Hosted by Rod Serling
Guest Stars: Ed Wynn, Murray Hamilton, Dana Dillaway, Jay Overholts, Merritt Bohn
Directed by Robert Parrish
(actor & director credits courtesy IMDB.com)
An aging pitchman who sells his wares on street corners encounters Mr. Death, who notifies him his time on this world is up.
This installment is a nice character showcase with classic comedian Ed Wynn turning in a fine performance, immediately capturing the audience's sympathy from his first moments on screen, and plays off Hamilton quite well. Serling's script for this episode gets perhaps a bit too over the top in the final moments, but this is a quality tale of fantasy which sells itself to the audience convincingly without special effects, not unlike Wynn's pitchman.
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