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

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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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Mr. Christian Horn, family and party, heading West, after a brief detour through The Twilight Zone. See more (17 total) »


 (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
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Twilight Zone: A Hundred Yards Over the Rim (#2.23)" - USA (original title)
25 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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This episode takes place in 1847 and September 1961.See more »
Anachronisms: Christian Horn and his family are on a wagon train headed for the New Mexico Territory in 1847. The New Mexico Territory was established in 1850, on land that Mexico ceded to the United States in 1848.See more »
[opening narration]
Narrator:The year is 1847, the place is the territory of New Mexico, the people are a tiny handful of men and women with a dream. Eleven months ago, they started out from Ohio and headed west. Someone told them about a place called California, about a warm sun and a blue sky...
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Mr. Christian Horn, family and party, heading West, after a brief detour through The Twilight Zone., 23 February 2014
Author: Spikeopath from United Kingdom

Written by Rod Serling, directed by Buzz Kulik, starring Cliff Robertson, John Crawford, Evans Evans and Ed Platt.

Set in 1847 in New Mexico territory, story finds a party travelling West from Ohio to hopefully prosper. The leader is Christian Horn (Robertson), whose son is very sick. It seems hopeless and the party are close to the end of their tethers. Christian decides to trek over the rim in the distance to see if he can find supplies, once over there he of course enters The Twilight Zone.

It's one of Serling's tales that pitches a protagonist into a completely different period of time, a fish out of water scenario, but this one is not played for laughs and it's a very strong episode. Robertson is excellent as the stovepipe wearing leader and fretting father who has to try and comprehend the situation he finds himself in. Nicely filmed out at Lone Pine in California, and with supporting performances and direction backing Robertson up, this is one of the better episodes from Season 2. 7.5/10

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