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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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 (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)

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In 1955, the show aired Thursdays on NBC right after "Dragnet" (1951).See more »
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18 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A wise cracking basset!, 25 January 2005
Author: beatlesfavband from Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901

Jackie Cooper stars as New City councilman Socrates "Sock" Miller. Patricia Breslin plays Mandy Peoples, daughter of New City's Mayor, who has her eyes set romantically on Sock. Her father is very much against this relationship as he believes Sock is a bit too unstable to provide Mandy a decent future. Sock lives in a trailer court with his Aunt Gus who supports the relationship with Mandy. Other regulars characters include Sock's mooching service buddy Rollo and Crutcher, the former councilman and rival for Mandy that Sock beat in the election. The writing is clever, the cast is very good and it's all given a little extra craziness as the audience is allowed to hear what Sock's basset Cleo is thinking in relation to the action. Eventually Sock and Mandy get married but keep it a secret as long as they can. This show is more then just inventing the secret marriage ploy. It is genuinely funny. If you like the era it may be for you. If not or if you can't stand black and white (too bad because you miss out on many good programs)then avoid this. However, if you don't mind black and white and enjoy dialog that isn't one continuous sexual innuendo please take a look. Cleo is a great!

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