To Tell The Truth (1956)

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Original run: 18 Dec 1956 – 6 Sep 1968

Country of origin: US

Network: CBS US

Watched by: 9 of 672 604 0%

Total running time: 3 days 20 hours 2 minutes

Episode duration: 22 minutes

MyShows rating: 1.75 of 5 4


Will the real John Doe please stand up? That's the famous catchphrase associated with one of the most enduring games of all time, To Tell the Truth. That's where a team of celebrity panelists attempted to determine which of three contestants is the actual person associated with a story. A team of three people, only one of which is actually associated with a story, introduce themselves. The host relates the person's story through an affidavit (which could be funny, serious, inspirational, having to do with their profession, political activity or cause they were actively involved in, etc.). The celebrity panelists, one at a time, question the three contestants (addressing them as No. 1, No. 2. and No. 3) in an attempt to expose the liars and determine who is telling the truth.

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