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Director:
Writers:
Richard Matheson (teleplay)
Richard Matheson (short story)
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Release Date:
18 September 1973 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
She's Alone. No One Believes Her. And There's No Way Out.
Plot:
A married couple are traveling on a deserted desert road at night. They stop at a diner and the husband goes to the men's room... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Cloris Leachman ... Jean Mitchell

Ross Martin ... Jim Cutler

Ned Beatty ... Tom King

Dana Elcar ... Sheriff
Louise Latham ... Vi

Dabney Coleman ... Bob Mitchell
Ron Feinberg ... Lou McDermott

Directed by
Philip Leacock 
 
Writing credits
Richard Matheson (teleplay)

Richard Matheson (short story)

Produced by
Allen S. Epstein .... producer
Neil T. Maffeo .... associate producer
Lee Rich .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Charles Fox 
 
Cinematography by
John M. Stephens (director of photography) (as John W. Stephens)
 
Film Editing by
Bill Mosher 
 
Production Design by
Ed Graves 
 
Set Decoration by
Anthony C. Montenaro  (as Tony Montenaro)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns Jr. .... makeup artist
Bruce Jossen .... hair stylist (as Jossen)
 
Production Management
Neil T. Maffeo .... executive production manager
Kurt Neumann .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kurt Neumann .... first assistant director
Lorin Bennett Salob .... second assistant director (as Lorin Salob)
 
Art Department
Horst Grandt .... property master
 
Sound Department
Vic Carpenter .... production sound mixer
Victor Guarnier .... sound effects editor
Jack Wheeler .... sound effects editor (as John Wheeler)
Bill Wistrom .... sound effects editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Gilhooly .... electrical gaffer
George Rader .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Thomas S. Dawson .... costumer (as Tom Dawson)
 
Editorial Department
Gene Fowler Jr. .... editorial supervisor
 
Music Department
Edna Bullock .... music editor
 
Other crew
Julie Waxman .... production coordinator
 

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74 min
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Dying Room Only, 24 March 2012
Author: Toronto85 from Canada

Dying Room Only is another one of those great 70's made-for-TV movies. This one is about a couple (Jean and Bob) travelling on a desert road who stop at a roadside diner/motel. The two people they meet in the diner are your typical angry, rude, city hating hicks. When Jean returns from the restroom, her husband is missing. The two men do not help her out at all with her search, in fact make things even more difficult for her. She calls the sheriff, but he ends up being no help. Did the two men do something to Bob, or did he simply take off leaving his wife deserted in the desert?

This is such a great little gem. Cloris Leachman is great as the heroine, you feel how helpless she feels when trying to get one of the men to help her find Bob. She is a very rootable character. There are some pretty tense moments throughout as well near the middle to end of it, pretty good for a TV movie. I was pleased to find out this was released on DVD, if you can find it for an affordable price; pick it up.

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