Rod Serling Archives

Night Gallery: First Season

Manuscripts by Rod Serling, held by the Rod Serling Archives at Ithaca College.

The collection contains only segments written by Rod Serling and the numbering reflects the holdings of the collection rather than the total sequence of segments.

Script number Episode title Air date Draft date Notes Leaves
01 Little black bag. 12-23-1970 n.d. Based on a story by K.M. Kornbluth. 31 l.
01 Little black bag. 12-23-1970 06-18-1970 Based on a story by K.M. Kornbluth. 7 l.
01 Little black bag. 12-23-1970 7-1-1970 Based on the story by K.M. Kornbluth. Previous revisions: 6-17-1970, 6-25-1970. Prod. # 32304 26 l.
02 Nature of the enemy. 12-23-1970 7-1-1970 Special run. Prod. #32321. Previous revisions: 6-23-1970, 6-26-1970. 10 l.
03 The house. 12-30-1970 6-23-1970 Special run. Prod. #32320. From the story by Andre Maurois. 24 l.
03 The house. 12-30-1970 7-7-1970 Special run. Prod. #32320. From the story by Andre Maurois. 24 l.
04 Certain shadows on the wall. 12-30-1970 n.d. Prod. #32305. Based on the short story "The Shadows on the Wall" 30 l.
04 Certain shadows on the wall. 12-30-1970 6-25-1970 Prod. #32305. From the story by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman. 28 l.
05 Make me laugh. 1-6-1971 n.d.
33 l.
05 Make me laugh. 1-6-1971 5-20-1970 Act II. 4 l.
05 Make me laugh. 1-6-1971 n.d. A short story by Rod Serling. 26 l.
06 Clean kills and other trophies. 1-6-1971 5-20-1970
16 l.
06 Clean kills and other trophies. 1-6-1971 5-20-1970 Revision date from dated pages. 34 l.
06 Clean kills and other trophies. 1-6-1971 n.d. Short story by Rod Serling. 29 l.
06 Clean kills and other trophies. 1-6-1971 3-23-1970 Short story by Rod Serling. 5 l.
06 Clean kills and other trophies. 1-6-1971 1-23-1970 Short story by Rod Serling. Titled "Dittman and son" 6 l.
06 Clean kills and other trophies. 1-6-1971 3-18-1970 Short story by Rod Serling. Titled "Dittman and son" 7 l.
07 Pamela's voice. 1-13-1971 n.d.
12 l.
07 Pamela's voice. 1-13-1971 n.d. A short story by Rod Serling. 9 l.
07 Pamela's voice. 1-13-1971 6-26-1970 Revised. 11 l.
08 Sole survivor. 1-13-1971 n.d. Formerly titled: "The Log" and "Object on the Horizon" 28 l.
08 Sole survivor. 1-13-1971 n.d. Revised excerpt. 8 l.
08 Sole survivor. 1-13-1971 7-7-1970 F.R. 22 l.
08 Sole survivor. 1-13-1971 7-7-1970 A short story. The Sole Survivor by Rod Serling. 25 l.
09 The doll. 1-13-1971 n.d. Based on a story by Algernon Blackwood. 23 l.
09 The doll. 1-13-1971 6-16-1970 From the story by Algernon Blackwood. Prod. #32306. 22 l.
09 The doll. 1-13-1971 7-7-1970 From the story by Algernon Blackwood. Prod. #32306. S.R. 21 l.
10 The last laurel. 1-20-1971 n.d. Based on the short sotry "The Horsehair Trunk" by Davis Grubb. 13 l.
10 The last laurel. 1-20-1971 11-04-1970 Revised. 5 l.
10 The last laurel. 1-20-1971 11-05-1970 F.R. From the short story by Davis Grubb. 12 l.
10 The last laurel. 1-20-1971 11-10-1970 Revised. Based on the short story "The Horsehair Trunk" by Davis Grubb. 2 l.
11 They're tearing down Tim Riley's bar. 1-20-1971 n.d. Formerly titled: "Backward, Turn Backward" Prod. A-32354. 45 l.
11 They're tearing down Tim Riley's bar. 1-20-1971 5-25-1970 Formerly titled: "Backward, Turn Backward" Revised. 8 l.
11 They're tearing down Tim Riley's bar. 1-20-1971 5-26-1970 Formerly titled: "Backward, Turn Backward" Revised. 6 l.
11 They're tearing down Tim Riley's bar. 1-20-1971 5-28-1970 Formerly titled: "Backward, Turn Backward" Revised. 5 l.
11 They're tearing down Tim Riley's bar. 1-20-1971 5-28-1970 Formerly titled: "Backward, Turn Backward" Revised. Title change 5-28-1970. 59 l.
11 They're tearing down Tim Riley's bar. 1-20-1971 7-7-1970 Revised. F.R. Prod. # 32311. 46 l.
11 They're tearing down Tim Riley's bar. 1-20-1971 n.d. A short story by Rod Serling. Formerly titled: "Backward, Turn Backward" 41 l.

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