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Season 2 Episode 3

The Moon and Sixpence

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Apr 30, 1951 on CBS
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A middle-aged business man walks out on his wife and comfortable middle-class life to fulfill his dream of painting. He moves to Paris and takes over the studio and wife of a hack artist. In his single-minded pursuit of painting, he shows no regard for the wife he left behind, his new mistress (who commits suicide), or a friend he leaves bleeding in a dive bar. This obsession and sense of purpose makes everyone he meets his devoted disciple.moreless

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