Saturday, April 2, 2011

Twilight Zone - "Judgment Night" (1959)

In this classic episode from the classic series, a former U-boat commander (Nehemiah Persoff) seems caught in a personal purgatorio. Franciscus plays a young Lieutenant who telegraphs the episode's obvious message to those who might otherwise have missed it (including Persoff's character, apparently).

Although Franciscus deploys what is one of the worst German accents ever recorded, he is still convincing and even moving in the part, as his expressiveness and earnestness make up for his dubious accent.