Mr. Novak (1963–1965)

Pay the Two Dollars 

A father holds Novak responsible for roughing up his son. It all happened when Novak broke up some student horseplay.


Walter Doniger


E. Jack Neuman (creator), Boris Sagal (creator) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
James Franciscus ... John Novak
Dean Jagger ... Principal Albert Vane
Martin Landau ... Victor Rand
Macdonald Carey ... Mr. Edwards
Tom Lowell ... Carl Edwards
Paul Lambert ... Arnold Brecher
Adrienne Marden Adrienne Marden ... Mrs. Edwards
Todd Bingham Todd Bingham ... Gary Kemp
Beau Bridges ... Frank Stoller
Marian Collier ... Miss Scott
Andre Philippe Andre Philippe ... Everett Johns
Kathleen Ellis Kathleen Ellis ... Mrs. Floyd
Larry Thor Larry Thor ... Mr. Hendriks
Vince Howard Vince Howard ... Pete Butler
Marion Ross ... Miss Bromfield


A student's arm is accidentally broken after Novak tries to stop a fight between him and two others. When the boy's father decides to sue Novak and the school, Novak decides to go to court rather than accept a settlement which he feels will be like an admission of guilt. Written by rbecker28

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Release Date:

26 November 1963 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

MGM Television See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title is based on an old expression 'Pay the two dollars!' which is a reference to a Depression-era Willie Howard vaudeville sketch written by Billy K. Wells. A man is in court to pay a $2 fine for spitting on the subway, but his lawyer insists on fighting the case. As the lawyer incurs greater and greater sentences, his defendant keeps pleading, "Pay the two dollars!" See more »

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