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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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1968   1967   1966   1965   … See all »
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Bud Collyer ...  Self - Host / ... 463 episodes, 1956-1968
Kitty Carlisle ...  Self - Panelist / ... 388 episodes, 1957-1968
Tom Poston ...  Self - Panelist / ... 322 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

Certificate:

TV-G
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Trivia

The prime-time version was last broadcast on May 22, 1967. The daytime version would stay on the air, however, for another year until September 6, 1968. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Conan: The Douche Who Lost His Bag (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

To Tell The Truth
(1962-1967)
(Theme 2)
Composed by Bob Cobert (BMI)
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User Reviews

 
An Average Game Show That Meets Minimum Requirements For Watching
20 June 2016 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

First let me say that Bud Collyer is one of the worst game show hosts ever. He's an okay guy, but he lacks charisma and has little sense of humor.

As for the usual panelists, Kitty Carlisle is cut from the same cloth as Bud, but she does bring sophistication to the show. Tom Poston is likable, but not very funny. Peggy Cass, on the other hand, is a hoot. Orson Bean is a favorite of mine--clever, quick-witted and somewhat irreverent.

Overall, the show entertains, but it falls far short of some other game shows of its era. For example, "What's My Line?" always features an intelligent, funny panel and is hosted by John Daley, who has a corny but cute sense of humor combined with a cosmopolitan body of knowledge and real style.


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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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