A man suffering from a severe heart condition is mistakenly told that he has been cured. To celebrate, he indulges in all the activities that had been denied him, not realizing that the strain could kill him.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Mennick
Boy (as Warren Beaty)
Frank Campanella
Sidney Armus
Raymond Bramley ...
Dr. Harrison
Robert Dryden
Joseph Helgesen
Kenneth Konopka
John McQuade
Joseph Sullivan
Gene Sultan


Thinking he has been cured of a heart condition, as his test results were mixed up with those of another patient, Jamea Merrick goes to celebrate, by spending the day at an amusement park. There he meets younger Emily,and they proceed to enjoy the park's many activities. Written by efffee@aol.com

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Release Date:

11 November 1957 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Good drama

A man suffering of a bad heart condition from his childhood goes to his doctor to hear that his health is suddenly perfect, just like that. He can drink again, exercise, dance, make everything he could not up to now. But it appears that something went wrong; beware, if you paid great attention to the episode, just at the beginning, you'll get what I mean. Just after our lead visit to the physician, the doc receives another patient who comes to a regular visit and who hears that his heart condition is deadly critical. Yes folks, the files were accidentally mixed by the secretary when the heart fainted man arrived. So the suspense here is to find the hoaxed patient to tell him to take care of his heart, and forget the doctor's talk. This kind of scheme, finding a poor man whose health is in jeopardy, has already been told before, but it always works. I will also add that story is poignant, especially at the end with a sad ending. It grabs you the guts. A tale about loneliness

Look for Warren Beatty in one of his - if not his - first performances, as a beach boy harassing his own girl friend.

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