- "Witchcraft, the black arts. In this enlightened day do rational people believe in the existence of witches? The answer proved to be a simple "yes.""
- ―Carl Kolchak
|"The Trevi Collection"|
Season 1, Episode 14
|Airdate||January 24th, 1975|
|Starring||Darren McGavin; Simon Oakland|
"The Trevi Collection" is the fourteenth episode of the supernatural mystery series Kolchak: The Night Stalker. It was directed by Don Weis and written by Rudolph Borchert. It first aired on ABC on January 24th, 1975. In this episode, Carl Kolchak investigates the fashion industry as he finds that Madame Trevi's competitors appear to be dying off in rapid number. Carl develops a contact with model Madelaine and learns that the agency she works for is actually a haven for witchcraft and ritualism.
|Darren McGavin||Carl Kolchak|
|Simon Oakland||Tony Vincenzo|
Guest Starring Edit
|Nina Foch||Madame Trevi|
|Bernie Kopell||Doctor Gravanites|
|Jack Grinnage||Ron Updyke|
|Ruth McDevitt||Emily Cowles|
|Richard Bakalyn||The 1st killer|
|Doug Fowley||The Super|
|Henry Brandon||The Man|
|Henry Slate||The 2nd killer|
|Dennis McCarthy||The figure|
|George Chandler||Model agency manager|
|Chuck Waters||Mickey Patchek|
Notes & Trivia Edit
- This episode is included on disc four of the Classic Television: Kolchak: The Night Stalker DVD collection.
- This is the third episode of Kolchak: The Night Stalker directed by Don Weis. He previously directed "Firefall". His next episode is "Demon in Lace".
- This is the fourth episode of Kolchak: The Night Stalker written by Rudolph Borchert. He previously wrote "The Energy Eater". His next episode is "The Youth Killer".
- Actor Bernie Kopell is credited as Bernard Kopell in this episode.
- Actor Richard Bakalyan is credited as Richard Bakalyn in this episode.
- Actor Douglas Fowley is credited as Doug Fowley in this episode.
- Actress Diana Quick is credited as Diane Quick in this episode.
- George Chandler is uncredited for his participation in this episode.
- Chuck Waters is uncredited for his participation in this episode.
- Actress Nina Foch appeared in the 1945 film A Song to Remember, which also happened to mark the cinematic debut of Kolchak: The Night Stalker star Darren McGavin.
- Actress Lara Parker is no stranger to witchcraft. She also played a witch named Angelique Bouchard on the 1960s Gothic daytime soap opera Dark Shadows.
- This is the last television work for actor Dennis McCarthy. He also appeared in the episodes, "They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be..." as a guard and in "Bad Medicine" as a ballistics man.
- This is the thirteenth episode of Kolchak: The Night Stalker with Paul Baxley as a stunt coordinator.
- Carl Kolchak intones the phrase, "Yeah, yeah, floats like a butterfly...". This is a reference to heavyweight boxing champion Muhammed Ali, who is famous for his mantra, "Floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee." It refereed to Ali's tactic of tiring opponents with his fast footwork and then finishing them off with heavy jabs.
This Day in History Edit
- 2006: The remake of The Fog is released on DVD in both fullscreen and widescreen (unrated) editions.
- 2011: Being Human (US) episode "There Goes the Neighborhood (Part 2)" airs on Syfy and the Space Channel.
- Tony Vincenzo: Now look, Carl, have you been able to connect Murray Vernon with Mickey Patchek?
- Carl Kolchak: No. No, not yet. No, these hoods have spooked my stringers. They, they, they, they act like I got leprosy.
- Tony Vincenzo: You'd be better off. You'd be safer in a leper colony.
- Carl Kolchak: Okay, how much is it?
- Witch: There is no charge. A nominal contribution will be appreciated.
- (Carl puts in a little money)
- Witch: Not that nominal.
- Carl Kolchak: Can you get up out of your chair and walk to the window? Can you make it?
- Tony Vincenzo: (at the window) Now what do I do? Jump?
- Carl Kolchak: You want me to open the window for you? Look. Look, look down there in the street. See the guy leaning up against the car reading the newspaper?
- Tony Vincenzo: Yeah...
- Carl Kolchak: Well, does he look like a scoutmaster to you?!?
- Tony Vincenzo: Well, look, Carl. We can call the police; they'll pick him up and shake him down.
- Carl Kolchak: On what charge? Slow reading in public?
- Carl Kolchak: He gave me a deadline – with the accent on "dead."
- Tony Vincenzo: Well, threats are the standard situation with newsmen, Carl. You know that. It goes with the territory like the high salary.
- Carl Kolchak: Tuesday May 2nd, 1:00pm. Mickey Patchek was a snitch, a dealer, a peddler of information. His clothes were as cheap as his reputation. So when he phoned me with some information to sell I was surprised that he wanted to meet me in the heart of Chicago's chic-chic high fashion district. What started out as a mild surprise culminated in stark raving terror.
- Carl Kolchak: You don't believe in witchcraft, of course.
- Doctor Gravanites: No, Of course not. But in this particular case, I'd agree with what my mother used to say about chicken soup.
- Carl Kolchak: Oh yeah, what was that?
- Both: It couldn't hurt.
- Carl Kolchak: Dying and maiming were coming into vogue in the fashion business.
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