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The Curious Case of Edgar Witherspoon 

Edgar Witherspoon is an elderly man with a Rube Goldberg machine filling his apartment. His daughter is concerned and arranges for a social worker to look in on him. It turns out that the ... See full summary »

Director:

René Bonnière (as Rene Bonniere)

Writers:

Rod Serling (created by), Haskell Barkin (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Harry Morgan ... Edgar Witherspoon
Cedric Smith ... Dr. Jeremy Sinclair
Barbara Chilcott Barbara Chilcott ... Mrs. Milligan
Eve Crawford Eve Crawford ... Cynthia
Pixie Bigelow Pixie Bigelow ... Secretary
Robin Ward ... Narrator (voice)
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Edgar Witherspoon is an elderly man with a Rube Goldberg machine filling his apartment. His daughter is concerned and arranges for a social worker to look in on him. It turns out that the machine is an allegory for the world. Harry is constantly making modifications and additions to the machine to keep the world running right. Written by NBPat

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1988 (UK) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Dr. Jeremy Sinclair: [gestures to the room-sized machine] So what you have here is some kind of clock?
Edgar Witherspoon: Of course not! Why would I build a clock?
[points to his wristwatch]
Edgar Witherspoon: Three dollars, any drug store. Doesn't lose 10 seconds in a year!
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Cute and Harmless
1 July 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Harry Morgan plays an eccentric, retired engineer who is acting strangely. His niece thinks he is nuts and gets a psychologist to look in on him. What he finds is some weird string of contraptions that the old guy says are keeping the world in balance. Of course, it isn't long until the guys from the asylum show up, when a series of circumstances take place that show us the old buy isn't so batty. Morgan plays that old Colonel Potter eye twinkle thing, totally confident in what he is doing. The episode is entertaining and purely tongue in cheek.


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