Night Gallery (1969–1973)
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Green Fingers/The Funeral/The Tune in Dan's Cafe 

Nasty land developer Mike Saunders is ready to destroy a widow with a green thumb to get her land. / Morton Silkline arranges a late funeral for an unusual client, Ludwig Asper. / A jukebox in a diner repeatedly plays the same sad song.


(as John M. Badham), | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Morton Silkline (segment "The Funeral")
Michael J. Saunders (segment "Green Fingers")
Joe Bellman (segment "The Tune in Dan's Cafe")
Ludwig Asper (segment "The Funeral")
Lydia Bowen (segment "Green Fingers")
Kelly Bellman (segment "The Tune in Dan's Cafe")
Ernest (segment "Green Fingers")
Harvey Jason ...
Morrow (segment "The Funeral")
James Nusser ...
Dan (segment "The Tune in Dan's Cafe")
Roy Gleason (segment "The Tune in Dan's Cafe")
Harry Hickox ...
Sheriff (segment "Green Fingers")
Charles Macaulay ...
The Count (segment "The Funeral")
Jack Laird ...
Brooke Mills ...
Red (segment "The Tune in Dan's Cafe")
Doctor (segment "Green Fingers")


A ruthless tycoon takes extreme measures to try and force an old lady to sell her property, only to discover that the obstacle standing in his way is the woman's unusual talent for gardening. A funeral home director ends up having his hands full when a vampire makes plans for his own funeral. A couple stop at a roadside diner, where they encounter a jukebox that plays only one song: a tune connected to a tragic romance that took place at the diner years ago.

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Release Date:

5 January 1972 (USA)  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Appropriately, the tune that Mrs. Bowen hums throughout the episode is "Greensleeves". See more »


In the "Green Fingers" segment, as the chauffeur opens the car door for Cameron Mitchell's character, crew are very clearly seen reflected. See more »


References The Phantom of the Opera (1925) See more »


(Untitled Song)
Written by Gerald Sanford, music by Hal Mooney
From the segment "The tune in Dan's Cafe"
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Great segment from season 2
17 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This review is for Green Fingers, a rather memorable, if not dated episode starring Elsa Lanchester and Cameron Mitchell. Since you know the plot by now, I'll skip the details. The flowers that the widow Bowen plants grow up to be rather impressive, as the scenery is better than average(even though you can tell it's on a stage). There aren't many boring moments in this segment, and most of the lines delivered by the actors are easy to understand and very interesting. Mr. Saunders will do anything to knock this old lady off land which belongs to her, but since he's bought all the land around her tiny house, she becomes an annoying pest to him and she won't take any amount to sell the house. The last few minutes of this episode are some of the better moments of Night Gallery's controversial series, especially how Mr. Saunders rambles on and on to the camera after discovering the widow's "green fingers." All in all, one of the better episodes of this series.

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