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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This episode deals with immorality. The entire cast all lived exceptionally long lives. Kevin McCarthy lived to be 96, Estelle Winwood was 101 when she passed away, Edgar Stehli passed away shortly after turning 89, and Dodie Heath turned 90 in August of 2018. See more »


After Professor Walter Jameson talks about Plato, he sits on the couch, crosses his legs and puts his hands to his side. Immediately cut to the next camera angle and his legs are now apart with hands to his side. See more »


Professor Sam Kittridge: I'll tell her!
Prof. Walter Jameson: She won't believe you. Nobody would. You won't believe it yourself by tomorrow morning.
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Oscar Wilde Lives
1 October 2008 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

There have been many fictional accounts of men who cannot die, who are able to transcend centuries. Dorian Gray is the most obvious one. In this portrayal, Kevin McCarthy is about to be married to a pretty young woman. It is found out during the episode that his face has been seen in a Civil War picture. We come to know that this man has been around for centuries. He has had wife after wife, grown tired of them when they aged, and then moved on. Unfortunately for him, one of those wives is still alive and fingers him, ruining his plans. This is a tightly done rework of the Oscar Wilde story without a painting. As is the archetypal result, this cannot go on forever.

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