Treasure Hunt (TV Series 1956–1959) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • In the original version of "Treasure Hunt" (a weekly and daily series which aired on ABC and later, NBC) two contestants, one a champion, answer up to 5 general knowledge questions as selected by their opponent. The winner got to go on a treasure hunt. On the stage were 30 numbered treasure chests some small, some invitingly large. Each treasure chest had a cash amount from $100 up. The contestant could pocket the cash or give it back for whatever was in the box. It could be anything from a worthless nonsense prize (e.g., a head of cabbage) to cars, trips, furs, jewelry, furniture sets, appliances ... to a cash jackpot worth $25,000 (or $10,000 plus $1000 for each show unclaimed on the nighttime show and also the difference of the same jackpot worth $1000 plus $100 for each day was unclaimed on the daytime show.) After the contestant had made his/her decision, Murray then showed him/her what they had won (or in some cases, could have won). Either way, the contestant returned and competed until he/she lost.

    - Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>
  • The original version of the game show, where contestants use their intuition and luck to help them win cash and prizes by deciding whether to keep the unknown contents of a box they have chosen.

    - Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>


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