I Am the Night - Color Me Black

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  • 8.5

    On the morning of a condemned man's hanging, the townspeople wonder why the sun has not risen.

    By puddleglum5999, Apr 22, 2009

    Serling was a master of fable and allegory, using the trappings of a sci-fi/fantasy show to sneak across social commentary that never would have gotten on the air otherwise. In "I Am the Night--Color Me Black," he takes a stand on the effects of prejudice and hatred. Although it is a bit more blunt than some of his other works, the script still works fine, and the imagery of pervasive darkness still stands out in my mind today. I liked the way that the plague of darkness spread to other places affected by hatred--Dallas with the JFK assassination, segregation in the South, etc. Look for Jim Lindsey (Goober from The Andy Griffith Show) as a deputy who perjures himself on the witness stand.moreless

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  • 9.6

    As a condemmend murderer awaits his execution, he and the rest of the town wonder why the sun has not risen.

    By XMLarry, May 22, 2006

    A gripping epsiode revolving around the hatred of this town for this condemmed killer. It is 7:30am, 2 hours before execution and the sun still has not risen. As the episode goes on they seem to be angry about everything. A condensending sherrif, a bullying deputy, a somewhat philosophic reverend, an inquisitive reporter all play a part. This particular village is the only place on the map that is dark where it is supposed to be light in the beginning. But as the episode closes it affects other areas, Vietnam, Dallas (the assasination of John Kennedy), southern part of US (segregation).moreless

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