On a pleasant day, the residents of Maple Street feel something akin to a tremor and hear a loud noise. Steve Brand thinks it's a meteorite though they didn't hear a create. When young Tommy tells them the science fiction story he read about an alien invasion where they were first sent among humans to live with them in disguise, paranoia sets in. They first suspect Les Goodman and loudmouth Charlie Farnsworth then points the finger at Steve and then Tommy. Events turn on Charlie as everyone runs amok.Written by
A graphic novel version was published by the Savannah College of Art and Design along with with Walker & Co. See more »
When the neighbors go over to talk to Les Goodman about his car starting, as he walks onto his porch, you can see his address is 321, and there is a porch light. When he starts to explain his insomnia, you can see there are just holes on the front of the house where the address and light were. Then, as night falls and his wife brings his a glass of milk on the porch, the address and light are there again. See more »
[after inadvertantly shooting who turned out to be a neighbor and presumed to be the invader]
No! No, it's nothing of the sort! I didn't blow the lights out; I swear I didn't! Someone's pulling a gag or something!
[grabs Charlie by the shirt]
A gag? A *gag*? Charlie, there's a man lying dead in the street, and you killed him; does that look like a gag to you?
[Charlie pushes Steve away and runs to his house; a stone is hurled at his head, creating a bleeding gash]
Look! Look, I swear it isn't me! ...
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Locations: MGM and Warner Brothers lots - possible SPOILER
We all know that the Twilight Zone towns were shot on the various streets on the MGM Backlot #2 in Culver City (before it was torn down and condominiums were built over it). But I was wondering where the ending pull-back to the wide shot overlooking Maple Street in the distance was shot. Since I'm not sure, I can't list this under "locations", but I am almost positive that the wide shot is one of the little towns on the Warner Brothers lot in Burbank - the section that runs along the Los Angeles River next to Forest Lawn Drive (the standing street sets where exteriors of TV shows like Desperate Housewives, et. al., were/are shot). I am guessing this because MGM had no hills around it in Culver City for an aerial vantage point like was shown - MGM was just surrounded by 20 miles on all sides by flat suburban Los Angeles. Warner Bros, however, has Forest Lawn Cemetery directly behind it in the hills of L.A. (just on the other side of Forest Lawn Drive). My guess is that the production company changed locations only for that last scene - the ending pull back shot of the aliens looking down on the town. Much like the pull back that Mel Brooks did at the end of Blazing Saddles revealing the entire backlot, which was also shot at Warner Bros. What do you think?
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