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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The 1962 French version of An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962) won the Academy Award for Best Short Subject. 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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Ambrose Bierce's Best Story
17 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have heard that this was a European prize winning short and that it is the only Twilight Zone that is not original to the series. It is the story of a man who is to be hanged as a Civil War prisoner. As he is about to drop off a railroad bridge with a noose around his neck, the rope breaks and he falls into the water. Escaping his captors, he makes his way to freedom. Of course, this is the Twilight Zone. This is beautifully shot with interesting music, showing the pain of a man who has been worn down by this bloody war. It celebrates life and its whimsy and ethereal nature. We struggle with him as he tries to begin again and re-establish his existence. Not just a good episode but an excellent short film.


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