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The Twilight Zone: The New Exhibit

After a wax museum decides to discard the likenesses of their famous murderers, their custodian retrieves them and stores them in his own basement.


Episode Info


Episode number: 4x13
Production Number: 4866
Airdate: Thursday April 04th, 1963

Director: John Brahm
Writer: Jerry Sohl


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Guest Stars
Marcel Hillaire
As Guide
Recurring
Martin Balsam
As Martin Lombard Senescu
Recurring
Milton Parsons
As Henri Desire Landru
Recurring
Robert L. McCord
As Burke
Recurring
Will Kuluva
As Mr. Ferguson
Recurring
Billy Beck
As Hare
Bob Mitchell
As Albert W. Hicks
Craig Curtis
As 2nd Sailor
David Bond (1)
As Jack the Ripper
Eddie Barth
As Sailor
Leonard Bremen
As Van Man
Margaret Field
As Emma Senescu
Main Cast
Rod Serling
As Narrator/Host

Recap

Ferguson's Wax Museum is closing it's doors for good. Custodian Martin Senescu asks his boss if he can have five of the discarded figures that are special to him. They are the likenesses of famous mass murderers. At his home, they come to life and kill his wife, her brother and then his ex-boss Mr. Ferguson. Martin decides he must destroy the wax figures, but they come to life again and explain it was Martin who did these murders. Later, at a new museum, a guide is explaining details of their wax figures. The guide tells of the grisly murders of this figures wife, brother-in-law and boss. The new figure is none other than Martin Senescu. ..

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Episode Notes
Marcel Hillaire is also in "A Most Unusual Camera."

Martin Balsam is also in "The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine."

Milton Parsons was also in "Once Upon a Time" and "I Dream of Genie."

Robert L. McCord was also seen in "Long Distance Call," "A Hundred Yards over the Rim," "The Rip Van Winkle Caper" and "The Mirror."

Will Kuluva is also in "The Mirror."



Episode Quotes
Opening Narration
Narrator:
Martin Lombard Senescu, a gentle man, the dedicated curator of murderers' row in Ferguson's Wax Museum. He ponders the reasons why ordinary men are driven to commit mass murder. What Mr. Senescu does not know is that the groundwork has already been laid for his own special kind of madness and torment--found only in the Twilight Zone.

Closing Narration
Narrator:
The new exhibit became very popular at Marchand's, but of all the figures none was ever regarded with more dread than that of Martin Lombard Senescu. It was something about the eyes, people said. It's the look that one often gets after taking a quick walk through the Twilight Zone.



Episode Goofs
Although ghost-written by Jerry Sohl, the episode was credited solely to Charles Beaumont, who was is frail health at the time.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorRod Serling
Executive ProducerRod Serling
ProducerBert Granet
Set DecoratorHenry Grace  |  Frank R. McKelvy (1)
Director of PhotographyGeorge T. Clemens
Art DirectorPaul Groesse  |  George W. Davis
Production ManagerRalph Nelson
Sound EditorFranklin Milton  |  Joe Edmondson
Main Title ThemeMarius Constant
Film EditorEverett Dodd
Assistant DirectorJohn D. Bloss
Assistant To The DirectorJohn Conwell
 
Warning: The Twilight Zone season 4 episode 13 guide may contain spoilers
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