One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929-49, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its initial television presentation took place in Chicago Saturday 17 January 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2). Sponsor interest was apparently minimal, and it was not taken off the shelf until over a year later, when it was once again taken out of the vault and aired in Detroit 6 May 1960 on WJBK (Channel 2), in Columbus 18 May 1960 on WBNS (Channel 10), in Johnstown 18 September 1960 on WJAC (Channel 6), and in Cleveland 15 December 1960 on WJW (Channel 8). See more »
The Henry Aldrich series is a period piece - a funny, wonderful slice of American life during WWII. It gives me a picture of what my parents might have done, watched, wore, danced or listened to when they were teenagers. Jimmy Lydon, a popular child star of the era, playing opposite the blooming Elizabeth Taylor in "Life With father" and "Cynthia" is always a lot of laughs and quite appealing. I only wish the movies were shown again on network, cable or available on tape or DVD.
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