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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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The horror pulps viewed through Serling's prism See more (30 total) »

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:
This is second of two Joan Crawford vehicles in which she plays a woman who undergoes surgery to regain her sight. In 1952's This Woman Is Dangerous, she played a similarly sight-impaired character who has a risky eye operation.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the opening segment, the proximity and arrangement of the trees and headstones of the family graveyard varies wildly between shots and points of view; particularly the direction in which the prominent "Hendricks" monument faces and where the small tree outside the window is.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Making of '1941' (1996) (V)See more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
The horror pulps viewed through Serling's prism, 18 September 2003
Author: sskelton from Eugene, Oregon

Serling performs a refining act on the "Tales from the Crypt"-brand of horror with this grim triptych. Each story is a little morality tale in the style of "The Twilight Zone," but instead of that series' sense of surreal wonder, the focus is now firmly on the macabre. The plotlines follow the model of the 1950s horror pulp comics, with characters spoiling for their comeuppance: a black-sheep nephew suffers a revenge beyond the grave after murdering his rich uncle; a ruthless blind woman blackmails a surgeon into performing a transplant using the eyes of a desperate bum; a war criminal finds what he thinks is respite from his pursuers when he is miraculously transported into a museum painting. The rest is pure Serling, though, with sharply drawn characters, stylish dialogue, and his characteristic final twist of irony. The execution is first rate, with a terrific cast, good production values (music, editing, photography), and inventive visuals from directors Boris ("The Omega Man") Sagal, Barry ("Across 110th Street") Shear, and Steven Spielberg (in his maiden effort).

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