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Night Gallery: They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar

A burned-out, past-his-prime businessman seeks an escape from his high-pressure world and finds himself drawn to a bar from his youth that is being torn down to make way for a parking garage.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x17
Production Number: 32362
Airdate: Wednesday January 20th, 1971

Director: Don Taylor (1)
Writer: Rod Serling

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Guest Stars
William Windom
As Sales Director Randy Lane
Diane Baker
As Lynn Alcott
Bert Convy
As Doane
John Randolph
As Pritkin

Co-Guest Stars
Don Melvoin
As 1st Workman
Matt Pelto
As 2nd Workman
Henry Beckman
As The Policeman (McDermott)
David Astor
As Blodgett
Robert Herrman
As Tim Riley
Gene O'Donnell
As Bartender
John S. Ragin
As 1st Policeman (as John Ragin)
Susannah Darrow
As Kathy Lane
Mary Gail Hobbs
As Miss Trevor
Margie Hall (1)
As Switchboard Operator
Main Cast
Episode Notes
When originally aired, this segment was shown after "The Last Laurel." In repeats, it was shown first to give more emphasis to this award-winning episode.

Episode Quotes
Host: Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to an exhibit of the eerie and the oddball. Our first offering this evening--faces. Paint, pigment, and desperation. The quiet desperation of men over 40 who keep hearing footsteps behind them, and are torn between a fear and a compulsion to look over their shoulders. The painting is called They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRod Serling
ProducerJack Laird
Costume DesignerGrady Hunt
HairstylistLarry Germain
Make-upBud Westmore
Set DecoratorJerry Miggins  |  Bert Allen
Director of PhotographyWilliam Margulies
Art DirectorSydney Litwack  |  Joseph Alves, Jr.
Main Title DesignWayne Fitzgerald
Music ScoreBenny Carter
Film EditorJames Leicester
SoundDavid H. Moriarty
Assistant DirectorLester William Berke  |  Ralph Sariego
Production ExecutivePaul Freeman (4)
Unit ManagerBurt Astor
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
Theme MusicGil Melle
Gallery PaintingsThomas J. Wright
Warning: Night Gallery season 1 episode 17 guide may contain spoilers
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