In this hit 1950's TV series, a millionaire indulges himself giving away one million dollars apiece to persons that he has never met.
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 Michael Anthony (206 episodes, 1955-1960)
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 John Beresford Tipton / ... (206 episodes, 1955-1960)
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John Beresford Tipton is a multi millionaire and among the things he does with his money is to give away a million dollars to people he doesn't know. So every week Tipton who is not seen, instructs his assistant, Michael Anthony to go bring the person he chose their check. And he asks them to sign an agreement not to tell anyone how they got the money. And we see how the recipients lives are changed. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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19 January 1955 (USA)  »

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If You Had a Million  »

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(205 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

As the series progressed:
  • $1,000,000 in 1955 had the same purchasing power as $8,713,000 in 2013.
  • $1,000,000 in 1956 had the same purchasing power as $8,588,000 in 2013.
  • $1,000,000 in 1957 had the same purchasing power as $8,307,000 in 2013.
  • $1,000,000 in 1958 had the same purchasing power as $8,085,000 in 2013.
  • $1,000,000 in 1959 had the same purchasing power as $8,010,000 in 2013.
  • $1,000,000 in 1960 had the same purchasing power as $7,890.000 in 2013.
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I Wish They Showed This One Again
22 January 2003 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

Here's a program that really caught my fancy when I was growing up. Everyone dreams of wealth. Whether one million dollars is a lot of money now or not, I wouldn't mind having such an amount.

It is a fabulous amount, still. And the concept of instant wealth is still intriguing to us. Witness: the proliferation of money shows currently.

The best part of the program was the human lessons we all learned about Instant Wealth: it's problems, responsibilities and the greed and envy of others.

The program should be brought back. Maybe Hallmark can do us all the kind favor?


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