Thriller (1960–1962)
8.6/10
203
8 user 3 critic
A man invents a pair of glasses that can see the truth in others and oneself. They lead to a series of suicides, murders, and tragedies for the wearers.

Director:

John Brahm

Writers:

Robert Bloch (story), Donald S. Sanford (adaptation)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Boris Karloff ... Himself
Mildred Dunnock ... Miriam Olcott
Harry Townes ... Sebastian Grimm
Jack Weston ... Edward Dean
Paul Newlan ... Joe Henshaw
Barbara Eiler Barbara Eiler ... Olive Dean
Linda Watkins ... Maggie Henshaw
Dayton Lummis Dayton Lummis ... Clarence Kramer
Molly Glessing Molly Glessing ... Mrs. Ames
Alan Carney ... Burgin
Grandon Rhodes ... Judge Pfluger
Henry Daniell ... Dirk Van Prinn
Joan Tompkins Joan Tompkins ... Ellen Grimm
Ralph Clanton Ralph Clanton ... Thorgenson
Ed Nelson ... Charlie
Edit

Storyline

A man invents a pair of glasses that can see the truth in others and oneself. They lead to a series of suicides, murders, and tragedies for the wearers.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1960 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

Actor Dayton Lummis can be seen breathing after his character has died. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
They Can't Handle The Truth
30 October 2014 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Classic episode of the series was well-remembered by fans. An inventor(played by Henry Daniell) creates a unique pair of eyeglasses that enable the wearer to see the truth in themselves and others. This sight drives the inventor to suicide, and decades later, when his house is being searched for treasures, is found by junk dealer Joe Henshaw(played by Paul Newlan) whose life is ruined when he tries them on. The glasses then come into the possession of an old woman(played by Mildred Dunnock), her son-in-law(played by Jack Weston), and finally author Sebastian Grimm(played by Harry Townes), all of whom can't handle the truth either... Most effective horror story is among the best, with a memorable closing scene.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed