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The Life of Riley 

Riley worked in an aircraft plant in California, but viewers usually saw him at home, cheerfully disrupting life with his malapropisms and ill timed intervention into minor problems. His ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
William Bendix ...  Chester A. Riley / ... 219 episodes, 1953-1958
Marjorie Reynolds ...  Peg Riley / ... 133 episodes, 1953-1958
Wesley Morgan Wesley Morgan ...  Junior Riley / ... 129 episodes, 1953-1958
Tom D'Andrea ...  Jim Gillis / ... 124 episodes, 1953-1958
Lugene Sanders ...  Babs Riley / ... 97 episodes, 1953-1957
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Riley worked in an aircraft plant in California, but viewers usually saw him at home, cheerfully disrupting life with his malapropisms and ill timed intervention into minor problems. His stock answer to every turn of fate became a catch phrase: 'What a revoltin' development this is!" Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Riemuperhe Riley See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(212 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (4 episodes)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The character 'Chester Riley' was ranked #30 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue). See more »

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Referenced in Badlands (1973) See more »

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Life of Riley reruns?
24 December 2004 | by petergenSee all my reviews

I really love the character actor that was William Bendix. I am always hoping that his war movies or the Babe Ruth story would be rerun on a movie channel. When I was a young boy, I watched the Life of Riley every time it was on. I was 6-11 during the time it was on. What saddens me, is that I have NEVER seen any of the shows in reruns. I haven't heard of this show being on at all in reruns. Can anyone tell me a valid reason why a cable channel cant show this great show again? Are the original tapes destroyed like "mr peepers"? It's Christmas eve and "Holiday Inn" is on (with Marjorie Reynolds) and that's why I thought of Life of Riley tonight.


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