A Stop at Willoughby

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Template:Infobox TTW season one A Stop at Willoughby is an episode of the television series The Twilight Zone.

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Details

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Original air date: May 6, 1960

Writer: Rod Serling

Director: Robert Parrish

Music: original score by Nathan Scott

Cast

Gart Williams: James Daly

Mr. Misrell: Howard Smith

Jane Williams: Patricia Donahue

Synopsis

Gart Williams is an advertising executive who has grown exasperated with the stress of the business life and constantly dreams of a peaceful place called Willoughby. After he finally snaps at his workplace, he exits the train while in his dream so he can live in Willoughby. In reality, he jumped off the train to his death. His body is eventually loaded into a hearse owned by "Willoughby Funeral Home".

Trivia

The "Bradbury account" is a reference to seminal science-fiction writer Ray Bradbury, who would pen the Twilight Zone episode I Sing the Body Electric.

Themes

The episode deals with the relentless pressures of the business world, which are also explored in Walking Distance, The Brain Center at Whipple's and two Serling teleplays from before and after The Twilight Zone: Patterns and the Night Gallery episode They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar.

External link

  • TV Tome episode page (http://www.tvtome.com/tvtome/servlet/GuidePageServlet/showid-237/epid-12614/)

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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