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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:
A good TV series about an energetic kid See more (10 total) »

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)
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:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The character of "Dennis Mitchell" was ranked at #8 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 10 Biggest Brats" (27 March 2005 issue).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The side of the Wilsons' house closest to the Mitchell residence has an architectural inconsistency between front and back views. When viewed from Elm Street, the Mitchells' driveway appears to directly border the outside wall of the Wilsons' living room. However, in all but season 2, there is a door in the living room that exits toward the Mitchell residence. Beyond that door is a fence, sometimes with a gate that exits into the corner of the Wilsons' front yard. Viewed from the front, that gate could not exist. It would come out into the corner of the Wilsons' yard where the front yard, living room and fence meet the edge of the Mitchells' driveway.See more »
Quotes:
George Wilson:And to think I threw out all my nerve medicine!See more »

FAQ

Why is actor Gale Gordon not listed as a co-star? At least for last season.
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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A good TV series about an energetic kid, 14 January 2004
Author: Chris Morrow (morrowman2) from Pickerington, Ohio

It was a great TV show! I watch it every chance I get. When I first discovered the show about 12 years ago on Nickelodeon, I thought it was very funny and very unique, A bright boy with a lot of energy who is always wanting to help people out, especially his next door neighbor Mr. Wilson who Dennis drove crazy and quite often got him in trouble. I just could never figure out why his parents didn't punish Dennis more often for some of the trouble he got into. Never the

less, The TV show was funny up until the end of the 3rd season

when Joseph Kearns who played the 1st Mr. Wilson passed away. Joseph Kearns was the best, he played his role as Mr. Wilson

with a real inspiration. Gale Gordon, Who played Mr. Wilson towards the end of the 3rd season and all of the 4th season was good, but he just was not the character that Joseph Kearns was. Another thing you could tell is that Herbert Anderson (Henry Mitchell) got along with and worked better with Joseph Kearns then he did with Gale Gordon. I think it's quite obvious that Herbert Anderson liked working with Joseph Kearns a lot better then he did with Gale Gordon, it comes clear throughout the last season.

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