CTVA US Adventure - "Lassie" (Wrather/CBS) season 1 (1954-55) aka - "Jeff's Collie"

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Seasons 1-3 "Jeff's Collie" (syndicated title) (CBS) (12Sept1954 to 1Dec1957)
Season 1 (CBS) (1954-55)
 The  Wrather Corporation
for CBS (Sundays 7:00-7:30pm ET)
Produced by Jack Wrather & Sheldon Leonard
US Family Adventure series
   
Stories set on the Miller farm in Calveton
 
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CBS Sundays 7:00 PM Eastern (26 episodes b-w)
Regular Cast:
Tommy Rettig as Jeff Miller (1954-1957)(seasons 1-3)
Jan Clayton as Ellen Miller (1954-1957)(seasons 1-3)
George Cleveland as George "Gramps" Miller (1954-1957)(seasons 1-3)
Semi-Regular Cast:
Donald Keeler as Sylvester "Porky" Brockway (1954-1957)(seasons 1-3)
Richard Garland as Constable Clay Horton
Florence Lake as Jenny the operator

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Of all the "Lassie" series, this is by far the best. It is the original
Lassie and the most relatable of them all. Tommy Rettig (Jeff Miller) is
an outstanding actor who brings such passion and emotion to his character.
This is a series that can and should be seen by all ages, but especially
children. It is what t.v. and movies should try to emulate again.
Thanks to Tommy Rettig, for years of enjoyable entertainment.

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1.01 "Inheritance" (09/12/54):
Premiere episode. Jeff inherits Lassie from a neighbor, but must convince
her that the Miller farm is now her home.

1.02 "Arithmetic" (09/19/54):
Jeff is failing arithmetic due to his problems with fractions, so Ellen
tells him he may not go to the circus if he doesn't pass his next test.

1.03 "The Colt" (09//26/54):
Directed by Sheldon Leonard
To make up for ignoring Jeff, Gramps brings him home a colt Jeff names
"Domino." Jeff then starts ignoring Lassie in his enthusiasm over having a
horse.

1.04 "The Gun" (10/03/54):
Jeff wants to learn to use his father's gun, but Ellen is terrified of him
being exposed to a firearm, although Gramps thinks he should learn to use
it.

1.05 "Mr. Peabody" (10/10/54):
Gramps hires a tramp to do some odd jobs on the farm, then is jealous when
Jeff starts to idolize the tale-telling old man.

1.06 "The Convict" (10/17/54):
Jeff and Lassie meet an escaped convict in the woods.

1.07 "Feud" (10/24/54):
Gramps quarrels with Matt Brockway and both men forbid their boys to play
with each other. Brockway: Paul Maxey.

1.08 "The Lion" (10/31/54):
With Gramps and Ellen away for the day, Jeff and Porky plan a lazy
day--until an escaped circus lion invades the farm. Worse, no one will
believe them when they call for help.

1.09 "Gramps" (11/07/54):
Directed by Sheldon Leonard
When Gramps has chest pains, the family tries to keep him from exerting
himself.

1.10 "Lassie's Pups" (11/14/54):
Directed by Sheldon Leonard
Jeff thinks Lassie needs a vet when her time comes, but a storm is brewing
and Gramps says dogs can cope. Dr. Wilson: Frank Ferguson. Mrs. Wilson:
Frances Morris.

1.11 "The Job" (11/21/54):

A radio producer hears Ellen singing at church and offers her a job singing
on radio--but she and Jeff must take an apartment in the city and leave
Lassie with Gramps to do it.

1.12 "The Carnival" (11/28/54):
Directed by Sidney Salkow
Jeff shows a dog trainer at the fair Lassie's tricks--and thinking she can
be a headliner for them, the man and his partner steal her. Clay: Richard
Garland.

1.13 "Sale of Lassie" 12/05/54):
Jeff overhears the wrong conversation, and, thinking Gramps needs an
expensive operation, attempts to sell Lassie to raise the money.

1.14 "The Rustlers" 12/12/54):
The calf Jeff is raising for the county fair vanishes the same night Lassie
comes home injured and covered with mud--then she mysteriously starts
chasing Ellen's car. Jenkins: Bill Phipps.

1.15 "The Fighter" (12/19/54):
Jeff doesn't understand why a famous prizefighter doesn't want to box any
longer and pegs him as a coward.

1.16 "The Contest" 12/26/54):
While Jeff prepares for the county fair, a spoiled little girl visits the
farm and continually tries to hurt Lassie.

1.17 "Runaways" (01/02/55):
After Lassie is suspected of having rabies, she's about to be taken to the
pound--but Jeff runs away with her. Clay: Richard Garland. Brockway: Paul
Maxey.

1.18 "The Brat" (01/09/55):
Ellen offers the boys a special treat if they will babysit a boy while she
is called out on an errand. But the kid turns out to be more than Jeff and
Porky can handle.

1.19 "Father" (01/16/55):
The church is holding a father-son event and Jeff doesn't want Gramps to
fill in for his dad. Jeff is then even more embarrassed when Ellen decides
to accompany him instead. Brockway: Paul Maxey.

1.20 "The Fawn" (01/23/55):
Jeff wants to adopt an orphan fawn, but Gramps says there is no place for
wild animals on a farm.

1.21 "Blind Soldier" (01/30/55):
The parents of a blind veteran try to buy Lassie--the young man's own collie
Lassie has died and they do not want to tell him the truth, fearing he will
slip into depression again.

1.22 "The Cave" (02/06/55):
Jeff and Lassie are trapped in a cave shown to them by a malicious
classmate.

1.23 "The Injury" (02/13/55):
An injured man, hurt in a car accident, is brought to the farm. He mutters
something about hitting a collie with his car--and Lassie is acting
strangely. Dr. Stuart: Dayton Lummis.

1.24 [--]  Lassie: THE WELL (Color Pilot) [AK] (02/20/55):
A snoopy inspector from the water department insists on seeing the Miller
well. Mr. Saunders: Hugh Beaumont. Mr. Hazlitt: Tristam Coffin.

1.25 "The Snake" (02/27/55):
Jeff is bitten by a rattlesnake and Gramps and Ellen rush to get him to a
doctor. Clay: Richard Garland. Dr. Stuart: Dayton Lummis.

1.26 "The Bear" (03/06/55):
Jeff and Porky's campout is ruined by a persistent bear.

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