Dark Legacy

Written by John Tomerlin
Directed by John Brahm
Starring Harry Townes, Ilka Windish, Henry Silva, and Alan Napier
Originally aired on May 30, 1961

A two-bit stage magician inherits a book that enables him to summon demonic forces.

Harry Townes is a familiar face to most genre fans: the character actor appeared in other series such as The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Outer Limits, Star Trek, and Night Gallery, to name just a few. The face of Henry Silva should also ring a bell. In addition to costarring in the original version of The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Silva guest-starred in genre TV shows such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Night Gallery, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. And Alan Napier, who has only a small part in this episode, is well known to TV aficionados for his role as Bruce Wayne's loyal butler, Alfred, in the campy classic Batman.

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