Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Game Time: Quick on the Draw (1962)

We all know that Paul Winchell had hosted the American version of Runaround back in 1972. What we didn't know was that Winchell had tried his luck with hosting kids' games 10 years earlier.

Ziv contracted with independent producer Jerry Hammer to develop Quick on the Draw, which had plenty of promise, but Ziv-United Artists couldn't find a network willing to take a chance.

Winchell is accompanied by Jerry Mahoney, which would also be the case on Runaround. As you'll see, Jerry is set up on a window ledge while Paul sits beside the contestants.

It's too bad Hammer wasn't able to shop Quick on the Draw to anyone else, because this was actually pretty good.

Rating: A.

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