What's My Line?

Season 15 Episode 50


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Aug 09, 1964 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Game 1: Miss Florence Hayashi - "Policewoman" (salaried; she is employed in the field of public education by the City of Hamilton Police Department; John said that she carries a snub nose .38 revolver; she also knows a small amount of judo; from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

Game 2: Robert DeMartine (b. 1926 or 1927- 4/10/2008) (aka Bob DeMartine - pronounced as DeMartini) - "Tent Maker" (salaried; he sells and rents all tent for Eureka Tent & Awning Co. which was established in 1895; Eureka made the tents that went to Mt. Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary; Eureka is renting out a tent for the IBM stockholders' meeting which is 60 feet by 400 feet in Bob is the son-in-law of Arthur C. Legg, who is the son of the company founder; from Binghamton, NY; after his game, listen to John Daly say, "His name should be Omar" - this comment would be considered politically incorrect today, but back in 1964, John undoubtedly meant no harm; Eureka! - their logo contains the exclamation point - which is now a division of Johnson Outdoors Inc., is still in business today in 2006 and their web site states that in the 1950s, it was Bob DeMartine who recognized Eureka's untapped potential and moved the company from a local level to an international one)

Game 3: Olivia de Havilland (b. 7/1/1916) (as Mystery Guest)

Game 4: Miss Stephanie Beall (pronounced as Bell) - "Plays Billiards (to Demonstrate Tables)" (salaried; she works for American Machine & Foundry Co. "AMF" and demonstrates billiard tables for the home; from Massapequa, NY) . .moreless

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    John Daly

    John Daly

    Moderator (1950-1967)

    Arlene Francis

    Arlene Francis

    Regular Panelist (1950-1967)

    Bennett Cerf

    Bennett Cerf

    Regular Panelist (1951-1967)

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Regular Panelist (1950-1965)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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    • NOTES (7)

      • REVIEW: Tonight, as has been the case for the past few weeks, the panel started off well but wound up with a .500 record for the evening. Things got off with a bang in the first game as Dorothy correctly guessed that the young lady from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada was a policewoman in less than five questions. Unfortunately, the panel wasn't as lucky in the second game as they were totally stumped by the tent maker. In fact, after the game, John admitted that he unintentionally misled the panel by emphasizing the service over the product instead of the other way around. In the mystery guest round, guest panelist Joseph Mankiewicz correctly identified legendary actress Olivia de Havilland. Olivia was on the show to promote the classic thriller "Lady in a Cage," which also featured a young James Caan in one of his earliest roles. In the final game, the panel ran out of time while questioning the billiard table demonstrator, so she won the full prize by default. Gamewise, that definitely ended the evening on a down note. - Sargebri (2006)

        One question the panel could have asked Olivia de Havilland was whether or not she had a sister who appeared on a panel show. Of course, Olivia's sister, Joan Fontaine, was a frequent panelist on the daytime version of "To Tell the Truth." In fact, both sisters were frequent guest stars on another Goodson-Todman game show, "Password." - Sargebri (2006)

      • FLIP REPORT: John flipped all the cards for the first contestant at just one down, but Dorothy had guessed (rather quickly) that she was a policewoman. John flipped all the cards for the final contestant at four down because time ran out. - agent_0042

      • (1) Once again tonight, the opening words of Johnny Olson's intro, "And now, from New York...", were recorded in real time.
        (2) "THE DIRECTOR COMES BEFORE THE PRODUCER": Tonight's show, on which film director Joseph L. Mankiewicz was guest panelist, was pre-taped immediately prior to the live EPISODE #705 of March 22, 1964, wherein movie producer Ross Hunter sat on the panel.
        (3) "WML?" CREW CREDITS WATCH: Andre St. Laurent is credited as associate director tonight, in a period when Alvin R. Mifelow was on the verge of being replaced in that position by Dan F. Smith. The same crew as credited this evening worked on the live EPISODE #705 as well, but the end credits on that show had cut off after the "Mark Goodson / Bill Todman" slide card graphic. Also, Johnny Olson does not indicate that this show was prerecorded, though clearly it was. - W-B

      • This episode was prerecorded. From Gil Fates' logs, we know this episode was taped on March 22, 1964. - Suzanne

      • It's no wonder people unfairly accused Dorothy of cheating. She correctly guessed the policewoman in less than ten questions! It was quite impressive. John Daly, who normally will congratulate "the panel," actually singled Dorothy out this time and said she did a good job. She deserved the recognition for her quick and decisive thinking abilities. However, the panel did have a difficult time with the gentleman who made tents. John Daly admitted that he made a mistake when he didn't emphasize the "product" over the "service." - Sargebri (2004)

      • Olivia de Havilland was so charming! She promoted her 1964 film, "Lady in a Cage." She seemed to be in an especially good mood tonight, compared to her other WML appearances where she seemed more shy and less talkative. She spoke in a very deep voice for her disguised voice. The panel eventually guessed her. At one point during the post game chat, she said, "They're all my friends on the panel." When she exited, she gave each panel member a kiss! She and her sister Joan Fontaine appeared on numerous quiz and panel shows during the 1960s. In fact, Joan was a panelist for several years on another famous G-T panel show, "To Tell the Truth." Olivia will be celebrating her 88th birthday on July 1, 2004. She currently lives in Paris, France. - Suzanne (2004)

      • Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf.

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