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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Release Date:
4 October 1957 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The misadventures of a suburban boy, family and friends. Full summary »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 119)

Barbara Billingsley ... June Cleaver (235 episodes, 1957-1963)

Jerry Mathers ... Theodore Cleaver (235 episodes, 1957-1963)

Hugh Beaumont ... Ward Cleaver (234 episodes, 1957-1963)

Tony Dow ... Wally Cleaver (234 episodes, 1957-1963)

Ken Osmond ... Eddie Haskell (96 episodes, 1957-1963)
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Series Directed by
Norman Tokar (93 episodes, 1957-1960)
David Butler (58 episodes, 1959-1963)
Norman Abbott (43 episodes, 1960-1962)
Hugh Beaumont (23 episodes, 1960-1963)
Earl Bellamy (4 episodes, 1960-1963)
Gene Reynolds (3 episodes, 1960)
Charles F. Haas (2 episodes, 1961-1963)
Anton Leader (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Jeffrey Hayden (2 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Writing credits
Joe Connelly (235 episodes, 1957-1963)
Bob Mosher (235 episodes, 1957-1963)
Dick Conway (72 episodes, 1958-1963)
Roland MacLane (72 episodes, 1958-1963)
Bob Ross (13 episodes, 1958-1962)
George Tibbles (12 episodes, 1958-1961)
Katherine Albert (12 episodes, 1959-1963)
Dale Eunson (12 episodes, 1959-1963)
Mathilde Ferro (10 episodes, 1959-1963)
Theodore Ferro (10 episodes, 1959-1963)
Joseph Hoffman (6 episodes, 1961-1962)
Bill Manhoff (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
Mel Diamond (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Ben Gershman (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Fran Van Hartsveldt (3 episodes, 1958)
Phil Leslie (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Hendrik Vollaerts (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
John Whedon (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Richard Baer (2 episodes, 1958)
Ed James (2 episodes, 1958)
Arthur Kober (2 episodes, 1960)
Kenneth A. Enochs (2 episodes, 1961-1963)
Wilton Schiller (2 episodes, 1961-1963)
Lou Breslow (2 episodes, 1961)
Allan Manings (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
Hugh Beaumont (1 episode, 1959)

Series Produced by
Joe Connelly .... producer (234 episodes, 1957-1963)
Bob Mosher .... producer (234 episodes, 1957-1963)
Daniel A. Nathan .... associate producer (21 episodes, 1957-1958)
Harry Ackerman .... executive producer (20 episodes, 1957-1958)
 
Series Original Music by
Pete Rugolo (28 episodes, 1962-1963)
Paul J. Smith (26 episodes, 1962-1963)

Dave Kahn (unknown episodes)
Joseph Weiss (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Mack Stengler (142 episodes, 1958-1962)
Jack MacKenzie (42 episodes, 1962-1963)
William A. Sickner (38 episodes, 1957-1959)
Fred Mandl (6 episodes, 1962)
Ray Rennahan (3 episodes, 1958)
Ray Flin (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Film Editing by
Robert Seiter (111 episodes, 1959-1963)
Richard Belding (90 episodes, 1957-1960)
Eugene Pendleton (8 episodes, 1960-1961)
Marsh Hendry (7 episodes, 1957-1958)
Roy V. Livingston (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
Stanford Tischler (3 episodes, 1957-1958)
Danny B. Landres (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Bud S. Isaacs (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Art Direction by
John Meehan (159 episodes, 1957-1962)
Frank Arrigo (24 episodes, 1962-1963)
Alexander A. Mayer (18 episodes, 1961-1962)
John J. Lloyd (12 episodes, 1958-1963)
George Patrick (5 episodes, 1958-1963)
Arthur Lonergan (5 episodes, 1960)
Howard E. Johnson (5 episodes, 1962-1963)
Russell Kimball (3 episodes, 1963)
Loyd S. Papez (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
 
Series Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. (111 episodes, 1960-1963)
Ralph Sylos (104 episodes, 1957-1963)
James Redd (85 episodes, 1958-1963)
James M. Walters Sr. (14 episodes, 1958-1963)
Perry Murdock (13 episodes, 1961-1963)
Julia Heron (6 episodes, 1961-1963)
George Milo (5 episodes, 1957)
Robert C. Bradfield (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Glen Daniels (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Costume Design by
De De Johnson (1 episode, 1960)

Constance Edney (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Florence Bush .... hair stylist (235 episodes, 1957-1963)
Jack Barron .... makeup artist (227 episodes, 1957-1963)
Robert Dawn .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1959-1961)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dolph Zimmer .... assistant director / first assistant director (193 episodes, 1958-1963)
Will Sheldon .... assistant director (15 episodes, 1958)
Hilton A. Green .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1957-1958)
John Pommer .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Ronald R. Rondell .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Charles S. Gould .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1957)
James H. Brown .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1958)
Frank Fox .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Sound Department
William H. Lynch .... sound (171 episodes, 1958-1963)
Sam Caylor .... sound effects editor (56 episodes, 1961-1962)
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound (41 episodes, 1957-1958)
Earl Crain Sr. .... sound (7 episodes, 1958-1963)
Robert R. Bertrand .... sound (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Lyle Cain .... sound (2 episodes, 1960-1962)
Howard Fogetti .... sound (2 episodes, 1960)
Edwin J. Somers Jr. .... sound (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Nels Mathias .... key grip (2 episodes, 1957)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor (235 episodes, 1957-1963)
De De Johnson .... dresses: Miss Billingsley (18 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Editorial Department
David J. O'Connell .... editorial department head / editorial supervisor (128 episodes, 1960-1963)
Richard G. Wray .... editorial supervisor (107 episodes, 1957-1960)
 
Series Music Department
Jack Wadsworth .... music supervisor (66 episodes, 1960-1962)
Michael F. Johnson .... music supervisor (50 episodes, 1959-1960)
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor (43 episodes, 1957-1963)
Frederick Herbert .... music supervisor (36 episodes, 1958-1959)
Joseph E. Romero .... music supervisor (2 episodes, 1958)
Frank Morriss .... music supervisor (2 episodes, 1960-1961)

Mort Greene .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
Melvyn Lenard .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Richard Michaels .... script supervisor (2 episodes, 1960)
 

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30 min | USA:30 min (234 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The car, driven by Ward, down the driveway in the opening credits of the final season, had the rear window taken out to prevent glare.See more »
Quotes:
[at a backyard funeral]
Larry Mondello:These here are Beaver's pigeons, which he named after his two teachers, which the cat ate, so he buried them.
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On what network[s] did Leave It To Beaver air?
Why does everyone call Theodore Cleaver "the Beaver"?
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40 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Might Have Worked as "Leave It To Wally, Too!, 19 July 2002
Author: jwrowe3 from Tampa, FL

When I was young, way back in the 1960's I never really dug this show. It was too 'predictable'. In the first five minutes we meet the Cleavers, then in the next 15, Beaver has screwed up, and the last few minutes of the show, we get a good lesson on 'cause and effect' from Ward. Everybody laughs, credits roll, and we get to see Wally and Beaver walking home and a brand new De Soto go by in the street (Chrysler, replacing Ford Motor Company, sponsored the show from about 1959, onward and used the closing credits to get a product placement shot in.) And as I was a kid at the time, I never enjoyed seeing other kids get into trouble.

Now that I'm in my forties, I find the show hysterical. The exasperated look that Ward and June get when something happens, Wally's comments, and the dealings with all the Cleavers friends are priceless.

Wally's come backs of 'Aw, heck, Beaver', and 'Don't be a creep, or something.' Crack me up. You can always count on a great line from Tony Dow in every episode.

The story lines were fairly typical fifties fluff, with a few exceptions. There is one that deals with an alcoholic handyman that Ward knows, that frankly could be re-shot today, and not feel 40 plus years old. I recently saw one, where Beaver joins a record club, and forgets to send back a card to cancel the next shipment of records. Hands up, out there, how many of us do that today with our CD and DVD club selection cards?

A true, kindhearted, and well written classic to be enjoyed by the whole family.

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