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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | unknown
Release Date:
3 October 1952 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
As the sons age, we go through their teenage dating problems, marriage and careers.
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Ozzie & Harriet raise the perfect family, in the perfect home, in the perfect 1950's. See more (12 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 234)
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie / ... (437 episodes, 1952-2014)

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet / ... (436 episodes, 1952-2014)

David Nelson ... David Nelson / ... (432 episodes, 1952-1966)

Ricky Nelson ... Ricky Nelson / ... (432 episodes, 1952-1966)
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Series Directed by
Ozzie Nelson (280 episodes, 1952-1966)
David Nelson (4 episodes, 1963-1964)
 
Series Writing credits
Don Nelson (220 episodes, 1952-1966)
Dick Bensfield (191 episodes, 1952-1966)
Perry Grant (191 episodes, 1952-1966)
Ozzie Nelson (176 episodes, 1952-1962)
Jay Sommers (94 episodes, 1953-1961)
Bill Davenport (44 episodes, 1952-1955)
Ben Gershman (43 episodes, 1952-1955)
John L. Greene (12 episodes, 1953-1957)
Alfred Nelson (2 episodes, 1956-1957)

Series Produced by
Ozzie Nelson .... producer / executive producer (264 episodes, 1952-1966)
Leo Pepin .... associate producer (244 episodes, 1952-1966)
Robert Angus .... producer (25 episodes, 1952-1953)
Bill Lewis .... producer (25 episodes, 1952-1953)
James Bank .... executive producer (15 episodes, 1952-1953)
Cecil Barker .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1952)
 
Series Original Music by
Basil Adlam (152 episodes, 1952-1961)
 
Series Cinematography by
Robert C. Moreno (75 episodes, 1961-1966)
Neal Beckner (65 episodes, 1955-1959)
William C. Mellor (42 episodes, 1952-1955)
Harold Lipstein (25 episodes, 1959-1961)
Frederick Gately (18 episodes, 1952-1953)
Richard Batcheller (6 episodes, 1966)
Lionel Lindon (3 episodes, 1957)
 
Series Film Editing by
Newell P. Kimlin (50 episodes, 1957-1966)
Jim Faris (21 episodes, 1955-1959)
Robert Moore (20 episodes, 1955-1961)
Bill Wiard (14 episodes, 1959-1961)
Cotton Warburton (12 episodes, 1953-1955)
Frank Tessena (7 episodes, 1952-1953)
Hal Gordon (7 episodes, 1953-1954)
Gerard Wilson (7 episodes, 1953-1954)
Edward Mann (5 episodes, 1953)
Chester W. Schaeffer (5 episodes, 1956-1957)
Sherman A. Rose (4 episodes, 1953)
George Jay Nicholson (4 episodes, 1956-1957)
Tom Biggart (3 episodes, 1952-1955)
Bill Murphy (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
Archie Dattelbaum (2 episodes, 1953)
 
Series Production Design by
Jim Roth (40 episodes, 1957-1960)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jim Roth (90 episodes, 1958-1966)
Frank Durlauf (51 episodes, 1952-1957)
William Glasgow (16 episodes, 1952-1953)
Gabriel Scognamillo (8 episodes, 1957)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Jack D. Moore (153 episodes, 1956-1966)
Tony Montenaro Sr. (34 episodes, 1952-1955)
Al Orenbach (9 episodes, 1955-1956)
Fred M. MacLean (7 episodes, 1953-1954)
Jack Mills (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
 
Series Costume Design by
Constance Edney (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Naomi Cavin .... hair stylist (109 episodes, 1956-1962)
Monty Westmore .... makeup artist (96 episodes, 1958-1966)
Barbara Lampson .... hair stylist (24 episodes, 1962-1966)
Billie Southern .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 1964)
Charlene Johnson .... hair stylist / department head hair stylist (5 episodes, 1965-1966)
Nick Marcellino .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Production Management
Frank McKelvey .... post-production supervisor (24 episodes, 1952-1956)
Leo Pepin .... production supervisor / production manager (19 episodes, 1952-1953)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Bremerkamp .... assistant director (169 episodes, 1952-1963)
Robert Agnew .... assistant director (18 episodes, 1952-1953)
James Myers .... assistant director (14 episodes, 1964-1965)
Ralph Ferrin .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jack Roe .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1963-1964)
William D. Faralla .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1956)
Christopher N. Seiter .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Art Department
Jack Iannarelli .... property master (147 episodes, 1956-1966)
Josef Bernay .... property master (16 episodes, 1952-1953)
Jim Roth .... set designer (5 episodes, 1957)
 
Series Sound Department
Victor Guarnier .... sound effects (132 episodes, 1957-1966)
Jack F. Lilly .... sound mixer (85 episodes, 1959-1965)
Max M. Hutchinson .... sound mixer (57 episodes, 1956-1959)
Thomas Ashton .... sound (22 episodes, 1952-1953)
Harry Bekkar .... sound supervisor (14 episodes, 1956-1957)
Jerry Kosloff .... sound mixer (9 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Edesa .... chief electrician (78 episodes, 1957-1961)
Joe Smith .... chief electrician (59 episodes, 1961-1966)
Irv McClellan .... master grip (37 episodes, 1962-1966)
William A. Fraker .... camera operator (20 episodes, 1961-1964)
Charles Rosher Jr. .... camera operator (14 episodes, 1964-1965)
Homer Plannette .... chief electrician (11 episodes, 1956-1957)
Edward E. Nugent .... camera operator (11 episodes, 1962-1963)
James Sherrill .... lighting supervisor (3 episodes, 1952)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
George Sedilla .... wardrobe (128 episodes, 1956-1965)
Dorothy Beal .... clothes: Harriet Nelson / costumes: Harriet Nelson (18 episodes, 1952-1953)
Helga .... clothes: Harriet Nelson (15 episodes, 1958-1959)
Gene Martin .... wardrobe (7 episodes, 1965-1966)
Ronnie Ross .... wardrobe (5 episodes, 1964)
Shirley Brewton .... wardrobe (3 episodes, 1965)
Wally Harton .... wardrobe (2 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Editorial Department
Bill Murphy .... supervising editor (301 episodes, 1955-1966)
Marvin Coil .... supervising editor (25 episodes, 1952-1953)
 
Series Music Department
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (349 episodes, 1952-1966)
Frank McKelvey .... music editor (136 episodes, 1957-1966)
Jimmie Haskell .... music arranged and conducted by / conductor / ... (34 episodes, 1955-1966)
George Brand .... music editor (26 episodes, 1955-1957)
 
Series Other crew
Dorothy Aldrin .... script supervisor (141 episodes, 1952-1963)
Joe Byrne .... script supervisor (30 episodes, 1962-1966)
Verne Smith .... announcer (21 episodes, 1953-1956)
William J. Hole Jr. .... script supervisor (8 episodes, 1953)
Don McDougall .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 1952)
Ulla Bourne .... script supervisor (7 episodes, 1962-1963)
Amalia Wade .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1960)
Mai Santacroce .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 1961)
Jean Downing .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1963)
Joseph Gannon .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1956)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (435 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
The show began as a radio series in 1944. David Nelson and Ricky Nelson were played by professional actors, because the Nelsons' sons were too young, but by 1949 the real David and Ricky were part of the show. In 1952 the show became a television series.See more »
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Ozzie & Harriet raise the perfect family, in the perfect home, in the perfect 1950's., 1 August 2005
Author: craig_ku from United States

I think that The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, not unlike its counterparts (i.e. Leave it to Beaver), were what they were because that's what people wanted at the time. Many accounts of the 1950's are not the most interesting, but that's the way things were-culturally. With out these programs, however mundane you may find them, there would have been no examples for the family sit-com following the cultural revolution of the 1960's. I think that in today's society it is nice to look back, and see a family living together, enjoying life, and running into the occasional plot conflict. To hate Ozzie and Harriet is to hate Americana- after all that's what they were at the time of their program.You'll notice that the show ended in the late 1960's, when due to the cultural unrest in the United States, their brand of entertainment became, sadly enough, obsolete. Conclusion: take it for what it is (or was), it's a glimpse into a bygone era: a time of homemakers, fresh-baked cookies, pipe smoking dads, the milkman, and no use for the modern vulgarities of the medium.

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