The Twilight Zone/Execution

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Season 1, Episode 26
Airdate April 1, 1960
Production Number 173-3628
Teleplay by Rod Serling
Based on a short story by
George Clayton Johnson
Directed by David Orrick McDearmon
Produced by Buck Houghton
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The Twilight ZoneSeason One
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Execution is the twenty-sixth episode of the first season of The Twilight Zone.

Starring: Albert Salmi (Joe Caswell)

with Russell Johnson (George Manion), Than Wyenn (Johnson)

and George Mitchell (Cowboy), Jon Lormer (Reverend), Fay Roope (Judge), Richard Karlan (Bartender)

Uncredited: Rod Serling (Narrator)


Plot Overview

In present-day 1960, a scientist experimenting in time travel inadvertently saves an outlaw, who was destined to be executed in 1860.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments