If I had seen this episode in the past, I must admit I had only very vague recollection of it. The story I knew very well, because it was remade for the Twilight Zone - The Movie back in 1982, starring Scatman Crothers in a role and storyline that was tweaked just a little from this story. The central role of Charles Whitley is played by Ernest Truex, who appeared in the first season episode "What You Need", and once again he does an excellent job in the role of the elderly man who is looking for an alternative to his old age, a chance to revisit his youth and not waste away in the home he has been placed. His friend and room mate, played by Russell Collins, tries his best to keep his obviously frazzled friend from going down the course he is headed.
The conclusion of the episode is handled well, and leaves the fate of all involved somewhat up in the air. Probably the remake for the movie in 1982 ties up the loose ends in a better way, and gives more closure to the episode than this original.
Rating: Olly olly oxenbury. 4/5.