Night Gallery (1969–1973)
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The Ring with the Red Velvet Ropes 

Newly crowned boxing champ Jim Figg is taken to a mysterious elite hotel, where he's to fight an old boxing champ that no one has ever beaten.


Jeannot Szwarc (as Jean Szwarc)


Edward D. Hoch (story "The Ring with the Velvet Ropes"), Robert Malcolm Young (teleplay)


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Episode credited cast:
Gary Lockwood ... James Figg
Joan Van Ark ... Sondra Blanco (as Joan van Ark)
Chuck Connors ... Roderick Blanco
Ralph Manza ... Max
Charles Davis Charles Davis ... Hayes
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ... Big Dan Anger
James Bacon James Bacon ... 2nd Reporter
Frankie Van Frankie Van ... Referee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rod Serling ... Himself - Host


After becoming world champion boxer, Jim Figg steps into his locker room shower, but steps out into a luxurious room in a strange house, where he is expected to participate in a fight with an opponent who has an extraordinary winning streak in the ring going. Written by Ron Kerrigan <>

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5 November 1972 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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A Game Of Boxing
13 November 2014 | by AaronCapenBannerSee all my reviews

Gary Lockwood plays newly crowned heavy-weight champion Jim Figg, who has just taken a shower in his hotel room only to emerge in a different location, which turns out to be a suite of some kind. He is informed by a valet that he is now the guest of Roderick & Sandra Blanco(played by Chuck Connors & Joan Van Ark). Roderick wants a private match with Jim, and promises to make it worth his while, but Sandra tells him to throw the fight, not because she fears for his safety, but because the price of victory will be too high... Mediocre tale will fool no one who has seen "The Twilight Zone", but interesting cast and direction give it a bit of distinction.

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