The Twilight Zone

The Shelter

Season 3, Ep 3, Aired 9/29/61
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  • Episode Description
  • When a nuclear attack appears imminent, several suburban friends and neighbors fight over control of a single bomb shelter.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Larry Gates

    Dr. William Stockton

  • Joseph Bernard

    Marty Weiss

  • Jack Albertson

    Jerry Harlowe

  • Peggy Stewart

    Grace Stockton

  • Sandy Kenyon

    Frank Henderson

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • What would you do to save yourself?

    By MajLorne, Feb 22, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • (Opening Narration) Narrator: What you are about to watch is a nightmare. It is not meant to be prophetic, it need not happen, it's the fervent and urgent prayer of all men of good will that it never shall happen. But in this place, in this moment, it does happen. This is the Twilight Zone.

    • Jerry Harlowe: As a little personal aside, I'd like to conclude this way. Bill: It'll probably be the best part of the speech.

    • Bill: You better get on home and get into your shelter... eh, your basement, and I'd board up the windows if I were you.
      Jerry: Bill, we don't have a cellar, remember? The advantages of modern architecture, we have the only modern house on the block. We get everything at your back and call, everything at your fingertips, even got an electric launderer right off the back room. All the wonders of modern science taken into account except that thing that's heading here right now.

    • Frank: We'd have all those people on that block knowing there's a shelter over here. Frank's wife: That's right, and what right have they to it? This isn't their street, this isn't their shelter. Harry: Oh! This is our shelter, eh? And on the block that's another country altogether?

    • (as Grace is filling up jugs of water, she knocks one over and it breaks) Bill: Take it easy... now just make believe it's perfume and it costs $100 an ounce, and in an hour it may be worth even more than that.

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    Trivia (1)

    • The shelter's door was made out of wood covered in fake steel.

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