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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 / ... (70 episodes, 1956-1965)

Don Pardo ... Himself - Announcer / ... (62 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:
Referenced in Columbus Day (2008)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.
Much classier than the current version!!, 29 January 2008
Author: SkippyDevereaux from Parkersburg, West Virginia

After watching "The Price Is Right" with Bob Barker for many years, I had read that there was an earlier version back in the 1950's with Bill Cullen as the host and for many years, I waited to see even one episode of this show to compare it with the current version. Luckily, the Game Show Network showed this program and that is when I finally got my chance to view this program. After the initial shock of just how sedate the contestants were, (they did not jump all over the set, scream and run around like a banshee, or make fools of themselves), I found that I really loved this version of the program. The contestants back then dressed up, with women in dresses and men in suits and ties, not like the ....... contestants these days!! Also, this version did not rely upon all the different types of games as the current version does--just four contestants continually bidding on items. I would love to see this back on the Game Show Network schedule and also to see them put out on DVD.

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