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A man set to be hanged for killing a young girl while he was drunk, may get a reprieve after an unscrupulous man offers to sell the condemned man's father a magic dust which he claims will make those sprinkled with it feel forgiveness.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x12
Production Number: 173-3653
Airdate: Friday January 06th, 1961

Director: Douglas Heyes
Writer: Rod Serling


  • Currently 8.3/10
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Recap

In a small Mexican village, the townsfolk prepare for the hanging of Luis Gallegos, who ran over a young girl with a wagon while drunk. Peddler Sykes arrives in town to hawk his wares and sees Gallegos in the jail. He taunts the prisoner then goes inside to talk to Sheriff Koch. Sykes has sold the hangman the five-strand rope that they'll use to hang Gallegos. The Sheriff suggests he leave but Sykes insists on reminding Gallegos about how he killed the girl when he was drunk. Koch again tells Sykes to get out as even Gallegos doesn't deserve that kind of torment...

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