The Donna Reed Show: Season 1, Episode 12

The Beaded Bag (10 Dec. 1958)

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It's Donna's birthday and she claims there's nothing she wants as a present. Alex isn't so sure she telling the truth.



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It's Donna's birthday and she claims there's nothing she wants as a present. Alex isn't so sure she telling the truth.

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Comedy | Family




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10 December 1958 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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The value of the bag ($65.00) would be equivalent to $530.00 in 2014 after adjusting for inflation. See more »


Mary Stone: Gifts are symbols that say, "I love you", and you returned Daddy's love to a department store.
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Happy, Happy Birthday Donna
18 April 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Donna (Donna Reed) says she wants nothing special for her birthday, but Alex (Carl Betz) isn't so sure. He becomes aware Donna has been admiring a (reduced to) $65 beaded bag, at the town's upscale "Carter's", and thinks she is trying to arrange for him to buy her the bag. Meanwhile, Jeff is broke, and asks sister Mary to lend him some money (incidentally, Mary loses five cents on the dollar; and, Jeff needs to watch out for tables). Writer Nate Monaster and convincing appearances by Mary Treen and Angela Greene had me wondering... Ms. Reed, of course, conveys her character properly.

**** The Beaded Bag (12/10/58) Nate Monaster ~ Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Mary Treen

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