THE TWILIGHT ZONE: The Changing of the Guard

(1962 Television Science Fiction Anthology Series Episode)





Pleasence was an idea of the casting director's, I'd never heard of him.
Boy, damn the expense; we brought him from England.
He was just wonderful in it. He's a very nice man.


---Buck Houghton (producer)



ORIGINAL AIR DATE:

THE TWILIGHT ZONE: "The Changing of the Guard" was first broadcast on CBS in the United States on June 1, 1962.



CAST AND CREW:

DONALD PLEASENCE (Professor Ellis Fowler)
LIAM SULLIVAN (Headmaster)
PHILIPPA BEVANS (Mrs. Landers)
BOB BIHELLER (Graham)
KEVIN O'NEAL (Butler)
JIMMY BAIRD (Schoolboys)
KEVIN JONES
TOM LOWELL
RUSSELL HORTON
LAIRD STUART

Directed by ROBERT ELLIS MILLER
Written by ROD SERLING
Produced by BUCK HOUGHTON



SYNOPSIS:

An elderly professor contemplates suicide when he is forced into retirement.



PLEASENCE'S CHARACTER:

Pleasence plays Professor Ellis Fowler---a highly-respected teacher of fifty-one years at the Rock Springs School for Boys.



SCREEN CAPTURES:

  • DONALD PLEASENCE AS PROFESSOR ELLIS FOWLER
  • LIAM SULLIVAN AND PLEASENCE
  • PLEASENCE AND PHILIPPA BEVANS
  • PLEASENCE AND CLASS
    Images captured by Christopher Weedman



    PLEASENCE MEMORIES:

  • LAIRD STUART



    VIDEO/LASER DISC/DVD AVAILABILITY:

    Individual video copies of THE TWILIGHT ZONE: "The Changing of the Guard" are not available for purchase, but you can receive an uncut NTSC video copy by joining the COLUMBIA HOUSE Twilight Zone video club.



    STAR LINKS:

  • THE LAIRD STUART WEB SITE



    SERIES LINKS:

  • THE FIFTH DIMENSION
  • GOO GOO THE TWILIGHT ZONE
  • INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE
  • JOHN'S TWILIGHT ZONE PAGE
  • PETE'S TWILIGHT ZONE
  • THE SCI-FI CHANNEL: TWILIGHT ZONE
  • THE TWILIGHT ZONE SIGN POST



    Photos 1962 CBS. All Rights Reserved.

    Logo designed by Karen Rappaport





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