The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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Stopover in a Quiet Town 

A hung-over couple awaken to find themselves not only in a strange house, but in a deserted town, where nothing is as it should be.

Director:

Ron Winston

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr., Rod Serling (created by)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Barry Nelson ... Bob Frazier
Nancy Malone ... Millie Frazier
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Storyline

After drinking too much at a party, Bob and Millie Frazer awaken in a strange bed, in a strange house in a strange town. They're still dressed in the clothes they wore to the party but their memories are fuzzy. Bob was too drunk to drive so Millie was behind the wheel and she vaguely remembers a shadow falling over them. They soon realize that everything in the town is fake: the telephone in the house isn't wired; the drawers and cupboards in the kitchen are only a façade; even the trees are fake. The town is deserted and Millie begins to wonder if they're dead. They keep hearing a child laughing and begin a search. They're not prepared for what they encounter. Written by garykmcd

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1964 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The bulletin board in front of the church says that the sermon will be given by Rev. Kogh Gleason. F. Keogh Gleason was a set decorator at M-G-M for many years, and worked on The Twilight Zone (1959). See more »

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As they walk down the street, just after shouting, "Is anybody here?...Somebody?" the shadow of the boom mic is clearly visible on the sidewalk. See more »

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[opening narration]
Narrator: Bob and Millie Frazier, average young New Yorkers who attended a party in the country last night, and on the way home, took a detour. Most of us on waking in the morning know exactly where we are. The rooster or the alarm clock brings us out of sleep into the familiar sights, sounds, aromas of home and the comfort of a routine day ahead. Not so with our young friends. This will be a day like none they've ever spent, and they'll spend it - in The Twilight Zone.
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A real Twilight Zone episode
22 February 2016 | by aliases-53334See all my reviews

After watching quite a few episodes of the TZ, I have discovered that there are more than a few "bad" once. Not all episodes are sharp, not all twists are surprising or mind bending, not all characters are interesting. But in this quiet town, the horror is real, and we can sense the panic that our heroes are going through. We probably would have acted the same way. Sure, this idea has been used several times throughout the series, but as long as its done right, it works every time! It is that kind of TZ episodes, that have made this show so great. From the beginning, we are inside the character's heads. They are lost, and we are lost with them. We care for them, and we are intrigued to know what is going on. The ending is twisted enough to bring a smile to our face, along with a sense of horror. This is Twilight Zone at its best.


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