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The Twilight Zone: Ninety Years Without Slumbering

An old man is obsessed with keeping a grandfather's clock wound, fearing he will die if the clock runs down.


Episode Info


Episode number: 5x12
Production Number: 2615
Airdate: Friday December 20th, 1963



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Recap

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...

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Warning: The Twilight Zone season 5 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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