Night Gallery (1969–1973)
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Room with a View/The Little Black Bag/The Nature of the Enemy 

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. / Aghast NASA mission control sees what caused the disappearance of their astronauts on the Moon.


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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")
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")
Simms (segment "The Nature of the Enemy")
Charles (segment "Room with a View")
Larry Watson ...
Vic (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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the moon | astronaut | wino | bum | revenge | See All (50) »





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23 December 1970 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Diane Keaton's first acting role. See more »


When Charles brings Mr Bauman his breakfast, he places the tray across his lap in bed while Bauman is looking out of the window with binoculars. The scene then cuts to what Bauman is watching but when it comes back to Bauman the tray is gone. We return to Bauman's POV. He then decides that he is finished looking and puts the binoculars down and the tray is back on his lap. See more »


Version of Tales of Tomorrow: The Little Black Bag (1952) See more »

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One Good One Out of Three
2 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wish we could rate these separately. The first one, "Room With a View," has the lovely young Diane Keaton playing a perky nurse to a bedridden man who does his best to tease and embarrass her. She is engaged to the chauffeur who spends seemingly hours polishing a classic car, shirt removed. The old guy has a beautiful wife played by Angel Tompkins who is also enamored of the topless car jockey. The man knows that his wife is two timing him, and that leads to his game. We see this one coming from a long way.

"The Little Black Bag" stars Burgess Meredith, one of Serling's favorites. He and character actor (mostly in Westerns), Chill Wills, are a couple of winos who are together when Meredith finds a doctor's bag that has inadvertently been sent from the future. Wills wants to sell it to the pawn shop for eight bucks. Meredith, a doctor who has lost his license because of his drinking some twenty years earlier, checks out the bag and realizes that it contains incredibly advanced medical tools. He starts to cure people but never thinks about the money involved. Will wants a piece of the action, disappointed that the doctor isn't making any money on this. He is a mean spirited, short sighted alcoholic.

In "The Nature of the Enemy," a short piece by Serling, a pair of spaceships on the moon have lost their crews. One of those still alive reports back to Houston. The result of this mess is really disappointing. I guess, if you have 8 minutes to tell the story, it's a bit of a hit and run. I expected a bit more.

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