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Best of Password: 30 Episodes

4.4 out of 5 stars 35 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

Game show icon Allen Ludden covets the secret word as contestants team up with a celebrity partner and compete for cash prizes by guessing the elusive password" from a one word clue. The beloved show's best moments are gathered here with a wonderful array of guest stars that include Woody Allen, Gene Kelly, Sammy Davis Jr., Johnny Carson, James Stewart, Joan Crawford, Lucille Ball and more. 30 episodes on 3 DVDs. 1961-67/color/12 hrs., 47 min/TV-PG/fullscreen.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Allen Ludden
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 2, 2010
  • Run Time: 820 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002WBYDSK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,163 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

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If you do not own this, or any other previous releases, this DVD is not a bunch of crock! These are original classic episodes featuring Betty White, Carol Burnett, and many more! This is a must for any game show fan!
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I bought this, thinking it was an additional volume of episodes of the one I bought that was released in 2008. In fact, it's the same episodes, with 2 missing from the earlier edition.
Obviously, I wouldn't have bought this if I had known it was the same thing. Also, the title has been altered slightly. The first one I bought mentions the years 1962-1957. This new volume says 1961-1967, so naturally I thought new episodes were being released. So, as I said, What a Crock to the eggheads who released this in a misleading manner. Beware.
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I bought this wonderful set at a local video store for $5.00. It was WELL WORTH it!
The folks at Mill Creek know where to get winners! And THIS one is no exception. I am a major fan of 1960's TV...back when TV WAS TV!
The quality is great for films this old.
Crystal clear sound and sensational video.
ANY fan of this show or others from the 1960's will LOVE this set.
BELIEVE ME! I don't go out there and waste my money!
WAY TO GO MILL CREEK!
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Alan Ludden created a simple but eminently entertaining show in Password, and the early years were the best. Guest stars included some of the most engaging comedians, actors, band leaders, and other personalities of the day. Although the games themselves were interesting, the real appeal was the interaction between the guest star players ... both with each other and with Alan, and occasionally with the players. You've never seen anyone as gracious as Alan Ludden. He met Betty White when she was a guest on the show and they later married.

You'll find some wonderfully entertaining moments on this DVD. You might also watch for its occasional runs on the Game Show network. When they show it, it is generally in the wee morning hours, so use the search feature and then set your DVR to catch it. You'll be glad you did! In those runs you'll find such thrills as Jimmy Steward and wife Gloria (and their kids), Lucille Ball, Carol Burnette, Mitch Miller, Carol Channing, Peter Lawford (who held the long time record for the fastest lightning round), Skitch Henderson (you may not remember who Skitch was, but look him up ... he was also one of most engaging Password guest stars), Bennet Cerf, and the list goes on. This was a coveted guest role for major stars in those days. They enjoyed playing the game and were happy to do so on TV for us all to see. There are some moments to cherish in these shows.
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I was dissapointed by the release of Family Feud as they didn't give you complete shows or all of the stars listed. So imagine my suprise when The Best of Password came out. I've only looked at 2 of the 4 discs so far, but they appear to be complete shows in excellent quality with loads of great guest stars. Kudos to BCI! I'm already looking forward to volume two!
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I was born decades after this show aired but I love it. The celebrities are classy and the contestants are clearly enjoying themselves. Some of the celebrities are still famous today, including names like Dick Van Dyke, Johnny Carson, James Mason, Jane Fonda, Joan Crawford, Betty White, Sammy Davis Jr, Lucille Ball, Paul Anka, and Carol Burnett. Even the lesser-known stars have lots of personality. The contestants don't win much but that doesn't matter, in fact the word-game is actually quite addictive and can be played at home. I hope more episodes are released on DVD, including the eight 1970's episodes stored at the UCLA. Still, these 32 1960's episodes are a blast.
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I am so glad that this is out. I have most of these episodes on tape but to see them in great quality is super! What I am curious about is if we are going to get a big surprise if a second volume comes out called "The ABC Years 1971-1975" This would be a great release but the ABC episodes are presumed to be lost. The UCLA TV archive has about 10 episodes and GSN has ran 1 episode from the 1973 season with Jack Klugman and Brett Somers. There is also an episode from 1972 with Sheila MacCrae and Martin Milner that exists as well. Let's keep our fingers crossed and if you love classic game shows, this is a keeper!
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I think the 1967 slates may be because these are likely copies from the edited, syndicated reruns of the CBS network run of Password that local stations ran from 1967-69. The slates are probably related to either the editing or for reference by the local stations running the show. Presumably, the uncut versions of the daytime Password don't exist -- they certainly chopped them up rather jarringly for syndication and it would be great to see them with the original sponsor plugs and Allen's commercial tosses. Nonetheless, this is a special treat for game show fans, especially those of us who grew up with the erudite, gentlemanly Mr. Ludden and this addictive, classic word association game (I grew up on the glitzy 70's ABC version). Nice mix of prime time and daytime versions with quite the galaxy of stars, including Elizabeth Montgomery, Carol Burnett, and Dick Van Dyke, all with a very sophisticated 1960's air. *sigh* I always wanted to play the Lightning Round.
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