A Confederate spy is to be hanged, but as the hatch door opens the rope breaks and drops him in a creek. He looks around confused and then begins his escape. Bullets whiz by him as he continues to run from the soldiers. He comes upon a plantation, complete with his home and wife. He walks up to his wife and pushes her on a swing. They embrace,but then he stiffens up and suddenly finds himself back at the bridge, hanging...Read the full recap
This virtually silent episode was a French film that had won first prize for short subjects at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival, and which was trimmed by several minutes for The Twilight Zone. It went on to win an Academy Award.
This classic short film was the only episode not produced by Cayuga Productions.
Narrator: Tonight a presentation so special and unique that, for the first time in the five years we've been presenting The Twilight Zone, we're offering a film shot in France by others. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival of 1962, as well as other international awards, here is a haunting study of the incredible, from the past master of the incredible, Ambrose Bierce. Here is the French production of 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.
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.