What's My Line?

Episode dated 18 January 1953 (18 Jan. 1953)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Family | Game-Show
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 5 users  
Reviews: write review

The panel tries to guess the lines of a female truant officer, a young man who manufactures rubber panties for babies, a manhole cover salesman as well as the identity of celebrity mystery challenger June Havoc.


0Check in

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Episode dated 18 January 1953 (18 Jan 1953)

Episode dated 18 January 1953 (18 Jan 1953) on IMDb 6.8/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of What's My Line?.
« Previous Episode | 140 of 877 Episodes | Next Episode »


Episode credited cast:
John Daly ...
Himself - Moderator
Dorothy Kilgallen ...
Herself - Panelist
Bennett Cerf ...
Himself - Panelist
Herself - Panelist
Himself - Guest Panelist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hal Simms ...
Himself - Announcer
Lee Vines ...
Himself - Announcer


Steve Allen's first reference to a bread box. Panelists, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf, Arlene Francis and Steve Allen begin the show by trying to guess the lines of a female truant officer, followed by a young man who manufactures rubber panties for babies. Then, attempt to guess the identity of the much anticipated celebrity mystery challenger for the week, June Havoc. However, it was while questioning the final contestant of the show, who was a manhole salesman, Steve Allen first makes mention of the much celebrated, and often imitated, bread box question. Written by brtndr

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




Release Date:

18 January 1953 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The first show in which Steve Allen asked the 'breadbox' question that will come to be associated with both him and the series. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who Is Your Favorite Non-Celebrity Contestant? dwhw
Who's some of your favorite mystery guests? JuniusLord
WML? Gone? edh512
Ernie Kovacs steph05050
Why do the ladies never stand to bid the guest goodnight? Valentino55
Back on Game Show Network mnowl
Discuss Episode dated 18 January 1953 (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page