Synopsis by Hal Erickson
It's not for nothing that wimpish Willie Angle (Johnny Harron) is known as "Willie the Worm." Victimized and dumped on by everyone with whom he comes in contact, Willie is too shy and cowardly to retaliate. But when his doctor informs him that he has only six months to live, Willie's worm turns, and he gets even with all his tormentors. By the time he learns that the diagnosis was incorrect, it hardly matters; Willie has proven to himself that he always had the gumption to stand up for his rights. This comes as no surprise to heroine Mary O'Shane (Sally Phipps), who has loved Willie all along.
coward, diagnosis, mistake, self-respect, shyness, terminal-illness