The Dick Powell Theatre: Season 1, Episode 17

Price of Tomatoes (16 Jan. 1962)
"The Dick Powell Show" Price of Tomatoes (original title)

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A truck driver on a very tight schedule stops to give a lift to a pregnant hitch-hiker; and then his life gets very complicated.


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Episode cast overview:
Himself - Host
Dimitre Fresco
Anna Beza
William Challee ...
Dr. Clement Connell
Milt Kogan ...
Jerry Sindell
Merritt Bohn ...
Alejandro Rey ...
Hank Weaver ...
Robert F. Hoy ...
(as Robert Hoy)
Bob Kelljan ...
(as Robert Kelljan)
Nancy Millard


A truck driver on a very tight schedule stops to give a lift to a pregnant hitch-hiker; and then his life gets very complicated.

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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for The Price of Tomatoes
8 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just was looking at the list of Peter Falk's movies because I was reading where it said that his daughter says he has Alzheimer's and doesn't know anyone anymore. Peter Falk, I have adored all my life. So, I had to come and look at his movies list.

There are many movies on the list that there is no problem with them bringing tears to my eyes, but the one that I've heard about all my life (ok, since I was five), but never seen, was "The Price of Tomatoes." I have been told the story of the movie and that Peter Falk was the driver of the truck that picked up the woman (Inger Stevens) and took her to the hospital. Mind you I'm sitting here crying thinking about the Alzheimer's, how badly I've always wanted to see this movie, and at the same time, I can't help laughing because Inger Stevens as the woman just sounds like such a polar opposite to play against.... And this tells me it had to be better than I could have ever imagined it. Which makes me wish all the more that I could have seen it. I've voted 10 on the basis of what I've been told for 50 years and seeing that Inger Stevens and Alejandro Rey were in it, too.

(Funny...took "The Flying Nun" to make Alejandro Rey well known to a lot of us.)

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