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The Twilight Zone: The Jungle

A man feels hunted in the streets of Manhattan by jungle beasts after being threatened with death by an African native for violating tribal land.

Episode Info


Episode number: 3x12
Production Number: 4806
Airdate: Friday December 01st, 1961



Recap

In New York City, engineer Alan Richards is in his apartment and asks his wife Doris where his cuff link is. She claims not to know where it is, but he shows her that he found it in her jewel case along with items: a human finger, a vulture's claw, and other witch doctor's baubles. She claims they're souvenirs but when he tosses them in the fire, she panics. He notes they're not in Africa any more and superstitions are for weak people, not him. He insists they have nothing to fear from witch doctors five thousand miles away. Doris notes that when his men started drilling for a hydroelectric project, a shaman warned them not to and said that the land would make them pay. She begs him to stop the drilling but he refuses to pander to superstition. He takes his coat and leaves, but Doris warns that he'll never be back. As Alan steps out, he finds a dead goat in the hallway outside...

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