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The Twilight Zone: Printer's Devil

A wily old man, hired by a bankrupt newspaper editor, has the knack of predicting headline stories and claims to be the Devil.

Episode Info


Episode number: 4x9
Production Number: 4864
Airdate: Thursday February 28th, 1963



Recap

Douglas Winter's newspaper, The Courier, has fallen into financial trouble. A Mr. Smith appears, and after talking with Douglas, decides to help pay off the debts, and run the linotype machine. This Mr. Smith just happens to be The Devil, and offers Winter's a contract that would guarantee a successful newspaper in exchange for his soul. Afraid of losing Mr. Smith's services, he reluctantly agrees. Mr. Smith then starts printing up news and then makes the story come true. He creates all sorts of disasters, and Douglas asks him to stop. Mr. Smith makes him a new offer, he will stop as long as Winters kills himself. He agrees, but then gets a brilliant idea. He sets the type to print out a story stating the devils contract is voided, and that Mr. Smith has been banished from the Earth. He decides to run a legitimate newspaper, and then destroys the linotype machine. ..

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