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The Twilight Zone: The Hitch-Hiker

While driving cross-country, a young woman notices the same hitch-hiker on the road ahead, beckoning her toward a fatal accident.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x16
Production Number: 173-3612
Airdate: Friday January 22nd, 1960

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While driving on a long trip, Nan Adams suffers a blown out tire. Afterwards she repeatedly see the same man hitch-hiking. She gives a sailor a ride to keep her company. Being scared by the sight of the hitch-hiker, she tries running him over. The sailor states that there was no one on the road. She then calls home and learns her mother has had a nervous breakdown after the death of her daughter Nan in a car wreck. Nan returns to he car, where the hitch-hiker awaits her, his purpose and identity now known...

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