Friday, October 16, 2009

TZ Promo: "Mr. Denton on Doomsday" (10/16/1959)

Tonight: "Mr. Denton on Doomsday," the third episode of The Twilight Zone, celebrates its 50th anniversary. The first of many westerns presented on the series, this one features a noteworthy performance by noir tough guy Dan Duryea as a soft-spoken town drunk who gets a shot --- literally --- at redemption. Oscar winner* Martin Landau is also effective as a sadistic town bully. Written by Rod Serling, directed by Allen Reisner. Screening at 10:00 p.m. in the usual place (my mini-home-theater-slash-home-office-slash-my-little-corner-of-the-universe).

* Best supporting actor, Ed Wood, 1994.

No comments: