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The Jane Powell Show (1961)

K.C. McCay, an actress-singer impulsively marries Jeffrey Edwards, a math professor and then struggles to fit into his campus life at a small California town.


Rod Amateau


Michael Morris (teleplay), Frank Waldman (story) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview:
Jane Powell ... K.C. McCay Edwards
Russell Johnson ... Jeffrey Edwards
Elliott Reid ... Lesly
Harriet E. MacGibbon ... Mrs. Grover
Al Checco Al Checco ... Professor Hawley Harrington
Harry Holcombe ... Dean Grover
Herbert Ellis Herbert Ellis ... Professor Jackson (as Herb Ellis)
Justice Watson Justice Watson ... Professor Ernest Wilcox
William Lanteau William Lanteau ... Professor Gerald Dudley
Carol Veazie Carol Veazie ... Ida Mae Fogerty
Michael A. Monahan Michael A. Monahan ... Student (as Mike Monahan)
James Ragan James Ragan ... Student


K.C. McCay is a famous actress-singer. Her impresario unsuccessfully tries to prevent her giving up her career to marry Jeffrey Edwards, a math professor. Jeffrey's roommate Hawley moves out so the couple can settle in their apartment on Campus in a small town of California. During a party at the Dean's house, K.C. is introduced by her husband to all the professors who openly disregard show-business. Jeffrey agrees with them which spurs the couple's first fight. K.C. kills Jeffrey's pet honey bee Agnes. Written by Greg Philip {greg_philip@hotmail.com}

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Release Date:

25 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This was a pilot for a proposed 1961 series that was not picked up. It was shelved until it got a DVD release in 2012. See more »

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A singing Jane Powell and her 1961 unsold TV pilot
8 August 2017 | by mgmstar128See all my reviews

I always find it fascinating to watch a TV pilot, whether it became a series or not. It is interesting to see Jane Powell, the soprano star of so many MGM musicals, here as a professor's wife. Russell Johnson, here almost as foreshadowing a few years earlier than his playing Professor Roy Hinkley on Gilligan's Island, plays a math college professor. The premise that they met and married after only knowing each other after one week is slim, providing the classic fish out of water story-line with Jane's character having to adjust to a non show business type life as a wife in academia. I wonder why the pilot failed to sell. It was up on You Tube, so a Jane Powell or Russell Johnson fan can view it.

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