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"The Twilight Zone" Mr. Garrity and the Graves (1964)

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The Twilight Zone: Season 5: Episode 32 -- Mr. Garrity comes into town offering to resurrect the dead and reunite the townsfolk with their departed loved ones out of the goodness of his heart.


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Rod Serling (teleplay by)
Mike Korologos (story)
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Original Air Date:
8 May 1964 (Season 5, Episode 32)
Mr. Garrity comes into town offering to resurrect the dead and reunite the townsfolk with their departed loved ones out of the goodness of his heart. Do the town-folks want these miracles to occur? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

John Dehner ... Jared Garrity

Stanley Adams ... Jensen

J. Pat O'Malley ... Gooberman - Town Drunk

Norman Leavitt ... Sheriff Gilchrist
Percy Helton ... Lapham
John Mitchum ... Ace
Edgar Dearing ... First Resurrected Man
Patrick O'Moore ... Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Cliff ... Lightening Peterson (uncredited)
Robert McCord ... Townsman in Black Hat (uncredited)
Kate Murtagh ... Zelda Gooberman (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ... Resurrected Man (uncredited)

Rod Serling ... Narrator / Himself - Host (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Ted Post 
Writing credits
Rod Serling  teleplay by &
Mike Korologos  story

Rod Serling (created by)

Produced by
William Froug .... producer
Original Music by
Tommy Morgan 
Cinematography by
George T. Clemens (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Richard V. Heermance  (as Richard Heermance)
Casting by
Larry Stewart 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Eddie Imazu 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace 
Frank R. McKelvy 
Production Management
Ralph W. Nelson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marty Moss .... assistant director
Sound Department
Joe Edmondson .... sound
Franklin Milton .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
James V. King .... camera operator (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Scott Lawson .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Tommy Morgan .... music playing
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

25 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

This episode takes place in Happiness, Arizona in 1890.See more »
Plot holes: When Jenson's brother, actually Garrity's partner, is walking down the street after his 'resurrection' We see him suddenly vanish due to the bartender paying off Garrity. Although it was not explained how that visual trick was accomplished.See more »
[opening narration]
Narrator:Introducing Mr. Jared Garrity, a gentleman of commerce, who in the latter half of the nineteenth century plied his trade in the wild and wooly hinterlands of the American West. And Mr. Garrity, if one can believe him, is a resurrecter of the dead - which...
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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Resurrection Day, TZ Style, 5 August 2006
Author: dougdoepke from Claremont, USA

How many folks would like their dearly beloved dead to return to life. That's the premise of this clever little half-hour, played strictly for laughs. Not the most promising comedic material you might think. However, the light touch avoids tricky matters of taste. John Dehner turns up in an Arizona backwater town circa 1890, claiming supernatural powers to raise the dead. Nonetheless, skeptics turn believers when he resurrects a road-kill dog before their very eyes. The town, of course, is filled with humorous types, such as J. Pat O'Malley whose dear departed 240lb. wife entertained herself by breaking his arm, "six times, total". Guess how eager he is for her return.

Dehner is so good at portraying eloquent scalawags. Here you can just about see him twirling his moustache as he counts the money. Story really plays out like an old Jim Garner episode from the Maverick series and is almost as satisfying. My one complaint-- they could have left off the occult after-thought. But then this is the Twilight Zone, not Maverick.

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