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The Twilight Zone: I Dream of Genie

A mild-mannered clerk finds Aladdin's lamp but decides that using his one wish for wealth, power or the girl of his dreams would be a waste of the lamp's power.


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x12
Production Number: 4860
Airdate: Thursday March 21st, 1963

Director: Robert Gist
Writer: John Furia


  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Jack Albertson
As Genie
Recurring
James Millhollin
As Masters
Recurring
Loring Smith
As Watson
Recurring
Milton Parsons
As P.R. Man
Recurring
Patricia Barry
As Ann
Recurring
Howard Morris
As George P. Hanley
Joyce Jameson
As Starlet
Robert Ball
As Clerk
Main Cast
Rod Serling
As Narrator/Host

Recap

George P. Hanley buys a birthday gift for his secretary, an antique oil lamp. After seeing another co-worker give her a gift of lingerie, decides to keep the lamp. While home, he polishes up the lamp and out pops a genie. He tells George he can grant him one wish. George visions several situations, all ending disastrously. He finally decides on a wish. Later, a bum finds the lamp and rubs it. Out pops George, as the genie. ..

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Episode Notes
Howard Morris is most famous for his role as eccentric mountain man Ernest T. Bass on the Andy Griffith Show.

Jack Albertson is also in "The Shelter."

James Millhollin was also in "The After Hours" and "Mr. Dingle, the Strong."

Loring Smith was also in "The Whole Truth."

Milton Parsons is also in "Once Upon a Time" and "The New Exhibit."

Patricia Barry was also in "The Chaser."



Episode Quotes
Opening Narration
Narrator:
Meet Mr. George P. Hanley, a man life treats without deference, honor or success. Waiters serve his soup cold. Elevator operators close doors in his face. Mothers never bother to wait up for the daughters he dates. George is a creature of humble habots and tame dreams. He's an ordinary man, Mr. Hanley, but at this moment the accidental possessor of a very special gift, the kind of gift that measures men against their dreams, the kind of gift most of us might ask for first and possibly regret to the last, if we, like Mr. George P. Hanley, were about to plunge head-first and unaware into our own personal Twilight Zone.

Closing Narration
Narrator:
Mr. George P. Hanley. Former vocation: jerk. Present vocation: genie. George P. Hanley, a most ordinary man whom life treated without deference, honor or success, but a man wise enough to decide on a most extraordinary wish that makes him the contented, permanent master of his own altruistic Twilight Zone.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorRod Serling
Executive ProducerRod Serling
ProducerHerbert Hirschman
Associate ProducerMurray Golden
MusicFred Steiner
Set DecoratorHenry Grace  |  Don Greenwood, Jr.
Director of PhotographyGeorge T. Clemens
Art DirectorJohn J. Thompson  |  George W. Davis
Production ManagerRalph Nelson
Sound EditorFranklin Milton  |  Joe Edmondson
Main Title ThemeMarius Constant
Film EditorEda Warren
Assistant DirectorJohn D. Bloss
Assistant To The DirectorJohn Conwell
 
Warning: The Twilight Zone season 4 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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