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The Partridge Family: Season 3: Episode 25 -- The Partridge Family attend a lecture by Mike Rezo, a famous mystery writer. After the lecture, they meet him, and the discussion leads to the fact that everyone but Rezo feels that his stories are more fantasy than true to life. Rezo believes that, using human nature and logic, anything is possible. In order to prove his point, Rezo offers the Partridges a deal they can't refuse. He will give them a two-hour head start and then begin looking for them; if he can't locate them within 24 hours, he will donate $25,000 to their favorite charity.


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25 September 1970 (USA) See more »
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The humourous adventures of a family of pop musicians. Full summary »
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Shirley Jones ... Shirley Renfrew Partridge (96 episodes, 1970-1974)

David Cassidy ... Keith Douglas Partridge (96 episodes, 1970-1974)

Susan Dey ... Laurie Partridge (96 episodes, 1970-1974)

Danny Bonaduce ... Danny Partridge (96 episodes, 1970-1974)

Suzanne Crough ... Tracy Partridge (96 episodes, 1970-1974)

Dave Madden ... Reuben Kincaid / ... (96 episodes, 1970-1974)

Brian Forster ... Christopher 'Chris' Partridge (71 episodes, 1971-1974)

Series Directed by
Richard Kinon (13 episodes, 1971-1974)
E.W. Swackhamer (8 episodes, 1970-1973)
Bob Claver (7 episodes, 1970-1974)
Ralph Senensky (7 episodes, 1970-1971)
Lou Antonio (6 episodes, 1971-1973)
Jerry London (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
Charles R. Rondeau (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Herb Wallerstein (5 episodes, 1972-1973)
Peter Baldwin (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Roger Duchowny (4 episodes, 1971-1974)
Harry Falk (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Mel Swope (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Paul Junger Witt (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Jerrold Bernstein (2 episodes, 1970)
Claudio Guzmán (2 episodes, 1970)
Jerry Paris (2 episodes, 1970)
Russ Mayberry (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Alan Rafkin (2 episodes, 1971)
Bruce Bilson (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Lee Philips (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Ross Bowman (2 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Writing credits
Bernard Slade (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
Dale McRaven (15 episodes, 1970-1973)
William Bickley (11 episodes, 1971-1974)
Gordon Mitchell (10 episodes, 1970-1974)
Lloyd Turner (10 episodes, 1970-1974)
Dick Bensfield (6 episodes, 1972-1974)
Perry Grant (6 episodes, 1972-1974)
Michael Leeson (6 episodes, 1973-1974)
Steve Zacharias (5 episodes, 1973)
Steven Pritzker (3 episodes, 1970-1972)
Ron Friedman (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Susan Harris (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Martin Cohan (3 episodes, 1972)
Martin Ragaway (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Richard De Roy (2 episodes, 1970)
Bob Rodgers (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Susan Silver (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Peggy Chantler Dick (2 episodes, 1971)
Coslough Johnson (2 episodes, 1971)
Art Baer (2 episodes, 1974)
Ben Joelson (2 episodes, 1974)

Series Produced by
Bob Claver .... executive producer (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
Mel Swope .... associate producer / producer (95 episodes, 1970-1974)
Larry Rosen .... producer (49 episodes, 1971-1973)
Paul Junger Witt .... producer (25 episodes, 1970-1971)
Dale McRaven .... producer (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Michael Warren .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
William Bickley .... producer (13 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Original Music by
Hugo Montenegro (48 episodes, 1971-1973)
George Duning (23 episodes, 1971-1974)
Shorty Rogers (20 episodes, 1970-1971)
Benny Golson (4 episodes, 1970)

Wes Farrell (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Fred Jackman Jr. (92 episodes, 1970-1974)
Irving Lippman (2 episodes, 1972)
Series Film Editing by
Norman Wallerstein (76 episodes, 1970-1974)
Bernard Balmuth (7 episodes, 1971-1973)
Fred Baratta (7 episodes, 1973-1974)
Howard Angus (4 episodes, 1974)
M. Pam Blumenthal (2 episodes, 1971)
Series Casting by
Rachelle Farberman (49 episodes, 1971-1973)
Sally Powers (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Al Onorato (20 episodes, 1970-1971)
Steven R. Stevens (4 episodes, 1970)
Series Art Direction by
Ross Bellah (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
John Beckman (30 episodes, 1973-1974)
Carl Braunger (22 episodes, 1970-1971)
Cary Odell (21 episodes, 1971-1972)
Robert Peterson (20 episodes, 1970-1973)
Seymour Klate (3 episodes, 1972)
Series Set Decoration by
Ned Parsons (31 episodes, 1970-1972)
Audrey A. Blasdel (28 episodes, 1970-1974)
John Lamphear (25 episodes, 1972-1973)
William F. Calvert (21 episodes, 1973-1974)
Richard Spero (5 episodes, 1970-1971)
Frank Lombardo (5 episodes, 1971)
Harry Gordon (2 episodes, 1972)
Series Makeup Department
Jan Van Uchelen .... hair stylist (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor (74 episodes, 1970-1973)
Josephine McCarthy .... hair styles (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Mel Berns Jr. .... makeup artist (13 episodes, 1973-1974)
Fred Williams .... makeup artist (9 episodes, 1974)
Series Production Management
Jim Hogan .... unit production manager (17 episodes, 1970-1971)
Jerrold Bernstein .... unit production manager (8 episodes, 1971)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christopher Morgan .... assistant director / associate director (48 episodes, 1971-1973)
Tom McCrory .... assistant director (20 episodes, 1970-1974)
Russell Vreeland .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1970-1971)
Jack Barry .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1971)
Bud Grace .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Richard Glassman .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Rusty Meek .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1974)
Series Casting Department
Renée Valente .... casting executive (22 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Music Department
John Bahler .... singing voice: The Partridge Family (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
Tom Bähler .... singing voice: The Partridge Family (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
Ron Hicklin .... singing voice: The Partridge Family (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
Jackie Ward .... singing voice: The Partridge Family (96 episodes, 1970-1974)
Wes Farrell .... composer: theme music (95 episodes, 1970-1974)
Diane Hildebrand .... composer: theme music "When We're Singin'" / composer: theme music (95 episodes, 1970-1974)
Danny Janssen .... composer: theme music (71 episodes, 1971-1974)

Mike Deasy .... musician (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
James Morris .... driver: bus (25 episodes, 1970-1971)
Series Other crew
Sandy Dvore .... title designer: main title / title designer: main titles / ... (95 episodes, 1970-1974)
Wes Farrell .... record producer (49 episodes, 1970-1972)
Dale McRaven .... story consultant / story editor (48 episodes, 1970-1972)
William Bickley .... story consultant (38 episodes, 1972-1974)
Stella Zubatiuk .... production assistant (25 episodes, 1970-1971)
Steve Zacharias .... story editor (13 episodes, 1973-1974)
Art Baer .... story consultant (9 episodes, 1974)
Ben Joelson .... story consultant (9 episodes, 1974)

Lynn A. Aber .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • Bayer  original sponsor (Alka Seltzer)
  • Kellogg's  original sponsor
  • Nestlé  original sponsor (Carnation)

Additional Details

Also Known As:
USA:30 min (96 episodes) | Argentina:30 min
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:G (Canadian Home Video rating) | USA:Not Rated (DVD version)

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The Partridge Bus was painted in a style inspired by the geometric paintings of Piet Mondrian.See more »
Revealing mistakes: The interior of the Partridge home was shot on a set. But, in episodes where there are shots from the exterior of the Partridge home through the open front door, there is a wall seen a few feet beyond the door. However, in the scenes from the interior of the home, there is no wall in that spot.See more »
Danny:...I've spied on Keith on lots of dates. Don't bother.See more »
When We're Singin'See more »


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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
One of the best 70s sitcoms., 21 December 2007
Author: sonya90028 from United States

The Partridge Family premiered in 1970. Sure, it was sort of corny. But most TV shows back then were. It was a more innocent era then, and so was television. It revolved around the misadventures of a squeaky-clean, middle-class family, who decided to form a band and make records. It was based on the real-life rock-n-roll family, the Cowsills. David Cassidy, who was a teen heart-throb on the show, played the eldest brother, Keith Partridge. Laurie Partridge, played by Susan Dey, was his cover-girl-pretty younger sibling, and tended to annoy Keith on a frequent basis. His other siblings were cute, precocious-types, especially Danny Partridge (who was the 10-year-old financial wizard).

The family was headed by widow, and cool mom, Shirley Partridge (played by David Cassidy's real-life step-mom, Shirley Jones). The cast was rounded-out by their hapless Manager, Reuben Kincaid (played by rubber-faced comic Dave Madden), who always made a perfect comic-foil for Danny. The whole family sang and played instruments. They cut several albums during the course of the series, that spawned some hit singles. Their songs to me, were really quite good, especially if you like soft-rock and love ballads.

I could identify with the Partridge's suburban life-style, having grown-up in a solid middle-American, middle-class suburb myself. Some of the kids on the show were my age, and some were the same ages as my own siblings.

This show came on ABC on Friday night, following another family sitcom with several kids, the Brady Bunch. The Partridge Family even had many episodes that were so similar to some Brady Bunch episodes, they could only be called shameless rip-offs. Still, it was a gentle, family-oriented show, with good music and good acting by the cast. I always looked forward to Friday nights back then, just so I could enjoy the Partridge Family on TV.

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