In "The Man Who Threw Acid" Tony Barrett stars as a punk who tries to prove himself to the mob but ends up becoming the most hated man in town.
As the episode opens, a young assemblyman on the rise has successfully persuaded his fellow city politicians to stand up to organized crime. The local bosses don't like the intrusion, and quietly order a hit on the upstart politician. The man picked to do the job is a middle-aged punk named Steve Kleiber. All he has to do is throw acid in the face of the assemblyman and not get caught doing it. For that, he will receive $200 and a possible chance to get in with mob.
Steve gets the job done with no problems, but afterward, things start to go wrong. The attack has the opposite effect it is supposed to, and now Steve must escape all of the people who are out to get him...
"The Man Who Threw Acid" was produced and directed by Antony Ellis. (The name of the writer isn't given.) Tony Barrett and William Conrad starred. Also appearing were John Dehner and Charlotte Lawrence. This episode aired on July 17, 1956.
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