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Release Date:
3 October 1952 (USA) See more »
As the sons age, we go through their teenage dating problems, marriage and careers.
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination See more »
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Kodak, American Gas Co., Quaker Oats, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive and The American Dairy Assoc. present A Chunk of Americana! See more (12 total) »


 (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)

Series Directed by
Ozzie Nelson (280 episodes, 1952-1966)
David Nelson (4 episodes, 1963-1964)
Series Writing credits
Don Nelson (222 episodes, 1952-1966)
Dick Bensfield (192 episodes, 1952-1966)
Perry Grant (192 episodes, 1952-1966)
Ozzie Nelson (178 episodes, 1952-1962)
Jay Sommers (94 episodes, 1953-1961)
Bill Davenport (45 episodes, 1952-1955)
Ben Gershman (44 episodes, 1952-1955)
John L. Greene (12 episodes, 1953-1957)
Alfred Nelson (2 episodes, 1956-1957)

Series Produced by
Ozzie Nelson .... producer / executive producer (265 episodes, 1952-1966)
Leo Pepin .... associate producer (245 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 (154 episodes, 1952-1961)
Series Cinematography by
Robert C. Moreno (75 episodes, 1961-1966)
Neal Beckner (65 episodes, 1955-1959)
William C. Mellor (43 episodes, 1952-1955)
Harold Lipstein (26 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 (51 episodes, 1957-1966)
Jim Faris (21 episodes, 1955-1959)
Robert Moore (20 episodes, 1955-1961)
Bill Wiard (14 episodes, 1959-1961)
Cotton Warburton (13 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 (91 episodes, 1958-1966)
Frank Durlauf (52 episodes, 1952-1957)
William Glasgow (16 episodes, 1952-1953)
Gabriel Scognamillo (8 episodes, 1957)
Series Set Decoration by
Jack D. Moore (154 episodes, 1956-1966)
Tony Montenaro Sr. (34 episodes, 1952-1955)
Al Orenbach (9 episodes, 1955-1956)
Fred M. MacLean (8 episodes, 1953-1954)
Jack Mills (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Costume Design by
Constance Edney (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Naomi Cavin .... hair stylist (110 episodes, 1956-1962)
Monty Westmore .... makeup artist (97 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 (25 episodes, 1952-1956)
Leo Pepin .... production supervisor / production manager (19 episodes, 1952-1953)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Bremerkamp .... assistant director (171 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 (148 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 (133 episodes, 1957-1966)
Jack F. Lilly .... sound mixer (86 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 (79 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 (129 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 (137 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 (143 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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30 min (435 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
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On 11 August 2009 the US Postal Service issued a pane of twenty 44¢ commemorative postage stamps honoring early USA television programs. A booklet with 20 picture postal cards was also issued. The stamp honoring "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" pictured stars Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard Nelson. Other shows honored in the Early TV Memories issue were: "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955), "The Dinah Shore Show" (1951), "Dragnet" (1951), "The Ed Sullivan Show" (originally titled "The Ed Sullivan Show" (1948)), "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" (1950), "Hopalong Cassidy" (1952), "The Honeymooners" (1955), "The Howdy Doody Show" (original title: "The Howdy Doody Show" (1947)), "I Love Lucy" (1951), "Kukla, Fran and Ollie" (1947), "Lassie" (1954), "The Lone Ranger" (1949), "Perry Mason" (1957), "The Phil Silvers Show" (1955), "The Red Skelton Hour" (1951), "Texaco Star Theater" (titled "Texaco Star Theatre" (1948), 1954-1956), The Tonight Show (which began as "Tonight!" (1953)), "Twilight Zone" (1959), and "You Bet Your Life" (1950).See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Kodak, American Gas Co., Quaker Oats, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive and The American Dairy Assoc. present A Chunk of Americana!, 15 September 2007
Author: John T. Ryan ( from United States

Silent Film Producer Henry "Pathe" Lehrman, when hearing some less than friendly words said about his L-KO Company's Comedy Shorts Series, he reportedly angrily shouted, "MY COMEDIES ARE NOT TO BE LAUGHED AT!"(Just one o' them stranger than fiction stories!) And so too, the status of this longevity-rich TV series is always not so flattering. The origin of this series as a Radio Program with the object of being a Family Show about a Show Biz Family's private/home life, seems to have been blunted and dulled just by the shear length of time that it lasted. Remember, real life Band Leader(and Law Degree Bearer,who never practiced Law)Ozzie Nelson married his Band's Female Singer Harriet Hilliard. This was somewhere around 1935 and the hereto-for Musical quickly became a "real" family with the birth of David(1936) and Rick(1940).

Well, all that traveling' an' one night stands are kinda hard on family life, but since they were now also in the moving' pitcher business, sticking' with the Movies,Radio Show and whatever musical 'Gigs' they got locally, was much better for them as a family.

Like other Show Biz folks, their show morphed from the musical to the family sitcom. Eventually Ozzie would be portrayed as 'going to the office' everyday. But, what was his business? It was insurance, I think! At first some juvenile actors portrayed the boys, but eventually the got to be themselves, so to speak.

So much of the series was preoccupied with family stuff, growing pains, "discovering" girls, music, the malt shop, high school, college, sports, the old "gang", the Fraternity(was it "I-Felta-Thie"?),the Holidays, Golf, Neighbors, etc., etc.,....

Well, that made the years pass and the 'Boys' were getting' on in years themselves. The Chronology sometimes got a little fouled up and sometimes an unusual occurrence would happen. For example: Dave's school buddy, Wally Plumpsted(Skip Young)evolved into Rick's school buddy, Wally Plumpsted. It happened gradually and incrementally so it was barely noticed.

Always in a state of flux, as is any series with such longevity(just check the cast changes that have occurred in LAW & ORDER or E.R.)the Nelsons were always willing to put the Family to work at "the Office". So, when the 'Boys' each took unto themselves a Woman to be his Wife, old Oz put them on. Both David's Wife,June Blair(Woo,woo,woo,woo!) and Rick's Mrs.Krisyin Harmon(again, Woo,woo,woo,woo!)came on as semi-regulars.

And some of the regulars in the Cast over the years were:Mary Jane Croft & Lyle Talbot(Clara & Joe Randolph), Don DeFore('Thorny'), Parley Baer(Darby)Frank Caddy(Doc)and others.

And as for Mr.Oswald George Nelson, what can we say? He had show business in his family background, including Circus Performers! And all he did was Create the Series, Write and contribute to Scripts,Produce,Play the Lead and play a little Saxophone on occasions. He is a most interesting fellow!

Much like Disneyland, we tend to view OZZIE & HARRIET as being unrealistic, too 'Apple Pie',too 'Middle American' and just a tad corny.

But, when viewed again after a hiatus of some years, you were to take a viewing of some of the episodes, your attitude would surely change for the better. How well these episodes stand-up as individual comedies!

Oh, excuse me I have to go to the Office, after a stop at the Malt Shoppe!

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