A despondent man hires a taxi to take him to a bridge in order to jump off and kill himself. Rather than refusing service, the taxi driver offers encouragement and tells his own tale of woe.

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Eddie
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A despondent man hires a taxi to take him to a bridge in order to jump off and kill himself. Rather than refusing service, the taxi driver offers encouragement and tells his own tale of woe.

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30 December 1954 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Robert Foulk plays Charlie, the bartender. The closing credits misidentify his character's name as "Robert". See more »

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No good deed goes unpunished!
7 August 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In this installment of "Four Star Playhouse", Dick Powell plays Eddie--a smarty pants taxi driver. While he was extremely sarcastic and sounds very jaded, he really is a good guy at heart--though for a while the viewer isn't so certain! This is taken to the limit with a cab fare...a rich guy who is miserable because his wife his dumped him. After taking the guy home, the man sees the lady and argues with her and then gets back in the cab...demanding the cab driver drives him to the MIDDLE of a bridge so he can jump! Well, the cabbie is so clever and jaded that he agrees to do it and acts like it's no skin off his nose if the guy jumps...provided he STILL pays his fare!

This is a very good episode of the series for two big reasons. Dick Powell is great and the show is different...really, really different. I can't for the life of me recall seeing anything like it and it's well written to boot. If you are interested in seeing it, the show is available along with many others from the series, for free download at archive.org.


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