Night Gallery (1969–1973)
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Room with a View/The Little Black Bag/The Nature of the Enemy 

Jacob Bauman's nurse figures in his plan to end his wife's infidelity. / A medical bag from the future may improve the fortunes of two bums. / Aghast NASA mission control sees what caused the disappearance of their astronauts on the Moon.


Hal Dresner (teleplay), Hal Dresner (story) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Wiseman ... Jacob Bauman (segment "Room with a View")
Diane Keaton ... Nurse Frances Nevins (segment "Room with a View")
Angel Tompkins ... Lila Bauman (segment "Room with a View")
Burgess Meredith ... Dr. William Fall (segment "The Little Black Bag")
Chill Wills ... Heppelwhite (segment "The Little Black Bag")
George Furth ... Gillings (segment "The Little Black Bag")
Joseph Campanella ... Simms (segment "The Nature of the Enemy")
Morgan Farley ... Charles (segment "Room with a View")
Larry Watson Larry Watson ... Vic (segment "Room with a View")
E.J. André ... Charlie Peterson (segment "The Little Black Bag")
Arthur Malet ... Ennis (segment "The Little Black Bag")
Eunice Suarez Eunice Suarez ... Puerto Rican Mother (segment "The Little Black Bag")
Marion Val Marion Val ... Puerto Rican Girl (segment "The Little Black Bag")
Johnny Silver ... Pawnbroker (segment "The Little Black Bag")
C. Lindsay Workman ... 1st Doctor (segment "The Little Black Bag") (as Lindsay Workman)


When a former physician and his fellow alcoholic companion find a 21st century medical bag, miracles start to happen in the homeless shelter. While the doctor wants to bring his newfound knowledge to the world, his companion is only interested in selling the miraculous black bag. Written by laird-3

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23 December 1970 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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The episode "The Nature of the Enemy" aired December 23 1970 and references moon landings and a lunar colony being established. In real life, the United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) made six moon landings between July 20,1969 (Apollo 11) and December 11,1972 (Apollo 17). This was the last mission by any country to land men on the moon as of 2019. See more »


When Dr. Fall and Heppelwhite fight over the bottle of alcohol and it smashes against the wall, in the long shot there is no liquid on the wall but in the close-ups there is. See more »


Version of Out of the Unknown: The Little Black Bag (1969) See more »

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One Good One Out of Three
2 June 2014 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I wish we could rate these separately. The first one, "Room With a View," has the lovely young Diane Keaton playing a perky nurse to a bedridden man who does his best to tease and embarrass her. She is engaged to the chauffeur who spends seemingly hours polishing a classic car, shirt removed. The old guy has a beautiful wife played by Angel Tompkins who is also enamored of the topless car jockey. The man knows that his wife is two timing him, and that leads to his game. We see this one coming from a long way.

"The Little Black Bag" stars Burgess Meredith, one of Serling's favorites. He and character actor (mostly in Westerns), Chill Wills, are a couple of winos who are together when Meredith finds a doctor's bag that has inadvertently been sent from the future. Wills wants to sell it to the pawn shop for eight bucks. Meredith, a doctor who has lost his license because of his drinking some twenty years earlier, checks out the bag and realizes that it contains incredibly advanced medical tools. He starts to cure people but never thinks about the money involved. Will wants a piece of the action, disappointed that the doctor isn't making any money on this. He is a mean spirited, short sighted alcoholic.

In "The Nature of the Enemy," a short piece by Serling, a pair of spaceships on the moon have lost their crews. One of those still alive reports back to Houston. The result of this mess is really disappointing. I guess, if you have 8 minutes to tell the story, it's a bit of a hit and run. I expected a bit more.

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