Friday January 17th, 1964
Salvadore Ross is a low class, mean spirited man. There is one thing in life he does love and that is Leah Maitland. Mr. Maitland on the other hand, doesn't care much for Salvadore, and doesn't believe he is the right man for his daughter. Salvadore leaves with a promise of making himself into a new man that even Mr. Maitland would approve of. During one of his tirades, Slavadore manages to break his hand. While in the hospital, he agrees to trade his busted hand with an old man who has a bad cold. As he wakes up he finds that his hand no longer hurts, and he now has a cough. The old man. writhing in pain begs to trade back, but Ross refuses. He's not sure how he did it, but then tries trading something else he needs. He offers a millionaire years of his life for cash and his upscale apartment. He now is an old man, but trades some of his new found age to a group of teenagers for money. He arrives back to see Leah, now a millionaire. But there is one thing he is still lacking, compassion. He trades that with Mr. Maitland, who now is a cranky old man while Salvadore is a compassionate sole. When asking for Mr. Maitland's blessing to marry Leah, Salvadore is shot dead by Mr. Maitland...Read the full recap
Don Gordon is also in "The Four of Us are Dying."
Gail Kobe is also in "A World of Difference" and "In His Image."
J. Pat O'Malley was also in "Walking Distance," "The Chaser," "Back There," "The Fugitive" and "Mr. Garrity and the Graves."
Vaughn Taylor was also in "Time Enough at Last," "Still Valley," "I Sing the Body Electric" and "The Incredible World of Horace Ford."
Narrator: Confidential personnel file on Salvadore Ross. Personality: a volatile mixture of fury and frustration. Distinguishing physical characteristic: a badly-broken hand which will require emergency treatment at the nearest hospital. Ambition: shows great determination toward self-improvement. Estimate of potential success: a sure bet for a listing in Who's Who--in the Twilight Zone.
Narrator: The Salvadore Ross program for self-improvement. The all-in-one, sure-fire success course that lets you lick the bully, learn the language, dance the tango and anything else you want to do--or think you want to do. Money-back guarantee. Offer limited to...the Twilight Zone.