CTVA US Comedy - "The Aldrich Family" (NBC)(1949-53)

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The Aldrich Family (1949-53)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Jim Brent
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive
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THE ALDRICH FAMILY (tv series)
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NBC Production
Sponsored by General Foods
for
NBC (Sundays 7:30PM)(seasons 1&2)(1949-51)
NBC (Fridays 9:30PM)(seasons 3&4)(1951-53)
Created and Written by Clifford Goldsmith
based on the 1930's /40's radio series of the same name
Producers, Roger Jay, Ed Duerr, Ralph Warren

US Comedy series 1949-1953   ? episodes x 30 min (Live?)
(02Oct49-29May53)
Starring:
Robert Casey as Henry Aldrich #1 (1949-50)
Richard Tyler as Henry Aldrich #2 (1950-51)
Henry Girard as Henry Aldrich #3 (1951-52)
Kenneth Nelson as Henry Aldrich #4 (Spring 1952)
Bobby Ellis as Henry Aldrich #5 (1952-53)
*
House Jameson as Sam Aldrich (Henry's father) (also on the original radio series)
*
Lois Wilson as Alice Aldrich #1 (Henry'mother) (1949-50)
Nancy Carroll as Alice Aldrich #2 (1950-51)
Barbara Robbins as as Alice Aldrich #3 (1951-53)
*
June Dayton as Mary Aldrich #1 (Henry's sister) (1949-51)
Mary Malone as Mary Aldrich #2 (1951-53)
*
Jackie Kelk as Homer Brown #1 (Henry's best briend)(1949-51)
Robert Barry as Homer Brown #2 (1951-52)
Jackie Grmies as Homer Brown #3 (1952-53)
*
Loretta Leversee as Eleanor (Henry's girlfriend)(1952-53)
Marcia Henderson as Kathleen
Howard Smith as Mr. Brown
Leona Powers as Mrs. Brown
Paul Newman (1952-53)

Premise:
Events in the lives of the Aldrich family living on Elm Street,
in the town of Centerville: Sam, the District Attorney; his wife,
Alice, their daughter Mary and their mischievous teenage son, Henry. 
   
############# The Aldrich Family #############
############## season 1 1949-50 ##############
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NBC Sundays 7:30PM Eastern
Starring:
Robert Casey as Henry Aldrich #1 (1949-50)
House Jameson as Sam Aldrich (Henry's father) (also on the original radio series)
Lois Wilson as Alice Aldrich #1 (Henry'mother) (1949-50)
June Dayton as Mary Aldrich #1 (Henry's sister) (1949-51)
Jackie Kelk as Homer Brown #1 (Henry's best briend)(1949-51)

****** no episode details for season 1 ******

############# The Aldrich Family #############
############## season 2 1950-51 ##############
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NBC Sundays 7:30PM Eastern
Starring:
Richard Tyler as Henry Aldrich #2 (1950-51)
House Jameson as Sam Aldrich (Henry's father)
Nancy Carroll as Alice Aldrich #2 (Henry'mother) (1950-51)
June Dayton as Mary Aldrich #1 (Henry's sister) (1949-51)
Jackie Kelk as Homer Brown #1 (Henry's best briend)(1949-51)

****** Sep 1950 - Feb 1951 no episode details ******

2.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
21Jan51 NBC Sun
Henry’s being late for dinner for a week calls for drastic measures. [JB]

2.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
11Mar51 NBC Sun
Henry’s family searches for him in a blizzard. [JB]

[--] 18Mar51 - no details
[--] 25Mar51 - no details
[--] 01Apr51 - no details

2.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
08Apr51 NBC Sun
Henry disputes the population of Hawaii, many people are involved,
work is stopped, almanacs sought, and tempers flare. [JB]


[--] 15Apr51 - no details
[--] 22Apr51 - no details

2.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
29Apr51 NBC Sun
Starring:
Richard Tyler (as Henry), Jackie Kelk (as Homer)
Synopsis
Henry loses his key. The neighbors lose their tempers. [JB]

[--] 06May51 - no details

2.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
13May51 NBC Sun
It’s Mother’s Day and Henry’s busy. [JB]

2.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
20May51 NBC Sun
Henry gives a neighbor a helping hand.

2.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
27May51 NBC Sun
Henry joins the debating club ‘cause of a certain girl, but finds
that the subject of horse vs the steam engine leads to trouble. [JB]

2.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
10Jun51 NBC Sun
It takes a lot of persuasion on the part of the family and neighbors for
Mr. Aldrich to part with his track shoes. [JB]


############# The Aldrich Family #############
############## season 3 1951-52 ##############
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NBC Fridays 9:30 PM Eastern
Starring:
Henry Girard as Henry Aldrich #3 (1951-52)
Kenneth Nelson as Henry Aldrich #4 (from 07Mar1952)
House Jameson as Sam Aldrich (Henry's father)
Barbara Robbins as as Alice Aldrich #3 (Henry'mother) (1951-53)
Mary Malone as Mary Aldrich #2 (Henry's sister) (1951-53)
Robert Barry as Homer Brown #2 (Henry's best briend) (1951-52)

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
07Sep51 NBC Fri
Returns for third season with Henry Girard as Henry.
No other information available on this episode.

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
14Sep51 NBC Fri
Henry decides to photo himself to fortune. [JB]

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
21Sep51 NBC Fri
Henry and Homer have double trouble. [JB]

[--] 28Sep51 - no details
[--] 05Oct51 - no details
[--] 12Oct51 - no details


3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
19Oct51 NBC Fri
Henry’s business plans go awry. [JB]

[--] 26Oct51 - no details

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
02Nov51 NBC Fri
Father shows Henry and Homer how to wrestle. [JB]

[--] 09Nov51 - no details

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
16Nov51 NBC Fri
Synopsis 1:
Henry’s pet frog gets in the soup. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Henry and Homer tangle with lost homburgs. [JB]

[--] 23Nov51 - no details

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
30Nov51 NBC Fri
Henry and Father yearn for the sea. [JB]

[--] 07Dec51- no details
[--] 14Dec51- no details
[--] 21Dec51- no details
[--] 28Dec51- no details


3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
04Jan52 NBC Fri
Henry gets involved in the lingerie department when he exchanges some
Christmas gifts for his mother. [JB]

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
11Jan52 NBC Fri
Henry delivers food to the wrong door. [JB]

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
18Jan52 NBC Fri
Henry takes in laundry to help solve his budget problems. The usual
complications occur. [JB]

[--] 25Jan52 - no details

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
01Feb52 NBC Fri
Family celebrates dad’s birthday. [JB]

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
08Feb52 NBC Fri
Henry and Homer are in and out of trouble. [JB]

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
15Feb52 NBC Fri
Henry gets Valentine sent by his sister. He thinks it is from the
girl he’s in love with. [JB]

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
22Feb52 NBC Fri
Henry gets his report card and decides that perhaps school is not
the place for him. [JB]

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
29Feb52 NBC Fri
Henry gives perfume to his chemistry teacher. [JB]

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Kenneth Nelson as Henry Aldrich #4 (from 07Mar1952)
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3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
07Mar52 NBC Fri
Synopsis 1:
Mr. Aldrich is offered a partnership in a Chicago law firm. [JB]
Kenneth Nelson is the new Henry.
Synopsis 2:
A going away party for the Aldrich family has a surprise ending. [JB]

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
14Mar52 NBC Fri
Mr. Aldrich fills his income tax out on time but wonders if Henry mailed it. [JB]

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
21Mar52 NBC Fri
Henry and Eleanor have different ideas about “chivalry” but certain circumstances
cause Henry to change. [JB]

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
28Mar52 NBC Fri
Starring: Kenneth Nelson is Henry
Synopsis 1:
Henry tries to raise cash to buy his mother a birthday present. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Confusion is the result of Henry’s and Homer’s efforts to win a
magazine contest. [JB]

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
04Apr52 NBC Fri
Henry is an unwilling host to his English teacher. [JB]

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
11Apr52 NBC Fri
Mrs. Aldrich buys an antique chair. Henry and father test it with
disastrous results. [JB]

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
18Apr52 NBC Fri
Synopsis 1:
The men mess up the house after Mrs. Aldrich cleans it. A maid is
hired and her ideas of assistant lead to general confusion. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Henry’s untidy habits make mom angry. [JB]

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
25Apr52 NBC Fri
Henry loses his girl friend in the woods. [JB]

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : HENRY COMMITS A TACTICAL ERROR
02May52 NBC Fri
Henry’s in trouble with his girl friend. [JB]

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
09May52 NBC Fri
Synopsis 1:
Henry’s gift for his dad, to be presented at a father and son banquet
gets into the wrong hands. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Henry, who is making a pipe rack for his father in Homer’s cellar
ends up buying his father a present for a banquet because Mr. Brown
has mistaken the pipe rack as Homer’s gift to him. [JB]

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
16May52 NBC Fri
Homer runs away from home and Henry hides him out in the Aldrich manse. [JB]

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
23May52 NBC Fri
Synopsis 1:
The penalties of eavesdropping are brought home to Henry when he
plans a surprise party for his mother. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Henry upsets his father’s plans to take mother out on their anniversary. [JB]

3.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
30May52 NBC Fri
Henry enrolls in an all-boys’ school, then changes his mind at
the last minute. [JB]
(Final show of season 3).

############# The Aldrich Family #############
############## season 4 1952-53 ##############
############### (final season) ###############
NBC Fridays 9:30 PM Eastern
Starring:
Bobby Ellis as Henry Aldrich #5 (1952-53)
House Jameson as Sam Aldrich (Henry's father)
Barbara Robbins as as Alice Aldrich #3 (Henry'mother) (1951-53)
Mary Malone as Mary Aldrich #2 (Henry's sister) (1951-53)
Jackie Grmies as Homer Brown #3 (Henry's best briend) (1952-53)
Loretta Leversee as Eleanor (Henry's girlfriend)(1952-53)

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : THE ELECTION
05Sep52 NBC Fri
Starring: Bobby Ellis as Henry.
Synopsis:
Henry’s ambition is to become president of his high school student body. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : HENRY'S I.Q.
12Sep52 NBC Fri
Henry accidentally discovers that he possesses the I.Q. of a genius. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
19Sep52 NBC Fri
Henry and Homer tutor their high school football star so he can be
eligible for the big game. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
26Sep52 NBC Fri
No information available

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
03Oct52 NBC Fri
Henry opens a checking account and his first check bounces. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
10Oct52 NBC Fri
Synopsis 1:
Mrs. Aldrich embarks on a career, which almost ruins. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Mrs. Aldrich decides she should have a career now that her children
are grown up so she sells reducing machines. [JB]

[--] 17Oct52 "Discipline" (postponed to 31Oct52)

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : THE MODEL AIRPLANE
24Oct52 NBC Fri
Henry and his father decide to enter a father-and-son model airplane
contest and have as their chief competitors, Henry Brown and his father. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : DISCIPLINE
31Oct52 NBC Fri (postponed from 17Oct52)
Synopsis 1:
On the night that he is scheduled to battle a boy in a grudge fight,
Henry is ordered by his parents to remain at home. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Henry is punished for something he does wrong by being kept in one
evening. It means losing an important debt of honor. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
07Nov52 NBC Fri
Henry acquires a tremendous crush on a lovely piano teacher.

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : THE PIANO LESSON
14Nov52 NBC Fri
Because of a pretty piano teacher, Henry decides to take lessons
in place of Homer. [JB]
Note: this episode could be the same as the week before 07Nov52,
although both synopses are from the New York City TV Guide.

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
21Nov52 NBC Fri
Henry finds a brooch that his mother has lost and presents it to his
girl friend for her birthday. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : THE BLUE SUIT
28Nov52 NBC Fri
Henry demands to be allowed to buy his own clothes, and comes up against
high-pressure salesman. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : THE RACE
05Dec52 NBC Fri
Homer trains Henry for a cross-country race. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
12Dec52 NBC Fri
With a country club dance coming up, Henry drafts Homer as a date for
his girl friend’s cousin. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
19Dec52 NBC Fri
No information available

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : ONE CHRISTMAS AFTERNOON
26De52 NBC Fri
Synopsis 1:
Henry disposes of the cards enclosed in his Christmas gifts, and ends
up not knowing whom to thank for what. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Henry’s whole family is uneasy because of his mysterious gift. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : HENRY'S NEW YEAR RESOLUTION
02Jan53 NBC Fri
Although resolving to be helpful during the New Year, Henry winds up in
his usual state of confusion. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : MARY'S MOVIE STAR
09Jan53 NBC Fri
A movie star friend of Mary’s comes to Centerville. Henry and Homer charge
admission to see him. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
16Jan53 NBC Fri
Synopsis 1:
Henry tries to smuggle a lost puppy into the house. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Henry brings home a surprise which causes unusual complications, including
a visit to the psychiatrist. [JB]

[--] 23Jan53 (postponed to 30Jan53)

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
30Jan53 NBC Fri (postponed from 23Jan53)
Henry wins the mystery prize at a carnival and creates a big stir. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
06Feb53 NBC Fri
Henry receives a letter from a girl who seems anxious to meet him. [JB]
Synopsis two:
Henry is suspected by his folks of contemplating matrimony.

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
13Feb53 NBC Fri
No information available

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
20Feb53 NBC Fri
Henry takes charge of the house and gets some unusual results. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
27Feb53 NBC Fri
Henry, as prop man, struggles with moose heads, and Mr. Aldrich steals
the show. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
06Mar53 NBC Fri
Because Mrs. Aldrich is ill, Henry and his father have the responsibility of
preparing dinner for unexpected guests. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
13Mar53 NBC Fri
Synopsis 1:
A dinner party is ruined because of a lost two-dollar bill. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
A quick change is in order when Henry’s host at dinner appears in a tuxedo. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
20Mar53 NBC Fri
Mary is expecting a date from out of town and sends Henry to the station to meet him.
However, Henry has no idea what the date looks like and brings home a strange man. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : CHERCHEZ LA FEMME FATALE
27Mar53 NBC Fri
Henry is very much impressed by a girl who has just returned from a finishing
school in Europe. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
04Apr53 NBC Fri
Henry and Homer get into difficulties when they have to report to the school
principal. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
11Apr53 NBC Fri
Henry enters a baby-picture contest to raise money to buy an old jalopy. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : PENS IS PENS
18Apr53 NBC Fri
Henry mixes up everyone’s pens including a new one of his own. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
25Apr53 NBC Fri
Eye drops blur everything for Henry and Homer, even the homeliness of Mary’s friend. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
01May53 NBC Fri
Henry and Homer have a hard time trying to prevent Cousin Wilbur from telling their
girls about their new dates. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
08May53 NBC Fri
Homer becomes the piano accompanist for a girl who plays the violin as badly as he
plays the piano. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
15May53 NBC Fri
Henry has a rough time bringing home a turkey. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
22May53 NBC Fri
A letter addressed to Homer from his girl friend has actually been written by Henry. [JB]

4.xx [--] The Aldrich Family : (episode title unknown)
29May53 NBC Fri
Henry tries to persuade his sister to go to a dance with an unattractive friend of his. [JB]
(Final show of the series)
 


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