Four O'Clock


Four O'Clock

Infobox Television episode
Title = Four O'Clock
Series = The Twilight Zone


Caption = Theodore Bikel in "Four O'Clock"
Season = 3
Episode = 94
Airdate =April 6, 1962
Production =4832
Writer =Rod Serling - (Based on the story by Price Day. First published in "Alfred Hitchcock Presents : 14 of My Favorites in Suspense" (1959) )
Director =Lamont Johnson
Guests =Theodore Bikel : Oliver Crangle
Moyna MacGill : Mrs. Williams
Phyllis Love : Mrs. Lucas
Linden Chiles : Hall
Music = Stock
Episode list = List of Twilight Zone episodes
Prev = The Little People
Next = Hocus-Pocus and Frisby

"Four O’Clock" is an episode of the American television anthology series "The Twilight Zone".

Opening Narration

ynopsis

Oliver Crangle is a fanatic who maintains records of people he deems evil, calling and writing their employers to remind them of the evil acts in question and to demand their immediate firing. Unsatisfied with the results he gets with anonymous threats, he searches for a more effective way to eliminate all evil from the world.

His acts attract the attention of the government and Agent Hall is sent to investigate. Crangle tells him that he has finally devised a plan to shrink every "evil" person down to two feet tall at four o’clock that afternoon through sheer force of will. Hall dismisses him as a crank and leaves.

When four o'clock rolls around, Crangle is dismayed to find that he himself has been shrunk to two feet tall.

Closing Narration

Preview for Next Week's Story

References

*Zicree, Marc Scott: "The Twilight Zone Companion". Sillman-James Press, 1982 (second edition)
*DeVoe, Bill. (2008). "Trivia from The Twilight Zone". Albany, GA: Bear Manor Media. ISBN 978-1593931360
*Grams, Martin. (2008). "The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic". Churchville, MD: OTR Publishing. ISBN 978-0970331090

External links

*imdb title|id=0734570|title=Four O'Clock
* [http://www.tv.com/the-twilight-zone/four-oclock/episode/12679/summary.html TV.com episode page]

Twilight Zone links

*The Twilight Zone (1959 TV series)
*Episode List
*Season 3


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