The Twilight Zone

Season 3 Episode 7

The Grave

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Aired Unknown Oct 27, 1961 on CBS
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Before he died, notorious gunslinger Pinto Sykes put a curse on hired-gun Conny Miller. Miller returns to town and is challenged to visit the grave of Sykes, despite the curse.

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  • Does the spirit of dead gunfighter Pinto Sykes haunt the graveyard?

    8.5
    A ripe cast indeed for this unusual western, with Lee Marvin as the gunman who fears that his dead opponent Pinto may not be quite as dead as everyone thinks, even if he is buried up on Boot Hill, and Strother Martin, James Best and Lee Van Cleef as the malevolent trio in the saloon who goad him into going up that hill to make sure. There's also the beautiful Elen Willard as an enigmatic girl. The combination of oater and ghost story is very piquant and the actors play it to the hilt. Director-writer Montgomery Pittman, who did plenty of more straightforward western segments for shows like "Cheyenne" and "Maverick", handles things very stylishly.moreless

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    • (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.

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