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Night Gallery: Stop Killing Me

A woman seeks help from the police, claiming her husband is trying to worry her to death.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x55
Production Number: 34319
Airdate: Wednesday February 09th, 1972

Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Story: Hal Dresner
Teleplay: Jack Laird

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Guest Stars
Geraldine PageGeraldine Page
As Frances Turchin
James GregoryJames Gregory
As Sgt. Stanley Bevelow
Main Cast


Mrs. Francis Turchen, a middle-aged woman, arrives at the police station and tells the homicide sergeant, Stanley Bevelow, that she wants to file a complaint. Her husband Bernard is trying to kill her. He asks her to explain, and Francis says that Bernard keeps telling her that he’s going to kill him. He’s done it in front of witnesses and doesn’t care if anyone hears him. Francis tells Bevelow to call Bernard, because he’ll be glad to admit it. She warns that she’s becoming increasingly distracted by all the different ways that Bernard says he’ll use to kill her, and a bus almost hit her until someone pulled her back at the last moment...

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Episode Notes
Based on the short story "Stop Killing Me" by Hal Dresner. This story was first published in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine (November, 1963).

Episode Quotes
Host: Painting number two in the Night Gallery, addressing itself to the strains and stresses of the married . Having to do with the fact that there is more than one way to kill a cat. And more than one way to dispose of a wife. Our painting is called Stop Killing Me.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorRod Serling
ProducerJack Laird
Costume DesignerBill Jobe
Set DecoratorJohn M. Dwyer
Director of PhotographyGerald Perry Finnerman  |  Charles Straumer
Art DirectorJoseph Alves, Jr.
Main Title DesignWayne Fitzgerald
Music ScoreOliver Nelson
Film EditorLarry Lester  |  John Kaufman Jr.
SoundJohn R. Carter  |  David H. Moriarty
Assistant DirectorLester William Berke  |  Ralph Sariego
Production AssociateAnthony Redman  |  Herbert Wright
Unit ManagerBurt Astor
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
Theme MusicGil Melle
Gallery PaintingsThomas J. Wright  |  Phil Bandierle  |  Logan Elston
Warning: Night Gallery season 2 episode 55 guide may contain spoilers
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