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Night Gallery: The Devil Is Not Mocked

A sneering Nazi general matches wits with a Balkan nobleman, who he believes to be the leader of the local resistance, with interesting results.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x20
Production Number: 34308
Airdate: Wednesday October 27th, 1971

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Guest Stars
Helmut Dantine
As General van Grunn
Francis Lederer
As Master of the Castle

Co-Guest Stars
Hank Brandt
As Kranz
Gino Gottarelli
As Radio Man
Mark De Vries
As Machine Gunner
Main Cast


General von Grunn is talking to his grandson, explaining that he fought during World War II and was a patriot...

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Episode Notes
Based on the short story "The Devil Is Not Mocked" by Manly Wade Wellman. The story was first published in Unknown (June 1943).

Episode Quotes
Host: Oscar Wilde said something to the effect that if there were not a devil, we'd very likely invent him. He serves many a purpose and this grim-visaged character here is proof of that rather bitter pudding. In a story that tells what happens when evil collides with evil - The painting is called The Devil Is Not Mocked.

Master of the Castle: If it's any consolation, General, this is the headquarters of the secret resistance--and I am its proud commander: Count Dracula.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRod Serling
ProducerJack Laird
MusicPaul Glass
Set DecoratorJohn M. Dwyer
Director of PhotographyLeonard J. South  |  Lionel Lindon
Art DirectorJoseph Alves, Jr.
Film EditorSam Vitale  |  David Rawlins
SoundRoger A. Parish  |  David H. Moriarty
Assistant DirectorRalph Sariego  |  Lester William Berke
Unit ManagerBurt Astor
Executive Story ConsultantGerald Sanford
Assistant To The ProducerAnthony Redman
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
Theme MusicGil Melle
Gallery PaintingsThomas J. Wright  |  Logan Elston  |  Phil Bandierle
Warning: Night Gallery season 2 episode 20 guide may contain spoilers
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