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1961

6 Jan. 1961
Dust
A sympathetic sheriff and a callous con man are among the many who gather in a desert town on a hot day to see a man hung for killing a child while drunk.
 
13 Jan. 1961
Back There
At a prominent club in Washington, D.C., a socialite argues about whether it would be possible to change history by traveling back in time. When he leaves the club he finds himself in 1865, on the night that President Lincoln will be shot.
 
20 Jan. 1961
The Whole Truth
A used car salesman buys a car that dooms him to tell only the truth!
 
27 Jan. 1961
The Invaders
When a woman investigates a clamor on the roof of her rural house, she discovers a small UFO and little aliens emerging from it. Or so it seems.
 
3 Feb. 1961
A Penny for Your Thoughts
Gaining telepathic abilities when his coin lands on its edge bank clerk Hector B. Poole learns about the difference between other people's plans and fantasies.
 
10 Feb. 1961
Twenty Two
While in the hospital recovering from overwork, Liz Powell keeps dreaming about going down to the hospital morgue.
 
24 Feb. 1961
The Odyssey of Flight 33
Passing through the sound barrier a commercial airliner inadvertently travels back in time.
 
3 Mar. 1961
Mr. Dingle, the Strong
A timid vacuum-cleaner salesman is given the strength of 300 men by some experimenting aliens.
 
10 Mar. 1961
Static
An old radio is taking bitter bachelor Ed Lindsay back to a happier time before what he considers worthless tripe on television when he starts picking up radio programs from the 1930's and 1940's.
 
24 Mar. 1961
The Prime Mover
A compulsive gambler cajoles his friend to use his telekinesis to affect the results of the gambling tables in Las Vegas.
 
31 Mar. 1961
Long Distance Call
A toy telephone becomes the link between a young boy and his dead grandmother.
 
7 Apr. 1961
A Hundred Yards Over the Rim
A pioneer from a wagon train in 1847 sets off to find something for his ill son and stumbles into present day New Mexico.
 
21 Apr. 1961
The Rip Van Winkle Caper
After successfully stealing a gold shipment, a group of criminals and their scientist accomplice put themselves in suspended animation in a remote desert cave. When they awaken decades later, complications ensue when their truck is destroyed.
 
28 Apr. 1961
The Silence
Annoyed by a club member's constant chatter, a man bets him he cannot remain silent for a year, living in a glass enclosure in the club basement.
 
5 May 1961
Shadow Play
Adam Grant is trapped in a recurring nightmare, in which he is sentenced to death by execution. He tries to convince the people around him that they are imaginary and that they will cease to exist if the execution is carried out.
 
12 May 1961
The Mind and the Matter
Using the power of mind over matter, Archibald Beechcroft remakes the world to his own specifications.
 
26 May 1961
Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?
Following a frantic phone call about a crashed spaceship, two policeman try and determine who among the passengers of a bus at a snowed-in roadside diner is from another world.
 
2 Jun. 1961
The Obsolete Man
In a future totalitarian society, a librarian is declared obsolete and sentenced to death.
 
15 Sep. 1961
Two
Two survivors of an apocalyptic battle, a man and a woman from each opposing sides, approach each other suspiciously.
 
22 Sep. 1961
The Arrival
Federal aviation investigator Grant Sheckly must deal with a mystery when a plane lands at an airport without pilots, passengers or luggage.
 
29 Sep. 1961
The Shelter
A suburban dinner party is interrupted by a bulletin warning of an impending nuclear attack. As the neighbors scramble to prepare themselves, they turn against the one family that installed a permanent bomb shelter.
 
6 Oct. 1961
The Passersby
While headed home a Confederate soldier meets an anguished woman at the end of the Civil War.
 
13 Oct. 1961
A Game of Pool
A frustrated pool champ has beaten everyone. Everyone except one man; the legend, Fats Brown. Brown is dead, and the champ can only curse his name. But guess who just walked in.
 
20 Oct. 1961
The Mirror
A Central American revolutionary comes into the possession of a mirror that shows him his potential assassins.
 
27 Oct. 1961
The Grave
Old West lawman Conny Miller visits the grave of a man who he failed to track down to prove he was never afraid of him but gets more than he bargained for.
 
3 Nov. 1961
It's a Good Life
On an isolated family farm, a young boy with vast mental powers, but lacking emotional development, holds his terrified family in thrall to his every juvenile wish.
 
10 Nov. 1961
Deaths-Head Revisited
A former German SS captain returns to Dachau concentration camp and begins reminiscing on the power he enjoyed there, until he finds himself on trial by those who died at his hands.
 
17 Nov. 1961
The Midnight Sun
When the Earth falls out of orbit, two women try to cope with increasingly oppressive heat in a nearly abandoned city.
 
24 Nov. 1961
Still Valley
In June 1863, Confederate soldiers come across a warlock who can help bring victory to the Southern cause.
 
1 Dec. 1961
The Jungle
A businessman who has recently returned from Africa is stalked by the superstitions and warnings of a witch doctor.
 
15 Dec. 1961
Once Upon a Time
Janitor Woodrow Mulligan gets a trip from 1890 to 1962 courtesy of his employer's time helmet.
 
22 Dec. 1961
Five Characters in Search of an Exit
An army major awakens in a small room with no idea of who he is or how he got there. He finds four other people in the same room, and they all begin to question how they each arrived there, and more importantly, how to escape.
 
29 Dec. 1961
A Quality of Mercy
Hot shot new Lieutanant Katell tries to make his mark on the last day of World War II in the Pacific and gets a unique perspective on his actions.
 

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