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18 September 1971 (USA) See more »
Can a young married couple find happiness as servants on an estate? Larry Hagman and Donna Mills star in a new and off-beat show.
A married couple pose as servants for a rich industrialist. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 6)

Larry Hagman ... Albert Miller (15 episodes, 1971-1972)

Donna Mills ... Jane Miller (15 episodes, 1971-1972)

Hermione Baddeley ... Grace Dutton (15 episodes, 1971-1972)
Danny Goldman ... Nick Dutton (15 episodes, 1971-1972)

David Wayne ... Charles Dutton (15 episodes, 1971-1972)

Series Directed by
Claudio Guzmán (5 episodes, 1971)
Larry Hagman (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Bruce Bilson (2 episodes, 1971)
Ron Winston (2 episodes, 1971)
Series Writing credits
Lawrence J. Cohen (15 episodes, 1971-1972)
Fred Freeman (15 episodes, 1971-1972)
Douglass Wallop (15 episodes, 1971-1972)
Gordon Mitchell (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Lloyd Turner (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Susan Harris (3 episodes, 1971)
Ron Friedman (2 episodes, 1971)
Bernie Kahn (2 episodes, 1971)

Series Produced by
Claudio Guzmán .... producer (2 episodes, 1971)
Lee Rich .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1971)
Series Original Music by
Jack Elliott (1 episode, 1971)
Allyn Ferguson (1 episode, 1971)

Sacha Distel (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Irving Lippman (2 episodes, 1971)
Series Film Editing by
Asa Boyd Clark (2 episodes, 1971)
Series Casting by
Al Onorato (2 episodes, 1971)
Series Art Direction by
Ross Bellah (2 episodes, 1971)
Series Set Decoration by
Joanne MacDougall (1 episode, 1971)
Series Makeup Department
Ben Lane .... makeup supervisor (1 episode, 1971)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom McCrory .... assistant director (1 episode, 1971)
Series Other crew
Stella Zubatiuk .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1971)

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30 min (13 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Larry Hagman (Albert Miller) played J.R. Ewing on "Dallas" (1978) while Donna Mills (Jane Miller) played his sometime sister-in-law Abby Cunningham Ewing Sumner in its spin-off "Knots Landing" (1979). Furthermore, David Wayne (Charles Dutton) played Jock Ewing's rival "Digger" Barnes in four episodes of "Dallas" (1978).See more »
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Hagman & Mills try to live the good life!, 19 October 1999
Author: progrock from Littleton, CO

Larry Hagman and Donna Mills play a young couple who, seeing they can't afford it themselves, decide to work as a butler and maid so they can sample "The Good Life". Quite a funny sitcom with fine characters. Series is set on the mansion of the Dutton family along with their politically active hippie son. Not as slapstick or goofy as Hagman's earlier I Dream of Jeannie sitcom but has some fine bumbling moments, especially trying to hide the fact that they aren't really servants.

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