The Twilight Zone: Season 2, Episode 12

Dust (6 Jan. 1961)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
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Luis Gallegos is scheduled to be hanged in a dusty western town after he was found guilty of killing a child while drunk. Gallegos' father begs everyone for mercy but the Marshal, who ... See full summary »

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Peter Sykes
John Larch ...
Sheriff Koch
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Gallegos
John A. Alonzo ...
Luís Gallegos (as John Alonso)
Paul Genge ...
John Canfield
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Mrs. Canfield
Duane Grey ...
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Jon Lormer ...
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Andrea Darvi ...
Estrelita Gallegos (as Andrea Margolis)
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Luis Gallegos is scheduled to be hanged in a dusty western town after he was found guilty of killing a child while drunk. Gallegos' father begs everyone for mercy but the Marshal, who doesn't think the prisoner is a bad sort, has little choice but to proceed with the sentence. Peter Gomez decides to take advantage of the situation by selling the father his 'magic dust' that will make the townsfolk take pity on his son. Events provide for an unexpected conclusion. Written by garykmcd

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One of a handful of The Twilight Zone (1959) episodes to have no overt supernatural or science fiction elements. See more »

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Narrator: There was a village, built of crumbling clay and rotting wood, and it squatted ugly under a broiling sun like a sick and mangy animal wanting to die. This village had a virus shared by its people. It was the germ of squalor, of hopelessness, of a loss of faith. For the faithless, the hopeless, the misery-laden, there is time, ample time, to engage in one of the other pursuits of men. They begin to destroy themselves.
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Decidedly low key, understated episode is set in a small and poor western town where a young man named Luis Gallegos is about to be hanged for the accidental killing of a child he committed with his wagon while drunk. His father desperately tries to have his life spared, and is fooled by an unscrupulous peddler named Sykes(played by Thomas Gomez) to buy a bag of magic dust to change everyone's heart, and show mercy, but all are shocked by what happens next at the hanging... Well intentioned but unmemorable effort is certainly not among the highlights of series canon, but remains a passable tale of forgiveness.


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