Saturday Frights: The Twilight Zone – “A Most Unusual Camera” (1960)

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Submitted for your approval this evening is a tale of three criminals, not three of the brightest of the criminal fraternity, who luck out when they get their greedy mitts on a camera that would seem to predict the future when a picture is snapped. This episode is a prime example of how the original Twilight Zone could take a humorous episode and still give it just a touch of menace to it and pull it off.

A Most Unusual Camera originally aired on the CBS Network back on December 16, 1960 and features the comedic performances of Fred Clark (Sunset Blvd., A Place in the Sun), Jean Carson (I Married a Monster from Outer Space), Adam Williams (North By Northwest), and Marcel Hillaire (Get Smart).


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