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Is there an episode mainly shot from the viewpoint of
someone who is thought to be dead but is in fact
paralysed. Left in the morgue overnight finds he can
move one finger to tap on the gurney but when
wheeled along a corridor a squeaky wheel prevents
him being heard tapping. He is then transferred to
another gurney but finds he is lying on his finger. Next
shot is an attendant peering at him and sees a tear on
his cheek? My memory may not be perfect.
Hi John Langhorn. Sounds like "Breakdown" from Season 1 of the original B/W series. Joseph Cotten played the unfortunate victim. I think it was also remade as part of the 1980s colour series.
Hi. I'm looking for more information about a particular episode I watched when young, which had a significant impact for me.
From memory, a guy was involved in a motor vehicle accident, (I think he was a travelling salesman). The long and short of the story was that his injuries were substantial enough for the medical services to not be able to find signs of life, but the story involved his thoughts as he was witnessing what was going on around him as repeated diagnosis could find no sign of life. He is eventually declared dead, and hears the arrangements being made for his body to be taken away. However he begins to cry, (the involountry action of crying being the one bodily function still available to him).As he is being prepared for removal to the morgue his crying is noticed by a nurse, and the medical staff start to respond to what is now obvious to them, is a mis-diagnosis. If we can identify the title of the story, I'd be very happy. Thanks all.