Night Gallery: Season 2, Episode 19

Deliveries in the Rear/Stop Killing Me/Dead Weight (9 Feb. 1972)

TV Episode  |  TV-PG  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror
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Anatomy teacher John Fletcher learns a lesson about the sanctity of human life. / A panicking woman goes to the police to report her husband for attempted murder. / Bank robber Landau doubts the credentials of aging exporter Bullivant.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bullivant (segment "Dead Weight")
Frances Turchin (segment "Stop Killing Me")
Dr. John Fletcher (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
Landau (segment "Dead Weight")
Barbara Bennett (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
Police Sgt. Stanley Beverlow (segment "Stop Killing Me")
James Metropole ...
Delivery Boy (segment "Dead Weight")
Peter Whitney ...
First Grave Robber (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
Larry D. Mann ...
Hannify (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
Walter Burke ...
Jamie (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
Peter Brocco ...
Dr. Shockman (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
Dillingham (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
Marjorie Bennett ...
Old Woman (segment "Deliveries in the Rear") (as Marjorie E. Bennett)
John Maddison ...
Second Grave Robber (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
Tuttle (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")


A surgical instructor is unaware of the sources from which his cadavers are coming from. A nervous housewife goes to the police station after she becomes convinced her husband trying to worry her to death. A mobster on the run turns to an easygoing exporter for help in trying to flee the authorities.

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9 February 1972 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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To judge from the costumes, "Deliveries in the Rear" is set in the approximate time period of the infamous Burke and Hare murders (circa 1828). See more »


The corpse's Adam's apple moves from time to time. See more »

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One Very Frightening Episode and a Couple of Weak Ones
16 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm rating this highly because of the first episode, "Deliveries in the Rear." A doctor, who teaches at a clinic in what seems to be the 1800's, expects his students to use dissection of cadavers to learn the medical profession. The young men who make up his classroom have varying responses. One day one of them comments on the fact that this was a man. The doctor says that the dead are of no importance, only the knowledge we gain from exploring them. There is a kicker. Where are these people coming from? We know but the public does not. They are provided by a couple of ghoulish men who show up at the back door. One day they are severely criticized for bringing in a corpse that has been around for a couple days, hence, not usable. They promise him that he can count on him and the next day a person is brought in that has not even experience rigor mortis. The doctor's obsession will bring about one of the most startling of conclusions that any of these stories has.

The second, "Stop Killing Me," wouldn't be worth a thing if it were not for the paranoid ramblings of Geraldine Page, a great character actress. The story, however, about a woman who insists that her husband is killing her bit by bit doesn't hold much water.

The third, "Dead Weight," has Jack Albertson providing a service for Bobby Darin (yes, the Mack the Knife Bobby Darin). Albertson advertises that he is one hundred percent reliable in getting people and things to their destination. And he is. The story is full of holes and quite unsatisfying. One question. Is there any mention of a canning factory?

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