Episode Info

A haunting folk song written by Van Cleave serves as a framing device for this macabre hour-long Twilight Zone episode. Anne Francis plays the title character, a spiteful mountain girl who despairs when her boyfriend Billy-Ben Turner (James Best) dumps her in favor a Ellwyn Glover (Laura Devon). Hoping to win back Billy-Ben's affections, Jess-Belle asks witch-like Granny Hart (Jeanette Nolan) to stir up a love potion -- which has some unexpected side effects. Scripted by Earl Hamner, Jr. of The Waltons fame, "Jess-Belle" originally aired February 14, 1963.


Laura Devon
as Ellwyn Glover
Jeanette Nolan
as Granny Hart
Virginia Gregg
as Ossie Stone
George Mitchell
as Luther Glover
Helen Kleeb
as Mattie Glover
Anne Francis
as Jess-Belle
James Best
as Billy-Ben Turner
Jim Boles
as Obed Miller
Jon Lormer
as Minister
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