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Season One Alternate Intro  (58k)



A NICE PLACE TO VISIT - 04/15/60
Written by: Charles Beaumont
Director: John Brahm
Cast: Larry Blyden, Sebastion Cabot, Sandra Warner

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Opening Narration 1
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Opening Narration 2
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"You a cop?"
"No, no, no. I'm your guide, as it were..."
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"My job is to see to it that you get what you want. Whatever it may be."
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"...Will that be enough for now then?"
"You got more?..."
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"...Bullet proof vest, huh? Well lets see how your head holds up!... I couldn't have missed. Not at this range."
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"Right now I want...a million bucks!... And a chick that won't quit..."
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"Now I know I'm in heaven."
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"...How about it! Is Rocky hot, or is Rocky hot?!"
"Oh, Rocky's hot."
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"Alright girls, here we go...into the cracker box. One, two, three, it's magic time..."
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"...I want you should get rid of that heap I've been drivin'... The ash trays are full!..."
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"How come they let me in here?... I thought this was only for, like, school teachers and like that?"
"We have some school teachers here."
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"Henry Francis Valentine... Age of six, slaughtered small dog. Well why not? He bit me..."
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"Is there anything else I can do for you?"
"Yeah, get out of here will ya, I'm sick of lookin' at ya..."
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"I don't belong in heaven, see. I wanna go to the other place."
"Heaven? What ever gave you the idea you were in heaven... This is the other place!"
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Closing Narration
 

NIGHTMARE AS A CHILD - 04/29/60
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Alvin Ganzer
Cast: Janice Rule, Terry Burnham, Shepperd Strudwick

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Opening Narration
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"I know all about you, don't you remember?..."
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"When you pass people on the streets, or see them in a bank...Do they look familiar to you?..."
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"People call me Markie..."
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"Tragic, terrible thing...and they never found the man who did it, did they?"
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"...Markie?... That was your nickname Miss Foley, when you were a little girl..."
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"Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are."
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"I'm you when you were ten years old..."
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"That night it was me in your bedroom. I killed your mother."
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"I had to come back Helen. To take care of the unfinished business..."
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"...The human imagination is often weird. Some times it means salvation."
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Closing Narration
 

A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY - 05/06/60
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Robert Parrish
Cast: James Daly, Howard Smith, Patricia Donahue, James Maloney

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"It's push, push, push! All the way! All the time! Right on down the line!"
"Fat boy! Why don't you shut your mouth!"
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"Well, want anything at all?"
"Yeah, I sharp razor and a chart of the human anatomy showing where all the arteries are."
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"Willoughby, the stop is Willoughby. Willoughby, the stop is Willoughby."
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"Wait a minute, It's November. What's going on here anyway? It's November! Where is this place...Where is Willoughby?"
"Willoughby, Sir? That's Willoughby right outside."
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"...Peaceful. Restful. Where a man can slow down to a walk. And live his life full measure."
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"I'm a not very young, soon to be old. Very uncompetitive... average type guy. With a wife who has an appetite!"
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"I know where I'd like to be. A place called Willoughby..."
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"...my miserable, tragic error, to get married to a man whose big dream in life is to be Huckleberry Finn!"
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"Next time I'm going to get off. I'm going to get off at Willoughby."
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"Push, push, push, Williams! Push, push, push, Williams! Push, push, push, Williams! Get with it, boy! Push, push, push, Williams! Push, push, push, Williams!..."
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"...This is it, right now! I've gotta get out of here! Janey, will you help me please?"
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"Hi boys. Catch some big ones today, huh? I thing tomorrow I'll join you."
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"...Shouted somethin' about Willoughby. Then ran out to the platform, and that was the last I saw him..."
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Closing Narration
 

THE CHASER - 05/13/60
Written by: Robert Presnell, Jr.
Director: Douglas Heyes
Cast: George Grizzard, John McIntyre, Patricia Barry

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Opening Narration
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"Why don't you take a flying jump at the moon."
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"...go and see that man, and he'll help you..."
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"Ointments, salves, powders, sovereign remedies... detoxins, concoctions and potions. All guaranteed."
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"I offer him practically everything, and all he wants is Leila..."
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"When she isn't telling you she loves you, she'll be gazing at you lovingly... Frankly, you'll get the same shake from a Cocker Spaniel."
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"...Love potions are my cheapest item. And they're overpriced at that."
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"If this works, I'll be the happiest man in the world."
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"Just spare me five minutes and have one drink with me."
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"You are acting like a clod. A silly, stupid, sophomoric clod."
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"...It's like millenium."
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"I don't love you. I don't want you here. I don't even like you at the moment, now please go!"
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"What's happening!? What's happening!?"
"What difference! Come here baby!"
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"...If your feet are hot now, I could soak my hands in ice water and then caress them..."
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"...I'd be happy to break it in for you. I could smoke it all day while you're at the office..."
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"Am I disturbing your reading? Did I disturb you by asking you if I was disturbing you?"
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"No trace, no odor, no taste. No way to detect it's presence. And it's sure. One-thousand dollars. That's what you came for, isn't it?"
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"She worships and adores you, and hangs on your every word... One-thousand dollars."
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"The glove cleaner is the only way."
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"Always the same way. First the stimulant. Then the chaser."
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"I've got news for you, sweet little rabbit..."
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Closing Narration
 

A PASSAGE FOR TRUMPET - 05/20/60
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Don Medford
Cast: Jack Klugman, Mary Webster, John Anderson, Frank Wolff

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Opening Narration 1 View Graphic
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"...I thought you might need somebody with a horn."
"Not tonight Joey, the last time you played trumpet for me you loused it up..." View Graphic
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"...you got the crumby end of the stick. Why Joey, Why..." View Graphic
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"I'm Gabriel with a golden horn. And when I put it to my lips it comes out Jewels..." View Graphic
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Trumpet Playing View Graphic
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Opening Narration 2 View Graphic
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"...This time I'm selling it..."
"...I need another bugle like I need my taxes raised. View Graphic
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"...well, look, at least you could be a little courteous... Look at me!" View Graphic
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"Somebody's tryin' to pull a gag. Somebody's tryin' to shake me up." View Graphic
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"I'm dead. That's it. I'm just plain old deceased." View Graphic
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"...for the first time in the very short life of Joey Crown, he was successful at somethin'." View Graphic
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"...on this record there was a long single with me on the horn, and old Charlie goes and orders it..." View Graphic
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"...you play a nice trumpet. I know, I'm an expert on trumpets..." View Graphic
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"...you say you're not a ghost. You're not dead."
"I'm not dead. Neither are you Joey. View Graphic
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"What about...the people on the streets?"
"They are dead. They're the ghosts Joey. They just don't know it, that's all..." View Graphic
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"...Right now you're in a kind of a limbo Joey, you're neither here nor there.... Which do you prefer Joey?" View Graphic
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"...well if I've got a choice...then I wanna go back..." View Graphic
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"...no more steppin' off curbs...it's a nice talent you got. To make music...Don't waist it." View Graphic
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"...I didn't get your name!"
"...Call me Gabe...Short for Gabriel." View Graphic
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"...you stepped right out in front of me. Lucky I only graised you..." View Graphic
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"I moved here...I just moved in...Will you play some more..." View Graphic
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Closing Narration View Graphic
 

MR. BEVIS - 06/03/60
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Robert Parrish
Cast: Orson Bean, Henry Jones, Charles Lane, William Schallert

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"...Your eccentricities are beyond any kind of understanding! You're bringing phonograph records of zither music to play during the afternoon..."
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"...The best laid plans of mice and men. And Bevis."
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"You said you wanted somethin' to fortify a man in the darkest hour of his life. Are them it?..."
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"Bartender. Would you kindly tell me what are the ingedenents of this drink."
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"...the name, for purposes of identification, is J. Hardy Hempstead. I'm your Guardian Angel."
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"Several hundred years ago, one of your ancestors performed an act of great courage. Now part of his reward was to have a Guardian Angel assigned to one of his descendants in each generation..."
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"Look, I'll close my eyes real tight and you disappear, and then go away and haunt somebody else."
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"As of now, you are being watched over by the same Guardian Angel. J. Hardy Hempstead. Your obedient servant..."
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"...if you want the day to end differently, you're going to have to be a little bit different yourself Mr. Bevis..."
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"...Look, about the rent."
"Oh, I found it in the box. Three weeks in advance. You're a wonderful, wonderful roomer Mr. Bevis."
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"...How are you Tony!? Well, where's my apple?"
"For free, I give nobody nothing!"
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"...You don't drive a Rickenbacher. That's your car."
"That little thing?"
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"But have you ever driven a 1924 Rickenbacher?"
"My dear Bevis, I've driven a chariot with 11 horses. I'm the guy responsible for Ben Hur winning."
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"As of this moment, Mr. James B. W. Bevis, has been given a raise in salary... I think it's time you got a raise..."
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"...I may go over to my place and play a little football with the kids in the street."
"Mr. Bevis, they won't play with you."
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"...frankly I don't dig you. I'm used to Bevis' with big dreams. Gigantic hopes. Fantastic aspirations..."
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"...Now you realize it's gonna be exactly the way it was, no job, no car, no place to live at the moment..."
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"You know. I lost my job today. But you know what? I love zither music, and model ship building..."
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"Still with me, huh Mr. Hempstead?"
"Still with you, Mr. Bevis. Still with you."
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Closing Narration
 

THE AFTER HOURS - 06/10/60
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Douglas Heyes
Cast: Anne Francis, Elizabeth Allen, James Millholin, John Conwell
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Opening Narration
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"I was looking for a gold thimble. A gift for my mother..."
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"You called me Marsha... How did you know my name?"
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"I mean, all I want is one small item! A gold thimble! I come up on a floor that hasn't a single thing in evidence except what I'm looking for!"
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"Ms. White. Are you happy?"
"...Well, you'll forgive me, but that's really none of your business..."
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"...That's what makes it so difficult to understand, you see, we don't have a ninth floor."
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"Somebody. Please. I'm locked in here..."
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"Marsha, You remember, Marsha."
"Climb off it. Come on dear. Marsha. Marsha..."
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"You'll forgive an observation, but you're acting like a silly child."
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"...I'm a mannequin. That's what I am. I'm a mannequin."
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"...you were due back yesterday and you didn't show up."
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"When you're on the outside, everything seems so normal..."
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Closing Narration
 

THE MIGHTY CASEY - 06/17/60
Written by: Rod Serling
Director: Douglas Heyes
Cast: Jack Warden, Robert Sorrells, Don O'Kelly, Abraham Sofaer

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"...but in terms of how long he's been here...the answer to that would be three weeks..."
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"...That's his Fastball." QSound 3D
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"...That's his Curve." QSound 3D
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"...That's his Slowball... He's a bit late."
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"You see that kid!? He's the best pitcher I ever caught!..."
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"He's a robot. You know?"
"Don't ever say that..."
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"...That wouldn't make me nervous. I don't know anyone named Joe Dimagio."
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"...I'd love to beat those Giants. But for that matter, I'd love to beat Cincinnati, or Philadelphia... Or even the Hicksville Bullets."
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"...and as an acid test, to pitch in absolutely the worst ball team I could find..."
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"This man doesn't have any pulse. No heartbeat... This man isn't alive."
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"...The team shall consist of nine men. End of quote. Men. Understand? Not robots."
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"How could he be human without a heart!?.."
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"...The Hoboken Zephyrs win the pennant for the first time in twenty-three years."
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"It's wonderful. Just wonderful. I feel like...togetherness."
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"...I just couldn't strike those poor fellows out... I felt compassion."
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"Dr. Stillman thinks I should go into social work. I wanna help people."
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Closing Narration
 

A WORLD OF HIS OWN - 07/01/60
Written by: Richard Matheson
Director: Ralph Nelson
Cast: Keenan Wynn, Phyliss Kirk, Mary LaRoche
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Opening Narration
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"...Greg, not again. "
"I have to... What else can I do?"
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"Now, what on Earth would I want with a secret door in here?"
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"I thought I saw a woman in your arms..."
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"...if I'd thought about it for a minute that, a man of your... extraordinary taste couldn't possibly be interested in such a drab, ugly little creature."
"Oh, she's not so drab."
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"You've got to believe me Victoria. Characters in my plays do come alive..."
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"I describe any character I want, and if I do it well enough, they come to life..."
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"I take my scissors. I snip off the part of the tape on which she is described... I throw it into the fireplace. She's gone. Uncreated."
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"I'm going to have you committed."
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"Her name is Mary. She's thirty years old. A tender, gentle, woman. An understanding woman..."
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"Don't bring me back again, Greg... I can't bear it any longer."
"Forgive me Mary. But she is my wife..."
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"Oh, Greg. Greg I feel so strange I...You don't mean that you were telling me the truth..."
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"Her name is Mrs. Victory West!... Why not leave well enough alone... Her name is Mary."
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Closing Narration 2


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