Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
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Oil's Well That Ends Well 

A duo of con artist try's to make the jackpot when tricking a group of southern investors into thinking there's a large amount of oil under an isolated cemetery.




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Episode complete credited cast:
Larry / Crypt Keeper (voice)
Saga Stevin ...
Jo Osborne


A gold digger who believes no one can top her in extortion gets the ultimate prize. Gina teams with Jerry or is it Carl to plant her husband Larry and resurrect him for a payoff. Gina and Jerry/Carl devise a plot to bilk some hoped for investors at the Legion bar of money in return for delaying notification of an oil strike. Gina is unaware that the guys are all in cahoots. When Gina learns her plans are turned upside down by the guys revelations. Gina lights up the stage with another discarded flame. Written by Michael Lilly

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24 November 1993 (USA)  »

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The title is a parody on the play All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare. See more »


References Casablanca (1942) See more »


Tales from the Crypt Theme
Composed by Danny Elfman
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21 November 2007 | by (Iowa, United States) – See all my reviews

An all-star cast is front and center in this episode about a con-man and a con-woman who attempt to cheat a foursome of good ol' boys by making them think that there's oil beneath a graveyard. Lou Diamond Phillips (Young Guns) and Priscilla Presley (The Naked Gun) are the con artists and have decent chemistry but it's the seasoned cast that makes the show. Noble Willingham (The Last Boyscout), Steve Kahan (Lethal Weapon 1-4), Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller's Day Off), and legend Rory Calhoun are all great. The plot, however, is full of holes. luckily the episode's cast helps you forget the logic and enjoy a twisted, fun little tale from the crypt. FF(Fun Fact): In the cryptkeeper wrap-around, he remarks on the acting chops of a certain actor in the show. The actor just happens to be John Kassir, the voice of the cryptkeeper. Also, the cryptkeeper begins the story by playing a limited edition Tales from the Crypt pinball game, a rare collectible.

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