The Twilight Zone/Showdown with Rance McGrew

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Showdown with Rance McGrew
Season Three, Episode 20
Airdate February 2, 1962
Written by Rod Serling
Based on an idea by
Frederic L. Fox
Directed by Christian Nyby
Produced by Buck Houghton
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Showdown with Rance McGrew is the twentieth episode of the third season of The Twilight Zone, and the eighty-fifth episode overall.

Starring: Larry Blyden (Rance McGrew)

with Arch Johnson (Jesse James), Robert Cornthwaite (Director), Robert J. Stevenson (TV Bartender), William McLean (Prop Man), Troy Melton (Cowboy #1), Jay Overholts (Cowboy #2), Hal K. Dawson (Old Man), Robert Kline (TV Jesse James), Jim Turley (Rance's Double)

Uncredited: Rod Serling (Host)


Plot Overview

An insufferable star of TV Westerns, whose shows depict his character as besting a number of Western legends, is about to be taught a lesson in humility by none other than Jesse James.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments