CTVA US Comedy - "Bachelor Father" (Revue/CBS) Season 2 (1958-59)

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Starring John Forsythe
Season 2 (CBS) (1958-59)
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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CBS Sundays 7:30 pm Eastern
20 episodes
alternating with
 The Jack Benny Program (season 9)

2.01 [021] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE FINISHING SCHOOL
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 827A
14Sep58 CBS Sun
written by Nate Monaster & Arthur Alsberg
directed by John Newland
Guest cast:
Jack Albertson ..... Charlie Sharpe
Jean Carson ........ Winnie Sharpe
Bartlett Robinson .. Phil Coney
Keva Zajic ......... Julie Coney
Synopsis:
Bentley decides to send Kelly to a girls finishing school so that she
will acquire some polish. But Kelly doesn't like the idea at all and
enlists the aid of Peter in a plot to outwit her uncle. [RF]

2.02 [022] Bachelor Father: PARENT'S NIGHT
(aka "Cyrano De Bergerac")
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 826A
28Sep58 CBS Sun
written by Jerry Davis & Tom August
directed by John Newland
Guest cast:
Joanna Moore ........ Diane
Sondra Rodgers ...... Miss Conklin
Synopsis 1:
Kelly urges her Uncle Bentley to try out for the leading role in a
forthcoming PTA play. Bentley allows himself to be persuaded but during the
rehearsal he argues with the leading lady and walks out on the play. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Kelly volunteers Bentley for a role in the PTA play. [RF]

2.03 [023] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY LEADS A DOG'S LIFE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 838A
12Oct58 CBS Sun
written by Ben Starr & Arthur Alsberg
directed by John Newland
Guest cast:
Gavin Gordon
Synopsis:
Bentley's plans for a weekend vacation run into an unexpected snag. He
has made arrangements to place Kelly's dog, Jasper, in a kennel during
their short holiday, but Jasper runs away. [RF]

2.04 [024] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE TEENAGE SIREN
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 834A (26Oct58 copyright date)
26Oct1958 CBS Sun
Guest cast:
Jenny Maxwell ....... Valerie
Synopsis:
Kelly loses her self-confidence when a teenage siren at school makes
a vivid impression on the boys. Bentley Gregg tries to help Kelly feel
that she's attractive, too. [TA]

2.05 [025] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY & PETER'S TEACHER
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 829A
09Nov58 CBS Sun (Rerun 16Jul59 NBC Thur)
Written by Laurence Marks & Milton Pascal
Directed by John Newland
Guest cast:
Jenifer Lea ......... Miss Sears
Jack Petruzzi ....... Carlo
Synopsis:
Peter enrolls in school to improve his English. [RF]
Synopsis:
Bentley Gregg's houseboy Peter enrolls in high school in an attempt to improve his English. Bentley,
who tries to help Peter, is impressed by the pretty teacher in charge of Peter's class. [JB]

2.06 [026] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE WEDDING BELLS
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 832A
23Nov58 CBS Sun
written by Nate Monaster & Arthur Alsberg
directed by John Newland
Guest cast:
Jane Withers ....... Lucille
Synopsis:
A client's wife tries to match her daughter and Bentley. [RF]

2.07 [027] Bachelor Father: KELLY'S MAD CRUSH
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 839A
07Dec58 CBS Sun
written by Ben Starr & Arthur Alsberg
directed by John Newland
Synopsis:
Kelly gets a crush on Ronnie Burns and talks of nothing else. Kelly's
boy friend doesn't like this turn of events one bit and even considers
Bentley, partly to blame. [RF]

2.08 [028] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY'S BIG CASE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 831A
21Dec58 CBS Sun
written by Nate Monaster & Arthur Alsberg
directed by John Newland
Guest cast:
Olan Soule
Synopsis:
Bentley defends a client in a case against Peter.

2.09 [029] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY'S ECONOMY WAVE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 833A (4Jan59 copyright date)
04Jan1959 CBS Sun
Synopsis:
Bentley decides to place the household on a stringent budget, but
with very unhappy results. [TA]

2.10 [030] Bachelor Father: DECISIONS, DECISIONS
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 835A
18Jan59 CBS Sun
written by Jerry Davis & Tom August
directed by John Newland
Guest cast:
Joel Crothers ....... Richard
Synopsis:
Kelly's torn between prospective dates to the prom. [RF]

2.11 [031] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE KLEPTOMANIC
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 828A
01Feb59 CBS Sun
written by Laurence Marks & Milton Pascal
directed by John Newland
Guest cast:
Joan Vohs .......... Elaine
Jimmy Boyd ......... Howard
Synopsis:
Kelly decides to give Bentley something to worry about. [RF]

2.12 [032] Bachelor Father: A PHONE FOR KELLY
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 841A
15Feb59 CBS Sun
written by Ben Starr & Arthur Alsberg
directed by Bretaigne Windust
Guest cast:
Mabel Forrest
Synopsis:
Bentley starchly refuses Kelly's plea for a second telephone in the
house but Kelly is determined to make him change his mind. [RF]

2.13 [033] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY THE STAR MAKER
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 830A
01Mar59 CBS Sun (Rerun 27Aug59 NBC Thur)
written by Nate Monaster & Arthur Alsberg
directed by John Newland
Guest cast:
Jimmy Boyd ......... Howard Meechim
Joan Vohs .,,,,,,,.. Elaine
Synopsis:
Kelly's boyfriend, Howard is always hanging around and Bentley reasons that if Howard's singing
career took up more of his time, Bentley would see less of him. So Bentley decides to give Howard's
career a push. [RF/JB]

2.14 [034] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY, THE PROUD FATHER
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 845A
15Mar59 CBS Sun
written by Ben Starr & Arthur Alsberg
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Norma French ........ Pat
Carl Crow
Synopsis:
Bentley feels that Kelly should be more popular with the boys. He decides
to change her personality and campaigns to have her named queen of
the carnival. [RF]

2.15 [035] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY'S AUNT CAROLINE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 836A
29Mar59 CBS Sun
written by Ben Starr & Arthur Alsberg
directed by John Newland
Guest cast:
Lurene Tuttle ...... Aunt Caroline
Charles Wade ....... Grant
Synopsis:
Concerned over Kelly's lack of discipline, Bentley decides she needs a
woman's guidance. He sends for his Aunt Caroline, but her arrival only
complicates Bentley's problem. [RF]

2.16 [036] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY, MAN OF STEEL
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 846A
12Apr59 CBS Sun
written by Jerry Davis & Tom August
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Mari Aldon ......... Julie
Synopsis:
Bentley succumbs to the charms of a lovely girl who operates a health
club. He is so impressed that he starts exercising with bar-bells and
eating health foods, hoping to capture the young lady's admiration. [RF]

2.17 [037] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE MOTORCYCLE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 842A
26Apr59 CBS Sun
written by Ben Starr & Arthur Alsberg
directed by Don Taylor
guest cast:
Jimmy Boyd ......... Howard Meechim
John Hart
Synopsis:
Bentley arranges for Kelly to go on a steady date with Howard, but much to his chagrin, she goes out
with a juvenile delinquent named Mike Brinckerhoff instead. For you see, earlier in the day, Mike on
his motorcycle nearly ran Bentley off the road. [JB]

2.18 [038] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY, THE ORGANIZER
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 843A (copyright date 10May59)
10May59 CBS Sun
written by Ben Starr & Arthur Alsberg
directed by Don Taylor

2.19 [039] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE BEAUTY CONTEST
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 844A (copyright date 24May59)
24May1959 CBS Sun
written by Jerry Davis and Arthur Alsberg & Ben Starr
directed by Bretaigne Windust
Guest Cast:
Pat McCaffrie ........ Chuck
Suzanne Lloyd ........ Alcia
Tina Minard ....... Duenna
Synopsis:
Bentley takes an avid interest in a beautiful Peruvian girl and helps
her win a talent contest. But he encounters unexpected complications
in his campaign to woo her. [TA]

2.20 [040] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY, THE HERO
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 840A
07Jun59 CBS Sun
Written by Ben Starr & Arthur Alsberg
Directed by Don Taylor
Synopsis:
A girl who has her heart set on breaking into pictures decides that Bentley Gregg is the man to help her.
The girl begins by pretending to drown so that Bentley can save her. [JB]

Next Season (1959-60)  "Bachelor Father" moves to NBC Thursdays

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Summer 1959 - Reruns on NBC Thursdays
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[--] 16Jul59 NBC Thurs - Rerun of #2.05 "Bentley and Peter's Teacher" (from 9Nov58) [JB]

[--] 27Aug59 NBC Thurs - Rerun of #2.13 " Bentley, The Star Maker (from 13Mar59) [JB]



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