Night Gallery (1969–1973)
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Pamela's Voice/Lone Survivor/The Doll 

Jonathan's nagging wife Pamela, whom he killed after years of being pushed around by her, haunts him. / In 1915, Allied ship finds a confused man in a lifeboat from the Titanic. / British Army Colonel Masters fights his niece's evil doll.

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Jonathan (segment "Pamela's Voice")
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Survivor (segment "Lone Survivor")
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Captain of the Lusitania (segment "Lone Survivor")
Hedley Mattingly ...
Doctor on the Lusitania (segment "Lone Survivor")
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Miss Danton (segment "The Doll")
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Colonel Hymber Masters (segment "The Doll")
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Pandit Chola (segment "The Doll")
Charles Davis ...
Officer of Watch - Lusitania (segment "Lone Survivor")
Brendan Dillon ...
Quartermaster - Lusitania (segment "Lone Survivor")
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Richards - Lusitania (segment "Lone Survivor")
Terence Pushman ...
Helmsman - Lusitania (segment "Lone Survivor")
Edward Colmans ...
Captain - Andrea Dorea (segment "Lone Survivor")
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Officer of Watch - Andrea Dorea (segment "Lone Survivor")
Carl Milletaire ...
Quartermaster - Andrea Dorea (segment "Lone Survivor")
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A man kills his annoying wife to be rid of her voice, only to find the situation to be less permanent than he hoped for. A luxury liner picks up an unconscious man in a lifeboat labeled "Titanic" - three years after the ship sank. A British colonel in Victorian era England finds himself being stalked by a hideous looking doll that has been sent as an agent of revenge.

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13 January 1971 (USA)  »

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Although the captain of the RMS Lusitania is not given a name, the ship's commanding officer at the time of its sinking was William Thomas Turner. See more »

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The survivor tells the doctor that the Lusitania will be sunk off the "Old Head of Kinsdale." However, the proper name of the headland, which is located in County Cork, Ireland, is the Old Head of Kinsale. See more »

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Each Episode Has Something to Offer
4 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

"Pamela's Voice" tells the story of a man, played by John Astin, whose wife has made his life a living hell. She never stops talking and nagging. She is played by Phyllis Diller who had that squawky, raspy voice. He has pushed her down some stairs and broken her neck and feels he is now free, until he finds himself at the funeral. She is apparently a ghost and is determined to continue to talk and drive him to distraction. He thinks that once she is buried, that will be the end of it, but there is some irony in nearly every episode and things aren't that easy.

'Lone Survivor" involves a ship seeing what they think is a woman in a lifeboat, floating in the water. The boat has the logo "Titanic" on it. It is 1915 and the Titanic sank in 1912. When the figure is brought on board, it is a man, dressed as a woman. He eventually claims to have taken a lifeboat, using the cowardly act of dressing as a woman to do so. But it has been three years. In a typical Rod Serling twist, we soon realize he is on the Lusitania and he knows a torpedo is going to be hitting it and sinking it. He realizes that he may be a "Flying Dutchman" doomed to roam the seas. I won't spoil the ending, but I'd be surprised if you haven't figured it out already.

"The Doll" involves a British man, who has served in India, played by John Williams, who supposedly has sent a doll to his ward. She is a plain young woman who has had a decent life but one without frills. The doll is hideous. It has dark, sunken eyes and a maniacal grin. She can't, however, let go of it. It seems to have a hold on her. The weird thing is that the old soldier says he never sent the doll. At some expense, he buys her a beautiful doll to replace the other, but that doll is demolished, broken to pieces. The conclusion is quite complex and very interesting. It's a really good horror story.


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