Night Gallery (1969–1973)
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The Sins of the Fathers/You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore 

Famine runs rampant in medieval Wales, forcing terrified young Ian to feast on the sins of deceased Mr. Craighill. / The Fultons delight in the sadistic torture of servants, but, may have met their match when a new robot maid arrives.

Directors:

Jeff Corey, Jeannot Szwarc (as Jean Szwarc)

Writers:

Halsted Welles (teleplay), Christianna Brand (short story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Geraldine Page ... Mrs. Evans (segment "The Sins of the Fathers")
Richard Thomas ... Ian Evans (segment "The Sins of the Fathers")
Michael Dunn ... The Servant (segment "The Sins of the Fathers")
Cloris Leachman ... Mrs. Fulton (segment "You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore")
Broderick Crawford ... Joseph Fulton (segment "You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore")
Lana Wood ... Maid (segment "You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore")
Cyril Delevanti ... The Old Man (segment "The Sins of the Fathers")
Alan Napier ... The Man (segment "The Sins of the Fathers")
Terence Pushman Terence Pushman ... Any Man (segment "The Sins of the Fathers")
John Barclay ... Another Man (segment "The Sins of the Fathers")
Barbara Steele ... The Widow Craighill (segment "The Sins of the Fathers")
Henry Jones ... Malcolm Hample (segment "You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore")
Severn Darden ... Dr. Kessler (segment "You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore")
Pamela Susan Shoop ... Mrs. Foster (segment "You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore") (as Pamela Shoop)
Christopher Law Christopher Law ... Mr. Foster (segment "You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore")
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Famine runs rampant in medieval Wales, forcing terrified young Ian to feast on the sins of deceased Mr. Craighill. / The Fultons delight in the sadistic torture of servants, but, may have met their match when a new robot maid arrives.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1972 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

During filming, a horse stepped on Michael Dunn's leg, nearly breaking it. See more »

Goofs

The Broderick Crawford "robot" seen in the final moments is supposed to be frozen in position, but he is holding his set of garden clippers at two different angles, depending on the shot. See more »

Soundtracks

O Fortuna
(excerpt from Carmina Burana)
Composed by Carl Orff
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Brace yourself, Bridget!
7 May 2008 | by banshee-liamSee all my reviews

As the previous posters have attested, this was one of the most frightening things I ever saw--on TV or in a movie theater. The acting was superb, but it was the story, the foggy night forest that the desperate boy had to run through--round trip!--and especially the taut direction that so successfully created an atmosphere of crushing dread. The fear and contempt that The Widow showed for the hysterical young man before slamming the heavy wooden door behind him made my mouth go dry.

Without giving away what actually happens at the climax, I'll just say that, once it took place, my entire family began shrieking and running from the room in all directions.

Poe must have wept with jealousy. I only wish someone would release this on DVD. (N.B.: The only episode of TV horror equal to "Sins of the Fathers," in my opinion, is "An Unlocked Window," starring Dana Wynter, from "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," which aired in 1965. Have Valium on hand...lots of it.)


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