"Queen Of The Nile" Best Episode,"Mute" is Weird,but Good.
PowerLifter | New York | 01/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Queen Of The Nile" is the best episode on this 3 story set.I always loved that one."Mute" is ok,but kind of weird actually.I never understood the sheriff character being so cold,and wooden.The teacher character was very,how can I put it....a saddist.Weird,weird,weird.The Car Salesman episode was only so,so,more goofy than anything else.All in all,a skimpy disc(Only 3 skits),but Queen Of The Nile was my favorite,and for $4.99 you can't beat the price at Amazon.com."
Twilight zone fan right here
lawrence Iorio | USA | 06/10/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Very good video if your a fan of the series. I really enjoyed "Mute" it is one of the best epsidoes in my opinion. I dont want to give any plots away but this is a good video to get"
Y2bjs Reviews | Melbourne Australia | 04/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have a whole stack of episodes from this series.I wouldn't say every episode is brilliant,but some realy leave you thinking.Here is a good selection from the series.Makes me wonder at times where they got the ideas for these episodes.There is nothing quite like it on Tv these days,they rely too much on special effects rather than a good script and fine acting.The twists and turns to each episode keep you interested."
THE WHOLE TRUTH contains excellent characters.
Tom Brody | Berkeley, CA | 04/02/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Volume 28 of the Twilight Zone series has three stories. THE WHOLE TRUTH features a used car salesman, where the actor resembles Telly Savalas. Telly Savalas can be seen in LIVING DOLL, which features a talking doll who proclaims, "My name is Talking Tina, and I'm going to kill you." (The voice is that of June Foray, renowned as the voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel.) At any rate, the used car salesman is Jack Carson. Mr.Carson has acted in many films(see below). Some of America's most famous actors have been in Mr.Carson's movies, e.g., Judy Garland and Doris Day.
The story in THE WHOLE TRUTH gets its real start when an elderly man sells a very old automobile to Jack Carson. The old automobile is "haunted." It has the property of causing the owner to be truthful. At any rate, I will not disclose any more about this excellent story. THE WHOLE TRUTH is somewhat similar to another Twilght Zone episode, YOU DRIVE. In YOU DRIVE, an automobile has the property of making the owner suffer from a guilty conscience. YOU DRIVE is one of the best of all the Twilight Zone episodes. YOU DRIVE is a work of art. THE WHOLE TRUTH is also quite excellent, but the ending is somewhat dated, because it refers to certain politicians from the early 1960s. THE WHOLE TRUTH will be a fun episode to watch repeatedly.
MUTE is a one-hour episode. The storyline is about a girl in German who moves to a small town in Pennsylvania with her parents. The girl had been trained to communicate by mental telepathy. When people try to talk to her, all she hears is harsh electronic-sounding voices that cannot be easily be understood. The girl never speaks, but she is good at reading minds. The house of the German family burns down, and only the girl survives. The girl is adopted by a childless couple, and they embark on the journey of trying to get the girl to talk. MUTE is not a particularly attractive Twilight Zone episode. MUTE mostly features unpleasant interactions between characters. Most unpleasant is the teacher at the girl's school, who gets on the mute girl's case again and again. To summarize, the story has a fine premise, namely the idea of a child raised with no speech, but instead telepathy. But the script wastes this idea, and developes it poorly. I was glad when this episode ended.
QUEEN OF THE NILE is a horror-story about a newspaper reporter's discovery that an apparently young woman is much older than she appears. By the end of the movie, we realize that the woman is thousands of years old. The story involves magical Egyptian amulets. If you like the first Indiana Jones movie, then QUEEN OF THE NILE will be to your tastes. This story features the lovely Ann Blyth, who has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to motion pictures at 6733 Hollywood Boulevard. The story covers quite a bit of ground in just a half hour. Every scene adds to the plot. What economy in script-writing!
QUEEN OF THE NILE involves people who change their age right before our eyes. This theme has been used in two other T.Z. episodes, THE LONG MORROW, and the other A SHORT DRINK FROM A CERTAIN FOUNTAIN. But QUEEN OF THE NILE features a change in age scene that is much, much better carried than those of these two other T.Z. episodes.
PARTIAL LIST OF MOVIES with Mr.Jack Carson.
Roughly Speaking (1945) with Rosalind Russell
The Time, the Place, and the Girl (1946) with Dennis Morgan and Janis Paige
Two Guys from Milwaukee (1946) with Dennis Morgan
Love and Learn (1947) with Martha Vickers
Romance on the High Seas (1948) with Janis Paige, Don DeFore, and Doris Day
Two Guys from Texas (1948) with Dennis Morgan and Dorothy Malone
John Loves Mary (1949) with Ronald Reagan, Wayne Morris and Edward Arnold
My Dream Is Yours (1949) with Doris Day
It's a Great Feeling (1949) with Doris Day
The Good Humor Man (1950) with George Reeves, and Lola Albright
Dangerous When Wet (1953) with Esther Williams and Fernando Lamas
A Star Is Born (1954) with Judy Garland and James Mason
Red Garters (1954) with Rosemary Clooney
Phffft! (1954) with Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, and Kim Novak
Magnificent Roughnecks (1956) with Mickey Rooney
The Tarnished Angels (1958) with Rock Hudson, Robert Stack, and Dorothy Malone
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1958) with Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, and Joan Collins
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) with Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, and Burl Ives
Sammy the Way Out Seal (1962) with Robert Culp"