Twilight Zone: Season 4, Episode 3

Valley of the Shadow (17 Jan. 1963)
"The Twilight Zone" Valley of the Shadow (original title)

TV Episode  -   -  Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 461 users  
Reviews: 6 user

A reporter stumbles into a peaceful town where miracles seem to occur due to technology and the townsfolk won't let him leave.

Director:

Writers:

, (created by)
Watch Episode
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 6602 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
a list of 2202 titles
created 04 Apr 2012
 
a list of 20 titles
created 12 Aug 2012
 
a list of 2604 titles
created 12 Apr 2013
 
a list of 423 titles
created 22 Jun 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Valley of the Shadow (17 Jan 1963)

Valley of the Shadow (17 Jan 1963) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Twilight Zone.
« Previous Episode | 105 of 156 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Opatoshu ...
Dorn
...
Philip Redfield
...
Ellen Marshall
...
Connolly
...
Evans
...
Father
...
Girl (as Suzanne Cupito)
Henry Beckman ...
Townsperson
Bart Burns ...
Townsperson
King Calder ...
Townsperson
Pat O'Hara ...
Townsperson
Sandy Kenyon ...
The Attendant
Edit

Storyline

Off the beaten path, reporter Philip Redmond stops in a small town, Peaceful Valley, to gas up and perhaps get a bite to eat. When his dog Rollie runs off after a cat, a young girl, Cissy, points a device at the animal and makes it disappear. Her father brings the dog back but Phil finds it all very strange. When he tries to leave town, his car crashes into an invisible barrier preventing his departure. He's shaken up and the town's mayor, Dorn, reveals their secret to him. Philip is given the choice to join them or die - and chooses the former, though human instincts soon take hold forcing a confrontation. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 January 1963 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The title comes from the King James Version of the 23rd Psalm in the Hebrew Bible. "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." See more »

Goofs

There is no hole in Evans' shirt where Dorn stabs him. See more »

Quotes

[opening narration]
Narrator: You've seen them. Little towns, tucked away far from the main roads. You've seen them, but have you thought about them? What do the people in these places do? Why do they stay? Philip Redfield never thought about them. If his dog hadn't gone after the cat, he would have driven through Peaceful Valley and put it out of his mind forever. But he can't do that now, because whether he knows it or not, his friend's shortcut has led him right into the capital of the Twilight Zone.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
How'd I End Up Here
21 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Once again we have the "stranger in a strange land" motif. Ed Nelson, a reporter, finds himself, along with his dog, in a small town where there are strange goings on. If it were not for the dog chasing a cat and a little girl taking out a device and making the dog disappear, he would have gone his merry way. Unfortunately, his reporter instincts and his own stubbornness cast him into danger. He finds himself trapped in the town with his fate being determined by some sort of town council. Initially, he starts investigating and then later fears for his life. The hotel has no room; there is no restaurant; people act strangely and inhospitably; and a series of events confuse things further. There are some pitfalls in the plot. If these people are so protective of their town and their secrets, why not create a little better facade. It is their overall demeanor that attracts, rather than repels, the outsiders. The ending is also rather surprising because if they had the power they used, why couldn't they have employed it all along. Nevertheless, it is very interesting and engaging.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Twilight Zone available on VHS crockett_john
How would Christie Streator and her doll fare against Anthony Fremont? m_e_fulton
Time for another reboot? crockett_john
Locations a hundred yards over the rim mcba_2
'You Drive' - a different take on this episode. crockett_john
Favorite TZ References nicolbatchellor
Discuss Valley of the Shadow (1963) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?