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The Growing Paynes (1948-49)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Robert Leszczak
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive
Writers Guild of America (wga)

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THE GROWING PAYNES
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DuMont Network
Produced & Directed by Pat Fay

US Situation Comedy series 1948-49
20Oct48 to 12Jan49 (Local New York Version)
19Jan49 to 03Aug49 (Network Version)

Starring: (Local New York Version)
John Harvey as George Payne
Judy Parish as Laraine Payne

Starring: (Network Version)
Ed Holmes as George Payne (husband/ father/ insurance salesman)
Elaine Stritch as Laraine Payne (wife)
David Anderson as John Payne (son)
Ann Sullivan as Birdie (their maid)

Premise:
A live comedy series about the day-to-day lives of the Payne family.
Goerge, an insurance salesman, Laraine, his wife, and their son, John.

No connection with the more recent sitcom "Growing Pains" (ABC)(1985)

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DuMont New York Local (20Oct48 to 12Jan49)

[--] The Growing Paynes: (premier local NY episode)
20Oct48 DuMont New York Local, Thur


[--] The Growing Paynes: (final local NY episode)
12Jan49 DuMont New York Local, Wed

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DuMont Network Wednesdays 8:30-9:00pm EST (19Jan49 to 03Aug49) (Network Version)
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[--] The Growing Paynes: (first Network episode)
19Jan49 DuMont Network, Wed

[--] The Growing Paynes: (Network Version) (untitled and undated)  [verified -RL]
George Payne, influenced by his friend Jim Garson (Donald Curtis) is ready to leave his insurance
job and head to South America for the opportunity of a lifetime cornering the market on
car insurance in the southern hemisphere. That is until his common sense wife, Ellie points out
that very few people have cars in that part of the world. [RL]

[--] The Growing Paynes: (Network Version) (untitled and undated)  [verified -RL]
Ellie is away for a few weeks, and George and young Johnny hire a housekeeper cranky old
Abigail Sneed (played by Georgia Simmons). She in intolerable that is, until she saves the day
by recognizing the man George is about to invest a great deal of money with (Al Orwell, played
by Blair Davies) as a wanted felon. [RL]

[--] The Growing Paynes: (final Network episode)
08Aug49 DuMont Network, Wed


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