The Ray Bradbury Theater

The Man Upstairs

Season 3, Ep 5, Aired 3/5/88
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  • Episode Description
  • An American boy living with his grandmother in Paris for the summer takes an interest in a new boarder.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ray Bradbury

  • Micheline Presle

    Grandma

  • Jacques Thomas-Gerard

  • Kate Hardie

    Miss Treadwell

  • Adam Negley

    Douglas

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A young man discovers a dark secret.

    By CousinK8, Jul 10, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Mr. Koberman: Young man, what were you doing? Douglas: Just looking. Mr. Koberman: Just looking. Douglas: Yes, sir. Mr. Koberman: And.. what do you see? Douglas: Things. Places. All kinds of worlds. Blue ones, red ones. All different.

    Notes (2)

    • Among other minor rewrites when adapting his original work, Bradbury updated the story's technology. In the original, Douglas uses pieces of stained glass to determine Koberman's nature. Here he uses a high-tech child's toy.

    • This episode is based on the short story "The Man Upstairs" by Ray Bradbury. This story was first published in Harper's (March, 1947).

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