"The Riddle"
June 16 1959.

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SYNOPSIS: During a train trip in India, a married American man, Len Barrett, starts to behave strangely
-- seemingly angered and terrified by an old villager carrying a rooster in cage. Barrett leaves the train
to pursue the old man and his wife follows. When a violent confrontation ensues, a local policeman
explains to her about a love triangle in the village that ended on the very day that Barrett was born.

COMMENTARY: For those who believe that the last breath of one human life becomes the first breath
of another, this episode is a story to relish. The topic for debate, of course, is reincarnation, and it is
one that has been handled with both controversy and intelligence in films . . .

For full episode commentary . . . plus cast credits, series production details,
cultural and television history, and much more . . . see John Kenneth Muir's
                  "An Analytical Guide to Television's One Step Beyond":