The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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Come Wander with Me 

Singer Floyd Burney searches the backwoods for new songs and finds Mary Rachel and much more deep in the Twilight Zone.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Gary Crosby ...
Floyd Burney
Mary Rachel
Jonathan Bolt ...
Billy Rayford


Singer Floyd Burney, the "Rock-a-Billy-Kid", goes deep into the back woods hoping to find his next hit record. He no sooner arrives than he hears a beautiful singing voice which draws him deeper into the woods. He eventually meets Mary Rachel who tells him the song he heard belonged to someone and that she's forbidden to tell anyone about it. When she finally reveals it to him, Floyd learns that his future is preordained. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

22 May 1964 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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As a teenager, Liza Minnelli auditioned for the role of Mary Rachel opposite Gary Crosby. Minnelli was so nervous that the producer William Froug commented: "She'll never make it." Minnelli lost out to Bonnie Beecher. This episode was Ms. Beecher's acting debut. See more »


When Floyd takes off from the shack with all the instruments in it because he hears Mary Rachel's tune, the straps for the guitar and the tape recorder continuously switch positions as he runs through the woods. Sometimes the guitar strap is over the recorder strap, and other times the recorder strap is on top. See more »


Floyd Burney: So you're one of the Rayford brothers, huh?
Billy Rayford: I know you. You're the singing man, aint ya?
Floyd Burney: Yeah. Yeah, that's me, Floyd Burney. Yeah, I sing a little.
Billy Rayford: Hear you the one that's been taking out after Mary Rachel.
Floyd Burney: Mary Rachel?
[acting confused]
Billy Rayford: Don't lie. I seen you. Folks heard you sugar talking about taking her to Norfolk.
Floyd Burney: Norfolk? What do I wanna take anybody to Norfolk for?
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Come wander with Me
Words and music by Jeff Alexander
Composed expressly for this episode of Twilight Zone.
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'Baby Don't Hang On'
20 November 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The title above is one of the hit songs displayed on Floyd Burney's (Gary Crosby ) car. There is something stalking him in the woods and it looks creepy. Mary Rachel (Bonnie Beecher) is the very passive young woman singing the ballad this story is named after.

A lightweight and uneven supernatural story. However, it's as good as most ghost stories you'll see on TV. The merits include the standard of filming and a dark, distinctly ominous mood. There is also a very palpable trapped creature quality about Mary Rachel in the woods that gives this atmosphere. Good use of shadows as well. Weak for TZ but not one of the dozen worst entries.

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