In "Tell You Why I Shouldn't Die, a Coney Island pitchman has to talk fast to save his own life.
Before he does, Charlie allows Nat to give him one last pitch. One last chance to explain why he shouldn't die.
Nat explains that he did steal Charlie's girl, Eileen, but that was partly her fault, too. He did take Eileen to Reno to get married and then dump her for someone else, but only because they really weren't right for each other. Yes, he did turn Charlie into the police for murdering Eileen when she returned from Reno, but he only did it because it was in Charlie's best interest...
Will Charlie let bygones be bygones?
"Tell You Why I Shouldn't Die" was written by David Ellis and produced/directed by Elliott Lewis . Richard Widmark starred as Nat and Hy Averback played Charlie. Also appearing were Mary Shipp, Cathy Lewis, Joy Terry, and Larry Thor. This episode aired on June 7, 1951.
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