Bank clerk Hector Poole develops telepathic powers after tossing a coin to a newspaper vendor that miraculously stands on its edge. He discovers the positive and negative effects of listening in on other peoples thoughts, plans and fantasies.Written by
Dick York's character, Hector B. Poole, bears a strong resemblance to Jim Carrey's Stanley Ipkiss in The Mask (1994). Both characters are timid bank employees who suddenly gain supernatural powers. See more »
When Bagby emerges from his office to tell Poole about the Ajax loan fraud he prevented, his mouth says "Acme" and not "Ajax", indicating a post-production redub. See more »
One time in a million, a coin will land on its edge, but all it takes to knock it over is a vagrant breeze, a vibration, or a slight blow. Hector B. Poole, a human coin, on edge for a brief time - in the Twilight Zone.
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A bank worker suddenly receives the ability to hear people's thoughts. It's a blessing...and a curse.
One of the more folksy, sentimental episodes of The Twilight Zone and it a wonderfully entertaining journey. Leaning more on good old-fashioned story telling than supernatural or sinister themes this episode has drama, quirkiness and even romance. There is the usual twist towards the end but even that has a nice human touch to it.
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