When Maynard returns from a short hitch in the service and falls for Dobie's girl Pearl, will Dobie do that far, far greater thing than he has ever done before and step aside for his love-struck friend?



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Maynard has been discharged from his short stint in the army. His return coincides with Dobie meeting who he believes is the true love of his life, Pearl Arnold. Herbert grounds Dobie, which prevents him from seeing Pearl. Dobie hatches a plan using Maynard so that he can go out on his regular date with Pearl. Dobie wants to repay Maynard for helping him. What Maynard is hoping is that Dobie will help him woo a girl he just met and fell in love with at first sight, her name which he doesn't even know. So Dobie decides to be Maynard's Cyrano de Bergerac. Maynard also doesn't know if she will return his affections. Dobie doesn't initially realize that his and Maynard's story has more in common with Cyrano's until he meets the girl of Maynard's affections: Pearl. Dobie, like Cyrano, has to decide to keep on advancing his own love with Pearl, or step aside and help Maynard get the girl. Their "Roxanne" may have some say in the matter. Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Family





Release Date:

17 November 1959 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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This episode's title is taken from the Gospel according to St. John 15:13, which in the King James Version reads, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." See more »


Composed by Lionel Newman & Max Shulman
Series theme song played over the opening titles and closing credits
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