Walking Distance

The Twilight ZoneWashed-up New York ad agency executive Martin Sloan returns home, on foot, to his home town of Homewood. When he sets foot in Homewood, he steps back in time, more literally than he realizes. He even encounters himself, though the intensity with which he tries to impart his wisdom to younger Martin scares the boy away. His parents – both still alive in this idealized past – are no more receptive to older Martin’s presence. How far will he go to warn his younger self of the mistakes that lie ahead?

Download this episode via Amazonwritten by Rod Serling
directed by Robert Stevens
music by Bernard Herrmann

The Twilight ZoneCast: Gig Young (Martin Sloan), Frank Overton (Robert Sloan), Irene Tedrow (Mrs. Sloan), Michael Montgomery (Young Marty, Ronnie Howard (Wilcox Boy), Byron Foulger (Charlie), Sheridan Comerate (Gas Station Attendant), Joseph Corey (Soda Jerk), Buzz Martin (Teenager), Nan Peterson (Woman in Park), Pat O’Malley (Mr. Wilson)

LogBook entry by Earl Green