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The Mirror 

A Central American revolutionary comes into the possession of a mirror that shows him his potential assassins.

Director:

Don Medford

Writers:

Rod Serling, Rod Serling (created by)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Peter Falk ... Ramos Clemente
Will Kuluva ... General De Cruz
Antony Carbone ... Cristo
Arthur Batanides ... Tabal
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ... Garcia (as Rodolfo Hoyos)
Vladimir Sokoloff ... Father Tomas
Richard Karlan Richard Karlan ... D'Alessandro
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Storyline

When the peasant Ramos Clemente leads a successful revolution in his undefined country, the former dictator General De Cruz advises that his mirror is magic and can anticipate who will murder him. Clement becomes paranoid and kills each one of his revolutionary comrades believing that they want to murder him. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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TV-PG
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Trivia

The individual in this episode closely resembles Castro. Just six months prior to this episode the Bay of Pigs, the attempted removal of Castro, ended in disaster. See more »

Quotes

Ramos Clemente: I want to know, why do I have so many enemies?
Father Tomas: It is the story of all tyrants, General. They have but one real enemy, and this is the one they never recognize... until too late.
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Connections

Referenced in Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) See more »

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Twilight Zone Theme
(theme song)
Composed by Marius Constant
(seasons 2-5)
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Insight into fears of our parents
23 February 2008 | by jcravens42See all my reviews

This is one of those episodes that you really have to think about the time in which it was shown in order to appreciate why it was relevant. The scene presented was reminiscent to its audience of more than just Cuba -- this was an era of frequent "revolutions" and military-style commanders: Castro, the Perons, Pinochet... but with a change of clothes and accents, this could become Burma or the Middle East or somewhere in Eastern Europe or Africa today, and maybe that consideration will help others appreciate this episode. The only problem I had with the story was the ending, which I didn't understand and didn't feel that it "fit" with the character. This episode is no more "preachy" than any of the Twilight Zone, and if such bothers you, it's not really a series you will ever appreciate, let alone enjoy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1961 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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