Night Gallery (1969–1973)
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The Messiah on Mott Street/The Painted Mirror 

Mikey Goldman searches for the Messiah to comfort his dying grandfather Abe. / Removing paint from an antique mirror, shop owner Frank Standish sees an alien landscape that is used to rid himself of his unwanted partner.


Gene R. Kearney (as Gene Kearney), Don Taylor


Gene R. Kearney (teleplay) (as Gene Kearney), Rod Serling (teleplay) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview:
Zsa Zsa Gabor ... Mrs. Moore (segment "The Painted Mirror")
Edward G. Robinson ... Abraham Goldman (segment "The Messiah on Mott Street")
Yaphet Kotto ... Buckner (segment "The Messiah on Mott Street")
Arthur O'Connell ... Frank Standish (segment "The Painted Mirror")
Rosemary DeCamp ... Ellen Chase (segment "The Painted Mirror")
Tony Roberts ... Dr. Morris Levine (segment "The Messiah on Mott Street")
Joseph Ruskin ... Fanatic (segment "The Messiah on Mott Street")
Ricky Powell ... Mikey Goldman (segment "The Messiah on Mott Street")
John J. Fox John J. Fox ... Santa Claus (segment "The Messiah on Mott Street")
Anne Taylor Anne Taylor ... Miss Moretti (segment "The Messiah on Mott Street")


When his grandfather is ailing, a nine-year-old Jewish boy runs out looking for the Messiah. His grandfather said that he will appear big and black against the sky, striking down their enemies. When he gets into trouble and is saved by a black man, he brings him home to his grandfather, announcing that he had found him. Written by laird-3

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Release Date:

15 December 1971 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Abraham Goldman was born in 1894. See more »


Abraham Goldman tells his grandson Mikey that Juan Ponce de León was Italian. However, he was Spanish. See more »

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I'll find a way to get rid of you I'll paint you inside a painting.
3 October 2012 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

Just recently watched this classic episode of "Night Gallery" named "The Painted Mirror" it features the legendary Zsa Zsa Gabor back in the day when she was still a sexy lady. This tale takes a twist as it teaches us bad things can happen to bad people you will like the ending.

Anyway Ms. Gabor plays Mrs. Moore a cold and arrogant not caring owner of a local city thrift store shop she's rude to her owner partner and even her customers. Yet all of that is about to change one day when a woman brings in a special painting which is a little out of the norm. This painting can come to life and be scrapped over and literally jumped into! Wait till you see the clever move that's put on Mrs. Moore by the shop partner and lady paint owner. Mrs. Moore's rude nature is brushed away forever. Good episode with a good twist.

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