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The Twilight Zone: Mr. Denton on Doomsday

A drunkard, Al Denton, receives a magic potion which restores his shooting skill... and sets him on the same path of destruction when he is challenged by every up-and-coming gunslinger looking to make a reputation. To save his life, Denton turns to a mysterious peddler named Fate.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 173-3609
Airdate: Friday October 16th, 1959

Director: Allen Reisner
Writer: Rod Serling

  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (3 Votes cast)


In a town in the Old West, the town drunk, Al Denton, staggers out of a bar accompanied by the sounds of laughter. A local gunslinger, Dan Hotaling, pours whiskey in Denton's face as a peddler, Henry J. Fate, looks on. Hotaling tells Denton to sing for a drink. Desperate for alcohol, Denton staggers to his feet and starts singing. The local saloon girl, Liz, asks the bartender, Charlie Dalton, if he can stop it, but Charlie chooses to stay out of it. Meanwhile, Hotaling shatters the bottle and throws it into the dirt, and Denton desperately scoops it up and drinks from it. Liz comes outside and looks at Denton, and then walks away without saying anything. As Denton passes out on the street, a gun appears near his hand...

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