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Night Gallery: Death on a Barge

A man in a fishing community meets a woman, Hyacinth, who claims to be trapped on a barge by her father. Man and woman grow attracted to each other, and Hyacinth says that they will be united as soon as the water is drained from the canal.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x13
Production Number: 35226
Airdate: Sunday March 04th, 1973

Guest Stars
Brooke BundyBrooke Bundy
As Phyllis

Co-Guest Stars
Jim BolesJim Boles
As Father
Artie SpainArtie Spain
As Coastguardsman
Dorothy KonradDorothy Konrad
As Customer #33
De De YoungDe De Young
As Customer #32
Main Cast
Stanley WaxmanStanley Waxman
voiced Announcer


Ron, a local merchant in a small seaside town, is walking past the canal at night when he sees a young woman in a white dress sitting on a barge. He approaches the dock and she introduces herself as Hyacinth. She refuses to come across to meet him, but says that she’s seen him walk by and knows his name. Ron contents himself with talking to her across the canal water that separates them...

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Episode Notes
Leonard Nimoy was so impressed with Lesley Ann Warren when they worked together on the fifth season of Mission: Impossible that he cast her for the role of Hyacinth when he was hired to direct this episode.

Based on the short story "The Canal" by Everil Worrell. The story was first published in Weird Tales (December 1927).

Episode Quotes
Host: We offer you both tricks and treats in this special realm, where the national dish is pumpkin, the national flower is wolfsbane, and our national anthem is the funeral march, which should give you some definitive idea as to the nature of this place. We show paintings like this one. In a color scheme of blood-red sky with corpse-white moon, this, we tell you up front, is a story of vampires. And of course this must conjure up images of Bela Lugosi and Christopher Lee, somewhat frigid, malevolent, monstrous creatures. But reserve such all-conclusive judgment of the living dead until you hear the story of a particular vampire, the kind you might find in a place like this, the Night Gallery.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRod Serling
ProducerJack Laird
Associate ProducerAnthony Redman  |  Burt Astor  |  Herbert Wright
MusicEddie Sauter
Music SupervisorHal Mooney
Costume DesignerBill Jobe
Set DecoratorSal Blydenburgh
Director of PhotographyGerald Perry Finnerman
Art DirectorJoseph Alves, Jr.
Main Title DesignWayne Fitzgerald
Film EditorLarry Lester
SoundRoger A. Parish
Assistant DirectorRalph Sariego
Unit ManagerBurt Astor
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
Gallery PaintingsThomas J. Wright  |  Phil Bandierle
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