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The Smith Family 

Chad Smith is the protagonist in this light-hearted, family-oriented show about a police detective, his wife and their three children.
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1972   1971  

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Henry Fonda ...  Det. Sgt. Chad Smith 39 episodes, 1971-1972
Janet Blair ...  Betty Smith 39 episodes, 1971-1972
Darleen Carr ...  Cindy Smith 39 episodes, 1971-1972
Ron Howard ...  Bob Smith 39 episodes, 1971-1972
Michael-James Wixted Michael-James Wixted ...  Brian Smith 39 episodes, 1971-1972
John Carter John Carter ...  Sgt. Ray Martin 39 episodes, 1971-1972
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Chad Smith is the protagonist in this light-hearted, family-oriented show about a police detective, his wife and their three children. Written by Bob Sorrentino

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Henry Fonda stars as Chad Smith...a man you'll like See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ah! Quelle famille See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Don Fedderson Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The France-dubbed title has somewhat a similar title with another series of this era, the French-Canadian series "Quelle Famille", but the subject matter was different. See more »

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The Smith Family was indeed horrible ...
25 December 2017 | by dweilermg-1See all my reviews

Watching The Smith Family was like slowing down on the expressway to see the accident. The show was incredibly bad and poorly written. Sure a certain amount of suspension of disbelief applies to any TV series but this show was such a horribly unrealistic unlikable portrayal of an American family. Ron Howard who portrayed Henry Fonda's teen son admits the show was terrible yet enjoyed the experience of working with Fonda. The gal who portrayed the teen daughter tried to act hip but was totally bogus in that role. Michael James Wixted as the pre-teen son always seemed like he was fighting back tears whenever he spoke showing zero range as an actor. The plots were often ludicrous leaving us viewers thinking "Oh c'mon! Real people don't act anything like this." Paul Peterson's appearance as the daughter's ex-con date once arrested by Fonda was indeed Paul's acting swan song. TSF may rank with Life With Lucy as 1 of TV's all time worst sit coms. BTW the crop-duster guy from Petticoat Junction sang that Primrose Lane theme song.


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