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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:
Program GREAT through Rick's college years, then it goes downhill 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 (218 episodes, 1952-1966)
Dick Bensfield (189 episodes, 1952-1966)
Perry Grant (189 episodes, 1952-1966)
Ozzie Nelson (175 episodes, 1952-1962)
Jay Sommers (92 episodes, 1953-1961)
Bill Davenport (44 episodes, 1952-1955)
Ben Gershman (43 episodes, 1952-1955)
John L. Greene (12 episodes, 1953-1957)

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:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Drive-In (1976)See more »

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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Program GREAT through Rick's college years, then it goes downhill, 18 April 2005
Author: moviewatcher2010 from U.S.A.

I have had a chance to catch a number of episodes of this long-running sitcom on Catholic Familyland. The episodes up until Rick and Dave Nelson are married are nothing short of hysterical, but it really lost its luster after that.

For the most part, in the very early episodes, little Ricky Nelson is very comical with the wise-cracking one liners. No wonder he was introduced as the "irrepresible Ricky".

As the boys grew up and Rick Nelson's music career took off, the episodes were more focused on showcasing Rick's singing talents, which are great! He is shown at the end of each episode performing one of his hit songs, to a group of peers, which is conveniently worked into each episode.

After Dave and Rick were married in the series, however, you see the downfall as they are now both serious adults. Moreover, Rick's wife Kris is chronically portrayed as extremely snippy and nothing short of intolerable, and it leaves you to wonder with all the nice girls Rick dated in college (in the program), how he ended up with someone like that. In every episode with Kris, she is quick to accuse, quick to jump to the wrong conclusion, quick to display jealousy, and very demanding and extremely insecure - you pretty much see Rick really getting henpecked. One really aggravating episode is when it is Kris' birthday and Rick gets her a puppy. Kris and Rick are at Ozzie and Harriet's and you constantly hear her whine in a demanding tone: "Where's my present? Where's my present?" like a little five year old. Knowing that Kris in real life was anxious to please, she was willing to embarrass herself.

I agree with one of the other reviewers that this program was one of the funniest, until Rick and Dave are grown and married. Prior to this, it showcased a number of twists and turns and keeps you compelled to watch until the end. If you can catch any of the episodes prior to the marriages, you are in for a real treat!

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