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To Tell the Truth 

Classic game show in which a person of some notoriety and two impostors try to match wits with a panel of four celebrities. The object of the game is to try to fool the celebrities into ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Bud Collyer ...  Himself - Host / ... 438 episodes, 1956-1968
Kitty Carlisle ...  Herself - Panelist 381 episodes, 1957-1968
Tom Poston ...  Himself - Panelist 316 episodes, 1959-1967
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Classic game show in which a person of some notoriety and two impostors try to match wits with a panel of four celebrities. The object of the game is to try to fool the celebrities into voting for the two impostors. Each wrong vote would be worth $250 ($100 in the daytime version). Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Family | Game-Show

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TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1956 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1962-1968) | (1956-1967)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (1956-1966)| Color (1967-1968)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Famed jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela appeared on the show along with his then - wife Miriam Makeba. See more »

Quotes

[last lines spoken each episode]
Host Bud Collyer: [says goodnight to the panel, then faces the camera] Bud Collyer saying goodnight from >>name of sponsor<< and
[points right index finger at camera]
Host Bud Collyer: reminding you to tell the truth.
[waves at camera]
Host Bud Collyer: Good night, everybody.
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

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Referenced in Piñero (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Peter Pan
(1956-1962)
(Theme 1)
Composed by Dolf van der Linden (ASCAP)
Original Publisher: W. Paxton & Co., Ltd. (ASCAP)
Current Publisher: Novello Special Account c/o G. Schirmer, Inc.
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A Great Show
29 June 2003 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

Goodson-Todman were the innovators in terms of game shows. This show, as well as What's My Line and I've Got a Secret, made up that company's great triumvirate of classic panel game shows. I grew up mainly looking at the syndicated version that was on during the 1970's with Gary Moore as host, but I've recently started looking at the original black and white version. Although I preferred the Gary Moore hosted version, the black and white version is still a treat to look at. Also, you get to see the two mainstays of the show, Peggy Cass and Kitty Carlisle when they were a little younger. Also, Tom Poston and Orson Bean were great on this show as well. Poston had pretty much a great deadpan style and Bean was pretty much the clown prince of the show. This show will always remain one of the classic games to ever appear on television.


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