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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.
|First aired||Last aired|
|Pilot||1||3||November 8, 1969|
|1||6||14||December 16, 1970||January 20, 1971|
|2||22||62||September 15, 1971||March 1, 1972|
|3||15||17||September 24, 1972||May 27, 1973|
Most episodes include multiple story segments.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Cast||Original air date|
|1||0a||"The Cemetery"||Boris Sagal||Rod Serling||Ossie Davis, Roddy McDowall, George Macready, Barry Atwater, Tom Basham, Richard Hale||November 8, 1969|
|After murdering his uncle, a man (Roddy McDowall) is haunted by a family painting that keeps changing.|
|2||0b||"Eyes"||Steven Spielberg||Rod Serling||Joan Crawford, Barry Sullivan, Tom Bosley, Byron Morrow, Garry Goodrow, Shannon Farnon||November 8, 1969|
|A blind woman (Joan Crawford) undergoes an operation that gives her 12 hours to see.|
|3||0c||"Escape Route"||Barry Shear||Rod Serling||Richard Kiley, Sam Jaffe, Norma Crane, George Murdock||November 8, 1969|
|A fugitive Nazi (Richard Kiley) faces the consequences of his past actions.|
Season 1: 1970–71
Season 2 episodes are 60 minute time slot.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Cast||Original air date|
|4||1a||"The Dead Man"||Douglas Heyes||Douglas Heyes||Carl Betz, Jeff Corey, Louise Sorel, Michael Blodgett, Glenn Dixon||December 16, 1970|
A physician's experiment in hypnosis comes to a terrifying conclusion. |
Note: Based on a short story of the same name by Fritz Leiber
|5||1b||"The Housekeeper"||John Meredyth Lucas||Matthew Howard||Larry Hagman, Suzy Parker, Jeanette Nolan, Cathleen Cordell, Howard Morton||December 16, 1970|
|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.|
|6||2a||"Room with a View"||Jerrold Freedman||Hal Dresner||Joseph Wiseman, Diane Keaton, Angel Tompkins, Morgan Farley, Larry Watson||December 23, 1970|
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
|7||2b||"The Little Black Bag"||Jeannot Szwarc||Rod Serling||Burgess 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|
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
|8||2c||"The Nature of the Enemy"||Allen Reisner||Rod Serling||Joseph Campanella, Richard Van Vleet, James Sikking, Jason Wingreen, Albert Popwell, Jerry Strickler||December 23, 1970|
|A scientist (Joseph Campanella) at NASA Mission Control watches disaster unfold on the moon.|
|9||3a||"The House"||John Astin||Rod Serling||Joanna Pettet, Paul Richards, Steve Franken, Jan Burrell, Almira Sessions||December 30, 1970|
A young woman (Joanna Pettet) enters a house she's seen in her dreams. |
Note: Based on a short story by André Maurois
|10||3b||"Certain Shadows on the Wall"||Jeff Corey||Rod Serling||Louis Hayward, Agnes Moorehead, Grayson Hall, Rachel Roberts||December 30, 1970|
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
|11||4a||"Make Me Laugh"||Steven Spielberg||Rod Serling||Godfrey 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 Melvoin||January 6, 1971|
|A comic (Godfrey Cambridge) desperate for laughs makes a deal with an equally desperate miracle worker.|
|12||4b||"Clean Kills and Other Trophies"||Walter Doniger||Rod Serling||Raymond Massey, Tom Troupe, Barry Brown, Herbert Jefferson Jr.,||January 6, 1971|
|A big-game hunter (Raymond Massey) faces the wrath of vengeful gods when he forces his son to shoot a deer.|
|13||5a||"Pamela's Voice"||Richard Benedict||Rod Serling||Phyllis Diller, John Astin||January 13, 1971|
|A husband (John Astin) murders his wife (Phyllis Diller), only to have her haunt him.|
|14||5b||"Lone Survivor"||Gene Levitt||Rod Serling||John Colicos, Torin Thatcher, Hedley Mattingly, Charles Davis, Brendan Dillon, William Beckley, Terence Pushman, Edward Colmans, Pierre Jalbert, Carl Milletaire||January 13, 1971|
|In 1915 A man (John Colicos) adrift in a lifeboat labeled Titanic is picked up by the Lusitania.|
|15||5c||"The Doll"||Rudi Dorn||Rod Serling||Shani Wallis, John Williams, Henry Silva, Than Wyenn, Jewel Blanch, John Barclay||January 13, 1971|
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
|16||6a||"They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar"||Don Taylor||Rod Serling||William 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 Pelto||January 20, 1971|
|A has-been salesman (William Windom) tries desperately to return to the past.|
|17||6b||"The Last Laurel"||Daryl Duke||Rod Serling||Jack Cassidy, Martine Beswick, Martin E. Brooks||January 20, 1971|
A crippled athlete (Jack Cassidy) plots to use mind over matter to commit murder. |
Note: Based on The Horsehair Trunk by Davis Grubb.
Season 2: 1971–72
Season 2 episodes are 60 minute time slot.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Cast||Original air date|
|18||1a||"The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes"||John Badham||Rod Serling||Michael Constantine, Clint Howard, Bernie Kopell, Ellen Weston, William Hansen, Gene Tyburn, Rance Howard, Rosary Nix, John Donald||September 15, 1971|
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
|19||1b||"Miss Lovecraft Sent Me"||Gene Kearney||Jack Laird||Joseph Campanella, Sue Lyon||September 15, 1971|
|A vampire (Joseph Campanella), not dissimilar to Dracula, hires a babysitter (Sue Lyon).|
|20||1c||"The Hand of Borgus Weems"||John M. Lucas||Alvin Sapinsley||George Maharis, Ray Milland, Joan Huntington, Patricia Donahue, Peter Mamakos, Robert Hoy, William Mims||September 15, 1971|
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
|21||1d||"Phantom of What Opera?"||Gene Kearney||Gene Kearney||Leslie Nielsen, Mary Ann Beck||September 15, 1971|
|The Phantom of the Opera (Leslie Nielsen) is surprised by the woman he has taken prisoner.|
|22||2a||"Death in the Family"||Jeannot Szwarc||Rod Serling||E.G. Marshall, Desi Arnaz Jr., Noam Pitlik, James B. Sikking, John William Evans, Bill Elliott, Bud Walls||September 22, 1971|
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
|23||2b||"The Merciful"||Jeannot Szwarc||Jack Laird||Imogene Coca, King Donovan||September 22, 1971|
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"
|24||2c||"Class of '99"||Jeannot Szwarc||Rod Serling||Vincent Price, Brandon de Wilde, Randolph Mantooth, Frank Hotchkiss, Hilly Hicks, Suzanne Cohane, Barbara Shannon, Richard Doyle, Hunter von Leer, John Davey, Lenore Kasdorf||September 22, 1971|
|In the year 1999, a graduating class takes a rather revealing final exam from their Professor (Vincent Price)|
|25||2d||"Witches' Feast"||Jerrold Freedman||Gene Kearney||Agnes Moorehead, Ruth Buzzi, Allison McKay, Fran Ryan||September 22, 1971|
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.
|26||3a||"Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay"||William Hale||Alvin Sapinsley||James Farentino, Michele Lee, Jonathan Harris, Jeanette Nolan, Eldon Quick, Charles Seel, Alma Platt, Arnold Turner||September 29, 1971|
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
|27||3b||"With Apologies to Mr. Hyde"||Jeannot Szwarc||Jack Laird||Adam West, Jack Laird||September 29, 1971|
|Dr. Jekyll (Adam West) tests a new potion.|
|28||3c||"The Flip-Side of Satan"||Jerrold Freedman||Malcolm Marmorstein,|
|Arte Johnson||September 29, 1971|
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
|29||4a||"A Fear of Spiders"||John Astin||Rod Serling||Patrick O'Neal, Kim Stanley, Tom Pedi||October 6, 1971|
A heartless gourmet (Patrick O'Neal) is punished by his arachnophobia. |
Note: Based on a short story "The Spider" by Elizabeth Walter
|30||4b||"Junior"||Theodore J. Flicker||Gene Kearney, Barbara Flicker, Bill Svanoe||Wally Cox||October 6, 1971|
|A mother and father (Wally Cox) learn the hardships of parenting.|
|31||4c||"Marmalade Wine"||Jerrold Freedman||Jerrold Freedman||Robert Morse, Rudy Vallee||October 6, 1971|
A careless braggart (Robert Morse) has a fateful meeting with a reclusive surgeon (Rudy Vallée). |
Note: Based on a short story by Joan Aiken
|32||4d||"The Academy"||Jeff Corey||Rod Serling||Leif Erickson, Pat Boone, Larry Linville, Ed Call, Stanley Waxman, Robert Gibbons, E.A. Sirianni, John Gruber||October 6, 1971|
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
|33||5a||"The Phantom Farmhouse"||Jeannot Szwarc||Halsted Welles||David McCallum, Linda Marsh, David Carradine, Ivor Francis, Ford Rainey, Trina Parks, Bill Quinn, Gail Bonney, Martin Ashe, Ray Ballard, Frank Arnold||October 20, 1971|
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
|34||5b||"Silent Snow, Secret Snow"||Gene Kearney||Gene Kearney||Orson Welles (narrator), Lonny Chapman, Lisabeth Hush, Radames Pera, Jason Wingreen, Frances Spanier, Patti Cohoon||October 20, 1971|
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
|35||6a||"A Question of Fear"||Jack Laird||Theodore J. Flicker||Leslie Nielsen, Fritz Weaver, Jack Bannon, Ivan Bonar, Owen Cunningham||October 27, 1971|
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
|36||6b||"The Devil Is Not Mocked"||Gene Kearney||Gene Kearney||Helmut Dantine, Francis Lederer, Hank Brandt, Martin Kosleck, Gino Gottarelli, Mark de Vries||October 27, 1971|
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.
|37||7a||"Midnight Never Ends"||Jeannot Szwarc||Rod Serling||Robert F. Lyons, Susan Strasberg, Joseph Perry, Robert Karnes||November 3, 1971|
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.
|38||7b||"Brenda"||Allen Reisner||Matthew Howard||Glenn Corbett, Laurie Prange, Robert Hogan, Barbara Babcock, Sue Taylor, Pamelyn Ferdin||November 3, 1971|
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
|39||8a||"The Diary"||William Hale||Rod Serling||Patty Duke, Virginia Mayo, David Wayne, Robert Yuro, James McCallion, Lindsay Wagner, Floy Dean, Diana Chesney||November 10, 1971|
|A diary's entries predict the future.|
|40||8b||"A Matter of Semantics"||Jack Laird||Gene Kearney||Cesar Romero, E.J. Peaker, Monie Ellis||November 10, 1971|
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.
|41||8c||"Big Surprise"||Jeannot Szwarc||Richard Matheson||John Carradine, Vincent Van Patten, Marc Vahanian, Eric Chase||November 10, 1971|
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
|42||8d||"Professor Peabody's Last Lecture"||Jerrold Freedman||Jack Laird||Carl Reiner, Johnnie Colline III, Richard Annis, Louise Lawson, Larry Watson||November 10, 1971|
|A professor (Carl Reiner) gives a lecture on ancient cults that turn out to be real.|
|43||9a||"House – with Ghost"||Gene Kearney||Gene Kearney||Bob Crane, Jo Anne Worley, Bernard Fox, Eric Christmas, Alan Napier, Trisha Noble||November 17, 1971|
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
|44||9b||"A Midnight Visit to the Neighborhood Blood Bank"||William Hale||Jack Laird||Victor Buono, Journey Laird||November 17, 1971|
|A thirsty vampire (Victor Buono) visits a young woman, with disappointing results for him.|
|45||9c||"Dr. Stringfellow's Rejuvenator"||Jerrold Freedman||Rod Serling||Forrest Tucker, Murray Hamilton, Don Pedro Colley, Lou Frizzell||November 17, 1971|
|A medicine man (Forrest Tucker) in the Old West promises to heal a farmer's dying daughter.|
|46||9d||"Hell's Bells"||Theodore J. Flicker||Theodore J. Flicker||John Astin, Theodore J. Flicker, Jody Gilbert, Ceil Cabot, John J. Fox, Hank Worden||November 17, 1971|
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
|47||10a||"The Dark Boy"||John Astin||Halsted Welles||Elizabeth Hartman, Gale Sondergaard, Michael Baseleon, Hope Summers, Ted Foulkes, Steven Lorange, Michael Laird||November 24, 1971|
A teacher (Elizabeth Hartman) tries to reach a strange fourth-grader. |
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by August Derleth
|48||10b||"Keep in Touch – We'll Think of Something"||Gene Kearney||Gene Kearney||Alex Cord, Joanna Pettet, Richard O'Brien, Dave Morick, Paul Trinka, Mike Robelo||November 24, 1971|
|A man (Alex Cord) searches for a very special woman (Joanna Pettet).|
|49||11a||"Pickman's Model"||Jack Laird||Alvin Sapinsley||Bradford Dillman, Louise Sorel, Donald Moffat, Jock Livingston, Joshua Bryant, Joan Tompkins||December 1, 1971|
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
|50||11b||"The Dear Departed"||Jeff Corey||Rod Serling||Steve Lawrence, Maureen Arthur, Harvey Lembeck, Patricia Donahue, Stanley Waxman, Rose Hobart, Steve Carlson||December 1, 1971|
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
|51||11c||"An Act of Chivalry"||Jack Laird||Jack Laird||Deidre Hudson, Ron Stein, Jimmy Cross||December 1, 1971|
|A living skeleton gets a lesson in elevator manners.|
|52||12a||"Cool Air"||Jeannot Szwarc||Rod Serling||Barbara Rush, Henry Darrow, Beatrice Kay, Larry Blake, Karl Lukas||December 8, 1971|
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
|53||12b||"Camera Obscura"||John Badham||Rod Serling||Ross Martin, Rene Auberjonois, Arthur Malet, Milton Parsons, Brendan Dillon, Phillip Kenneally, John Barclay||December 8, 1971|
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
|54||12c||"Quoth the Raven"||Jeff Corey||Jack Laird||Marty Allen||December 8, 1971|
|Edgar Allan Poe (Marty Allen) finds inspiration for his poem The Raven.|
|55||13a||"The Messiah on Mott Street"||Don Taylor||Rod Serling||Edward G. Robinson, Yaphet Kotto, Tony Roberts, Joseph Ruskin, Ricky Powell, John J. Fox, Anne Taylor||December 15, 1971|
|A near-penniless Jew (Edward G. Robinson), determined to stay alive for his grandson, hopes the Messiah will give him salvation.|
|56||13b||"The Painted Mirror"||Gene Kearney||Gene Kearney||Zsa Zsa Gabor, Arthur O'Connell, Rosemary DeCamp||December 15, 1971|
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
|57||14a||"The Different Ones"||John Meredyth Lucas||Rod Serling||Dana Andrews, Monica Lewis, Jon Korkes, Dennis Rucker, Peggy Webber, Mary Gregory||December 29, 1971|
|A grotesque-looking teenager lives at the turn of the century.|
|58||14b||"Tell David…"||Jeff Corey||Gerald Sanford||Sandra Dee, Jared Martin, Jenny Sullivan, Jan Shutan, Francoise Ruggieri, Anne Randall, Chris Patrick||December 29, 1971|
A woman (Sandra Dee) encounters a friendly yet odd couple. |
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by Penelope Wallace
|59||14c||"Logoda's Heads"||Jeannot Szwarc||Robert Bloch||Patrick Macnee, Brock Peters, Denise Nicholas, Tim Matheson, Albert Popwell, Zara Cully, Roger E. Mosley||December 29, 1971|
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
|60||15a||"Green Fingers"||John Badham||Rod Serling||Cameron Mitchell, Elsa Lanchester, Michael Bell, Harry Hickox, Bill Quinn, Larry Watson, Jeff Burton, George Keymas||January 5, 1972|
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
|61||15b||"The Funeral"||John Meredyth Lucas||Richard Matheson||Joe Flynn, Werner Klemperer, Harvey Jason, Charles Macaulay, Jack Laird, Laara Lacey, Leonidas D. Ossetynski, Diana Hale, Jerry Summers||January 5, 1972|
A funeral is held for a vampire. |
Note: Based on the short story of the same name by Richard Matheson
|62||15c||"The Tune in Dan's Café"||David Rawlins||Gerald Sanford,|
|Pernell Roberts, Susan Oliver, James Nusser, James Davidson, Brooke Mills||January 5, 1972|
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
|63||16a||"Lindemann's Catch"||Jeff Corey||Rod Serling||Stuart Whitman, Jack Aranson, John Alderson, Harry Townes, Jim Boles, Ed Bakey, Matt Pelto, Michael Stanwood, Anabel Garth||January 12, 1972|
|A strange metamorphosis occurs when a sea captain (Stuart Whitman) captures a mermaid.|
|64||16b||"The Late Mr. Peddington"||Jeff Corey||Jack Laird||Harry Morgan, Kim Hunter, Randy Quaid||January 12, 1972|
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
|65||16c||"A Feast of Blood"||Jeannot Szwarc||Stanford Whitmore||Sondra Locke, Norman Lloyd, Hermione Baddeley, Pat O'Hara, Barry Bernard, Cara Burgess, Gerald S. Peter||January 12, 1972|
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
|66||17a||"The Miracle at Camafeo"||Ralph Senensky||Rod Serling||Harry Guardino, Julie Adams, Ray Danton, Richard Yniguez, Rodolfo Hoyos, Margarita Garcia, Thomas Trujillo||January 19, 1972|
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
|67||17b||"The Ghost of Sorworth Place"||Ralph Senensky||Alvin Sapinsley||Richard Kiley, Jill Ireland, Mavis Neal, Patrick O'Moore, John D. Schofield||January 19, 1972|
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
|68||18a||"The Waiting Room"||Jeannot Szwarc||Rod Serling||Steve Forrest, Albert Salmi, Jim Davis, Lex Barker, Buddy Ebsen, Gilbert Roland, Larry Watson||January 26, 1972|
|A gunman (Steve Forrest) faces his day of reckoning.|
|69||18b||"Last Rites for a Dead Druid"||Jeannot Szwarc||Alvin Sapinsley||Bill Bixby, Carol Lynley, Donna Douglas, Ned Glass, Janya Brannt||January 26, 1972|
|A woman (Carol Lynley) is tempted to buy a statue that resembles her husband (Bill Bixby) ...and is modeled after a satanic sorcerer.|
|70||19a||"Deliveries in the Rear"||Jeff Corey||Rod Serling||Cornel Wilde, Rosemary Forsyth, Peter Whitney, Larry D. Mann, Walter Burke, Peter Brocco, Ian Wolfe, Marjorie E. Bennett, John Maddison, Gerald McRaney, Kent Smith||February 9, 1972|
|A surgery instructor (Cornel Wilde) uses cadavers from a most unexpected source.|
|71||19b||"Stop Killing Me"||Jeannot Szwarc||Jack Laird||Geraldine Page, James Gregory||February 9, 1972|
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
|72||19c||"Dead Weight"||Timothy Galfas||Jack Laird||Jack Albertson, Bobby Darin, James Metropole||February 9, 1972|
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
|73||20a||"I'll Never Leave You – Ever"||Daniel Haller||Jack Laird||Lois Nettleton, Royal Dano, John Saxon, Peggy Webber||February 16, 1972|
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
|74||20b||"There Aren't Anymore MacBanes"||John Newland||Alvin Sapinsley||Joel Grey, Howard Duff, Darrell Larson, Barry Higgins, Mark Hamill, Vincent VanLynn, Ellen Blake||February 16, 1972|
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.
|75||21a||"The Sins of the Fathers"||Jeannot Szwarc||Halsted Welles||Geraldine Page, Richard Thomas, Michael Dunn, Cyril Delevanti, Alan Napier, Terence Pushman, John Barclay, Barbara Steele||February 23, 1972|
Mrs. Evans‘ (Geraldine Page) son Ian (Richard Thomas) must cleanse himself of his father's sins by feasting in front of the father's corpse. |
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by Christianna Brand.
|76||21b||"You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore"||Jeff Corey||Rod Serling||Cloris Leachman, Broderick Crawford, Lana Wood, Henry Jones, Severn Darden, Pamela Shoop, Christopher Law, A'leshia Lee, Roberta Carol Brahm||February 23, 1972|
|A family's robot servants develop an instinct for survival. Starring Cloris Leachman and Broderick Crawford.|
|77||22a||"The Caterpillar"||Jeannot Szwarc||Rod Serling||Laurence Harvey, Joanna Pettet, John Williams, Tom Helmore, Don Knight||March 1, 1972|
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
|78||22b||"Little Girl Lost"||Timothy Galfas||Stanford Whitmore||Ed Nelson, William Windom, Ivor Francis, John Lasell||March 1, 1972|
A scientific genius is troubled by the death of his daughter. The running time as broadcast is 16:35. The Completes 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
|79||22c||"Satisfaction Guaranteed"||Jeannot Szwarc||Jack Laird||Victor Buono, Cathleen Cordell, Marion Charles, Leigh Christian, Eve Curtis, Cherie Franklin||March 22, 1972|
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
Season 3 changed to a 30 minute format. Previously, Night Gallery was a 60 minute program.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Cast||Original air date|
|80||1||"The Return of the Sorcerer"||Jeannot Szwarc||Halsted Welles||Vincent Price, Patricia Sterling, Bill Bixby||September 24, 1972|
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
|81||2||"The Girl with the Hungry Eyes"||John Badham||Robert Malcolm Young||James Farentino, John Astin, Joanna Pettet, Kip Niven, Bruce Powers||October 1, 1972|
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
|82||3||"Rare Objects"||Jeannot Szwarc||Rod Serling||Mickey Rooney, Raymond Massey, Fay Spain, David Fresco, Regis J. Cordic, Victor Sen Yung, Ralph Adano||October 22, 1972|
|A gangster (Mickey Rooney) targeted for death meets a specialist (Raymond Massey) who guarantees him sanctuary... at a very high price.|
|83||4||"Spectre in Tap-Shoes"||Jeannot Szwarc||Gene R. Kearney (t),|
Jack Laird (s)
|Sandra Dee, Dane Clark, Christopher Connelly, Russell Thorson, Michael Laird, Michael Richardson, Stuart Nisbet||October 29, 1972|
|A woman is haunted by the ghost of her sister (both played by Sandra Dee) who committed suicide.|
|84||5a||"You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Millikan"||John Badham||Rod Serling||Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, Roger Davis, Michael Lerner, Don Keefer, Margaret Muse, Lew Brown, Stuart Nisbet||November 12, 1972|
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
|85||5b||"Smile, Please"||Jack Laird||Jack Laird||Cesare Danova, Lindsay Wagner||November 12, 1972|
|A woman (Lindsay Wagner) tries to get a photo of a vampire (Cesare Danova).|
|86||6||"The Other Way Out"||Gene Kearney||Gene R. Kearney (t),|
Kurt van Elting (s)
|Ross Martin, Burl Ives, Peggy Feury, Jack Collins, Elizabeth Thompson, Paul Micale, Adam Weed||November 19, 1972|
|A murderer (Ross Martin) is lured to an isolated house where a cold, calculating avenger (Burl Ives) makes him pay for his crime.|
|87||7||"Fright Night"||Jeff Corey||Kurt van Elting (s),|
Robert Malcolm Young (t)
|Stuart Whitman, Barbara Anderson, Ellen Corby, Alan Napier, Larry Watson, Michael Laird, Glenna Sergent||December 10, 1972|
|A young couple (Stuart Whitman, Barbara Anderson) inherits a farmhouse where they experience unseen terrors.|
|88||8||"Finnegan's Flight"||Gene Kearney||Rod Serling||Burgess Meredith, Cameron Mitchell, Barry Sullivan, Kenneth Tobey, Dort Clark, John Gilgreen, Roger Mosley, Raymond Mayo, Michael Masters||December 17, 1972|
|A prison lifer (Burgess Meredith) wishing for freedom subjects himself to his cellmate's (Cameron Mitchell) mind-over-matter experiments.|
|89||9||"She'll Be Company for You"||Gerald Perry Finnerman||David Rayfiel||Leonard Nimoy, Lorraine Gary, Kathryn Hays, Bern Hoffman||December 24, 1972|
A widower (Leonard Nimoy) is watched by a strangely menacing cat. |
Note: Based on a short story of the same title by Andrea Newman
|90||10||"The Ring with the Red Velvet Ropes"||Jeannot Szwarc||Robert Malcolm Young||Gary Lockwood, Joan Van Ark, Chuck Connors, Ralph Manza, Charles Davis, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, James Bacon, Frankie Van||January 7, 1973|
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
|91||11||"Something in the Woodwork"||Edward M. Abroms||Rod Serling||Geraldine Page, Leif Erickson, Paul Jenkins, John McMurtry, Barbara Rhoades||January 14, 1973|
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
|92||12||"Death on a Barge"||Leonard Nimoy||Halsted Welles||Lesley Warren, Lou Antonio, Brooke Bundy, Robert Pratt, Jim Boles, Artie Spain, Dorothy Konrad, De De Young||March 4, 1973|
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
|93||13||"Whisper"||Jeannot Szwarc||David Rayfiel||Dean Stockwell, Sally Field, Kent Smith||May 13, 1973|
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
|94||14||"The Doll of Death"||John Badham||Jack Guss||Susan Strasberg, Alejandro Rey, Murray Matheson, Barry Atwater, Jean Durand, Henry Brandon||May 20, 1973|
An Englishman (Barry Atwater) uses voodoo to get revenge on a romantic rival (Alejandro Rey). |
Note: Based on a short story by Vivian Meik
|95||15a||"Hatred unto Death"||Gerald Perry Finnerman||Halsted Welles||Stephen Forrest, Dina Merrill, Fernando Lamas, George Barrows, Caro Kenyatta, Ed Rue, David Tyrone||May 27, 1973|
|Anthropologists (Steve Forrest, Dina Merrill) respond to a captive gorilla's primeval hatred.|
|96||15b||"How to Cure the Common Vampire"||Jack Laird||Jack Laird||Richard Deacon, Johnny Brown||May 27, 1973|
|Two men (Richard Deacon, Johnny Brown) debate the best way to kill vampires.|
These segments were produced for season 2 but were not aired during the original broadcast run.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Cast||Original air date|
|97||1||"Die Now, Pay Later"||Timothy Galfas||Jack Laird (t),|
Mary Linn Roby (s)
|Will Geer, Slim Pickens||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.
|98||2||"Room for One Less"||Jack Laird||Jack Laird||Lee Jay Lambert, James Metropole||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.
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"
- "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.
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.
- Skelton, Scott; Benson, Jim (1998). Rod Serling's Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour (Television and Popular Culture). Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press. p. 89. ISBN 978-0815627821.