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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
15 October 1952 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The adventures of the scatterbrained wife of a respected city judge.
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Underrated and funny See more (11 total) »

Cast

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Joan Davis ... Joan Stevens (98 episodes, 1952-1955)

Jim Backus ... Judge Bradley Stevens (98 episodes, 1952-1955)
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Series Directed by
Ezra Stone (25 episodes, 1952-1955)
John Rich (8 episodes, 1953-1954)
Marc Daniels (6 episodes, 1953)
 
Series Writing credits
Phil Sharp (10 episodes, 1952-1955)
Jesse Goldstein (10 episodes, 1953-1955)
Arthur Stander (7 episodes, 1952-1953)
Sherwood Schwartz (7 episodes, 1953-1954)
Howard Snyder (5 episodes, 1954-1955)
Hugh Wedlock Jr. (5 episodes, 1954-1955)
Ben Starr (2 episodes, 1953)
Frank Tarloff (2 episodes, 1953)

Series Produced by
Joan Davis .... executive producer / producer (40 episodes, 1952-1955)
P.J. Wolfson .... producer / associate producer (33 episodes, 1952-1955)
James Bank .... executive producer (32 episodes, 1952-1953)
Al Simon .... associate producer (7 episodes, 1952-1953)
Dick Mack .... producer (2 episodes, 1952)
 
Series Original Music by
Roger Wagner Chorale (14 episodes, 1952-1955)
 
Series Cinematography by
James Van Trees (23 episodes, 1952-1955)
Hal Mohr (7 episodes, 1953-1954)
Clyde De Vinna (3 episodes, 1953)
Philip Tannura (2 episodes, 1952)
 
Series Film Editing by
Robert Stafford (19 episodes, 1952-1955)
Ernie Leadlay (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Art Direction by
Al Goodman (20 episodes, 1952-1955)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Jack Mills (20 episodes, 1952-1955)
Tony Montenaro Sr. (2 episodes, 1953)
 
Series Production Management
Dewey Starkey .... production supervisor / production manager (22 episodes, 1952-1955)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Connors Jr. .... assistant director (19 episodes, 1953-1955)
Joseph Depew .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1953)
 
Series Sound Department
Hugh McDowell Jr. .... sound (21 episodes, 1952-1955)
 
Series Editorial Department
Marvin Coil .... supervising editor / editorial supervisor / ... (21 episodes, 1952-1955)
Stanley Frazen .... supervising editor (6 episodes, 1952-1953)
 
Series Music Department
Roger Wagner .... musical director / composer: theme music (98 episodes, 1952-1955)
Roger Wagner Chorale .... music by (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Other crew
Herbert W. Browar .... production (1 episode, 1952)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (98 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Referenced in The John Cleese Interview (1998) (V)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Underrated and funny, 14 February 2012
Author: earlytalkie from United States

This series seems to be the one that is most often likened to the peerless "I Love Lucy", and yes, there are some similarities. But "I Married Joan" still remains a funny riff on the theme, well-crafted and well-acted by Joan Davis and Jim Backus. The two have a palpable chemistry between them, and Ms. Davis has a wonderful facility for physical humor. The series also has a parade of wonderful character actors who troupe through the series, and the show is very often laugh-out-loud funny. The dvds I have of the show have very acceptable quality even though they seem to be edited from the original films. All-in-all, "I Married Joan" is a fun sitcom that takes it's place in my DVD library alongside such favorites as "My Little Margie", "Susie", "Pete and Gladys", the Betty White comedies, and of course, "I Love Lucy". There is broad physical slapstick comedy in just about every show, and there are laugh out-loud moments galore. One innovation of the show was the music in the series is performed by the Roger Wagner Chorale. There is not one note of instrumental music played in the entire series. The famous theme song, once heard, is nearly impossible to get out of one's head. Reportedly, Joan Davis and Jim Backus did not get along too well during the series, but there is not a moment of that to be seen during the finished product. A true classic.

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