CTVA US Comedy - "Bachelor Father" (Revue/CBS) Season 1 (1957-58)

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Starring John Forsythe
Season 1 (CBS) (1957-58)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: 
Rina Fox, Tom Alger , James Beer, Steve Jensen
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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[--]
General Electric Theater  A NEW GIRL IN HIS LIFE
(pilot for "Bachelor Father")
(proposed series title at the time was "Uncle Bentley"
26May57 CBS Sunday 9:00pm EST, original airdate
Produced by Richard Lewis
Cast:
John Forsythe ........... Bentley Gregg
Noreen Corcoran ......... Kelly Gregg
Sammee Tong ............. Peter Tong
J.D. Thonpson ........... Vicky
Barbara Darrow .......... Rita
Patricia Morrow ........ Nancy

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CBS Sundays 7:30 pm Eastern
20 episodes alternating with 
The Jack Benny Program (season 8)

1.01 Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE P.T.A.
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 801A (copyright date 01Aug57)
15Sep57 CBS Sun
written by Nate Monaster & Arthur Alsberg
directed by Jerry Hopper
Guest cast:
Sheila Ruddy ........ Angela
Madge Blake
Florida Friebus
Synopsis:
Kelly wants Bentley to become active in the PTA.

1.02 Bachelor Father: BENTLEY VERSUS THE GIRL SCOUTS
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 804A (copyright date 09Aug57)
29Sep1957 CBS Sun

written by Jerry David & Don Nelson
directed by Jerry Hopper
Guest cast:
Diane Brewster ...... Miss Hesselworth
June Blair


Synopsis:
Kelly plans to attend a weekend outing with her girl scout troupe.
Reluctantly, Bentley Gregg agrees to escourt his neice to the
meeting place, and there meets glamourous Miss Hesselworth
- Kelly's scout leader. [TA]

1.03 [--] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE LADY DOCTOR
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 805A (copyright date 19Aug57)
13Oct57 CBS Sun
written by Nate Monaster & Arthur Alsberg
directed by Jerry Hopper
Guest cast:
Mary Webster ........ Dr. Ruskin
Cheryl Miller ....... Nancy
Synopsis:
Bentley sees a psychiatrist about Kelly. [RF]

1.04 [--] Bachelor Father: DATE WITH KELLY
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 810A
05Sep57 CBS Sun (repeated 22Jun58)

written by Jerry David & Howard Leeds
directed by Jerry Hopper


Guest cast:
Shawn Smith ........ Adrian
Synopsis:
Bentley promises niece Kelly that he will take her out on real
'grownup' date. But he becomes involved with a pretty client and
forgets his promise. [RF]

1.05 [--] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE AUNTS
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 807A
10Nov57 CBS Sun
written by Nate Monaster & Arthur Alsberg
directed by Jerry Hopper
Guest cast:
Mabel Albertson ..... Martha
Synopsis:
Kelly is refused membership in a club. [RF]

1.06 [--] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE REVOLVING HOUSEKEEPER
(a.k.a. "Bentley and the Revolting Housekeeper")
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 808A
24Nov57 CBS Sun

written by Nate Monaster & Arthur Alsberg
directed by Jerry Hopper
Guest cast:
Barbara Eden ........ Patricia Robbins
Florida Friebus


Synopsis:
Concerned over Kelly's inability to take care of her belongings,
Bentley hires a housekeeper to help straighten her out. But he fails to
reckon with the resistance Kelly and Peter can put up with. [TA/RF]

1.07 [--] Bachelor Father: UNCLE BENTLEY KEEPS HIS PROMISE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 802A
08Dec57 CBS Sun (postponed from 23Sep57)

written by Jay Sommers & Don Nelson
directed by Jerry Hopper




Synopsis:
Kelly thinks her uncle is acquainted with Ronny Mann, a singing idol of
the teenage crowd. She thinks Bentley is going to invite him to a
party, she's giving. Thus leads Bentley to attempt to produce the young
singer to avoid a big let-down for Kelly. [RF]

1.08 [--] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE BABY SITTER
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 809A
22Dec57 CBS Sun
written by Nate Monaster & Arthur Alsberg
directed by Jerry Hopper
Guest cast:
Lisa Davis ........ Doris
Synopsis:
Kelly's determined to prove she's not too young to baby-sit.

1.09 [--] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE TALENT CONTEST
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 814A
05Jan58 CBS Sun
written by Nate Monaster & Arthur Alsberg
directed by Jerry Hopper


Guest cast:
Cathy Case ........ Miss Gilman
Les Tremayne
Elvia Allman

Synopsis:
Kelly enters a talent contest. [RF]

1.10 [--] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY, THE HOMEMAKER
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 819A
19Jan58 CBS Sun
Written by Nate Monaster & Arthur Alsberg
Directed by Jerry Hopper



Guest Star:
Jack Benny
Synopsis:
Bentley becomes upset when Kelly begins to spend a great deal of time
with the Fuller family. He decides to ask Jack Benny to take Kelly on
an outing, pointing out to Jack that he is Kelly's favorite comedian. [RF]

1.11 [--] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND HIS JUNIOR IMAGE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 817A
02Feb58 CBS Sun
written by Nate Monaster & Arthur Alsberg
directed by Jerry Hopper
Synopsis:
Bentley gives his permission for niece Kelly to go out on a date. Then
he learns that she plans to go out with the son of a friend of his. [RF]

1.12 [--] Bachelor Father: UNCLE BENTLEY LOANS OUT PETER
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 811A
16Feb58 CBS Sun
written by Nate Monaster & Arthur Alsberg
directed by Jerry Hopper


Maureen LeedsAutumn Russell
Henry, temporary ButlerJerry, clothes cleaner
Guest cast:
Natalie Howard ..... Liza Lane
Jackie Kelk ........ Jerry
Vince Barnett ...... Henry
Synopsis:
Bentley lends his houseboy, Peter, to a movie star. However, he finds
that Peter likes his new assignment and wants to work for the star permanently. [RF]

1.13 [--] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE SOCIAL WORKER
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 818A
02Mar58 CBS Sun
Written by Nate Monaster & Arthur Alsberg
Directed by Jerry Hopper



Synopsis:
Bentley decides to adopt Kelly.

1.14 [--] Bachelor Father: A SISTER FOR KELLY
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 820A
16Mar58 CBS Sun
written by Nate Monaster & Arthur Alsberg
directed by Jerry Hopper
Guest cast:
Catherine McLeod ... Louise
Synopsis:
Kelly decides it's high time for Uncle Bentley to get married. Thus
leads her and her friend to play matchmaker and they quickly pick a
woman for him. [RF]

1.15 [--] Bachelor Father: WAITING UP FOR KELLY
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 815A
30Mar58 CBS Sun
written by Phil Leslie
directed by Jerry Hopper



Guest cast:
Dayton Osmond ...... Jack
Synopsis:
Kelly goes out on her first real date and promises Uncle Bentley that
she will be home at a reasonable hour. But when Kelly fails to arrive
home at the proper time, Bentley decides to go looking for her. [RF]

1.16 [--] Bachelor Father: WOMAN OF THE HOUSE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 821A
13Apr58 CBS Sun
written by Nate Monaster & Arthur Alsberg
directed by Jerry Hopper
Guest cast:
Ronnie Burns ....... Himself
Jack Albertson ..... Salesman
Phil Hunt .......... Laundryman
Carol Sydes ........ Karen
Isa Ashdown ........ Linda
Pamela Baird ....... Nancy
John Hiestand ...... Mr. Richardson
Virginia Stefan .... Secretary
Synopsis:
Kelly is heartbroken when she learns that her Uncle Bentley will not
let her be hostess at a dinner party to which her idol, Ronnie Burns,
has been invited. [RF]

1.17 [--] Bachelor Father: PETER FALLS IN LOVE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 822A
27Apr58 CBS Sun
written by Nate Monaster & Arthur Alsberg
directed by Jerry Hopper
Synopsis:
Peter announces he's getting married. [RF]

1.18 [--] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY'S PROSPECTIVE SON-IN-LAW
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 823A
11May58 CBS Sun
written by Nate Monaster & Arthur Alsberg
directed by Jerry Hopper

1.19 [--] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY'S CLUBHOUSE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 824A
25May58 CBS Sun
written by Nate Monaster & Arthur Alsberg
directed by Jerry Hopper

1.20 [--] Bachelor Father: UNCLE BENTLEY AND THE MATCHMAKER
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 813A (copyright date 8Jun58)
08Jun1958 CBS Sun
written by Nate Monaster & Arthur Alsberg
directed by Jerry Hopper
Guest cast: [TA]
Mary Lawrence ........... Mrs. Browning
Freeman Lusk ............ Jefferson
Jeane Wood .............. Mrs. Jefferson
Tommy Farrell ........... Jo
Gavin Gordon ............ Townsley
Sally Fraser ............ Laurie
Justice Colt ............ Jeffery
Charles Gray ............ Frank
Judd Holdren ............ Eric
Synopsis:
Mrs. Browning thinks that it's high time that Bentley marry. She
decides to find a suitable wife for him and Bentley discovers that
there is no escape from the well meaning matchmaker's candidates for matrimony. [TA/RF]

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