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"Mister Ed" (1958) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1958-1966

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Mister Ed -- Ed protests when the Posts and Addisons go hunting.
Mister Ed: Season 2: Episode 26 -- Ed plays Cupid for the new neighbors' teenage daughter.
Mister Ed: Season 2: Episode 25 -- A party line allows Ed to romance Clint Eastwood's horse.
Mister Ed: Season 2: Episode 24 -- Roger's new polygraph causes problems all around.
Mister Ed: Season 2: Episode 23 -- Beatniks invade the Addisons' beachfront property.

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | unknown
Release Date:
4 January 1961 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Mister Ed is a horse who is owned by Wilbur Post. Mister Ed is not just any horse, he talks to Wilbur... See more »
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 3 wins See more »
User Reviews:
A Horse Of Course Of Course See more (29 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 93)
Mister Ed ... Himself (145 episodes, 1958-1966)
Allan Lane ... Mister Ed (145 episodes, 1958-1966)

Alan Young ... Wilbur Post / ... (144 episodes, 1961-1966)

Connie Hines ... Carol Post (144 episodes, 1961-1966)
Edna Skinner ... Kay Addison (86 episodes, 1961-1964)

Larry Keating ... Roger Addison (81 episodes, 1961-1963)
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Series Directed by
Arthur Lubin (131 episodes, 1958-1966)
Ira Stewart (6 episodes, 1962-1965)
Alan Young (4 episodes, 1965)
Jus Addiss (2 episodes, 1961-1963)
Rod Amateau (2 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Writing credits
Lou Derman (129 episodes, 1961-1966)
Larry Rhine (52 episodes, 1962-1966)
Ben Starr (40 episodes, 1961-1963)
Robert O'Brien (33 episodes, 1958-1963)
Bill Davenport (12 episodes, 1961-1964)
William Crewson (11 episodes, 1961-1962)
Stanley Adams (7 episodes, 1961-1964)
Walter Brooks (3 episodes, 1958-1962)
Irving Elinson (2 episodes, 1958-1961)
Phil Shuken (2 episodes, 1958-1961)
William Burns (2 episodes, 1961-1964)
Sonia Chernus (2 episodes, 1961-1962)

Series Produced by
Arthur Lubin .... producer (145 episodes, 1958-1966)
Herbert W. Browar .... associate producer (144 episodes, 1961-1966)
Al Simon .... executive producer (144 episodes, 1961-1966)
 
Series Original Music by
Dave Kahn (71 episodes, 1962-1965)
Raoul Kraushaar (24 episodes, 1961)

Jack Cookerly (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Archie R. Dalzell (118 episodes, 1958-1966)
Maury Gertsman (26 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Film Editing by
Douglas Hines (73 episodes, 1961-1965)
Henry DeMond (61 episodes, 1961-1964)
Joseph Harrison (17 episodes, 1963-1965)
Gerald Shepard (14 episodes, 1964-1966)
 
Series Casting by
Kerwin Coughlin (141 episodes, 1961-1966)
 
Series Art Direction by
Archie J. Bacon (62 episodes, 1961-1964)
Edward L. Ilou (39 episodes, 1964-1966)
Howard Campbell (26 episodes, 1962-1963)
Stan Jolley (16 episodes, 1963-1964)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Ruby R. Levitt (93 episodes, 1961-1966)
Armor E. Goetten (26 episodes, 1962-1963)
Charles Vassar (24 episodes, 1961-1962)
 
Series Makeup Department
Esperanza Corona .... hair stylist (143 episodes, 1961-1966)
Jack P. Pierce .... makeup artist (104 episodes, 1961-1964)
Norman Pringle .... makeup artist (39 episodes, 1964-1966)
 
Series Production Management
Robert Freedman .... post-production supervisor (13 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ira Stewart .... assistant director (70 episodes, 1958-1965)
Frank Mayer .... assistant director (52 episodes, 1961-1962)
Ben Chapman .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1962-1963)
Joe Nayfack .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1965-1966)
Mark Evans .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
 
Series Art Department
Joe Sullivan .... property master (78 episodes, 1961-1963)
Allan Seiger .... property master (65 episodes, 1963-1966)
 
Series Sound Department
Earl E. Spicer .... sound mixer / recorder (143 episodes, 1961-1966)
George J. Eppich .... sound editor / sound effects editor (87 episodes, 1962-1966)
Don J. Bassman .... recorder (78 episodes, 1962-1965)
Karl Zint .... sound mixer (47 episodes, 1961-1962)
Al Boyle .... boom operator (13 episodes, 1965-1966)
Ray Regula .... recorder (13 episodes, 1965-1966)
Lloyd D. Wiler .... sound mixer (5 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Special Effects by
Larry Chapman .... special effects (52 episodes, 1963-1965)
Robert Cole .... special effects (13 episodes, 1965-1966)

Anthony Magro .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Harry Hopkins .... chief electrician (117 episodes, 1961-1966)
James Lloyd .... key grip (78 episodes, 1961-1964)
Roy Kight .... key grip (39 episodes, 1964-1966)
Thomas Matheus .... key grip (26 episodes, 1962-1963)
James Punter .... chief electrician (25 episodes, 1961)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Myrtle Logan .... costumer / costume supervisor / ... (144 episodes, 1958-1966)
 
Series Editorial Department
Robert Freedman .... editorial coordinator (130 episodes, 1961-1965)
 
Series Music Department
Marlin Skiles .... composer: additional music (23 episodes, 1961-1962)
Dave Kahn .... music score (14 episodes, 1965-1966)
Ray Evans .... composer: theme music (7 episodes, 1961-1965)
Jay Livingston .... composer: theme music (7 episodes, 1961-1965)
Raoul Kraushaar .... music supervisor (5 episodes, 1961)
Wally Green .... musical choreographer (2 episodes, 1963-1965)

Sheldon Allman .... singing voice (unknown episodes)
Allan Lane .... featured in title song (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Maggie Lawrence .... script supervisor (143 episodes, 1961-1966)
Ira Stewart .... assistant to producer (113 episodes, 1961-1965)
William Burns .... script consultant (107 episodes, 1961-1966)
Norman Paul .... script consultant (107 episodes, 1961-1966)
Richard Greer .... production coordinator (39 episodes, 1964-1966)
Sonia Chernus .... story consultant / format developer (11 episodes, 1961-1962)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (143 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jay Livingston sang the theme tune as a demo, intending to get a professional singer to re-do it, but the producers liked his vocals, and kept Livingston's version in the show.See more »
Quotes:
Wilbur Post:[after Ed finds a straw hat] What are you going to do with a straw hat?
Mister Ed:I'll wear it till it goes out of style. Then I'll eat it!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Universal Story (1995) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Mr. EdSee more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A Horse Of Course Of Course, 20 February 2009
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

One of the sillier, but yet most beloved of comedy/fantasy shows that were so prevalent in the Sixties was that show about a talking horse, the famous Mister Ed. The talking palomino had a popularity with real children and those elusive children of all ages because of the skill of Alan Young making you really believe that a horse could talk with the voice of Allan 'Rocky' Lane.

I'm sure for retired B picture cowboys who weren't getting too much work in the Sixties, Mister Ed must have provided a few nice paychecks for someone not in demand to be a cowboy hero any more. Lane's voice was well integrated into the personality of the palomino of whom evolution seems to have taken a quantum leap.

The premise of the show was that Mister Ed would only talk directly to Alan Young as Wilbur Post, architect who set up his studio in the barn on his property so he could spend as much time as he could with his talking equine. I well remember in the pilot episode when Young acquired Mister Ed, the horse told him that he never felt like talking to anyone until he met Young whom he felt had a real love of animals. It was the love that came through every week.

Young was married to Connie Hines who for five years couldn't figure out what this thing between Mister Ed and her husband was. Neither could anyone else and that led to the plot of most of the episodes.

I have very fond memories of the show in my younger days. It was one of those shows that was in a totally make believe world. No politics or issues of social significance ever intruded on the world of Wilbur Post and Mister Ed. It was and is completely timeless, you could remake all the episodes today without too much trouble.

In fact Mister Ed's primary source of mischief was the telephone extension in the studio/barn where he could call out anonymously to the world. When that receiver was picked up you knew Alan Young was in for 30 minutes of trouble. Can you imagine today what Mister Ed could do with a personal computer? The mind boggles.

Though I can never see anyone ever with the gentle humorous style of Alan Young doing Wilbur Post today, I could be surprised. I'm willing to be.

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