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Queen for a Day
English Title: Queen for a Day
Poster ID: CL40166
Category: Movies
Year: 1950s
Actor / Director: Jack Bailey, Jim Morgan, Ford Pearson, Darren McGavin, Phyllis Avery, Melanie York, Kay Wiley, dir. Arthur Lubin
Film Studio: United Artists
Country: American
Film Country: American
Size 41 x 27 inches
Condition: Very Good
Price: $220

The film was based on the popular daytime Mutual Broadcasting Company radio program that originated from New York on April 30, 1945 as "Queen For Today" and moved to Hollywood a few months later as "Queen For A Day", with Jack Bailey, former vaudeville music man and World's Fair barker, as the emcee host. The five-times-a-week, thirty minute doses spun over to television and lasted into the 70's. Bailey, in pre-airing interviews with audience members, would select 3-4 contestants who would pour out their (mostly pitiful) hearts explaining why they deserved to be Queen For A Day, and the audience selected the winner. The movie version was comprised of three short story segments which led some character to the television program.