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 »
Gladys Glover has just lost her modelling job when she meets filmmaker Pete Sheppard shooting a documentary in Central Park. For Pete it's love at first sight, but Gladys has her mind on ... See full summary »
Marriage broker Mae Swasey, who somewhat cynically arranges her loser clients' affairs, meets model Kitty Bennett and can't resist meddling in her life, by disentangling her from a married ... See full summary »
Charming and wise Lily Ruskin lives with her daughter and son-in- law who, along with her close friend Hilda Crocker, are always trying to find suitable older marriageable companionship for... See full summary »
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 »
This groundbreaking series had three rotating stars, who were featured in independent episodes tied together by a loose common theme. The commonality was Howard Publications, the self-made ... See full summary »
Susan Saint James,
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>
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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