A man sells his soul to the devil to save his failing newspaper and gets more than he bargained for.

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Douglas Winter
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Jackie Benson (as Patricia Crowley)
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Mr. Smith
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Mr. Franklin
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Andy Praskins
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Landlady
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A man sells his soul to the devil to save his failing newspaper and gets more than he bargained for.

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28 February 1963 (USA)  »

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Based on the Charles Beaumont short story "The Devil, You Say?". See more »

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When Mr. Smith is driving the car, three different shots of the speedometer show the car racing, but the odometer never moves. (Though I suppose one could argue the odometer might have been broken.) See more »

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Narrator: [Closing Narration] Exit the infernal machine, and with it his satanic majesty, Lucifer, prince of darkness - otherwise known as Mr. Smith. He's gone, but not for good; that wouldn't be like him - he's gone for bad. And he might be back, with another ticket = to The Twilight Zone.
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Mr. Smith
3 November 2014 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Robert Sterling stars as a newspaper editor named Douglas Winter who is at the end of his rope, since his newspaper the Courier is in big financial trouble, making him consider suicide. Intervening is devilish Mr. Smith(played by Burgess Meredith) who offers Winter the standard deal of success if he sells his soul, which he agrees to not believing it to be true, but when Smith keeps his word when the papers fortunes turn around, Winter realizes that he better find a way to trick this devil if he is to redeem his eternal soul... Amusing episode with a good cast and clever ending, though otherwise it treads quite familiar ground that had been done before, and in less than an hour...


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