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 »
Mr. Floyd Burney, a gentleman songster in search of song, is about to answer the age-old question of whether a man can be in two places at the same time. As far as his folk song is concerned, we can assure Mr. Burney he'll find everything he's looking for, although the lyrics may not be all to his liking. But that's sometimes the case - when the words and music are recorded in 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 »
One of the final nails in the "Twilight Zone" coffin...
While I really enjoyed "The Twilight Zone", I must admit that towards the end of the show's run there were an awful lot of duds--too many. It's obvious in hindsight that the show had run its course and the large number of poor shows towards the very end are evidence of this. This was the last episode of the series that they filmed--too bad it couldn't have been better, as it would have been nice to see the show end on a more positive note. Instead this and the god-awful "Bewitching Pool" helped wrap up the series.
The show stars Gary Crosby--who surprised me with his nice voice. However, the show itself was pretty hard to take. Crosby plays a sharpie--a guy who thinks he's a huge star and travels about looking for songs and ideas he can use to make a fortune. When he stumbles into a hick village and hears a woman's pretty folk song, he's transfixed. Little does he know that he is about to become THE character in this annoying song as it unfolds.
Overall, slow and not especially rewarding. I noticed one reviewer called the plot 'lackluster'--that might actually be a bit generous. I say 'dull'....
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