Cash and Carry (TV series)

Cash and Carry was one of the earliest television quiz shows. It began airing on the DuMont Television Network on June 20, 1946 and ran until July 1, 1947. At the time, it was the only program run on Thursday nights on the DuMont network.

The show starred Dennis James as the host. The program was sponsored by Libby's foods, and was set in a supermarket. James would ask the contestants questions attached to cans of the sponsor's products. Winning answers were worth from $5 to $25. Other tasks involved stunts such as a husband and wife having to work together for a common goal (like the blindfolded wife having to feed her husband).

Home viewers could call in to participate, as they tried to guess what was hidden under a barrel.


  • Brooks, Tim and Marsh, Earle; The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, ISBN 0-345-45542-8

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