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The Twilight Zone: Perchance to Dream

Edward Hall is terrified that if he falls asleep he will be murdered by the woman in his reoccurring nightmare.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x9
Production Number: 173-3616
Airdate: Friday November 27th, 1959



Edward Hall is a man with a cardiac condition. He has sought the aid of Dr. Rathmann, a psychiatrist. He tells the doctor of a dram he's been having about a carnival dancer, Maya. In his dream she leads him into a funhouse and onto a rollercoaster, with the intention of scaring him to death. If he sleeps, he knows he'll return to this dream and die. If he stays awake, the strain will be too much for his weak heart. He doesn't believe the doctor can help him and begins to leave. He realizes that the doctor's receptionist is a dead ringer for Maya. He returns to the doctor's office and jumps out the window. Dr. Rathmann calls the receptionist into his office, and on the couch is Edward. The doctor tells the receptionist that Hall came in, fell asleep on the couch, and then let out a scream and died. ..

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