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Starring Donna Reed & Carl Betz
Season 7 (ABC) (1964-65)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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references:
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ABC Thursdays 8:00 EST  (30 episodes)
Episode nos. 219 to 248 inc

7.01 [219] The Donna Reed Show:  OPERATION: ANNIVERSARY
(a.k.a. "Out on the town)
17Sep64 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Guest cast:
Eugene Borden (as headwaiter)
Synopsis: Jeff is saving money to take his mother and father out on the
town for their wedding anniversary – but they are planning a trip to the
cottage they occupied on their honeymoon.
(ABC repeat 15Apr65)

7.02 [220] The Donna Reed Show:  DAD DROPS BY
24Sep64 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis: The Stone household and neighborhood are endangered when Alex’s
father comes to town – complete with aging auto and blackstrap molasses.
Carl Betz plays both Alex and his dad.
(ABC repeat 22Apr65)

7.03 [221] The Donna Reed Show:  PLAY BALL
01Oct64 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis: The hospital gets three new orderlies when Don Drysdale and Leo
Durocher of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Willie Mays of the San Francisco
Giants join the staff to play in a local charity game.

7.04 [222] The Donna Reed Show:  WHO'S WHO ON 202?
8Oct64 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Guest cast:
Richard Conte
Synopsis: There’s some confusion when Donna’s car breaks down on a road
where police think an armed convict is hiding.

7.05 [223] The Donna Reed Show:  THE DAUGHTER COMPLEX
15Oct64 ABC air date Thursday 8:00pm
Guest cast:
Shelley Fabares (as Mary Stone)
Louis Quinn (as Jerry)
Synopsis #1: The Stone family is treated to personal, but disturbing
analysis when Mary returns from college with a psychology award.
Synopsis #2: The Stone family becomes the subject for Mary’s first attempt at amateur psychoanalyses.
(ABC repeat 24Jun65)

7.06 [224] The Donna Reed Show:  THE TYCOONS
22Oct64 ABC air date Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis: Alex does so well on his first stock investment that Dave decides
to try his luck at “playing the market”.
(ABC repeat 20May65)

7.07 [225] The Donna Reed Show:  INSTANT FAMILY
29Oct64 ABC air date Thursday 8:00pm
Synopsis: Dave and Midge Kelsey, who are childless, take care of the Stone
children while Donna and Alex are out of town.
Cast includes:
Bob Crane (as Dave Kelsey)
Ann McCrea (as Midge Kelsey)
(ABC repeat 27May65)

7.08 [226] The Donna Reed Show:  ROYAL FLUSH
5Nov64 ABC
Guest cast:
Vito Scotti (as Prince Georgivani)
Maxie Rosenbloom (as Max)
Synopsis: The town rolls out the red carpet for two hobos who are posing as Russian royalty.
(ABC repeat 3Jun65)

7.09 [227] The Donna Reed Show:  CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE
12Nov64 ABC
Synopsis: Alex claims that Donna is keeping pictures of her former boy friend around the house.
(ABC repeat 10Jun65)

7.10 [228] The Donna Reed Show:  ANYONE CAN DRIVE
19Nov64 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Cast includes:
Janet Landgard (as Karen)
Synopsis: When Jeff tries to teach his girl friend to drive, Mary recalls
what happened when her boy friend attempted the same feat.

7.11 [229] The Donna Reed Show:  SURPRISE, SURPRISE
26Nov64 ABC
Guest cast:
Anne Newman (as saleswoman)
Synopsis: Alex and Dave are working on a surprise birthday party for Midge,
but the girls manage to keep two steps ahead on all their plans.

7.12 [230] The Donna Reed Show:  QUADS OF TROUBLE
03Dec64 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Guest cast:
Bek Nelson (as Mrs. Gayley)
Bing Russell (as Bill Gayley)
Sherwood Keith (as Councilman Bogert)
Synopsis: A taxi driver brings an expectant mother to the Stone residence.
Pandemonium reigns in the Stone household – Alex has performed an emergency
delivery that turns out to be a multiple birth. Dr. Edward R. Annis, former
president of the AMA, appears as himself.
(ABC repeat 1Jul65)

7.13 [231] The Donna Reed Show:  DONNA'S BANK ACCOUNT
10Dec64 ABC
Guest cast:
Mimi Dillard (as Ruth)
Ben Astar (as Mr. Harvey)
Bill Brundige (as policeman)
Synopsis: Donna overdraws her bank account – after bragging to Alex about
how efficient she is at handling money.

7.14 [232] The Donna Reed Show:  IT'S ALL IN THE CARDS
17Dec64 ABC
Synopsis: Midge insists that she can predict the future by card reading
and, to Alex’s dismay, her predictions seem to come true.
(ABC repeat 8Jul65)

7.15 [233] The Donna Reed Show: OLD FAITHFUL
24Dec64 ABC
Guest cast:
Shelley Fabares (as Mary)
Jimmy Hawkins (as Scotty)
Synopsis: Mary returns from college to discover that one of her old boy friends is now unavailable.

7.16 [234] The Donna Reed Show:  OVERTURE IN A-FLAT
31Dec64 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Guest cast:
Gene Blakely (as Mr. Perkins)
Brian Avery (as Mort)
Gary Waynesmith (as Willie)
Mon Sturgess (as Gordie)
Lynn Raynor (as Mack)
Harry Korshak (as Steve)
Synopsis: Jeff and Smitty decide to try their wings by renting an apartment near the college campus.

7.17 [235] The Donna Reed Show:  THY NAME IS WOMAN
07Jan65 ABC
Guest cast:
Clarke Gordon (as man)
Ann McCrea (as Midge) – regular cast member
Synopsis: Midge becomes envious when a stranger tries to flirt with Donna in a restaurant.
(ABC repeat 15Jul65)

7.18 [236] The Donna Reed Show:  JOE COLLEGE
14Jan65 ABC
Guest cast:
Leonard Stone (as Harlan Carmody Jr.)
Lawrence Parke (as Mr. Harwell)
Synopsis: The Stone household becomes a little wild when Alex’s grandfather
enrolls as a freshman at Jeff’s college. Carl Betz plays a dual role as Alex and Dad.

7.19 [237] The Donna Reed Show:  PAINTER GO HOME
21Jan65 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Guest cast:
John Fiedler (as Fred Johnson)
Nora Marlowe (as Mrs. Gooch)
Synopsis: Donna hires a painter who manages to do everything but the painting.

7.20 [238] The Donna Reed Show:  HOME WRECKONOMICS
28Jan65 ABC
Synopsis: Jeff suggests that Karen take over the Kelsey household for one
week as part of a home-economics assignment.
Cast includes:
Janet Landgard (as Karen)
(ABC repeat 29Jul65)

7.21 [239] The Donna Reed Show:  THE WINDFALL
04Feb65 ABC
Guest cast:
Oliver McGowan (as Carson)
Justin Smith (as Evans)
Synopsis: After buying an old suitcase at a public auction, Jeff finds that
the contents include over $500 in cash.
(ABC repeat 5Aug65)

7.22 [240] The Donna Reed Show:  NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON'T
11Feb65 ABC
Guest cast:
Buster Keaton (as Mr. Turner)
Synopsis: After Midge borrows the family car for a shopping trip, its rear fender disappears.
(ABC repeat 12Aug65)

7.23 [241] The Donna Reed Show:  THE GIFT SHOP
18Feb65 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Guest cast:
Mydia Westman (as Mrs. Robbins)
Peter Hobbs (as Frank Robbins)
Ellen Corby (as Christine Moss)
June Ellis (as Emaline Rose)
Gary Waynesmith (as Willie)
Synopsis: Jeff finds things less than routine when he takes a part-time job in an old-fashioned gift shop.

7.24 [242] The Donna Reed Show:  THE STAMP COLLECTOR
25Feb65 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Guest cast:
Irwin Charone (as clerk)
John Hiestand (as Mr. Simpson)
Synopsis: Alex, who’s been teasing Donna about her trading-stamp
collection, starts saving stamps himself to get a special golf club.

7.26 [244] The Donna Reed Show:  GUESTS, GUESTS WHO WANTS THEM?
(a.k.a. “Guests, Guests, Who Needs Guests?”)
11Mar65 ABC
Guest cast:
Marlo Thomas (as Louise)
Synopsis: Jeff practically establishes residence at the Kelseys’ after the
arrival of Dave’s attractive goddaughter.
Synopsis #2: Jeff is spending a lot of time with the Kelseys since the
arrival of Dave’s attractive goddaughter.
(ABC repeat 26Aug65)

7.27 [245] The Donna Reed Show:  THE UNHEROIC HERO
18Mar65 ABC
Guest cast:
Peter Helm (as Walter Gordon)
Valora Noland (as Wendy)
Gary Waynesmith (as reporter)
Janet Landgard (as Karen)
Synopsis: Jeff has everyone believing that his friend Walter Gordon is
responsible for saving a little girl’s dog.
(ABC repeat 2Sep65)

7.28 [246] The Donna Reed Show:  THE MYSTERIOUS SMILE
25Mar65 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Guest cast:
Barry Atwater (as Mr. Dalton)
Kim Darby (as Katy Dalton)
Darryl Richard (as Smitty)
Cheryl Miller (as Lisa Bridges)
Synopsis: Jeff sends Lisa Bridges an invitation to the ski lodge dance, but
when the invitation arrives at the wrong girl’s home he has to think of a way to break the date.

7.29 [247] The Donna Reed Show: THE ROLLING STONES
1Apr65 ABC Thursday 8:00pm
Guest cast:
Heidi Vaughn (as Sally)
Aron Kincaid (as Charlie)
Synopsis: The Stones and the Kelseys encounter unexpected difficulties when
they set out for a weekend of boating.

7.30 [248] - Donna Reed Show: INDOOR OUTING
8Apr65
Synopsis: Donna plans an indoor outing when a case of the measles keeps
Trisha from going on a family trip.

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Network Summer Re-Runs (15Apr65-9Sep65)
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15Apr65 re-run of "Operation: Anniversary" (first aired 17Sep64)
22Apr65 re-run of "Dad Drops In" (first aired 24Sep64)
29Apr65 - no details
6May65 - no details
13May65 - no details
20May65 re-run of "The Tycoons" (first aired 22Oct64)
27May65 re-run of "Instant Family" (first aired 29Oct64)
3Jun65 re-run of " Royal Flush" (first aired 5Nov64)
10Jun65 re-run of "Circumstantial Evidence" (first aired 12Nov64)
17Jun65 - no details
24Jun65 re-run of "The Duaghter Complex" (first aired 15Oct64)
1Jul65 re-run of "Quads of Trouble" (first aired 3Dec64)
8Jul65 re-run of "It's all in the Cards" (first aired 17Dec64)
15Jul65 re-run of "Thy name is Woman" (first aired 7Jan65)
22Jul65 - no details
29Jul65 re-runm of "Home Wreckonomics" (first aired 28Jan65)
5Aug65 re-run of "The Windfall" (first aired 4Feb65)
12Aug65 re-run of "Now you see, now you don't" (first aired 11Feb65)
19Aug65 - no details
26Aug65 re-run of "Guests, guests, who want's them?" (first aired 11Mar65)
2Sep65 re-run of "The Unheroic Hero" (first 18Mar65)
9Sep65 - no details

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