The DuPont Show of the Week: Season 2, Episode 10

Windfall (13 Jan. 1963)

TV Episode  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Musical
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 9 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot


0Check in

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

Related Items

Search for "Windfall" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Windfall (13 Jan 1963)

Windfall (13 Jan 1963) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The DuPont Show of the Week.
« Previous Episode | 39 of 71 Episodes | Next Episode »


Episode credited cast:
Frank Foster
Bob Fay
Emily Foster
Milton Selzer ...
Mr. Raymond


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Drama | Musical





Release Date:

13 January 1963 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A couple buy an antique chest - which contains A LOT of hidden MONEY!
6 August 2007 | by (Austin, Tx) – See all my reviews

Saw this program at the 1963 original airing - and have never seen it since. It remains with me now, some 44 years later.

The story is this: A couple buys a chest at an antique auction, and when they get it home, find that it contains A LOT of cash - I seem to recall the figure $50,000 (equal to half a million 2000s dollars.) Efforts to contact the original owners are not fruitful, and so the money becomes theirs. They can pay off their house, etc. But there is a dark side: the husband's employer thinks he embezzled the money and he is fired. Friends and family demand money. Then there's the IRS who thinks he stole the money.

The money was nothing but a curse. After much agony, they finally resolve their problems - until they take off the back of the chest to finish the restoration they had started - AND FIND MUCH, MUCH, MUCH MORE CASH - I seem to recall that it was over ten times the original amount. After the misery the original money had brought, they can do the only sane thing - THEY BURN THE NEW MONEY in their fireplace - "Here's a home in Europe"; "Here's the kids' college bills"; etc.

At a young age, I learned how wealth can be a curse as well as a blessing. It was one of the most useful lessons I have ever learned from media, which should be obvious from the fact that I still recall the program after almost 45 years.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
unusual show about people with no eyes replogle20
Show was basis for 'Big Hand for the Little Lady' chris-2809
Discuss Windfall (1963) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: