Gangsters drive into an alleyway, look around, and then dump off a dead man behind some crates. Nathan Edward Bledsoe, a bum, is sleeping on the fire escape above. He wakes up and stumbles down, and sees the corpse. After checking for a pulse and figuring the man is dead, he goes through the pockets and takes the man's keys. He then strips off the corpse's expensive shoes and puts them on. He hears a siren and quickly runs off down the street. Two other bums, Sam and Chips, approach him and figure he's had some kind of windfall. They want in on it but Nate walks away from them, then pauses by a mirror weight machine and looks at his reflection. The two men try to stop him and he brusquely tells them to leave off and then continues on his way...Read the full recap
This episode was remade as an episode for the 1985 revival of The Twilight Zone. It was entitled "Dead Woman's Shoes".
Ben Wright was also in "Judgment Night" and "Deaths-head Revisited."
Narrator: Nathan Edward Bledsoe, of the Bowery Bledsoes', a man once, a specter now. One of those myriad modern-day ghosts that haunt the reeking nights of the city in search of a flop, a handout, a glass of forgetfulness. Nate doesn't know it but his search is about to end, because those shiny new shoes are going to carry him right into the capital of the Twilight Zone.
Dagget: The, uh, fellow who gave you the message, what'd he look like?
Nate: Ah, Bernie, my business is forgetting, not remembering.
Narrator: There's an old saying that goes, 'If the shoe fits, wear it.' But be careful. If you happen to find a pair of size nine black-and-gray loafers, made to order in the old country, be very careful--you might walk right into the Twilight Zone.