CTVA US Comedy - "Life With Father" (CBS) (1953-55) starring Leon Ames & Lurene Tuttle

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Life With Father (1953-55)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox, Robert Leszczak
references:
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LIFE WITH FATHER
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McCadden production
for
CBS (Sundays 7:00 pm EST)(1953-54)
CBS (Tuesdays 10:00 pm EST)(1954-55)       
based on the stage play by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
and the 1947 WB film starring William Powell and Irene Dunne.
Produced by Bob Feiner,
Fletcher Markle
photoplay by Katharine B. Day, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse

US Comedy series 1953-55    27 episodes listed x 30 min bw
22Nov53-5Jul55
starring

Leon Ames as Clarence Day, Sr (1953-1955)
Lurene Tuttle as Vinnie Day (1953-1955)

Ralph Reed as Clarence Day, Jr #1 (1953-1954)
Steven Terrell as Clarence Day, Jr #2 (1954-1955)

Ronald Keith as Whitney Day #1 (1953-1954)
B.G. Norman as Whitney Day #2 (1954-1955)
Freddy Ridgeway as Whitney Day #3 (1955)

Harvey Grant as Harlan Day (1953-1955)

Freddie Leiston as John Day #1 (1953-1954)
Malcolm Cassell as John Day #2 (1954-1955)

Dorothy Bernard as Margaret (1953-1955)
Marion Ross as Nora (1953-1955)

Announcer:  Bob Lemond

Premise:
Life in an upper-middle-class New York household at the turn of the century.

Leon Ames returned to television with 
Father of the Bride (1961-62) 34 episodes as Stanley Banks.

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############# season 1 1953-54 ###############
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CBS Sundays 7:00 pm Eastern
premiered 22Nov53

-- no details of season 1 --


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############# season 2 1954-55 ###############
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CBS Tuesdays 10:00 pm Eastern

2.xx [--] Life With Father: FATHER LEAVES THE COUNTRY (no copyright details)
07-Sep-1954 CBS Tue (original network airdate)
starring Leon Ames and Lurene Tuttle
Synopsis:
Father decides to take over the arrangements for the trip home from the Day
summer holiday. From this moment on, confusion reigns [RF]

The following episodes will be renumbered as more air dates are established .........

2.01 [--] Life With Father: Father Does a Land Office Business
copyright date 4Oct54

2.2 [--] Life With Father: FATHER GOES TO THE OPERA (live)[verified -RL]
copyright date 8Nov54
Guest Cast:
Victor Marchese ....... Guiseppe DelFuente
It's opera season, and much to the dismay of Clarence Day, Mrs. Day stages a musicale in the Day house. She gets
opera star Guiseppe DelFuente (played by Victor Marchese) to stay in their guest room, but Mr. Day becomes very
jealous of the opera singer's advances toward his wife, Vinnie. Young prankster, Harlan (Harvey Grant) comes to the
rescue and puts itching powder in the opera singer's costume. [RL]

2.03 [--] Life With Father: Father has a Birthday
copyright date 16Nov54

2.04 [--] Life With Father: Father has a Poor Christmas
copyright date 20Dec54


2.05 [--] Life With Father: FATHER HAS HIS PICTURE TAKEN
copyright date 23Dec54
[--] Life With Father: (possibly "Father has his Picture Taken")
A 1955 live episode. Title unknown. [verified -RL]
Sponsored by Johnson's Wax
Announcer - Bob LeMond
Written by Whitfield Cook
Directed by William H. Brown
Guest cast
Marion Ross .......... Kathleen
Dorothy Bernard ...... Margaret
The Great Navarro .... Fire Eater
Cecil Weston ......... Bearded Lady
Billy Gould .......... Barker
Noreen Corcoran ...... Little Girl
Louis G. Mercer ...... Mr. Beaujoh the photographer
Gus Shilling ......... Pierre, his assistant
Synopsis:
The Day family has a scheduled family portrait to be taken on the same day the children were promised to be taken to the
circus. The portrait is more important, as the photograph will be an anniversary gift for Mr. Day's parents in just 4 days.
The children are disappointed, and they misbehave at the photo session. Their punishment is to stay in their room and get
only toast and milk. Young Harlan Day takes umbrage with this punishment and runs away to join the circus. [RL]

2.06 [--] Life With Father: Father and The Sea Captain
copyright date 3Jan55

2.07 [--] Life With Father: Father's Letter To The Editor
copyright date 7Jan55

2.08 [--] Life With Father: FATHER AND THE DANCING LESSON
copyright date 13Jan55 (rerun 25Oct56)
Synopsis:
Clarence must learn the two-step for the big dance and Father assures
him he'll teach him. Then Father enrols in a dancing school to learn
it and so does Clarence. [RF]

2.09 [--] Life With Father: Father and the French Consul
copyright date 21Jan55

2.10 [--] Life With Father: Father Makes Magic
copyright date 26Jan55

2.11 [--] Life With Father: Father reads Robinson Crusoe
copyright date 3Feb55

2.12 [--] Life With Father: Father's Second Honeymoon
copyright date 11Feb55

2.13 [--] Life With Father: Father is Quarantined
copyright date 19Feb55

2.14 [--] Life With Father: Father Buys a Horse
copyright date 24Feb55

2.15 [--] Life With Father: Father and The Noblest Instrument
copyright date 4Mar55

2.16 [--] Life With Father: Father and The Burglar
copyright date 11Mar55

2.17 [--] Life With Father: Father and The Dress Suit
copyright date 18Mar55

2.18 [--] Life With Father: Father and Young Love
copyright date 25Mar55

2.19 [--] Life With Father: Father and The Bicycle
photoplay by Katharine B. Day, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse.
copyright date 1Apr55

2.20 [--] Life With Father: Father and The Circus
photoplay by Katharine B. Day, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse.
copyright date 8Apr55

2.21 [--] Life With Father: Father has a Bad Night
photoplay by Katharine B. Day, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse.
copyright date 14Apr55

2.22 [--] Life With Father: Father and The Heiress
photoplay by Katharine B. Day, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse.
copyright date 20Apr55

2.23 [--] Life With Father: Father has an Early Spring
photoplay by Katharine B. Day, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse.
copyright date 29Apr55

2.24 [--] Life With Father: Father Takes a Trip
photoplay by Katharine B. Day, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse.
copyright date 5May55

2.25 [--] Life With Father: Father and The Coachman
photoplay by Katharine B. Day, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse.
copyright date 12May55

2.26 [--] Life With Father: Father Hires a Secretary
photoplay by Katharine B. Day, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse.
copyright date 19May55

2.27 [--] Life With Father: Father Goes Gallivanting (final episode)
photoplay by Katharine B. Day, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse.
copyright date 26May55


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########### Copyright Information ############
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CLNA: Katharine B. Day, & Jeremy Nussbaum, Dorothy S. Lindsay
and Anna E. Crouse (trustees on behalf of Dorothy S. Lindsay) &
Jeremy Nussbaum, William H. Miller and Anna E. Crouse (trustees on
behalf of Anna E. Crouse, Timothy Crouse & Lindsay Ann Crouse)
(PWH)

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