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A Western outlaw's final warning that he'd reach out and kill the hired gunman who hunted him becomes a challenge to the gunman's courage.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x7
Production Number: 3656
Airdate: Friday October 27th, 1961



  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Lee Marvin
As Conny Miller
Recurring
James Best
As Johnny Rob
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Stafford Repp
As Ira Broadly
Recurring
Strother Martin
As Mothershed
Elen Willard
As Ione Sykes
Lee Van Cleef
As Steinhart
Larry Johns
As Townsman
Dick Geary (1)
As Pinto Sykes (as Richard Geary)
Main Cast
Rod Serling
As Narrator/Host

Recap

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...

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Episode Notes
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.

James Best 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."

Stafford Repp was also in "Nick of Time" and "Caesar and Me," and is best known as Chief O'Hara on the 60s Batman series.

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.



Episode Quotes
Opening Narration
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.

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 ghosts in the Twilight Zone.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorRod Serling
Executive ProducerRod Serling
ProducerBuck Houghton
Set DecoratorH. Web Arrowsmith  |  Henry Grace
Director of PhotographyGeorge T. Clemens
Art DirectorPhilip Barber
Production ManagerRalph Nelson
Sound EditorFranklin Milton
Main Title ThemeMarius Constant
SoundWilliam Edmondson
 
Warning: The Twilight Zone season 3 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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