Riley worked in an aircraft plant in California, but viewers usually saw him at home, cheerfully disrupting life with his malapropisms and ill timed intervention into minor problems. His ... See full summary »
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 Chester A. Riley / ... (26 episodes, 1949-1950)
Rosemary DeCamp ...
 Peg Riley / ... (26 episodes, 1949-1950)
Lanny Rees ...
 Junior Riley / ... (22 episodes, 1949-1950)
Sid Tomack ...
 Jim Gillis / ... (22 episodes, 1949-1950)
Gloria Winters ...
 Babs Riley / ... (20 episodes, 1949-1950)
John Brown ...
 Digger O'Dell / ... (11 episodes, 1949-1950)
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Riley worked in an aircraft plant in California, but viewers usually saw him at home, cheerfully disrupting life with his malapropisms and ill timed intervention into minor problems. His stock answer to every turn of fate became a catch phrase: 'What a revoltin' development this is!" Written by Anonymous

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The series was canceled after 26 episodes because the show's sponsor, Pabst Beer, decided to put more money into Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts (1948) instead of continuing to sponsor this series for a full 39 episode season. Pabst offered producer Irving Brecher a six-episode renewal but he turned it down. See more »

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Some of GLEASON'S Best !
11 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An excellent series ! Gleason really comes off as an average Joe. You know a real down to earth, trusting type guy which always seems to lead him to disappointment. I was lucky enough to find a double DVD version with twelve episodes to relive my own childhood memories. I can't believe there aren't more people out there somewhere with more episodes. If anyone reading this knows where I can find more Riley/Gleason shows, please let me know. Why in the world more of these old TV series aren't released on DVD is beyond me. In my opinion this show is better than the Honeymooners by far. This series is of a much more positive setting.


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