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Release Date:
12 October 1950 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
You've HEARD them on radio, now SEE them on television! See more »
Plot:
Neighbor Blanche Morton frequently joins Gracie in escapades which annoy hubby Harry and provide George with an opportunity to offer a humorous soliloquy.
Awards:
Nominated for 11 Primetime Emmys. See more »
User Reviews:
A Neglected Milestone That Needs To Be Seen See more (6 total) »

Cast

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George Burns ... George Burns (291 episodes, 1950-1958)

Gracie Allen ... Gracie Allen (291 episodes, 1950-1958)

Bea Benaderet ... Blanche Morton / ... (291 episodes, 1950-1958)
Harry von Zell ... Announcer / ... (268 episodes, 1951-1958)

Larry Keating ... Harry Morton / ... (199 episodes, 1953-1958)
Ronnie Burns ... Ronnie Burns / ... (125 episodes, 1951-1958)
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Series Directed by
Frederick De Cordova (120 episodes, 1953-1958)
Ralph Levy (80 episodes, 1950-1954)
Rod Amateau (78 episodes, 1956-1958)
 
Series Writing credits
Harvey Helm (281 episodes, 1950-1958)
William Burns (269 episodes, 1950-1958)
Keith Fowler (199 episodes, 1953-1958)
Sid Dorfman (151 episodes, 1950-1955)
Norman Paul (118 episodes, 1955-1958)
Jesse Goldstein (38 episodes, 1951-1953)
Nate Monaster (36 episodes, 1951-1953)
Paul Henning (34 episodes, 1950-1952)

Series Produced by
Al Simon .... associate producer (191 episodes, 1950-1957)
Frederick De Cordova .... producer (122 episodes, 1953-1958)
Ralph Levy .... producer (78 episodes, 1950-1953)
Rod Amateau .... producer (78 episodes, 1956-1958)
George Burns .... executive producer (46 episodes, 1950-1957)

Charles Lowe .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Mahlon Merrick (47 episodes, 1956-1957)
 
Series Cinematography by
Philip Tannura (172 episodes, 1950-1956)
James Van Trees (84 episodes, 1955-1958)
 
Series Film Editing by
Larry Heath (73 episodes, 1954-1956)
Willard Nico (72 episodes, 1956-1958)
Stanley Frazen (16 episodes, 1950-1953)
Robert Angus (2 episodes, 1952)
 
Series Casting by
Kerwin Coughlin (86 episodes, 1956-1958)
 
Series Art Direction by
Edward L. Ilou (77 episodes, 1955-1957)
Frank Durlauf (42 episodes, 1953-1954)
Robert Tyler Lee (42 episodes, 1953-1954)
George Van Marter (39 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Claude E. Carpenter (154 episodes, 1954-1958)
Tony Montenaro Sr. (43 episodes, 1950-1954)
 
Series Costume Design by
Howard Greer (1 episode, 1952)
 
Series Makeup Department
Bertha French .... hairdresser / hair stylist (118 episodes, 1950-1958)
Gene Roemer .... makeup artist / makeup artist: Gracie Allen (118 episodes, 1950-1958)
 
Series Production Management
George King .... production supervisor (50 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph Depew .... assistant director (148 episodes, 1950-1956)
Robert Vreeland .... assistant director (52 episodes, 1957-1958)
Leonard J. Shapiro .... assistant director (27 episodes, 1956-1957)
George King .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Art Department
Robert Tyler Lee .... sets (40 episodes, 1952-1953)
Frank Durlauf .... sets (37 episodes, 1954-1955)
Stephen Goosson .... sets (37 episodes, 1954-1955)
Chris Choate .... scenic designer (25 episodes, 1950-1952)
Harry R. Kemm .... scenic designer (14 episodes, 1951-1952)

Archie J. Bacon .... set designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
William Martin .... sound editor (86 episodes, 1956-1958)
Larry Heath .... sound editor (69 episodes, 1950-1954)
Earl Snyder .... sound (39 episodes, 1957-1958)
R.W. Glass .... sound (20 episodes, 1957-1958)
Richard Olson .... sound (19 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
William D. King .... chief electrician (39 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jane Vogt .... costumer / wardrobe mistress (39 episodes, 1950-1958)
Howard Greer .... gowns: Gracie Allen (17 episodes, 1951-1952)
Don Loper .... Miss Allen's Wardrobe / wardrobe: Gracie Allen / ... (8 episodes, 1950-1951)
Marjorie Michael .... gowns: Gracie Allen / (Miss Allen's Gowns / ... (8 episodes, 1951-1954)
 
Series Editorial Department
Stanley Frazen .... supervising editor (141 episodes, 1951-1956)
Larry Heath .... supervising editor (79 episodes, 1956-1958)
Bill E. Garst .... editorial associate (39 episodes, 1957-1958)
Lynn McCallon .... editorial associate (39 episodes, 1957-1958)
Gerald Shepard .... editorial associate (7 episodes, 1957)
 
Series Music Department
Lud Gluskin .... musical director (25 episodes, 1950-1952)
Leith Stevens .... musical director (5 episodes, 1950)
Harry Sosnik .... musical director (2 episodes, 1950)
Wilbur Hatch .... conductor (2 episodes, 1951)
 
Series Other crew
Herbert W. Browar .... production (144 episodes, 1953-1957)
Richard Fisher .... assistant to producer / production (82 episodes, 1952-1954)
Phyllis Taft .... script supervisor (50 episodes, 1957-1958)
William A. Porter .... production assistant (32 episodes, 1957-1958)
George King .... production (2 episodes, 1957)
 

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Runtime:
30 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Many, if not all, episodes of early live seasons are in the public domain. The 12 that are most common to find are, in airdate order: The Kleebob Card Game (aka Book Salesman), The Property Tax Assessor, Harry Morton's Private Secretary, Gracie's Checking Account (aka The Bank Account), The Income Tax Man, Teenage Girl Spends the Weekend, Space Patrol Kids Visit, Gracie Gives A Wedding, The Beverly Hills Uplift Society, Surprise Birthday Party, Divorce Attorney (aka The Swami), and Free Trip To Hawaii. At least four others have appeared on various public domain DVDs.See more »
Quotes:
George Burns:Say "Good night," Gracie.
Gracie Allen:Good night.
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Movie Connections:
Spin off Son of Flubber (1963)See more »
Soundtrack:
Love NestSee more »

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18 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
A Neglected Milestone That Needs To Be Seen, 13 October 2004
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

This was in the grandstand of classic TV shows from the golden age of the 1950's which from some never got the chance to see one of the greatest comedy acts of all time-the great George Burns and his lovely wife Gracie Allen. The last time Burns and Allen was ever shown was during the 1980's when repeats of this lost or another word for it seldom seen series was shown regularly on cable's CBN-TV,The Christian Broadcasting Network,which shown a lot of these classic shows which nowadays are totally forgotten but remain within our memories. This was classic TV from the golden age of early television during the 1950's. George and Gracie were the perfect couple and this was one of those unique shows that had a flair for its own brand of situation comedy and from there it was magical.....especially for the audiences who kept the show in the top ten of the Nielsens since it ran for nine seasons on CBS-TV from 1950 to 1959. There was one comment that was mention about this show since Burns and Allen were compared to another couple,Lucy and Desi whose own show "I Love Lucy",was on the same network,but in all aspects both shows were fighting for competition here since Lucy's shows only ran for seven years,even after "I Love Lucy" went off the air in the summer of 1957,Burns and Allen were still on the airwaves providing the laughs until the final episode of the series in 1959.

And they say "I Love Lucy" was better than Burns and Allen? As far as the laughs were provided,Burns and Allen really dethroned the competition and lets face it,it was a better show....Lucy was good,but Gracie was excellent. Better than that Lucy spin off called "I Married Joan?". You bet! And you'll never imagine what Gracie would say next! How can anyone in there right mind be so dumb? Gracie prove it in just about every situation her and George went through,with George shaking his head throughout the course of every episode. Lets face it,in about every episode George would have to bail Gracie and her best friend Blanche(Bea Benederet)outta a tight situation in which they did one crazy stunt after another. You also have the usual characters involved too including George's next door neighbor Harry and the others which included Bill Goodwin and later by Harry Von Zell who would attract all the pretty girls over to the Burns' house for some side-splitting results that were just hilarious to boot! Then you have the Burns' son Ronnie,who was a student at the local university who would come home every so often as well. Then somewhere within the show,George Burns would step out of the scene to narrate the events that went on within the Burns' home,and then at the end of each episode George and Gracie would step out of these scenes together and toward the beginning of the credits at the end of the show...George would say these classic lines...

GEORGE: "Say Goodnight Gracie". GRACIE: "Goodnight".

This was one television show that really broke the molds during the golden age of classic TV during the early part of the 1950's and so forth. Gracie was sheer poetry to watch and she was one of the pioneers of situation comedy and no commedianne at the time was even better,which was second to Lucille Ball in providing the laughs,and she was the best around! Its kinda sad that this series is not shown on certain cable markets anymore since through the magic of DVD and Video, audiences today who never got to see this show,or who never even heard of George Burns or Gracie Allen need to see this to experience the magic of this classic show. Which is today a neglected milestone to needs to be seen again.

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