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Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1961)

La rivière du hibou (original title)
Not Rated | | Short, Adventure, Drama | December 1961 (France)
In 1862, during the American Civil War, a Southern civilian is about to be hanged for attempting to sabotage a railway bridge. When the execution takes place from the bridge, the rope breaks and he begins his escape toward home.

Director:

Robert Enrico

Writers:

Ambrose Bierce (from a story by), Robert Enrico (adapted by)
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Cast overview:
Roger Jacquet ... Peyton Farquhar
Anne Cornaly Anne Cornaly ... Mrs. Farquhar
Anker Larsen Anker Larsen
Stéphane Fey Stéphane Fey ... Union Officer
Jean-François Zeller Jean-François Zeller
Pierre Danny Pierre Danny
Louis Adelin Louis Adelin
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A Civil War civilian is to be executed by hanging, but when the plank is kicked away, instead of breaking his neck, he manages to miraculously escape unscathed or did he? Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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Not Rated

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Country:

France

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1961 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge See more »

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Mono
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Trivia

"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce was originally published by The San Francisco Examiner in 1890. See more »

Goofs

Some English prints have the title as "Occurence" rather than "Occurrence". This is corrected in The Twilight Zone: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, Rod Serling's reedited version. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the French version, all titles are at the end, as the camera moves along the river, finally showing the hanging man in the distance. See more »

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Excellent, way ahead of its time.
12 July 2004 | by gerry-88See all my reviews

I first saw this film, and thought it to be a Hollywood production. It is of course a French film; I had seen the dubbed version. However I urge anyone that has the chance to watch it! It has a unique twist to the plot, superb acting and a quality storyline. It has not dated, and is a standard for all involved in this genre to attain. When I first saw the location, and the uniforms I really did think it to be a big company film. I was amazed to see the credits at the end, all in French.The genre of this movie is somewhat similar to another film, I believe also to be from France "The Telephone Box", another superb piece of surreal film making. Thanks, and I hope you get to watch this superb film. Posted July 2004


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