The Cheaters

Written by Donald S. Sanford, from a story by Robert Bloch
Directed by John Brahm
Starring Harry Townes, Paul Newlin, Henry Daniell, Jack Weston,
      and Mildred Dunnock
Originally aired on December 27, 1960

An old pair of eyeglasses offers a unique gift to the wearer—the ability to see into the minds and souls of others. But there's a price to pay for such wonderful magic.

Robert Bloch is well known to horror fans as the author of the novel on which Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) is based. Actor Harry Townes should be equally familiar, having appeared in other genre shows such as The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Outer Limits, and Night Gallery, to name only a few. And Henry Daniell is nothing short of a genre icon: he built his acting career by playing villains in TV shows such as Lights Out and Peter Gunn and in films such as The Great Dictator (1940), The Body Snatcher (1945), and The Four Skulls of Jonathan Drake (1959).

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