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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
17 September 1961 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The misadventures of two of New York's finest (a Mutt and Jeff pair) in the mythical 53rd precinct in the Bronx... See more »
Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
Nipsey Russell Dies
 (From WENN. 5 October 2005)

User Reviews:
One of the best comedies ever! See more (17 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 114)
Joe E. Ross ... Officer Gunther Toody / ... (60 episodes, 1961-1963)

Fred Gwynne ... Officer Francis Muldoon / ... (60 episodes, 1961-1963)
Paul Reed ... Captain Paul Block / ... (53 episodes, 1961-1963)

Al Lewis ... Officer Leo Schnauser / ... (44 episodes, 1961-1963)
Hank Garrett ... Officer Ed Nicholson (37 episodes, 1961-1963)
Beatrice Pons ... Lucille Toody (32 episodes, 1961-1963)
Jack Healy ... Officer Rodriguez / ... (30 episodes, 1961-1963)
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Series Directed by
Nat Hiken (21 episodes, 1961-1963)
Al De Caprio (20 episodes, 1961-1962)
Stanley Prager (20 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Writing credits
Nat Hiken (60 episodes, 1961-1963)
Terry Ryan (16 episodes, 1961-1963)
Tony Webster (16 episodes, 1961-1963)
Gary Belkin (7 episodes, 1961-1963)
Art Baer (6 episodes, 1961-1963)
Ben Joelson (6 episodes, 1961-1963)
Will Glickman (4 episodes, 1961-1962)
Sydney Zelinka (4 episodes, 1961-1962)
Billy Friedberg (4 episodes, 1962-1963)
Buddy Arnold (2 episodes, 1962)

Series Produced by
Nat Hiken .... producer (60 episodes, 1961-1963)
Louis Melamed .... associate producer (30 episodes, 1961-1962)
Billy Friedberg .... producer (23 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Original Music by
John Strauss (19 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Cinematography by
George Stoetzel (58 episodes, 1961-1963)
J. Burgi Contner (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Casting by
Edith Hamlin (11 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Art Direction by
Richard Jackson (32 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Set Decoration by
J.C. Delaney (52 episodes, 1961-1963)
 
Series Makeup Department
Richard Willis .... makeup supervisor (24 episodes, 1961-1962)
Peter Garofalo .... makeup supervisor (23 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Production Management
Sal Scoppa Jr. .... production manager (52 episodes, 1961-1963)
Howard Adelman .... production supervisor (22 episodes, 1961-1962)
Martin Leichter .... production manager (8 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter R. Scoppa .... assistant director (30 episodes, 1962-1963)
Mickey Rich .... assistant director (18 episodes, 1961-1962)
Bob Vietro .... assistant director (16 episodes, 1961-1962)
Sal Scoppa Jr. .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1961)
Mike Wyler .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Art Department
Richard Jackson .... scenic designer (19 episodes, 1962-1963)
Albert Brenner .... set designer (7 episodes, 1961)
Fred Ballmeyer .... property master (4 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Sound Department
Richard Gramaglia .... sound / sound mixer (55 episodes, 1961-1963)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Milton Olshin .... projection effects (2 episodes, 1962)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John J. Delaney .... key grip (53 episodes, 1961-1963)
Harry Ford .... chief electrician (53 episodes, 1961-1963)
Richard C. Kratina .... camera operator (27 episodes, 1961-1963)
 
Series Casting Department
Edith Hamlin .... casting supervisor (20 episodes, 1962-1963)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vince Stewart .... wardrobe (20 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Editorial Department
Marie Montague .... supervising editor (48 episodes, 1961-1963)
Ray Sandiford .... supervising film editor / supervising editor (12 episodes, 1961-1962)

Kevin O'Neil .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Nat Hiken .... lyricist: theme song (60 episodes, 1961-1963)
John Strauss .... music supervisor / musical director (37 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Other crew
Mary K. Tosto .... production secretary (60 episodes, 1961-1963)
Harold Reidman .... technical advisor / technical director (58 episodes, 1961-1963)
Barbara Robinson .... script supervisor (56 episodes, 1961-1963)
Billy Friedberg .... writing supervisor (23 episodes, 1962-1963)
 

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Runtime:
30 min | 30 min (60 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
NBC wanted to buy part ownership of the show in exchange for it being renewed for a third season. Creator Nat Hiken refused and the show's sponsor, Proctor and Gamble, tried to take the show to CBS. But there was no room on their schedule. Hiken had become burnt out on the show due to its single camera set-up which required more time. He also had constant problems with Joe E. Ross who had trouble remembering his lines. Hiken gladly ended the show and never worked on another series again.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: No consistent spelling for surname of character played by Al Lewis. In credits, it is listed as Schnauser, but name stenciled on character's locker is Schnauzer - with various spelling appearing whenever name is seen printed throughout series run.See more »
Quotes:
Officer Francis Muldoon:Here's your milk!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Who Am I? (1998)See more »

FAQ

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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
One of the best comedies ever!, 3 July 1999
Author: Sue Schipman from Montana

I agree with Gilda, Car 54 is a classic that has not been given the same credit as "I Love Lucy" or "The Honeymooners", also some of my favorites.

The writing on Car 54 was superb. One of my favorite episodes is about the evil landlord "Pocrass." I love it!

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