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.

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

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")
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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 <mvg@whidbey.com>

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


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1971 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Laurie Prange was nineteen years old when she played eleven-year-old Brenda in this episode. See more »

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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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From a short story by Margaret St. Clair.
23 February 2009 | by venusboys3See all my reviews

Now that these are up on Hulu I'm getting to see episodes I'd missed. This one, Brenda, if from a short story I happened to read a few years ago. The story doesn't explain much more than the Night Gallery version... except that the girl just finds the creature trapped in the quarry. She's an odd girl... has no friends... and the creature probably would do her in if it got a chance. In a way Brenda is more frightening because of her strange, dreamy malevolence... whereas the creature is just a wild thing, an animal. The 80's horror film 'The Pit' seems like it might have been based on the same story... though 'The Pit' is much more gruesome... and silly.


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