Night Gallery: Season 1, Episode 2

Room with a View/The Little Black Bag/The Nature of the Enemy (23 Dec. 1970)

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Jacob Bauman's nurse figures in his plan to end his wife's infidelity. / A medical bag from the future may improve the fortunes of two bums. / NASA mission control watches helplessly while one space mission searches for a previous one.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jacob Bauman (segment "Room with a View")
Nurse Frances Nevins (segment "Room with a View")
Angel Tompkins ...
Lila Bauman (segment "Room with a View")
Dr. William Fall (segment "The Little Black Bag")
Heppelwhite (segment "The Little Black Bag")
Gillings (segment "The Little Black Bag")
Joseph Campanella ...
Simms (segment "The Nature of the Enemy")
Morgan Farley ...
Charles (segment "Room with a View")
Larry Watson ...
Chauffeur (segment "Room with a View")
E.J. André ...
Charlie Peterson (segment "The Little Black Bag")
Ennis (segment "The Little Black Bag")
Eunice Suarez ...
Puerto Rican Mother (segment "The Little Black Bag")
Marion Val ...
Puerto Rican Girl (segment "The Little Black Bag")
Pawnbroker (segment "The Little Black Bag")
C. Lindsay Workman ...
1st Doctor (segment "The Little Black Bag") (as Lindsay Workman)


When a former physician and his fellow alcoholic companion find a 21st century medical bag, miracles start to happen in the homeless shelter. While the doctor wants to bring his newfound knowledge to the world, his companion is only interested in selling the miraculous black bag. Written by laird-3

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In the opening of the segment "The Little Black Bag" a calendar is shown on the wall and it shows the date as Thursday, September 17, 2098. September 17, 2098 will actually be a Wednesday. See more »


Version of Out of the Unknown: The Little Black Bag (1969) See more »

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The series takes a sharp turn for the worse.
19 March 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

For the pilot for this series, Rod Serling wrote all the episodes--and they were all very good. But, starting with the very first regular show, the producers started using other writers--an insane decision considering Serling many wonderful TV and movie credits. The first time they tried this, the episode still turned out to be exceptional (episode 1.1). Can this same pattern be repeated in 1.2 where Serling once again contributed none of the writing? "Room With a View" stars Joseph Wiseman ("Dr. No") and a very young Diane Keaton. Wiseman plays an invalid and Keaton his nurse. Wiseman is upset about his young wife's infidelity and uses Keaton to teach her a lesson. Frankly, this one wasn't very good--little in the way of irony or horror. I'd give this one a 3--simply because it's nice to see Keaton and Wiseman together.

"The Little Black Bag" is a sci-fi comedy episode. Apparently a bag with futuristic medical devices is accidentally lost in the past (1971). What can the consequences be? This stars Burgess Meredith and Chill Wills as winos who happen upon this lost item. If the term 'winos' offends you, substitute the more politically correct term 'job and sobriety-impaired'! Any way, Meredith is an old drunk who used to be a doctor. And, with the help of this black bag of goodies, he's a magical healer. Tune in yourself to see where it goes, but it's a pretty ordinary little piece that earns a 5.

"The Nature of the Enemy" is a short segment starring Joseph Campanella. It has to do with a lost space mission but who cares?! The less said about this abominable short, the better. I'd give it a 0--it's THAT bad! Overall, we have a 3, 5 and 0--showing a sharp decrease in quality from the pilot and first episode.

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