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The Twonky

Original title
The Twonky
Year
Running time
84 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Arch Oboler (Story: Henry Kuttner, C.L. Moore)
Music
Jack Meakin
Cinematography
Joseph F. Biroc (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Arch Oboler Productions
Genre
Comedy. Sci-Fi
Synopsis / Plot
The last thing College Lit Professor Cary West wants, while is wife is out of town, is a TV set to keep him company; but that's just what wife Carolyn has bought for him. He is relieved when the serviceman returns to collect the $100 deposit Carolyn forgot to give him; good, he doesn't have the money so the man can take the TV back! Only, a $5 bill he accidently dropped on the floor near the TV has suddenly developed 19 siblings, and the serviceman leaves, cash in hand. West soon realizes he has a major problem: the TV is alive. It lights his pipe, washes his dishes, vacuums his rugs. It also chooses what he can read, write, and marches around to military music; and It also zaps anyone who tries to harm Cary in any way, such as treasury agents investigating the duplicate $5 bills, the police who investigate a call placed by the TV set to the phone company requesting a 'female companion' be sent over for Cary's comfort, and a female bill collector who decides to move in til Cary pays ...
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