
4 December 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Back when I was a kid I used to imagine all kinds of goings on under the bed so this particular Twilight Zone episode has a personal meaning for me. But imaginings become real when a little girl crawls under her bed and can be seen but not heard.

That's what happens to the child of Robert Sampson and Sarah Marshall and aren't they lucky that they have a physicist as a neighbor. Charles Aidman comes over and he can hear the girl and the little dog that went in after her. And he finds an opening to another dimension.

The Twilight Zone always had that opening about traveling to another dimension, not only of sight and sound but of mind. This was the episode it actually happened and the journey was far from pleasant.

But it's a good half hour of television.

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Release Date:

16 March 1962 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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