The Twisted Image

Written by James P. Cavanaugh, from a novel by William O'Farrell
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Starring Leslie Nielson, Natalie Trundy, and George Grizzard
Originally aired on September 13, 1960

A business executive's encounter with a mentally disturbed mailroom clerk precipitates dire consequences that exacerbate the clerk's psychopathic tendencies.

A young Leslie Nielson, who previously starred in the sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet (1956) and later headed all-star casts in the popular Naked Gun comedy flicks, turns in a great performance as the haughty but callow executive. Like Nielson, costar Natalie Trundy also has a sci-fi connection: she later appeared in four of the original five Planet of the Apes films.

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