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"The Twilight Zone" A Hundred Yards Over the Rim (1961)

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Original Air Date:
7 April 1961 (Season 2, Episode 23)
A pioneer from a wagon train in 1847 sets off to find something for his ill son and stumbles into present day New Mexico. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Cliff Robertson ... Christian Horn

John Crawford ... Joe
Evans Evans ... Mary Lou

Edward Platt ... Doctor (as Ed Platt)
Miranda Jones ... Martha Horn
Ken Drake ... Man
Robert McCord ... Sheriff (as Robert L. McCord III)
Jennifer Bunker ... Woman

John Astin ... Charlie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rod Serling ... Narrator / Himself - Host (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Buzz Kulik 
Writing credits
Rod Serling (written by)

Rod Serling (created by)

Produced by
Buck Houghton .... producer
Original Music by
Fred Steiner 
Cinematography by
George T. Clemens (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Leon Barsha 
Art Direction by
Philip Barber  (as Phil Barber)
George W. Davis 
Set Decoration by
H. Web Arrowsmith 
Henry Grace 
Production Management
Ralph W. Nelson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
E. Darrell Hallenbeck .... assistant director
Sound Department
Bill Edmondson .... sound
Franklin Milton .... sound
Editorial Department
Scott Lawson .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Fred Steiner .... conductor
Marius Constant .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

25 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

The coordinates of the building that was used as the "Airflite Diner" in this episode are 36°15'30"N 117°59'39"W. The building has been closed and is in disrepair but still standing on US 395 near Grant and Olancha, California. The building was for sale as late as 2015.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Horn is in the diner and is looking at the jukebox, Joe says, 'That's a jukebox'. Why would Joe assume Horn had ever seen a jukebox before? He didn't know, nor never really knew, that Horn had come from the past.See more »
[closing narration]
Narrator:Mr. Christian Horn, one of the hardy breed of men who headed west during a time when there were no concrete highways or the solace of civilization. Mr. Christian Horn, and family and party, heading west, after a brief detour to The Twilight Zone.
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Seeing The Future, 27 October 2014
Author: AaronCapenBanner from North America

Cliff Robertson plays pioneer Christian Horn, who is in charge of a wagon train of settlers headed for St. Louis in 1847, but are currently stuck in the New Mexico desert because his young son has a persistent fever. While his wife stays behind, Christian ventures forth over the rim and into the future, where he narrowly escapes a truck, then encounters a pair of friendly but perplexed people at a roadside diner, who give him penicillin,(unknown in 1847) for his boy, but it may not be so easy for him to get back over the rim, and back to his time... Excellent episode has a superb performance by Robertson, and an intelligent, authentic looking story and atmosphere.

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