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Release Date:
26 September 1962 (USA) See more »
Fun fills swanky Beverly Hills as the Clampetts take the polish off the city slickers. In color. (season five)
A nouveau riche hillbilly family moves to Beverly Hills and shakes up the privileged society with their hayseed ways. Full summary »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 186)

Buddy Ebsen ... Jed Clampett (274 episodes, 1962-1971)

Irene Ryan ... Daisy Moses / ... (274 episodes, 1962-1971)

Donna Douglas ... Elly May Clampett (273 episodes, 1962-1971)

Max Baer Jr. ... Jethro Bodine / ... (273 episodes, 1962-1971)

Raymond Bailey ... Milburn Drysdale (247 episodes, 1962-1971)

Nancy Kulp ... Jane Hathaway (246 episodes, 1962-1971)

Series Directed by
Joseph Depew (145 episodes, 1963-1969)
Richard Whorf (67 episodes, 1962-1964)
Robert M. Leeds (50 episodes, 1969-1971)
Guy Scarpitta (8 episodes, 1966-1969)
Ralph Levy (3 episodes, 1962-1968)
Series Writing credits
Paul Henning (274 episodes, 1962-1971)
Mark Tuttle (127 episodes, 1963-1968)
Dick Wesson (61 episodes, 1963-1971)
Buddy Atkinson (52 episodes, 1966-1969)
Deborah Haber (17 episodes, 1967-1968)
Phil Shuken (12 episodes, 1962-1963)
Ronny Pearlman (10 episodes, 1965-1967)
Gene Thompson (4 episodes, 1968)
Eric Freiwald (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Robert Schaefer (3 episodes, 1965-1966)
Jay Sommers (2 episodes, 1963)
Lou Huston (2 episodes, 1968-1969)

Series Produced by
Paul Henning .... producer / executive producer (273 episodes, 1962-1971)
Al Simon .... executive producer (273 episodes, 1962-1971)
Joseph Depew .... associate producer (237 episodes, 1963-1971)
Mark Tuttle .... associate producer / producer (62 episodes, 1962-1968)
Buddy Atkinson .... producer (26 episodes, 1968-1969)

Martin Ransohoff .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Curt Massey (199 episodes, 1964-1971)
Perry Botkin Sr. (67 episodes, 1962-1964)
Series Cinematography by
Harry L. Wolf (235 episodes, 1963-1971)
Lester Shorr (36 episodes, 1962-1963)
Henry Freulich (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Film Editing by
Robert M. Leeds (116 episodes, 1964-1969)
Ralph Schoenfeld (54 episodes, 1964-1971)
Dann Cahn (28 episodes, 1963-1964)
Stanley Frazen (17 episodes, 1962-1963)
Jerry Young (17 episodes, 1962-1963)
Richard Greer (11 episodes, 1967-1969)
George R. Rohrs (9 episodes, 1964-1965)
Lynn Harrison (9 episodes, 1965-1967)
Douglas Hines (7 episodes, 1962-1964)
Michael Brown (2 episodes, 1968)
Series Casting by
Bill Tinsman (198 episodes, 1964-1971)
Kerwin Coughlin (72 episodes, 1962-1964)
Edward F. Rhine (20 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Art Direction by
Walter McKeegan (201 episodes, 1964-1971)
Howard Campbell (71 episodes, 1962-1964)
Series Set Decoration by
Armor E. Goetten (179 episodes, 1962-1968)
Dorcy Howard (84 episodes, 1964-1971)
Steven Potter (8 episodes, 1965)
Series Makeup Department
Frances Sperry .... hair stylist (270 episodes, 1962-1971)
Roy Stork .... makeup artist (133 episodes, 1966-1971)
John Sylvester .... makeup artist (105 episodes, 1962-1965)
Ernie Young .... makeup artist (33 episodes, 1962-1966)
Series Production Management
George King .... production supervisor (222 episodes, 1963-1970)
Robert Freedman .... post-production supervisor (83 episodes, 1967-1971)
Bill Tinsman .... production manager (36 episodes, 1962-1963)
Russ Tinsley .... post-production supervisor (13 episodes, 1968-1971)
Foster H. Phinney .... unit production manager (9 episodes, 1971)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Foster H. Phinney .... assistant director (123 episodes, 1966-1971)
Thomas F. Kelly .... assistant director (84 episodes, 1963-1967)
Frank Mayer .... assistant director (35 episodes, 1962-1963)
Joseph Depew .... assistant director (32 episodes, 1963-1964)

Lynn Guthrie .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Joe Montenaro .... property master (236 episodes, 1963-1971)
Charles Chicetti .... property master (29 episodes, 1962-1963)
Vinnie Vecchio .... property master (7 episodes, 1962-1963)
Series Sound Department
C.J. 'Mickey' Emerson .... sound recordist / sound mixer (242 episodes, 1963-1971)
Bernard F. Pincus .... sound editor (232 episodes, 1963-1971)
Hugh McDowell Jr. .... sound mixer (134 episodes, 1963-1966)
Lodge Cunningham .... sound mixer / sound recordist (95 episodes, 1966-1970)
George J. Eppich .... sound editor (33 episodes, 1962-1963)
Karl Zint .... sound mixer (16 episodes, 1962-1963)
Robert Pettis .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 1970)
Series Special Effects by
Robert Cole .... special effects (167 episodes, 1965-1971)
Larry Chapman .... special effects (87 episodes, 1963-1965)
Series Stunts
Jerry Brutsche .... stunt double: Irene Ryan / stunt double (20 episodes, 1963-1970)
Jesse Wayne .... stunt double: Irene Ryan (2 episodes, 1965-1967)

Dick Durock .... stunt double: Max Baer Jr (unknown episodes, 1967-1971)
Charles Bail .... stunt double: Max Baer, Jr. (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Arvard Wooden .... key grip (234 episodes, 1963-1971)
Gary R. Wostak .... chief electrician (210 episodes, 1963-1970)
James Lloyd .... key grip (37 episodes, 1962-1963)
James V. King .... camera operator (36 episodes, 1962-1963)
George Marquenie .... chief electrician / electrician (36 episodes, 1962-1963)
Al Ledbetter .... chief electrician (24 episodes, 1970-1971)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Opal Vils .... costumer / costumes (266 episodes, 1962-1971)
William Platt .... costumer (144 episodes, 1964-1969)
John S. Perry .... costumer / costumes (49 episodes, 1969-1971)
Roz Lytle .... costumer (3 episodes, 1962)
Richard Selzer .... fashion costumes (3 episodes, 1964)
Series Editorial Department
Robert Freedman .... editorial coordinator / post-production coordinator (174 episodes, 1962-1969)
Series Music Department
Dave Kahn .... music coordinator (272 episodes, 1962-1971)
Paul Henning .... composer: theme music / composer: theme song (268 episodes, 1962-1971)
Lester Flatt .... musician: theme / musician: theme song / ... (267 episodes, 1962-1971)
Earl Scruggs .... musician: theme / musician: theme song / ... (266 episodes, 1962-1971)
Jerry Scoggins .... singer: theme tune / singer: theme song (261 episodes, 1962-1971)
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (242 episodes, 1962-1971)
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (35 episodes, 1962-1963)
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (3 episodes, 1969)
Series Other crew
Ulla Bourne .... script supervisor (247 episodes, 1963-1971)
Frank Inn .... animals furnished by (228 episodes, 1963-1971)
Dick Wesson .... script consultant (49 episodes, 1969-1971)
Mai Santacroce .... script supervisor (18 episodes, 1962-1963)
Ralph Helfer .... animal supervisor: Africa U.S.A. / animal supervisor: Gentle Jungle (10 episodes, 1964-1970)
George Barris .... car designer / production assistant (4 episodes, 1962-1968)
Grace Dubray .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1963)
Ted Langwell .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 1970-1971)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mornin' Beverly Hillbillies" - USA (daytime version title)
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30 min (274 episodes) | Argentina:30 min
Black and White (1962-1965) | Color (1965-1971)
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

The entire first season (all 36 episodes) as well as the first 19 episodes of the second season are the only episodes in the public domain. The 20th episode of season two came to the end of the series are still under copyright protection. These 55 episodes ended up in the public domain because CBS, having bought the rights to the series shortly after its cancellation, neglected to renew their copyrights. As a result, these episodes have been unofficially released on home video and DVD on many low-budget labels. In many video prints of the public domain episodes, the original and much-loved theme music has been replaced by generic music due to copyright issues.See more »
Continuity: In a majority of season one and season two episodes, location/establisher footage showed Jane Hathaway's first car, a 1962 Plymouth convertible, but in some cases the scene would immediate cut to a close up of her arriving in a 1963 or 1964 Dodge.See more »
Milburn Drysdale:When I give my word, I expect you to keep it.See more »
The Ballad of Jed ClampettSee more »


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
My Alltime Fay-vor-rite as the Clampetts Would Say, 3 October 2006
Author: HarlowMGM from United States

The original series THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES was probably the most genuinely funny sitcom ever made with the possible exception of I LOVE LUCY. This endearingly wacky comedy is both audaciously cutting edge and family-friendly wholesome, no mean feat. I would put some of the finest Hillbillies episodes up against the best films of Preston Sturges for sheer pandemonium glee. Most of the episodes are excellent, several are brilliant. The cast is superb, especially Irene Ryan as the hot-tempered yet sentimental Granny, a five-foot elderly spitfire who was afraid of no one - and had no reason to be. Miss Ryan was twice nominated for the Best Actress Emmy award for Granny - she should have WON at least four times! Buddy Ebsen is excellent as Jed but Donna Douglas and Max Baer were equally fine as the "young uns". Donna's free-spirited, tomboy with curves Elly May is a total joy while Max is hilarious as the dim-witted Jethro (and quite wonderful in drag as his twin sister Jetherine, playing the character seriously as an over-sized female, not going for cheap "man-in-a-dress" laughs.) Raymond Bailey and Nancy Kulp are fine as their city friends and I cherish the episodes in which Harriet MacGibbon (as Mr. Drysdale's snooty socially prominent wife) and Bea Benaderet (as Cousin Pearl) appear - Mrs. Drysdale and Pearl often had to go head-on against Granny and both actresses rose to the challenge beautifully.

The Beverly Hillbillies are often closer to the classic comedy shorts of the 1930's and 1940's than a conventional sitcom. Their importance on television history can not be overstated - not only for the "country comedies" that came along after them but for opening the door to an "alternative universe" on television where 'real life' was thrown out the window and fantasy prevailed. THE MUNSTERS, BEWITCHED, I DREAM OF JEANNIE, STAR TREK, GREEN ACRES, WILD WILD WEST, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, GILLIGAN'S ISLAND, etc. - all the shows of the 1960's that pushed the reality envelope owe a debt to the Hillbillies and they probably wouldn't have been around with out the pioneering work done on this series.

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