Night Gallery (1969–1973)
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The Diary/A Matter of Semantics/Big Surprise/Professor Peabody's Last Lecture 

A strange diary shows gossip columnist her sad future. / Dracula visits a blood bank with an odd request. / Hawkins the hermit promises a surprise to three boys if they dig for it. / Professor Peabody publicly ridicules Lovecraftian gods.

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Holly Schaeffer (segment "The Diary")
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Carrie Crane (segment "The Diary")
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Dr. Mill (segment "The Diary")
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Nurse (segment "A Matter of Semantics")
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Mr. Hawkins (segment "Big Surprise")
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Professor Peabody (segment "Professor Peabody's Last Lecture")
Robert Yuro ...
Jeb Harlan (segment "The Diary")
James McCallion ...
George (segment "The Diary")
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Nurse (segment "The Diary")
Floy Dean ...
Receptionist (segment "The Diary")
Diana Chesney ...
Maid (segment "The Diary")
Monie Ellis ...
Candy-Striper (segment "A Matter of Semantics")
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Chris (segment "Big Surprise")
Marc Vahanian ...
Jason (segment "Big Surprise")
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A ruthless gossip columnist becomes the recipient of a mysterious diary that automatically writes down future events before they actually occur. Count Dracula visits a blood bank. An eccentric farmer promises a big surprise to a group of boys- if they dig for it. A college professor invokes the wrath of an angry god while delivering a lecture.

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10 November 1971 (USA)  »

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"The Diary" takes place from December 31, 1970 to January 4, 1976. See more »

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Four Surprises
11 November 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

'The Diary' - Patty Duke stars as a heartless gossip columnist who targets an aging(but still beautiful) actress(played by Virginia Mayo) who is driven to extremes by the stress, including giving her a cursed diary which metes out a special kind of justice... Best of these four with the Duke character getting exactly what she deserves by the clever ending.

'A Matter Of Semantics' - Inept comedy short with no point at all.

'Big Surprise' - John Carradine plays a sinister-seeming man who plans a big surprise for a young boy. Not bad, but still all build-up with little payoff.

'Professor Peabody's Last Lecture' - Goofy in-joke comedy short with silly outcome.


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