Night Gallery

Season 1 Episode 14

Lone Survivor

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Aired Unknown Jan 13, 1971 on NBC
6.3
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A passing ship rescues an unconscious man in a lifeboat labeled Titanic--three years after the liner sank.

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  • "Remake"

    5.0
    Well, apparently Rod was having a tough time coming up with ideas that week, so he simply pinched the Twilight Zone with Nehemiah Persoff and decided to "remake" it.
  • A lifeboat is picked up at sea - with a most unusual occupant.

    8.5
    John Colicos, who had recently scored a great success on stage playing Winston Churchill in "Soldiers", plays a damned soul in this cleverly-plotted segment. Picked up by a liner, this survivor of the "Titanic" claims to be a living jinx, a man who, like the Flying Dutchman, must roam the seas forever in punishment for an act of cowardice - and those who seek to help him are doomed. It's a great pity that the script and direction don't take a little longer to establish the period and the background - when we're told that "there's a war on", it's unexpected, and the fact that the setting is the nineteen-teens is never really made as clear as it should be. The pay-off is still very effective.moreless
Torin Thatcher

Torin Thatcher

Captain

Guest Star

Hedley Mattingly

Hedley Mattingly

Doctor

Guest Star

Charles Davis

Charles Davis

Officer of Watch (Lusitania)

Guest Star

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The events aboard the Lusitania take place in 1915. However, when the Andrea Doria spots the lifeboat, a crewman says it would be "forty years old." That would make the year 1955, but the Andrea Doria sank in 1956.

    • The Andrea Doria had a black hull, but in the stock footage at the end, the ship shown has a white hull.

    • In the opening scene, the crew members (which the viewer later learns are on the Lusitania) are wearing caps labeled "White Star"--the Lusitania was owned by the Cunard Line.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Host: An unforgiving sea usually buries its secrets beneath itself. Warships and ocean liners, treasure galleons and submarines turn into rusting relics inside a watery locker, lost to memory. But occasionally there comes a floating unbidden reminder of disaster like this lifeboat. The painting is called The Lone Survivor, we'll put in tow and see where she came from and why.

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