What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 11


Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Nov 13, 1966 on CBS



  • Notes

    • Hopefully, Orson remembered to bring cigars for Bennett and John, as he celebrated the recent birth of his son Max a few days earlier. This episode, however, wasn't aired until a month after it was taped, so this was actually "old news" by now. Orson also celebrated by guessing that the first contestant dealt in salt. Orson, of course, was the "Clown Prince" of the "To Tell the Truth" panel. He asked several good questions, and showed his crazy, offbeat sense of humor as he asked them. Sue Oakland did a good job, too, with a timely assist from Bennett. Even though Bennett received a "no," Sue was able to identify mystery guest Michael Caine. This was still fairly early in Caine's career, but he was well on his way to being recognized as one of the great actors in cinematic history. He also was beginning to establish his reputation as the "hardest working man in film," with four movies being released in 1966 alone: "Alfie," "The Wrong Box," "Gambit" and "Funeral in Berlin." He would go on to win two Best Supporting Actor Oscars for "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986) and "The Cider House Rules" (1999). - Sargebri (2004)