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Dead Man's Shoes (The Twilight Zone)

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Dead Man's Shoes (The Twilight Zone)

"Dead Man's Shoes"
The Twilight Zone episode
Episode no. Season 3
Episode 18
Directed by Montgomery Pittman
Written by Charles Beaumont
Produced by Buck Houghton
Featured music Stock from "The Fever"
Production code 4824
Original air date January 19, 1962
Guest actors

"Dead Man's Shoes" is episode 83 of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. It originally aired on January 19, 1962 on CBS.


  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Quotations 3
    • Opening narration 3.1
    • Closing narration 3.2
  • Remakes 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


A homeless man, Nate Bledsoe, snatches a pair of shoes from the target of a mob hit dumped in an alley. Wearing the shoes infuses him with the personality and memories of the victim; he continues his life as the dead man. Nate stops by the home of the victim’s girlfriend, who recognizes his manner and kiss. Nate then goes to a bar to confront Dagget, the boss who had him killed. Dagget is at first unsettled, but then realizes who Nate is and has him gunned down. Before he dies, the spirit promises to return until he finishes Dagget off, vowing, "I'll be back, Bernie, and I"ll keep coming back… again, and again." The body (with shoes) is dumped in the same place the original victim was dumped, and another bum finds the corpse and steals the shoes, after putting them on a smile comes over his face…



Opening narration

"Nathan Edward Bledsoe, of the

Closing narration

"There's an old saying that goes, 'If the shoe fits, wear it.' But be careful. If you happen to find a pair of size nine black and gray loafers, made to order in the old country, be very careful. You might walk right into the Twilight Zone."


The episode was remade in the 1985 revival as "Dead Woman’s Shoes" and in the 2002 revival as "Dead Man’s Eyes". This makes it the only original episode to be remade in both revival series.


  • DeVoe, Bill. (2008). Trivia from The Twilight Zone. Albany, GA: Bear Manor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-136-0
  • Grams, Martin. (2008). The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic. Churchville, MD: OTR Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9703310-9-0

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