Twilight Zone: Season 5, Episode 22

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (28 Feb. 1964)
"The Twilight Zone" An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (original title)

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It is the end of the Civil War and Union troops have occupied the South. They are going to execute a Southern resistance fighter.

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Roger Jacquet ...
Peyton Farquhar (archive footage)
Anne Cornaly ...
Abby Farquhar (archive footage)
Anker Larsen ...
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Stéphane Fey ...
Union Captain (archive footage) (as Stephane Fey)
Jean-François Zeller ...
(archive footage) (as Jean-Francois Zeller)
Pierre Danny ...
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Louis Adelin ...
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A Southern resistance fighter is being executed by hanging in the South at the end of the Civil War by Union troops. Something seems to go wrong and he seems to escape. Will he escape or will the Union soldiers recapture him? Of course this is the Twilight Zone and nothing on it ever is what it seems to be. Written by Anonymous

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Rod Serling was getting ready to take his end-of-season break, with all but one of the shows for the fifth season already filmed or in production, when he decided to leave early and go to a French film festival. There he saw An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962) and immediately hunted down the producers with an offer to buy it for a one-time showing for American TV. Serling reportedly picked it up for $10,000 and flew straight back to Los Angeles, filming a new intro the moment he got to the studio and plugging the show into that same week's time slot. Not only did Serling get what was considered a classic, he also saved nearly $100,000 in production costs and brought the season's worth of shows in on budget. This prompted ABC-TV to offer to pick up Twilight Zone (1959) for another season. Serling said no to the deal when his discussions over the content of the new season made it appear he would be "going to the graveyard" for each show, doing Gothic horror shows. (ABC did want that, and eventually would pick up Dark Shadows (1966), which fit the bill, in daytime.) See more »

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The Union Soldiers (giving orders on the bridge) and Peyton Farquhar (when he pronounces his wife's name) all speak American English with French accents. See more »

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[closing narration]
Narrator: An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge - in two forms, as it was dreamed, and as it was lived and died. This is the stuff of fantasy, the thread of imagination... the ingredients of the Twilight Zone.
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3 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film about 25 years ago on a reel-to-reel in a class in public school and I remember to this day how great this film is.

I recently watched again on an online site and shed tears at its awesomeness. I knew the ending was coming, but it only led me to watch closer what a beautiful and amazing film this is.

I wish more people had access to this film and would read its namesake by Ambrose Bierce, the short story this was adapted from by these amazing dudes Robert Enrico, Marcel Ichac and Paul de Roubaix and Henri Lanoe's impeccable score.

Two Thumbs way way up.


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