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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The Price of Tomatoes
18 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a huge fan of Peter Falk, and I was intrigued by the fact that he won an Emmy Award for this episode of The Dick Powell Theater, and when I read a synopsis of the story, something about it sounded so familiar. Then bits and pieces came back to me, and I realized I had seen it before, many years ago. I vaguely remember my mother talking about the episode. I wish I could remember more about it, but memory fails. Having read so many positive comments, I really wish I could find this on DVD, but the only media I have been able to find it on is VHS tape, and I no longer own a VHS tape player. There is one seller ( that has it on DVD, but I read that it was recorded straight from the TV screen, so the quality would be less than stellar, for $25.00, $6.50 shipping. I don't know whether I want to pay that much for a DVD with dubious quality, but I want it badly enough that I have actually considered it. How I wish The Price of Tomatoes was on DVD!

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