Night Gallery

Season 2 Episode 19

The Devil Is Not Mocked

Aired Unknown Oct 27, 1971 on NBC

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  • A 1944 WWII era short horror story, written by Manly Wade Wellman which became the basis for this "Night Gallery" episode as well as the basis for F. Paul Wilson's first commercially successful book and subsequent movie adaptation of "The Keep".

    This 1944 World War II era short, but effective horror story by Manly Wade Wellman was superb. Francis Lederer was awesome. Not since Bela Lugosi was there such a smooth, pliable yet ultimately dangerous Dracula. It wasn't hard, after all he had previously played the role in the '50's film "The Return of Dracula". But he was more effective here and much more sinister. Besides I love it when the Nazi's get what is their ultimate hell on earth, as it were. I rate it a ten out of ten. Not bad considering that "Night Gallery", was no "Twilight Zone". I could also picture Louis Jourdan in this role (as he was under contract to Universal at the time). But alas we had to wait almost eight years for he to play as sinister, yet attractive a Dracula the world had not yet seen (until Frank Langella's Count both on stage and screen).