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
This was the final episode of The Twilight Zone (1959) to be filmed, although two episodes filmed earlier were aired afterwards. 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 »
In retrospect, it may be said of Mr. Floyd Burney that he achieved that final dream of the performer: eternal top-name billing, not in the fleeting billboards of the entertainment world, but forever recorded among the folk songs of the Twilight Zone.
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Come wander with Me
Words and music by Jeff Alexander
Composed expressly for this episode of Twilight Zone. See more »
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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