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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When Peter Vollmer is making his speech in the opening scene, he is standing next to a small US flag with 48 stars, which was 4 years out of date at the time of release. See more »

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Adolf Hitler: In the past, I have given you suggestions. Now, I give orders!
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almost great
11 April 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon, United States) – See all my reviews

The most chilling thing to me in watching this episode is that now, more than 40 years after this episode first aired, all of the things that Peter Vollmer says in his speeches are heard on talk radio and several TV commentators now in the USA. Even the phrasing is the same. I would love to know the source of the item in the trivia section, that claims this episode generated more hate mail than any other episode -- what did people hate about it? This episode is almost great; I'm sure the identity of the man in the shadows was a big surprise to audiences of the time, but for those of us who have been raised on Serling-type surprises, you know what's coming. Why the episode is not great is the ending; it just kind of washes out. Still, Hopper's performance is frightening and believable, and this episode is must-see.


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