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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:
One of the wholesomeness family shows ever See more (11 total) »

Cast

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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 (33 episodes, 1958-1966)
Jeffrey Hayden (28 episodes, 1960-1962)
Norman Tokar (22 episodes, 1960-1962)
Robert Ellis Miller (21 episodes, 1959-1962)
Barry Shear (21 episodes, 1961-1964)
Gene Nelson (21 episodes, 1962-1965)
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 (23 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)
Milton Pascal (4 episodes, 1962-1965)
Ben Gershman (4 episodes, 1962-1964)
Phil Davis (4 episodes, 1962-1963)
Howard Snyder (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Hugh Wedlock Jr. (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Frank Tarloff (3 episodes, 1960)
Andy White (3 episodes, 1961-1963)
David R. Schwartz (3 episodes, 1961-1962)
Erna Lazarus (3 episodes, 1963-1966)
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)
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 M. Falkinburg .... 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
William Loose .... composer: stock music (113 episodes, 1958-1961)
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:
Of the numerous family oriented situation comedies of the 1950s and early 60s, this show was the first one where the mother was the star of the show.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Heart and Souls (1993)See more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
One of the wholesomeness family shows ever, 27 October 2000
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Although it only lasted eight seasons on ABC, The Donna Reed Show was your typical sitcoms with all the trimmings. Unlike it counterparts back then(like "My Three Sons", "Ozzie and Harriet", "Leave It To Beaver") this show was about a housewife who was always into something and usually helps out and usually solve all situations within a half-hour(even within a family crisis along with her husband Dr. Stone to help out around the house). The show did have two of it stars to make it big: Paul Peterson(who is now a advocate for child actors)had a hit record back in the early 1960's with "My Dad"(for which he sang that song on one of the episodes),and Shelley Fabares who had a #1 hit record with "Johnny Angel",which stay on the top-ten charts for a record five weeks back in 1963,and had two more hit TV series after Donna with here own sitcom back in the 1970's("The Shelley Fabares Show"),and again in the 1990's with "Coach" opposite Craig T. Nelson. However,the show did manage to make the transition from black and white to color in the show's final season(those color episodes are rarely seen),and afterwards it's re-runs usually appear on TV's Nick-at-Nite if you get the chance to see them. A TV classic.

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