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"Password All-Stars" (1961) More at IMDbPro »"Password" (original title), TV series 1961-1975

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Seasons:
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Release Date:
2 October 1961 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Two celebrity-contestant teams compete to guess words by giving one-word clues in this all-time classic game show.
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Maybe the *best* game show ever... See more (7 total) »

Cast

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Allen Ludden ... Himself - Host / ... (113 episodes, 1961-1975)

Elizabeth Montgomery ... Herself (86 episodes, 1966-1975)
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Series Directed by
Mike Gargiulo (4 episodes, 1964-1967)

Stu Phelps (unknown episodes)
Ira Skutch (unknown episodes)
Lou Tedesco (unknown episodes)
 
Series Produced by
Frank Wayne .... executive producer / producer (2 episodes, 1964-1967)

Howard Felsher .... producer: ABC version (unknown episodes)
Rita Moyes .... associate producer: ABC (unknown episodes)
Fred Tatashore .... associate producer / producer: CBS version (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Bob Cobert (unknown episodes)
Kurt Rehfeld (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ted Cooper (unknown episodes)
Henry Lickel (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Bill Bohnert (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Ed Reardon .... production supervisor (1 episode, 1964)

Herb Benton .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Don Dresser .... production supervisor: CBS version (unknown episodes)
Walt Garrity .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Kevin Monarch .... unit manager: ABC (unknown episodes)
Harry Murray .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Len Ufland .... associate director (1 episode, 1964)
 
Series Art Department
Bill Bohnert .... settings designer (1 episode, 1964)
 
Series Sound Department
Larry Schneider .... audio (1 episode, 1964)

Bud Lindquist .... audio: CBS version (unknown episodes)
Larry Schnieder .... sound (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Robert Conlan .... special effects: CBS version (unknown episodes)
Justin Zizes .... special effects director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Gene Ulrich .... lighting director (1 episode, 1964)

Jim Fitzgerald .... lighting director: CBS version (unknown episodes)
Dick Holbrook .... lighting director: CBS version (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Minnie Ballantine .... program staff (1 episode, 1964)
Gail Bohrer .... program staff (1 episode, 1964)
Jay Chicon .... technical director (1 episode, 1964)
Ellie Hudak .... program staff (1 episode, 1964)
Joan Klinger .... program staff (1 episode, 1964)
Betty Mandeville .... talent coordinator (1 episode, 1964)
Rita Moyes .... program staff (1 episode, 1964)
Sharon O'Connell .... program staff (1 episode, 1964)
Anne-Marie Schmitt .... assistant to executive producer (1 episode, 1964)
Fred Tatashore .... program staff (1 episode, 1964)

Judy Clifton .... contestant coordinator (unknown episodes)
Judith Creifelds .... program staff (unknown episodes)
A.J. Cunningham .... technical director: CBS version (unknown episodes)
Carolyn Duncan .... word authority (unknown episodes)
Reason A. Goodwin .... word authority (unknown episodes)
Robert Gray .... associate director: CBS version (unknown episodes)
David H. Greene .... word authority (unknown episodes)
Sandra Hart .... program staff (unknown episodes)
Claudet McPherson .... production assistant: CBS version (unknown episodes)
Phillip W. Rossi .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Martha Russell .... program staff: CBS version (unknown episodes)
Frederica Schlaff .... program staff (unknown episodes)
Robert Stockwell .... word authority (unknown episodes)
Len Ufland .... associate director (unknown episodes)
Pamela Wesley .... program staff: CBS version (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Password" - USA (original title)
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Runtime:
30 min (2655 episodes)
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Color:
Black and White (1961-1966) | Color (1966-1967 and 1971-1975)
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Trivia:
In 1967, on the milestone of the 1500th episode of "Password All-Stars" (1961), Allen Ludden was presented with a tiny trophy and the reading of a proclamation by that week's guest stars Joan Fontaine and Jack Jones.See more »
Quotes:
[the final ABC telecast on 13 June 1975]
Host:Some time, somewhere, some day there will be another game show, but never one with the class of this one.
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Soundtrack:
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Maybe the *best* game show ever..., 2 November 2000
Author: robroy45 from Ottawa, Canada

"Password" was one of those rare game shows in which contestants had to rely on mental abilities *other* than memory. Contestants on games such as "Jeopardy" and "Who wants to be a Millionaire?" rely on their memories, or those of others, to come up with answers.

Unfortunately, the game placed people who do not have a great command of the English language at a disadvantage. People who have English as a second language may not have done too well in this game.

Nevertheless, "Password" demanded that the contestant make an intellectual effort to take a word (idea) and convey it someone else. That kind of effort takes imagination and insight in the nuances of language to do well. It's a cerebral game; maybe that's why Allen Ludden said: "Some time, somewhere, some day there will be another game show, but never one with the class of this one."

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