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Quick on the Draw

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Quick on the Draw
GenreGame show
Directed byBill Warwick
Presented byEloise McElhone
Robin Chandler
StarringBob Dunn
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time24 minutes
Original networkDuMont
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseJanuary 18 (1952-01-18) –
December 9, 1952 (1952-12-09)

Quick on the Draw was an American game show that aired on the now-defunct DuMont Television Network.

Broadcast history

Quick on the Draw featured cartoonist Bob Dunn, was first hosted by Eloise McElhone (1921-1974) and then by Robin Chandler, and aired from January 18, 1952, to December 9, 1952. Dunn would draw sketches that celebrity panelists would try to identify.[1]

The show started as a local (non-network) show May 27, 1950, and while on the DuMont network, aired Tuesdays at 9:30 pm EST.

McElhone also a panelist on the ABC game show Think Fast and on the NBC/ABC show Leave It to the Girls, and hosted the DuMont-WABD series Eloise Salutes the Stars.

Episode status

As with most DuMont series, no episodes are known to exist.

See also



  • David Weinstein, The Forgotten Network: DuMont and the Birth of American Television (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2004) ISBN 1-59213-245-6
  • Alex McNeil, Total Television, Fourth edition (New York: Penguin Books, 1980) ISBN 0-14-024916-8
  • Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows, Third edition (New York: Ballantine Books, 1964) ISBN 0-345-31864-1

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