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La rivière du hibou
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Ambrose Bierce (from a story by)
Robert Enrico (adapted by)
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In 1862, during the American 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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Robert Enrico 
Writing credits
Ambrose Bierce (from a story by)

Robert Enrico (adapted by)

Produced by
Paul de Roubaix .... producer
Marcel Ichac .... producer
Original Music by
Henri Lanoë  (as Henri Lanoe)
Cinematography by
Jean Boffety 
Film Editing by
Denise de Casabianca 
Robert Enrico 
Production Management
Gerard Berger .... production manager
Pierre Lobreau .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nat Lilienstein .... assistant director (as Nat Lilenstein)
Sound Department
Jean Nény .... sound mixer (as Jean Neny)
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Guillouet .... assistant camera
Music Department
Kenny Clarke .... musician (as Kenny Klarke)
Cley Douglas .... musician
Robert Escuras .... musician
Jimmy Gourley .... musician
Jean-Marie Imgrand .... musician
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"La rivière du hibou" - France (original title)
"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" - USA (TV title)
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28 min
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"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce was originally published by The San Francisco Examiner in 1890.See more »
Revealing mistakes: 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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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
EXcellent, 19 July 2005
Author: I_KODA from United States

Incident at Owl Creek Bridge is an excellent movie. My Mom saw this movie years ago when it was first shown on t.v. and it left an indelible mark on her. I remember how spellbound us kids were as she told the story to us...My hair stood on end. Mom has been wanting to find it and I just looked here, hoping... and voilà, here it was listed. Although it may be an old movie, the acting and the subject matter would appeal to a broad range of ages. There was so much suspense within us kids as Mom recounted the movie that we were totally silent and still, listening raptly, wide eyed and tense.We felt as though we were right there watching it. Years later, I finally saw it and it was just as my Mom had described.I highly recommend this one and so does my family.

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