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Person or Persons Unknown

"Person or Persons Unknown"
The Twilight Zone episode
Episode no. Season 3
Episode 92
Directed by John Brahm
Written by Charles Beaumont
Featured music Stock
Production code 4829
Original air date March 23, 1962
Guest actors

Richard Long: David Gurney
Frank Silvera: Doctor Koslenko
Shirley Ballard: Wilma #1
Julie van Zandt: Wilma #2
Betty Harford: Woman Clerk
Edmund Glover: Sam Baker
Michael Keep: Policeman
Joe Higgins: Bank Guard
John Newton: Mr. Cooper
Robert McCord: Man on Steps Eating Apple

"Person or Persons Unknown" is episode 92 of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone.


  • Mr. Serling's opening narration 1
  • Plot 2
  • Mr. Serling's closing narration 3
  • References 4
  • Sources 5
  • External links 6

Mr. Serling's opening narration


David Gurney wakes up to find that nobody knows him, and all evidence of his identity had disappeared. He is placed in an insane asylum; however, he manages to escape, after a doctor named Koslenko tries to tell him that David Gurney doesn't exist, yet Gurney thinks that someone or something wants to blot him out. He finds a photograph of himself and his wife together. However, when the police arrive with the psychiatrist, the picture has somehow changed and portrays Gurney alone. He throws himself to the ground and wakes up in his bed. The whole adventure was a bad dream. His wife gets up from the bed and talks to him from the bathroom, where she removes cream from her face. When she emerges, Gurney is horrified to discover that, even though she acts and talks the same way, his wife does not look at all like the wife he knows.

Mr. Serling's closing narration



  • Zicree, Marc Scott. The Twilight Zone Companion, Bantam Books, 1982. ISBN 0-553-01416-1
  • DeVoe, Bill. (2008). Trivia from The Twilight Zone. Albany, GA: Bear Manor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-136-0
  • Grams, Martin. (2008). The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic. Churchville, MD: OTR Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9703310-9-0

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