Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Pantomime Quiz Time-CBS-1950

Hello everybody:
Thought I'd put up a little panel show fun..Honestly just to get something up this week..Mike Stokey's Pantomime Quiz Time-This show ran locally in Los Angeles from 1947-June 1950...CBS picked it up for The Summer of '50 for the first of several short runs on all 4 TV networks at one time or another..All hosted by Stokey till a 1962-63 ABC version that had Pat Harrington Jr. as host until being replaced by Stokey halfway in the run..Stump the Stars, a Syndicated Pantomime Quiz, ran from 1969-70, also with Stokey as host..

In this particular episode, probably from the 1950 CBS run, The regulars are:

Hans Conreid, Then known as "Professor Kropotkin" on the My Friend Irma Radio Series

Vincent Price-Though known for his movies, he was also doing "The Saint" on Radio

Frank DeVol -TV Music composer/arranger and sometime comedian/actor-Native of Canton, Ohio

Adele Jurgens-Movie Actress

Guest Panelists:

Marilyn Maxwell-Was doing a movie "New Mexico" (1951 release) with Conreid

Ella Raines-Actress

Walter Brennan-3 time Oscar Winner

Howard DaSilva-Stage, Movie and TV actor-Among his many acting roles was the part of Benjamin Franklin in the movie "1776" His current film was "14 Hours" (1951 release)

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Excellent talent here-I imagine this would have been fun to watch..

Thanks to DentelTV1


  1. Stump The Stars was seen on channel 43. I wonder which local carried Pantomome Quiz before it got picked up by CBS.

  2. It ran from 1947 to 1950 on pioneering Los Angeles television station KTLA (Channel 5).