CTVA US Comedy - "Jamie" (ABC)(1953-54) starring Brandon de Wilde

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Jamie (1953-54)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Jim Brent
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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JAMIE
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Talent Associates production
for
ABC (Mondays 7:30 pm EST)
Produced by Julian Claman (series)
Produced by Herbert Brodkin (pilot)

US Comedy series 1953-54     ? episodes x 30 min live
(05Oct53- 04Oct54)
Starring:
Brandon de Wilde as Jamison "Jamie" Francis McHummer (age 11)
Ernest Truex as Grandpa McHummer
Polly Rowles as Aunt Laurie, a widow

Kathy Nolan as Cousin Liz, Laurie's daughter (in series)
Eve Marie Saint as Cousin Liz, Laurie's daughter (in pilot)
Alice Pearce as Annie Moakum

Premise:
Adventures of a modern day Tom Sawyer.
Brandon De Wilde plays Jaimie, a 7 year-old who's
parents have been killed and moves in with relatives.
Brandon is best remembered for his appearance in the 1953
Alan Ladd Western "Shane"

Notes:
The original pilot for the show aired on the "ABC Album" 26Apr53.
Brandon De Wilde's contract allowed him to drop out of the series on
short notice because of his age. The series which was live did end
abruptly two weeks into its second season, but it was actually due to a
fight between ABC network and the sponsor over mundane business matters. [JB]

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[--] ABC Album/Plymouth Playhouse: JAMIE (pilot) [UCLA]
26Apr53 ABC
producer, Herbert Brodkin (pilot only)
writer, David Swift.
director, Curt Conway
Pilot for the 1953-1954 ABC series Jamie.
Credits: Music, Bernie Green.
Cast/perfomers:
Host: Donald Cook.
Cast:
Brandon De Wilde, Ernest Truex, Polly Rowles,
Eva Marie Saint,
Adnia Rice, Eda Heineman, Charles Kuhn, David Winters, Neil Harrison.
Synopsis:
Heartwarmingly touching and comic tale of a young boy in search of
a place to unpack his suitcase.
Pilot for the 1953-1954 series Jamie, in which an orphaned boy moves
in with his aunt and grandfather.
Contents: Commercials: slugs. [UCLA]

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ABC (Mondays 7:30 pm EST)

1.01 [--] Jamie: JAMIE TENTS OUT [UCLA]
05Oct53 ABC Mon
Directed by Perry Lafferty
Regular Cast:
Brandon De Wilde (Jamison Francis McHummer (Jamie));
Ernest Truex (Grandpa);
Polly Rowles (Aunt Laurie);
Kathy Nolan (Cousin Liz); Alice Pearce (Annie Moakum)

[--] Jamie: THE GLASSES
12Oct53 ABC Mon
Jamie rebels when he is told he must wear spectacles. [JB]

[--] 19Oct53 - no details

[--] Jamie: GRANDPA'S CLASS REUNION [UCLA]
26Oct53 ABC Mon
a Talent Associates production
producer, Julian Claman
director, Dan Levin
writer, Don Ettlinger
Music, Milton Cassel
Regular Cast:
Brandon De Wilde (Jamison Francis McHummer (Jamie))
Ernest Truex (Grandpa)
Polly Rowles (Aunt Laurie)
Kathy Nolan (Cousin Liz)
Guest Cast:
Paul Ford,
Leta Bonynge.
Synopsis:
Grandpa goes to a class reunion. An old misunderstanding almost spoils the
reunion between Grandpa and his old friend. [JB/UCLA]
Contents: Commecials: Motts apple products -- Sunsweet prune juice.

[--] 02Nov53 - no details

[--] Jamie: LIZ'S FIRST DATE
09Nov53 ABC Mon
Cousin Liz's plans for her first big date get a surprise setback when
Jamie nearly ruins her date. [JB]

[--] 16Nov53 - no details

[--] Jamie: (episode title not known)
23Nov53 ABC Mon
When grandpa hears rumors that he is getting too old to be a really useful
citizen he becomes indignant and decides to take measures by re-purchasing
his old drug store. [JB]

[--] Jamie: (episode title not known)
30Nov53 ABC Mon
Jamie gets an itch to run away with the circus. [JB]

[--] 07Dec53 - no details
[--] 14Dec53 - no details
[--] 21Dec53 - no details
[--] 28Dec53 - no details


[--] Jamie: GRANDPA'S OLD GIRL FRIEND
04Jan54
An old girl friend sets her cap for Grandpa. [JB]

[--] 11Jan54 pre-empted -
"Laurie Enters Contest" (rescheduled to 25Jan54)

[--] Jamie: LOVE COMES TO ANNIE MOAKUM
18Jan54 ABC Mon
Annie meets romance through Jamie.

[--] Jamie: LAURIE ENTERS CONTEST
25Jan54 ABC Mon (Originally scheduled for 11Jan54)
Jamie's ingenuity helps his aunt. [JB]

[--] Jamie: JAMIE'S BIRTHDAY
01Feb54 ABC Mon
The family by mistake passes over Jamie's birthday without a celebration. [JB]

[--] 08Feb54 - no details

[--] Jamie: (episode title not known)
15Feb54 ABC Mon
A rich aunt takes Jamie to Boston. [JB]

[--] Jamie: THE CRUSH
22Feb54 ABC Mon
Liz gets a crush on a college boy visiting town, and deserts her steady. [JB]

[--] Jamie: THE ARRIVAL OF COUSIN FRED
01Mar54 ABC Mon
Jamie meets an amiable but screwball relative who sets the town in its ear. [JB]

[--] Jamie: JAMIE BECOMES A JOURNALIST
08Mar54 ABC Mon
No other information available

[--] Jamie: LAURIE GOES ON A DIET
15Mar54 ABC Mon
To please her boy friend, Aunt Laurie decides to make herself slimmer. [JB]

[--] 22Mar54 - no details

[--] Jamie: AUNT LAURIE'S BIRTHDAY
29Mar54 ABC Mon
Jamie buys Aunt Laurie birthday present. [JB]

[--] Jamie: TELEVISION COMES TO JAMIE
05Apr54 ABC Mon
Television comes to Jamie in the form of a guessing contest with a set as the prize. [JB]

[--] Jamie: BICYCLE BUILT FOR JAMIE
12Apr54 ABC Mon
Jamie wants a bike badly, and he decides to go into the knife
-sharpening business to earn enough money to buy one. [JB]

[--] Jamie: LAURIE MAKES DOUGH
19Apr54 ABC Mon
Guest Cast:
Paul "Mr. I. Magination" Tripp portrays Harold.
Laurie enters a baking contest, and she and Harold go to New York to participate. [JB]

[--] Jamie: JAMIE HAS TEACHER TROUBLE
26Apr54 ABC Mon
Jamie and his pals have a serious misunderstanding with one of
their teachers, when she punishes them for misbehaving in class. [JB]

[--] 03May54 pre-empted -
"Jamie Takes Violin Lessons" (postponed to next week)

[--] Jamie: JAMIE TAKES VIOLIN LESSONS
10May54 ABC Mon (Postponed from last week)
Aunt Laurie insists Jamie take violin lessons. Heywood Hale
Broun portrays the violin teacher. [JB]

[--] 17May54 - no details

[--] Jamie: JAMIE AND THE PET SHOW
24May54 ABC Mon
No other information available

[--] 31May54 - no details

[--] Jamie: CAMP
07Jun54 ABC Mon
Cousin Liz and Jamie both want to go to camp, but there's only
money enough for one. Final show of the season. [JB]

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Summer hiatus, no reruns
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2.01 27Sep54 - no details
2.02 04Oct54 - no details

The series which was live ended abruptly two weeks into
its second season, due to a dispute between ABC network
and the sponsor over mundane business matters. [JB]

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