The Pilot

NIGHT GALLERY (Air date: November 8, 1969)

Rod Serling wrote and introduces three supernatural tales with his distinctive stamp: eerie plots and chilling denouements. In the first, a despicable young man (Roddy McDowall) kills his uncle, then suffers a strange haunting from a mysteriously changing family painting. Next, a wealthy blind woman (Joan Crawford) buys herself 12 hours of sight, intending to make every second count if the operation works. And in the last, a fugitive Nazi (Richard Kiley), seeking escape from his past, begins a new phase of torment.

THE CEMETERY
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Boris Sagal
Roddy McDowall as Jeremy Evans
Ossie Davis as Osmond Portifoy
George Macready as William Hendricks
Barry Atwater as Mr. Carson
Tom Basham as Gibbons
Richard Hale
as the Doctor

 

 

 

EYES
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Joan Crawford as Claudia Menlo
Barry Sullivan as Dr. Frank Heatherton
Tom Bosley as Sidney Resnick
Byron Morrow as George Packer (Menlo’s Lawyer)
Garry Goodrow as Lou
Shannon Farnon as the First Nurse [scenes deleted]
Bruce Kirby
as the Portrait Artist

 

 

THE ESCAPE ROUTE
Written by Rod Serling
Directed by Barry Shear
Richard Kiley as Joseph Strobe
Sam Jaffe as Bleum
Norma Crane as Gretchen
George Murdock as the First Israeli Agent