Where you can get Rod Serling's commercially-available work
1955, B&W, 59 min., Not Rated
This television program won an Emmy in 1955 for Best Original Teleplay (Rod Serling). A young businessman is initiated into the rigors of the corporate world.
REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT
1957, B&W, 90 min., Not Rated
In this made-for-television classic, Mickey Rooney stars as a viciously egotistical TV comic who steps on everyone who stands in his way as he prepares a broadcast special. Based on Ernest Lehman's novelette, and adapted for television by Rod Serling. Originally aired on Playhouse 90 on Valentine's Day, 1957.
SEVEN DAYS IN MAY
1964, B&W, 118 min. Not Rated
A taut, well made drama about the efforts of a group of high ranking military officers to overthrow the United States government. Lancaster plays the conspiratorial ringleader. Rod Serling wrote the screenplay. Academy Award Nominations: 2, including Best Supporting Actor—Edmond O'Brien.
PLANET OF THE APES
1967, 112 min.Rating: G (MPAA)
Astronauts on a deep space expedition land on an Earth-like planet only to find it ruled by apes who treat humans like animals. Heston holds up the banner of humanity with much-appreciated bravado. Based on the novel by Pierre Boulle with a screenplay co-written by Rod Serling. Remade in 200? starring Mark Wahlberg. Sequel: 'Beneath the Planet of the Apes.' Academy Award Nominations: 2, Best Score, Best Costume Design.