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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
16 June 1952 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Margie lives with her father Vern and her crazy schemes get him into trouble especially with his boss Mr. Honeywell. She frequently involves Charlie and Mrs. Odetts in her plans. Freddie is her boyfriend while Roberta likes Vern.
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Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. See more »
NewsDesk:
(3 articles)
Comic Book Stalwart D'Agostino Dies
 (From WENN. 1 December 2010, 4:11 AM, PST)

American TV Star Storm Dies
 (From WENN. 29 June 2009, 4:06 AM, PDT)

'My Little Margie' Gale Storm, dead at 87
 (From Monsters and Critics. 28 June 2009, 7:50 PM, PDT)

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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 77)

Gale Storm ... Margie Albright / ... (126 episodes, 1952-1955)

Charles Farrell ... Vern Albright (126 episodes, 1952-1955)

Clarence Kolb ... George Honeywell / ... (70 episodes, 1952-1955)
Don Hayden ... Freddie Wilson / ... (56 episodes, 1952-1955)
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Series Directed by
Hal Yates (101 episodes, 1952-1955)
 
Series Writing credits
Frank Fox (40 episodes, 1952-1955)
George Carleton Brown (30 episodes, 1952-1955)
Frank Gill Jr. (14 episodes, 1953-1955)
John Kohn (6 episodes, 1953-1954)
Alan Woods (6 episodes, 1953-1954)
Nathaniel Curtis (2 episodes, 1952-1955)
Jim Bullock (2 episodes, 1953-1954)
Robert H. Raff (2 episodes, 1953-1954)

Series Produced by
Hal Roach Jr. .... producer (48 episodes, 1952-1955)
Guy V. Thayer Jr. .... associate producer (46 episodes, 1952-1955)
Roland D. Reed .... executive producer (14 episodes, 1953-1955)
 
Series Cinematography by
Walter Strenge (32 episodes, 1952-1955)
 
Series Film Editing by
Bert Jordan (25 episodes, 1952-1955)
Fred Maguire (3 episodes, 1952-1953)
Guy Scarpitta (2 episodes, 1952)
S. Roy Luby (2 episodes, 1953)
Edward W. Williams (2 episodes, 1955)
 
Series Art Direction by
McClure Capps (32 episodes, 1952-1955)
Eugène Lourié (2 episodes, 1953)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Rudy Butler (17 episodes, 1952-1955)
Charles S. Thompson (8 episodes, 1953-1955)
 
Series Makeup Department
Abe Haberman .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 1953-1954)
 
Series Production Management
Richard L'Estrange .... production manager (30 episodes, 1952-1955)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nate Watt .... assistant director (13 episodes, 1952-1953)
Wilbur McGaugh .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1954-1955)
Dick Moder .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1953-1954)
 
Series Sound Department
Charles Althouse .... sound (31 episodes, 1952-1955)
Joel Moss .... sound (31 episodes, 1952-1955)
Jim Bullock .... sound editor / supervising sound editor (24 episodes, 1952-1955)
Cathey Burrow .... sound editor (6 episodes, 1953-1955)
 
Series Special Effects by
Jack R. Glass .... special photographic effects (3 episodes, 1953)
Ira Anderson Jr. .... special effects (2 episodes, 1954)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Jack R. Glass .... photographic effects (26 episodes, 1952-1955)
 
Series Editorial Department
S. Roy Luby .... supervising editor (19 episodes, 1952-1954)
Fred Maguire .... supervising editor (12 episodes, 1954-1955)
 
Series Music Department
Robert H. Raff .... music editor (23 episodes, 1953-1955)
Ted Cain .... music editor (7 episodes, 1952-1953)
Alexander Laszlo .... composer: theme music (6 episodes, 1952)
 
Series Other crew
James Cairncross .... film coordinator (29 episodes, 1952-1955)
Hazel W. Hall .... set continuity (28 episodes, 1952-1955)
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
30 min (126 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The theme song was titled "Bows and Strings in Teasing" by Alexander Laszlo. It was originally written the Republic film The French Key (1946). Other musical cues were supplied through David Chudnow's MUTEL Music for Television Library. There was no original music created for this show, although Laszlo did a new arrangement of his theme for this series, which is now known as the "My Little Margie" Theme.See more »
Quotes:
[repeated last line]
Vern Albright:Well, that's my little Margie!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in American Buffalo (1996)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
My Favorite Series, 10 July 2009
Author: Jay Raskin from Orlando, United States

I was born in 1953, so I was not old enough to watch the series when it originally aired from 1952 to 1956, yet I remember most of the episodes, so I must have seen them in reruns in the late 50's and early 60's.

I've watched about a dozen of them this week since hearing that Gail Storm passed away last week. I've been surprised by the variable quality. Some of them are ridiculous and poorly written, while others are masterful gems, as clever and inventive as any comedy series that has been on television.

So far I've noticed that one episode is almost the pilot for the Beverly Hillbillies (including the use of the name Ellie Mae for the daughter), while other episodes seem to play riffs on crime, detective, Captain Midnight and quiz shows.

When we are children, we don't know what the world outside our home and school is really like (at least that was the case growing up in the 1950's). I found the world on "My Little Margie" to be quite realistic when I was a child. She wasn't famous, she wasn't rich, and nobody ever got killed or died. So it was like the real world to me. Although people got punched in the world of Margie more frequently than occurred in the real world (generally about two times per episode).

Margie was easily able to fool people with virtually any disguise she chose from episode to episode. However, that seemed realistic to me. For some reason I figured the world would be that way when I grew up. I would put on disguises to fool and trick people into doing things they would ordinarily refuse to do. I am sorry that I grew up and found that the world is not like the world in "My Little Margie". People are not easily tricked and I have never found an occasion to pretend to be anything but what I am.

When I watch the show now, I remember myself being 5 or 6 or 7 and watching and enjoying it. It brought much joy to me then and does so now 50 years later.

Everybody in the cast is a delight and has great comic timing, which I suspect is to the credit of the director Hal Yates.

Of the three top women stars of 1950's American television, Lucille Ball, Joan Davis and Gail Storm, we should remember that Lucy and Joan were in their 40's, while Gail Storm was only 30 when her show started. While I thought that Lucy and Joan would make great moms, Gail was the woman who I really wanted as a wife-girlfriend-playmate. She was my first crush. She often acted the wild child, but could also play sophisticated and sexy really well.

I would love it if someone came out with the full series on DVD. I think it would be the only full series that I would want to watch all 140 episodes again.

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