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Night Gallery: You Can Come Up Now, Mrs. Millikan

A scientist with a reputation for failure insists that he has created a serum that can cheat death.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x5
Production Number: 35217
Airdate: Sunday November 12th, 1972

Guest Stars
Ozzie NelsonOzzie Nelson
As Henry Millikan
Harriet HilliardHarriet Hilliard
As Helena Millikan (as Harriet Nelson)
Roger Davis (1)Roger Davis (1)
As George Beaumont

Co-Guest Stars
Stuart NisbetStuart Nisbet
As Kimbrough
Michael LernerMichael Lerner
As Burgess
Don KeeferDon Keefer
As Coolidge
Margaret MuseMargaret Muse
As Steinhem
Lew BrownLew Brown
As Stacy
Main Cast
Stanley WaxmanStanley Waxman
voiced Announcer


A group of scientists gather at the home of Henry and Helena Millikan. Henry greets the scientists and then waits for Helena, who apologizes for being late as often she is. The scientists ask why they are there, and Henry demonstrates his process for transforming rock into gold. He performs his demonstration but it blows up rather than transform. The scientists inform Henry that he’s an abject failure, not a scientist, and note that he has failed at all of his other extravagant creations and tell him not to invite them in future...

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Episode Notes
Based on the short story "The Secret of the Vault" by J. Wesley Rosenquest.

Episode Quotes
Host: For the benefit of those of you who've not visited art lovers' soirees before, I am your guide, host, curator. I introduce the hanging goodies with just a few words of explanation as to how we secured them for our exhibit: sometimes a loan, sometime a direct purchase, frequently a shovel. Tonight we offer the sour fruit of a scientist-failure, for there are apparently some things that cannot be accomplished. And therein lies the tale and hangs the picture in this, the Night Gallery.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRod Serling
ProducerJack Laird
Associate ProducerHerbert Wright  |  Anthony Redman  |  Burt Astor
MusicEddie Sauter
Music SupervisorHal Mooney
Costume DesignerBill Jobe
Set DecoratorSal Blydenburgh  |  John M. Dwyer
Director of PhotographyGerald Perry Finnerman  |  Leonard J. South
Art DirectorJoseph Alves, Jr.
Main Title DesignWayne Fitzgerald
Film EditorAlbert J.J. Zúñiga
SoundDavid H. Moriarty  |  Melvin M. Metcalfe, Sr.
Assistant DirectorRalph Sariego  |  Lester William Berke
Unit ManagerBurt Astor
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
Gallery PaintingsThomas J. Wright  |  Phil Bandierle
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