CTVA US Comedy - "The Brothers" (Desilu/CBS)  (1956-57) starring Gale Gordon, Bob Sweeney

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The Brothers (1956-57)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, New York
Jim Brent (synopses - most eps)
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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THE BROTHERS
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Dallad Productions, Inc. (from pilot)
in association with CBS Television
Filmed by Desilu
for
CBS (Tuesdays 8:30 PM EST)
Produced by Edward H. Feldman

US comedy series 1956-57 26 episodes x 30 min bw
(02Oct56-07Sep57)
starring
Gale Gordon as Harvey Box
Bob Sweeney as Gilmore "Gilly" Box
Co-Starring:
Nancy Hadley as Marilee Dorf (Gilly's girlfriend)
Oliver Blake as Carl Dorf (Marilee's father)
Barbara Billingsley as Barbara (Howard's girlfriend)

Ann Morriss as Dr. Margaret Kleeb
Frank Orth as Capt. Sam Box #1 (the brothers' father)
Howard McNear as Capt. Sam Box #2 (the brothers' father)
Robin Hughes as Barrington Steel
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Mary Lansing as Hazel
Rodney Bell as Lester

Premise:
Two brothers run a photography studio in San Francisco.

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CBS Tuesdays 8:30 PM Eastern
 
[01] The Brothers: GILLY'S BIRTHDAY
2Oct56 CBS Tue
Plans for celebrating Gilmore’s birthday are upset when Harvey announces
he has to go bowling. His team is having a championship meet, and he doesn’t
want to let others down. [JB]

[02] The Brothers: DORF'S PHOTO MACHINE
9Oct56 CBS Tue
With the fleet due in San Francisco, Harvey and Gilmore concoct a scheme
to insure a financial killing. Their plotting only leads to trouble with
the dry-cleaning establishment next door. [JB]

[03] The Brothers: RENTING THE ATTIC (pilot episode) [UCLA]
(c) Copyright date on film: 1956
16Oct56 CBS Tue [JK] / 02Oct56 [UCLA] (conflicitng info - UCLA wrong?)
producer, Edward Feldman
director, Hy Averback
writers, Bill Davenport, Burty Styler, Albert Lewin.
film Editors, Dann Cahn, Bud S. Isaacs
director of photography, Robert de Grasse;
music, Wilbur Hatch.
Starring:
Gale Gordon (Harvey Box); Bob Sweeney (Gilmore Box);
With: Robin Hughes (Barrington Steel);
Guest Cast:
Billy Bletcher, Helen Chapman, Judith Braun.
Synopsis:
Gordon and Sweeney portray two bachelor brothers who share a house
and expenses in San Francisco. They decide to rent out their attic
to bring in some extra money. [UCLA]
Commercials:
Proctor & Gamble. Joy Dishwashing Liquid -- Sheaffer Pens. [UCLA]

[04] The Brothers: THE SOCIAL CLIMBER
23Oct56 CBS Tue
Harvey is disappointed because he is not invited to an exclusive bachelor’s
ball. Gilly does his best to obtain an invitation from a baron whose
picture he is taking. [JB]

[05] The Brothers: THE CLASS REUNION
30Oct56 CBS Tue
Harvey and a former classmate decide to state a class reunion. Brother
Gilmore is sure that the reason behind Harvey’s suggestion is the torch
he still carries for a former girlfriend. [JB]

[06] The Brothers: THE QUADRANGLE
6Nov56 CBS Tue
Harvey and Gilmore are up in arms when both are thrown over by their
respective girlfriends in favor of playboy Barrington Steel. [JB]

[07] The Brothers: GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS
13Nov56 CBS Tue
Synopsis 1
Harvey and Gilly decide to open a photograph studio. Then Gilly takes some
excellent portraits of an attractive young woman. She tells her friends and
suddenly the studio is overrun with girls. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Staid and proper Harvey is most upset with brother Gilmore when he discovers
the upstart has been taking glamour pictures of chorus girls. [JB]

[08] The Brothers: CAPTAIN SAM'S TESTIMONIAL DINNER
20Nov56 CBS Tue
Father Box, a retired ferryboat captain, is being given a testimonial
dinner by his pals at the Seamen’s Retreat. This upsets Harvey, who is sure
his dad will embarrass the family with his tall tales of the sea. [JB]

[09] The Brothers: THE BABIES
27Nov56 CBS Tue
A brief visit by a neighbor turns into a family affair when the expectant
mother becomes the mother of twins. Harvey and Gilmore, as bewildered
foster fathers, wrestle with two-o’clock feedings and diaper changes. [JB]

[10] The Brothers: THE OTHER HARVEY
4Dec56 CBS Tue
Gilmore tries to convince Harvey that their parents took Harvey from make
-shift tent hospital in a case of mistaken identity. [JB]

[11] The Brothers: THE LITTLE PRINCE
11Dec56 CBS Tue
Harvey gets the mistaken idea brother Gilmore is contemplating marriage.
Fearing such development would put an end to their brotherly camaraderie,
Harvey resorts to drastic measures. [JB]

[12] The Brothers: BOX PARK
18Dec56 CBS Tue
In a never-ending attempt to gain social status, Harvey decides to donate
a vacant lot to the city of San Francisco as the site for a park. [JB]

[13] The Brothers: THE CHRISTMAS STORY
25Dec56 CBS Tue
Gilmore and Captain Box tell Harvey the story about how Christmas was
almost lost one year. Both of them feel Harvey doesn’t have the right
attitude about Christmas, and hopes the story will help him realize the
true meaning of Christmas. [JB]

[14] The Brothers: GILLY'S ADVENTURE
1Jan57 CBS Tue
Gilly decides to join some former paratrooper buddies on a sailing junket
to the South Seas. This plan throws the rest of the Box household into a tizzy. [JB]

[15] The Brothers: THE BRAVE ONE
8Jan57 CBS Tue
Harvey and Gilmore decide to take a course in Judo so they’ll be able to
defend themselves. [JB]

[16] The Brothers: THE CRUSH
15Jan57 CBS Tue
Harvey’s fears over his receding hairline and expanding waistline seem
unfounded when a pretty college girl develops a crush on him. [JB]

[17] The Brothers: PRISONERS OF LOVE
22Jan57 CBS Tue
Three women fugitives and a hoodlum friend of theirs hid out at the Boxes’ place. [JB]

[18] The Brothers: THE SOCIAL CLUB
29Jan57 CBS Tue
Indefatigable Harvey once again attempts to gain membership in an exclusive
men’s club which has already blackballed him several times. [JB]

[19] The Brothers: GILLY'S INVESTMENT
5Feb57 CBS Tue
Gilly decides to show the family he has as good a head for business details
as his brother Harvey. The gullible Gilly then invests in a dead whale. [JB]

[20] The Brothers: GILLY AND THE MOVIE STAR
12Feb57 CBS Tue
Gilly accidentally meets a movie star by wandering into her press conference. [JB]

[21] The Brothers: LITTLE THEATER GROUP
19Feb57 CBS Tue
Shakespeare causes dissension between the Box Brothers when Gilmore is
awarded the role of Romeo and Harvey is left to paint the scenery. [JB]

[22] The Brothers: UNWELCOME GUEST
26Feb57 CBS Tue
An old Army buddy of Gilmore’s comes to visit him. Unfortunately, Harvey’s
relationship with the man was anything but amicable, so Gilmore wants to
keep the two men out of each other’s hair. [JB]

[23] The Brothers: STOP THAT BOOKMAKING UP THERE
5Mar57 CBS Tue
Harvey rents the attic apartment to a woman he believes is a society matron.
As leader of a civic group devoted to doing away with bookmaking, Harvey
is aghast to learn that the so-called society matron is a bookie. [JB]

[24] The Brothers: PICNIC
12Mar57 CBS Tue
Harvey and Gilmore get themselves into trouble with girl friends Barbara
and Marilee when they try to get out of escorting the girls to a charity
picnic. They want to further the business interests of their photo studio
by escorting a pair of influential sisters. [JB]

[25] The Brothers: A MUSCLE FOR HARVEY
19Mar57 CBS Tue
Indignant when he spots his girl friend Barbara with a gym instructor
friend, Harvey decides to enroll in a muscle-building course. [JB]

[26] The Brothers: THE RUNAWAYS
26Mar57 CBS Tue
Harvey and Gilmore find themselves playing the role of foster father to a
young boy who runs away from home. It so happens he is the son of a member
of the police force. [JB]

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six episodes were rerun summer of 1958
Sunday at 7:30 ET on CBS alternating with “Bachelor Father”
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29Jun58 rerun of #7 "Girls, Girls, Girls" (original air date 13Nov56)
13Jul58 rerun of #9 "The Babies" (original air date 27Nov56)
27Jul58 rerun of #4 "Social Climber" (original air date 23Oct56)
10Aug58 rerun of #1 "Gilly’s Birthday" (original air date 02Oct56)
24Aug58 rerun of #5 "The Class Reunion" (original air date 30Oct56)
07Sep58 rerun of #17 "Prisoners of Love" (original air date 22Jan57)

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