Question: No one believes me. I remember a short-lived game show, hosted by Don Adams, where he would have two contestants act out a movie scene. Then the studio audience would vote for the winner. What there ever such a show? — Robert B.

Televisionary: That there was, Robert. On the syndicated Don Adams' Screen Test, 26 episodes of which were produced from 1974-75, contestants appeared in staged scenes from classic films such as Lifeboat, The African Queen, On the Waterfront and From Here to Eternity, putting up with the intentionally schlocky production values in hopes of being chosen by a participating director for a tiny role in a real production.

Helping the former Get Smart star and his Hollywood hopefuls with the scenes were such real-life actors and actresses as Bob Newhart, Phyllis Diller, Mel Brooks and Milton Berle.