[tz] Time-related film

David Patte ₯ dpatte at relativedata.com
Mon Nov 6 22:38:09 UTC 2017

It sounds like something on 'The Outer Limits'. Are its episodes on IMDb?

On 2017-11-06 17:32, Clive D.W. Feather wrote:
> This is a bit vague, but I've suddenly remembered a film I saw on TV back
> in the 1970s that's time-related. Unfortunately I can't recall the title
> nor can I find it on IMDB, but perhaps someone here can.
> The premise is a man travelling on a ship from Europe to America. Most of
> the time he's either unlucky, ignored by the girl, looked down on by his
> fellow passengers, and so on. But, each night, the ship's clocks are
> stopped [1] for an hour at midnight to adjust ship's time to the local
> timezone which, of course, is falling behind bit by bit. During that hour
> he's incredibly lucky: he wins lots at the ship's casino, the girl falls
> for him, and so on. But as soon as the clocks restart the luck deserts him
> again.
> That's all I can remember, but perhaps it might jog some memories.
> [1] I can distinctly remember that the analogue clocks had a lit face. As
> they reach midnight the second hand stops and the light goes out. An hour
> later the light comes back on and the second hand starts moving again.


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