In an old West town, several men lay in wait to ambush outlaw Pinto Sykes. When they give him a chance to surrender, they quickly gun him down when he goes for his gun. The injured Sykes reaches for his gun but they quickly haul him away to the old jail. he only has a few minutes left to live and they send Johnny Rob to get Pinto's sister, Ione...Read the full recap
Lee Van Cleef
is best known for such movies as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
, as well as the short-lived series The Master
(1984), where he played a ninja.
has been featured in two other episodes: "The Last Rytes of Jeff Myrtlebank" and "Jess-Belle", and is best known as Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane on the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard
Strother Martin is best remembered as the Warden in the movie Cool Hand Luke.
Lee Marvin would return in "Steel."
was also in "Nick of Time" and "Caesar and Me," and is best known as Chief O'Hara on the 60s Batman
Lee Marvin was drunk during the first day of production, backing a horse into a wooden fence. The next day he returned with flowers for the cast crew, apologized, and was ready for work.
This episode was originally intended to be released in season 2.
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.
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 ghosts in the Twilight Zone.