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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 »
Factual errors: Some English prints have the title as "Occurence" rather than "Occurrence". This is corrected in "The Twilight Zone: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (#5.22)" (1964), Rod Serling's reedited version.See more »
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30 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Relating how this film started my love of the cinema, 29 September 2004
Author: losnova ( from London (EngLand)

I cannot believe that this film is remembered by more than myself! I was a young teenager waiting for the main picture to start when this small black and white movie was shown as a filler. Forty years later, I can still remember the impact this film had on me. It was stunning! It reached me in such a way, that I have never forgotten it, and it was this film that started my love of cinema..Real cinema!

Over the years, I have mentioned this movie to many people, none of whom have even heard of it, I thought I'd imagined it all..! It was also the film that had me wishing I could work in the movies.... Forty years on, I still have that same dream! Silly isn't it?

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