One for the Angels

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  • 7.0

    Clever Title

    By tea62, Feb 17, 2014

    A nice twist. I agree with rad - I did not like Mr. Death trying to take the little girl. But a sweet and clever little tale nonetheless.

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  • 7.0

    Tedium Zone

    By radicalplop, Jul 31, 2013

    kind of a jerk move by death to take the life of the little girl. He couldn't find some old dude to take his place? I don't care that eventually the oldie righted things. I got the feeling that death was just tired of hearing the man talk. At the end they tried to make the episode about how much the children loved the old man, but that didn't come across. All I saw was an old man complaining about how hot he was and selling 0 robots, which is a double whammy.moreless

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  • 7.0

    The Devil You Know

    By kiamacricket, Jun 15, 2013

    I enjoyed the banter between Ed Wynn and Murray Hamilton. It's a simple tale, and really stretching the truth to expect that Mr Death would be so taken in by a pitchman, but it works well as a charming and harmless tale.

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  • 9.5

    a heart warming episode

    By jdog2309, Jun 29, 2012

    a must see ed wynn has outdone himself

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  • 7.5

    Another good episode of The Twilight Zone featuring a man who must cheat death twice.

    By Skeeter_700, Nov 13, 2010

    Ed Wynn does a fine job playing an elderly salesman, who must cheat death twice: Once to save his own life and then later to save that of a young girl. This second episode of the series is another strong entry. The greatest strength of the episode is Ed Wynn's performance. Wynn, who worked on Rod Sterling's TV version of Reqeium For A Heavyweight, was a great choice to play the aging pitchman here. He makes his character likable and engaging in the short time he has available to him. Of course, the writing is strong, as it is in most Twilight Zones. Overall, I rated it 7.7 out of 10.moreless

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  • 4.0

    Old man tries to cheat death, twice.

    By leebrown1990, Nov 13, 2010

    Goofy and formualic. None of the visual appeal of the pilot either. At first I thought I was going to get a dry humoured crude business man take on Death. Similair to the potrayal of The Devil in Reaper. But by the end, he was as goofy as the main character, dissapointing. Alot of enjoyement from the show comes from trying to guess the final twist, I was racking my brain trying to think of something clever that could turn the episode on it's head. Instead I got the most obvious conclusion, which was enfuriating in it's simplicity and ability to undo all of the merits of the only intresting character from the get go.moreless

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  • 9.0

    Death comes to call.

    By walrus_8463, May 16, 2006

    Lewis J. Bookman, or Lew to people who know him, is a 69 year old street pitchman who is a close friend to the children in his neighborhood. One day, he notices a man in a black suit watching him and writing in a notebook. When he gets home, the same man is waiting there. The man reveals that he is Death and it is time for Lew to die. Of course, Lew dosen't figure it out at first. Natuarlly, Lew doesn't Lew then tricks Death into letting him live until he makes a last great pitch: a pitch for the angels. Because Lew won't go with him, Death has to take Maggie, a little girl, instead. Death is scheduled to take Maggie at midnight. Lew learns from Death that if he dosen't take her by midnight, she won't die. So, Lew sets up a final pitch that keeps Death busy until midnight finally comes around and he misses his appointment. Since Lew did his last great pitch, he goes with Death.moreless

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