My name is Victoria Winters; In the small town of Collinsport Maine, lies the Collinwood mansion where the richest family in town resides. The Collins family has been plagued with troubles since the town was founded. There have been vampires, werewolves, witches, over zealous witch hunters and much more. We join their story as I, the new governess Victoria WInters arrives in town on my way to meet my new charge, David Collins. I am about to encounter strangeness I have never imagined in my wildest dreams.
Dark Shadows is an American Gothic soap opera that originally aired weekdays on the ABC television network, from June 27, 1966 to April 2, 1971. The show depicted the lives, loves, trials and tribulations of the wealthy Collins family of Collinsport, Maine, where a number of supernatural occurrences take place.
The series became hugely popular when vampire Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid) appeared ten months into its run. Dark Shadows also featured ghosts, werewolves, zombies, man-made monsters, witches, warlocks, time travel, and a parallel universe. A small company of actors each played many roles; indeed, as actors came and went, some characters were played by more than one actor.
Dark Shadows was distinguished by its vividly melodramatic performances, atmospheric interiors, memorable storylines, numerous dramatic plot twists, adventurous music score, broad cosmos of characters and heroic adventures. The original network run of the show lasted for nearly five years to amass 1,225 episodes.
It continues to enjoy an intense cult following
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The rich Collins family of Collinsport, Maine is tormented by strange occurrences.
- Rated: TV-PG
- Released: 27 Jun 1966
- Runtime: 30 min
- Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
- Director: N/A
- Writer: Dan Curtis
- Actors: Jonathan Frid, Grayson Hall, Alexandra Isles, Nancy Barrett
- Language: English
- Country: USA
- Awards: N/A
- Total Seasons: 1
Episode 12x46; Apr 02, 1971
Alexandra Isles as Victoria Winters
Nancy Barrett as Carolyn Stoddard Hawkes, Millicent Collins Forbes, Charity Trask, Carolyn Loomis, Leticia Faye, Melanie Collins Young, Amanda Collins
Joan Bennett as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard
Louis Edmonds as Roger Collins, Joshua Collins, Edward Collins, Daniel Collins, Amadeus Collins, Brutus Collins
Mitchell Ryan as Burke Devlin
David Henesy as David Collins, Daniel Collins, Jamison Collins
|Episode No.||No. Overall||Title||Airdate||Runtime||Summary|
|1||1||DS-1 Victoria's arrival and quest to discover who she is story arc||1966-06-27||30||
Victoria Winters travels by train to Collinsport, Maine after receiving a offer to work as a governess for young David Collins. Victoria grew up in a foundling home and has no idea who her parents were. She is on a quest to discover this information along with her new job of teaching David.
Victoria asks Mrs. Stoddard why she was hired and the reply is that Roger knew someone at the founding home. Carolyn antagonizes Joe at the Blue Whale and Roger discovers that Burke Devlin is back in town.
Roger makes a attempt to get a hold of Sam Evens in a panic. Burke starts asking Joe questions about Carolyn at the Blue Whale.
Roger questions Vickie about Burke Devlin raising her ire in the process, then getting her almost to the point of tears. Vickie goes to sleep and then hears ghostly sobbing.
Vickie asks Carolyn and Roger if they heard the sobbing in the middle of the night, Vickie tells Carolyn about David telling her he hates her in the middle of the night. David messes around in Victoria's room while Victoria is talking to Carolyn about the foundling home. Vickie runs into Sam Evans on Widows Hill.
Vickie looks for David in the basement and is accosted by Matthew Morgan who accuses her of wanting to hurt Mrs. Stoddard. Matthew tells Vickie about how he came to work at Collinwood.
Burke Devlin and Maggie Evans run into each other at the coffee shop, Roger has a angry talk with Sam Evans. Burke pays a visit to Sam at home.
Vickie talks with the foundling home trying to find out more information on how the Collins family found out about her. Elizabeth tells Carolyn she is thinking about letting Vickie go, Joe tells Carolyn about his new job.
Carolyn explains the Legend of Widows Hill to Victoria, Burke Devlin being sent to prison 10 years in the past is revealed. Carolyn starts to become infatuated with Burke Devlin.
David over hears Roger telling Elizabeth that he should be institutionalized, Carolyn meets Burke at his hotel and Burke gives her mis-information.
Burke pays his first visit to Collinwood in 10 years and offers to buy the estate. The hotel clerk tells Sam Evans about Burke leaving with Carolyn and going up to Collinwood.
Sam Evans is very distressed, Roger finds out Burke is at Collinwood and Carolyn brought him there.
Victoria visits Matthew Morgan at his cottage, Roger and Burke have a talk in the Drawing Room. It is discovered that Burke had been in prison.
|14||14||DS-14 Start of sub story arc about Roger's accident.||1966-07-14||30||
Victoria comes into her room and catches David in her dresser drawer, he is hiding something in his hand. Burke tries to talk to Joe Haskell at the Blue Whale.
Roger prepares to go into town, Victoria has a talk with David, Victoria also tells Elizabeth she saw Burke in the garage near Rogers car. Elizabeth gets an unexpected phone call in the middle of the night.
Burke Devlin is under suspicion, Malloy questions Burke Devlin at his hotel.
Rogers car brake fail and everyone but Victoria and Carolyn is sure that Burke is behind it. Bill Malloy confronts Burke in his hotel room.
Burke stops by Sam Evans house and talks with Maggie, he startles her when he tells her that the rumors are, that Roger's accident was attempted murder. Once Sam arrives, Burke asks him to paint his portrait in a effort to keep Sam in town.
The Constable visits Collinwood to get the facts of the car accident from Roger and Roger tells about his suspicions involving Burke Devlin having sabotaged his car.
|46||46||DS-46 Murder of Bill Malloy story arc begins||1966-08-29||30|
|70||70||DS-70 Josette Collins' ghost steps out of her portrait||1966-09-30||30|
No Show - original airing preempted for Thanksgiving football game.
Episode not aired - original airing preempted for day after Thanksgiving football game,
Burke and Laura discover their respective plans; Sam resumes work on his strange painting.
David's first meeting with Laura, who is playing both sides of the fence with Roger and Burke.
Laura is invited to stay at Collinwood's cottage in order to help David adjust.
|Alexandra Isles||as Victoria Winters|
|Nancy Barrett||as Carolyn Stoddard Hawkes, Millicent Collins Forbes, Charity Trask, Carolyn Loomis, Leticia Faye, Melanie Collins Young, Amanda Collins|
|Joan Bennett||as Elizabeth Collins Stoddard|
|Louis Edmonds||as Roger Collins, Joshua Collins, Edward Collins, Daniel Collins, Amadeus Collins, Brutus Collins|
|Mitchell Ryan||as Burke Devlin|
|David Henesy||as David Collins, Daniel Collins, Jamison Collins|
|Kathryn Leigh Scott||as Maggie Evans|
|Joel Crothers||as Joe Haskell, Nathan Forbes|
|Anthony George||as Burke Devlin, Jeremiah Collins|
|Thayer David||as Matthew Morgan|
|Conrad Bain||as Collinsport Inn Hotel Clerk|
|Joan Bennett||as Flora Collins|
|Joan Bennett||as Juddith Collins Trask|
|Jonathan Frid||as Barnabas Collins|
|Joan Bennett||as Naomi Collins|
|Dana Elcar||as Sheriff George Patterson|
|Keith Prentice||as Morgan Collins, James Forsythe|
|Grayson Hall||as Doctor Julia Hoffman, Countess Natalie DuPres, Magda Rakosi, Julia Collins|
|Thayer David||as Timothy Stokes|
|Christopher Pennock||as Jeb Hawkes, Cyrus Longworth/John Yaeger, Sebastian Shaw, Gabriel Collins|
|Diana Millay||as Laura Radcliff Collins, Laura Murdoch Collins|
|David Ford||as Sam Evans, Andre DuPres|
|Don Briscoe||as Chris Jennings, Tom Jennings, Timothy Shaw, Chris Collins|
|Robert Gerringer||as Dr. Dave Woodard|
|Terry Crawford||as Beth Chavez, Edith Collins|
|Lara Parker||as Angélique Bouchard Collins, Cassandra Blair Collins, Alexis Stokes, Angélique Stokes Collins, Miranda/Valerie Collins, Miranda duVal, Catherine Harridge Collins|
|Christopher Bernau||as Philip Todd|
|Roger Davis||as Peter Bradford, Jeff Clark, Ned Stuart, Dirk Wilkins, Charles Delaware Tate/Harrison Munroe|
|Kathy Cody||as Hallie Stokes, Carrie Stokes|
|Jerry Lacy||as Tony Peterson, Reverend Trask, Gregory Trask, Mr Trask, Lamar Trask|
|Anita Bolster||as Bathia Mapes|
|Dennis Patrick||as Jason McGuire, Paul Stoddard|
|Clarice Blackburn||as Mrs Sarah Johnson, Abigail Collins, Minerva Trask|
|Craig Slocum||as Noah Gifford, Harry Johnson|
|Abe Vigoda||as Ezra Braithwaite, Otis Greene|
|Humbert Allen Astredo||as Nicholas Blair, Evan Hanley, Charles Dawson|
|Thayer David||as Ben Stokes|
|Kate Jackson||as Daphne Harridge|
|Donna Wandrey||as Roxanne Drew|
|Lisa Richards||as Sabrina Stuart|
|Thayer David||as Sandor Rakosi|
|James Storm||as Gerard Stiles|
|Virginia Vestoff||as Samantha Drew Collins|
|Denise Nickerson||as Amy Jennings, Nora Collins, Amy Collins|
|Robert Rodan||as Adam|
|Thayer David||as Count Andreas Petofi|
|David Selby||as Quentin Collins|
|Michael Stroka||as Aristede, Bruno Hess, Laszlo Ferrari|
|John Karlen||as Willie Loomis, Carl Collins, William H. Loomis, Desmond Collins, Kendrick Young|
|Marie Wallace||as Eve, Danielle Roget, Jenny Collins, Megan Todd|
|Thayer David||as Professor Timothy Eliot Stokes|
|Sharon Smyth||as Sarah Collins|
|Donna McKechnie||as Amanda Harris, Olivia Corey|
|Thayer David||as Mordecai Grimes|
|Executive Producer||Dan Curtis|
|Associate Producer||Sy Tomashoff|
|Production Designer||Sy Tomashoff|
|Costume Designer||Ramsey Mostoller|
|Costume Designer||Mary McKinely|
|Makeup Artist||Vincent Loscalzo|
|Associate Director||John Sedwick|
|Music Supervisor||Art De Cenzo|
|Unit Manager||Michael Brockman|
|Sound Effects Editor||Ed Blainey|
|Hair Stylist||Irene Hamalin|
|Assistant To The Producer||Gloria Banta|
|Stage Manager||John Devoe|
|Technical Director||J.J. Lupatkin|
|Lighting Director||Mel Handelsman|
|Video Playback||Michael Michaels|
|Music Supervisor||Sybil Weinberger|
|Production Assistant||Harriet Rohr|