TV Series | TV-PG | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Rod Serling presents tales of horror illustrated in various paintings.
Like most TV shows, "Night Gallery" was produced on a tight budget and shooting schedule. During the filming of a story that had a period setting, director John Badham missed a few camera shots that included a horse and cart. As this was rented, Badham had to inform Jack Laird that he needed the horse and cart once again to finish the story. Apparently, Laird grumbled and complained about the expense - but still gave John Badham the $50 regardless.
For those of you who've never met me, you might call me the under-nourished Alfred Hitchcock.
Major changes were made to most episodes for syndication. The 60-minute episodes were edited down to 30 minute packages, with major edits to some of the 30-40 minute segments of the original shows. In cases of segments that were only 15-20 minutes in length, these were padded out by adding stock footage, newly shot scenes, and footage from Hollywood movies such as Silent Running (1972) and Fahrenheit 451 (1966). Most musical cues were also replaced for syndication. In order to augment "Night Gallery"'s syndicated run, episodes of The Sixth Sense (1972) were edited down to 30 minutes, had new introductions by Rod Serling tacked on, and were added to the syndicated run of "Night Gallery."