The Twilight Zone

Season 2 Episode 25

The Silence

Aired Unknown Apr 28, 1961 on CBS

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  • At a gentlemen's club an elderly man grows tired of a boasting young man who claims he can make money. He offers him a bet of half a million to keep quiet for six months. Spoilers in review

    A wager is made that a young man can not keep silent for six months. The man who offers the wager is known of substantial means and can afford him the wager. As time nears the end, we see the old man lose his composure and try to convince the man taking the wager, that it is not worth it with immoral lies. After the man keeps silent for six months, the elderly gentleman reveals that he has squandered his money and can not pay him. When asked to say something, TO RESPOND, the young man writes on a peice of paper, I can't... I cut my vocal chords.