The Twilight Zone/The Old Man in the Cave

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The Old Man in the Cave
Season 5, Episode 7
Airdate November 8, 1963
Production Number 2603
Teleplay by Rod Serling
Based on a short story "The Old Man" by
Henry Slesar
Directed by Alan Crosland, Jr.
Produced by Bert Granet
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The Old Man in the Cave is the seventh episode of the fifth season of The Twilight Zone, and the one hundred twenty-seventh episode overall.

Starring: James Coburn (French), John Anderson (Goldsmith)

with Josie Lloyd (Evelyn), John Craven (Man)

and John Marley (Jason)

Uncredited: Rod Serling (Host)


Plot Overview

In a post-apocalyptic settlement, the inhabitants' survival is dependent on the advice of an unseen man living in a nearby cave. This dependence is tested when a band of soldiers descends on their town.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments