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Night Gallery: Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay

A devoted husband comes to believe that his wife's aunt is a witch who plans to take the wife's body next to restore her youth.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x10
Production Number: 34303
Airdate: Wednesday September 29th, 1971

Director: William Hale
Story: A.E. Van Vogt
Teleplay: Alvin Sapinsley

  • Currently 6.5/10
6.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
Jeanette Nolan
As Aunt Ada

Guest Stars
James Farentino
As Craig Lowell
Michele Lee
As Joanna Lowell
Jonathan Harris (1)
As Nick Porteus

Co-Guest Stars
Eldon Quick
As Frank Heller
Charles Seel
As Caretaker
Alma Platt
As Housekeeper
Arnold Turner
As Messenger Boy (as Arnold Turner)
Main Cast


Craig Lowell prepares to leave home for his daily job as a physics teacher at the local university. His wife Joanna, who is planting green carnations, gives him one for his lapel and tells him that she’ll be taking the visiting Aunt Ada for a ride. As Craig departs, Aunt Ada waves to Joanna from her upstairs bedroom window...

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Episode Notes
Based on the short story "The Witch" by A. E. van Vogt. The story was first published in Unknown Worlds (February 1943)

Episode Quotes
Host: For those of you who've never met me, you might call me the undernourished Alfred Hitchcock. The great British craftsman and I do share something in common. An interest in the oddball. a predilection toward the bizarre. And this place is nothing if it isn't bizarre, by virtue of the paintings you see hanging around me. This item here is called Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay. And Aunt Ada's a most memorable character. You may not like her, but I seriously doubt if you'll ever forget her. Be thankful you've met her only in... the Night Gallery.

Craig Lowell: I think it may be entirely logical that I am going mad.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRod Serling
ProducerJack Laird
Costume DesignerBill Jobe
Set DecoratorChester L. Bayhi  |  John M. Dwyer
Director of PhotographyLionel Lindon
Art DirectorJoseph Alves, Jr.
Main Title DesignWayne Fitzgerald
Music ScoreJohn Lewis (3)
Film EditorLarry Lester  |  David Rawlins  |  Jean-Jacques Berthelot
SoundJames R. Alexander (1)  |  Roger A. Parish
Assistant DirectorLester William Berke  |  Ralph Sariego
Unit ManagerBurt Astor
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
Theme MusicGil Melle
Gallery PaintingsThomas J. Wright  |  Logan Elston  |  Phil Bandierle
Warning: Night Gallery season 2 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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