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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:
Here comes the Nelsons... See more (12 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 234)
Ozzie Nelson ... Ozzie / ... (436 episodes, 1952-2014)

Harriet Hilliard ... Harriet / ... (435 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 (219 episodes, 1952-1966)
Dick Bensfield (190 episodes, 1952-1966)
Perry Grant (190 episodes, 1952-1966)
Ozzie Nelson (176 episodes, 1952-1962)
Jay Sommers (93 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 (64 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 character 'Ozzie Nelson' was ranked #21 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue).See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Starkweather (2004)See more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Here comes the Nelsons..., 23 October 2009
Author: Little-Mikey from Italy

Ah, those were the days. THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET was such a wonderful piece of Americana, back in the days when the neighbor came in through the back door to pay his pal a visit. Nowadays, when the neighbor comes in through the back door, it's to spend a little time with his pal's wife! Sad to say, many people would consider the comedy of this wonderful sitcom as being obsolete, giving the false notion that this show is not funny. Actually, this show was really very funny, in spite of the lack of crude humor, the lack of profanity and the lack of, dare I say? sexual situations.

OZZIE AND HARRIET reminds me of that mythical sitcom featured on the movie, PLEASANTVILLE.

Even though Ozzie's character wasn't the most assertive person around, he was still the man of the house and he did keep his family together. He certainly did a far better job as the man of the house than (sad to say) too many so-called assertive husbands today as the number of divorces and dysfunctional households continue to increase.

The plots were funny enough. All those clever one-liners that took place throughout the program, only made what was originally a funny episode, even funnier, yet.

Before jumping to the ignorant conclusion that this show was bland, one must also remember that this show was one of the first sitcoms to feature real rock and roll as later episodes featured Ricky Nelson performing his hits.

This show not only brought rock and roll into American living rooms, it also made it acceptable to parents, proving that rock and roll music would not destroy American society.

One story that was printed long after the series was canceled involved Ricky Nelson and his mother, Harriet. Unlike too many mothers of that era, who thought rock and roll posed a threat to modern society, Harriet commented that when she was Ricky's age, the older generation made the exact same comments (in the 1920s) about jazz.

Another story that was printed involved Ricky Nelson's first encounter with Elvis Presley. Not knowing what to expect from this encounter, Ricky was surprised to discover that not only was Elvis a nice guy, he was also a big fan of THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET.

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