A country bumpkin goes to live with her upperclass relatives and learns to adapt amongst her peers, without changing who she is.
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This highly-rated television film covers the life of American movie/TV/pop music idol Annette Funicello. The movie starts with the move of her family from New York to California, where in ... See full summary »

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...  Steven Abernathy / ... 19 episodes, 1958
...  Mike / ... 19 episodes, 1958
...  Annette McCloud 19 episodes, 1958
Steve Stevens ...  Drew Stafford 17 episodes, 1958
...  Val Abernathy 17 episodes, 1958
Rudy Lee ...  Olmstead 'Steady' Ware 16 episodes, 1958
...  Moselle Corey 15 episodes, 1958
...  Jet Maypen 15 episodes, 1958
...  Laura Rogan 15 episodes, 1958
...  Uncle Archie / ... 13 episodes, 1958
...  Kitty / ... 11 episodes, 1958
...  Katie 11 episodes, 1958
...  Court Whitney 10 episodes, 1958
...  Aunt Lila / ... 10 episodes, 1958
...  Jimmy Smith 8 episodes, 1958
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Annette stars as a simple orphan coming from a small country farm to the upper-class suburbs so she can live with an aunt and uncle she hasn't seen in years. At first, she's excited to finally have solid home. Her aunt takes her shopping and gives her a new look, while her uncle makes her school plans ready, and the house maid babies her no end. But it's the other kids in town that at last give Annette something to worry about. Some are snobs, some are obnoxious, and the ones she does get along with are the sort of people her aunt believes are beneath her. With a new crush on the popular boy in school, Annette becomes the target of his jealous girlfriend. Her life may never be simple again. Written by Max Vaughn

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Walt Disney Presents: Annette  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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The serial "Annette" ran during the third and final year of "The Mickey Mouse Club" (1955-1958). It consisted of 19 episodes: 1. The Newcomer Feb 11, 1958 2. Annette Meets Jet Feb 12, 1958 3. An Invitation Feb 13, 1958 4. The Escort Feb 14, 1958 5. The Party Feb 17, 1958 6. Paying the Piper Feb 18, 1958 7. The Missing Necklace Feb 19, 1958 8. What Happened at School Feb 20, 1958 9. Almost a Fight Feb 21, 1958 10. Steady Gets an Idea Feb 24, 1958 11. The Explosion Feb 25, 1958 12. The Turned Down Invitation Feb 26, 1958 13. Annette Makes a Decision Feb 27, 1958 14. The Hayride Feb 28, 1958 15. The Barbecue Mar 3, 1958 16. The Fight Mar 4, 1958 17. The Farewell Letter Mar 5, 1958 18. Mike to the Rescue Mar 6, 1958 19. The Mystery is Solved Mar 7, 1958 See more »

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Excellent serial
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I love the serial. It reflects a time in the '50s when many families moved from the country to the city. Country kids versus City Kids. A reverse of "Footloose". The challenges of teens in their social scene at school. Annette plays a country girl adapting to the City High School Crowd, relevent to the times. It takes us to a time past of Spin the Bottle, Poodle skirts (worn by Roberta Shaw), can can slips, boy's hyped up Model T's, the high school malt shop, Smallville USA, affordable maids, and streets named after trees like Elm Street. My daughter of 19 enjoyed the reflection of a different time and different society. Fun to see Annette, Tim Considine, Roberta Shaw, Shelley Fabre, and many more. I wish it were available for purchase. On the Mickey Mouse Club show at night, they leave out the main scenes in the country where Jet confronts Laura.. It was the best scene. The serial is excellent


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