Plot[ edit ] An old, grieving man named Gaspar is standing over a grave in a cemetery when he is attacked by a couple of muggers. Floating through the air, it returns to Gaspar. A man named Billy, who was at the cemetery visiting, fends off the muggers, then helps Gaspar to his feet. Billy leaves for work but allows Gaspar to stay and rest.
User Reviews 16 May by thejcowboy22 — See all my reviews CBS television revived a classic television program from the early 's called the Twilight Zone.
This black and white program was a collective anthology of common human behavioral themes. The premise was mixing morals, life lessons, i.
Hosted by the silver tongued Rod Serling creator and writer of most of the scripts had total control of the series. Twilight zone ended it's run in The program begins with our dapper host Serling in his signature suit who welcomes his viewing audience as the mythical curator as he walks into a gallery of three paintings.
Unveils the portrait and the story of horror and macabre unfolds. In the Late 70's Rod Serling past away due to frequent heart attacks from his chain smoking.
Sadly, Serling died on then operating room table during a 10 hour open heart surgery. He was only 50 years old. Moving on to the mid 's during a viewing of the New York Based late night talk show hosted by nostalgia expert Joe Franklin, Mrs. Rod Serling was a guest that night. Serling told Joe Franklin that she came upon unused scripts of Twilight Zone episodes.
Fans of the earlier show wrote to her in her upstate New York home as she annually received thousands of letters for more Twilight Zone to be put back to television.
Serling lobbied for the series to be brought back to air. The new shows where shorter in time without Rod of course but a narrator, voice only and not shown to narrate each tale of oddity.
Shown in groups of three in a one hour time slot on the CBS network. One such episode was a script written by the famed television writer Harlan Ellison called "Paladin of The Lost Hour" Starring famed entertainer Danny Kaye as a contemptible but strange elderly widower called Gaspar.
Gaspar was visiting the love of his life Minna at her grave site when he is attacked by two thugs. One of the muggers attempts to steal Gaspar's pocket watch but instead the watch starts to glow and burns the mugger's hand as the watch floats back into the hand of Gaspar.
A man of color Billy Glynn Turman witnesses this and comes to Gaspar's aide. Billy offers to take Gaspar back to his apartment as they recount the earlier events.
Billy was at the cemetery to visit an old Army buddy. Billy has to go to work but offers his place for Gaspar to rest."Paladin of the Lost Hour" is the second segment of the seventh episode from the first season (–86) of the television series The Twilight Zone, as well as a novelette by script-writer Harlan Ellison.
It starred Danny Kaye in one of his final screen appearances.
Watch The Twilight Zone - Season 1, Episode 17 - Paladin of the Lost Hour: A Vietnam vet named Billy saves an old man named Gaspar from a mugging at a cemetery. He discovers that this old man hol /10(59). Paladin of the Lost Hour has an interesting history. The text fiction was written simultaneously with a screenplay of the same name for the new () version of The Twilight Zone.
The text fiction was written simultaneously with a screenplay of the same name for the new () version of The Twilight Zone. "Paladin of the Lost Hour" is the capper of my preoccupation with the themes of friendship, ethics, courage, responsibility, and the getting us wisdom.
Throughout the story, Gaspar and Billy are merely men ; simply two fallible human beings who each carries the fate of the human race in his own life, and who perceive that inevitably we .
And I must admit that the title really bothers me, for it should be "the last hour" and not the lost one, semantically speaking/5.
Touching and not at bit maudlin, "Paladin of the Lost Hour" is another step towards excellence. Adapted from Harlan Ellison's excellent short story "Paladin," this production benefits by casting Danny Kaye as Gaspar, the keeper of the watch. And I must admit that the title really bothers me, for it should be "the last hour" and not the lost one, semantically speaking/5. "The Twilight Zone" Teacher's Aide/Paladin of the Lost Hour (TV Episode ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
"The Twilight Zone" Teacher's Aide/Paladin of the Lost Hour (TV Episode ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.