List of Night Gallery episodes

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The horror anthology series Night Gallery began on December 16, 1970 (after the television pilot for the series was aired on November 8, 1969) and ended on May 27, 1973, with three seasons and 43 episodes. It was created by Rod Serling and broadcast on NBC. This list does not include the 25 episodes of The Sixth Sense which were edited into Night Gallery for syndication.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Segments Originally aired
First aired Last aired
Pilot 1 3 November 8, 1969 (1969-11-08)
1 6 14 December 16, 1970 (1970-12-16) January 20, 1971 (1971-01-20)
2 22 62 September 15, 1971 (1971-09-15) March 1, 1972 (1972-03-01)
3 15 17 September 24, 1972 (1972-09-24) May 27, 1973 (1973-05-27)
Syn 2 Syndication only
Total 44 98

Episodes[edit]

Most episodes include multiple story segments.

Pilot: 1969[edit]

Night Gallery Pilot
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byCastOriginal air date
10a"The Cemetery"Boris SagalRod SerlingOssie Davis, Roddy McDowall, George Macready, Barry Atwater, Tom Basham, Richard HaleNovember 8, 1969 (1969-11-08)
After murdering his uncle, a man (Roddy McDowall) is haunted by a family painting that keeps changing.
20b"Eyes"Steven SpielbergRod SerlingJoan Crawford, Barry Sullivan, Tom Bosley, Byron Morrow, Garry Goodrow, Shannon FarnonNovember 8, 1969 (1969-11-08)
A blind woman (Joan Crawford) undergoes an operation that gives her 12 hours to see.
30c"Escape Route"Barry ShearRod SerlingRichard Kiley, Sam Jaffe, Norma Crane, George MurdockNovember 8, 1969 (1969-11-08)
A fugitive Nazi (Richard Kiley) faces the consequences of his past actions.

Season 1: 1970–71[edit]

Season 1 episodes are 60 minute time slot.

Night Gallery Pilot
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byCastOriginal air date
41a"The Dead Man"Douglas HeyesDouglas HeyesCarl Betz, Jeff Corey, Louise Sorel, Michael Blodgett, Glenn DixonDecember 16, 1970 (1970-12-16)
A physician's experiment in hypnosis comes to a terrifying conclusion.
Note: Based on a short story of the same name by Fritz Leiber
51b"The Housekeeper"John Meredyth LucasMatthew HowardLarry Hagman, Suzy Parker, Jeanette Nolan, Cathleen Cordell, Howard MortonDecember 16, 1970 (1970-12-16)
A dabbler in black magic (Larry Hagman) attempts to improve his marriage by transferring the soul of his housekeeper into his cold-hearted wife's body.
62a"Room with a View"Jerrold FreedmanHal DresnerJoseph Wiseman, Diane Keaton, Angel Tompkins, Morgan Farley, Larry WatsonDecember 23, 1970 (1970-12-23)
A wealthy invalid (Joseph Wiseman) uses his unwitting nurse (Diane Keaton) to help with his revenge against his unfaithful gold digger wife.
Note: Based on a short story of the same name by Hal Dresner
72b"The Little Black Bag"Jeannot SzwarcRod SerlingBurgess Meredith, Chill Wills, George Furth, E.J. Andre, Arthur Malet, Eunice Suarez, Marion Val, Johnny Silver, C. Lindsay Workman, Matt Pelto, Roibert Terry, Ralph Moody, William Challee,December 23, 1970 (1970-12-23)
In 1971, a disgraced doctor (Burgess Meredith) finds a medical bag from 2098.
Note: Based on a short story of the same name by C.M. Kornbluth
82c"The Nature of the Enemy"Allen ReisnerRod SerlingJoseph Campanella, Richard Van Vleet, James Sikking, Jason Wingreen, Albert Popwell, Jerry StricklerDecember 23, 1970 (1970-12-23)
A scientist (Joseph Campanella) at NASA Mission Control watches disaster unfold on the moon.
93a"The House"John AstinRod SerlingJoanna Pettet, Paul Richards, Steve Franken, Jan Burrell, Almira SessionsDecember 30, 1970 (1970-12-30)
A young woman (Joanna Pettet) enters a house she's seen in her dreams.
Note: Based on a short story by André Maurois
103b"Certain Shadows on the Wall"Jeff CoreyRod SerlingLouis Hayward, Agnes Moorehead, Grayson Hall, Rachel RobertsDecember 30, 1970 (1970-12-30)
The shadow of a recently deceased woman (Agnes Moorehead) remains cast on the parlor wall to haunt her sinister brother.
Note: Based on the short story "The Shadows on the Wall" by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman
114a"Make Me Laugh"Steven SpielbergRod SerlingGodfrey Cambridge, Tom Bosley, Jackie Vernon, Al Lewis, Sidney Clute, John J. Fox, Gene R. Kearney, Tony Russel, Sonny Klein, Michele Hart, Georgia Schmidt, Sid Rushakoff, Don MelvoinJanuary 6, 1971 (1971-01-06)
A comic (Godfrey Cambridge) desperate for laughs makes a deal with an equally desperate miracle worker.
124b"Clean Kills and Other Trophies"Walter DonigerRod SerlingRaymond Massey, Tom Troupe, Barry Brown, Herbert Jefferson Jr.,January 6, 1971 (1971-01-06)
A big-game hunter (Raymond Massey) faces the wrath of vengeful gods when he forces his son to shoot a deer.
135a"Pamela's Voice"Richard BenedictRod SerlingPhyllis Diller, John AstinJanuary 13, 1971 (1971-01-13)
A husband (John Astin) murders his wife (Phyllis Diller), only to have her haunt him.
145b"Lone Survivor"Gene LevittRod SerlingJohn Colicos, Torin Thatcher, Hedley Mattingly, Charles Davis, Brendan Dillon, William Beckley, Terence Pushman, Edward Colmans, Pierre Jalbert, Carl MilletaireJanuary 13, 1971 (1971-01-13)
In 1915 A man (John Colicos) adrift in a lifeboat labeled Titanic is picked up by the Lusitania.
155c"The Doll"Rudi DornRod SerlingShani Wallis, John Williams, Henry Silva, Than Wyenn, Jewel Blanch, John BarclayJanuary 13, 1971 (1971-01-13)
A hideous doll is used for revenge against an officer (John Williams) in the colonial forces of Queen Victoria.
Note: Based on a short story of the same name by Algernon Blackwood
166a"They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar"Don TaylorRod SerlingWilliam Windom, Diane Baker, Bert Convy, John Randolph, Henry Beckman, David Astor, Robert Herrman, Gene O'Donnell, Frederic Downs, John Ragin, David Frank, Susannah Darrow, Mary Gail Hobbs, Margie Hall, Don Melvoin, Matt PeltoJanuary 20, 1971 (1971-01-20)
A has-been salesman (William Windom) tries desperately to return to the past.
176b"The Last Laurel"Daryl DukeRod SerlingJack Cassidy, Martine Beswick, Martin E. BrooksJanuary 20, 1971 (1971-01-20)
A crippled athlete (Jack Cassidy) plots to use mind over matter to commit murder.
Note: Based on The Horsehair Trunk by Davis Grubb.[1]

Season 2: 1971–72[edit]

Season 2 episodes are 60 minute time slot.

Night Gallery Pilot
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byCastOriginal air date
181a"The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes"John BadhamRod SerlingMichael Constantine, Clint Howard, Bernie Kopell, Ellen Weston, William Hansen, Gene Tyburn, Rance Howard, Rosary Nix, John DonaldSeptember 15, 1971 (1971-09-15)
A phenomenally successful young seer (Clint Howard) refuses to continue making predictions.
Note: Based on a short story of the same name by Margaret St. Clair
191b"Miss Lovecraft Sent Me"Gene KearneyJack LairdJoseph Campanella, Sue LyonSeptember 15, 1971 (1971-09-15)
A vampire (Joseph Campanella), not dissimilar to Dracula, hires a babysitter (Sue Lyon).
201c"The Hand of Borgus Weems"John M. LucasAlvin SapinsleyGeorge Maharis, Ray Milland, Joan Huntington, Patricia Donahue, Peter Mamakos, Robert Hoy, William MimsSeptember 15, 1971 (1971-09-15)
A man (George Maharis) discovers that one of his hands has a murderous mind of its own.
Note: Based on the short story "The Other Hand" by George Langelaan
211d"Phantom of What Opera?"Gene KearneyGene KearneyLeslie Nielsen, Mary Ann BeckSeptember 15, 1971 (1971-09-15)
The Phantom of the Opera (Leslie Nielsen) is surprised by the woman he has taken prisoner.
222a"Death in the Family"Jeannot SzwarcRod SerlingE.G. Marshall, Desi Arnaz Jr., Noam Pitlik, James B. Sikking, John William Evans, Bill Elliott, Bud WallsSeptember 22, 1971 (1971-09-22)
A wounded killer takes refuge in a funeral home where the undertaker has an unusual compassion for his charges.
Note: Based on a short story by Miriam Allen deFord
232b"The Merciful"Jeannot SzwarcJack LairdImogene Coca, King DonovanSeptember 22, 1971 (1971-09-22)
A woman's (Imogene Coca) effort to end her husband's (King Donovan) misery is not what it seems at first.
Note: Based on a short story of the same name by Charles L. Sweeney, Jr.; twist on "The Cask of Amontillado"
242c"Class of '99"Jeannot SzwarcRod SerlingVincent Price, Brandon de Wilde, Randolph Mantooth, Frank Hotchkiss, Hilly Hicks, Suzanne Cohane, Barbara Shannon, Richard Doyle, Hunter von Leer, John Davey, Lenore KasdorfSeptember 22, 1971 (1971-09-22)
In the year 1999, a graduating class takes a rather revealing final exam from their Professor (Vincent Price)
252d"Witches' Feast"Jerrold FreedmanGene KearneyAgnes Moorehead, Ruth Buzzi, Allison McKay, Fran RyanSeptember 22, 1971 (1971-09-22)
A group of witches goes through a menu.
Note: This segment was replaced by "Satisfaction Guaranteed" on the episode's repeat broadcast on March 22, 1972.
263a"Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay"William HaleAlvin SapinsleyJames Farentino, Michele Lee, Jonathan Harris, Jeanette Nolan, Eldon Quick, Charles Seel, Alma Platt, Arnold TurnerSeptember 29, 1971 (1971-09-29)
A college professor (James Farentino) suspects his wife's (Michele Lee) aunt (Jeanette Nolan) of being a witch.
Note: Based on a short story "The Witch" by A. E. van Vogt
273b"With Apologies to Mr. Hyde"Jeannot SzwarcJack LairdAdam West, Jack LairdSeptember 29, 1971 (1971-09-29)
Dr. Jekyll (Adam West) tests a new potion.
283c"The Flip-Side of Satan"Jerrold FreedmanMalcolm Marmorstein,
Gerald Sanford
Arte JohnsonSeptember 29, 1971 (1971-09-29)
A disc jockey (Arte Johnson) confronts his past in an old abandoned radio station and gets a "shock" of his life.
Note: Based on a short story by Hal Dresner
294a"A Fear of Spiders"John AstinRod SerlingPatrick O'Neal, Kim Stanley, Tom PediOctober 6, 1971 (1971-10-06)
A heartless gourmet (Patrick O'Neal) is punished by his arachnophobia.
Note: Based on a short story "The Spider" by Elizabeth Walter
304b"Junior"Theodore J. FlickerGene Kearney, Barbara Flicker, Bill SvanoeWally CoxOctober 6, 1971 (1971-10-06)
A mother and father (Wally Cox) learn the hardships of parenting.
314c"Marmalade Wine"Jerrold FreedmanJerrold FreedmanRobert Morse, Rudy ValleeOctober 6, 1971 (1971-10-06)
A careless braggart (Robert Morse) has a fateful meeting with a reclusive surgeon (Rudy Vallée).
Note: Based on a short story by Joan Aiken
324d"The Academy"Jeff CoreyRod SerlingLeif Erickson, Pat Boone, Larry Linville, Ed Call, Stanley Waxman, Robert Gibbons, E.A. Sirianni, John GruberOctober 6, 1971 (1971-10-06)
A widower (Pat Boone) investigates the unusual strictness of a military school he wishes his son to attend.
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by David Ely
335a"The Phantom Farmhouse"Jeannot SzwarcHalsted WellesDavid McCallum, Linda Marsh, David Carradine, Ivor Francis, Ford Rainey, Trina Parks, Bill Quinn, Gail Bonney, Martin Ashe, Ray Ballard, Frank ArnoldOctober 20, 1971 (1971-10-20)
A psychiatrist (David McCallum) falls for a mysterious woman (Linda Marsh) when one of his patients (David Carradine) tempts him into visiting her.
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by Seabury Quinn
345b"Silent Snow, Secret Snow"Gene KearneyGene KearneyOrson Welles (narrator), Lonny Chapman, Lisabeth Hush, Radames Pera, Jason Wingreen, Frances Spanier, Patti CohoonOctober 20, 1971 (1971-10-20)
A boy's (Radames Pera) fascination with snow lures him into a fantasy world.
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by Conrad Aiken; narrated by Orson Welles
356a"A Question of Fear"Jack LairdTheodore J. FlickerLeslie Nielsen, Fritz Weaver, Jack Bannon, Ivan Bonar, Owen CunninghamOctober 27, 1971 (1971-10-27)
An adventurer (Leslie Nielsen) accepts a bet that he can stay overnight in a haunted house for $15,000.
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by Bryan Lewis
366b"The Devil Is Not Mocked"Gene KearneyGene KearneyHelmut Dantine, Francis Lederer, Hank Brandt, Martin Kosleck, Gino Gottarelli, Mark de VriesOctober 27, 1971 (1971-10-27)
A Nazi general (Helmut Dantine) receives a strangely warm welcome at a Balkan castle.
Notes: Based on a short story of the same title by Manly Wade Wellman. Francis Lederer reprises his role as Dracula from The Return of Dracula.
377a"Midnight Never Ends"Jeannot SzwarcRod SerlingRobert F. Lyons, Susan Strasberg, Joseph Perry, Robert KarnesNovember 3, 1971 (1971-11-03)
A woman (Susan Strasberg) experiences déjà vu when she picks up a marine hitchhiker (Robert F. Lyons).
Note The conclusion of this episode is foreshadowed by the painting, which shows a confused Rod Serling.
387b"Brenda"Allen ReisnerMatthew HowardGlenn Corbett, Laurie Prange, Robert Hogan, Barbara Babcock, Sue Taylor, Pamelyn FerdinNovember 3, 1971 (1971-11-03)
A mentally deranged girl (Laurie Prange) falls in love with a slimy creature she traps in a quarry.
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by Margaret St. Clair
398a"The Diary"William HaleRod SerlingPatty Duke, Virginia Mayo, David Wayne, Robert Yuro, James McCallion, Lindsay Wagner, Floy Dean, Diana ChesneyNovember 10, 1971 (1971-11-10)
A diary's entries predict the future.
408b"A Matter of Semantics"Jack LairdGene KearneyCesar Romero, E.J. Peaker, Monie EllisNovember 10, 1971 (1971-11-10)
Count Dracula (Cesar Romero) comes to a blood bank.
Note: Actress E.J. Peaker has said that she remembers the director of A "Matter of Semantics" to be Steven Spielberg. However, Jack Laird is the officially credited director.[2]
418c"Big Surprise"Jeannot SzwarcRichard MathesonJohn Carradine, Vincent Van Patten, Marc Vahanian, Eric ChaseNovember 10, 1971 (1971-11-10)
A strange old man (John Carradine) persuades a group of boys to dig for a big surprise.
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by Richard Matheson
428d"Professor Peabody's Last Lecture"Jerrold FreedmanJack LairdCarl Reiner, Johnnie Colline III, Richard Annis, Louise Lawson, Larry WatsonNovember 10, 1971 (1971-11-10)
A professor (Carl Reiner) gives a lecture on ancient cults that turn out to be real.
439a"House – with Ghost"Gene KearneyGene KearneyBob Crane, Jo Anne Worley, Bernard Fox, Eric Christmas, Alan Napier, Trisha NobleNovember 17, 1971 (1971-11-17)
A philandering husband (Bob Crane) and his unsuspecting wife (Jo Anne Worley) move into a haunted house.
Note: Based on a short story by August Derleth
449b"A Midnight Visit to the Neighborhood Blood Bank"William HaleJack LairdVictor Buono, Journey LairdNovember 17, 1971 (1971-11-17)
A thirsty vampire (Victor Buono) visits a young woman, with disappointing results for him.
459c"Dr. Stringfellow's Rejuvenator"Jerrold FreedmanRod SerlingForrest Tucker, Murray Hamilton, Don Pedro Colley, Lou FrizzellNovember 17, 1971 (1971-11-17)
A medicine man (Forrest Tucker) in the Old West promises to heal a farmer's dying daughter.
469d"Hell's Bells"Theodore J. FlickerTheodore J. FlickerJohn Astin, Theodore J. Flicker, Jody Gilbert, Ceil Cabot, John J. Fox, Hank WordenNovember 17, 1971 (1971-11-17)
A newly-deceased man (John Astin) is in for a shock when he goes to hell.
Note: Based on a short story by Harry Turner
4710a"The Dark Boy"John AstinHalsted WellesElizabeth Hartman, Gale Sondergaard, Michael Baseleon, Hope Summers, Ted Foulkes, Steven Lorange, Michael LairdNovember 24, 1971 (1971-11-24)
A teacher (Elizabeth Hartman) tries to reach a strange fourth-grader.
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by August Derleth
4810b"Keep in Touch – We'll Think of Something"Gene KearneyGene KearneyAlex Cord, Joanna Pettet, Richard O'Brien, Dave Morick, Paul Trinka, Mike RobeloNovember 24, 1971 (1971-11-24)
A man (Alex Cord) searches for a very special woman (Joanna Pettet).
4911a"Pickman's Model"Jack LairdAlvin SapinsleyBradford Dillman, Louise Sorel, Donald Moffat, Jock Livingston, Joshua Bryant, Joan TompkinsDecember 1, 1971 (1971-12-01)
A woman (Louise Sorel) of Victorian Boston develops a relationship with an artist (Bradford Dillman) obsessed with ghouls.
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by H. P. Lovecraft
5011b"The Dear Departed"Jeff CoreyRod SerlingSteve Lawrence, Maureen Arthur, Harvey Lembeck, Patricia Donahue, Stanley Waxman, Rose Hobart, Steve CarlsonDecember 1, 1971 (1971-12-01)
A fake medium (Steve Lawrence) has an affair with his assistant's unfaithful wife (Maureen Arthur).
Note: Based on a short story of the same name by Alice-Mary Schnirring
5111c"An Act of Chivalry"Jack LairdJack LairdDeidre Hudson, Ron Stein, Jimmy CrossDecember 1, 1971 (1971-12-01)
A living skeleton gets a lesson in elevator manners.
5212a"Cool Air"Jeannot SzwarcRod SerlingBarbara Rush, Henry Darrow, Beatrice Kay, Larry Blake, Karl LukasDecember 8, 1971 (1971-12-08)
A young woman (Barbara Rush) falls for her father's late colleague (Henry Darrow)—a man who can't stand warmth.
Note: Based on a short story by H. P. Lovecraft
5312b"Camera Obscura"John BadhamRod SerlingRoss Martin, Rene Auberjonois, Arthur Malet, Milton Parsons, Brendan Dillon, Phillip Kenneally, John BarclayDecember 8, 1971 (1971-12-08)
A moneylender (Rene Auberjonois) gets his due thanks to a client's (Ross Martin) unusual telescope.
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by Basil Copper
5412c"Quoth the Raven"Jeff CoreyJack LairdMarty AllenDecember 8, 1971 (1971-12-08)
Edgar Allan Poe (Marty Allen) finds inspiration for his poem The Raven.
5513a"The Messiah on Mott Street"Don TaylorRod SerlingEdward G. Robinson, Yaphet Kotto, Tony Roberts, Joseph Ruskin, Ricky Powell, John J. Fox, Anne TaylorDecember 15, 1971 (1971-12-15)
A near-penniless Jew (Edward G. Robinson), determined to stay alive for his grandson, hopes the Messiah will give him salvation.
5613b"The Painted Mirror"Gene KearneyGene KearneyZsa Zsa Gabor, Arthur O'Connell, Rosemary DeCampDecember 15, 1971 (1971-12-15)
An elderly antique dealer (Arthur O'Connell) uses a magic mirror portal reflecting an prehistoric world landscape to get rid of his hateful business partner (Zsa Zsa Gabor).
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by Donald Wandrei
5714a"The Different Ones"John Meredyth LucasRod SerlingDana Andrews, Monica Lewis, Jon Korkes, Dennis Rucker, Peggy Webber, Mary GregoryDecember 29, 1971 (1971-12-29)
A grotesque-looking teenager lives at the turn of the century.
5814b"Tell David…"Jeff CoreyGerald SanfordSandra Dee, Jared Martin, Jenny Sullivan, Jan Shutan, Francoise Ruggieri, Anne Randall, Chris PatrickDecember 29, 1971 (1971-12-29)
A woman (Sandra Dee) encounters a friendly yet odd couple.
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by Penelope Wallace
5914c"Logoda's Heads"Jeannot SzwarcRobert BlochPatrick Macnee, Brock Peters, Denise Nicholas, Tim Matheson, Albert Popwell, Zara Cully, Roger E. MosleyDecember 29, 1971 (1971-12-29)
A British major (Patrick Macnee) encounters an African witchdoctor (Brock Peters) suspected of murder.
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by August Derleth
6015a"Green Fingers"John BadhamRod SerlingCameron Mitchell, Elsa Lanchester, Michael Bell, Harry Hickox, Bill Quinn, Larry Watson, Jeff Burton, George KeymasJanuary 5, 1972 (1972-01-05)
A tycoon (Cameron Mitchell) takes drastic steps to force a widow (Elsa Lanchester) off her land, only to discover her strange gardening talent.
Note: Based on a short story by R. C. Cook
6115b"The Funeral"John Meredyth LucasRichard MathesonJoe Flynn, Werner Klemperer, Harvey Jason, Charles Macaulay, Jack Laird, Laara Lacey, Leonidas D. Ossetynski, Diana Hale, Jerry SummersJanuary 5, 1972 (1972-01-05)
A funeral is held for a vampire.
Note: Based on the short story of the same name by Richard Matheson
6215c"The Tune in Dan's Café"David RawlinsGerald Sanford,
Garrie Bateson
Pernell Roberts, Susan Oliver, James Nusser, James Davidson, Brooke MillsJanuary 5, 1972 (1972-01-05)
A song linked to a tragic romance gives a bickering couple (Pernell Roberts, Susan Oliver) a second chance.
Note: Based on a short story by Shamus Frazier
6316a"Lindemann's Catch"Jeff CoreyRod SerlingStuart Whitman, Jack Aranson, John Alderson, Harry Townes, Jim Boles, Ed Bakey, Matt Pelto, Michael Stanwood, Anabel GarthJanuary 12, 1972 (1972-01-12)
A strange metamorphosis occurs when a sea captain (Stuart Whitman) captures a mermaid.
6416b"The Late Mr. Peddington"Jeff CoreyJack LairdHarry Morgan, Kim Hunter, Randy QuaidJanuary 12, 1972 (1972-01-12)
A widow (Kim Hunter) goes shopping for the cheapest funeral she can find for her husband.
Note: Based on a short story "The Flat Male" by Frank Sisk
6516c"A Feast of Blood"Jeannot SzwarcStanford WhitmoreSondra Locke, Norman Lloyd, Hermione Baddeley, Pat O'Hara, Barry Bernard, Cara Burgess, Gerald S. PeterJanuary 12, 1972 (1972-01-12)
A suitor (Norman Lloyd) gives a woman (Sondra Locke) a brooch that looks almost alive.
Note: Based on a short story "The Fur Brooch" by Dulcie Gray
6617a"The Miracle at Camafeo"Ralph SenenskyRod SerlingHarry Guardino, Julie Adams, Ray Danton, Richard Yniguez, Rodolfo Hoyos, Margarita Garcia, Thomas TrujilloJanuary 19, 1972 (1972-01-19)
An insurance agent (Harry Guardino) seeks to expose a swindler (Ray Danton) who plans to stage a cure for his fake paralysis at a Mexican shrine.
Note: Based on a short story by C. B. Gilford
6717b"The Ghost of Sorworth Place"Ralph SenenskyAlvin SapinsleyRichard Kiley, Jill Ireland, Mavis Neal, Patrick O'Moore, John D. SchofieldJanuary 19, 1972 (1972-01-19)
An American tourist (Richard Kiley) protects a Scottish widow (Jill Ireland) from the ghost of her husband.
Note: Based on the short story "Sorworth Place" by Russell Kirk
6818a"The Waiting Room"Jeannot SzwarcRod SerlingSteve Forrest, Albert Salmi, Jim Davis, Lex Barker, Buddy Ebsen, Gilbert Roland, Larry WatsonJanuary 26, 1972 (1972-01-26)
A gunman (Steve Forrest) faces his day of reckoning.
6918b"Last Rites for a Dead Druid"Jeannot SzwarcAlvin SapinsleyBill Bixby, Carol Lynley, Donna Douglas, Ned Glass, Janya BranntJanuary 26, 1972 (1972-01-26)
A woman (Carol Lynley) is tempted to buy a statue that resembles her husband (Bill Bixby) ...and is modeled after a satanic sorcerer.
7019a"Deliveries in the Rear"Jeff CoreyRod SerlingCornel Wilde, Rosemary Forsyth, Peter Whitney, Larry D. Mann, Walter Burke, Peter Brocco, Ian Wolfe, Marjorie E. Bennett, John Maddison, Gerald McRaney, Kent SmithFebruary 9, 1972 (1972-02-09)
A surgery instructor (Cornel Wilde) uses cadavers from a most unexpected source.
7119b"Stop Killing Me"Jeannot SzwarcJack LairdGeraldine Page, James GregoryFebruary 9, 1972 (1972-02-09)
A wife (Geraldine Page) believes her husband is attempting to worry her to death, and seeks the help of a police sergeant (James Gregory).
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by Hal Dresner
7219c"Dead Weight"Timothy GalfasJack LairdJack Albertson, Bobby Darin, James MetropoleFebruary 9, 1972 (1972-02-09)
An exporter (Jack Albertson) who helps gangsters on the lam has a client (Bobby Darin) like no other.
Note: Based on the short story "Out of the Country" by Jeffry Scott
7320a"I'll Never Leave You – Ever"Daniel HallerJack LairdLois Nettleton, Royal Dano, John Saxon, Peggy WebberFebruary 16, 1972 (1972-02-16)
A wife (Lois Nettleton) uses witchcraft to murder her husband (Royal Dano), whose spirit goes on and on.
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by Rene Morris
7420b"There Aren't Anymore MacBanes"John NewlandAlvin SapinsleyJoel Grey, Howard Duff, Darrell Larson, Barry Higgins, Mark Hamill, Vincent VanLynn, Ellen BlakeFebruary 16, 1972 (1972-02-16)
A student (Joel Grey) of sorcery summons an ancient spirit to get rid of his bothersome uncle (Howard Duff).
Notes: Based on the short story "By One, By Two and By Three" by Stephen Hall; features a brief, early appearance by Mark Hamill.
7521a"The Sins of the Fathers"Jeannot SzwarcHalsted WellesGeraldine Page, Richard Thomas, Michael Dunn, Cyril Delevanti, Alan Napier, Terence Pushman, John Barclay, Barbara SteeleFebruary 23, 1972 (1972-02-23)
Mrs. Evans‘ (Geraldine Page) son Ian (Richard Thomas) must take on his dying father's sins by feasting on food placed in front of his father's corpse.
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by Christianna Brand.
7621b"You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore"Jeff CoreyRod SerlingCloris Leachman, Broderick Crawford, Lana Wood, Henry Jones, Severn Darden, Pamela Shoop, Christopher Law, A'leshia Lee, Roberta Carol BrahmFebruary 23, 1972 (1972-02-23)
A family's robot servants develop an instinct for survival. Starring Cloris Leachman and Broderick Crawford.
7722a"The Caterpillar"Jeannot SzwarcRod SerlingLaurence Harvey, Joanna Pettet, John Williams, Tom Helmore, Don KnightMarch 1, 1972 (1972-03-01)
A British expatriate (Laurence Harvey) in Borneo plots a gruesome assassination of a romantic rival (Tom Helmore).
Note: Based on the short story "Boomerang" by Oscar Cook
7822b"Little Girl Lost"Timothy GalfasStanford WhitmoreEd Nelson, William Windom, Ivor Francis, John LasellMarch 1, 1972 (1972-03-01)
A scientific genius is troubled by the death of his daughter. The running time as broadcast is 16:35. The Complete Series DVD set includes an extended version (running time 22:52) as a bonus feature.
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by Edwin Charles Tubb
7922c"Satisfaction Guaranteed"Jeannot SzwarcJack LairdVictor Buono, Cathleen Cordell, Marion Charles, Leigh Christian, Eve Curtis, Cherie FranklinMarch 22, 1972 (1972-03-22)
A well-dressed gentleman (Victor Buono) presents himself at a secretarial agency that hasn't failed to satisfy a client in twenty-five years.
Note: This segment was a replacement for "Witches' Feast" when episode 2-02 was repeated.

Season 3: 1972–73[edit]

Season 3 changed to a 30 minute format. Previously, Night Gallery was a 60 minute program.

Night Gallery Pilot
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byCastOriginal air date
801"The Return of the Sorcerer"Jeannot SzwarcHalsted WellesVincent Price, Patricia Sterling, Bill BixbySeptember 24, 1972 (1972-09-24)
A sorcerer (Vincent Price) hires a translator (Bill Bixby) to decode an ancient Arabic manuscript that's connected to his twin brother's death.
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by Clark Ashton Smith
812"The Girl with the Hungry Eyes"John BadhamRobert Malcolm YoungJames Farentino, John Astin, Joanna Pettet, Kip Niven, Bruce PowersOctober 1, 1972 (1972-10-01)
A photographer (James Farentino) hires a model (Joanna Pettet) whose eyes burn with a mysterious glow.
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by Fritz Leiber
823"Rare Objects"Jeannot SzwarcRod SerlingMickey Rooney, Raymond Massey, Fay Spain, David Fresco, Regis J. Cordic, Victor Sen Yung, Ralph AdanoOctober 22, 1972 (1972-10-22)
A gangster (Mickey Rooney) targeted for death meets a specialist (Raymond Massey) who guarantees him sanctuary... at a very high price.
834"Spectre in Tap-Shoes"Jeannot SzwarcGene R. Kearney (t),
Jack Laird (s)
Sandra Dee, Dane Clark, Christopher Connelly, Russell Thorson, Michael Laird, Michael Richardson, Stuart NisbetOctober 29, 1972 (1972-10-29)
A woman is haunted by the ghost of her sister (both played by Sandra Dee) who committed suicide.
845a"You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Millikan"John BadhamRod SerlingOzzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, Roger Davis, Michael Lerner, Don Keefer, Margaret Muse, Lew Brown, Stuart NisbetNovember 12, 1972 (1972-11-12)
An inventor (Ozzie Nelson) and his wife (Harriet Nelson) trade in their clumsiness for an experiment in immortality.
Note: Based on the short story "The Secret of the Vault" by J. Wesley Rosenquist
855b"Smile, Please"Jack LairdJack LairdCesare Danova, Lindsay WagnerNovember 12, 1972 (1972-11-12)
A woman (Lindsay Wagner) tries to get a photo of a vampire (Cesare Danova).
866"The Other Way Out"Gene KearneyGene R. Kearney (t),
Kurt van Elting (s)
Ross Martin, Burl Ives, Peggy Feury, Jack Collins, Elizabeth Thompson, Paul Micale, Adam WeedNovember 19, 1972 (1972-11-19)
A murderer (Ross Martin) is lured to an isolated house where a cold, calculating avenger (Burl Ives) makes him pay for his crime.
877"Fright Night"Jeff CoreyKurt van Elting (s),
Robert Malcolm Young (t)
Stuart Whitman, Barbara Anderson, Ellen Corby, Alan Napier, Larry Watson, Michael Laird, Glenna SergentDecember 10, 1972 (1972-12-10)
A young couple (Stuart Whitman, Barbara Anderson) inherits a farmhouse where they experience unseen terrors.
888"Finnegan's Flight"Gene KearneyRod SerlingBurgess Meredith, Cameron Mitchell, Barry Sullivan, Kenneth Tobey, Dort Clark, John Gilgreen, Roger Mosley, Raymond Mayo, Michael MastersDecember 17, 1972 (1972-12-17)
A prison lifer (Burgess Meredith) wishing for freedom subjects himself to his cellmate's (Cameron Mitchell) mind-over-matter experiments.
899"She'll Be Company for You"Gerald Perry FinnermanDavid RayfielLeonard Nimoy, Lorraine Gary, Kathryn Hays, Bern HoffmanDecember 24, 1972 (1972-12-24)
A widower (Leonard Nimoy) is watched by a strangely menacing cat.
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by Andrea Newman
9010"The Ring with the Red Velvet Ropes"Jeannot SzwarcRobert Malcolm YoungGary Lockwood, Joan Van Ark, Chuck Connors, Ralph Manza, Charles Davis, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, James Bacon, Frankie VanJanuary 7, 1973 (1973-01-07)
A boxing champ (Gary Lockwood) learns he has one more bout before he can claim the title.
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by Edward D. Hoch
9111"Something in the Woodwork"Edward M. AbromsRod SerlingGeraldine Page, Leif Erickson, Paul Jenkins, John McMurtry, Barbara RhoadesJanuary 14, 1973 (1973-01-14)
An alcoholic woman (Geraldine Page) asks a reluctant ghost for help in her plot for revenge against her ex-husband (Leif Erickson).
Note: Based on the short story "Housebound" by R. Chetwynd-Hayes
9212"Death on a Barge"Leonard NimoyHalsted WellesLesley Warren, Lou Antonio, Brooke Bundy, Robert Pratt, Jim Boles, Artie Spain, Dorothy Konrad, De De YoungMarch 4, 1973 (1973-03-04)
A fishmonger ignores his friends' warnings when he falls for a vampire (Lesley Ann Warren).
Note: Based on the short story "The Canal" by Everil Worrell; Nimoy's directing debut
9313"Whisper"Jeannot SzwarcDavid RayfielDean Stockwell, Sally Field, Kent SmithMay 13, 1973 (1973-05-13)
Irene, a young woman (Sally Field) listens to the voices of the dead. Charlie (Dean Stockwell) is her husband and caretaker.
Note: Based on a short story by Martin Waddell
9414"The Doll of Death"John BadhamJack GussSusan Strasberg, Alejandro Rey, Murray Matheson, Barry Atwater, Jean Durand, Henry BrandonMay 20, 1973 (1973-05-20)
An Englishman (Barry Atwater) uses voodoo to get revenge on a romantic rival (Alejandro Rey).
Note: Based on a short story by Vivian Meik
9515a"Hatred unto Death"Gerald Perry FinnermanHalsted WellesStephen Forrest, Dina Merrill, Fernando Lamas, George Barrows, Caro Kenyatta, Ed Rue, David TyroneMay 27, 1973 (1973-05-27)
Anthropologists (Steve Forrest, Dina Merrill) respond to a captive gorilla's primeval hatred.
9615b"How to Cure the Common Vampire"Jack LairdJack LairdRichard Deacon, Johnny BrownMay 27, 1973 (1973-05-27)
Two men (Richard Deacon, Johnny Brown) debate the best way to kill vampires.

Syndication-only segments[edit]

These segments were produced for season 2 but were not aired during the original broadcast run.

Night Gallery syndication-only segments
No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byCastOriginal air date
971"Die Now, Pay Later"Timothy GalfasJack Laird (t),
Mary Linn Roby (s)
Will Geer, Slim Pickens1973 (1973)
An undertaker (Will Geer) slashes funeral prices at a January clearance sale.
Note: This segment was produced for the second season but never aired during the series' original broadcast.
982"Room for One Less"Jack LairdJack LairdLee Jay Lambert, James Metropole1973 (1973)
A creature teaches an elevator operator some manners.
Note: This segment was produced for the second season but never aired during the series's original broadcast.

Unproduced scripts[edit]

Throughout the run of the series, several scripts and stories (most of which were written or adapted by Serling) were considered and were either rejected or left unproduced for various reasons.

"A Gentleman from Prague"

Based on a short story by Stephen Grendon, the story involves a man named Simon Dekrugh arriving home in Britain after traveling on the continent, he calls his business associate, Abel Speers, and when the latter arrives they examine and discuss a gold chain that Dekrugh stole from a grave in Europe; then the occupant of the grave turns up.

"No Such Thing as a Vampire"

Based on a short story by Richard Matheson, In a small town in Transylvania, a Doctor's wife discovers puncture marks on her neck, fears abound that she is being attacked by a vampire.
(Note: the story was later adapted as a segment in the 1977 film, Dead of Night).

"Does The Name Grimsby Do Anything to You?" - Written By Rod Serling

The story delves into the delicate psyche of an astronaut, driven by his Type-A zeal to be the first man to walk on the lunar surface, but he unravels when he finds, and destroys, evidence during his moon walk that he was, in fact, second to an obscure and discredited scientist from a century earlier.
(Note: Although presented during the early planning stages for the show, the idea was jettisoned, but Serling later developed it into a short story and included it in the 1971 book, "Night Gallery").

"Let Me Live in a House"

Based on a story by Chad Oliver, the story delt with questions of existence and identity, the kafkaesque "puppets on a stage" concept, a concept previously explored on The Twilight Zone.

"Nightmare Morning"

An adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein's "They", A delusional patient in a New York hospital who believes his reality has been manufactured by an alien culture as a zoo environment for him, earth's last survivor; his delusion turns out to be real.

"Reflections"

An inferior retread of "The Cemetery".

"Let Me Tell You about the Dead"

Based on Graham Greene's "A Little Place off the Edgware Road", it tells of a man named Craven, who tries to convince others of his delusion that the dead have been rising from their graves; in a second story thread, there is a ripper-type killer on the loose. Both story threads merge when Craven meets one of the ripper's victims, zombified, in a darkened movie theater.

"Quartette Doomed"

A thinly disguised take on Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None", stocked with characters out of a poor radio drama: the loudmouthed Texas Oil Man, The Effete Society Columnist, The Obsequious Backstabbing Assistant, The Gold-Digging Ex-Chorus Liner; they are invited to witness the reading of a dead mystic's will, instead of bequeathing to them his riches, he hands them all death sentences for their part in ruining his life. For the rest of the play, the four characters try to avoid the circumstances of their demise.

"The Onlooker" - Written By Rod Serling

Follows the story of a cold-eyed hit man who loses his professional cool, then his life, when he tries to escape a mysterious man who dogs his trail, Death.

"How Does Your Garden Grow"

An adaptation of John Collier's short story "Green Thoughts", a well-written character study involving an old gardener, his cat, a pair of dotty neighbors, a young girl claiming to be the widow of the old gardener's dead son, and a man-eating plant.

"The View Of Whatever" - Written By Rod Serling

With its familiar theme of nostalgia and loss, it tells the story of Joe Sprague, who suffers the loss of his only son during the Vietnam War. In deep depression, he develops a desperate desire to escape from a present he hates. Taking form as a strange delusion, he claims that his childhood past can be viewed from his bedroom window, it is now a portal into 1930s Binghamton, New York, a perennial summer day with parks and band concerts and children on bikes. Sprague's family doctor, Ike Colby, is sympathetic, assuming him that everyone desires a return to innocence, he relates a cherished moment from his past: stationed on Haiti during the war, Colby shared with a French nurse a love affair so passionate "that it would make Browning stumble for words". Sympathy, though, is not enough. Ultimately, the despairing Sprague takes his chance and steps through that window — and it is once again summer. He is ten years old, savoring his mother's lemonade before heading off to play with his neighborhood pals. He looks pensively into the camera as we dissolve to the present from which he escaped. His family is distraught at finding him missing, Colby tries to console them, but as he looks out Sprague's bedroom window, the portal shows him his own past: a wave-lapped shore in a tropical setting — and a familiar, dark-haired woman beckoning. As the vision fades, Colby finds comfort in knowing that Joe Sprague has finally gone home.

"Where Seldom Is Heard" - written by Gene Kearney

A mere vignette, an extended sketch with its punch line turning on hunchbacked bell ringer Quasimodo's deafness.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Skelton & Benson 1998, p. 89.
  2. ^ Skelton, Scott; Benson, Jim (1999). Rod Serling's Night Gallery: An After-hours Tour. Syracuse University Press. p. 188. ISBN 9780815627821.

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