Twilight Zone: Season 1, Episode 2

One for the Angels (9 Oct. 1959)
"The Twilight Zone" One for the Angels (original title)

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A pitchman (Ed Wynn) is visited by Death and is forced to get his priorities in order.

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The pitchman Lou Bookman is unexpectedly visited by Mr. Death that tells him that his time has come. Lou appeals to live more to make a big pitch as he has always dreamed on. Mr. Death accepts the request but tells him that he has to take someone else with him. When he selects the girl Maggie Polanski, who is Lou's neighbor, the old man has to take a decision. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Narrator: [Opening Narration] Street scene: Summer. The present. Man on a sidewalk named Lew Bookman, age sixtyish. Occupation: pitchman. Lew Bookman, a fixture of the summer, a rather minor component to a hot July, a nondescript, commonplace little man whose life is a treadmill built out of sidewalks. And in just a moment, Lew Bookman will have to concern himself with survival - because as of three o'clock this hot July afternoon, he'll be stalked by Mr. Death.
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Cheating Death
9 January 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The pitchman Lou Bookman (Ed Wynn) is unexpectedly visited by Mr. Death (Murray Hamilton) that tells him that his time has come. Lou appeals to live more to make a big pitch as he has always dreamed on. Mr. Death accepts the request but tells him that he has to take someone else with him. When he selects the girl Maggie Polanski (Dana Dillaway), who is Lou's neighbor, the old man has to take a decision.

"One for the Angels" is another great episode of "Twilight Zone", with the story of a street vendor that tries to cheat death and finds that it is not easy, bringing a tragic consequence to a little girl. The conclusion is perfect for this tragicomic show. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Além da Imaginação - One for the Angels" ("Beyond Imagination - One for the Angels")


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