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The Twilight Zone: One for the Angels

Mr. Bookman, a sidewalk salesman convinces Mr. Death to allow him the one big pitch he has always dreamed of, before he is to die.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: 173-3608
Airdate: Friday October 09th, 1959

Director: Robert Parrish
Writer: Rod Serling

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Lew Bookman, a sidewalk salesman is informed by a man in a black suit that he is to die at midnite. Lew begs Mr. Death to allow him to make that one big pitch he has always desired and then would gladly go with him. Having tried to deceive him Mr. Death makes a truck hit a little girl from the neighborhood who would take his place if he didn't come with him in time. In order to take Maggie with him he must be in her room by midnite. Lew makes his big pitch watched by Mr. Death and makes him miss his deadline. Having saved Maggie and made his best ever pitch, Lew happily goes off with Mr. Death...

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