6.9/10
291
7 user 1 critic

Password 

Two celebrity-contestant teams compete to guess words by giving one-word clues in this all-time classic game show.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



4   3   2   1   Unknown  
1975   1974   1973   1972   … See all »
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Allen Ludden ...  Self - Host / ... 389 episodes, 1961-1975
Learn more

More Like This 

Password Plus (1979–1982)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Revised version of the verenable Goodson-Todman game show, where celebrity-contestant teams try to convey passwords.

Stars: Tom Kennedy, Allen Ludden, Bill Cullen
The Newlywed Game (1966–1974)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The original version of the long-running game show, hosted by veteran host Bob Eubanks. Newlywed husbands and wives would take turns answering (often risque) questions while their spouses ... See full summary »

Stars: Bob Eubanks, Johnny Jacobs, James Farentino
Family Feud (1976–1985)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two families compete by trying to outguess the opponents about survey results.

Stars: Richard Dawson, Gene Wood, Johnny Gilbert
The Monkees (1966–1968)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The misadventures of a struggling rock band.

Stars: Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork
Match Game (1973–1990)
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The five-day-a-week syndicated successor to the popular CBS game show, where two could compete to match fill-in-the-blank phrases with those of the celebrities.

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Brett Somers
Dragnet (1951–1959)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Olan Soule
Kate & Allie (1984–1989)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When Allie Lowell divorces her husband and gets custody of their two children, she moves to New York City and moves in with her best friend, Kate McArdle, also divorced and raising a ... See full summary »

Stars: Susan Saint James, Jane Curtin, Frederick Koehler
Medical Center (1969–1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Located in the Los Angeles, California area, Medical Center was an otherwise unnamed hospital complex that was part of a large university campus. Dr. Paul Lochner (James Daly) was the chief... See full summary »

Stars: James Daly, Chad Everett, Chris Hutson
The Odd Couple (1970–1975)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Two men, a neat freak and a slob separated from their wives, have to live together despite their differences.

Stars: Tony Randall, Jack Klugman, Al Molinaro
That Girl (1966–1971)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An aspiring actress moves from her hometown of Brewster, New York, to try to make it big in New York City, having to take several offbeat "temp" jobs to support herself in between her various auditions and bit parts.

Stars: Marlo Thomas, Ted Bessell, Lew Parker
The New Newlywed Game (1984–1989)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

"The Newlywed Game" is among the most enduring game shows of the genre. This 1985 five-day-a-week syndicated revival of the classic game show, again hosted by Eubanks, sported a new set, ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Lange, Bob Eubanks, Bob Hilton
Concentration (1958–1973)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two contestants revealed pieces of a rebus-like puzzle by matching 15 pairs of cash amounts and prizes, then tried to solve it before the other.

Stars: Hugh Downs, Bob Clayton, Wayne Howell
Edit

Storyline

Two celebrity-contestant teams compete to guess words by giving one-word clues in this all-time classic game show.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Game-Show

Certificate:

TV-G
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The CBS daytime version is largely lost. The ABC version is also largely lost. See more »

Quotes

[the final ABC telecast on 13 June 1975]
Host: Some time, somewhere, some day there will be another game show, but never one with the class of this one.
See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Saturday Night Live: Jude Law/Pearl Jam (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Password Theme
Theme 2 (1963 - 1967)
Composed by Robert W. Cobert (ASCAP/BMI)
Published by Keep Music Co. (BMI)
See more »

User Reviews

 
Making Sure They Got VCR'd
17 June 2006 | by Mark81961See all my reviews

When I first discovered that "Password" reruns were airing on GSN a few years ago, I made it a point to get as many episodes on VHS as I could since there's no telling when the entire series will go into DVD. It's a pity that a lot of the game shows run on GSN don't have the class and continuity that "Password" did. Allen Ludden was always a great host - perfect for a game show like this. And like a lot of the game shows in the sixties and seventies, they made you think. I can also thank whoever made the decision at CBS to hang on to some of these great programs of that era such as "Password" for people to enjoy over again. I don't think the contestants were ever overawed by their celebrity partners and naturally we all found out how human they can be trying to think of a word to say in a few seconds from one-word clues. AND DON'T EVER SAY THE PASSWORD AS A CLUE...OOPS!!!!


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Password All-Stars See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2655 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (1961-1966)| Color (1966-1967 and 1971-1975)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed