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"Night Gallery" Night Gallery (1969)

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Writer:
Rod Serling (written by)
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Original Air Date:
8 November 1969 (Season 1, Episode 0)
Plot:
In the pilot of the television series _"Night Gallery" (1970)_, Rod Serling introduces three separate paintings... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joan Crawford ... Miss Claudia Menlo

Ossie Davis ... Osmund Portifoy

Richard Kiley ... SS-Gruppenführer Helmut Arndt / Josef Strobe

Roddy McDowall ... Jeremy Evans

Barry Sullivan ... Dr. Frank Heatherton

Tom Bosley ... Sidney Resnick

George Macready ... William Hendricks

Sam Jaffe ... Bleum

Norma Crane ... Gretchen
Barry Atwater ... Carson

George Murdock ... 1st Agent
Tom Basham ... Gibbons
Byron Morrow ... George J. Packer
Garry Goodrow ... Louis

Shannon Farnon ... 1st Nurse

Richard Hale ... Doctor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rod Serling ... Himself - Host

Bruce Kirby ... Artist (uncredited)
Robie Lester ... Singer in Fishing Painting (voice) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Boris Sagal (segment "The Cemetery")
Barry Shear (segment "Escape Route")
Steven Spielberg (segment "Eyes")
 
Writing credits
Rod Serling (written by)

Produced by
John Badham .... associate producer
William Sackheim .... producer
 
Original Music by
Billy Goldenberg  (as William Goldenberg)
 
Cinematography by
Richard Batcheller (director of photography)
William Margulies (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Edward M. Abroms 
 
Art Direction by
Howard E. Johnson 
 
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr.  (as John McCarthy)
Perry Murdock 
Joseph J. Stone  (as Joseph Stone)
 
Costume Design by
Burton Miller 
 
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ben Bishop .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ralph Ferrin .... assistant director
Marty Hornstein .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jaroslav Gebr .... painter: paintings
 
Sound Department
Elbert W. Franklin .... sound
James T. Porter .... sound
 
Stunts
Julie Ann Johnson .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor
Robert Brower .... color coordinator
 
Music Department
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
98 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The "Eyes" segment was Steven Spielberg's professional debut as a director. This was quite an auspicious beginning, considering that he was to direct screen legend Joan Crawford, winner of an Academy Award who had been acting in films since 1925.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In "Escape Route" the rate at which Richard Kiley's faucet drips varies between shots.See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Above-Average, 8 April 2004
Author: laffinsal from California

As far as TV pilot films go, this one is stellar. While the "Night Gallery" TV series, which resulted from this, had a number of classic, unforgettable stories, it's often this opening feature that most people remember the best.

Of the three segments, I've always enjoyed the middle one with Joan Crawford, best. She does a great job. Super script too...such irony! The final segment is great as well, with Richard Kiley giving a powerful performance. Another classic ending. Roddy McDowell is also fine in the first segment, although aside from the creepy cemetery painting (I like how it keeps changing), this one was the least interesting to me, of the three stories.

A fine, fine production all-around. Great acting, awesome scripts, and terrific production levels for a TV special of the time. It's too bad the series itself, has not been remembered so well through the years, but this was a superb kick-off for it. Rod Serling is wonderful as usual, giving his characteristic dry, eerie delivery for each of the proceedings. Highly recommended!

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