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"Dark Shadows" Episode #1.6 (1966)

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Dan Curtis (creator)
Art Wallace (writer)
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Original Air Date:
4 July 1966 (Season 1, Episode 6)
The caretaker Matthew Morgan accuses Vicki of snooping. Vicki wonders if her unexpected job offer at Collinwood has any connection to her past at the orphanage. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Lela Swift 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dan Curtis  creator
Art Wallace  writer

Produced by
Robert Costello .... producer
Dan Curtis .... executive producer
Original Music by
Bob Cobert 
Production Design by
Sy Tomashoff 
Costume Design by
Ramsey Mostoller 
Makeup Department
Irene Hamalin .... hair stylist
Vincent Loscalzo .... makeup artist
Production Management
Michael Brockman .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Sedwick .... associate director
Sound Department
Frank Bailey .... sound
Ed Blainey .... sound effects
Tom McCue .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Mel Handelsman .... lighting director
Music Department
Arthur De Cenzo .... music supervisor
Other crew
Gloria Banta .... assistant to producer
John Devoe .... stage manager
Bob Lloyd .... announcer
J.J. Lupatkin .... technical director
Ed Pontorno .... video
Harriet Rohr .... production assistant

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dan Curtis  creator

Production Design by
John Dapper 
Costume Design by
Hazel Roy 
Makeup Department
Dennis Eger .... makeup artist
Edith Tilles .... hair stylist
Production Management
Joe Adams .... unit manager
Gary Blohm .... unit manager
Patrick Pleven .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Ream .... assistant director
Art Department
Trevor Williams .... set designer
Sound Department
Neil Bobrick .... sound
Nick Carbonaro .... sound
Leonard Hirshfield .... sound
Jack Kelly .... sound
Henry Plimack .... sound
Fred Rippel .... sound
Terry Ross .... sound effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Nicholas Besink .... video engineer
Alan Holden .... lighting director
Everett Melosh .... lighting director
Howard Sharrott .... lighting director
Costume and Wardrobe Department
June Puleo .... wardrobe mistress
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

22 min
Aspect Ratio:
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"What's So Sacred About the Basement?", 24 July 2011
Author: wes-connors from Los Angeles

The second week of the series begins with Vicki (Alexandra Moltke) looking for David in the basement of Collinwood. Vicki has decided to stay in the governess position and investigate the cause for her placement there. Surly caretaker George Mitchell (as Matthew Morgan) descends the stairs and accuses Vicki of snooping. Liz scolds Vicki and locates David (David Henesy). We see that Liz keeps a door in the basement locked at all times. The basement set provides an excellent time to praise production designer Sy Tomashoff as well as director Lela Swift - their work is outstanding...

We learn how fiercely loyal Matthew is to Liz, and that she fired the all of the servants 18 years ago, employing Matthew from the cannery. Interestingly, Matthew tells an inquisitive Vicki that Liz let go the Collins' maid, chauffeur and gardener. He does not mention either family butler Hanscomb or Betty. Vicki is reading "America Sails the Seas" while Liz recommends David (who misses his mother) read one of "The Rover Boys" series, both real books. Carolyn (Nancy Barrett) again urges Vicki to confront Liz with questions connecting her abandonment with Paul Stoddard's disappearance…

******* Dark Shadows 1966 ABC #6 (7/4/66) Lela Swift ~ Alexandra Moltke, Joan Bennett, George Mitchell, David Henesy...

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