Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jan. 19, 1955
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
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John Beresford Tipton The Millionaire

John Beresford Tipton

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Actor, composer, songwriter, voiceover artist and author. He joined ASCAP in 1956, and his chief musical ...

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John Beresford Tipton Quotes

06x35 - Millionaire Maggie Dalton Season 6 / Episode 35: - Millionaire Maggie Dalton

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the study to see Tipton, seated in a high backed chair at his desk, with only his left arm visible to viewers] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, you were born in a small town, weren't you?
Michael Anthony: Yes, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: Why did you move to the city?
Michael Anthony: When I was young, my family moved. My father's business took him to the city.
John Beresford Tipton: That's a good reason. With some, however, it's a dream. People born in small towns all over the country are drawn by thousands every year to the big city.
Michael Anthony: Yes, the big city certainly is exciting.
John Beresford Tipton: And it can also be the loneliest place in the world. [Tipton hands an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony accepts the envelope, bows, and turns to depart]
06x34 - Millionaire Peter Longman Season 6 / Episode 34: - Millionaire Peter Longman

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the study to see Tipton, seated in a high backed chair at his desk, with only his right arm visible to viewers. On the desk before Tipton is an assortment of various sized keys] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, have you any idea how the history of the human race you can tell by keys?
Michael Anthony: [Bemused] I hadn't thought, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: Oh, it's fascinating. What was so valuable that it had to be locked up? And who was important enough to have the key? Ah, yes, the key, that which unlocks the mystery, the treasure, the heart.
Michael Anthony: Well, if you think of it that way...
John Beresford Tipton: Exactly. It was the important man who had the key, the key to the situation. [Tipton hands an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony accepts the envelope, bows, and turns to leave]
06x32 - Millionaire Dixon Cooper Season 6 / Episode 32: - Millionaire Dixon Cooper

Michael Anthony: [Michael Anthony enters the study of John Beresford Tipton, where he observes Tipton seated in a high backed chair at his desk, pouring a glass of milk from the milk bottle. Only Tipton's left arm is visible to viewers] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, when is it always the darkest?
Michael Anthony: Always the darkest, sir? Well, just before the dawn, I've heard.
John Beresford Tipton: Yes, I've heard that, too. Do you remember who said it? [Tipton takes a sip of milk]
Michael Anthony: Shakespeare said so many things so well, that's always a safe guess.
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] Probably a good many people have commented on the darkness before the dawn. But I think the best modern authority of the subject would be a milkman. [Anthony smiles while Tipton hands him an envelope] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony bows and prepares to depart]
06x30 - Millionaire Katherine Boland Season 6 / Episode 30: - Millionaire Katherine Boland

Michael Anthony: [Entering study] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, what does this book represent to you? [Hands volume to Anthony]
Michael Anthony: [Examining book and returning it to Tipton] Well, sir, it's a type of directory.
John Beresford Tipton: A very special type directory, Mike - the Social Register. Now, what's this book? [Hands a second volume to Anthony]
Michael Anthony: [Examining book and returning it to Tipton] That's "Who's Who" - a listing of very prominent people.
John Beresford Tipton: These two books represent the ultimate of a great many people. A name listed in one isn't necessarily listed in the other. But those names printed in both are to be reckoned with, eh? [Gives envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony accepts envelope, bows and departs]
06x28 - Millionaire Susan Johnson Season 6 / Episode 28: - Millionaire Susan Johnson

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the study to see Tipton, seated in a high backed chair at his desk, with a phonograph record player and a miniature roulette wheel on his desk beside each other. Only Tipton's right arm is visible to viewers] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: [Indicating the roulette wheel] What's your pleasure, Mike?
Michael Anthony: [Thinking] Eleven Black.
John Beresford Tipton: [Tipton spins the wheel. It stops] Nine Red. You lose, Mike. [Indicating the record player and the wheel] These two have a lot in common, besides the fact that they both spin. People sometimes stake as much on the spin of a record as they do on the spin of the wheel.
Michael Anthony: I'm not certain I follow you, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: Some people gamble their hopes and their futures on the success of a record. As with the roulette wheel, sometimes they win, sometimes they lose. [Tipton hands an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire. [Anthony accepts the envelope and bows]
06x24 - Millionaire Karen Summers Season 6 / Episode 24: - Millionaire Karen Summers

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the study to see Tipton, seated in a high backed chair at his desk, with only his right arm visible to viewers. On the desk before Tipton is a sort of scale holding two bundles of papers] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, [pointing to one of the stacks] do you recognize that? [Anthony picks up the bundle to which Tipton had pointed and examines it]
Michael Anthony: Oh, I certainly do, sir. It's a Shakespeare folio.
John Beresford Tipton: It weighs exactly the same as [pointing to the other] 80 cents worth of blank paper. And that folio cost me $300,000. Now tell me - why is one sheaf of paper worth more than the other? [Anthony furrows his brow] I'll tell you, Mike: words. The world's full of people putting words on paper. But very few of them do as well as William Shakespeare. [Tipton hands an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony accepts the envelope, bows, and turn to depart]
06x23 - Millionaire Larry Maxwell Season 6 / Episode 23: - Millionaire Larry Maxwell

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the study to see Tipton, seated in a high backed chair at his desk, with only his right arm visible to viewers. Tipton is playing with a baseball and baseball glove. Several sports trophies can be seen around the room] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Well, it's about that time of year again, Mike. Did you ever play baseball?
Michael Anthony: [Smiles] Not since I was a young boy, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: [Continues playing with the baseball and glove] People always think of baseball strictly in terms of it's being a game with players who become national heroes. There's more to it than "Mighty Casey has struck out."
Michael Anthony: You're referring, of course, to the executive end of the game now.
John Beresford Tipton: That's right, Mike. With players on the field, executives in the offices, never the twain shall meet.


John Beresford Tipton: Or shall they?

06x22 - Millionaire Sandy Newell Season 6 / Episode 22: - Millionaire Sandy Newell

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton study to find Tipton seated in a high backed chair at his desk, reading a book] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Just a moment, Mike. Listen to this: [Tipton reads from the book] "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach." You know the poem, of course.
Michael Anthony: Elizabeth Barrett Browning - one of my favorite sonnets.
John Beresford Tipton: It tells of a love larger than life and longer than time, Mike, how strong is love? Is love really as sturdy and brave as we say it is? [Tipton hands over envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony bows]
06x21 - Millionaire Jerry Mitchell Season 6 / Episode 21: - Millionaire Jerry Mitchell

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton study, where he finds Tipton seated in a high backed chair at his desk] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, ever have a town named after you?
Michael Anthony: I've never deserved that honor, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] Well, I don't know that I've deserved it either. But this little town, high in the Rockies, has rechristened itself "Tipton."
Michael Anthony: Quite a distinction, sir, to have a whole town named after you.
John Beresford Tipton: Indeed it is, Mike. Difficult to live up to an honor like that. Some men have found it impossible. [Tipton hands over envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire. [Anthony bows]
06x20 - Millionaire Margaret Stoneham Season 6 / Episode 20: - Millionaire Margaret Stoneham

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton study, where he finds Tipton seated in a high backed chair reading a book] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, I've been reading one of the modern poets. Wonderful - listen to this: [Tipton reads from the book] "The quality of mercy is not strained."
Michael Anthony: Modern poetry? But that's Shakespeare.
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] Yes, Mike. But he's so modern, we still haven't caught up to him. [Anthony smiles] Yet in the sixteenth century, he wrote about a woman lawyer ending up in court - an equal to the men around her.
Michael Anthony: Portia, the most famous woman lawyer of all time.
John Beresford Tipton: It's still a novelty in today's courts to see a woman standing up in court and arguing her defendant's case. Yes, Shakespeare was ahead of the times when he wrote this. He still is. [Tipton hands over envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony bows and departs]
06x18 - Millionaire Whitney Ames Season 6 / Episode 18: - Millionaire Whitney Ames

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton electrical shop] You sent for me, sir? [Tipton turns off grinding machine]
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, have you ever had your nose to the grindstone?
Michael Anthony: When I was younger, sir. [Anthony gives a sly grin] Lately I haven't been working quite that hard.
John Beresford Tipton: Before I retired, I was usually in that position. And some men, Mike, live all their lives with their noses to the grindstone.
Michael Anthony: Sounds most uncomfortable. [Anthony taps his nose] Must change the shape considerably. [Anthony laughs but gets no response from Tipton] I guess that wasn't a very good joke.
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] No, it wasn't. And sometimes it changes the shape of their lives when they're able, for one reason or another, to get away from the grindstone. [Tipton hands over envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony bows]
06x17 - Millionaire Sylvia Merrick Season 6 / Episode 17: - Millionaire Sylvia Merrick

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton dining area where he finds Tipton seated in a high backed chair sipping on coffee] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, look at this. [Tipton hands over a large silver spoon to Anthony] A copy of Benvenuto Cellini's most beautiful designs. And as a silversmith, he's never been equaled.
Michael Anthony: [Anthony inspects the spoon] Very beautiful, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: You've heard of people who were born with a silver spoon in their mouth?
Michael Anthony: [With a sly grin] Well, this one might be a little uncomfortable for a newborn baby, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] It can be, Mike. Sometimes being born into wealth and position and being given every advantage can be more than uncomfortable. It can be very dangerous. [Tipton hands over envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony bows and turns to leave]
06x16 - Millionaire Elizabeth Tander Season 6 / Episode 16: - Millionaire Elizabeth Tander

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton study to find Tipton seated in a high backed chair with two pair of women's shoes atop his desk] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, I've been thinking about clothes. Or rather shoes in particular. They sometimes tell a story. [Tipton displays a pair of shoes] What do these tell you, Mike?
Michael Anthony: Well, they look comfortable.
John Beresford Tipton: I mean about their wearer?
Michael Anthony: [Anthony through furrowed brow] I imagine she'd be conservative and practical.
John Beresford Tipton: [Tipton displays the second pair of shoes] And these?
Michael Anthony: I'd guess she'd be what we refer to as a glamor girl.
John Beresford Tipton: Wouldn't it be interesting if both pair belonged to the same girl?
Michael Anthony: I suppose it would, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: [Tipton hands over envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony bows]
06x15 - Millionaire Timothy Mackail Season 6 / Episode 15: - Millionaire Timothy Mackail

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters an electrical shop on the Silverstone estate to discover Tipton tinkering with a meter] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: [Tipton indicates the meter] Mike, did you ever see how these things work?
Michael Anthony: A taxi meter, sir? Well, no, I've never taken one of them apart. [Anthony gives a slight smile] But they've certainly taken a lot from me.
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] Very interesting how they click off the minutes and the miles, charging for both time and distance. Sometimes, a short ride, a few miles, a few minutes can change a person's entire life. [Tipton pushes a button on the meter and a receipt discharges] And now it's time to pay up. [Tipton hands over an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony smiles and nods]
06x14 - Millionaire Jackson Green Season 6 / Episode 14: - Millionaire Jackson Green

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton study to discover Tipton seated in a high backed chair at his desk] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, did you ever grow a beard?
Michael Anthony: Well, yes, in a way.
John Beresford Tipton: Oh? What way?
Michael Anthony: Well, I started one - but it grew in red.
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] You know, Mike, a beard was once a mark of dignity, prestige, age. Today, it's a badge of youth.
Michael Anthony: And of the beatnik, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] That's right, Mike. Some are beat because they're defeated. Others are beat because they like to beat a drum. [Tipton hands over an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. And Mike, perhaps if you deliver that with a beard, you won't be taken for a square. [Anthony gives the comment a brief thought, nods, and departs]
06x12 - Millionaire Andrew C. Cooley Season 6 / Episode 12: - Millionaire Andrew C. Cooley

John Beresford Tipton: [Anthony enters the Tipton study to overhear Tipton speaking as he sits in his high backed chair at his desk]... a long time for me. I wonder if that may change.
Michael Anthony: [Anthony looks around the study to learn that no one else is present] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Yes, Mike. Well, come in, come in.
Michael Anthony: I thought I heard someone talking, sir. [Anthony smiles]
John Beresford Tipton: You did. I was talking to this room. I do it quite often. You think that's strange?
Michael Anthony: [Anthony is uncomfortable] Well, sir, I wouldn't advise you to do it in the presence of others. They may not understand.
Michael Anthony: I suppose you're right. Most of them wouldn't. But children and very old people and those who are alone a lot - they'd understand. [Tipton hands over an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire. [Anthony bows]
06x11 - Millionaire Mitchell Gunther Season 6 / Episode 11: - Millionaire Mitchell Gunther

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton study to discover Tipton seated in a high backed chair at his desk, constructing a matchstick tower] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, ever build houses like this? Or castles in the sand?
Michael Anthony: Yes, sir, of course - when I was a child.
John Beresford Tipton: Some people go on doing it, even when they've grown up. [Tipton adds another matchstick to the structure]
Michael Anthony: I don't suppose you mean that literally, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: No, but they built on shifting values, unstable personalities, sometimes on false friends. Then, because the foundation isn't strong enough [Tipton adds another matchstick to the tower, which falls over. Tipton hands over envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony bows and departs]
06x10 - Millionaire Sergeant Matthew Brogan Season 6 / Episode 10: - Millionaire Sergeant Matthew Brogan

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the study to observe Tipton, seated in a high backed chair at his desk, examining a box containing several different U.S. military medals. Only Tipton's left hand is visible to the viewers] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: You were in the Army, Mike - or was it the Navy?
Michael Anthony: Navy, sir. [Indicating the box of medals] But they didn't pin that many metals on me.
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] These aren't mine. All they pinned on me was guard duty, KP and a few memories. I had a sergeant though...
Michael Anthony: [Smiling and gently interrupting] I know what you mean, sir. Everyone in the Army seems to remember one sergeant.
John Beresford Tipton: I suppose there are still a few of them left. [Tipton hands an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire. [Anthony accepts the envelope and bows]
06x09 - Millionaire Tom Hampton Season 6 / Episode 9: - Millionaire Tom Hampton

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the study to discover Tipton, seated in a high backed chair at his desk, reading a book. Only Tipton's left hand is visible to viewers] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, can you keep a secret?
Michael Anthony: Well, I think I can, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: An important secret?
Michael Anthony: [Becoming taken aback as if he is being chastised] I don't think I've ever revealed anything you didn't want known - have I, Mr. Tipton?
John Beresford Tipton: No, Mike. [Tipton is toying with Anthony, who doesn't realize it]
Michael Anthony: I hope by now you can trust my sense of responsibility.
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] I do, Mike. But I wasn't thinking of telling for any secrets. I just asked if you had secrets of your own.
Michael Anthony: [Calming down] I imagine almost everyone has a few things they preferred to keep to themselves.
John Beresford Tipton: Of course. I'm not trying to pry. If you weren't good at keeping secrets [Tipton hands an envelope to Anthony] I wouldn't trust this to you. [Anthony accepts the envelope, smiles, bows, and turns to depart]
06x08 - Millionaire Jeff Mercer Season 6 / Episode 8: - Millionaire Jeff Mercer

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton library to find Tipton seated in a high backed chair at his desk, perusing a stock market ticker] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, do you own any stocks?
Michael Anthony: No, sir, I don't,
John Beresford Tipton: Then it makes no difference to you if the market averages go up or down?
Michael Anthony: I'm neutral, sir, like any average man.
John Beresford Tipton: Average? Mike, have you ever met an average man?
Michael Anthony: [Puzzled] Well, do you mean ordinary or... [Anthony is befuddled] I'm not sure, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] Well, at least that's any honest answer. The stock market has averages but human beings do not. [Tipton hands over an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire comes out of a picture labeled "Average American Family." But I think you'll find them rather exceptional.
06x07 - Millionaire Maureen Reynolds Season 6 / Episode 7: - Millionaire Maureen Reynolds

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton study to find Tipton seated in a high backed chair, perusing a postage stamp album] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, did you ever collect stamps?
Michael Anthony: Yes, sir, when I was a boy. I considered myself quite an authority.
John Beresford Tipton: Look at this one.


John Beresford Tipton: It's quite valuable.
Michael Anthony: [Through furrowed brow] But I've seen a lot of these, sir. What's so rare about this one?
John Beresford Tipton: I didn't say it was rare, Mike. I said it was valuable. To me, it brought me some wonderful news, many years ago.
Michael Anthony: [Smiling] Oh, I see.
John Beresford Tipton: Very valuable. You know, Mike, sometimes a stamp and a letter can change a whole life.


John Beresford Tipton: Our next millionaire.

06x06 - Millionaire Jim Hayes Season 6 / Episode 6: - Millionaire Jim Hayes

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton study to discover Tipton seated in a high backed chair at his desk, playing Solitaire] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: One moment, Mike. Just one moment.
Michael Anthony: [Perusing the hand on Tipton's desk] Excuse me, sir. If you put the red nine over there on the black ten...
John Beresford Tipton: You know, Mike, you're a very satisfactory person.
Michael Anthony: [Anthony grins] Well, sir, I just happened to...
John Beresford Tipton: One of the rules of Solitaire, which you have just so ably demonstrated, is that [Tipton's voice becomes irritated] it is impossible to play without a second person barging in and pointing out the most obvious move.
Michael Anthony: [Taken aback] Oh.
John Beresford Tipton: However, if I ignore your disastrous suggestion and move this instead, [Tipton moves a row of cards] I can do this, [Tipton moves another row of cards] and the game is almost over. That's another rule of Solitaire, Mike: when the cards are all up, the game is over.
Michael Anthony: I imagine a good many other games follow that pattern, don't they, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: But suppose they don't, Mike. Suppose two people start playing a game, then can't figure out how to stop playing. [Tipton hands over envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony bows and departs]
06x05 - Millionaire Doctor Joseph Frye Season 6 / Episode 5: - Millionaire Doctor Joseph Frye

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the study to find Tipton, seated in a high backed chair at his desk, reading a newspaper, the banner headline of which reads 'Fight Against Inflation.' Only Tipton's right hand is visible to the viewers] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, do you remember when a loaf of bread costs five cents?
Michael Anthony: I'm afraid I do, sir. Now it's five times as much. Oh, the cost of living.
John Beresford Tipton: The cost of living. It's interesting, isn't it, that we talk so much about the cost of living and so little about the value of life.
Michael Anthony: I suppose most of us take it for granted.
John Beresford Tipton: There are some men who can't do that. Every day, they realize the great value of life and fight for it. [Tipton hands an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire. [Anthony accepts the envelope, smiles, and bows]
06x04 - Millionaire Phillip Burnell Season 6 / Episode 4: - Millionaire Phillip Burnell

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton estate garden to find Tipton seated in a high backed rattan wicker chair, holding a sea shell] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Know what this is, Mike? [Tipton offers the shell to Anthony]
Michael Anthony: It's a sea shell, of course. [Anthony inspects the shell closer] Chambered nautilus, isn't it, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Well, it was. Now it's only the empty shell - the house in which the nautilus once lived. Here's how the house of nautilus looks inside. [Tipton offers the house to Anthony]
Michael Anthony: [Anthony examines the house] A long corridor of separate chambers.
John Beresford Tipton: No one quite knows why, as the nautilus grows, it moves forward into a new chamber and seals off the past room in which it lived - locks the door and moves into the future. Some people live like that, Mike: keep their past in an airtight compartment, locked away. [Tipton hands over envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire. [Anthony bows and departs]
06x02 - Millionaire Harry Brown Season 6 / Episode 2: - Millionaire Harry Brown

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the Tipton library to find Tipton seated in a high backed chair reading a book] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, did you ever read this book? [Tipton holds up his book] "How to be Happy Though Married."
Michael Anthony: No, sir. Mr. Tipton, don't you think that's a rather flippant title? Most marriages are happy, I believe.
John Beresford Tipton: Ah, then you think marriages are made in Heaven?
Michael Anthony: [Anthony gives a wry grin] You could put it that way, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: Hmmm. Well, they may be made in Heaven, Mike, but many of them seem to be fought out on this worldly plane. [Tipton chuckles] But then, only valuable things are worth fighting for. [Tipton hands over an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony bows and departs]
06x01 - Millionaire Mark Fleming Season 6 / Episode 1: - Millionaire Mark Fleming

Michael Anthony: [Entering study] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: [Toying with bronzed baby shoes] Mike, remember your childhood?
Michael Anthony: Yes, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: Ever want to go back to it?
Michael Anthony: [Briefly picks up baby shoes, then puts them down] It was a very happy one, sir. But I think it would be a mistake to go back, even if you could.
John Beresford Tipton: You're very wise. To most people, childhood is a symbol of carefree, sunny days. But to others, a return would be a fearful journey. [Gives envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony accepts envelope, bows, departs]
05x36 - Millionaire Martha Halloran Season 5 / Episode 36: - Millionaire Martha Halloran

Michael Anthony: [Anthony descends several steps to enter the music room, where he observes Tipton, seated in a high backed chair, singing and strumming a mandolin. Tipton is singing very off-key and only his hands are visible to the viewers] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Yes, Mike, I knew you were a music lover.
Michael Anthony: And still for sent for me?
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] Mike, when I was struggling to make my first fortune, I worked a mine in Mexico. A girl there taught me how to play this fat little mandolin.
Michael Anthony: She taught you?
John Beresford Tipton: Well, at least the lessons were delightful. [Tipton chuckles and hands the mandolin to Anthony]
Michael Anthony: [Inspecting the instrument] I haven't seen one of these since I sang baritone in my high school Glee and Mandolin Club. [Returns to instrument to the desk]
John Beresford Tipton: You may be seeing others very soon. [Tipton hands an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony accepts the envelope, bows, turns and ascends the stairs to the exit while Tipton plays and sings, again off-key]
05x35 - Millionaire Louise Benson Season 5 / Episode 35: - Millionaire Louise Benson

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the study to observe Tipton seated in a high backed chair at his desk, on which a reel-to-reel tape recorder is located. Tipton is listening to sound effects and only his right hand is visible to viewers. As Anthony approaches his employer, he hears the sound of a fog horn blaring] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: [Tipton switches off the recorder] Ever been in a fog, Mike?
Michael Anthony: I am at the moment, sir. I haven't the foggiest idea why you'd want to stereophonic tape recording of that.
John Beresford Tipton: [Chuckles] I'm adding it to my collection: 'Sounds of Danger.' Listen. [Tipton switches the recorder back on. Tires are heard screeching, then gunshots, then a police whistle, and finally a woman's seductive voice saying, 'I love you, darling.' This causes Anthony to do a double take as Tipton turns off the recorder] Sometimes, love is the most dangerous of them all.
Michael Anthony: I'll take your warning, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: You do that, Mike. [Tipton hands an envelope to Anthony] And take this, too. Our next millionaire. [Anthony accepts and envelope, bows, and turns to leave]
05x32 - Millionaire Gilbert Burton Season 5 / Episode 32: - Millionaire Gilbert Burton

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the garden which has a section set aside for birds. Anthony sees Tipton seated in a high backed outdoor chair with only his hands visible to the viewers. Tipton has a pigeon in his lap, which he is stroking] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: Mike, I'm doing my bird watching the easy way.
Michael Anthony: It does look more comfortable than crouching in the underbrush or crawling through a swamp.
John Beresford Tipton: It's more comfortable, Mike. But as you can see, I'm limited to pigeons.
Michael Anthony: But you are enjoying yourself, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: Yes - pigeons are very enjoyable and very trusting. That's probably the way pigeons came to be applied to certain people.
Michael Anthony: You mean people who are easily fooled?
John Beresford Tipton: That's right, Mike. [Tipton hands an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire. [Anthony accepts the envelopes, bows, turns and departs]
05x31 - Millionaire Karl Miller Season 5 / Episode 31: - Millionaire Karl Miller

Michael Anthony: [Anthony enters the study to see Tipton, seated in a high backed chair at his desk, viewing an hour glass. Only Tipton's right hand is visible to the viewers] You sent for me, sir?
John Beresford Tipton: [Indicating the hour glass] A lot of grains of sand in here, aren't there, Mike?
Michael Anthony: I shouldn't like to count them, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: Suppose you had to find just one specific grain in this, Mike? And suppose while you were looking, time was running out.
Michael Anthony: I hope that's not the assignment you have for me, sir.
John Beresford Tipton: Do you think a million dollars would help? [Tipton hands an envelope to Anthony] Our next millionaire, Mike. [Anthony accepts the envelope and bows]

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