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The Twilight Zone: A Passage for Trumpet

An unlucky trumpet player is given a second chance at life after being run down by a truck.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x32
Production Number: 173-3633
Airdate: Friday May 20th, 1960

Director: Don Medford
Writer: Rod Serling

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Trumpeter Joey Crown is in a back alley outside a club, listening to the trumpeter. Finally the owner, Baron, comes out and Joey comes over and offers to play. Baron reminds him that the last time he played, he loused it up because he was drinking. Joey insists that he's on the wagon and can be a number one boy. However, as he moves his trumpet case, a bottle of whiskey falls out. Baron gives him some money for old time's sake and asks what happened, and Joey explains that the only time he can forget his miserable life and overcome his shyness is when he's drunk. Joey walks away and then angrily throws away his case and sits down, and then starts playing...

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