Arthur and Edna Castle run a small antique shop but business is not good and they're having trouble paying their bills. Despite that, the good-hearted Arthur buys an old wine bottle from the desperate Mrs. Gumley for a dollar. When he knocks the bottle open, a genie appears offering them four wishes. They soon find that their wishes don't lead them to the outcomes they had hoped for and certainly don't lead to happiness.Written by
The Nazi symbol on the flag is reversed. However, the symbol on Arthur Castle's sleeve is correct as Adolf Hitler used it, as in "SS." See more »
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Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Castle, gentle and infinitely patient people, whose lives have been a hope chest with a rusty lock and a lost set of keys. But in just a moment that hope chest will be opened, and an improbable phantom will try to bedeck the drabness of these two people's failure-laden lives with the gold and precious stones of fulfillment. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Castle, standing on the outskirts and about to enter the Twilight Zone.
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Arthur Castle and his wife are the owner of an antique shop and have many bills to pay. When a poor old woman offers a bottle that she found in the garbage to Arthur, he feels sorry for her and buys the bottle. Soon a genie leaves the bottle and offers to grant four wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Castle. He does not believe and wastes the first wish to repair a broken glass in a cabinet. Then he asks for one million dollars in small bills. They give money to their friends and out of the blue, the IRS agent visits the shop and collects the tax, leaving only five dollars to the couple. Now Mr. and Mrs. Castle are thinking carefully to use their last two wishes.
"The Man in the Bottle" is an interesting episode of "The Twilight Zone". Mr. and Mrs. Castle are nice people, but when they have a chance to have four wishes granted by a genie, they can think only in money and power. They have a chance to make the world a better place in a post-war period, but they think only in themselves instead. This episode shows how selfish the mankind is. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): "O Homem da Garrafa" ("The Man in the Bottle")
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