The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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Ring-A-Ding Girl 

Movie star Bunny Blake receives a ring from her hometown which is giving her warnings to come home while she flies cross country.

Director:

Alan Crosland Jr.

Writers:

Earl Hamner Jr., Rod Serling (created by)
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Maggie McNamara ... Barbara "Bunny" Blake
Mary Munday Mary Munday ... Hildy Powell
David Macklin ... Bud Powell
George Mitchell ... Dr. Floyd
Bing Russell ... Ben Braden
Betty Lou Gerson ... Cici
Vic Perrin Vic Perrin ... Jim - Trooper
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Storyline

Barbara 'Bunny' Blake is a well-known actress who receives a strange invitation from her sister Hildy Powell to return to Howardville, her hometown. Bunny owes her career to the the residents of Howardville who paid her way to Hollywood when was just starting out. She arrives on the same day as the town's annual picnic and feeling a sense of dread tries to have the event postponed. She doesn't get much cooperation and so takes matters into her own hands. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ring-A-Ding Girl See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The house set was previously used in The Twilight Zone: Living Doll (1963). See more »

Quotes

[closing narration]
Narrator: We are all travelers. The trip starts in a place called birth, and ends in that lonely town called death. And that's the end of the journey, unless you happen to exist for a few hours, like Bunny Blake, in the misty regions of The Twilight Zone.
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Referenced in Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987) See more »

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A very, very good episode undone, a bit, by an annoying character.
25 June 2010 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a very good episode as the basic story idea was wonderful. Unfortunately, the main character is so darn annoying that it did detract, a bit, from the episode overall.

Bunny Blake is a very talented but incredibly superficial and annoying star. It's obvious she must be a bit star but behaves in a way that rubs me and everyone else wrong! She is every bit the self-centered and self-possessed celebrity--and this ego-centrism is a problem for the episode. This is not just because it's annoying but that in the show has be doing something rather selfless at the end--something that just doesn't seem to fit. If you can ignore this, the rest is gold.

Bunny begins to behave very strangely. When she looks into her ring, she begins to see things--but exactly these images are is uncertain. She is going to be returning to her old home town but once there she STILL sees things in her ring and has fainting spells. What happens next I can't really say, as it is bound to ruin the nice surprise twist.

The bottom line is despite an annoying character, what happens in the small town is pretty incredible--and just the sort of thing this series did best. See this one...and just ignore Bunny's histrionics.


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