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The Twilight Zone: Dead Man's Shoes

After stealing a pair of shoes from a murdered gangster, a down and out man finds himself following in the dead mans footsteps.

Episode Info
Episode number: 3x18
Production Number: 4824
Airdate: Friday January 19th, 1962



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...

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