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The Twilight Zone: Still Valley

A Confederate scout takes possession of a magical book that can freeze his opposition in place.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x11
Production Number: 4808
Airdate: Friday November 24th, 1961



Confederate scout Sgt. Joseph Paradine is at his campsite with fellow scout Dauger. Paradine tries to listen for the Union forces but can't hear anything where they were earlier. He dismisses Dauger as incompetent, and Dauger admits he's getting weary of the war. They hear the sound of men on horseback approaching the nearby town where the Union forces are supposed to be approaching. The noise suddenly stops and Paradine plans to go into the valley but despite Dauger's objections Dauger refuses, insisting he wants to stay alive and they should surrender. Paradine slaps him and rides into the valley on his own. He enters the town and the church bell starts to toll. Moving through the town, Paradine comes across a platoon of Union soldiers, totally immobile. Puzzled, Paradine tries to wake them up without success. He takes some food and then hears a vase fall over in a nearby window. He investigates but finds nothing, but as he leaves a hand reaches over the window sill...

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