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"Tales of Tomorrow" What You Need (TV Episode 1952) - Plot Summary Poster

(TV Series)

(1952)

Plot Summary

  • An unethical free-lance writer, desperate for money, has noticed that many well-to-do businessmen frequent Peter Talley's seedy second-hand shop, where they buy seemingly mundane items for large sums of money. He browbeats mild-mannered Talley into giving him "what he needs," an ordinary pair of shears, and is cautioned to always carry them on his person. The greedy writer, anxious to obtain money to marry his slatternly girl friend, finds the shears to be a life saver. When his scarf is caught in machinery and threatens to strangle him, the scissors literally save his life. Sensing there is money to be made, he extorts the store owner into revealing himself as a scientist whose back room machine gives him a window into a man's future.

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  • An unscrupulous free-lance writer extorts the elderly owner of a seedy second-hand shop who is prescient about the future.

    - Written by (duke1029@aol.com)

Synopsis

The aged proprietor of a curio store, Peter Talley, has exactly what a customer needs, even if that customer doesn't know it himself...

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