Mad Men: Season 1, Episode 1

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (19 Jul. 2007)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 1,328 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 8 critic

In 1960 New York City - the high-powered and glamorous "Golden Age" of advertising - Don Draper, the biggest ad man in the business, struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(creator),
0Check in
0Share...

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 61 titles
created 14 Mar 2011
 
a list of 5 titles
created 14 Aug 2011
 
a list of 43 titles
created 06 Feb 2012
 
a list of 13 titles
created 28 Mar 2012
 
list image
a list of 41 titles
created 06 Oct 2012
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (19 Jul 2007)

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (19 Jul 2007) on IMDb 8.1/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mad Men.

User Polls

1 of 83 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

In 1960 New York City - the high-powered and glamorous "Golden Age" of advertising - Don Draper, the biggest ad man in the business, struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels. Written by Official Site

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 July 2007 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the themes of this episode (and the first season) is the general atmosphere of anti-semitism that pervades the main characters' attitudes and lives. This is referred to both overtly, as when Draper tells Sterling that the firm has never hired a Jew "on my watch," and subtlety, as when the hors d'oeuvre served to Rachel Mencken at her first meeting is shrimp cocktail (shellfish is forbidden under Jewish dietary laws, but since nobody at Sterling Cooper has even rudimentary knowledge of Judaism, they obliviously serve Rachel shrimp anyway). See more »

Goofs

Wall calendar in doctor's office reads March, 1960 when Peggy goes for a prescription for "contraceptive pills." The first birth control pill was approved by the FDA in May, 1960. See more »

Quotes

Joan: Dr. Emerson's a dream, isn't he?
Peggy: He seemed nice.
Joan: He has a place in South Hampton. I'm not saying that I've seen it, but it's beautiful.
See more »

Connections

References Make Room for Daddy (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Band Of Gold
(uncredited)
Written by Robert Musel and Jack Taylor
Performed by Don Cherry with Ray Conniff & his Orchestra
playing in the lounge during the very first scene of the story
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
That weird, orchestral music toward the end
22 October 2013 | by (Westminster, CA, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I have watched this series from start (this episode) till the end of season 5. I'm waiting with bated breath to watch season 6. But starting the series again for like the third time, and just having seen this first episode again, I'm going to claim said episode as my favorite, at least so far. Being the episode that introduced SO many important characters to the show, this just crackled. Loved everyone, even Peter Campbell. But, right around 45 minites in, with the episode timing in at 47 minites +, there's this orchestral music that starts to play, that is not only beautiful, but seems to go on and on in violin, "swirls" if you will. Those sounds totally got me, if the episode I just witnessed wasn't enough already. So far, my favorite episode!


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Would you like to see end up with Megan, Betty, or as a bachelor? danismithgal
Does Sally know that Don grew up in a whorehouse or that he's a bastard? v46
Shirley's dress baidoasomalia
Peggy and the Roses jmiller1918
You guys are probably right about Cutler sonofspam1972
Do the People Who Prepare the Synopses Watch the Show? glennandersfraser1
Discuss Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page