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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:
Iconic, true piece of history 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:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Because the show was loosely based on her real life, Gracie Allen was meticulous in decorating her TV home.See more »
Quotes:
George Burns:Say "Good night," Gracie.
Gracie Allen:Good night.
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Soundtrack:
Love NestSee more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Iconic, true piece of history, 7 September 2013
Author: A_Different_Drummer from North America

Back in the days before supermarket tabloids, there was a story that most Hollywood insiders already knew. George Burns and Gracie Allen, two stage performers who had made their names in the post-vaudeville era, loved each other. For real. Keeping in mind that this wonderful show is often contrasted to I LOVE LUCY -- where the stars ended up in one of the most public divorces Hollywood has ever seen -- that fact is worth remembering. Also worth remembering is that Burns basically played himself. And in his case, playing himself meant playing of the most charming, talented, and gifted storytellers in the world. George Burns practically invented comic timing. And he was a well-liked individual. (So well liked that years later when they were casting the role of GOD, giving him the part was a no-brainer!). Also interesting is the use of the hidden camera to watch the other characters. Not only a "show inside a show," but anticipating a trend that was decades away. Marshall McLuhan was a young man when this show aired, but somehow you know he watched it. Bottom line, not merely a show, a piece of history. With commercials.

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