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One in this series of game/quiz programs. This variation on the popular parlor game charades is played by two teams of four celebrities (some of whom are program regulars) each. Host Mike Stokey presides over the stars. One member of the team acts out the charade (suggested by a home viewer) while the other three members attempt to guess the answer within two minutes. The winning team is the one that solves the puzzle in the least amount of time. "Pantomime Quiz" was first produced locally for KTLA in 1947 and earned the first Emmy award for Best Program. In this installment Jane Nye, Robert Stack, Florence Bates, and Dave Willock face off against Lyn Thomas, Hillary Brooke, Walter Tetley, and Hurd Hatfield. The celebrities often use their appearance to promote their new projects, including Brooke, who is working on "Stranglehold," a film about the tumultuous world of professional wrestling. Includes commercials.

(Network and series run vary. This program aired on all four networks at different points in the 1950s and later went into syndication.)


  • DATE: 1950 Monday PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:29:03
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T82:0115
  • GENRE: Game/Quiz
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Game/Quiz programs; Charades; Pantomime
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1950-1957
    • TV - Commercials - Mike Stokey for Evans Cigarette Lighter
    • TV - Commercials - Richfield Rust-Proof gasoline


  • Mike Stokey … Producer
  • Bernie Ebert … Producer
  • Stuart Phelps … Director
  • Mike Stokey … Host, Talent, Commercial for Evans Cigarette Lighter
  • Sandra Spence … Cast
  • Florence Bates … Player
  • Hillary Brooke … Player
  • Hurd Hatfield … Player
  • Jane Nigh … Player
  • Robert Stack … Player
  • Walter Tetley … Player
  • Lyn Thomas … Player
  • Dave Willock … Player
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