Twilight Zone: Season 4, Episode 4

He's Alive (24 Jan. 1963)
"The Twilight Zone" He's Alive (original title)

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Around 1960, a tiny neo-Nazi organization struggles pathetically to succeed in a big city. A mysterious figure begins to ruthlessly guide a young, insecure U.S. Nazi leader, and the group begins to draw more attention.

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Around 1960, a tiny neo-Nazi organization struggles pathetically to succeed in a big city. A mysterious figure begins to ruthlessly guide a young, insecure U.S. Nazi leader, and the group begins to draw more attention.

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The only episode to exclude the words "The Twilight Zone (1959)" in the closing narration. See more »

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In the opening scene, Peter Vollmer is hit with a tomato or other vegetable in the face which splatters along the left side of his head, hair, neck and left shoulder part of his shirt. He has no residue at all on any of those areas after he briefly fights with the heckler immediately after getting hit by the vegetable. Shortly later, when he returns home after the brief fight, the opposite side of his shirt (the right side which did not get splattered) has several spots evenly spread over that side...more spots than he could have gotten by falling in the street during his brief fight. See more »

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Narrator: Portrait of a bush-league fuehrer named Peter Vollmer, a sparse little man who feeds off his self-delusions and finds himself perpetually hungry for want of greatness in his diet. And like some goose-stepping predecessors, he searches for something to explain his hunger, and to rationalize why a world passes him by without saluting. The something he looks for and finds is in a sewer. In his own twisted and distorted lexicon, he calls it faith, strength, truth. But in just a ...
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Guess the evil fascist ?
1 December 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

He's Alive has several merits ,although the 'mystery' figure in the shadow makes for something like the worst and most tasteless edition of 'What's My Line' ever. Dennis Hopper is believable as the volatile, misguided young man looking to an easy and despicable way to escape his own feelings of insignificance. Nowadays he would probably be trolling on the internet or hosting some horrible radio phone-in, but back then he had to rant his fascism on the streets.

Serling covers different ground here in an hour to that touched on in 'Death's Head Revisited'. Tactics and the rhetoric of fascism are coached by the 'mystery' nut-job. The unhappy childhood and a ruthless streak fuel the ambition of Vollmer (Hopper). There's enough narrative and infinitely enough substance for me to recommend this one.


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