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The Twilight Zone

The Old Man in the Cave (Season 5, Episode 7)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

In a post-apocalyptic settlement in 1974, 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.
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Writers
Rod Serling (teleplay by) (created by) | Henry Slesar (based on a short story "The Old Man" by)
Producer
Cinematographer
Editor
Richard V. Heermance (as Richard Heermance)
Casting Director
Patricia Mock (as Patricia Rose)
Status
Edit Released
Updated Nov 8, 1963

Release date
Nov 8, 1963 (United States)

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James Coburn
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John Anderson
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Ann Cameron
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Violet Cane
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Gene Coogan
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Morris Drabin
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Joe Evans
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Betty Graeff
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Sandra Lynne
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Mary Lee Martin
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Sol Murgi
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Eva Pearson
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Warren Powers
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Irene Sale
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Rod Serling
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Wade Shannon
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Frank Watkins
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7.9 / 10 | 1,172 votes