Mickey Rooney delivers a tour de force solo performance in the Twilight Zone playlet "The Last Night of a Jockey." Barred from the track for life, crooked jockey Grady (Rooney) boozily expresses the wish to escape his sordid surroundings and become a truly "big man." His wish is granted by his lookalike alter ego (also Rooney), but there's a heavy price to be paid at fadeout time.

Aired on 10/25/1963
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6.7/10 • 693 voting

The Twilight Zone • S05E05
Rod Serling Rod SerlingHimself/Host
Mickey Rooney Mickey Rooney
Rod SerlingExecutive Producer
William FrougProducer
Herbert HirschmanProducer
Bert GranetProducer
Buck HoughtonProducer
Rod SerlingWriter
Joseph M. NewmanDirector
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    The Twilight Zone

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    5 Seasons • 156 Episodes

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