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The Price Is Right 

The original version of an American icon, "The Price is Right" rewarded contestants with valuable prizes for their ability to price items.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Bill Cullen ...  Himself - Host 127 episodes, 1956-1965
Don Pardo ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 106 episodes, 1956-1963
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In the original version of "The Price is Right," four contestants one a returning champion competed throughout the show. After a merchandise item was displayed (often by beautiful models aka Pretty Purchasers), the contestants, one at a time, bid on the item. Unless otherwise specified, each bid had to be higher than the previous bid; each contestant could "freeze," or stop bidding, if they believed their next bid would cause them to overbid, thus disqualifying themselves from winning the prize. The bidding continued until an undefined time limit expired. Host Cullen then announced the price of the item; the contestant who bid closest without going over won the prize (and on occassion, won either a bonus prize or got to play a bonus game). The last prize of the day usually was the most valuable and often determined the day's champion, who got to return to the next show. A special feature of the original "Price is Right" allowed home viewers to bid on special showcases. When the show ... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

26 November 1956 (USA) See more »

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(2263 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Black and White (1963-1965)| Color (1956-1963)

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1.33 : 1
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sponsored by Dove soap and by Imperial margarine. See more »

Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in I've Got a Secret: Episode dated 28 May 1962 (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Window Shopping (Theme from 'The Price is Right' #2)
(1961 to 1965)
Written and Performed by Bob Cobert
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Much classier than the current version!!
29 January 2008 | by SkippyDevereauxSee all my reviews

After watching "The Price Is Right" with Bob Barker for many years, I had read that there was an earlier version back in the 1950's with Bill Cullen as the host and for many years, I waited to see even one episode of this show to compare it with the current version. Luckily, the Game Show Network showed this program and that is when I finally got my chance to view this program. After the initial shock of just how sedate the contestants were, (they did not jump all over the set, scream and run around like a banshee, or make fools of themselves), I found that I really loved this version of the program. The contestants back then dressed up, with women in dresses and men in suits and ties, not like the ....... contestants these days!! Also, this version did not rely upon all the different types of games as the current version does--just four contestants continually bidding on items. I would love to see this back on the Game Show Network schedule and also to see them put out on DVD.


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