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Socrates "Sock" Miller joins the city council, clashing with the mayor John Peoples. Sock dates then marries his daughter Mandy complicating things. Sock has a basset named Cleo who shares her thoughts and best friend Rollo.
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Check Out the People's Choice Award Nominations Before the Show
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TV Star Modell Dead At Age 80
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 39)

Jackie Cooper ... Socrates 'Sock' Miller / ... (104 episodes, 1955-1958)

Patricia Breslin ... Amanda 'Mandy' Peoples Miller / ... (104 episodes, 1955-1958)
Bernadette ... Cleo the Basset Hound (104 episodes, 1955-1958)

Mary Jane Croft ... Cleo / ... (99 episodes, 1955-1958)

Margaret Irving ... Augusta 'Aunt Gus' Peoples / ... (96 episodes, 1955-1958)
Paul Maxey ... Mayor John Peoples / ... (93 episodes, 1955-1958)

Series Directed by
Jackie Cooper (18 episodes, 1956-1958)
Peter Tewksbury (14 episodes, 1955-1956)
Bob Finkel (7 episodes, 1956)
Irving Brecher (2 episodes, 1955)
Series Writing credits
Bob Fisher (33 episodes, 1955-1958)
Alan Lipscott (33 episodes, 1955-1958)
George Carleton Brown (6 episodes, 1956-1958)
Frank Gill Jr. (6 episodes, 1956-1958)
Irving Brecher (5 episodes, 1956-1958)

Series Produced by
Irving Brecher .... producer / executive producer (32 episodes, 1955-1957)
E.J. Rosenberg .... associate producer / producer (27 episodes, 1955-1958)
George Carleton Brown .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Frank Gill Jr. .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Series Original Music by
Lou Kosloff (8 episodes, 1956-1958)

Ralph Freed (unknown episodes)
Mahlon Merrick (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Philip Tannura (5 episodes, 1956-1957)
James Van Trees (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Film Editing by
Thomas Neff (5 episodes, 1956-1957)
Aaron Stell (3 episodes, 1956)
Henry DeMond (2 episodes, 1956)
Series Casting by
Kerwin Coughlin (4 episodes, 1956-1957)
Series Art Direction by
George Van Marter (8 episodes, 1956-1957)
Series Set Decoration by
Claude E. Carpenter (3 episodes, 1956)
Dorcy Howard (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Ralph S. Hurst (2 episodes, 1956)
Series Makeup Department
Bertha French .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Series Production Management
Herbert W. Browar .... unit manager (6 episodes, 1956)
Al Simon .... production supervisor (3 episodes, 1956)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George King .... assistant director (29 episodes, 1955-1957)
John Francis Murphy .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
Series Sound Department
William Martin .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1956)
Series Casting Department
Kerwin Coughlin .... casting (1 episode, 1956)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Myrtle Logan .... wardrobe (4 episodes, 1956-1957)
Series Editorial Department
Stanley Frazen .... editorial supervisor / supervising editor (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Other crew
Frank Inn .... dog trainer (1 episode, 1957)

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Additional Details

30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

In 1955, the show aired Thursdays on NBC right after "Dragnet" (1951).See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into The Our Gang Story (1994) (V)See more »


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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
I loved it as a kid!, 3 May 2006
Author: eleek from United States

I used to watch The People's Choice reruns in the '60's when I was a kid. I loved it then, partly because I loved the funny things Cleo, the basset hound, had to say. Since I haven't watched the show as an adult, I can't say how I would like it now, but the cutesy romance and the basset hound grabbed the attention of a 12 year old. At the time I thought Jackie Cooper was a hotty, too. I loved to watch the young couple trying to put one over on dear old dad. I didn't really understand why they couldn't tell him they were married, but I guess I didn't let it worry me much. I understand that the shows are in public domain, now, and I'm trying to locate the complete series on DVD.

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