A Passage for Trumpet

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Template:Infobox TTW season one A Passage for Trumpet is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone.

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Details

Episode number: 32

Season:1

Production code: 173-3633

Original air date: May 20, 1960

Writer: Rod Serling

Director: Don Medford

Cast

Joey Crown: Jack Klugman

Gabe: John Anderson

Synopsis

Joey Crown, a trumpet player who is also an alcoholic, throws himself in front of a truck after he sells off his beloved trumpet to a pawn shop. He enters a realm between life and death and meets a trumpet-playing angel named Gabe. Thanks to some timely advice from Gabe, Joey makes the decision to go back to the living.

Trivia

  • To accomplish the scene where Joey Crown looks into a mirror and sees that he casts no reflection, two identical sets were built separated by clear glass where the "mirror" was supposed to be and the ticket takers were played by identical twins. Despite all this effort the illusion is ruined moments later when Crown returns to the ticket booth and his reflection can clearly be seen in the glass.

  • The sign above the scaffolding where much of this episode takes place says "HOUGHTON" in honor of Buck Houghton who produced the first three seasons of The Twilight Zone.

Themes

A simple story about self-improvement. Similar themes are visited in Nervous Man in a Four Dollar Room and In His Image.

External link

  • TV Tome episode page (http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/GuidePageServlet/showid-237/epid-12616/)

References

  • Zicree, Marc Scott: The Twilight Zone Companion. Sillman-James Press, 1982 (second edition)

Back to: The Twilight Zone, Episode List, Season 1

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