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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
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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(6 articles)
User Reviews:
A lovely, warm-hearted classic See more (18 total) »

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:
Based on the cartoons of Ted Key which appeared in the "Saturday Evening Post" magazine.See more »
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Soundtrack:
HazelSee more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A lovely, warm-hearted classic, 16 August 2007
Author: earlytalkie from United States

I have loved "Hazel" since I was a little kid and saw it on the network. When the DVD came out last year I did not hesitate to buy it. Re-viewing the series confirms why Shirley Booth won two Emmy awards playing this role. She makes the character Hazel Burke into a lovely, believable woman. The writing and direction of the show was pretty good and holds up well over the years. One reviewer commented on the change in the set decoration in the episode "Dorothy's Birthday." I too noticed this and I think this could be the pilot film, which would possibly explain this difference. Also, another reviewer noticed that while the film quality on this DVD was generally excellent, some of the end credit sequences were "a bit ragged" as though taken from 16mm sources. This could possibly be because the original end credits were superimposed over a series of Ford cars driving down a highway. Ford sponsored the series, and I remember seeing the end credits in this way. In any case, I loved and continue to love this series and will continue to enjoy it on my DVD set. Flash forward to August 2013: I now have the first three seasons of Hazel on DVD and love having them. It's had a lot of national exposure on Antenna TV and people are once again appreciating this fine series.

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