A homeless man takes the shoes of a dead gangster and steps into his life.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Nathan 'Nate' Bledsoe
Richard Devon ...
Ben Wright ...
Harry Swoger ...
Florence Marly ...
Dagget's Girlfriend (as Florence Marley)
Joseph Mell ...
Jimmy (as Joe Mell)


When a hobo finds a dead man lying dead in a city alley, he decides to take his shoes, a pair of rather spiffy-looking loafers. In putting them on however, he becomes the dead man. He returns to his apartment, to his girlfriend's shock and more importantly, he knows who killed him. The dead man is also out for revenge and it seems nothing will be able to stop him. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

19 January 1962 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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The episode was remade in the 1985 revival as The Twilight Zone: Dead Woman's Shoes/Wong's Lost and Found Emporium (1985) and in the 2002 revival as The Twilight Zone: Dead Man's Eyes (2002). This makes it the only episode to have appeared in all three series. See more »


When Nate first encounters the body in the alley and takes the corpse's pulse, the dead victim's fingers move. See more »


Nathan 'Nate' Bledsoe: [looking at the carpet] How'd you get it clean so fast, Bernie?
Dagget: What?
Nathan 'Nate' Bledsoe: The rug. I understand blood's very hard to get out, isn't it?
Dagget: I don't know what you're talking about.
Nathan 'Nate' Bledsoe: Well, I'll tell you what I'll do, Bernie. I'll tell you what I'm talking about. I'm talking about a guy who had a pretty nice thing going for him; plenty of dough, plenty of action. Only he wasn't happy - because he had a partner. That meant he couldn't be number one, and being number one was very important to him. So he ...
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Referenced in The Twilight Zone: Dead Man's Eyes (2002) See more »

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Fancy Shoes
1 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A transient pulls a pair of shoes from a gangster, dumped in an alley. He then takes on the personality of the guy and continues his evil ways. Unfortunately, in the Twilight Zone, you can't get away with this. His actions are so much the same that he finds himself facing the same things that got him killed the first time. There is a pretty cool twist at the end, especially the expression on the new wearer's face as he puts the shoes on. The weakness of the episode is the same old gangster schtick that has been done a thousand times; that Hollywood gangster accent and the whole works. But the story is still quite intriguing.

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