The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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Twenty Two 

While in the hospital recovering from overwork, Liz Powell keeps dreaming about going down to the hospital morgue.


Jack Smight


Rod Serling, Bennett Cerf (based on an anecdote from "Famous Ghost Stories" by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Barbara Nichols ... Liz Powell
Jonathan Harris ... The Doctor
Fredd Wayne Fredd Wayne ... Barney Kamener
Arlene Martel ... Nurse in Morgue (as Arline Sax)
Mary Adams ... Day Nurse
Norma Connolly Norma Connolly ... Night Nurse
Wesley Lau ... Airline Agent
Angus Duncan Angus Duncan ... Ticket Clerk


Lying in her hospital bed, professional dancer Liz Powell has a recurring nightmare where she takes the elevator down to the morgue and is invited in by a severe looking nurse. Her doctor assures her there is nothing wrong with her physically and that she's just overworked and a little tired. The nightmare is very real to her and the doctor suggests that she try to break the pattern to see if she can get them to stop. The next time she has the dream, she travels down to the morgue but the dream goes off as before. She's eventually released from hospital but it's only when she gets to the airport that it all starts to make sense. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

10 February 1961 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Arlene Martel (credited here as Arlene Sax) plays the nurse in the morgue who taunts Liz Powell with the "room for one more," line. In order to make her look more sinister, they used makeup to give her a somewhat demonic look, complete with arched eyebrows. She would later land her most famous role, that of T'Pring, the woman betrothed to Spock in Star Trek: Amok Time (1967). The interesting thing is that a picture of her as the nurse in "Twenty-Two" is almost identical to her appearance in "Amok Time." See more »


When Liz first faces the elevator, a profile shot reveals her hand is by the side of her face, but a front view shows her hand has moved. See more »


[repeated line]
Nurse in Morgue: Room for one more, honey!
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Version of Dead of Night (1945) See more »

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room for one more, darling
8 January 2007 | by missbirdie05See all my reviews

I had such a nightmare about the beginning of this episode! It was exactly like how it was in the beginning, waking up in the hospital, clock ticks, glass of water breaks, everything else except this time the nurse is a man from the past. As he steps out of that morgue, it was someone I know from my waking life and he has this sinister smile on his face! He says to me, "room for one more, darling". That's when I woke up. Some episodes can chill you to the bone, but this one can really give you nightmares, if you have a bad case of fear of hospitals or death. Despite the episode filmed in videotape, I really liked the episode because I am very fascinated with dreams. Sometimes they may save your life, or point your attention to your waking life. Please watch this episode and it will leave you in suspense.

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