Night Gallery (1969–1973)
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Deliveries in the Rear/Stop Killing Me/Dead Weight 

Anatomy teacher John Fletcher, who uses grave robbers to get bodies, learns a lesson. / A strange woman goes to the police to report her husband for attempted murder. / Criminal Landau doubts the credentials of aging exporter Bullivant.


Hal Dresner (short story "Stop Killing Me"), Jack Laird (teleplay) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Albertson ... O. Bullivant (segment "Dead Weight")
Geraldine Page ... Frances Turchin (segment "Stop Killing Me")
Cornel Wilde ... Dr. John Fletcher (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
Bobby Darin ... Landau (segment "Dead Weight")
Rosemary Forsyth ... Barbara Bennett (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
James Gregory ... Police Sgt. Stanley Beverlow (segment "Stop Killing Me")
James Metropole ... Delivery Boy (segment "Dead Weight")
Peter Whitney ... First Grave Robber (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
Larry D. Mann ... Hannify (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
Walter Burke ... Jamie (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
Peter Brocco ... Dr. Shockman (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
Ian Wolfe ... Dillingham (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
Marjorie Bennett ... Mrs. Woods (segment "Deliveries in the Rear") (as Marjorie E. Bennett)
John Maddison John Maddison ... Second Grave Robber (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")
Gerald McRaney ... Tuttle (segment "Deliveries in the Rear")


A surgical instructor is unaware of the sources from which his cadavers are coming from. A nervous housewife goes to the police station after she becomes convinced her husband trying to worry her to death. A mobster on the run turns to an easygoing exporter for help in trying to flee the authorities.

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Release Date:

9 February 1972 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


To judge from the costumes, "Deliveries in the Rear" is set in the approximate time period of the infamous Burke and Hare murders (circa 1828). See more »


The corpse's Adam's apple moves from time to time. See more »

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Sounds familiar to me
5 October 2019 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

Especially the first segment, using the very same tooic as FLESH AND THE FIENDS, THE BODYSNATCHER, or Freddie Francis's THE DOCTOR AND THE DEVILS, itself inspired by the true story, actual case of Burke and Hare, two men ready at anything to get money. I won't tell more about this topic, just enjoy.

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