A loving mother and wife deals with situations and problems a of a middle-class family in the late 1950s and the early 1960s.

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William Roberts
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Donna Reed ...  Donna Stone 275 episodes, 1958-1966
Paul Petersen ...  Jeff Stone 275 episodes, 1958-1966
Carl Betz ...  Dr. Alex Stone 272 episodes, 1958-1966
Shelley Fabares ...  Mary Stone 192 episodes, 1958-1965
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The Stones consist of loving homemaker Donna, her pediatrician husband Alex, and their children Mary and Jeff. Many situations arise like when they found a baby on their doorstep or take in a rebellious youth or when Donna tries to patch up marital spats among friends. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Comedy | Family

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The character of Dr. Alex Stone (as portrayed by Carl Betz) was ranked #16 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (June 20, 2004 issue). See more »

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Referenced in The Nanny: Here Comes the Brood (1993) See more »

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QUINTESSENTIAL FIFTIES SITCOM
13 August 1999 | by KirasjeriSee all my reviews

Although it lasted in the Sixties, this was the typical family Pleasantiville-style sitcom of the Fifties, along with Leave it to Beaver, Ozzie and Harriet, My Three Sons, and Father Knows Best. Reed's career was on a downturn, so this series was designed as a vehicle for her - and hence the uniquely egocentric title! Can you imagine "Beaver" being called "The Barbara Billingsley Show"? Donna was, admittedly, in the center of things more, and solved all manner of family crisis. The son, Paul Peterson, is now an advocate for child actors, and Shelley Fabares, who had a hit song during this series' run ("Johnny Angel"), had a career that went from teen idol to mature beauty in "Coach". The father was a doctor - at least he had a job unlike the goofy Ozzie! A somewhat contrived and formula show even by Fifties standards, but still a pleasant and wholesome series - unlike the smutty, cynical, and mean-spirited sitcoms of more recent times of which I have little use.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Donna Reed Show See more »

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Runtime:

(275 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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