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Villagers keep a crashed space traveler in fear of his life.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x32
Production Number: 4830
Airdate: Friday April 27th, 1962

Director: Allen H. Miner
Writer: Rod Serling


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Guest Stars
Geoffrey HorneGeoffrey Horne
As Williams
Nico MinardosNico Minardos
As Doctor

Co-Guest Stars
Vladimir SokoloffVladimir Sokoloff
As Guitarist
Recurring
Paul MazurskyPaul Mazursky
As Officer
Recurring
Vito ScottiVito Scotti
As Rudolpho
Recurring
Cliff OsmondCliff Osmond
As Manuelo
Henry CordenHenry Corden
As Sanchez

Uncredited
Joseph V. PerryJoseph V. Perry
As Man #1
Recurring
David FrescoDavid Fresco
As Man #2
Lea MarmerLea Marmer
As Woman #2
Main Cast
Rod SerlingRod Serling
As Narrator/Host

Recap

In Madeiro, Mexico, the sheriff, Sanchez, brings a dead man to town on the back of a donkey. He has the telegraph man Rudolpho send a message to the capital describing an unidentified flying object. Sanchez describes how he went to the scene and found footprints. Following them, he heard gunshots and found one of his officers dead. Sanchez fired at a shadowy figure and wounded them. The doctor arrives and warns the sheriff they have to be careful about spreading fear among the villagers. The doctor goes into the tavern and gets a drink from the bartender, Manolo, as he closes up. A small boy who works there, Pedro, enters and Manolo talks about he stargazes. Pedro talks about life on other planets but Manolo sends him to get water. The doctor wonders where he came from but Manolo has no idea: he simply provides him with room and board to help take care of the place...

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Episode Notes
Joe Perry is also in "Nightmare as a Child."

Paul Mazursky was also in "The Purple Testament" and "He's Alive."

Vito Scotti is also in "Mr. Bevis."

Vladimir Sokoloff is also in "Dust" and "The Mirror."



Episode Quotes
Opening Narration
Narrator:
The place is Mexico, just across the Texas border, a mountain village held back by its remoteness and suddenly intruded upon by the twentieth century. And this is Pedro, nine years old, a lonely, rootless boy, who will soon make the acquaintance of a traveler from a distant place. We are at present forty miles from the Rio Grande, but any place and all places can be - the Twilight Zone.

Doctor: At your baptism they forgot to give you a proper name.
Manolo: What would that be, doctor.
Doctor: That would be Judas, Manolo.

Doctor: (reading from the book) Greetings to the people of Earth. We come as friend and in peace. We bring you this gift. The following chemical formula is a vaccine. It's a vaccine against all forms of cancer.

Closing Narration
Narrator:
Madeiro, Mexico, the present. The subject: fear. The cure: a little more faith. An Rx off the shelf - in the Twilight Zone.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorRod Serling
Executive ProducerRod Serling
ProducerBuck Houghton
EditorJason H. Bernie
CastingRobert Walker, Jr.
MusicLaurindo Almeida
Set DecoratorKeogh Gleason
Director of PhotographyGeorge T. Clemens
Art DirectorMerrill Pye  |  George W. Davis
Production ManagerRalph Nelson
Sound EditorFranklin Milton
Main Title ThemeMarius Constant
SoundWilliam Edmondson
 
Warning: The Twilight Zone season 3 episode 32 guide may contain spoilers
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