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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Episode complete credited cast:
Conny Miller
Johnny Rob
Elen Willard ...
Ione Sykes
William Challee ...
Ira Broadly
Larry Johns ...
Dick Geary ...
Pinto Sykes (as Richard Geary)


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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grave | laughter | knife | death | coat | See All (14) »





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27 October 1961 (USA)  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lee Marvin, Strother Martin & Lee Van Cleef teamed up again in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), released six months later. See more »


As Conny Miller climbs the hill to the grave, a very prominent vertical line is visible, where the backdrop artwork for "the cloudy night sky" was folded. See more »


[closing narration]
Narrator: Final comment: you take this with a grain of salt or a shovelful of earth, as shadow or substance, we leave it up to you. And for any further research, check under 'G' for 'ghost' in 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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