Night Gallery (1969–1973)
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Pickman's Model/The Dear Departed/An Act of Chivalry 

Lovelorn Mavis Goldsmith ignores her reclusive art teacher Pickman's warning not to follow him home. / A fake fortune-telling racket is disrupted by adultery. / When a woman enters an elevator, a ghoul is asked to remove his hat.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Upton Pickman (segment "Pickman's Model")
Mavis Goldsmith (segment "Pickman's Model")
Mark Bennett aka 'Radha Ramadi' (segment "The Dear Departed")
Angela Casey (segment "The Dear Departed")
Joe Casey (segment "The Dear Departed")
Uncle George (segment "Pickman's Model")
Jock Livingston ...
Larry Rand (segment "Pickman's Model")
Joshua Bryant ...
Eliot Blackman (segment "Pickman's Model")
Joan Tompkins ...
Mrs. DeWitt (segment "Pickman's Model")
Mrs. Harcourt (segment "The Dear Departed")
Horace Harcourt (segment "The Dear Departed")
Mrs. Hugo (segment "The Dear Departed")
Steve Carlson ...
Policeman (segment "The Dear Departed")
Blonde (segment "An Act of Chivalry") (as Deidre Hudson)
Ron Stein ...
Spectre (segment "An Act of Chivalry")


A woman discovers the shocking secret behind the art work of a reclusive artist. A car accident leads to bad luck for a phony spiritualist and his partner's cheating wife. A ghoul is asked to remove its hat when a woman boards an elevator.

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1 December 1971 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Well Done Lovecraft and a Good Second Story
11 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

For the uninitiated, H. P. Lovecraft was Edgar Allen Poe without the press clippings. His stories are masterpieces of horror and the Cthulhu mythos is a wonderful creation. In this offering, a handsome young artist's life is looked at in retrospect. He made ends meet by giving painting lessons, teaching those he taught, to "paint what they see." His paintings are examples of incredible horror, disfigured, disgusting images on canvas. A young female artist takes a liking to him and begins to follow him. She wants to get inside his head and see his studio. Of course, she is heading for a fall. An excellent adaptation of the Lovecraft story.

A trio of film-flam artist make a living, doing séances, conjuring up phony spirits, and bilking vulnerable people out of their money. Steve Lawrence, Eydie's singing partner, plays the brains of the outfit. Harvey Lembeck, of the Beach Party movies, is the creative mastermind. Unfortunately, Steve can't keep his hands off Lembeck's wife. This leads to some unfortunate consequences in the afterlife. Kind of a standard story with little imagination.

"An Act of Chivalry" is a one minute filler. I will ask the question: When was the last time a group of men took off their hats in the presence of a woman?

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