The Life of Riley (1953–1958)

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Riley worked in an aircraft plant in California, but viewers usually saw him at home, cheerfully disrupting life with his malapropisms and ill timed intervention into minor problems. His ... See full summary »

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The Life of Riley (1949–1950)
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A factory worker's family is thrown into an uproar when his teenage daughter starts to date his boss' son.

Director: Irving Brecher
Stars: William Bendix, Rosemary DeCamp, James Gleason
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 Chester A. Riley / ... (217 episodes, 1953-1958)
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Riley worked in an aircraft plant in California, but viewers usually saw him at home, cheerfully disrupting life with his malapropisms and ill timed intervention into minor problems. His stock answer to every turn of fate became a catch phrase: 'What a revoltin' development this is!" Written by Anonymous

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2 January 1953 (USA)  »

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(212 episodes)

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The character 'Chester Riley' was ranked #30 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue). See more »

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Referenced in My Favorite Martian: Martin's Revoltin' Development (1966) See more »

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Life of Riley reruns?
24 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really love the character actor that was William Bendix. I am always hoping that his war movies or the Babe Ruth story would be rerun on a movie channel. When I was a young boy, I watched the Life of Riley every time it was on. I was 6-11 during the time it was on. What saddens me, is that I have NEVER seen any of the shows in reruns. I haven't heard of this show being on at all in reruns. Can anyone tell me a valid reason why a cable channel cant show this great show again? Are the original tapes destroyed like "mr peepers"? It's Christmas eve and "Holiday Inn" is on (with Marjorie Reynolds) and that's why I thought of Life of Riley tonight.


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