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The Twilight Zone: A Most Unusual Camera

A stolen camera produces a picture that predicts the future for the petty thieves who had taken it.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x10
Production Number: 173-3606
Airdate: Friday December 16th, 1960

Director: John Rich (1)
Writer: Rod Serling



Paula Diedrich is in a hotel room with her husband, Chester, reading about the theft of an antique store. The couple are the thieves and are going over the stolen item, which includes an antique camera with an inscription in French on it. Chester tries taking a picture of Paula with it then complains about how little they got for the heist that Paula planned. They're interrupted when the picture emerges from the camera. Chester examines it and it shows Paula is wearing a fur coat. He figures it's a gag camera that only takes the faces of the subject and puts them on a pre-developed body. They start disposing of the items and open a chest. Inside is a fur coat and Paula goes to the window to try it on. Chester quickly realizes that the camera took a picture of the future, five minutes early...

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