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Release Date:
28 September 1961 (USA) See more »
George Baxter was a highly successful corporation lawyer who was always in control of everything at the office... See more »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 147)

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)

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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Additional Details

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

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The vocal version of the theme song (sung by The Modernaires) was heard over the end credits of the series' first eight episodes. From episode nine to the end of the series, the theme was played in instrumental form only.See more »
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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Quaint ole' feeling, 14 April 2003
Author: benederet from Dalian, PR China

I do remember "Hazel" so well. Oh how I wish I had VCD tapings of all those shows! It is my outlet of escape from the harsh reality of today's society and today's television. I am not sure if anyone ever knew in what part of the country the Baxter's were situated, but where ever it was it had the perfect setting of how I felt America should be. There were no racial issues (African-American Robert Johnson played a waiter, and there were a few others), or sex scenes, or violence. George Baxter had the ideal house; and I do remember the family sitting down in the family room watching, on TV, a Perry Como special. This prompted me to recently purchase a Perry Como CD of his best songs. Hazel was the best cook, and I often dreamed of tasting some of her fabulous dishes. The warmth of "Somewheresville", USA gave me a "quaint ole feeling" that I hope to get when I re-settle in the States. If only I could view those programs here in China; how at home I would be! Shirley Booth's character and her portrayal seemed so realistic. Many of the actors/actresses in those days seemed thus. What has happened to acting these days? I was shocked to recently discover that Bobby Buntrock had been killed over 20 years ago. He and Booth were the show during its entire run. When "Hazel" moved from NBC to ABC and "Mr. Steve" replaced "Mr. 'B'", Booth's talents could still, in my opinion, pull the show through successfully. Hats off to Ms. Booth and her great supporting cast.

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