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The Twilight Zone

The Beacon/One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty (Season 1, Episode 11)
TV Episode | Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Mystery

"The Beacon": A doctor stumbles across an isolated town with a secret. "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty": A troubled writer goes back to his childhood to trace the source of his problems.
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Directors
Don Carlos Dunaway (segments: One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty) | Gerd Oswald (segments: The Beacon)
Writers
Rod Serling (created by) | Martin Pasko (segments: The Beacon) | Rebecca Parr Cioffi (segments: The Beacon) (as Rebecca Parr) | Alan Brennert (teleplay by) (segments: One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty) & 2 more
Composers
Harry Betts (segments: 'One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty') | Morton Stevens (segments: 'The Beacon')
Cinematographer
Status
Edit Released
Updated Dec 6, 1985

Release date
Dec 6, 1985 (United Kingdom)
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14 cast members
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Charles Martin Smith
Dr. Dennis Barrows (segment "The Beacon") Dr. Dennis Barrows (segment "The Beacon")   See fewer
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Martin Landau
William Cooper-Janes (segment "The Beacon") William Cooper-Janes (segment "The Beacon")   See fewer
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Giovanni Ribisi
Teddy (segment "The Beacon") (as Vonni Ribisi) Teddy (segment "The Beacon") (as Vonni Ribisi)   See fewer
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Cheryl Anderson
Townsperson (segment "The Beacon") Townsperson (segment "The Beacon")   See fewer
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Scott Lincoln
Trooper (segment "The Beacon") Trooper (segment "The Beacon")   See fewer
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Hayley Taylor
Townsperson (segment "The Beacon") (as Hayley Taylor-Block) Townsperson (segment "The Beacon") (as Hayley Taylor-Block)   See fewer
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Peter Riegert
Gus Rosenthal (segment "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty") Gus Rosenthal (segment "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty")   See fewer
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Chris Hebert
Young Gus (segment "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty") Young Gus (segment "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty")   See fewer
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Jack Kehoe
Lou Rosenthal (segment "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty") Lou Rosenthal (segment "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty")   See fewer
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Barbara Tarbuck
Sarita Rosenthal (segment "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty") Sarita Rosenthal (segment "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty")   See fewer
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Susan Wheeler Duff
The Woman (segment "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty") The Woman (segment "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty")   See fewer
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Biff Yeager
Adult Jack Wheeldon (segment "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty") Adult Jack Wheeldon (segment "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty")   See fewer
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Gary Karp
Jack Wheeldon (segment "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty") Jack Wheeldon (segment "One Life, Furnished in Early Poverty")   See fewer
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Charles Aidman
Narrator (voice) Narrator (voice)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7 / 10 | 184 votes