and Shocks | Production Notes | Episodes
Bennett (Elizabeth Collins Stoddard), Louis
Edmonds (Roger Collins), Nancy
Barrett (Carolyn Stoddard), David
Henesy (David Collins), Alexandra
Moltke (Victoria Winters), Mitchell
Ryan (Burke Devlin), Kathryn
Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans), Joel
Crothers (Joe Haskell), Mark Allen (Sam Evans), David
Ford (Sam Evans: Second Casting), George Mitchell (Matthew
Morgan), Thayer David (Matthew
Morgan: Second Casting) Clarice
Blackburn (Mrs Sarah Johnson),
(Sheriff George Patterson),
Diana Millay (Laura Collins)
Allen (Sam Evans: First Casting), George Mitchell (Matthew
Morgan: First Casting)
The show's first title
Victoria Winters arrives in Collinsport to be a governess
to David Collins, sensing that Collinwood holds the keys
to her mysterious past.
Burke Devlin guilty of manslaughter? And how far will he
go to gain revenge against Roger and the Collins family?
murdered Collins employee Bill Malloy to maintain his silence?
ghosts really inhabit Collinwood?
estranged wife Laura returns to reclaim David, but has she
come back to Collinsport a changed woman?
Art Wallace developed the Dark Shadows concepts
and characters from an idea by creator Dan
Curtis. He incorporated many elements from The House,
a NBC Goodyear Playhouse teleplay he had written
location film shoots took place for Dark Shadows,
an innovative step at the time. To read more about the show's
Shadows initially taped at ABC Studio 2, at 24
West 53rd Street, New York. From late August, the show moved
to ABC Studio 16, at 433 West 53rd Street, where
it would remain for the rest of its run.
1966, Dark Shadows aired at 4.00pm EST on ABC-TV.
show recorded a 4.3 Nielsen rating for its first year, with
a 17.8 share across 2.64m daily homes. This figure translated
to over 9m weekly viewers.
Robert Cobert recorded
his earliest Dark Shadows music in London. He pitched
the theme tune to creator Dan Curtis by whistling
it in Curtis' office!
a detailed account of the making of the first episode, click
uncredited Kathryn Leigh Scott played Josette's ghost
in episode 70.
three episodes Thayer David replaced George Mitchell
as Collinwood caretaker Matthew Morgan. Mark Allen
left the show after seven episodes, with David Ford
taking over his role of Sam Evans.
83 and 120 are lost on videotape and survive as kinescope
1-15 | 16-30 | 31-45
| 46-60 | 61-75
| 76-90 | 91-105
| 106-122 | 123-138
| 1967 >