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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Creator credits missing
30 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Unfortunately, the original creator of THE MILLIONAIRE, who also authored the pilot, has not been given any credit here. His name was Walter Goetz, son of Harry Goetz (Paramount Pictures) and this wonderful series was his baby from the get-go. Due to some kind of disagreement over rights or royalties (I forget the details now) he left it all behind in the very beginning and has now, apparently, been completely forgotten. Just thought I'd mention it, having personally known him. Subsequent to his short-lived career in California, he made a living playing the music of Cole Porter, George Gershwin etc. etc. in piano bars and restaurants in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Lucky us. He was a wonderful man and it was truly an honor to know him.


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