The Twilight Zone/The Masks

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The Masks
Season 5, Episode 25
Airdate March 20, 1964
Production Number 2601
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Ida Lupino
Produced by Bert Granet
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The Twilight ZoneSeason Five
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The Masks is the twenty-fifth episode of the fifth season of The Twilight Zone, and the one hundred forty-fifth episode overall.

Co-Starring: Robert Keith (Jason Foster), Milton Selzer (Wilfred Harper)

Featuring: Virginia Gregg (Emily Harper)

and Brooke Hayward (Paula Harper)

with Willis Bouchey (Dr. Samuel Thorne), Alan Sues (Wilfred Harper, Jr.)

Uncredited: Rod Serling (Host)


Plot Overview

Wealthy Jason Foster is dying and he invites his greedy heirs to a Mardi Gras party where they must wear the masks he especially had made for them or else be cut off from their inheritance.



The Show

Ida Lupino directed this episode, making her the only woman to both act in and direct for The Twilight Zone. She previously appeared in the episode "The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine".

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments