The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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Long Live Walter Jameson 

A father forbids a history professor from marrying his daughter when he discovers that the captivating lecturer is actually an immortal who has lived for thousands of years.


Anton Leader (as Tony Leader)

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Episode complete credited cast:
Kevin McCarthy ... Prof. Walter Jameson / Tom Bowen / Maj. Hugh Skelton
Edgar Stehli Edgar Stehli ... Professor Sam Kittridge
Estelle Winwood ... Laurette Bowen
Dodie Heath Dodie Heath ... Susanna Kittridge (as Dody Heath)


Walter Jamieson is a successful history professor. He's been teaching for 12 years and has proven to be very popular with his students for his ability to bring his subject to life. He is engaged to Susanna Kittridge, his good friend Professor Sam Kittridge's daughter. One thing that Professor Kittridge has noticed about Walter is that he doesn't seem to have aged one bit in the 12 years they have known each other. Walter admits that he is far older than anyone can imagine but before he and Susanna can elope, someone from his past pays him a visit. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

18 March 1960 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Samuel Kittridge was born in 1889. See more »


The September fire written of by "Maj. Hugh Skelton" was actually set by order of John Bell Hood, commanding general of the Confederate Army of Tennessee, in order to destroy all military assets which could be of use to the Union Army prior to his force's evacuation of the city. Sherman's fire was set in the early morning hours of 15 November 1864, prior to his army setting off on its famous March to the Sea. See more »


Narrator: [Closing Narration] Last stop on a long journey, as yet another human being returns to the vast nothingness that is the beginning and into the dust that is always the end.
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Faint reminders of a more modern ageless love story
25 August 2009 | by kawai54See all my reviews

This story has a few tear-jerking elements in common with another more modern love story: that of Edward Cullen and Bella Swan.

Edward and Bella battle with the age issue as well - she's aging and he is not. While the supporting characters in the two stories are quite different from each other, each tale has a philosophical tug of war underlying the plot.

You can tell this is an early episode of The Twilight Zone, as the story is not as tightly woven, and the dialogue is a bit under par. But its commentary on aging and death is quite provocative.

Good early role for Kevin McCarthy. And Estelle Winwood maintains a spooky aura. But the others are not yet ready for primetime.

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