Jerry and Pamela North live in Greenwich Village in New York City. Jerry is a mystery magazine publisher who thinks he is a good amateur detective. He and his wife investigate various crimes and solve them before the police do.
Francis De Sales
Herbert Philbrick was a young professional and pacifist in 1939 Boston. He joined an anti-war group and quickly found himself caught up in the secret world of underground communist activity... See full summary »
An anthology series about the happenings and experiences of midshipmen attending the US Naval Academy. Sometimes humorous as in kidnapping school mascots but more often the difficulties facing future officers.
Mason Alan Dinehart,
"Meet Corliss Archer" began as a huge radio hit in the late 40's, so it was one of the first series to make an attempt at a transition to the fledging television. They actually did it twice; the first time it was shown live and the cast did the same script twice a week, for different parts of the country (no network TV yet). Nothing of that series remains. In 1954, they changed the cast (retaining only teen heartthrob Bobby Ellis as Dexter), and began shooting it on film. By all accounts, this version lasted only a year. That's what we have here. So how is it? Well, it's pretty much what you'd expect. If you've seen the film hit, "Pleasantville", you can imagine what you're going to see, but there are real life differences. Despite it's charm and innocence, what "Meet Corliss Archer" delivers, is surprisingly crisp and well-written. It's also fairly inventive and the acting is good. This cast came from the NY stage, they knew what they were doing (and Ann Baker as Corliss, is absolutely adorable). It's got a lot of the flavor of the old "Dick Van Dyke Show" at times, and while it isn't hysterically funny, it moves along and it's pretty amusing. The best thing about it is that it hasn't been shown to death. You find a DVD of the entire series and you're going to see something you haven't watched before, and on that level alone, it's fascinating. It's also a comfort with a big bowl of popcorn and a comfortable chair. You can make this one wholly your own; too bad the commercials are gone.
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