What's My Line?

Season 16 Episode 30

EPISODE #757

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Mar 28, 1965 on CBS
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EPISODE #757
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Game 1: Paul P. Haney (7/20/1928 - 5/28/2009) - Two occupation overlay screens were used: "Voice of Ground Control During Space Shoot" and "Paul Haney of NASA" (as Mystery Guest #1, he signed in as Mr. X and the panel was not blindfolded; salaried; originally from Akron, OH, now from Houston, TX; he is the Public Affairs Officer at the Houston Manned Spacecraft Center, which was later known as the Johnson Space Center; Haney appears because on March 23, 1965 the first two-man space flight took place with the launch of the Gemini-III capsule crewed by Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young)

Game 2: Mrs. Mary Procter - "U.S. Income Tax Examiner" (salaried; she is a Tax Technician for the IRS in Shreveport, LA; from Bossier City, Louisiana)

Game 3: Robert Mitchum (8/6/1917 - 7/1/1997) (as Mystery Guest #2)

Game 4: Allen J. Albala - "Makes Nail Polish" (salaried; he is a chemical engineer and the Production Supervisor for Cutex brand, which was then owned by Lambda Pharmacal Laboratories, Inc.; from Stamford, CT)
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SUBMIT REVIEW
    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)

    Paul Haney

    Paul Haney

    Mystery Guest #1

    Guest Star

    Robert Mitchum

    Robert Mitchum

    Mystery Guest #2

    Guest Star

    John V. Lindsay

    John V. Lindsay

    Guest Panelist

    Guest Star

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    • QUOTES (1)

      • Congressman John Lindsay: On my left is the secret love of that arch-criminal Professor Moriarty -- the beautiful and talented Arlene Francis.

    • NOTES (7)

      • REVIEW: This was one night were the panel looked as if it was going to go through each game like a hot knife through butter. Unfortunately, after a great start in the first two games, they stumbled home with a .500 record. In the first game, Bennett managed to correctly guess that the first contestant, Paul Haney, who signed in as "Mr. X," was the voice of mission control. A few days earlier, a Project Gemini-III launch had taken place, and this was a way of celebrating it. In the second game, guest panelist Congressman (and later New York City mayor) John Lindsay correctly guessed that the young lady from Bossier City, Louisiana was an income tax examiner. Of course, this was a sly reference to the fact that the tax deadline was soon approaching. Unfortunately, the panel couldn't keep up their momentum as they were totally stumped by mystery guest Robert Mitchum. He used a rather effeminate voice, which was quite different from his normally deep manly voice, to fool the panel. Robert was on the show to promote his latest picture, "Mister Moses," which was filmed in Africa and co-starred actress Carroll Baker. In the final game, John called the game on account of time, so the chemist who helped make nail polish won the full prize by default. That definitely was a fitting end for this evening's episode. - Sargebri (2006)

        KILGALLEN WATCH!!! Dorothy definitely looked interesting as she walked onstage tonight. She appeared to be attempting an "Indian look" due to the fact that she was wearing an outfit that resembled a sari. However, the outfit served a practical purpose as she was trying to hide a broken shoulder she sustained when she fell in her home. Of course, knowing what is known today, her condition prior to the fall might have come into question. However, she did sound in complete control this evening and asked a lot of good questions. Unfortunately, within a few months, she would fall back on her bad habits and they would eventually lead to her tragic passing. - Sargebri (2006)

      • A MATTER OF TIME: There was an unusually large amount of time for the mystery challenger segment in this episode, thanks largely to the quick identification of both of the first two contestants' lines. The panel was able to play a full game and was ultimately stumped. After this game, there was still enough time for a decent final contestant segment. - agent_0042 (2006)

        FLIP REPORT: John flipped all the cards for the first contestant at three down. Bennett had more or less figured out that "Mr. X" (Paul Haney) was involved with Gemini Control and the NASA space shoot. John flipped them all for the second contestant at two down. John Lindsay had made the identification on this one. Finally, John flipped all the cards for the final contestant at five down because time was running short. The panel was in the ballpark on this one, with a guess of the product being paint. - agent_0042 (2006)

      • (1) Within several months of tonight's show, guest panelist John V. Lindsay, then Congressman for the "Silk Stocking" district of the Upper East Side of Manhattan (aka the 17th Congressional District of New York) where the main panelists were among his constituents, will be elected to the first of two tumultuous terms as Mayor of the City of New York. This is his second and final appearance as a guest panelist; his first was on EPISODE #701 of February 23, 1964, and more notes about his Mayoralty can be found on that episode guide. As with his earlier appearance, his name on the panel desk reads "REP. LINDSAY." His wife, Mary Lindsay, would appear as a guest panelist on EPISODE #806 of March 6, 1966, by which time she was First Lady of the City of New York.
        (2) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: Tonight's show was the first since EPISODE #731 of September 20, 1964 (unfortunately lost to history) to be sponsored by J.B. Williams Co.'s "Geritol." As with all "WML?" editions since the change of opening sequence (and logo) effective with EPISODE #751 of February 14, 1965, a slide card graphic with the product on the screen is now used instead of the old film sequence with the "Feel Stronger" motto.
        (3) "LIVE" WATCH: This is the 43rd known surviving episode to cut the word "live" out of the intro on the kinescope of tonight's live show.
        (4) Following GSN's December 4, 2006 airing of tonight's show, the channel aired a color videotape episode of the CBS daytime version of "To Tell the Truth" from 1967. It was one of two surviving episodes from the week in question. The guest host that week was Mark Goodson (the "Goodson" of Goodson-Todman Productions) who was filling in for regular host Bud Collyer. However, he wasn't the only substitute, as regular "I've Got a Secret" panelist Betsy Palmer was filling in for "TTTT's" "grande dame" Kitty Carlisle. Miss Palmer sat in with the other then-regular panelists on this episode: Tom Poston, Peggy Cass and Orson Bean. - W-B (2006)

      • Robert Mitchum promoted his upcoming 1965 film, "Mister Moses" in which he co-starred with Carroll Baker. He stumped the panel! - Suzanne (2004)

      • The panel, particularly the male members, did a good job in the first two rounds. Bennett was able to guess that Paul Haney was the "Voice of Mission Control". It was brought up in the post game conversation that NASA's new mission control was currently being prepared for use. It will be renamed the Johnson Space Center, and it will be responsible for supervising each space flight once it has cleared the launch tower. Current congressman and future mayor of New York, John Lindsay was able to guess that the second contestant was an income tax examiner in just a few questions. Robert Mitchum put in a hilarious performance as the mystery guest. The effeminate voice he used was in stark contrast to his macho image. When asked if his last film was a serious drama, he answered "no". His previous film was the 1964 comedy "What a Way to Go!" in which he played the third husband of Shirley MacLaine's character. - Sargebri (2004)

      • DOROTHY'S BROKEN BONE: Dorothy Kilgallen never fails to amaze! She was inexplicably absent last week. This week, she walks out on stage with her dress covered by a large, long piece of fabric diagonally slung over her left shoulder, sari-style. When John Daly appears on stage, he tells us that he never knew what a throw rug was before now. This is a puzzling statement until he tells us that Dorothy slipped on a throw rug, and severely fractured her upper left shoulder. Certainly, there is more to this story than he is telling us. However, as of 2004, this is one piece of drama from Dorothy's life that has not been referenced on the Internet. We'll probably never know the true details. In spite of her broken bone, Dorothy seemed her normal self, shaking the contestants hands with her right hand. - Suzanne (2004)

        NEWSPAPER REPORT: The New York Journal American reported Dorothy's fall on the front page of its Sunday, March 21, 1965 edition. They reported that Dorothy's injury had resulted from her tripping on a rug. - stopettearoma (2008)

      • Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Congressman John Lindsay, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf.

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