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Starring John Forsythe
Season 5 (ABC) (1961-62)
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 NBC to ABC for the Final season
40 episodes ABC Tuesdays 8:00 pm Eastern

5.01 [120] Bachelor Father: KELLY'S GRADUATION
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15601
21Sep61 (NBC Thurs Amarillo 8:00 last show in this time period, which
starts its new season on ABC Tuesday Oct 3, at 7:30pm.)
written by Robert Fisher & Alan Lipscott
directed by Earl Bellamy
Synopsis:
Kelly's graduation from high school is coming up, and Uncle Bentley has
decided not to interfere with her plans in any way. [RF]

5.02 [121] Bachelor Father: THE KING'S ENGLISH
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15607
03Oct61 ABC Tue (09Oct61 CBS Mon Milwaukee WI)
written by Dan Beaumont
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Anna Shin ........... Rosie Sue Ming
Joey Faye ........... Gino
Synopsis:
Bentley can't seem to get a hot evening meal any more. Peter's taking
one night off a week for night school. [RF]
*Note: TVGuide has this listed as the first episode of the new season.

5.03 [120] Bachelor Father: RUSH WEEK
Revue-Bentley prod.
10Oct61 ABC Tue
written by Ken Lenard & Jess Carneol
directed by Gregg Garrison
Guest cast:
Lisa Gaye .......... Cordelia
Synopsis:
Kelly and Ginger have made a pact to join the same college sorority -
but each is being rushed by a different house. [RF]

5.04 [121] Bachelor Father: KELLY AND THE FREETHINKER
Revue-Bentley prod.
17Oct61 ABC Tue (23Oct61 NBC Mon Amarillo, Tx 6:30pm)
written by Sheridan Gibney
directed by John Newland
Guest cast:
Charles Robinson ..... Steve Wallace
Synopsis:
The student philosopher Steve Wallace says the world is a fantasy
created by our senses and Kelly begins to believe him. [RF]

5.05 [122] Bachelor Father: A PARTY FOR PETER
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15608
24Oct61 ABC Tue (30Oct61 NBC Mon Amarillo, Tx 6:30pm)
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Frankie Laine ...... Himself
Jerry Fujikawa ..... Arthur Wing
Tsurko Kobayashi ... Helen
Synopsis:
Peter wants to make a hit with a girl named Helen who's a Frankie Laine
fan. [RF]

5.06 [123] Bachelor Father: NEVER STEAL AN OWL
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15603
31Oct61 ABC Tue
written by Frank Gill & George Carlton Brown
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Alan Reed Jr. ...... Tod
Jimmy Boyd ......... Howard
Charlotte Stewart .. Maybelle
Willis Bouchey ..... Dean Westbrook
Synopsis:
Bentley has just been doused with whitewash during a visit to Kelly's
campus, and it leaves him with a dim view of college pranks. [RF]

5.07 [124] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY'S CATERED AFFAIR
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15606
07Nov61 ABC Tue
written by Robert Fisher & Alan Lipscott
directed by Earl Bellamy
Synopsis:
Kelly schemes to get her own car. [RF]

5.08 [125] Bachelor Father: THE HOUSE AT SMUGGLER'S COVE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15631
14Nov61 ABC Tue
written by Calvin Clements and Dick Conway & Roland MacLane
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Elizabeth Allen .... Marilyn
William E. Green ... Purvis
Synopsis:
Bentley spends a spooky night in a client's haunted house. [RF]

5.09 [126] Bachelor Father: PETER'S PUNCTURED WEDDING
Revue-Bentley prod.
21Nov61 ABC Tue
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Judy Dan ........... Lu San Lo
Victor Sen Yung .... Charlie
Synopsis:
Peter tries to get out of a marriage contract. [RF]

5.10 [127] Bachelor Father: STAR LIGHT, STAR NOT SO BRIGHT
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15610
28Nov61 ABC Tue
written by Ray Allen & Jim Allen
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Vito Scotti
Bentley's client tries to interest him in astrology. [RF]

5.11 [128] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE TIME CLOCK
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15604
05Dec61 ABC Tue
written by Glenn Wheaton & Elroy Schwartz
directed by Earl Bellamy

5.12 [129] Bachelor Father: BIRTH OF A SONG
(aka A Song Is Born)
Revue-Bentley prod.
12Dec61 ABC Tue
written by Robert Fisher & Alan Lipscott
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Patti Page ....... Penny Patterson
Synopsis
Recording artist Penny Patterson needs Bentley's help to break her
contract legally then doesn't seem to be in a hurry. [RF]

5.13 [130] Bachelor Father: DECK THE HALLS
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15636
19Dec61 ABC Tue
written by Ray Allen & Jim Allen
directed by Stanley Z. Cherry
Guest cast:
Joey Faye ......... Danny
Sally Mansfield ... Connie
Len Winrib ........ Clerk
Synopsis:
Bentley is planning a different kind of Christmas. He's tells Kelly and
Peter to donate the money they would ordinarily spend on gifts to
charity. [RF]

5.14 [131] Bachelor Father: THE LAW AND KELLY GREGG
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15602
26Dec61 ABC Tue
written by Ray Allen & Jim Allen
directed by Stanley Z. Cherry
Guest cast:
Bill Bixby ......... Paul Wainwright
Elizabeth Allen .... Madelaine Wainwright
Sally Mansfield .... Connie
Synopsis:
Kelly isn't sure what she wants to be. An aptitude test indicates she
has a talent for journalism. [RF]

5.15 [132] Bachelor Father: HOW TO THROW YOUR VOICE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15615
02Jan62 ABC Tue
written by Shirley Gordon
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Jimmy Boyd ......... Howard
Bobby Hyatt ........ Ernest
Mary Mitchell ...... Lorna
Synopsis:
Kelly teaches Howard ventriloquism. [RF]

5.16 [133] Bachelor Father: KELLY, THE YES MAN
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15625
09Jan62 ABC Tue
written by Ben Starr & Dan Beaumont
directed by Stanley Z. Cherry
Guest cast:
Leslie Parrish ..... Kim
Synopsis:
Kelly campaigns for class vice president. [RF]

5.17 [134] Bachelor Father: GOLD IN THEM HILLS
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15633
16Jan62 ABC Tue
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Frank Sully
Synopsis:
Peter learns that land he bought is in a ghost town. [RF]

5.18 [135] Bachelor Father: HOW HOWARD WON HIS "C"
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15638
23Jan62 ABC Tue
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Fredd Wayne
Synopsis:
Howard looks for a way to win his letter in athletics. [RF]

5.19 [136] Bachelor Father: PINCH THAT PENNY
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15634
30Jan62 ABC Tue
written by Robert Fisher & Alan Lipscott
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson

5.20 [137] Bachelor Father: BLOSSOM COMES TO VISIT
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15611
06Feb62 ABC Tue
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Earl Bellamy

5.21 [138] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY AND THE HOMEBODY
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15632
13Feb62 ABC Tue
written by Robert Fisher & Alan Lipscott
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Maureen Arthur ..... Martha
Synopsis:
Bentley is looking forward to meeting a new neighbor.[RF]

5.22 [139] Bachelor Father: SUMMER ROMANCE
Revue-Bentley prod.
20Feb62 ABC Tue
written by Sheridan Gibney
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Gary Clarke ........ Bruce
Synopsis:
Kelly has a summer romance while working at Yellowstone Park. [RF]

5.23 [140] Bachelor Father: THE HONG KONG SUIT
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15626
27Feb62 ABC Tue
written by Hannibal Coons & Charles Marion
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Jay Jostyn ......... Mr. Grandville
Victor Sen Yung .... Charlie
Anne Whitfield ..... Cynthia Grandville
Synopsis:
Kelly wants to get something special and inexpensive for Bentley's
birthday. [RF]

5.24 [141] Bachelor Father: WILL SUCCESS SPOIL JASPER?
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15629
06Mar62 ABC Tue
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Hollingsworth Morse
Guest cast:
George N. Neise
Synopsis:
Lassie beware! Jasper's a movie star. [RF]

5.25 [142] Bachelor Father: STRICTLY BUSINESS
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15628
13Mar62 ABC Tue
written by Larry Williams and Maggie Williams & Dan Beaumont
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Marcia Henderson .... Constance
Beal Wong ........... Grandpa
Synopsis:
Bentley squabbles with the Internal Revenue Service. [RF]

5.26 [143] Bachelor Father: ON THE OLD CAMP GROUND
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15616
20Mar62 ABC Tue
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Abby Berlin
Guest cast:
Del Moore ........... Cal
Synopsis:
Vacation dilemma: everyone has a different idea where to go. [RF]

5.27 [144] Bachelor Father: A VISIT TO THE BERGENS
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15643
27Mar62 ABC Tue
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Edgar Bergen ....... Himself

5.28 [145] Bachelor Father: THE RICHEST CAT
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15645
03Apr62 ABC Tue
written by Sloan Nibley
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Del Moore ........ Cal
Synopsis:
Chaos begins when a family of cats invades the basement. [RF]

5.29 [146] Bachelor Father: THE TWAIN SHALL MEET
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15609 (copyright date 9Mar62)
10Apr62 ABC Tue
written by Robert Fisher & Alan Lipscott
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Frank Bank ....... Jim Estabrook
Benson Fong ...... Mr. Chang
Guy Lee .......... Kim
Gordon Kee ....... Leo Toy
Caroline Kido .... Mei Lan
Synopsis:
When a Chinese tradition keeps Mei Lan from seeing her boyfriend Leo
Toy, Kelly and Peter try to arrange a secret meeting for the young couple
- right under disapproving Bentley's nose. [RF]

5.30 [147] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY GOES TO BAT
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15622
17Apr62 ABC Tue
directed by Earl Bellamy
Synopsis:
Kelly has a problem with a friend whose one interest is baseball. [RF]

5.31 [148] Bachelor Father: KELLY'S ENGAGEMENT
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15644
24Apr62 ABC Tue
written by William Raynor & Myles Wilder
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Aron Kincaid ........ Warren
David Lewis ......... Horace
Synopsis:
Kelly and Warren get engaged. [RF]

5.32 [149] Bachelor Father: KELLY, THE HOME EXECUTIVE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15642
01May62 ABC Tue
written by Ray Allen and Jim Allen & Mel Diamond
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Aron Kincaid ........ Warren
Neil Hamilton ....... Mr. Reynolds
Synopsis:
Kelly wants Warren to handle her business affairs. [RF]

5.33 [150] Bachelor Father: BLOSSOM TIME AT THE GREGGS
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15641
08May62 ABC Tue
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Hollingsworth Morse
Synopsis:
Peter runs for president of his lodge. [RF]

5.34 [151] Bachelor Father: WHAT MEN DON'T KNOW
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15646
15May62 ABC Tue
written by Frank Gill & George Carlton Brown
directed by Hollingsworth Morse
Guest cast:
Joanna Barnes
Martin Braddock ...... Glenn
Aron Kincaid ......... Warren
Synopsis:
Bentley gets manipulated by a she-devil. [RF]

5.35 [152] Bachelor Father: MARRY THY NEIGHBOUR
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15648
22May62 ABC Tue
Guest cast:
Suzanne Lloyd
Fredd Wayne .......... Roger
Nancy Hsueh .......... Su-Lin
Synopsis:
Bentley schemes to meet the new neighbor. [RF]

5.36 [153] Bachelor Father: BENTLEY TAKES IT EASY
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15635
29May62 ABC Tue
written by Si Rose & Seaman Jacobs
directed by Earl Bellamy
Synopsis:
Kelly thinks Uncle Bentley is overworked. She convinces him that he
ought to take a rest and let Warren handle things at the office. [RF]

5.37 [154] Bachelor Father: BOYS WILL BE
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15627
05Jun62 ABC Tue
written by Kay Leonard & Jess Carneol & Larry Rhine
directed by Earl Bellamy

5.38 [155] Bachelor Father: DIVIDED HOUSE
(aka A House Divided)
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15649
12Jun62 ABC Tue
written by Mel Diamond
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Aron Kincaid ....... Warren
Synopsis:
Warren's preparing a lawsuit against his father's company. [RF]

5.39 [156] Bachelor Father: PETER, THE MEDICINE MAN
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15605
19Jun62 ABC Tue
written by Larry Rhine & Everett Freeman
directed by Earl Bellamy
Guest cast:
Cherylene Lee ...... Blossom
John Gabriel ....... Dr. Bellamy
Parley Baer
Synopsis:
Peter dispenses medical advice to anyone who will or won't listen. [RF]

5.40 [157] Bachelor Father: CURFEW SHALL NOT RING TONIGHT (final episode)
Revue-Bentley prod. no. TP 15637
26Jun62 ABC Tue
written by Robert Fisher & Alan Lipscott
directed by Earl Bellamy
Synopsis:
Bentley's strict curfew prompts Kelly to move out. [RF]

 
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