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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During the American Civil War in 1862, a condemned Confederate prisoner, Peyton Farquhar, is due to the hanged by Union troops.

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Episode complete credited cast:
Roger Jacquet ...
Peyton Farquhar (archive footage)
Anne Cornaly ...
Abby Farquhar (archive footage)
Anker Larsen ...
(archive footage)
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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During the American Civil War, Union troops are about to hang a man, a Southerner, from the Owl Creek bridge. As he goes over the side with the noose around his neck the rope breaks and he manages to unbind his hands and feet. As he swims downstream, he has images of home and his lovely wife. He also manages to evade the troops who are trying to stop him. Just as he reaches his destination however, his true circumstances are revealed. Written by garykmcd

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Won the 1962 Golden Palm (Palme d'Or) for best short subject at the Cannes Film Festival. 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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