Unglaubliche Geschichten Kick the Can (1959–1964) Online
Charles Whitley is an elderly resident of Sunnyvale Rest, a home for the aged. It's not a happy place and Charles' hopes of moving in with his son David are dashed when he's told they can't take him in. He wistfully recalls his youth where they played kick the can and didn't have a worry in the world. His close friend Ben Conroy begins to worry him when Charles suggests all you have to do is wish it, and you can be young again. Ben is worried his friend will end up in the loony bin but it's Ben who is in for a surprise.
|Episode complete credited cast:|
|Ernest Truex||-||Charles Whitley|
|Russell Collins||-||Ben Conroy|
|John Marley||-||Sunnyvale Superintendant Cox|
|Earle Hodgins||-||Agee (as Earl Hodgins)|
|Marjorie Bennett||-||Mrs. Summers|
|Lenore Shanewise||-||Mrs. Densley|
|Anne O'Neal||-||Mrs. Wister|
Barry Truex (David Whitley) is the real life son of Ernest Truex (Charles Whitley).
This episode was one of three episodes to be remade for Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). The relevant segment was directed by Steven Spielberg.
The title refers to a children's game related to tag, hide and seek, and capture the flag which can be played outdoors, with as many as three to a few dozen players. The game is one of skill, strategy, and stealth as well as fleetness.