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17 January 1949 (USA) See more »
Comedy-drama about a Jewish family living in New York City. In the final season the family moved into the suburbs.
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 33)

Gertrude Berg ... Molly Goldberg (37 episodes, 1949-1957)

Eli Mintz ... Uncle David / ... (31 episodes, 1949-1957)
Arlene McQuade ... Rosie / ... (29 episodes, 1949-1957)

Robert H. Harris ... Jake / ... (25 episodes, 1953-1957)

Tom Taylor ... Sammy / ... (17 episodes, 1954-1956)

Series Directed by
Marc Daniels (13 episodes, 1953-1957)
Martin Magner (11 episodes, 1953-1955)
Walter Hart (4 episodes, 1949-1953)
Series Writing credits
Gertrude Berg (29 episodes, 1949-1957)
Cherney Berg (2 episodes, 1955)

Series Produced by
Cherney Berg .... associate producer / producer (20 episodes, 1953-1956)
William Berke .... producer (13 episodes, 1953-1957)
Henry J. Opperman .... supervising producer / producer (9 episodes, 1949-1955)
Worthington Miner .... producer (5 episodes, 1949-1953)
Al De Caprio .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1954-1955)

Gertrude Berg .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Jack Shaindlin (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
J. Burgi Contner (4 episodes, 1953-1957)
Series Film Editing by
Anthony Ciccolini (2 episodes, 1955-1957)
Marie Montague (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Art Direction by
Hank Aldrich (1 episode, 1957)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Ackerson .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
Toby Sutton .... associate director (2 episodes, 1953-1955)
Dick Rubin .... associate director (2 episodes, 1954)
Series Art Department
Hank Aldrich .... set designer (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Sound Department
Lawrence Mezey .... sound (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Carl Gaiti .... lighting supervisor (3 episodes, 1954)
J. Burgi Contner .... photography (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Editorial Department
Michael Morris .... script editor (1 episode, 1953)
Anthony Ciccolini .... supervising editor (1 episode, 1956)
Series Music Department
Frank Lewin .... music editor (3 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Other crew
Ed Bezares .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1954)
Michael Morris .... script editor / story editor (2 episodes, 1954-1956)

Gertrude Berg .... creator: concept for radio 1929 (unknown episodes)

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Also Known As:
"Molly" - USA (syndication title)
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30 min | 15 min (1952)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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The final broadcast (over DuMont) was on 19 October 1954, and then the series went into syndication.See more »
Molly Goldberg:Yoo hoo, Mrs Bloom!See more »
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18 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
simply the finest sitcom every made, 27 August 2004
Author: gcatelli ( from downtown manhattan

i don't watch television entertainments (other than SNL occasionally). but, one night at about 2am, while channel-surfing the UHF band i stumbled onto an episode of "The Goldbergs".

the contrast between this show and today's dreck literally brought tears to my eyes. in this particular episode, a couple who were friends of the Goldbergs had just separated. it seems that they did not 'communicate' openly and honestly with each other during their marriage.

in discussing this, the Goldbergs started to become increasingly candid with each other about mutual disappointments from the past. as they did so, the emotional air became more and more acrid.

the point was that there is no easy answer to the question of how much to 'confront' and how much to sweep under the carpet. but, there was no hitting below the belt, no potty humor, no double (or mono) entendres. just two decent people discussing a universal domestic problem with a leavening of humor.

i haven't been able to find it again, but i wish it would go into syndication locally.

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