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Release Date:
26 November 1956 (USA) See more »
The original version of an American icon, "The Price is Right" rewarded contestants with valuable prizes for their ability to price items. Full summary »
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Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 24)

Bill Cullen ... Himself - Host / ... (54 episodes, 1956-1965)

Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer / ... (49 episodes, 1956-1963)

Series Directed by
Paul Alter (unknown episodes)
Don Bohl (unknown episodes)
Michael Graham (unknown episodes)
Max Miller (unknown episodes)
Lou Tedesco (unknown episodes)
Series Produced by
Mark Goodson .... producer (unknown episodes)
Michael Graham .... producer (unknown episodes)
Beth Hollinger .... producer (unknown episodes)
Willie Stein .... producer (unknown episodes)
Bob Stewart .... producer (unknown episodes)
Bill Todman .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Dave Carey (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Bob Cobert .... musical director (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Jay Stewart .... unit driver (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Jay Stewart .... announcer (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

USA:30 min (2263 episodes)
Black and White (1963-1965) | Color (1956-1963)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The nighttime version was the first game show to be broadcast in color.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of "The Price Is Right" (1984)See more »
Window Shopping (Theme from 'The Price is Right' #2)See more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Great for Its Day, 24 July 2006
Author: rlquall from Middle Tennessee

The original TPIR would likely never fly today; the bidding process would be considered to be entirely too tedious; it should be noted that what is now handled in "Contestant's Row" during this early run comprised the bulk of the show as contestants were allowed to bid and rebid or conversely "freeze" to avoid going over. The highlight of the show would often be what Bill Cullen called his "gimmick", usually a mechanical toy that had caught his fancy. My father really loved this part and was a fan of Cullen and the show in general; I'm surprised how vividly that I remember this early version given my age at the time that it ran.

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