[TV] The Fifth Dimension: "Mr. Denton on Doomsday" & "The ...

Episodes 3 and 4 of the inaugural season saw Serling tackling classic Hollywood: "Mr. Denton on Doomsday" challenges the moral codes of Hollywood westerns and "The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine" examines the short shelf-life of classic starlets, not to mention giving Serling's own sentimentalist take on Wilder's caustic Sunset Boulevard.

Season 1, Episode 3 - Mr. Denton On Doomsday

Originally aired on October 16, 1959

Written by: Rod Serling

Directed by: Allen Reisner

Mr. Henry Fate, dealer in utensils and pots and pans, liniments and potions. A fanciful little man in a black frock coat who can help a man climbing out of a pit—or another man from falling into one. Because, you see, Fate can work that way...in the Twilight Zone.

For the third entry into the series, Serling looks back to the old west and one of its memorable faces from the 1950s, Dan Duryea. Here, Duryea plays a middle-aged drunkard who we first
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