The Twilight Zone

Season 1 Episode 17

The Fever

Aired Unknown Jan 29, 1960 on CBS

Episode Recap

Franklin Gibbs is not happy about his wife winning a trip to Las Vegas. A drunk gives him a silver dollar and forces him to play a slot machine. His attitude changes when the machine pays off. He starts to hear the machine calling to him, and develops a mania to play it. He plays till his last dollar, which jams when he attempts to play. Believing the machine purposefully jammed he pushes it over. Later, back in his room, believing he sees the machine coming for him, he falls out of his window. The machine rolls up to him on the pavement and spits out his dollar.