Night Gallery (1969–1973)
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The Ring with the Red Velvet Ropes 

Newly crowned boxing champ Jim Figg is taken to a mysterious elite hotel, where he's to fight an old boxing champ that no one has ever beaten.


(as Jean Szwarc)


(story "The Ring with the Velvet Ropes"), (teleplay) (as Robert Malcolm Young)


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Episode credited cast:
James Figg
Sondra Blanco (as Joan van Ark)
Roderick Blanco
Ralph Manza ...
Charles Davis ...
Big Dan Anger
James Bacon ...
2nd Reporter
Frankie Van ...
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After becoming world champion boxer, Jim Figg steps into his locker room shower, but steps out into a luxurious room in a strange house, where he is expected to participate in a fight with an opponent who has an extraordinary winning streak in the ring going. Written by Ron Kerrigan <>

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5 November 1972 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Is Connors Satan? If So, What's the Point?
21 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gary Lockwood got it right the first time. He has been kidnapped. He finds himself in a mansion built along a seaside cliff. There is no exit or outside contact. He has just won the world heavyweight championship and is on cloud nine, until he takes a shower and emerges in this nightmare. What is missing from the scenario is a "why?" Apparently, the chisel faced Chuck Conners has been fighting great opponents going back to the early days of boxing. Why? Why is he trapped where he is? Lockwood has no options, so it makes his character rather hopeless. If your protagonist is simply a pawn in a game and has not hope there is really no story. Of course, we are taken along for the ride as he puzzles through things, including Mrs. Blanco's efforts to get him to throw a fight so he can go about his business. If he loses he is not really the World Champion. At least in the silent world he now frequents. Hence, winning becomes more important than the loss of his very being. Anyway, Connors is a good villain but when all is said and done, there is that same question.

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