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The Twilight Zone: A World of Difference

A businessman discovers his office is really only a set for a movie in which he is a character.

Episode Info


Episode number: 1x23
Production Number: 173-3624
Airdate: Friday March 11th, 1960

Director: Ted Post
Writer: Richard Matheson


Recap

Businessman Arthur Curtis finds his office phone dead. He is surprised by hearing someone yell ''CUT!,'' and turns to find that his office is nothing more than a sound-stage. Everyone explains to him that his name is really Jerry Raigan, a washed up movie star and that Arthur Curtis is just a character he is playing. He goes outside where his wife was to be waiting for him, but the woman in the car had no recollection to who he is. Curtis drives to where he knows his home to be, but finds no evidence to him every living there. Raigan's agent, believing his client is having a nervous breakdown, tells him not to worry about returning to finish the movie because it has been canceled and the sets are to be dismantled. Curtis, realizing that this is the only link to his world and must not let it be destroyed. He arrives just in time on the set to plead not to be left in this uncaring world. Curtis finds himself back in his office, while the agent arrives on the set and finds that Jerry Raigan has vanished...

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