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Title:
The Headless Hessian
Plot:
On the eve of their battle at Trenton, George Washington's troops are spooked and later assisted by a decapitated ghost.
Episode:
0349
Air Dates:
First Run - September 23, 1975
Repeat - July 5, 1976
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4 Responses to Episode 0349


I remember hearing this episode around the Bicentennial. Lloyd Bochner did a great job playing George Washington.

A headless spectre first frightens, then helps General George Washington's troops on the eve of their assault on Trenton.

Forestalled at the siege of Trenton, Washington's troops are bewitched by the nightly appearance of a headless horseman in enemy uniform riding through their lines toward the British. Washington is infuriated by the fear that prevents them from bringing the 'apparition' down, and sets out to prove that the headless Hessian is no ghost.

Effective Revolutionary War tale, if a little hokey. Can't help imagining the cast breaking up when they kept repeating the title throughout.

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