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The Twonky

The Twonky(1953)

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Brief Synopsis

A college professor's television set tries to take over his life.

Cast & Crew

Arch Oboler Director
Hans Conried Kerry West
Billy Lynn Coach Trout
Ed Max Ed the repairman
Janet Warren Caroline West
Evelyn Beresford Elderly woman driver
Bob Jellison Television store proprietor
Stephen Roberts Government agent
Connie Marshall Girl with football players
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1953 Production Date:  EBX; AFI
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  United Artists Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Arch Oboler Productions, Ltd.
Duration(mins):  72 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  6,499    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • When television sets were set to rule the world

    SoOld79 2012-12-04

    The film industry messed up in not getting into the television business when they had the opportunity, so when CBS and other radio stations jumped at the... MORE>

  • Like an extended Twilight Zone episode

    Brent 2012-12-02

    Strange but effective 50's political fantasy about a philosophy professor who finds his TV set is running his life - stopping him drinking and... MORE>

  • TWONKY

    ATC 2010-12-28

    As A young kid growing up in the early and mid fifties certain movie's stay burned into my formative mind. Twonky is one such movie than invoked fear... MORE>