Rod Serling's Night Gallery: Season 2, Episode 15

Green Fingers/The Funeral/The Tune in Dan's Cafe (5 Jan. 1972)
"Night Gallery" Green Fingers/The Funeral/The Tune in Dan's Cafe (original title)

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Nasty developer Mike Saunders is ready to destroy a widow to further his career. / Greedy Morton Silkline arranges a late funeral for his client Ludwig Asper. / A married couple stops at a diner where the jukebox plays one song repeatedly.

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

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(teleplay), (short story), 5 more credits »
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Morton Silkline (segment "The Funeral")
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Michael J. Saunders (segment "Green Fingers")
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Joe Bellman (segment "The Tune in Dan's Cafe")
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Ludwig Asper (segment "The Funeral")
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Lydia Bowen (segment "Green Fingers")
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Kelly Bellman (segment "The Tune in Dan's Cafe")
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Ernest (segment "Green Fingers")
Harvey Jason ...
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James Nusser ...
Dan (segment "The Tune in Dan's Cafe")
James Davidson ...
Roy Gleason (segment "The Tune in Dan's Cafe")
Harry Hickox ...
Sheriff (segment "Green Fingers")
Charles Macaulay ...
Jack Laird ...
Brooke Mills ...
Red (segment "The Tune in Dan's Cafe")
Bill Quinn ...
Doctor (segment "Green Fingers")
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In the days before the Supreme Court's Kelo v. City of New London decision extending eminent domain rights to private business development, the owner of a construction company must resort to nefarious means to acquire the home of a little old lady in order to build a factory. Written by Tummy AuGratin

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The diner set that appears in "The Tune in Dan's Cafe" is recycled and appears in the episode "Midnight Never Ends". See more »

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Everything she plants grows....
19 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is perhaps one of my most favorite of all the "Night Gallery" episodes. It was such a great series, too bad SciFi or another network hasn't picked it up. Besides the fact that I had always loved Elsa Lanchester, and found her oddly beautiful as the "Bride of Frankenstein" and other old films too, she really was a marvellous character actress, quite often overlooked. In this episode a very greedy land developer tries anyway he can to evict her from her little home. If I remember correctly (it's been ages since I saw this as a kid) the ending is quite shocking--well for the time anyway! I wish Universal would release the Night Gallery series on DVD.


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