The Twilight Zone

Season 1 Episode 2

One for the Angels

Aired Unknown Oct 09, 1959 on CBS

Episode Recap

Lew Bookman, a sidewalk salesman, is informed by Mr. Death that he is to die at midnight. Bookman convinces Death to allow him to live until he has had a chance to do his masterpiece, the Big Pitch - "one for the angels." Death arranges for a truck to hit Maggie, a neighborhood child, to take Lew's place. Death has to be in Maggie's room at midnight to claim her. Bookman saves Maggie by making a pitch so enthralling that Death misses his deadline. Having made his pitch, Lew leaves with Mr. Death.