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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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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The Emily Short Story
22 March 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I recently purchased a copy of one of 'The Millionaire' series.

This 1955 episode features Carolyn Jones later to star as Morticia in the Addams Family TV series. Carolyn plays the part of Emily Short who receives a cheque for one million and decides to take a trip to Paris, until this she has never been outside of the US.

It is good clean family entertainment.

It would be great if one of the channels could run them. Maybe someone can drop a hint to TCM or Hallmark.


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