I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

TV Series  -   -  Family | Game-Show
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 222 users  
Reviews: 8 user

"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Exclusive Trailer

View the Foxcatcher Exclusive trailer with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 13 titles
created 23 Dec 2010
 
a list of 85 titles
created 02 Oct 2012
 
a list of 156 titles
created 05 Feb 2013
 
a list of 2317 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 27 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: I've Got a Secret (1952–1967)

I've Got a Secret (1952–1967) on IMDb 7.5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of I've Got a Secret.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



Unknown   7  
1967   1966   1965   1964   … See all »
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

This Is Your Life (1952–1961)
Biography | Family | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton
The Honeymooners (1955–1956)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A bus driver and his sewer worker friend struggle to strike it rich while their wives look on with weary patience.

Stars: Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, Audrey Meadows
Documentary | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favourite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.

Director: Jack Haley Jr.
Stars: Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby
What's My Line? (1950–1967)
Comedy | Family | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Contestants with unusual occupations were interviewed by the panelists. Only questions that could be answered with a "yes" or "no" were allowed. At the conclusion of the questioning, the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Daly, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf
'E' (1981)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A giant statue of the letter "E" arrives in the park. One man sees it as "B"; they are preparing to cart him off to the looney bin when a doctor arrives and determines the man needs glasses... See full summary »

Director: Bretislav Pojar
Stars: Patrice Arbour, Bernard Carez
The Price Is Right (1956–1965)
Family | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The original version of an American icon, "The Price is Right" rewarded contestants with valuable prizes for their ability to price items.

Stars: Bill Cullen, Don Pardo, Marty Ingels
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Henry Morgan ...
 Himself - Panelist / ... (221 episodes, 1952-1967)
...
 Himself - Panelist / ... (204 episodes, 1952-1967)
...
 Herself - Panelist / ... (193 episodes, 1955-1967)
Bess Myerson ...
 Herself - Panelist / ... (191 episodes, 1959-1967)
Garry Moore ...
 Himself - Host / ... (116 episodes, 1952-1966)
John Cannon ...
 Himself - Announcer / ... (111 episodes, 1955-1967)
...
 Himself - Host / ... (106 episodes, 1961-1967)
Edit

Storyline

"I've Got a Secret" debuted on the heels of the successful "What's My Line?" Though "Secret" had somewhat similar rules, there were other elements that gave the show its own distinctive flavor. As with "Line," four celebrity panelists try to guess an unknown-to-them secret, which the contestant (or sometimes group of contestants) whispered in the host's ear; the secret was always shown to the television and studio audience. Each panelist has one 30-second period to ask questions that will help them try to guess the secret; if a panelist fails to guess the secret before the buzzer sounds, the contestant(s) receive(s) $20 and the next panelist gets a turn. The process repeats until either the secret is guessed or if all four panelists are unable to guess the secret, meaning the contestant receives the maximum payout of $80 (during the early years, each panelist had two questioning periods, with $10 paid per unsuccessful try). Usually, a skit or demonstration of the secret followed each ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Family | Game-Show

Certificate:

TV-G
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 June 1952 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(1952-1966)| (1966-1967)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

On a 1965 broadcast, the panel from To Tell the Truth (1956) (Tom Poston, Peggy Cass, Orson Bean and Kitty Carlisle) replaced the regular panel of Bill Cullen, Betsy Palmer, Henry Morgan and Bess Myerson on what was known as "The Night of the Big Switch". Coincidentally, Carlisle and Bean had been both regular panelists on the show several years earlier. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Make Room for Daddy: Rusty's Birthday (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

I've Got A Secret (Jazz Version)
Written and Performed by Norman Paris from 1961 to 1962
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The Game Show Network is the perfect time machine.
26 May 2004 | by (Staten Island, New York) – See all my reviews

While channel-surfing the backwaters of digital cable, I came across a whitecap of historical political incorrectness. Gary Moore, the winsome host of "I've Got A Secret," dons an overcoat and muffler at the start of the broadcast. He then breaks the "fourth wall" of the studio on West 47th Street, ventures out into the bitter cold of a New York winter's night and corals a fifteen year old boy on his way to a show. Moore invites the kid in to be a contestant on HIS show. The boy's secret: "I was brought in from the street" easily stumps the celebrity panel. The young man wins two prizes: eighty dollars and a carton of Winston cigarettes--the show's lone sponsor.

Can you imagine the outrage today if a television host gave a minor a carton of smokes? The fifties WERE a simpler time.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why did Gary Moore leave? IrishRose5
seeking episode 'knows all the Gilbert+Sullivan operettas' sabauda
11 yr. old boy just signed a 5 yr. contract as a R/R singer vlboggs
Neil Armstrong prediction doro99
'Rub It In?' group simon_milligan
Contestant on either 'I've got a secret' or 'What's my Line' Tadm-1
Discuss I've Got a Secret (1952) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page