The Twilight Zone

Ninety Years Without Slumbering

Season 5, Ep 12, Aired 12/20/63
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  • Episode Description
  • An old man fears that he will die if his grandfather clock stops running.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Rod Serling

    Narrator/Host

  • Richard De Roy

  • George Clayton Johnson

  • Roger Kay

  • Bernard Herrmann

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • (Opening Narration) Narrator: Each man measures his time; some with joy, some with fear. But Sam Forstmann measures his allotted time by a grandfather's clock, a unique mechanism whose pendulum swings between life and death, a very special clock that keeps a special kind of time--in the Twilight Zone.

    • (Closing Narration) Narrator: Clocks are made by men, God creates time. No man can prolong his allotted hours, he can only live them to the fullest--in this world or in the Twilight Zone.

    Allusions (1)

    • The title is a quote from the old song "My Grandfather's Clock". The full verse reads: Ninety years without slumbering, Tick, tock, tick, tock, His life seconds numbering, Tick, tock, tick, tock, It stopped short Never to go again, When the old man died.

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    • mexicanleaf420 Dec 27, 2013

      This is one of the cutest out of the Twilight Zone.