A country bumpkin goes to live with her upperclass relatives and learns to adapt amongst her peers, without changing who she is.








Series cast summary:
 Steven Abernathy / ... 19 episodes, 1958
 Mike / ... 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
 Kitty / ... 11 episodes, 1958
 Court Whitney 10 episodes, 1958
 Jimmy Smith 8 episodes, 1958


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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1958 (USA)  »

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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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Orphaned Annette vs. the rich teen set...
2 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

Walt Disney was always big on stories about orphaned kids and their predicaments; here, it's Annette Funicello's turn, playing Nebraskan farm girl Annette McCleod, who must go to live with her aunt and uncle in Small Town, U.S.A. after a family tragedy, immediately pitted against the wealthy teenage clique who look down on her rural past. Appealing TV serial (adapted from Janette Sebring Lowrey's 1950 book "Margaret") from the third and final year of "The Mickey Mouse Club", running 19 installments total and utilizing break-out star Funicello to good advantage (she's sweet and simple, sympathetic and not sappy). After making her first dress-up appearance at a teen party, Annette's understated elegance brings out the green-eyed demon in Laura Rogan, the town's slickest chick and ringleader. Rogan, played by Roberta "Jymme" Shore, is downright evil, dumping food on Annette and making fun of her singing. At one point, Annette decides to leave the shindig alone (with the viewer completely on her side), but she sticks it out and tries having fun--only to have Shore's Laura accuse her of stealing her necklace! Why the other girls don't stand up to Laura is left a little vague, but she's quite the temptress while ordering the duck-tailed boys around at whim. Not exactly high drama--teenage or otherwise--but convincingly played by a talented group of kids, which includes "Spin and Marty" themselves, Tim Considine and David Stollery, as well as Shelley Fabares pre-"The Donna Reed Show". Fun stuff from the Disney vaults!

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