It's a Great Life (1954–1956)

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Two ex G.I.'s Denny and Steve return home and take a room at the boarding house of the doting Amy Morgan. Also in the house are the young and beautiful Cathy, and Amy's irrasciable, ... See full summary »

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William Bishop ...
 Steve Connors (75 episodes, 1954-1956)
Michael O'Shea ...
 Denny Davis / ... (73 episodes, 1954-1956)
James Dunn ...
 Earl Morgan / ... (64 episodes, 1954-1956)
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 Mrs. Amy Morgan / ... (63 episodes, 1954-1956)
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 Cathy 'Katy' Morgan / ... (26 episodes, 1954-1955)
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Two ex G.I.'s Denny and Steve return home and take a room at the boarding house of the doting Amy Morgan. Also in the house are the young and beautiful Cathy, and Amy's irrasciable, penny-pinching chisler brother Earl. The series follows "the boys'" exploits as they try to get rich quick and meet the girls of their dreams while working as vacuum-cleaner salesmen. Written by Jonathan Ruskin <JonRuskin@aol.com>

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7 September 1954 (USA)  »

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The Bachelors  »

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(78 episodes)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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24 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am so happy to read that other people remember and enjoyed "It's a Great Life" as much as I did. I was a little kid when I saw this series, but I laughed my head off. I've often wondered if it was just a silly show or really funny - now that I've read the other posts, I realize it was a truly funny comedy about GIs living together.

For some reason, I remember one of the guys making coffee and having it pour out of the pot like a thick syrup.

The handsome William Bishop sticks in my head as does Michael O'Shea, whom I've loved ever since. My memories of James Dunn and Francis Bavier are a little more vague, but hey, I was perhaps 7 years old.

I, too, wish there were a way to see "It's a Great Life" again.


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