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Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962)
"La rivière du hibou" (original title)

 -  Short | Adventure | Drama  -  May 1962 (France)
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During the Civil War, a Southern civilian is about to be hanged for attempting to sabotage a railway bridge. When the execution takes place from the bridge, the rope breaks and he begins his escape toward home.

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A Civil War civilian is to be executed by hanging, but when the plank is kicked away, instead of breaking his neck, he manages to miraculously escape unscathed or did he? Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Aside from the shouts of the soldiers and the song that plays as the prisoner floats to safety, there is no dialogue (not counting the edited Twilight Zone (1959) version narration by Rod Serling). This is significant because the original episode of The Twilight Zone was also almost completely devoid of dialogue. See more »

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The snippets of English dialogue are all spoken with French accents even though these are supposed to be Americans. See more »

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Referenced in At the River (2006) See more »

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Although only a 'short', this is my all time favourite film.
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Everything about this film is just right. Camera work, direction and acting are all in harmony. Since I first saw this film, as a fill-in to 'The Birds', it has been unquestionably my favourite film of all time, beating even 'Potemkin'.


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