The Price of Tomatoes


This was one of the best TV episodes ever!! Peter Falk was wonderful.
(before Columbo)
I wish it would be on again, probably not even saved...anyone know????

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Hello Jesse,

I've been searching for "The Price of Tomatoes" with Peter Falk and Inger Stevens for a friend of mine (Francis Muscatell). It is his wife's very favorite show and he would like to get a copy of it for her, on either a CD or a video cassette or anything.

I found your email address on the Message Board on IMDb from Feb. 29, 2008, which said you have "The Price of Tomatoes." Do you still a copy of it? Francis has been searching for ages trying to find this show.

Will you kindly respond either to me at [email protected].

Thank you so very much,
Bev Pitts

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I am posting here (possibly about another episode) because this seems the most active thread. It concerns a role in the series played by June Allyson. I have no idea why this particular exchange sticks in my memory but it has done so for last forty-five years and will not go away. I was a small boy preoccupied one evening by his colouring book or some such while his sister watched TV. I am sure it was the Dick Powell Show. I am sure it was an episode with June Allyson and I am convinced the scene I remember actually involved Dick Powell himself. Now June mainly presented the show. She acted in only two episodes according to IMDB -┬┤'Third Side of the Coin' and 'Special Assignment┬┤'. Third Side of the Coin had no Dick Powell in it - unlike Special Assignment. In the scene June speaks then adds with that familiar winning smile, 'Touch wood!' A pause follows (at which point I look up from my colouring book). Suddenly the smile vanishes and she becomes rather sinister. 'Touch wood mister,' she hisses, 'or get out of here.' I should swear on my life those were her very words - nothing added or taken away. I rather think her tone scared me and that is perhaps why it stuck. Who knows? Of course superstition would lend itself to a title like 'Third Side of the Coin', but if I am right about Dick Powell's presence then it must be Special Assignment. Can any of you aficionados confirm the existence of this scene and in this episode please? Memory is a queer thing, and I could be terribly wide of the mark, but the recollection has been with me so many years, and with such clarity, that I should love to have its accuracy confirmed or to have it laid to rest before I am. Many thanks.

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'Brainbiter' - it could have been an episode from one of June's OWN show: "The Dupont Show With June Allyson".

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I remember seeing this film on TV when it first came out. I guess it was on the Dick Powell Theater. I remember Falk grinding gears in that old Ford pick-up I guess it was. For some reason this film came to my head recently, and I can't get it out of my mind. It's too bad that Falk is suffering from Alzheimers. I saw him last night on a TV program on the Hallmark network. Think it was filmed in the early 2000's.

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I echo the sentiments of another viewer who said, "i still remember this movie after 50 years" - that's me - i'm 62 now - and it's still a memorable movie - so you can see what a sterling script this is - to have impressed a 12y/o girl that much. I STILL want a copy of this movie - and if not available - who would i contact to make this request??

Mr. Colin Needham - can you help in this endeavor??? As a refresher, this TV movie was an episode in The Dick Powell Theatre or Show back in the 60's.

thank you,
kay
[email protected]

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"canadin" - thank you SO much for providing this info! i promptly ordered the movie and can't wait to get it! i've been searching for several years - thank you, again!

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I also have been searching for a copy of The Price of Tomatoes with Peter Falk for years. Did you ever get a copy and do you know how I can get a copy. Have you considered making copies and selling them. I would love to see that movie again. I was a freshman in high school when I saw it and now at 62 I still remember it as a classic. My email address is [email protected]
Thanks so much,
Dorothy

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Can you please share with me how and where you got a copy of The Price of Tomatoes. I, too, have been searching for years. I was a freshman in high school when I saw it and now at 62, I still remember it as a classic. I remembered it again when I heard of the unfortunate passing of Peter Falk.
I would really appreciate your help. Thanks so much. My email is [email protected]

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Google: Roberts Hard to Find Videos. He's up in Canada and has a wonderful collection. I am not affiliated.

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email [email protected] or call 1-800-440-2960

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I'm watching it now. It is on YouTube for free.

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Here's the youtube link for the video, recorded when it was shown on TVLand:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NOrlyAj0Nw&t=1020s

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