CANDID CAMERA (TV)

Summary

One in this series of comedy programs hosted by Allen Funt and Durward Kirby, in which a hidden -- hence "candid" -- camera films practical jokes played on unsuspecting people. In this episode, Funt introduces a gag that involves disappearing telephones; Kirby introduces comedian Buster Keaton, who portrays a clumsy gas station attendant in a gag involving unsuspecting patrons; and Funt introduces a film clip of a gag that involves disproportionate servings at a luncheonette. Commercials deleted.

(Network affiliation varies. "Candid Camera" was telecast on ABC in 1948 as "Candid Microphone"; on NBC in 1949; on CBS from 1949 to 1950; on ABC from 1951 to 1952; on NBC in 1953; and on CBS from1960 to 1967. The series later was syndicated.)

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: October 7, 1962 Sunday 10:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:24:49
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T86:0337
  • GENRE: Comedy
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1960-1967
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Bob Banner … Executive Producer
    • Julio Di Benedetto … Producer, Director
    • Charles Andrews … Producer, Film staff
    • Allen Funt … Created by, Candid film and series created by, Host
    • Sid Ramin … Theme Music by, Music and theme song by
    • Durward Kirby … Host
    • Mary Ann Hillyer … Cast, the Candid Camera Girl
    • Buster Keaton … Guest