One of my favorite segments from Night Gallery is a piece based on the 1934 Conrad Aiken’s short story, Silent Snow, Secret Snow. While this version of Silent Snow, Secret Snow is probably the better know their is a lesser seen short film that was was produced by Gene Kearney, who also wrote some episodes of Night Gallery. Whichever one you watch, you will find a wonderful and at times heart wrenching story of a young man who is having some troubles with the real world.
You can read a lot into this tale, some have said it is a purely symbolic rejection of the real world with the fantasy world, while others have looked at is as an allegory for mental illness. I have rewatched it dozens of times and I am still not sure which I feel is right. The best way to decide of course, is to watch it yourself. So please enjoy both versions of my favorite corner of the Night Gallery, Silent Snow, Secret Snow.
Silent Snow, Secret Snow – Part 1 of 2 (1966)
Silent Snow, Secret Snow – Part 2 of 2 (1966)
Silent Snow, Secret Snow (Night Gallery) – Part 1 of 2
Silent Snow, Secret Snow (Night Gallery) – Part 2 of 2