Night Gallery (1969–1973)
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Green Fingers/The Funeral/The Tune in Dan's Cafe 

Nasty land developer Mike Saunders is ready to destroy a widow with a green thumb to get her land. / Morton Silkline arranges a late funeral for an unusual client, Ludwig Asper. / A jukebox in a diner repeatedly plays the same sad song.

Directors:

John Badham (as John M. Badham), John Meredyth Lucas | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Rod Serling (teleplay), R.C. Cook (short story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Flynn ... Morton Silkline (segment "The Funeral")
Cameron Mitchell ... Michael J. Saunders (segment "Green Fingers")
Pernell Roberts ... Joe Bellman (segment "The Tune in Dan's Cafe")
Werner Klemperer ... Ludwig Asper (segment "The Funeral")
Elsa Lanchester ... Lydia Bowen (segment "Green Fingers")
Susan Oliver ... Kelly Bellman (segment "The Tune in Dan's Cafe")
Michael Bell ... Ernest (segment "Green Fingers")
Harvey Jason ... Morrow (segment "The Funeral")
James Nusser James Nusser ... Dan (segment "The Tune in Dan's Cafe")
James Davidson ... Roy Gleason (segment "The Tune in Dan's Cafe")
Harry Hickox ... Sheriff (segment "Green Fingers")
Charles Macaulay Charles Macaulay ... The Count (segment "The Funeral")
Jack Laird Jack Laird ... Ygor (segment "The Funeral")
Brooke Mills Brooke Mills ... Red (segment "The Tune in Dan's Cafe")
Bill Quinn ... Doctor (segment "Green Fingers")
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Storyline

A ruthless tycoon takes extreme measures to try and force an old lady to sell her property, only to discover that the obstacle standing in his way is the woman's unusual talent for gardening. A funeral home director ends up having his hands full when a vampire makes plans for his own funeral. A couple stop at a roadside diner, where they encounter a jukebox that plays only one song: a tune connected to a tragic romance that took place at the diner years ago.

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Trivia

"The Funeral" was an adaptation of the short story by Richard Matheson. See more »

Goofs

In "Green Fingers", Saunders looks at Mrs. Bowen's house and calls it "a crummy stone cottage". The house is frame construction with clapboard siding. See more »

Connections

References The Phantom of the Opera (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

(Untitled Song)
Written by Gerald Sanford, music by Hal Mooney
From the segment "The tune in Dan's Cafe"
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User Reviews

 
Cruel episode yet it's clever for it's twist.
1 August 2019 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

This "NG" episode from 1972 is most memorable for it's segment called "Green Fingers" as it involves a man named Mike Saunders who's mean and cruel and wants to build new structures on an existing property. However to do this he must put an old lady and her current little home to pasture and waste! The episode becomes cruel however it twist with guilt and it turns with some revenge don't want to say more and spoil it for those who haven't seen it! Overall well done episode.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1972 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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