The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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Mr. Bevis 

An eccentric loser gets a new life from his guardian angel, but there is a price to keeping it.




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Episode complete credited cast:
... Narrator (voice)
... James B.W. Bevis
... J. Hardy Hempstead
... Mr. Peckinpaugh
... Bartender
... Policeman
Florence MacMichael ... Margaret
... Landlady
... Peddler
... Policeman
Colleen O'Sullivan ... Michelle (as Coleen O'Sullivan)
Timmy Cletro ... Boy


James B.W. Bevis is, by almost any definition, eccentric. He drives a car that once was Henry Ford's dream, he likes zither music and makes model ships. He's a bookkeeper by profession and his desk at work is always cluttered. He likes to bring in children at Christmas-time to sing carols. It all leads to him being fired. While drowning his sorrows at a nearby bar, he meets none other than his guardian angel who shows him that life can be considerably different for him if he wishes it....but is he prepared to make the changes necessary to obtain that lifestyle? Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

3 June 1960 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of three The Twilight Zone (1959) episodes to include an eye, not a spiral, at the introduction. See more »


The little boy is right in the doorway when Mr. Bevis falls down the stairs, but when the camera pans out to a wider shot, the little boy isn't in the doorway. See more »


Narrator: [Closing Narration] Mr. James B. W. Bevis, who believes in a magic all his own. The magic of a child's smile, the magic of liking and being liked, the strange and wondrous mysticism that is the simple act of living. Mr. James B. W. Bevis, species of twentieth-century male, who has his own private and special Twilight Zone.
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References Ben-Hur (1959) See more »

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Changing behavior...

The Twilight Zone is one's most important series ever,the first episode that l remember was in 1984 on TV around midnight,many years ago l watched it on TCM and taped some episodes all them this episode Mr. Bevis is an eccentric but happy guy who living a easy life until be fired one more time,so suddenly appear from nowhere your Guardian Angel trying helping Bevis became a new winner he has to change his silly behavior...good plot an interesting point of view for those that finds important to be a winner in their lives!!!

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