Jeannie MacLennan, a cheerful and carefree Scottish woman, arrives in New York without a job or knowing anyone. Cabbie Al Murray is one of the first people she meets and he agrees to ...
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Jeannie MacLennan, a cheerful and carefree Scottish woman, arrives in New York without a job or knowing anyone. Cabbie Al Murray is one of the first people she meets and he agrees to sponsor her. Jeannie moves in with Al and his sister Liz, enchanting so many with her positive personality.
This attempt by Four star television to make a major US star of
English(not Scottish as she plays here-but her accent is good)actress
and singer Jeannie Carson,was not a great success at the time.It is a
fairly routine sitcom of its era,with the eccentric difference that
Miss Carson bursts into a song (and at times dance as well!)about once
in each episode.Jeannie is a naive Scottish girl staying as the home of
a cab driver and his sister in Brooklyn,New York.She has come to the US
from Dunfermlin,Scotland,to attempt to make her fortune,like steel
magnate Andrew Carnegie did in the previous century.She gets into
various scrapes and adventures,often centered around jobs she's trying
out,or as a result of typically zany misunderstandings.We see Jeannie
as a cab driver,a policewoman,a golf caddie and even as a Chinese
singer in a restaurant.In one episode she gets distinctly raunchy
mixing with the rock and roll "bop" cats!.If there is one word which
could sum up Jeannie Carson's character here it's perky.At first her
tweeness can be a bit annoying,but she grows on you.Pretty Jeannie
Carson,slim,petite and talented,had one of the loveliest faces in
showbiz and it's rather surprising she did not achieve a greater level
of stardom.Backing up Miss Carson on the show are reliable old hands
Allen Jenkins as her Runyonesque sponsor the cab driver Al and Jane
Dulo as his sister.The unmarried state of her two hosts tempts Jeannie
to try match making for them at times. Guest stars appearing on the
show include Hans Conreid,Richard Long and Charles Bronson!
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