An idealistic young lawyer working for a Congressional subcommittee in the late 1950s discovers that TV quiz shows are being fixed. His investigation focuses on two contestants on the show "Twenty-One": Herbert Stempel, a brash working-class Jew from Queens, and Charles Van Doren, the patrician scion of one of America's leading literary families. Based on a true story. Written by
Tim Horrigan <email@example.com>
Fifty million people watched, but no one saw a thing.
Did You Know?
The real Herb Stempel
makes an unbilled appearance as one of the former contestants interviewed by Richard Goodwin. See more
References to a "new 1958 model car" place the film in 1957 or 1958. The radio plays Bobby Darin
's "Mack the Knife," which was released in 1959. See more
Charles Van Doren
I've been swarmed by stockbrokers lately; I feel like a girl with a bad reputation.
No.1 Mom.......Katherine Turturro See more
MACK THE KNIFE
Written by Kurt Weill
, Bertolt Brecht
and Marc Blitzstein
Performed by Bobby Darin
Courtesy of Atco Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more