This short looks at the odd bequests that people have made in their wills over the years. They include a woman who left her fortune to her pet cat and a murderer who ensured that his ... See full summary »
This short looks at the odd bequests that people have made in their wills over the years. They include a woman who left her fortune to her pet cat and a murderer who ensured that his corneas would be donated to a blind girl after he was put to death in the electric chair. At the end, the will of Charles Lounsberry, who died with no earthly possessions, is read in its entirety. Written by
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This time, producer/narrator John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade" takes a short look at "Your Last Act" - herein, meaning your "Last Will and Testament". Foolish, wise, spiteful, and sentimental wills are read. A goldfish is clothed, and a dog kept well fed. A little girl receives the gift of vision (a cornea transplant), from a remorseful death-row criminal. The centerpiece is Mr. Nesbitt's reading of a relatively long will, written by one "Charles Lounsberry", a Christian man with nothing material to give (his "will" was later found to be a work of fiction). It's directed by up-and-coming Fred Zinnemann, and offers a welcome look at some stars hearkening back to the days of "silent" films.
**** Passing Parade: Your Last Act (7/12/41) Fred Zinnemann ~ John Nesbitt, Vince Barnett, Claire McDowell
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