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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Release Date:
24 September 1963 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The misadventures of the family staff of The Shady Rest Hotel and their neighbors of Hooterville. Full summary »
User Reviews:
Folksy & heartwarming shenanigans at the Shady Rest See more (26 total) »

Cast

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Edgar Buchanan ... Uncle Joe Carson (222 episodes, 1963-1970)

Linda Henning ... Betty Jo Bradley / ... (222 episodes, 1963-1970)
Higgins the Dog ... Dog (1963-1970) / ... (184 episodes, 1964-1970)

Bea Benaderet ... Kate Bradley (175 episodes, 1963-1968)

Frank Cady ... Sam Drucker (165 episodes, 1963-1970)
Lori Saunders ... Bobbie Jo Bradley (148 episodes, 1965-1970)
Rufe Davis ... Floyd Smoot (128 episodes, 1963-1970)

Meredith MacRae ... Billie Jo Bradley (114 episodes, 1966-1970)
Mike Minor ... Steve Elliott / ... (112 episodes, 1964-1970)
Smiley Burnette ... Charley Pratt (105 episodes, 1963-1967)
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Series Directed by
Ralph Levy (50 episodes, 1964-1969)
Charles Barton (38 episodes, 1965-1967)
Richard L. Bare (34 episodes, 1964-1965)
Guy Scarpitta (29 episodes, 1963-1969)
Elliott Lewis (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
David Alexander (12 episodes, 1963-1964)
Jean Yarbrough (11 episodes, 1963-1969)
Stanley Z. Cherry (6 episodes, 1965-1966)
Dick Moder (6 episodes, 1965-1966)
Sherman Marks (2 episodes, 1963)
Dick Wesson (2 episodes, 1964)
Hollingsworth Morse (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Ezra Stone (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Writing credits
Paul Henning (222 episodes, 1963-1970)
Dick Conway (97 episodes, 1966-1970)
Charles Stewart (94 episodes, 1966-1970)
Lou Huston (40 episodes, 1964-1967)
Al Schwartz (28 episodes, 1965-1967)
Jay Sommers (27 episodes, 1964-1966)
Dick Wesson (9 episodes, 1963-1966)
Howard Harris (9 episodes, 1965-1966)
Joel Kane (6 episodes, 1963-1966)
Seaman Jacobs (6 episodes, 1963-1964)
Ed James (6 episodes, 1963-1964)
Mark Tuttle (5 episodes, 1963-1966)
Hannibal Coons (5 episodes, 1964)
Harry Winkler (5 episodes, 1964)
Richard Baer (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Bill Manhoff (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Leo Rifkin (3 episodes, 1964)
Jerry Seelen (3 episodes, 1964)
Martin Ragaway (2 episodes, 1964)
Jack Raymond (2 episodes, 1964)
David Braverman (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Lila Garrett (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Bernie Kahn (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Bob Marcus (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Ben Starr (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
Stan Dreben (2 episodes, 1965)
John L. Greene (2 episodes, 1965)
Arthur Marx (2 episodes, 1965)
Howard Merrill (2 episodes, 1965)
George O'Hanlon (2 episodes, 1965)
Charles Tannen (2 episodes, 1965)
Ronny Pearlman (2 episodes, 1966)
Joanna Lee (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Ben Gershman (2 episodes, 1968)

Series Produced by
Guy Scarpitta .... associate producer (222 episodes, 1963-1970)
Paul Henning .... producer (184 episodes, 1964-1970)
Charles Stewart .... executive producer (114 episodes, 1966-1970)
Jay Sommers .... executive producer (62 episodes, 1964-1966)
Dick Wesson .... producer (38 episodes, 1963-1964)

Al Simon .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Curt Massey (222 episodes, 1963-1970)
 
Series Cinematography by
Robert G. Hager (209 episodes, 1963-1970)
Harry L. Wolf (13 episodes, 1963)

Ron McManus (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Bill E. Garst (95 episodes, 1965-1970)
Lynn Harrison (24 episodes, 1965-1967)
Richard Greer (20 episodes, 1967-1969)
Axel Hubert Sr. (15 episodes, 1963-1965)
Jack Ruggiero (4 episodes, 1963)
Frank Capacchione (3 episodes, 1963)
Elmo Veron (3 episodes, 1964)
John Coyle (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
George R. Rohrs (2 episodes, 1965)
Robert Seiter (2 episodes, 1970)
 
Series Casting by
Bill Tinsman (152 episodes, 1964-1970)
Mercedes Manzanares (58 episodes, 1965-1967)
Kerwin Coughlin (38 episodes, 1963-1964)
Edward F. Rhine (30 episodes, 1967-1968)
 
Series Art Direction by
Walter McKeegan (152 episodes, 1964-1970)
Howard Campbell (38 episodes, 1963-1964)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Armor E. Goetten (122 episodes, 1963-1968)
Dorcy Howard (61 episodes, 1964-1970)
Steven Potter (7 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Makeup Department
Gene Roemer .... makeup artist (222 episodes, 1963-1970)
Carmen Dirigo .... hair stylist (207 episodes, 1963-1970)
Frances Sperry .... hair stylist (15 episodes, 1963-1964)
 
Series Production Management
George King .... production supervisor (222 episodes, 1963-1970)
Robert Freedman .... post-production supervisor (80 episodes, 1967-1970)
Russ Tinsley .... post-production supervisor (11 episodes, 1968-1970)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Bremerkamp .... assistant director (139 episodes, 1964-1970)
Robert Vreeland .... assistant director (35 episodes, 1963-1964)
Robert Agnew .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1967-1969)
Joseph Depew .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1963)

Lynn Guthrie .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Vinnie Vecchio .... property master (151 episodes, 1963-1970)
C. Randall Berkeley .... property master (13 episodes, 1966-1967)
Joe Montenaro .... property master (11 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Sound Department
Bernard F. Pincus .... sound editor (222 episodes, 1963-1970)
Jean G. Valentino .... sound mixer (192 episodes, 1963-1970)
Hugh McDowell Jr. .... sound mixer (13 episodes, 1963)
Robert Pettis .... sound mixer (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Special Effects by
Robert Cole .... special effects (148 episodes, 1965-1970)
Larry Chapman .... special effects (27 episodes, 1963-1965)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Bill Hansard .... background projection (124 episodes, 1965-1970)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Al Ledbetter .... chief electrician (195 episodes, 1963-1970)
Ray Jones .... key grip (194 episodes, 1963-1970)
Arvard Wooden .... key grip (13 episodes, 1963)
Gary R. Wostak .... chief electrician (12 episodes, 1963)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robert Lawson .... costume supervisor / wardrobe supervisor (187 episodes, 1963-1970)
Nettie Scott .... costume supervisor / wardrobe supervisor (176 episodes, 1963-1970)
Opal Vils .... wardrobe supervisor (12 episodes, 1963)
Bill Edwards .... wardrobe supervisor (3 episodes, 1963-1964)
Shirley Brewton .... wardrobe supervisor (2 episodes, 1965)

Myrtle Logan .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Robert Freedman .... post-production coordinator / editorial coordinator (75 episodes, 1963-1967)
Russ Tinsley .... post-production coordinator (8 episodes, 1966-1967)
 
Series Music Department
Dave Kahn .... music supervisor / music coordinator (207 episodes, 1963-1970)
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (184 episodes, 1963-1970)
 
Series Other crew
Frank Inn .... animal trainer / animals furnished by / ... (184 episodes, 1964-1970)
Mary Yerke .... script supervisor (184 episodes, 1964-1970)
Dick Conway .... script consultant (104 episodes, 1966-1970)
Terry Phillips .... dialogue coach (86 episodes, 1965-1968)
Brad Jayson .... dialogue coach / dialogue director (58 episodes, 1968-1970)
John Rhone .... assistant to producer (23 episodes, 1963-1964)
Lou Huston .... script consultant (16 episodes, 1965-1966)
Al Schwartz .... script consultant (16 episodes, 1965-1966)
Winifred Gibson .... script supervisor (14 episodes, 1963-1964)
Jack Bannon .... dialogue coach / dialogue director (12 episodes, 1964-1965)
Don Quinn .... script consultant (9 episodes, 1963)
Ulla Bourne .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1963)
Jean Downing .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1963)
Paul De Rolf .... choreographer / creator: Hooterville Hop (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Mark Oman .... dialogue coach (2 episodes, 1966)
Robert Graham .... dialogue coach (2 episodes, 1968)
 

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During the run of this show, Charley Pratt (Smiley Burnette) was the engineer of the Cannonball, and Floyd Smoot (Rufe Davis) was the conductor. Burnette died during the fourth season, and Floyd took over Charley's duties as engineer, as well as continuing his own duties as conductor.See more »
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Revealing mistakes: Even though the Cannonball is supposed to be a wood burning locomotive, and the tender car is loaded with chopped wood, the smokestack is blowing pitch black smoke. It should be blowing mostly white or light gray smoke from the wood. The black smoke reveals the real-life locomotive actually burned oil.See more »
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Folksy & heartwarming shenanigans at the Shady Rest, 9 July 2006
Author: roghache from Canada

This is a mindless, entertaining series from the 1960's that baby boomers such as myself grew up on. Petitcoat Junction is something of a first cousin to The Beverly Hillbillies and Green Acres. The series portrays the goings on at the Shady Rest Hotel, which is located on the outskirts of the little village of Hooterville. The hotel is run by the widowed Kate Bradley and her three lovely young daughters, Billie Jo, Bobbie Jo, and Betty Jo...all without much assistance from their lazy but protective Ol' Uncle Joe. Much of hotel life revolves around the local steam train, the Cannonball, operated by Floyd and Charlie, who make regular stops during their runs to Sam Drucker's little country store.

The two main stars wonderful, with Bea Benadaret playing the widow, Kate, and Edgar Buchanan Uncle Joe, who's mainly seen concocting get rich quick schemes while lazing about on the hotel's porch in his rocking chair. Yes, he's a-movin' kinda slow at the Junction. The three beautiful daughters are adequately cast, though with various actress changes mid way through the series.

The show gets its name from the three daughters at the Shady Rest. Naturally many of the plot lines revolve around the suitors of these lovely young ladies. Betty Jo, the youngest, is the one given the most character portrayal, initially something of a tomboy but eventually growing up to wed sweetheart Steve, the first Bradley sister to marry. Unlike some viewers, I don't recall her two sisters having very distinctive personalities, except for Billie Jo being starstruck. In my opinion, they mainly seem to look pretty, banter a bit with each other & their mom, and attract beaux. Assorted guests come & go from the Shady Rest, and it's all a leisurely, amusing tale of their various misadventures. All in all, it's a cute, fun, and harmless little series.

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