Twilight Zone: “The Silence” [Season 2, Episode 25]
Original Air Date: April 28, 1961
Director: Boris Sagal
Writer: Rod Serling
Starring: Franchot Tone, Liam Sullivan, and Cyril Delevanti .
The Overview: Beware of Spoilers…
Jamie Tennyson [Sullivan] loves to hear himself talk. He has an opinion or story on or about anything. He never shuts up. Colonel Taylor [Tone] can no longer take the constant chatter so he bets Tennyson a fortune that Tennyson can’t go a year without talking.
The bet is made — Tennyson will live in a room at the club where he will be under constant watch. As the months roll on and it begins to look like Tennyson might make it, Taylor goes to lengths to get him to talk… ah, but Tennyson has a trick of his own.