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Saddle the Wind (1958);
"The Twilight Zone: Mr. Denton on Doomsday" (CBS, 10/16/59)

Saddle the Wind (1958)
July 27, 2012 - 7:30 pm
author Marc Scott Zicree, "The Twilight Zone Companion."

Saddle the Wind (1958)

Directed by Robert Parrish

Brothers and cattlemen in the old West, stoic Robert Taylor and hotheaded, younger John Cassavetes face off from opposite sides of an ideological chasm: is the West a place of honor or of violence? Saloon singer Julie London witnesses their struggle, knowing it must end sadly but wishing otherwise. The open prairie forms a surprising but fitting crucible for Serling’s distinctive brand of moral drama.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. Producer: Armand Deutsch. Screenwriter: Rod Serling. Based on a story by Thomas Thompson. Cinematographer: George J. Folsey. Editor: John McSweeney, Jr. Cast: Robert Taylor, Julie London, John Cassavetes, Donald Crisp, Charles McGraw.

35mm, color, 84 min.

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Print courtesy of the Packard Humanities Institute Collection at the Academy Film Archive

Trailer for Patterns (1956)

"The Twilight Zone: Mr. Denton on Doomsday" (CBS, 10/16/59)

Directed by Allen Reisner

Twilight on the prairie. A showdown in a dusty western town takes an uncommon turn when Fate himself plays a hand, lending help to a washed-up gunslinger. But of course...there's a twist.

Screenwriter: Rod Serling. Cast: Dan Duryea, Martin Landau, Jeanne Cooper.

16mm, b/w, 25 min.