The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge 

During the American Civil War in 1862, a condemned Confederate prisoner, Peyton Farquhar, is due to the hanged by Union troops.

Director:

Robert Enrico

Writers:

Ambrose Bierce (from a story by), Robert Enrico (adapted by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Roger Jacquet ... Peyton Farquhar (archive footage)
Anne Cornaly Anne Cornaly ... Abby Farquhar (archive footage)
Anker Larsen Anker Larsen ... (archive footage)
Stéphane Fey Stéphane Fey ... Union Captain (archive footage) (as Stephane Fey)
Jean-François Zeller Jean-François Zeller ... (archive footage) (as Jean-Francois Zeller)
Pierre Danny Pierre Danny ... (archive footage)
Louis Adelin Louis Adelin ... (archive footage)
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Storyline

During the American Civil War, Union troops are about to hang a man, a Southerner, from the Owl Creek bridge. As he goes over the side with the noose around his neck the rope breaks and he manages to unbind his hands and feet. As he swims downstream, he has images of home and his lovely wife. He also manages to evade the troops who are trying to stop him. Just as he reaches his destination however, his true circumstances are revealed. Written by garykmcd

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1964 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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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

When the board falls during the hanging, a hinge is briefly visible, allowing the board to snap back up in place instead of falling in to the river. See more »

Quotes

[closing narration]
Narrator: An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge in two forms - as it was dreamed and as it was lived and died. This is the stuff of fantasy, the thread of imagination, the ingredients of The Twilight Zone.
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Edited from Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1961) See more »

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Excellent
3 August 2008 | by mwotheSee all my reviews

I saw this film about 25 years ago on a reel-to-reel in a class in public school and I remember to this day how great this film is.

I recently watched again on an online site and shed tears at its awesomeness. I knew the ending was coming, but it only led me to watch closer what a beautiful and amazing film this is.

I wish more people had access to this film and would read its namesake by Ambrose Bierce, the short story this was adapted from by these amazing dudes Robert Enrico, Marcel Ichac and Paul de Roubaix and Henri Lanoe's impeccable score.

Two Thumbs way way up.


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