In the pilot of the television series _"Night Gallery" (1970)_, Rod Serling introduces three separate paintings, each with its own story of uncanny vengeance against evil to tell. The first, "The Cemetery", involves a black sheep nephew (Roddy McDowall) who murders his rich uncle to inherit his fortune - both much to the detriment of the uncle's butler (Ossie Davis) - only to find that vengeance extends beyond the grave. In the second story, "Eyes", a rich, heartless woman (Joan Crawford) who has been blind from birth blackmails an aspiring surgeon and a man who desperately needs money to give her a pair of eyes which will allow her to see for the first time - even though for only half a day's time - only to have the plan backfire on her in ways she never imagined. In the third story, "The Escape Route", a Nazi war criminal (Richard Kiley) is hiding from the authorities in South America, where he is confronted with his past demons and a curious Holocaust survivor (Sam Jaffe) and finds... Written by
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Richard Kiley was forty-seven when he acted in "Night Gallery". That would make him very much younger than the character he played--Strobe was a major general in the SS twenty-four years earlier, so he would have to be in his sixties at least. See more
When Miss Menlo is talking about regaining her sight, she says that she's going to "drink in Central Park" in the 12 or so hours of sight she'll gain from her operation. But at the end of her time while the blackout of 1965 is still on she has a few moments of looking at the sunrise over Central Park. She even comments about how beautiful the sun is. But a Fifth Avenue Penthouse with a park view would face West, where the sun sets, not East where it rises. They should have written it as Sutton Place, which would have a river view to the East. See more
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