Star of the popular situation comedy, "Mr. Peepers," Wally Cox fills in for Fred Allen this evening and joins regulars Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf. The first contestant, an Illinois man called Charles Hume signs in and the panel has much fun trying to guess Mr. Hume's occupation - he is a skunk breeder. John Daly flips the cards over and the panel is stumped. Second, a Brooklyn man, Mr. Max Fleischman, is introduced and, yet again, due largely to Mr Cox's befuddlement in his line of questioning, real or feigned, John Daly calls time and tells the panel that Mr. Fleischman sells toothpicks. A different spin on the introduction of tonight's mystery guest, movie star Tyrone Power, when studio audience applause is withheld to confuse the panel. However, Miss Francis can not be fooled and correctly identifies Mr. Power, whose idea it was to ban applause. Tyrone Power was appearing in the Broadway comedy, the short-lived "The Dark Is Light Enough." In addition, Mr.,... Written by
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Mystery Guest Tyrone Power specifically asked the audience via a placard not to applaud so that he might be able to more easily confound the panel. It didn't work - his identity was guessed nevertheless. Once the panel members took off their blindfold masks, they likely didn't recognize Power at first glances. Power had grown a mustache-less, greying goatee for his lead role in the Broadway play, ''The Dark is Light Enough, But Not Quite Enough.'' See more
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