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Starring John Forsythe
Season 4 (NBC) (1960-61)
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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40 episodes NBC Thursdays 9:00 pm Eastern

4.01 [078] Bachelor Father: JASPER THE SECOND
Revue-Bentley prod. (copyright date 15Sep60)
15Sep60 NBC Thur
written by Everett Freeman
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Stanley Adams .... Sam Humber
Dennis Holmes .... Cecil Curtis
David McMahon .... Policeman
Synopsis:
Lovable old Jasper is gone, so Kelly and Peter want another dog. But
Bentley doesn't feel lovable - he says no. [RF]

4.02 [079] Bachelor Father: KELLY LEARNS TO DRIVE
Revue-Bentley prod.
22Sep60 NBC Thur (rerun 29Jun61)
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Jimmy Boyd .......... Howard
Sue Ane Langdon ..... Kitty
Elaine Davis ........ Miss Mortenson
Synopsis:
Bentley promises to teach Kelly to drive. But even before the first
lesson, the car is smashed. [RF]

4.03 [082] Bachelor Father: TRIAL SEPARATION
Revue-Bentley prod.
29Sep60 NBC Thur

Trial Separation - part 1/3
Trial Separation - part 2/3
Trial Separation - part 3/3

written by Robert Fisher & Alan Lipscott
directed by Earl Bellamy
Synopsis:
Peter decides to leave the Greggs. [RF]

4.04 [083] Bachelor Father: MYSTERY WITNESS
Revue-Bentley prod.
06Oct60 NBC Thur
written by Lou Derman
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest Cast:
Ted de Corsia ........ Mike
Synopsis:
A witness to Kelly's auto accident refuses to testify. [RF]

4.05 [084] Bachelor Father: A CRUSH ON BENTLEY
Revue-Bentley prod.
13Oct60 NBC Thur (13Oct60 copyright date)

A Crush on Bentley - part 1
A Crush on Bentley - part 2
A Crush on Bentley - part 3
Written by Everett Freeman
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest Cast:
Linda Evanstad ....... Liz McGavin
Frank Wilcox ......... Ben McGavin
Synopsis:
She's the daughter of a man Bentley's representing in a divorce case,
and when he goes to a mountain resort to prepare his brief, she
follows him. [TA]

4.06 [085] Bachelor Father: PETER GETS JURY DUTY
Revue-Bentley prod.
20Oct1960 NBC Thur (20Oct60 copyright date)

Peter Gets Jury Notice - part 1/3
Peter Gets Jury Notice - part 2/3
Peter Gets Jury Notice - part 3/3
written by Everett Freeman & Danny Simon
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Lisa Lu .............. Linda
Richard Collier ...... Horace Mayberry
Robert Carson ........ Judge Blandon
Synopsis:
"Peter Gets Jury Duty" for one of Bentley's cases and because of their
relationship, Bentley has to excuse him. But Peter is upset: he wanted
to help win the case. [TA]

4.07 [086] Bachelor Father: HILDA THE JEWEL
Revue-Bentley prod. no.
27Oct60 NBC Thur (rerun 03Aug61)

Hilda the Jewel - part 1/3
Hilda the Jewel - part 2/3
Hilda the Jewel - part 3/3
written by Mel Diamond & Lou Derman
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Kathleen Freeman ..... Hilda
Kathy Marlowe ........ Sherry Johnson
Byron Morrow ......... Mr. Anderson
Synopsis:
Intending to get his girlfriend a job as his assistant, Peter pretends
to be overwhelmed with work. Bentley falls for the scheme - up to a
point. He hires a client's maid named Hilda. [RF]

4.08 [087] Bachelor Father: IT HAPPENS IN NOVEMBER
Revue-Bentley prod. no.
03Nov1960 NBC Thur (07Sep60 copyright date)
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Kathleen Hughes ...... Pat Larchmont
Pat McCaffrie ........ Chuck Forrest
Elvia Allman ......... Mrs. Hoagworthy
Synopsis:
Bentley's zeal in offering his services on the election board is
motivated less by patriotism than by his encounter with Pat Larchmont. [TA]

4.09 [088] Bachelor Father: HOW TO CATCH A MAN
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 12468
10Nov60 NBC Thur
written by Mel Diamond & Mel Tolkin
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Greta Thyssen ....... Paula
Jimmy Hawkins ....... Dennis
Milton Frome
Synopsis:
Bentley shows Kelly how to catch a man. [RF]

4.10 [089] Bachelor Father: KELLY, THE MATCHMAKER
Revue-Bentley prod.
17Nov60 NBC Thur (26Aug60 copyright date)
written by Mel Diamond & Arthur Alsberg
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Mike Mazurki
Synopsis:
Kelly not only plays Cupid for her schoolmates but wants Uncle Bentley
to date her math teacher. [RF]

4.11 [090] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY CRACKS THE WHIP
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 12475
24Nov60 NBC Thur
written by Robert Fisher & Alan Lipscott
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Beal Wong .......... Grandpa Ling
Sid Melton ......... Harry
Synopsis:
Kelly is put on a strict allowance. [RF]

4.12 [091] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE BIG BOARD
Revue-Bentley prod.
01Dec60 NBC Thur
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Mary Tyler Moore ..... Joanne Sutton
Cheryl Holdridge ..... Lila
Neil Hamilton ........ Richard J. Sutton
Synopsis:
On Bentley's advice, Peter invests money in the stock market but as
soon as he does, the bottom drops out of the market. [RF]

4.13 [092] Bachelor Father: DEAR BENTLEY
Revue-Bentley prod.
15Dec60 NBC Thur
written by Robert Fisher & Alan Lipscott
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Vito Scotti ......... Nico
Joan O'Brien ........ Janice McCleary
Synopsis:
Kelly is coming up in the world when she begins working on a column of
advice on teenage problems. Bentley thinks she's a little presumptious
because Kelly has her own problems. [RF]

4.14 [093] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE LOST CHORD
Revue-Bentley prod.
22Dec60 NBC Thur
written by Danny Simon
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Alvy Moore
Jimmy Boyd .......... Howard
Jewell Lain ......... Carole Smith
Paul Dubov .......... Don Wheeler
Synopsis:
TV producer Don Wheeler overhears Peter humming a tune while testing a
new vacuum cleaner. Peter wants the vacuum cleaner, but Wheeler wants
the tune for the theme of his TV series. [RF/J. Beer]

4.15 [094] Bachelor Father: GINGER'S BIG ROMANCE
Revue-Bentley prod. TP 12470
29Dec60 NBC Thur
written by Ralph Goodman & Keith Fowler
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Billy Gray ......... David
Synopsis:
Ginger tries to get a boy to notice her. [RF]

4.16 [095] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY THE ANGEL
Revue-Bentley prod. TP 12480
05Jan61 NBC Thur
written by Robert Fisher & Alan Lipscott
directed by Earl Bellamy

4.17 [096] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE WOODPECKER
Revue-Bentley prod. TP 12476
12Jan61 NBC Thur
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Earl Bellamy
Synopsis:
Bentley complains to the police about a woodpecker. [RF]

4.18 [097] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY GOES TO EUROPE
Revue-Bentley prod.
19Jan61 NBC Thur airdate/copyright date
written by Keith Fowler & Everett Freeman
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Beal Wong ........... Grandpa Ling
Howard Wendell ...... Daniels
Synopsis:
A movie producer named Daniels has a problem with his director in
Italy, so he wants Bentley to take the trip. [RF]

4.19 [098] Bachelor Father: THE GREGGS IN ROME
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 12469
26Jan61 NBC Thur airdate/copyright date
Written by Everett Freeman & Keith Fowler
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Ben Astar .......... Bartolo Frascati
Peter Leeds
Synopsis:
Bentley's been sent to Rome to find out why the film being directed by
Bartolo Frascati is behind schedule. In the Eternal City, he discovers
that Frascati is the artistic type - works one day and thinks the next. [RF]

4.20 [099] Bachelor Father: THE GREGGS IN LONDON
Revue-Bentley prod.
02Feb61 NBC Thur
written by William Raynor & Myles Wilder
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Laurie Main ........ Beecham
Pamela Light
Synopsis:
The house isn't big enough for Peter and the new butler. [RF]

4.21 [100] Bachelor Father: THE GREGGS IN PARIS
Revue-Bentley prod.
16Feb61 NBC Thur
written by Howard Leeds
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Daniele Aubry ..... Janine
Fritz Feld ........ Maitre D'
Synopsis:
The Greggs tour the Louvre. [RF]

4.22 [101] Bachelor Father: ENCORE IN PARIS
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 12478
23Feb61 NBC Thur (rerun 27Jul61)
Written by Robert Pirosh
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Marc Cavell ....... Machmood
Alan Hewitt ....... Youssuf
Daniele de Metz ... Babette Dupree
June Kim .......... Sum Toy
Synopsis:
Machmood, the serious-minded brother of Bentley's friend Youssuf, takes
Kelly on the town. Very impressed with the young lady, he proposes
marriage. [RF]

4.23 [102] Bachelor Father: THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 12479
02Mar61 NBC Thur
Written by William Raynor & Myles Wilder
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Jimmy Boyd ........ Howard Meechim
Harry Von Zell .... Frank Curtis
Cathleen Cordell .. Mildred Curtis
Mari Aldon ........ Julie Sades
Sid Melton ........ Harry
Synopsis:
The Greggs are back from their trip to European tour but they still
have that continental air. As if that isn't enough, Bentley has reels of
movies of the trip. [RF]

4.24 [103] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY SWIMS UPSTREAM
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 12486
09Mar61 NBC Thurs
Written by Robert Fisher & Alan Lipscott
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Patricia Barry .... Lisa Trent
Jimmy Boyd ........ Howard
Lester Mathews .... Harcourt
Synopsis:
Bentley temporarily abandons his legal practice for fish peddling.
Lovely Lisa Trent uses a lucre lure to snare his help in her advertising
firm's campaign - on behalf of a salmon merchant. [RF]

4.25 [104] Bachelor Father: A MAN AMONG MEN
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 12483
16Mar61 NBC Thurs
Written by William Raynor & Myles Wilder
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Joby Baker ........ Biff Merideth
Jimmy Boyd ........ Howard
Synopsis:
Biff Merideth, the center on the school basketball team, can score
everywhere but in the classroom. In the spirit of brotherly love Howard
decides to tutor Biff, but has some second thoughts when Biff starts
scoring with Kelly. [RF]

4.26 [105] Bachelor Father: PETER'S CHINA DOLL
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 12485
23Mar61 NBC Thur
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Ginny Tiu .......... Lily
Synopsis:
A con man talks Peter into buying a child. [RF]

4.27 [106] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE COUNTERSPY
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 12490
30Mar61 NBC Thur
written by Robert Fisher & Alan Lipscott
directed by Earl Bellamy
Synopsis:
Howard shocks everyone by volunteering for the Army. [RF]

4.28 [107] Bachelor Father: PETER PLAYS CUPID
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 12481
06Apr61 NBC Thur
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Jeanne Bal ......... Suzanne
Vito Scotti
Synopsis:
Peter plays Cupid for his teacher and Bentley. [RF]

4.29 [108] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE GREAT DEBATE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 12467
13Apr61 NBC Thur
Written by Charles Marion
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Ryan O'Neal ........ Marty Braden
Raymond Bailey ..... David Harper
Synopsis:
High school students, led by debater Marty Braden, demand that basketball
coach David Harper be sacked because of the team's poor showing. [RF]

4.30 [109] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE NATURE GIRL
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 12488
20Apr61 NBC Thur
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Andra Martin ....... Angela Murdock
Del Moore .......... Cal Mitchell
Pat McCaffrie ...... Chuck Forrest
Synopsis:
Bentley develops a sudden interest in nature when he catches a glimpse
of bird watcher Angela Murdock. But now he'll have to prove his
interest - Angela invites him to a meeting of the ornithological society. [RF]

4.31 [110] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY'S MAD FRIENDS
Revue-Bentley prod.
27Apr61 NBC Thur
Written by Keith Fowler & Everett Freeman
Directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Joe Flynn .......... Walt Tatum
Pat McCaffrie ...... Chuck Forrest
Synopsis:
Bentley patches up the Tatums' tense martial situation by suggesting
they penalize themselves every time they lose their tempers. Returning
home, he's treated to a display of rage right under his own roof - and
decides the Gregg household had better apply the system as well. [RF]

4.32 [111] Bachelor Father: HILDA RIDES AGAIN
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 12487
04May61 NBC Thur
written by Robert Fisher & Alan Lipscott
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Fredd Wayne
Gene Roth
Synopsis:
Chaos reigns when the maid revamps the Gregg household. [RF]

4.33 [112] Bachelor Father: KELLY'S CHARGE ACCOUNT
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 12491
11May61 NBC Thur
written by Robert Fisher & Alan Lipscott
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Evelyn Scott ....... Adelaide
Del Moore .......... Cal
Synopsis:
Kelly persuades Bentley to let her open a charge account. [RF]

4.34 [113] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY BUILDS A POOL
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 12477
18May61 NBC Thur
written by Robert Fisher & Alan Lipscott
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Tommy Farrell

4.35 [114] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY SLAYS A DRAGON
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 12489
25May61 NBC Thur
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Earl Bellamy
Synopsis:
Peter tries to develop a new personality. [RF]

4.36 [115] Bachelor Father: A FAVOR FOR BENTLEY
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 12492
01Jun61 NBC Thur
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Adele Mara ......... Gloria
Charles Watts
Synopsis:
Either Bentley or Peter must give up a date to baby-sit with Kelly. [RF]

4.37 [116] Bachelor Father: KELLY GETS A JOB
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 12482
08Jun61 NBC Thur
written by Alan Lipscott
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Lawrence Dobkin ..... Barney
Synopsis:
Kelly's latest craze: modeling. [RF]

4.38 [117] Bachelor Father: KELLY'S TANGLED WEB
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 12474
15Jun61 NBC Thur
written by John Elliotte
directed by Earl Bellamy
Synopsis:
Kelly and Bentley try fibbing their way out of dates. [RF]

4.39 [118] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY'S BARBECUE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 12471
22Jun61 NBC Thur
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Jimmy Boyd ........ Howard
Del Moore ......... Cal Mitchell
Olan Soule ........ Bostwick

4.40 [119] Bachelor Father: DROP THAT CALORIE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 12493
06Jul61 NBC Thur
written by Robert Fisher & Alan Lipscott
directed by Earl Bellamy
Synopsis:
Kelly's calorie counting. [RF]

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Summer Reruns
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[--] 27Jul61 rerun of 4.22 "Encore in Paris" (first aired 23Feb61)
[--] 03Aug61 rerun of 4.09 "Hilda the Jewel" (first aired 27Oct60)


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