Friday December 20th, 1963
Sam Forstmann lives with his granddaughter Margie Kirk. Sam believes with all his heart that is his grandfather clock stops that so will his life. Margie feels his obsession with the clock is unhealthy and sells the clock to her neighbor. Sam is distraught over the loss of his precious clock and while the neighbors are away on vacation, he breaks into their home to wind the clock himself. The police catch him inside the neighbors home and try to escort him out just as the clock stops ticking. Sam grabs at his chest and falls upon the stairs. He sees his spirit leaving his body, but then realizes that it is all in his imagination, and the spirit disappears...Read the full recap
Chuck Hicks was also in "Steel."
Dick Wilson was also in "Escape Clause," but may be best known for his role in the Charmin commercials as Mr. Whipple, the guy who just couldn't resist 'squeezing the Charmin.'
Ed Wynn was also in "One for the Angels." He is also the father of Keenan Wynn, who was in the episode "A World Of His Own."
Narrator: Each man measures his time; some with joy, some with fear. But Sam Forstmann measures his alloted time by a grandfather's clock, a unique mechanism whose pendulum swings between life and death, a very special clock that keeps a special kind of time--in the Twilight Zone.
Narrator: Clocks are made by men, God creates time. No man can prolong his alloted hours, he can only live them to the fullest--in this world or in the Twilight Zone.