The Twilight Zone

Season 5 Episode 26

I Am the Night - Color Me Black

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Aired Unknown Mar 27, 1964 on CBS
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  • On the morning of a condemned man's hanging, the townspeople wonder why the sun has not risen.

    8.5
    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.
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