Night Gallery (1969–1973)
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Midnight Never Ends/Brenda 

Hitch-hiking Marine Vince Riley feels he has met the woman who picks him up before. / During a stay at her family's summer home, friendless Brenda Alden traps a strange creature in a quarry and befriends it.


Rod Serling, Douglas Heyes (teleplay) (as Matthew Howard) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview:
Glenn Corbett ... Richard Alden (segment "Brenda")
Robert F. Lyons ... Vincent Riley (segment "Midnight Never Ends")
Laurie Prange Laurie Prange ... Brenda Alden (segment "Brenda")
Susan Strasberg ... Ruth Asquith (segment "Midnight Never Ends")
Robert Hogan ... Jim Emsden (segment "Brenda")
Joseph V. Perry Joseph V. Perry ... Joe Bateman (segment "Midnight Never Ends") (as Joseph Perry)
Barbara Babcock ... Flora Alden (segment "Brenda")
Robert Karnes ... Sheriff Lewis (segment "Midnight Never Ends")
Suzanne Taylor Suzanne Taylor ... Elizabeth Emsden (segment "Brenda") (as Sue Taylor)
Pamelyn Ferdin ... Frances Anne Emsden (segment "Brenda")


When Ruth picks up a Marine on his way back to camp, he seems to think he has lived through the experience before -- he even can predict what she will say and do next. When they stop at a roadside café for coffee, the Marine becomes more and more certain that he, Ruth, and others are re-living the same things over and over, "until they get it right." Written by Ron Kerrigan <>

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marine | creature | quarry | island | pit | See All (38) »







Release Date:

3 November 1971 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The diner set that appears in "Midnight Never Ends" is recycled and appears in the episode "The Tune in Dan's Cafe". See more »


As a marine, Vince's hair is way too long. For all branches of the military, but especially the Marines. See more »

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Mysterious Places
11 November 2014 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

'Midnight Never Ends' - A hitchhiking marine on his way back to camp is picked up by a young woman, who then stops at a roadside diner, where the marine is convinced that he knows what is going to happen, but doesn't know why. Then there is that mysterious clicking being heard... Predictable tale isn't as surprising as it thinks it is, but still provides some fun.

'Brenda' - Laurie Prange plays a mysterious young girl named Brenda staying on an island with her parents who gets along badly with the residents, but finds solace in a hulking swamp creature who washes ashore, and causes trouble until it is trapped for later use... Odd tale does have an eerie quality about it, though isn't entirely satisfying.

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