1965: Sean Connery tries to stump the What’s My Line? panel

Sean Connery in 1965 faced off against a panel of Dorothy Kilgallen, Ralph Meeker, Arlene Francis and Martin Gabel on the Mark Goodson-Bill Todman game show What’s My Line? The 007 star appeared just before the drama The Hill was to open in New York and he was in the city filming A Fine Madness.

As it turned out, he didn’t pull it off. Gabel, who was also Miss Francis’s husband, had worked with Connery in the Alfred Hitcock film Marnie. So it was Gabel who successfully guessed the mystery guest’s identity.

On this particular evening, there was little talk about the Bond movies. Both Francis and host John Daly comment about how films such as The Hill and A Fine Madness must be nice breaks from the world of 007. In any case, it’s fun to watch, particularly with Sir Sean talking in a high-pitched voice to try to fool the panel. See for yourselves:

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4 Responses

  1. The look on his face when the host mentions how much he is making on the Bonds is priceless. Thanks for the post!

  2. A very nice comb-over he’s got on, too… ;-)

  3. It seemed that there was an awkwardness, if not a tension one could cut with a knife each time James Bond was even referenced.

  4. What presence…!!!!!! The Only true James Bond…..!!!!!!

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