Twilight Zone: Season 2, Episode 12

Dust (6 Jan. 1961)
"The Twilight Zone" Dust (original title)

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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
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Vladimir Sokoloff ...
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John A. Alonzo ...
Luís Gallegos (as John Alonso)
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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 Twilight Zone (1959) episodes to have no overt supernatural or science fiction elements. See more »

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Narrator: It was a very small, misery-laden village on the day of a hanging, and of little historical consequence. And if there's any moral to it at all, let's say that in any quest for magic, in any search for sorcery, witchery, legerdemain, first check the human heart. For inside this deep place, there's a wizardry that costs far more than a few pieces of gold. Tonight's case in point - in the Twilight Zone.
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Nasty side of humanity
26 January 2014 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

A young man called Gallegos (Vladimir Sokoloff) is facing execution by hanging in a small western town for driving his wagon while drunk over a little girl. Sheriff Koch (John Larch) does not like the vile gloating opportunism of the 'pig' peddler Sykes (Thomas Gomez, who played Cadwalleder in 'Escape Clause',series one), or the Zeal of a father who treats the hanging as a fun-for-all-the-family day out.

The nastiness on display is all-too-human. When the father of Gallegos pleads for clemency he is hit with a stone by one of the town's folk. A plot device of magic enters the story which is not adequately explained by the end. The characters convey much truth about human nature but the story is not worth all the woe.

In series five another Sheriff Koch dislikes the rabble-rousing effect of a public hanging in 'I Am The Night Colour Me Black'. Too many executions in the Zone.


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