Night Gallery (1969–1973)
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Deliveries in the Rear/Stop Killing Me/Dead Weight 

Anatomy teacher John Fletcher, who uses grave robbers to get bodies, learns a lesson. / A strange woman goes to the police to report her husband for attempted murder. / Criminal Landau doubts the credentials of aging exporter Bullivant.


(short story "Stop Killing Me"), (teleplay) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
O. 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")
Delivery Boy (segment "Dead Weight")
Peter Whitney ...
First Grave Robber (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
Larry D. Mann ...
Hannify (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
Jamie (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
Dr. Shockman (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
Dillingham (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
Mrs. Woods (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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Did You Know?


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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Human Life
12 November 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

'Deliveries In The Rear' - A callous anatomy teacher(played by Cornel Wilde) who pays an unscrupulous man to provide him with bodies for class dissection will come to rue his indifference to how they are acquired when one of them hits too close to home. Chilling tale with a knockout ending.

'Stop Killing Me' - A wife(played by Geraldine Page) tries to convince a policeman(played by James Gregory) that her husband wants to kill her. Two fine actors do their best with thin material.

'Dead Weight' - A fleeing bank robber tries to smuggle himself out of the country but picks the wrong businessman to deal with... Darkly amusing tale with a visual punch line.

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