The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy | Romance
7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 323 users  
Reviews: 6 user

This was a Colgate sponsored Comedy hour that featured many notable Comedians and Entertainers of the era as Guest Stars.

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 42 titles
created 18 Sep 2011
 
a list of 7 titles
created 20 Sep 2011
 
a list of 330 titles
created 27 Dec 2011
 
a list of 641 titles
created 22 Jan 2012
 
a list of 61 titles
created 21 Sep 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Colgate Comedy Hour.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



Unknown   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1955   1954   1953   1952   1951   1950  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

To improve his social life, a nerdish professor drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love.

Director: Jerry Lewis
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Del Moore
The Dean Martin Show (1965–1974)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Dean Martin hosts with several different celebrities that have several sketches of improv that breaks down comedy, race, and sex all at of the same time.

Stars: Dean Martin, Sandahl Bergman, Dom DeLuise
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Prototype dumb blonde Irma and her slacker, wheeler-dealer boyfriend Al interfere in the love life of Irma's level-headed room mate Jane.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: John Lund, Diana Lynn, Don DeFore
Comedy | Crime | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Singer Steve, friend Seymour and fiance Jane, along with her dizzy blonde room mate Irma, have a series of misadventures on a California-bound train and end up involved with a gang of murderous gangsters in Las Vegas.

Director: Hal Walker
Stars: John Lund, Marie Wilson, Diana Lynn
The Sid Caesar Show (1963–1964)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Stars: Sid Caesar, Joey Forman, Gisele MacKenzie
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Alvin Corwin is low man on the totem pole, and goes from one mishap to another at an army training camp in World War II.

Director: Hal Walker
Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Mike Kellin
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin wants to achieve success in show biz by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.

Director: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott
The Sid Caesar Show (TV Movie 1958)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Stars: Sid Caesar, Jeanne Bal, Art Carney
Stanley (1956–1957)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
Stars: Buddy Hackett, Carol Burnett, Paul Lynde
At the Movies (TV Movie 1959)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Stars: Sid Caesar, Rod Alexander, Art Carney
Hooray for Love (TV Movie 1960)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Director: Burt Shevelove
Stars: Art Carney, Alice Ghostley, Kenneth Nelson
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Charles S. Dubin
Stars: Woody Allen, Gower Champion, Damita Jo Freeman
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Himself - Host (204 episodes, 1950-1955)
...
 Himself - Host / ... (202 episodes, 1950-1955)
Edit

Storyline

This was a Colgate sponsored Comedy hour that featured many notable Comedians and Entertainers of the era as Guest Stars.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 September 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Colgate Summer Comedy Hour  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The episode broadcast on 22 November 1953, hosted by Donald O'Connor, made history as the very first ever color television broadcast in the NTSC color system. See more »

Connections

Followed by The NBC Comedy Hour (1956) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

First TV show in colour
9 December 2002 | by (Minffordd, North Wales) – See all my reviews

'Colgate Comedy Hour' was a first-rate comedy-variety series, performed live from New York City and featuring some of the biggest names in American show business at the time. The series was sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive, a 'health and beauty aids' company which had established a healthy presence in the sponsorship of entertainment since the early days of radio. In the 1940s, Al Jolson had starred in a weekly radio show sponsored by Colgate Tooth Powder, but he mistakenly kept identifying the sponsor as 'Colgate Toothpaste': a different product altogether, which was sponsoring a different radio show at the time.

Apart from its excellent entertainment value, the Colgate Comedy Hour is also important for a technological reason. The episode broadcast live on 22 November, 1953, hosted by Donald O'Connor, was the very first colour tv broadcast. Prior to this, all colour tv transmissions had been closed-circuit only.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Robert Clary dlstrallow
Bud + Lou kfipaul
Martin and Lewis image RockabillyKickstart
Discuss The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page