The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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Black Leather Jackets 

Three leather jacket wearing, motorcycle riding men invade a peaceful neighborhood.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Lee Kinsolving ...
Ellen Tillman (as Shelly Fabares)
Stu Tillman
Tom Gilleran ...
Deputy Sheriff Harper
Martha Tillman


Three leather-clad motorcycle-riding young men arrive in a small town where they rent a house on a quiet residential street. The neighbors aren't too sure about them but they are certainly exotic, certainly in the eyes of young Ellen Tillman. The three men leave the house unfurnished and move in with several large crates. As Ellen and her father interact it becomes clear they are something very special indeed. Ellen and Scott begin spending time together while the two others continue with their plans. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

31 January 1964 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[opening narration]
Narrator: Three strangers arrive in a small town, three men in black leather jackets in an empty rented house. We'll call them Steve and Scott and Fred, but their names are not important; their mission is, as three men on motorcycles, lead us into The Twilight Zone.
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a nice shoo
1 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

Over all this a good esposode, they best thing about this esposode is the eye of the leader, the all knowing eye. It is by no doubt a hit on CBS Rod Sterling had a ongoing fight with CBS over the actors he wanted, the content of the shows and the subject matter. By 1964 Rod Sterling and CBS were at a breaking point. I am sure the poisoning of the country was another shot. It was CBS that was poisoning the minds of the people also. Another shot is the line there is good and bad in people and not everyone is full of hate. That hate can and will distroy all. That these invaders are here because of our hate toward each other and if we would have been better toward each other they would not come to eliminate us and take over the earth and replace us.

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