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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 (based on a story by)
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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 ... Lightning 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 (based on a story by)

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: All of the townspeople have in their pocket, in cash, the equivalent of 1 to 2 years' salary, based on the time the episode takes place.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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Simple and Memorable Classic Ghost Story, 26 April 2014
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

Mr. Garrity, a shyster in a plaid suit, shows up in a little western town that has a deserved reputation for violence. Boot Hill contains 128 bodies, most of whom were gunned down or the products of gun play of some kind. The con man goes to the saloon and after a bit of small talk, tells the bartender that his profession is that of one who raises people from the dead. The sheriff and some of the local yokels come to the bar to meet this guy. After a bit of laughter and some accusations, a noise is heard outside. A dog has been killed by a wagon, even though he has no marks on his body. Mr. Garrity says he will resurrect the dog but forces everyone to turn their backs. Lo and behold, the dog leaps to life and takes off like a shot, down the Main Street, and out of town. People are aghast. Mr. Garrity tells the townspeople that he intends to release all the souls in the graveyard that night. At first they are overjoyed by the prospect. After he goes to do his duty, he comes back to a group of very worried people. The first of the undead comes walking through the fog and we begin to hear that the survivors aren't too happy with the thought of the dear departed rejoining them. You guessed it. They want Garrity to send them back. Of course, there is quite a fee for this and they are more than willing to pay. As is usually the case, the story doesn't end there and that's why one needs to hang on till the end. This is one of the more entertaining episodes, with Serling's tongue planted firmly in his cheek.

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