The Twilight Zone: Season 3, Episode 7

The Grave (27 Oct. 1961)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
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Old West lawman Conny Miller visits the grave of a man who he failed to track down to prove he was never afraid of him but gets more than he bargained for.

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Conny Miller
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Johnny Rob
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Mothershed
Elen Willard ...
Ione Sykes
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Steinhart
William Challee ...
Jasen
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Ira Broadly
Larry Johns ...
Corcoran
Dick Geary ...
Pinto Sykes (as Richard Geary)
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Lawman Conny Miller rides into a small dusty town not long after the townsfolk have gunned down the man he's been tracking for four months. He feels like he's wasted that four months and someone bets him $20 he hasn't the nerve to visit the dead man's grave. He takes that bet and has little difficulty going to the grave. Leaving it however proves to be another matter however. Written by garykmcd

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Conny Miller's hat in this 1961 episode shows up again as Tim Strawn's hat in 1965's Cat Ballou, both roles of course being played by Lee Marvin. See more »

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When Conny Miller first enters the saloon, and it shows him entering from the inside, you can plainly see a set wall directly behind him, instead of what should be the open space of the street. See more »

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Narrator: Normally, the old man would be correct: this would be the end of the story. We've had the traditional shoot-out on the street and the badman will soon be dead. But some men of legend and folk tale have been known to continue having their way even after death. The outlaw and killer Pinto Sykes was such a person, and shortly we'll see how he introduces the town, and a man named Conny Miller in particular, to the Twilight Zone.
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Excellent acting
11 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a Halloween season favorite of mine. In fact, I'm watching the DVD right now. What makes this episode exceptional, even for a TZ is the acting. The best work happens in the tavern as Lee Marvin, James Best, and Angel Eyes (Lee Van Cleef) have a friendly little chat about a man named Pinto Sykes. Best's performance as the village idiot is incredible, and in fact, he and Marvin have an excellent chemistry as they go back and forth. Lee Van Cleef plays a good guy, but given his physical characteristics, he's imposing as always. The special effects are limited, but when it comes to Fall, the wind blowing on a cemetery or heard from inside an old western tavern creates a perfect ambiance.


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