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  • Angel. The honest man

Other Title

  • Honest man


  • Angelique, known as Angel, moves from France to the United States to marry American architect, John Smith. The newlyweds set up housekeeping in Los Angeles, California. She tries her best to be a good housewife but sometimes runs into problems as she learns English and adapts to her new life and culture. In this episode, Angel finds an envelope containing $50 in the grocery store parking lot. She wants to add it to the money they are saving for a trip to Hawaii, but Johnny wants to first attempt to find the person who lost the money. Angel, now worried that the money belonged to someone who could not afford to lose it, puts notices in all the newspapers and another at the grocery store. Three people show up at separate times, claiming to have lost the money. Angel reluctantly gives it to one well-dressed man, Johnny gives another $50 to an attactive young woman, and they both give another $50 of their Hawaii money to a poor, raggedy old man. When the delivery boy from the grocery store shows up claiming it, they give the last of their Hawaii savings to him, but it turns out the lost money is part of a game show stunt. Because Johnny and Angel were so honest, they are invited to appear on the game show and claim their prize, but it doesn't turn out exactly as they expect.


  • Oppenheimer, Jess, creator, television producer
  • Feldman, Edward H. (Edward Henry), 1920-1988, television producer
  • Sheldon, James, 1920-2016, film director
  • Alsberg, Arthur, screenwriter
  • Davenport, William, 1925-1989, screenwriter, consultant
  • De Grasse, Robert, 1900-1971, cinematographer
  • Molin, Bud, editor of moving image work
  • Daniel, Eliot, composer
  • Fargé, Annie, 1934-2011, actor
  • Thompson, Marshall, 1925-1992, actor
  • Singleton, Doris, 1919-2012, actor
  • Keefer, Don, 1916-2014, actor
  • Nelson, Frank, actor
  • Soulé, Olan, 1909-1994, actor
  • Dawson, Hal K., actor
  • Browne, Kathie, 1930-2003, actor
  • Hastings, Bob, 1925-2014, actor
  • Tyler, Leon, actor
  • Burlingame Productions, production company
  • CBS Films (1955-1968) production company
  • CBS Television Network, broadcaster

Created / Published

  • United States : CBS Television Network, 1961-04-13.


  • -  Housewives--California--Humor
  • -  French--United States--Humor
  • -  Women immigrants--United States--Humor
  • -  Honesty--Humor
  • -  Money--Humor
  • -  Lost articles--Humor
  • -  Television game shows--Humor


  • Situation comedies (Television programs)
  • Fiction television programs


  • -  LP19836 U.S Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Burlingame Productions, Inc.; 12Apr61; LP19836.
  • -  Original broadcast date from the donor inventory.
  • -  Annie Fargé, Marshall Thompson, Doris Singleton, Don Keefer, Frank Nelson, Olan Soule, Hal Dawson, Kathie Browne, Bob Hastings, Leon Tyler.
  • -  Executive producer, Jess Oppenheimer ; script consultant, Bill Davenport ; director of photography, Robert De Grasse ; supervising film editor, Bud Molin ; music by Eliot Daniel.
  • -  Filmed at Desilu Studios, Culver City, California in 1960 or 1961.
  • -  Episode no. 25 (Internet movie database). Episode no. 30 (donor inventory).
  • -  Includes commercials for Johnson's Glade air freshener, Johnson's Jubilee cleaner, Gaines Gravy Train dog food, and Pledge furniture polish.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1960-1969, p. 22; OCLC record no. 818353897; Internet movie database, February 22, 2021; Terrace, V. Encyclopedia of television shows, 1925 through 2010, p. 44 viewed February 22, 2021 via Google books; M/B/RS digital donor inventory (Oppenheimer (Jess) Collection).


  • 1 video file (digital) (30 min.) : sd., b&w.

Source Collection

  • Oppenheimer (Jess) Collection (Library of Congress)

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  • 2021604008

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  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Oppenheimer, Jess, Creator, Television Producer, Edward H Feldman, James Sheldon, Arthur Alsberg, William Davenport, Robert De Grasse, Annie Fargé, et al. Angel. The honest man. editeds by Molin, Buditor Of Moving Image Work, , composeds by Daniel, Eliotoser, , produceds by Burlingame Productionsuction Company United States: CBS Television Network, -04-13, 1961. Video.

APA citation style:

Oppenheimer, J., Feldman, E. H., Sheldon, J., Alsberg, A., Davenport, W., De Grasse, R. [...] Cbs Television Network, B., Molin, B. O. M. I. W., ed. (1961) Angel. The honest man. Daniel, E., comp, , Burlingame Productionsuction Company, prod United States: CBS Television Network, -04-13. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Oppenheimer, Jess, Creator, Television Producer, et al. Angel. The honest man. ed by Molin, Buditor Of Moving Image Work, , comp by Daniel, Eliotoser, , prod by Burlingame Productionsuction Company United States: CBS Television Network, -04-13, 1961. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.