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Seasons:
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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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About that theme song 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:
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 »
Soundtrack:
HazelSee more »

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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
About that theme song, 21 November 2002
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

I remember this series very well as a child since the last time it aired in repeats was back in the early 1980's on cable's CBN(The Christian Broadcasting Network)and now it can be seen again on cable's TV Land(check local listings). Hazel was not only the Baxter's housekeeper,but she can solve all situations and problems that the family had in only a half-hour. Also on that note she was a very dear friend to the community in which she lived. This was one of those heartwarming shows where the family was the center of attention and back then these kind of shows were very ideal for a lot of reasons since it was mainly focused around the actress Shirley Booth's character. She was a gem. The character was based on creator Ted Key's column during an article in the Saturday Evening Post back in the 1950's. The theme song was done by writers Sammy Cahn and James Van Haussen(who wrote several TV theme songs for a variety of shows that span three decades).

The series ran on two networks....NBC-TV(from 1961-65),and CBS-TV(from 1965-66). Its first two seasons during its run on NBC were shown in black and white,but it wasn't until its third season in 1963 when the show made the transition from black and white to what the peacock network called "brought to you in living color" until its run in the spring of 1965. When the show went to CBS-TV in 1965(which the show was still in color),the show wasn't the same and afterwards it went downhill in the ratings and one of the reasons was during the transition from NBC to CBS,actors Don DeFore and Whitney Blake left the series for different reasons leaving actress Shirley Booth and actor Bobby Buntrock to consided to live with the character's brother in law in the show's final season. One of the most heartwarming shows of the early and mid-1960's,the show won the Emmy for Shirley Booth for Best Actress in a television role.

NOTE: The theme song was sung by The Modernaires who sang the theme song for the show's eight episodes during its first season. Episodes Nine and from then on the theme at the show's ending credits were played instrumentally. The show's sponsor was the Ford Motor Company.

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