CTVA US Comedy - "The Charlie Farrell Show" (Hal Roach Studios) (Summer 1956)

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The Charlie Farrell Show (1956)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Jim Brent (all episodes)   
references:
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THE CHARLIE FARRELL SHOW
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Hal Roach Studios Inc.
for
CBS (Mondays 9:00 pm EST)
Executive Producer, Hal Roach, Jr.
Produced by Gordon T. Hughes

US  Comedy series 1956 12 episodes x 30 min
2Jul56-24Sep56
starring
Charles Farrell as Charlie Farrell
Charles Winninger as Dad Farrell
Richard Deacon as Sherman Hall, club director
Noreen Nash as Doris Mayfield, Charlie's girlfriend
(according to some sources Ann Lee OR Anna Lee played Doris ?????)
Kathryn Card as Mrs. Papernow
Leon Askin as Pierre
Jeff Silver as Rodney

Premise:
A summer replacement for "I Love Lucy" during the Summer of 1956.
Charlie Farrell plays a retired film star who operates as
the Proprietor of the Racquet Club in Palm Springs, California.

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CBS Mondays 9:00 pm Eastern

[01] The Charlie Farrell Show: SECRETS
02Jul56 CBS Mon      
The arrival of the editor of an expose magazine sends Charlie off in
a flurry. He fears that some of his prominent guests may become victims
of the magazine. Bob Hope is seen briefly in one of the scenes. [JB]

[02] The Charlie Farrell Show: PRIVATE WAR
09Jul56 CBS  Mon      
Charlie schemes to even up the score when he learns that his old Navy
commander plans to visit the Racquet Club. The commander made
Charlie's life miserable when he was a lowly lieutenant during World War 2. [JB]

[03] The Charlie Farrell Show: FATAL CHARM
16Jul56 CBS       
Guest Cast:
Joan Banks (as Karen Grant)
Mary Webster (as Laurie)
A well-known movie columnist ships her niece off to the Racquet Club
in Palm Springs to get the girl away from those "Hollywood wolves."
When the girl shows an infatuation for Charlie, he fears retribution
from the columnist. [JB]

[04] The Charlie Farrell Show: SECRET LOVE
23Jul56 CBS
a Hal Roach Studios production
Executive Producer, Hal Roach, Jr.
Produced by Gordon T. Hughes
Directed by Ralph Murphy
Written by John L. Greene.
Editor, John D. Faure
Photography, Ed Fitzgerald.
Regular Cast:
Charlie Farrell (himself); Charles Winninger (Dad Farrell);
Richard Deacon (Sherman Hall); Kathryn Card (Mrs. Papernow);
Jeff Silver (Rodney);
Guest Cast:
Sherry Jackson (as Julie), Irene Hervey (as Mrs. Andrews),
Marjorie Stapp, Chuckie Bradley,
James Logan, Harry Hickox.
Synopsis :   
Charlie tries to trace the romantic admirer who has been sending him
mysterious notes. The evidence points to an attractive widow. [JB]
Contents: Commercials: Sanka -- Lilt.

[05] The Charlie Farrell Show: DESERT RAT
30Jul56 CBS   
Charlie and his father discover a man who has fallen unconscious
in the desert. [JB]

[06] The Charlie Farrell Show: CONFIDENTIAL MISSION
06Aug56 CBS   
Guest Cast:
Veola Vonn (as Lola Rodriguez)
Two friends think Charlie can expedite a pending business deal by
impressing a visiting South American heiress. But the beautiful
senorita refuses to be impressed. [JB]

[07] The Charlie Farrell Show: FRENCH LOVE
13Aug56 CBS   
Guest Cast:
Marcel Dallo (as Anatole Boulanger)
Maria Palmer (as Mignon Boulanger)
A visiting French gourmet and his beautiful daughter nearly cause a
disaster at Charlie's Racquet Club. Charlie's chef is so enamored of
the daughter he is ready to forsake all and return to France with his
lady love. [JB]

[--] 20Aug56 CBS   
Pre-empted for the Republican Convention

[08] The Charlie Farrell Show: LOVE AND MARRIAGE
27Aug56 CBS
Guest Cast:
Martin Milner (as the Groom)
Gloria Winters (as the Bride)
Charlie nearly becomes a victim of his own plotting when he tries to
help an eloping couple. His girl friend misunderstands and thinks the
wedding plans are for her and Charlie! [JB]

[09] The Charlie Farrell Show: FASHION SHOW
03Sep56 CBS   
Charlie gets involved in an intrigue when a rival fashion designer
tries to get a look at Don Loper's newest creations. [JB]

[10] The Charlie Farrell Show: THE CACTUS CASANOVA
10Sep56 CBS
Guest Cast:
Tracy Roberts (as Alamo Austin)
Dick Elliott (as Clint Austin)
"The Cactus Casanova" is a romantic new novel by an author who calls
himself Elvis Slade. The prettiest girls in palm Springs are mooning
over the book and trying to find out what the author's real name is.
Charlie discovers that the writer is none other than his father. [JB]

[11] The Charlie Farrell Show: HAMBURGER HEAVEN
17Sep56 CBS   
Charlie decides to teach his nephew Rodney a lesson by firing him
from the Racquet Club staff. Rodney retaliates by taking a job in a
hamburger stand and spreading rumors that Charlie is broke. [JB]

[12] The Charlie Farrell Show: THE SOFT TOUCH (final episode)
24Sep56 CBS       
While on a strict budget by his Racquet Club manager, Charlie is
touched by the plight of an elderly prospector down on his luck.
Charlie helps the old-timer who then strikes it rich. [JB]

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