Night Gallery (1969–1973)
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Something in the Woodwork 

Spurned wife Molly Wheatland uses spirits (bottled and otherwise) to get back at her ex-husband Charlie despite the lethargic spirit's objection.



(teleplay), (short story)


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Episode cast overview:
Himself - Host
Molly Wheatland
Charlie Wheatland
Paul Jenkins ...
John McMurtry ...
Jamie Dillman


Molly is an alcoholic and still has delusions that her ex-husband Charlie can be won over. She has just bought a home that has been unoccupied for 30 years, thanks to the story about a ghost in the attic. When she invites him to her new house under a misleading need to talk, Charlie makes it clear he is through with her and has found someone new. Taking advantage of his weak heart, Molly gets Charlie up into the attic, with surprising results. Written by Ron Kerrigan <>

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weak heart | ghost | alcoholic | See All (3) »




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14 January 1973 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The Good Guys Don't Get a Break
22 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Geraldine Page was a bit of a regular on this series. Once again she plays a neurotic, raving character. She is a divorced alcoholic who somehow longs for her ex-husband to reconcile with her. But she is truly bad news and needs help. He agrees to see her and she prepares a dinner with candles and all the trimmings. He shows up with another woman in the car and only talks to her long enough to get the picture. Apparently, he stuck with her for years, despite all the travails, including a bad heart. In her "loneliness" she has hooked up with the ghost of a killer who lives in the woodwork in the attic. She asks this ghost to "take care of" Charlie, the husband. The attic is pretty eerie and pretty effective. Usually, there is a kind of justice that takes place and it does, but I felt for the husband, who had done everything he could to help her. She is in a drunken rage throughout the episode. It works pretty well.

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