The Twilight Zone

Season 3 Episode 14

Five Characters in Search of an Exit

6
Aired Unknown Dec 22, 1961 on CBS
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9.0
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  • Five characters, very different; A Clown, Hobo, Bagpipe Player, Ballerina And An Army Major are trapped in a metal cylinder.

    9.5
    An excellent episode in which five people are trapped in a large metallic cylinder. The first instinct is to assume that these poor souls are in Hell; this is further verified when Major is told there is no thirst nor any hunger. The Clown, Hobo, Bagpiper and Ballerina are contented in the knowledge that they will never leave the cylinder, but the Major has other ideas, who was a recent addition to the cylinder.
    The Major uses various techniques to escape with the help of the others. What is on the other side, beyond the cylinder?
    In 1986, the British series House of Mystery and Suspense had an episode called "Child's Play". A family awakens to find themselves trapped in their own home, all windows and doors sealed by impenetrable walls. Again there is a similar ending.
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