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
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Only aired on TV twice, almost certainly due to the short-story rights that prevented more syndication. See more
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
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.