CTVA US Comedy - "Bachelor Father" (Revue/NBC) Season 3 (1959-60)

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Starring John Forsythe
Season 3 (NBC) (1959-60)
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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Moves from CBS to NBC
37 episodes NBC Thursdays 9:00 pm Eastern



3.01 [041] Bachelor Father: PETER MEETS HIS MATCH
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12403
17Sep59 NBC Thurs
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Sidney Lanfield
Guest cast:
Mari Aldon ....... Diane Lane
Jim Hong ......... Cousin Frank
Lisa Lu .......... Linda Toy
Synopsis:
When Peter falls in love the entire Gregg household suffers. Bentley
learns that Peter's lady love is employed by the neighborhood supermarket
and he offers to give him pointers on how to win the young lady's
affections. [RF]

3.02 [042] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE DOG TRAINER
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12402
24Sep59 NBC Thurs
written by William Raynor & Everett Freeman
directed by Bretaigne Windust
Guest cast:
Howard McNear ..... Cartwright
Carol Ohmart ...... Minerva Witherspoon
Pat McCaffrie ..... Chuck
Synopsis:
Kelly's dog likes munching on the neighbors' camellias. [RF]

3.03 [043] Bachelor Father: THE CASE AGAINST GISELE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12409
01Oct59 NBC Thurs
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Sidney Lanfield
Guest cast:
Gisele MacKenzie ... Herself
Ralph Brooks ....... Director

3.04 [044] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE GULLIBLE GUITARIST
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12406
08Oct59 NBC Thurs
written by Alan Lipscott & Robert Fisher
directed by Sidney Lanfield
*This episode was postponed on September 24, 1959.

3.05 [045] Bachelor Father: KELLY'S IDOL
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12412
15Oct59 NBC Thurs
written by Laurence Marks & William Raynor
directed by Bretaigne Windust
Guest cast:
Donna Douglas
Synopsis:
Kelly tries to get Howard to emulate Bentley. [RF]

3.06 [046] Bachelor Father: EAST MEETS WEST
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12407
22Oct59 NBC Thurs
written by Jerry Davis & Dave Schwartz
directed by Bretaigne Windust
Guest cast:
Bill Williams ..... Rock
Charles Horvath ... Bart
Synopsis:
Peter schemes to get a TV set in the kitchen. [RF]

3.07 [047] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND GRANDPA LING
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12414
29Oct59 NBC Thurs
written by Cynthia Lindsay & Leo Townsend
directed by Sidney Lanfield
guest cast:
Beal Wong ......... Grandpa Ling
Charles Watts ..... Judge Blandon
Helene Heigh ...... Mrs. Blandon
Synopsis:
Eccentric Grandpa Ling, a relative of Peter's comes to visit. Bentley
discovers that Grandpa has a habit of taking things he likes and leaving
an item he considers of equal value in exchange. [RF]

3.08 [048] Bachelor Father: KELLY, THE GOLD DIGGER
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12419
05Nov59 NBC Thurs
written by Mel Diamond & John Kohn
directed by Norman Abbott
Guest Cast:
Jeff Silver ....... Randy
Bek Nelson ........ Sheila
Synopsis:
Kelly develops a warped attitude about money after she has dated a
multimillionaire. To teach her a lesson, Bentley decides to play the part
of a fortune hunter. [RF]

3.09 [049] Bachelor Father: THE RESCUE OF RUFUS
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12413
12Nov59 NBC Thurs
written by Cynthia Lindsay & Leo Townsend
directed by Sidney Lanfield
Synopsis:
Bentley defends a dog in court. [RF]

3.10 [050] Bachelor Father: A KEY FOR KELLY
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12416
19Nov59 NBC Thurs
written by Alan Lipscott & Robert Fisher
directed by Sidney Lanfield
Synopsis:
Kelly tries to wheedle a house key out of Bentley. [RF]

3.11 [051] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY'S DOUBLE PLAY
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12420
26Nov59 NBC Thurs
written by Alan Lipscott & Robert Fisher
directed by Sidney Lanfield
Guest cast:
Marianne Stewart .... Miss Gunther
Linda Wong
Synopsis:
Tempers surface when Bentley directs Kelly's school play. [RF]

3.12 [052] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE BRAINY BEAUTY
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12410
03Dec59 NBC Thurs
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Sidney Lanfield
Guest cast:
Maureen Leeds ..... Rhonda
Synopsis:
A brainy beauty prescribes a more active life for Bentley. [RF]

3.13 [053] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY PLAYS CUPID
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12421
10Dec59 NBC Thurs
written by Jerry Davis & Howard Leeds
directed by Sidney Lanfield
Guest cast:
Pat McCaffrie ....... Chuck
Synopsis:
Bentley tries to marry off his secretary. [RF]

3.14 [054] Bachelor Father: KELLY'S SECRET
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12411
17Dec59 NBC Thurs
written by Martin Ragaway
directed by Bretaigne Windust
Guest cast:
Norma French ....... Miss Wilson
Hal Riddle ......... Farrow
Synopsis:
Complications develop when Kelly helps a secretly married friend. [RF]

3.15 [055] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY GOES TO WASHINGTON
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12424
24Dec59 NBC Thurs
written by Alan Lipscott & Robert Fisher
directed by Bretaigne Windust
Guest cast:
William Forrest
Synopsis:
Bentley Gregg decides to accept a job in Washington, D.C. and announces
to Kelly and Peter that they are leaving California. [RF]

3.16 [056] Bachelor Father: KELLY, THE POLITICIAN
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12404
31Dec59 NBC Thurs
written by Henry Sharp
directed by Bretaigne Windust
Guest cast:
John Eldredge
Synopsis:
Nominated for president of the Student Council, Kelly plans a hard-hitting
campaign. [RF]

3.17 [057] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY, THE GENTLEMAN FARMER
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12418
07Jan60 NBC Thurs
written by Arthur Alsberg & William Raynor
directed by Bretaigne Windust
Guest cast:
Jimmy Boyd ...... Howard Meechim
Synopsis:
After being persuaded to farm, Bentley has second thoughts about it. [RF]

3.18 [058] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE COMBO
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12405
14Jan60 NBC Thurs
written by Laurence Marks and Jerry Davis & William Raynor
directed by Sidney Miller
Guest cast:
Mary Tyler Moore
Synopsis:
Kelly informs Bentley that the high school combo, slated to play at an
upcoming dance, is sadly in need of organization. Bentley tries to
solve the problem by talking his friend Chuck into helping the orchestra.[RF]

3.19 [059] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE BARTERED BRIDE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12429
21Jan60 NBC Thurs
written by Robert Fisher & Alan Lipscott
directed by Bretaigne Windust
Guest cast:
Whitney Blake ... Iris
William Newell .. Mr. Schuster
Nora Marlowe .... Mrs. Schuster
Frances Fury .... Dolores Wong
Synopsis:
Peter receives a picture of a lovely girl from a marriage broker and
falls madly in love. [RF]

3.20 [060] Bachelor Father: THE BLONDE ISSUE
Revue-Bentley prod.
28Jan60 NBC Thurs
written by Robert Fisher & Alan Lipscott
directed by Sidney Miller
Guest cast:
Mari Aldon .......... Monica
Synopsis:
Kelly wants to bleach her hair to impress a new boy friend, but Bentley
won't allow it. Then Kelly hints that Bentley's girl friend isn't a
natural redhead. [TA]

3.21 [061] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE MAJORETTE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12417 (04Feb60 copyright date)
04Feb60 NBC Thurs
written by Dave Schwartz
directed by Sidney Miller
Guest cast:
Melinda Plowman .. Agnes
Dean Reed ........ Himself
Carl Swenson ..... Frank
Joan Tompkins .... Adelaide
Synopsis:
Kelly and her friends are practicing hard for an upcoming drum majorette
contest but Uncle Bentley notices that one of the teenagers doesn't
seem to be interested in rehersals. [TA]

[--] 11Feb60 - pre-empted for a "Project 20" repeat: "Meet Mr. Lincoln"

3.22 [062] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY, THE MODEL CITIZEN
Revue-Bentley prod.
18Feb60 NBC Thurs
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Sidney Miller
Guest cast:
Dolores Donlon .... Diane Jeremy
Harry Von Zell .... Frank Curtis
Anna May .......... Frances Fong
Elvia Allman ...... Mrs. Parkhurst
Synopsis:
A neighbor asks Bentley to join him in a protest to the city about the
location of a traffic signal. Bentley is willing until he meets a pretty
girl who favors the present location of the signal. Bentley quickly
changes tactics. [RF]

3.23 [063] Bachelor Father: THE FISHING TRIP
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP12423 (copyright date 25Feb60)
25Feb60 NBC Thurs (rerun 01Sep60)
written by Mel Diamond & Arthur Alsberg
directed by Richard Kinon
Guest cast:
Del Moore ...... Cal Mitchell
Gary Vinson .... Mike Mitchell
Milton Frome ... Bait Store Owner
Synopsis:
The fellows Bentley knows have dandy times with their sons. Why can't
Bentley make a companion out of Kelly? He decides to try. [RF]

3.24 [064] Bachelor Father: THE FORTUNE COOKIE CAPER
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12431
03Mar60 NBC Thurs
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Herb Vigran
Olan Soule
Synopsis:
Peter turns businessman by selling homemade fortune cookies to restaurants
and helping in the operation is Kelly who is acting as an assitant. [RF]

3.25 [065] Bachelor Father: KELLY AND THE COLLEGE MAN
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12425
10Mar60 NBC Thurs
written by Arthur Alsberg & Mel Diamond
directed by Ezra Stone
Guest cast:
Sally Kellerman
Barry McCrea ...... Ted Hanson
Synopsis:
Kelly's latest romance shocks Uncle Bentley after she becomes bored
with her high school friends and begins dating an older man. [RF]

3.26 [066] Bachelor Father: KELLY, THE CAREER WOMAN
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12426
17Mar60 NBC Thurs
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Earl Bellamy
Bentley's suspicious when Kelly offers to help in the office. [RF]

3.27 [067] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY'S NEW HOUSE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12401
24Mar60 NBC Thurs
written by Arthur Alsberg & Joe Quillan
directed by Bretaigne Windust

3.28 [068] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY, THE STAGE MOTHER
Revue-Bentley prod.
07Apr60 NBC Thurs
written by Robert Fisher & Alan Lipscott
directed by Norman Abbott
Guest cast:
George Ives ....... Arthur
Pamela Duncan ..... Edie
Synopsis:
Kelly gets the acting bug; Bentley, the aggravations. [RF]

3.29 [069] Bachelor Father: THE WOMAN'S ANGLE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12415
14Apr60 NBC Thurs
written by Arthur Alsberg & Joe Quillan & Keith Fowler
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Grandon Rhodes ..... Henry
Synopsis:
Kelly tries getting Bentley to treat her like an adult. [RF]

3.30 [070] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY MEETS THE PERFECT WOMAN
Revue-Bentley prod.
21Apr60 NBC Thurs
written by Robert Fisher & Alan Lipscott
directed by Norman Abbott
Guest cast:
Patricia Barry ... Melissa Trent
Sue Ane Langdon .. Kitty Marsh
Lester Matthews .. Philip Harcourt
Synopsis:
Bentley meets the perfect woman but the young lady is dubious about his
qualifications and has some interesting ideas about turning him ino the
perfect man. [RF]

3.31 [071] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE TRAVEL AGENT
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12438
28Apr60 NBC Thurs
written by Mel Diamond and Arthur Alsberg & Everett Freeman
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Harry Von Zell ... Frank Curtis
Myrna Fahey ...... Francine Pettigrew
Charles Lane ..... Pettigrew
Synopsis:
Bentley visits a travel agency and loses his head when he schedules a
resort vacation for Kelly, a visit to San Francisco for Peter and in a
final burst of inspiration, a fishing trip for a couple of friends. [RF]

3.32 [072] Bachelor Father: THE VERY FRIENDLY WITNESS
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12428
05May60 NBC Thurs
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Patricia Huston ... Elena
Pat McCaffrie ..... Chuck
Synopsis:
A witness tries to bribe Bentley. [RF]

3.33 [073] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE BLOOD BANK
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12408
12May60 NBC Thurs
written by Arthur Alsberg and Joe Quillan & Mel Diamond
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Suzanne Snyder ... Susan
Harry Von Zell ... Frank Curtis
Joyce Meadows
Synopsis:
At a Red Cross pep rally, Frank Curtis launches into a wild account of
his wartime exploits. His own story a ringing success, he decides to
create a similar aura of heroism for Bentley. [RF]

3.34 [074] Bachelor Father: A MAN OF IMPORTANCE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12443
19May60 NBC Thurs
written by Arthur Alsberg & Mel Diamond
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
J. Pat O'Malley .. Joe
Sid Melton ....... Harry
Frances Fong ..... Susie
James Hong ....... Jimmie Howe
Synopsis:
Peter decides to become a man of importance when his girlfriend gives
him the brushoff. Bentley hatches a plan to boost his ego. [RF]

3.35 [075] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE BEACH BUM
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12430
26May60 NBC Thurs
written by Arthur Alsberg & Mel Diamond
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Jimmy Boyd ....... Howard Meechim
John Yates ....... Barry Willis
Jackie Russell ... Surfer
Synopsis:
Kelly is fascinated by a young man who spends all his time at the
beach. [RF]

3.36 [076] Bachelor Father: WHERE THERE'S A WILL
Revue-Bentley prod. no. 12427
02Jun60 NBC Thurs
written by Robert Fisher & Alan Lipscott
directed by Bretaigne Windust
Guest cast:
Kip King
Synopsis:
Bentley is about to read the will to a late clients's relatives when
the lights go out. When they come on again, the will is gone. [RF]

3.37 [077] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY'S BIRTHDAY GIFT
Revue-Bentley prod.
09Jun60 NBC Thurs
written by Sam Locke & Everett Freeman
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Pat McCaffrie ...... Chuck Forrest
Nancy Valentine .... Ruth
Sue Ane Langdon .... Kitty
Murray Alper ....... Joe
Synopsis:
Kelly is stumped for an idea for Bentley's birthday gift. So a bachelor
friend of Bentley's suggests a surprise party instead - and offers to
help select the guest list from Bentley's little black book. [RF]

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Summer Reruns
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[--] 01Sep60 rerun of 3.23 "The Fishing Trip" (first aired 25Feb60)

 

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