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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
4 October 1959 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Television episodes built around the same sorts of incidents found in Hank Ketcham's long-running comic strip. Full summary »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The original from the golden age of the late 50's See more (10 total) »

Cast

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Jay North ... Dennis Mitchell / ... (146 episodes, 1959-1963)
Gloria Henry ... Alice Mitchell (145 episodes, 1959-1963)
Herbert Anderson ... Henry Mitchell (144 episodes, 1959-1963)
Billy Booth ... Tommy Anderson (111 episodes, 1959-1963)
Joseph Kearns ... George Wilson (102 episodes, 1959-1962)
Sylvia Field ... Martha Wilson (90 episodes, 1959-1962)
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Series Directed by
Charles Barton (90 episodes, 1960-1963)
William D. Russell (48 episodes, 1959-1961)
Don Taylor (4 episodes, 1959-1960)
Jeffrey Hayden (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Writing credits
Hank Ketcham (146 episodes, 1959-1963)
Phil Leslie (42 episodes, 1960-1963)
Keith Fowler (32 episodes, 1961-1963)
William Cowley (29 episodes, 1959-1961)
Peggy Chantler Dick (28 episodes, 1959-1961)
Budd Grossman (26 episodes, 1961-1963)
John Elliotte (11 episodes, 1961-1962)
Louella MacFarlane (9 episodes, 1960-1961)
Jay Sommers (9 episodes, 1962-1963)
George Tibbles (8 episodes, 1959-1960)
Joe Bigelow (7 episodes, 1962-1963)
Herbert Finn (7 episodes, 1962)
Hannibal Coons (6 episodes, 1959-1961)
Russell Beggs (4 episodes, 1961-1962)
Arnold Peyser (4 episodes, 1961)
Lois Peyser (4 episodes, 1961)
James Fonda (3 episodes, 1960)
Clifford Goldsmith (2 episodes, 1959-1962)

Series Produced by
Harry Ackerman .... executive producer (76 episodes, 1961-1963)
Winston O'Keefe .... producer (76 episodes, 1961-1963)
James Fonda .... producer / executive producer (70 episodes, 1959-1961)
William D. Russell .... producer (2 episodes, 1959-1960)
 
Series Original Music by
Joseph Weiss (1 episode, 1962)
William Loose (1 episode, 1963)

George Duning (unknown episodes)
Irving Friedman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Scotty Welbourne (56 episodes, 1961-1963)
Henry Freulich (49 episodes, 1959-1961)
Robert Wyckoff (32 episodes, 1962-1963)
Gert Andersen (5 episodes, 1962)
Irving Lippman (3 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Film Editing by
Tom Biggart (134 episodes, 1959-1963)
Richard K. Brockway (6 episodes, 1959-1961)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ross Bellah (54 episodes, 1962-1963)
Robert Purcell (43 episodes, 1960-1963)
Phillip Bennett (34 episodes, 1960-1961)
Walter Holscher (24 episodes, 1959-1962)
Robert Peterson (12 episodes, 1959-1960)
Cary Odell (5 episodes, 1959-1960)
 
Series Set Decoration by
James Crowe (44 episodes, 1961-1963)
Frank Welch (23 episodes, 1959-1962)
William F. Calvert (18 episodes, 1959-1962)
Louis Diage (15 episodes, 1960-1963)
Darrell Silvera (12 episodes, 1959-1961)
William Kiernan (9 episodes, 1960-1962)
Sidney Clifford (7 episodes, 1960-1962)
Richard Mansfield (5 episodes, 1959-1961)
Tom Oliphant (4 episodes, 1959-1960)
Frank Tuttle (4 episodes, 1959-1960)
Frank Kramer (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor (146 episodes, 1959-1963)
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist (70 episodes, 1959-1961)
 
Series Production Management
Seymour Friedman .... production supervisor (146 episodes, 1959-1963)
Lawrence Werner .... post-production supervisor (69 episodes, 1961-1963)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donald L. Gold .... assistant director (108 episodes, 1959-1963)
Roger Slager .... assistant director (20 episodes, 1960-1961)
Pat Corleto .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1959-1961)
Carter De Haven Jr. .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1960)
Harry R. Sherman .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1961)
Harold Lewis .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Sound Department
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (76 episodes, 1959-1963)
Robert A. Reich .... sound effects editor (76 episodes, 1961-1963)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kim Kory .... wardrobe: Miss Henry (29 episodes, 1962-1963)
Betty Barclay .... wardrobe: Miss Henry (17 episodes, 1961-1962)
Mr. Mort .... wardrobe: Miss Henry (9 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Editorial Department
Lawrence Werner .... editorial supervisor (7 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Music Department
Irving Friedman .... music supervisor (146 episodes, 1959-1963)
William Loose .... composer: theme music (146 episodes, 1959-1963)
John Seely .... composer: theme music / music coordinator (146 episodes, 1959-1963)
John Mick .... music editor (76 episodes, 1961-1963)
Van Alexander .... composer: additional music (5 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Other crew
John Rhone .... assistant to the producer (38 episodes, 1962-1963)
 

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Runtime:
30 min | USA:30 min (146 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the opening credits, the animated Dennis' hat changes from a fedora to a beanie cap to a fireman's hat.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Throughout the series, the outside design of the Wilson's house shows two windows on each side of the front door. On the inside of the house there is no window by the front door - the window is around the corner to the left and bigger than the one by the door seen on the outside. The house design on the inside doesn't match up to outside design.See more »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
George Wilson:Oh, Great Scott!
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FAQ

Why is actor Gale Gordon not listed as a co-star? At least for last season.
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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The original from the golden age of the late 50's, 5 June 2002
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Even when I was a young child,I wasn't that much crazy about the program until years later. The last time this series was on was back in the mid-1980's on cable's Nickelodeon children's network plus was seen in some local TV stations late at night or early Sunday mornings and most recently on Nickelodeon's sister station TV Land. Anyways,this little boy got on people's last nerves and for good reason since it was based on Hank Ketchum's classic comic strip of the same title that produced an astounding 146 episodes,all in black and white and ran in prime-time on CBS-TV from October 4, 1959 until July 7, 1963 and was produced by Harry Ackerman for Screen Gems/Columbia Pictures Television.

Hard-headed and all mischievous annoying brat Dennis Mitchell(played by Jay North)was always getting into trouble and getting into all kinds of mischief,especially annoying his next door neighbor Mr. Wilson. He was a cute kid who wore overralls and carried a sling shot in his back pocket was a walking chaos including those who were in the path of his way. The only problem I have with Dennis is this...His parents were always the nice couple,but I wish there were times when Mr. Mitchell gave Dennis a GOOD spanking! How could a kid like that could start mischief but was never whipped? In the real world he could have gotten it good cause no parent if their right state of mind would let him get away with that. Great show,but execptionally hilarious. However,I can remember,there were two actors who played Mr. Wilson on the show....(1)Joesph Kearns(Anatomy Of A Murder)played Wilson during the 1959-61 season,and then the changing of the guard(2)Gale Gordon played him during the 1961-63 season(long before his long collabration with Lucille Ball).

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