The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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Of Late I Think of Cliffordville 

Aging tycoon William Feathersmith is bored with life and makes arrangements through a devilish travel agency to return to the Cliffordville of his youth and start all over again.


David Lowell Rich


Rod Serling, Malcolm Jameson (based on a short story "Blind Alley" by) | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
Albert Salmi ... Feathersmith
John Anderson ... Deidrich
Wright King ... Hecate
Guy Raymond ... Gibbons
Christine Burke Christine Burke ... Joanna
John Harmon ... Clark
Hugh Sanders ... Cronk
Julie Newmar ... Miss Devlin


William Feathersmith is a hard-nosed - and hard-hearted - businessman who is now quite wealthy but bored. It's clear that what he enjoys is the chase and the acquisition of wealth. He also likes breaking men in the process. While leaving the office one day, he finds himself on the wrong floor and in the office of Devlin Travel, run by the devilishly attractive Ms. Devlin. In return for his amassed fortune, she offers to send him back in time to his hometown of Cliffordville in 1910 where he can start over and get the pleasure of building his empire all over again. He accepts and once back to the days of his youth begins wheeling and dealing. Nothing quite goes as planned however. Written by garykmcd

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11 April 1963 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Based upon the novelette "Blind Alley" by Malcolm Jameson, which was first published in the June 1943 issue of the pulp magazine Unknown Worlds. See more »


When the bell-tower strikes 12 midnight, a relatively light sky is visible. See more »


Feathersmith: Now, as to the price.
Miss Devlin: Yes, Mr. Feathersmith, as to price.
Feathersmith: Well, I suppose the standard payment is, um, well, I guess you'd call it the soul.
Miss Devlin: On occasion, Mr. Feathersmith that is part of the transaction. But in your case, we got a hold of your soul some time ago, I believe.
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Spoofed in Weird Science: Sci-Fi Zoned (1995) See more »


Every Little Movement (Has A Meaning All Its Own)
Music by Karl Hoschna
Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach
Performed by Christine Burke
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The Tycoon
4 November 2014 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Albert Salmi stars as ruthless tycoon William Feathersmith, who is quite wealthy but bored, and eager to re-experience the thrill of acquiring all his wealth from the beginning, which was in 1910 Cliffordville. He will get his chance when propositioned by devilish Miss Devlin(played by Julie Newmar) who will gladly send him there in exchange for(not his soul, which they already have!) but his fortune. Confidently he agrees, but will discover that his memory isn't as good as he thought it was, and future knowledge of wealth is no guarantee of success... Both Salmi & Newmar are quite good, though episode never catches fire like it should. Still, it does have clever touches and a most ironic ending.

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