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The Donna Reed Show: :  -- Another popular 1950's sitcom about a close family. The Stones consist of loving homemaker Donna, her pediatrician husband Alex...
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Release Date:
24 September 1958 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Another popular 1950's sitcom about a close family. The Stones consist of loving homemaker Donna, her pediatrician husband Alex... See more »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
1950's Intelligent Mom See more (11 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 152)

Donna Reed ... Donna Stone (275 episodes, 1958-1966)

Paul Petersen ... Jeff Stone (275 episodes, 1958-1966)
Carl Betz ... Dr. Alex Stone (272 episodes, 1958-1966)

Shelley Fabares ... Mary Stone (191 episodes, 1958-1965)
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Series Directed by
Oscar Rudolph (50 episodes, 1958-1960)
Andrew McCullough (31 episodes, 1958-1966)
Jeffrey Hayden (28 episodes, 1960-1962)
Norman Tokar (22 episodes, 1960-1962)
Robert Ellis Miller (21 episodes, 1959-1962)
Gene Nelson (21 episodes, 1962-1965)
Barry Shear (18 episodes, 1961-1964)
Lawrence Dobkin (17 episodes, 1960-1966)
Frederick De Cordova (4 episodes, 1964-1965)
Alan Rafkin (3 episodes, 1965)
Hy Averback (2 episodes, 1960)
Gene Reynolds (2 episodes, 1964)
Jerrold Bernstein (2 episodes, 1965)
E.W. Swackhamer (2 episodes, 1965)
Lee Philips (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Writing credits
William Roberts (275 episodes, 1958-1966)
John Whedon (39 episodes, 1958-1962)
Nate Monaster (31 episodes, 1958-1961)
Paul West (30 episodes, 1962-1966)
Barbara Avedon (22 episodes, 1960-1966)
Alfred Lewis Levitt (17 episodes, 1959-1962)
Helen Levitt (10 episodes, 1960-1962)
Henry Sharp (9 episodes, 1958-1961)
Phil Sharp (8 episodes, 1960-1964)
Sumner Arthur Long (6 episodes, 1961-1962)
Sam Locke (6 episodes, 1964-1965)
Joel Rapp (6 episodes, 1964-1965)
Bob Fisher (5 episodes, 1958-1959)
Alan Lipscott (5 episodes, 1958-1959)
Clifford Goldsmith (5 episodes, 1960-1966)
Jerry Davis (4 episodes, 1959)
Phil Davis (4 episodes, 1962-1963)
Howard Snyder (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Hugh Wedlock Jr. (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Frank Tarloff (3 episodes, 1960)
David R. Schwartz (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Ben Gershman (3 episodes, 1962-1964)
Erna Lazarus (3 episodes, 1963-1966)
Milton Pascal (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Jack Harvey (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Irving Taylor (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Phil Leslie (2 episodes, 1958-1964)
Peggy Chantler Dick (2 episodes, 1958)
William Cowley (2 episodes, 1958)
Seymour Friedman (2 episodes, 1960-1963)
Douglas Morrow (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Andy White (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Barney Slater (2 episodes, 1963)
Tommy Tomlinson (2 episodes, 1964)
Andrew McCullough (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jack Raymond (2 episodes, 1966)

Series Produced by
Tony Owen .... producer / executive producer (246 episodes, 1958-1966)
Paul West .... associate producer / producer (77 episodes, 1961-1963)
Phil Sharp .... associate producer (76 episodes, 1959-1961)
William Roberts .... associate producer (36 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Original Music by
Stu Phillips (33 episodes, 1962-1966)
Van Alexander (4 episodes, 1963)
William Loose (2 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Cinematography by
Gert Andersen (226 episodes, 1958-1965)
Frederick Gately (16 episodes, 1965-1966)
Lothrop B. Worth (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Film Editing by
Richard Fantl (80 episodes, 1959-1961)
Robert B. Hoover (77 episodes, 1961-1966)
Fredrick Y. Smith (18 episodes, 1958-1962)
Michael Luciano (12 episodes, 1958)
 
Series Art Direction by
Robert Purcell (106 episodes, 1960-1966)
Ross Bellah (95 episodes, 1959-1966)
Cary Odell (22 episodes, 1959-1961)
Robert Peterson (20 episodes, 1958-1959)
Paul Palmentola (15 episodes, 1958-1959)
John T. McCormack (4 episodes, 1959)
Phillip Bennett (3 episodes, 1959-1961)
Carl Anderson (3 episodes, 1959)
Robert F. Boyle (3 episodes, 1959)
Walter Holscher (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Louis Diage (81 episodes, 1958-1965)
Sidney Clifford (26 episodes, 1959-1966)
Morris Hoffman (25 episodes, 1961-1962)
William Kiernan (23 episodes, 1958-1961)
Alfred E. Spencer (20 episodes, 1958-1966)
James Crowe (13 episodes, 1959-1963)
Frank Welch (13 episodes, 1960-1962)
William F. Calvert (10 episodes, 1959-1961)
Milton Stumph (9 episodes, 1958-1961)
Richard Mansfield (8 episodes, 1961)
Darrell Silvera (6 episodes, 1959-1961)
Frank Kramer (5 episodes, 1961)
Frank Tuttle (2 episodes, 1959)
Ben Berk (2 episodes, 1960)
Clarence Steensen (2 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist / makeup supervisor (205 episodes, 1959-1965)
Gertrude Wheeler .... hair stylist (171 episodes, 1960-1966)
Helen Young .... hair stylist (75 episodes, 1958-1960)
Frank McCoy .... makeup artist (21 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Production Management
Seymour Friedman .... production supervisor (202 episodes, 1958-1966)
Lawrence Werner .... post-production supervisor (133 episodes, 1961-1966)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jerrold Bernstein .... assistant director (169 episodes, 1958-1965)
John D. Bloss .... assistant director (33 episodes, 1959-1961)
Bill Lukather .... assistant director (17 episodes, 1965-1966)
Carter De Haven Jr. .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1958)
R. Robert Rosenbaum .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1962-1966)
Max Stein .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
Herb Wallerstein .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
Pat Corleto .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1961)
Donald L. Gold .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Sound Department
James Nelson .... supervising sound editor (218 episodes, 1958-1964)
Roy Siegel .... sound effects editor (74 episodes, 1961-1963)
Sid Lubow .... sound effects editor / sound effects (32 episodes, 1963-1965)
Fred J. Brown .... sound effects editor (27 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Stunts
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (1 episode, 1962)
 
Series Editorial Department
Richard Fantl .... supervising editor (29 episodes, 1958-1959)
 
Series Music Department
Irving Friedman .... music supervisor (74 episodes, 1961-1963)
Ed Forsyth .... music supervisor (59 episodes, 1963-1966)
Emil Cadkin .... music editor (40 episodes, 1961-1962)
John Seely .... composer: theme music (37 episodes, 1958-1959)
Igo Kantor .... music editor (34 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Other crew
Seymour Friedman .... production assistant (53 episodes, 1958-1960)
Milton Pascal .... script consultant (38 episodes, 1964-1965)
Ray Singer .... executive script consultant (19 episodes, 1965-1966)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (275 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia:
The first season opening credits of "The Munsters" (1964) were an outrageous parody of the opening credits of "The Donna Reed Show", which always began with Donna Reed lovingly passing out lunches to her departing family members as they left the house one by one. Yvonne De Carlo, as Lily Munster, did the same thing.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
1950's Intelligent Mom, 30 March 2009
Author: bh-boclraca from Philadelphia, PA USA

I was five when the show made its debut in 1958 and at a later point, was a regular viewer. I remember that I really enjoyed the show, along with "Leave It To Beaver", "My Three Sons", "Ozzie and Harriet", "Dick Van Dyke", reruns of "I Love Lucy", "The Real McCoys", etc. I am now enjoying the first season of "Donna Reed" on DVD and have watched the first two episodes. Donna Stone is shown to be an intelligent, well-mannered, problem-solving, serene, stay-at-home mom, similar to June Cleaver and in contrast to Lucy Ricardo. In episode 2, I especially like how Ms. Reed becomes a surrogate dad, trading in her dress for sweats and boxing gloves, while teaching her son how to defend himself physically against a much larger bully. While none of the mothers in the neighborhood I grew up in, including my own, exactly met the idealistic standards portrayed by Ms. Reed, it is refreshing to see good manners and intelligent decision-making prevail at the end of the day, in contrast to today's accepted standards of vulgarity, selfishness and indifference among one's neighbors. I cannot imagine Jeff and Mary Stone being told by their parents that trespassing in their neighbors' yards is okay, leaving a dog outside to bark all day is acceptable, or telling their mother to "shut up" in a supermarket in front of everyone.

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