Night Gallery (1969–1973)
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Lindemann's Catch/A Feast of Blood/The Late Mr. Peddington 

A fisherman catches a mermaid and wishes for her to be human. / Sheila Grey's homely suitor Henry Mallory gives her a brooch that seems almost alive. / Impoverished Cora Peddington shops for a cheap funeral for her husband.

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Sheila Gray (segment "A Feast of Blood")
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Thaddeus Conway (segment "The Late Mr. Peddington")
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Capt. Hendrick Lindemann (segment "Lindemann's Catch")
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Dr. Mordecai Nichols (segment "Lindemann's Catch")
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Cora Peddington (segment "The Late Mr. Peddington")
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Henry Mallory (segment "A Feast of Blood")
John Alderson ...
Granger (segment "Lindemann's Catch")
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Mrs. Gray (segment "A Feast of Blood")
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John (segment "The Late Mr. Peddington")
Pat O'Hara ...
Frankie (segment "A Feast of Blood") (as Patrick O'Hara)
Harry Townes ...
Abner Suggs (segment "Lindemann's Catch")
Barry Bernard ...
Gippo (segment "A Feast of Blood")
Jim Boles ...
Bennett (segment "Lindemann's Catch")
Ed Bakey ...
Ollie (segment "Lindemann's Catch")
Cara Burgess ...
Girl (segment "A Feast of Blood")
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A captured mermaids awakens emotions in a heartless sea captain, who struggles to keep her alive. A business-like widow goes shopping for the cheapest funeral she can find for her deceased husband. An unlikely suitor gives a mysterious fur brooch to a woman who spurned his advances towards her.

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12 January 1972 (USA)  »

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Mermaids & Men
12 November 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

'Lindemann's Catch' - Stuart Whitman plays a cantankerous fisherman who one day catches a real mermaid, and falls in love with her. Due to a dirty trick of magic, his wish for her to become human comes only partly true... Well acted tale has a nice nautical feel to it and a tragic end.

'A Feast Of Blood' - Norman Lloyd plays a middle-aged man trying to romance a reluctant woman(played by Sondra Locke). When she rebukes him, he takes the rejection badly and sends out a nasty method of revenge... Scary if gruesome tale.

'The Late Mr. Peddington' - A woman plots her husband's funeral a bit too early... The sudden ending provides a real jolt and visual punch line. Quite funny if dark.


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