The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series, season 4)

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The Twilight Zone
Season 4
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes18
Original networkCBS
Original releaseJanuary 3 (1963-01-03) –
May 23, 1963 (1963-05-23)
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The fourth season of The Twilight Zone aired Thursdays at 9:00–10:00 pm on CBS from January 3 to May 23, 1963.

This season broke with the previous seasons in presenting hour-long episodes instead of the earlier half-hour episodes. The opening sequence was revamped, and introduces the now-iconic floating door, smashed window, clock, eyeball, wooden doll, and the equation for Einstein's theory of relativity. Rod Serling's narration was also changed from the earlier seasons as well:

"You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension. A dimension of sound. A dimension of sight. A dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone."[1]

An intermission graphic based on this opening was used for the fourth and fifth seasons as well.[2]


No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byMusic byOriginal air dateProd.
1031"In His Image"Perry LaffertyCharles BeaumontN/AJanuary 3, 1963 (1963-01-03)4851
A man (George Grizzard) is confused by a murderous impulse and a loss of his memory.
1042"The Thirty Fathom Grave"Perry LaffertyRod SerlingN/AJanuary 10, 1963 (1963-01-10)4857
A strange tapping sound draws a ship to the site of a sunken World War II submarine.
1053"Valley of the Shadow"Perry LaffertyCharles BeaumontN/AJanuary 17, 1963 (1963-01-17)4861
A newspaper reporter (Ed Nelson) discovers a small town with incredibly advanced technology that they wish to keep secret.
1064"He's Alive"Stuart RosenbergRod SerlingN/AJanuary 24, 1963 (1963-01-24)4856
The struggling leader of a small group of Neo-Nazis (Dennis Hopper) receives advice from a mysterious stranger (Curt Conway) about gaining followers.
1075"Mute"Stuart RosenbergRichard MathesonFred SteinerJanuary 31, 1963 (1963-01-31)4858
A mute telepathic girl (Ann Jillian) is the sole survivor of a fire that kills her parents.
1086"Death Ship"Don MedfordRichard MathesonN/AFebruary 7, 1963 (1963-02-07)4850
Three astronauts (Jack Klugman, Ross Martin, and Fred Beir) discover exact duplicates of their spaceship and themselves on a distant planet.
1097"Jess-Belle"Buzz KulikEarl Hamner, Jr.Van CleaveFebruary 14, 1963 (1963-02-14)4855
A mountain girl (Anne Francis) enlists a witch (Jeanette Nolan) to help her win back her lover (James Best).
1108"Miniature"Walter GraumanCharles BeaumontFred SteinerFebruary 21, 1963 (1963-02-21)4862
A timid clerk (Robert Duvall) sees the figurines of a museum's 19th-century miniature dollhouse come to life.
1119"Printer's Devil"Ralph SenenskyCharles BeaumontN/AFebruary 28, 1963 (1963-02-28)4864
A newspaperman (Robert Sterling) saves his failing periodical by hiring the mysterious Mr. Smith (Burgess Meredith), who reports disasters before they happen on his own Linotype machine.
11210"No Time Like the Past"Justus AddissRod SerlingN/AMarch 7, 1963 (1963-03-07)4853
A scientist (Dana Andrews) uses his time machine to go back in time to try and change history.
11311"The Parallel"Alan Crosland, Jr.Rod SerlingN/AMarch 14, 1963 (1963-03-14)4859
An astronaut (Steve Forrest) returns from a space flight to find things much changed during his absence.
11412"I Dream of Genie"Robert GistJohn Furia, Jr.Fred SteinerMarch 21, 1963 (1963-03-21)4860
An office worker (Howard Morris) acquires a lamp with a genie (Jack Albertson) who offers him a wish.
11513"The New Exhibit"John BrahmCharles BeaumontN/AApril 4, 1963 (1963-04-04)4866
A wax museum curator (Martin Balsam) lovingly maintains wax figures of five infamous killers in his basement after the museum discards them. When he loses his job, his enemies are mysteriously murdered.
11614"Of Late I Think of Cliffordville"David Lowell RichBased on the short story "Blind Alley" by : Malcolm Jameson
Teleplay by : Rod Serling
N/AApril 11, 1963 (1963-04-11)4867
An aging tycoon (Albert Salmi) exchanges his fortune for a trip to the past and a new beginning when he meets the mysterious Miss Devlin (Julie Newmar).
11715"The Incredible World of Horace Ford"Abner BibermanReginald RoseN/AApril 18, 1963 (1963-04-18)4854
A middle-aged toy designer (Pat Hingle) goes back to his childhood when he visits his old neighborhood.
11816"On Thursday We Leave for Home"Buzz KulikRod SerlingN/AMay 2, 1963 (1963-05-02)4868
In 2021, a group of space pioneers prepare for a return trip to Earth upon having failed to establish a new society on a distant planet. The group's leader (James Whitmore) refuses to give up his authority.
11917"Passage on the Lady Anne"Lamont JohnsonCharles BeaumontRene GarriguencMay 9, 1963 (1963-05-09)4869
To save their marriage, a couple (Lee Philips, Joyce Van Patten) book a cruise on a ship whose other passengers are elderly.
12018"The Bard"David ButlerRod SerlingFred SteinerMay 23, 1963 (1963-05-23)4852
An aspiring screenwriter (Jack Weston) conjures up the spirit of William Shakespeare (John Williams) to help him in his television script.


  1. ^ episode list
  2. ^ "Visions from the Twilight Zone" by Arlen Schumer, ISBN 0877016828