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?
In 1973's The Way We Were, the 'Robert Redford' character was defined by the phrase "everything came too easy." In 1994's Quiz Show
(1994), directed by Redford, the Van Doren character used the same phrase about his own life. See more
You know, money isn't everything.
I'm not the one who came home with a Chrysler catalogue.
After years in exile, Dan Enright and Jack Barry returned to television with "The Joker's Wild". It made them millionaires. See more
MACK THE KNIFE
Written by Kurt Weill
, Bertolt Brecht
and Marc Blitzstein
Performed by Bobby Darin
Courtesy of Atco Records
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