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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
4 October 1959 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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:
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 102)

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)
Harry Bluestone .... composer: stock music (5 episodes, 1959)
Emil Cadkin .... composer: stock music (5 episodes, 1959)
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:
Dennis was modeled after Dennis Ketcham, son of Hank Ketcham, the creator of the strip. Despite the affable nature of the character, the real Dennis suffered a somewhat tragic life. When he was only twelve years old, Dennis lost his mother to a drug overdoes while she was in the process of divorcing his father. Hank Ketcham then moved them to Switzerland but when Dennis had trouble adjusting to his new life and started getting into trouble in school, Hank shipped him off to a boarding school back in USA while he stayed behind in Switzerland with his new wife and family. Dennis managed to straighten his life out and even joined the military and fought in Vietnam. After he returned home, he suffered from PTSD and all the while being estranged from his father who, by then, had earned (and continue earning) a lot of money from the strips he drew based on his son.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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Why is actor Gale Gordon not listed as a co-star? At least for last season.
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17 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Put Dennis the Menace on DVD, 13 January 2006
Author: jpangle from United States

Dennis the Menace was my favorite show growing up. I used to run from the school bus to my house to see it coming on. I would really like to have it on DVD. I hope it will be made available in the near future. Even though Dennis got into plenty of trouble, it was good, wholesome, clean viewing. I know plenty of children today(along with adults like me) would enjoy seeing it now. There was never any disrespect shown to adults in this program. It was always intriguing wondering what Dennis was going to get into in each episode. Everything always worked out in the end and it was just refreshing to watch something that was so entertaining. I would really enjoy seeing this show again. It is the kind of program that you can watch and laugh and forget about how hard the day may have been. Hopefully it will be made available soon.

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