Twilight Zone: Season 4, Episode 7

Jess-Belle (14 Feb. 1963)
"The Twilight Zone" Jess-Belle (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
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Appalachian beauty Jess-Belle can't bear to lose the object of her passion to the local rich girl, so she turns to the local witch for aid. The results bring unexpected and tragic consequences.

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Jess-Belle Stone
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After the love of her life Billy Ben Turner gets engaged to Ellwyn, the daughter of a rich farmer, a jealous Jess-Belle turns to a local witch to help her get him back. Granny Hart is known in the area as the person to go too for any potion you might want. Jess-Belle has no money however and all Granny Hart can give her is a potion that carries a high price. Jess-Belle is prepared to pay any price and the potion she takes seems to work: as soon as Billy Ben sets eyes on her, he falls madly in love with her. When the clock strikes midnight however, Jess-Belle is transformed and later realizes that she too is now a witch. Written by garykmcd

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The only Twilight Zone (1959) episode to exclude a closing narration (it included a poem instead). See more »

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Jezebel of the mountains
6 January 2010 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

A supernatural romance-novel of an episode, "Jess-Belle" stars the bewitching Anne Francis as the title character, a mountain girl who loses her man and will do whatever she can to get him back. Looking at it objectively, this episode shouldn't work nearly as well as it does - the dialogue is sometimes laughably melodramatic and Billy Ben doesn't seem handsome, intelligent, or charismatic enough to merit the undying devotion of two beautiful women - but the strength of the acting sells it. The fact that this was filmed in black and white does a lot to add to the spookiness of the story; I can't see it working nearly as well in color. Definitely recommend this one. Oh, and I love the fact that this was originally aired on Valentine's Day!


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