Night Gallery

Season 2 Episode 14

Marmalade Wine

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Aired Unknown Oct 06, 1971 on NBC
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  • A mad surgeon imprisons a man who may have psychic gifts.

    6.5
    The "Night Gallery" episodes which aimed at being ghoulishly comic were often poor, and their chief virtue was simply that they didn't usually take up much time. This dramatisation of a (rather more stylish) Joan Aiken story suffers, however, from the unusual defect of being too short. We really need to know a little bit more about the Robert Morse character, and to see a few more of his obnoxious characteristics (and to understand him a little more clearly) for the surprise twist to have sufficient bite. The plot slightly resembles the last section of Evelyn Waugh's "A Handful Of Dust"; perhaps Stephen King (a regular "Night Gallery" viewer) remembered it before writing "Misery"?
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