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Release Date:
28 September 1961 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
George Baxter was a highly successful corporation lawyer who was always in control of everything at the office... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Shirley Booth ... Hazel Burke (154 episodes, 1961-1966)
Bobby Buntrock ... Harold Baxter (154 episodes, 1961-1966)
Don DeFore ... George Baxter (125 episodes, 1961-1965)
Whitney Blake ... Dorothy Baxter (122 episodes, 1961-1965)
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Series Directed by
William D. Russell (136 episodes, 1961-1966)
Charles Barton (10 episodes, 1965-1966)
E.W. Swackhamer (7 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Writing credits
Ted Key (153 episodes, 1961-1966)
Robert Riley Crutcher (40 episodes, 1961-1966)
William Cowley (36 episodes, 1961-1965)
Louella MacFarlane (27 episodes, 1961-1966)
Peggy Chantler Dick (26 episodes, 1961-1964)
Jane Klove (11 episodes, 1963-1966)
Ted Sherdeman (11 episodes, 1963-1966)
Keith Fowler (9 episodes, 1962-1965)
Phil Leslie (9 episodes, 1962-1965)
John McGreevey (9 episodes, 1963-1966)
James Fonda (5 episodes, 1962-1966)
Dorothy Cooper (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Frank Grenville (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Jim Allen (2 episodes, 1961)
R.S. Allen (2 episodes, 1961)
Ed Haas (2 episodes, 1963)
Norm Liebmann (2 episodes, 1963)
Frank Crow (2 episodes, 1964)
Jack Sher (2 episodes, 1966)

Series Produced by
Harry Ackerman .... executive producer (154 episodes, 1961-1966)
James Fonda .... producer (145 episodes, 1961-1966)
William Cowley .... producer (6 episodes, 1963-1964)
Peter Kortner .... producer (3 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Original Music by
Van Alexander (76 episodes, 1963-1966)
Allyn Ferguson (6 episodes, 1964-1965)
William Loose (3 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Cinematography by
Frederick Gately (145 episodes, 1961-1966)
Gert Andersen (9 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Film Editing by
Asa Boyd Clark (77 episodes, 1961-1964)
Tom Biggart (75 episodes, 1963-1966)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ross Bellah (135 episodes, 1962-1966)
Malcolm C. Bert (29 episodes, 1965-1966)
Walter Holscher (19 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Louis Diage (125 episodes, 1961-1966)
Darrell Silvera (8 episodes, 1965)
Morris Hoffman (7 episodes, 1961-1966)
Lyle B. Reifsnider (5 episodes, 1966)
James Crowe (4 episodes, 1961)
Clarence Steensen (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Alfred E. Spencer (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor (154 episodes, 1961-1966)
 
Series Production Management
Seymour Friedman .... production supervisor (150 episodes, 1961-1966)
Lawrence Werner .... post-production supervisor (147 episodes, 1961-1966)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herb Wallerstein .... assistant director (77 episodes, 1961-1964)
Harold Lewis .... assistant director (39 episodes, 1961-1966)
William P. Owens .... assistant director (18 episodes, 1963-1964)
R. Robert Rosenbaum .... assistant director (17 episodes, 1964-1965)
 
Series Sound Department
James M. Falkinburg .... supervising sound editor (114 episodes, 1961-1965)
Jack Kirschner .... sound effects editor (66 episodes, 1961-1963)
Sid Lubow .... sound effects supervisor (56 episodes, 1963-1965)
Fred J. Brown .... sound effects editor (29 episodes, 1965-1966)
Robert A. Reich .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Val O'Malley .... camera operator (67 episodes, 1961-1963)
 
Series Editorial Department
Lawrence Werner .... editorial supervisor (7 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Music Department
Sammy Cahn .... composer: theme / composer: theme lyrics (99 episodes, 1961-1964)
Jimmy Van Heusen .... composer: theme / composer: theme music (99 episodes, 1961-1964)
Ed Forsyth .... music supervisor (86 episodes, 1963-1966)
Irving Friedman .... music supervisor (68 episodes, 1961-1963)
Howard Greenfield .... composer: title song (55 episodes, 1964-1966)
Emil Cadkin .... music editor (40 episodes, 1961-1962)
Jack Keller .... composer: title song (29 episodes, 1965-1966)
Igo Kantor .... music editor (28 episodes, 1962-1963)
Helen Miller .... composer: title song (26 episodes, 1964-1965)
The Modernaires .... singer: theme song (8 episodes, 1961)
Van Alexander .... composer: additional music / vocal arrangements (5 episodes, 1962-1963)
Don Kirshner .... music consultant (4 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Other crew
William Cowley .... script consultant / story consultant (35 episodes, 1961-1964)
Peggy Chantler Dick .... script consultant / story consultant (33 episodes, 1961-1963)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (154 episodes)
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Color:
Black and White | Color (Pathécolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia:
During its first four seasons the series was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, who apparently used their clout to put their cars on the show. The Baxters' family cars were always Fords. In the Spring of 1964, the show became one of the first to show its characters riding in a Ford Mustang, which had just been introduced to the market.See more »
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
The Real Burke's Law, 28 February 2008
Author: aimless-46 from Kentucky

The 154 half-hour episodes (34 in B&W, 120 in color) of the situation comedy "Hazel" were originally broadcast on NBC (last season on CBS) from 1961-1966. It was an extremely popular baby boomer show although it is now in the "dead man walking" category as none of the original four principal actors are still alive.

George Baxter (Don Defore who already had a following from his years as Thorny on "Ozzie and Harriet") was a successful and wrapped a little too tight attorney who had married a woman (Whitney Blake) with her own lifelong nanny/housekeeper (Shirley Booth in the title role). They had a young son Harold (Bobby Buntrock). George is a klutz around the house and most of the conflict revolves around his frustration when he is routinely shown-up by the much more competent Hazel.

Hazel pretty much runs the family, sorting out the Baxter's weekly problems and keeping the frustrated blustering George in line. Living with Hazel was a lot worse than living with Amos McCoy because she was rarely (if ever) wrong or repentant as she incessantly meddled in everyone's life.

In its last season the producers shake things up and ship George and Dorothy off to Saudi Arabia. Hazel and Harold move in with George's younger brother Steve (Ray Fulmer), his wife Barbara (Lynn Borden), and his daughter Susie (Julia Benjamin); 1960's television was notorious for finding creative ways to back fill with younger children when the original ones grew too old to appeal to their intended demographic.

Steve, Barbara, and Susie constitute the most physically attractive family in television history, but Hazel soon took over their household as well; although Steve and Barbara do stand up to her better than their predecessors. The popular theory at the time was than George and Dorothy just made up the Saudi story so they could escape Hazel's domination and live out their lives somewhere else with some degree of independence.

Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child.

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