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Starring Elena Verdugo as Millie Bronson
Season 1 (CBS) (1952-53)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Robert Leszczak / Tom Alger [Updated Nov 2017]
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)


 ################ Meet Millie #################
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CBS Saturdays 9:30 PM Eastern

Cast:
Elena Verdugo … Millie Bronson
Florence Halop … Mrs. "Mama" Bronson
Marvin Kaplan … Alfred Prinzmetal
Ross Ford … Johnny "J.R." Boone, Jr.
Earl Ross … J.R. Boone Sr. #1 (Oct52 - Jun53)
Roland Winters … J.R. Boone Sr. #2 (beginning Jun53)
Isabel Randolph … Mrs. Boone

Note:
"Meet Millie" was originally scheduled to premiere on 18Oct52 but was pre-empted
(by an address by former President Herbert H. Hoover on behalf of the National Republican Senatorial Committee).

1.01 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 1
25Oct1952 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 26Oct52, Sun. 7pm PT (kinescope)
Producers: Jack Donohue, Frank Galen
Director: Jack Donohue
Writers: Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian
Synopsis:
Millie brings her boss and his son to her home to work, only to run into the confusion of a telephone-answering service initiated by
her mother and Alfred as a way to make a quick buck. [excerpt from Variety magazine review, Oct. 29, 1952]
Synopsis 2:
The opening program showed "Millie" is a bit lightheaded, a bit on the gushy side and more than slightly conscious of men, especially
handsome men. In fact, she no sooner got a job than she was bead-over-heels in a flirtation with
the boss' son. [excerpt from John Lester's syndicated newspaper Radio & Television column, 27Oct53]

1.02 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 2
01Nov1952 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 02Nov52, Sun. 7pm PT (kine)
no synopsis available

1.03 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 3
08Nov1952 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 09Nov52, Sun. 7pm PT (kine)
writers, Frank Galen, Martin Ragaway, Lee Karson.
Synopsis (newspaper review):
In the latest episode Alfred, a somewhat moronic friend with a poetry complex, cached his glass-cased village of pet ants under a seat cushion.
What happened when mama sat on the chair while entertaining Millie's boss' son, showed how comic a TV show can be without relying on prat falls,
thrown pies and other too obvious props. Some smart sponsor should take this show.
[C.J. Ingram's 'TV and Radio' column; 13Nov52 Jersey Journal, Jersey City, NJ]

1.x [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 3 ??? COOPER'S COTTAGES
produced by Frank Galen
Writers: Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian
directed by Lester Vail.
1954??

[--] 15Nov52 CBS - pre-empted for "Stars in the Eye," a special celebrating the opening of CBS Television City in Hollywood.
Hosted by Jack Benny. (9-10pm Eastern)


1.04 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 4 - no details
22Nov1952 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 23Nov52 Sun. 7pm PT (kine)
no synopsis available

1.05 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 5 - no details
29Nov1952 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 30Nov52 Sun. 7pm PT (kine)
no synopsis available

1.06 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 6
06Dec1952 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 07Dec52 Sun. 7pm PT (kine)
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian
no synopsis available

1.07 [--] Meet Millie: MA GETS A MAID
13Dec1952 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
13Dec52 Los Angeles Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
Synopsis 1:
Tonight's show has Millie promoting a maid for her ailing mother. [Long Beach CA Independent, 13Dec52]
Synopsis 2:
"Meet Millie" probably will get a better rating now. It has been bucking Red Skelton on Sunday night, but shifts tonight at 6:30 p. m. on KNXT (2).
Elena Verdugo, Florence Halop and Marvin Kaplan are starred. Tonight Millie promotes a maid for her ailing mother. [Long Beach CA Press-Telegram, 13Dec52]

1.08 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 8
20Dec1952 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
20Dec52 Los Angeles, Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian
Synopsis 1:
An expensive, unsigned gift arrives at the Bronson house, and this causes Millie and her mother to return their inexpensive gifts
in favor of more costly items. [Long Beach CA Press-Telegram, 20Dec52]
Synopsis 2:
GIFT TROUBLE—Millie and her mama have completed their Christmas shopping and are relaxed when an unsigned, very expensive gift is delivered.
They hastily take back the things they purchased to buy more expensive gifts in case they appear too cheap.
Show is now "live" from CBS Television Center in Hollywood on KNXT (2) at 6:30 p. m. [Long Beach CA Independent, 20Dec52]

1.09 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 9
27Dec1952 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
27Dec52 Los Angeles, Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian
Synopsis 1:
HAVOC PARTY - What started out as a nice tea party for the wife of Millie's boss turns into a shouting havoc. [Long Beach CA Independent, 27Dec52]
Synopsis 2:
"Mom" Bronson's well-contrived plan to impress the wife of Millie's boss, goes awry. Believing that her guest at a tea party is almost deaf,
there is much shouting before the final curtain. [Long Beach CA Press-Telegram, 27Dec52]

1.10 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 10
03Jan53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
03Jan53 Los Angeles, Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian
no synopsis available

1.11 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 11
10Jan53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
10Jan53 Los Angeles, Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
Synopsis:
A Texas millionaire enters the scene to "Meet Mille" and date trouble results. Millie is played by Elena Vurduco and Ross Ford is starred
as Millie's boy friend. [Long Beach CA Independent, 10Jan53]

1.12 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 12
17Jan53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
17Jan53 Los Angeles, Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
Synopsis:
LOVE COMES — Poet Alfred Prinzmetal falls in love. His love light is Bernice Cooper, Millie's girl friend; you, know the one, she answers
every question with "let's neck." Love sends Alfred forth to battle for success in the world of employment. [Long Beach CA Independent, 17Jan53]
Synopsis 2:
Poet Alfred Prinzmetal falls in love. Alfred, portrayed by Marvin Kaplin, succumbs to the charms of Bernice Cooper, Millie's girl friend,
but has to seek employment to persuade Bernlce to marry him. [Pittsburgh PA Courier]

1.13 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 13
24Jan53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
24Jan53 Los Angeles, Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian
Synopsis 1:
TUX TROUBLE —Alfred, the poet borrows some formal attire from his vaudeville friends so he can take Millie and Mamma to a fancy musicale.
Little does he know that formal outfit comes from a magician but he finds out when "things" start happening. [Long Beach CA Independent, 24Jan53]
Synopsis 2:
When Alfred, Millie and Mamma attend a staid musicale in formal attire, they do not know that Alfred's garb once was owned by a magician.
What happens when the suit goes to work makes for comedy on "Meet Millie." [Long Beach CA Press-Telegram, 24Jan53]

1.14 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 14
31Jan53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
31Jan53 Los Angeles, Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian.
no synopsis available

1.15 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 15
07Feb53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
07Feb53 Los Angeles, Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
created by Frank Galen.
Synopsis:
Mama has lost her voice and resorts to charades to give a message. [Long Beach CA Independent]
Synopsis 2:
Having lost her voice, Mama is forced to use charades to attempt to get across her message. [Long Beach CA Press-Telegram]

1.16 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 16
14Feb53 CBS Sat. 9pm ET (live)
14Feb53 Los Angeles, Sat. 6pm PT (live)
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian.
Synopsis:
Millie and Mama get valentine dates arranged by Alfred, with Mama ending up with Junior. [Long Beach CA Independent]
Note:
"Meet Millie" was broadcast 30 minutes earlier than usual. (CBS aired an Adlai E. Stevenson speech at 9:30pm ET.)

1.17 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 17
21Feb53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
21Feb53 Los Angeles, Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
no synopsis available

1.18 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 18
28Feb53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
28Feb53 Los Angeles, Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian.
no synopsis available

1.19 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 19
07Mar53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
07Mar53 Los Angeles, Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian.
Synopsis:
Alfred buys an automobile which, unknown to him, has been stolen. He is arrested along with Millie but the police begin to rue the day
they happened to "Meet Millie." [Long Beach CA Press-Telegram]

1.20 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 20
14Mar53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
14Mar53 Los Angeles, Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
Synopsis 1:
Alfred's cousin makes some cough syrup for Mama, Mrs. Boone and Millie, so they can attend a juvenile delinquency meeting in good voice.
The "medicine" has a high alcoholic content and there is a tipsy attitude to "Meet Millie." [Long Beach CA Independent]
Synopsis 2:
Cough syrup made by Alfred and fed to Mama, Mrs. Boone and Millie, turns out to have a high alcoholic content and this leads to amusing
happenings at a juvenile delinquency meeting during "Meet Millie." [Long Beach CA Press-Telegram]

1.21 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 21
21Mar53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
21Mar53 Los Angeles, Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian.
no synopsis available

1.22 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 22.
28Mar53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
28Mar53 Los Angeles, Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
Synopsis 1:
EVICTED—A new apartment owner evicts Millie and Mama. In order to retain their apartment they invite the new landlord over for dinner
to no avail. They find a new apartment around the corner so tell off the landlord . . . an error in judgment. [Long Beach CA Independent]
Synopsis 2:
Evicted from their apartment, Millie and Mama invite the landlord over for dinner. Alfred tells them he has found a new apartment so they
tell the landlord where he can go. This is an error. [Long Beach CA Press-Telegram]

1.23 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 23.
04Apr53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
04Apr53 Los Angeles, Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
no synopsis available

1.24 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 24
11Apr53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
11Apr53 Los Angeles, Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
no synopsis available

 1.25 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 25.
18Apr53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
18Apr53 Los Angeles, Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian.
Synopsis 1:
"Meet Millie" finds Millie with a new boy friend but not a successful romance. [Long Beach Press-Telegram]
Synopsis 2:
Millie has her date troubles with Mr. Boone, who turns out to be less of a boon as a date as a bore. [Long Beach Independent]

1.26 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 26.
25Apr53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
25Apr53 Los Angeles, Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
Synopsis 1:
An opportunity for a week's vacation in Florida tempts Alfred to enter Millie in a New York talent contest. [Long Beach CA Independent]
Synopsis 2:
Elena Verdugo, star of "Meet Millie" is given a chance to sing and dance on the show. [Long Beach Press-Telegram]

1.27 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 27.
02May53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
02May53 Los Angeles, Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
no synopsis available

1.28 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 28.
09May53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
09May53 Los Angeles Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
no synopsis available

1.29 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 29.
16May53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
16May53 Los Angeles Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
Synopsis:
Mama and Alfred join a "Lonely Hearts Club." [Long Beach CA Independent]

1.30 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 30
23May53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
23May53 Los Angeles Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
Synopsis:
Mama and Millie turn into little Cupids and try to marry Alfred to Clarabelle Weems, niece of a Texas oilman. [Long Beach CA Independent]
Synopsis 2:
Cupids are very busy as Millie and Mama take up the
matchmaking role, pairing off Alfred and a rich gal from Texas. [Long Beach CA Press-Telegram]

1.31 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 31
30May53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
30May53 Los Angeles Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian
no synopsis available

1.32 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 32
06Jun53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
06Jun53 Los Angeles Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian
no synopsis available

1.33 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 33.
13Jun53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
13Jun53 Los Angeles Sat. 6:30pm PT (live)
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian
Synopsis:
Alfred Prinzmetal, hired as a stockroom clerk by Mr. Boone, creates quite a commotion in the establishment
  when his lunch gets mixed in with some very important packages. [13Jun53 Long Beach Independent]

1.34 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 34.
20Jun53 CBS Sat. 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 27Jun53, Sat. 6:30pm PT (kine)
Synopsis 1:
Story deals with Professor Waddlestrumpf's soluble soap powder that cleans clothes in a single dip but doesn't help the clothes. [27Jun53 Long Beach CA Independent]
Synopsis 2:
A comedy about a new soluble soap product invented by a friend and of hers, and how it does not work out. [27Jun53 Long Beach CA Press-Telegram]

1.35 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 35.
27Jun53 CBS Sat. 9pm ET (live)
no synopsis available

1.36 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 36.
04Jul53 CBS Sat. 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 05Jul53 Sun. 8pm PT (kine)
(LA day & time change to Sun. 8pm.)
no synopsis available

1.37 [--] Meet Millie: TV, show no. 37
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian.
11Jul53 CBS Sat. 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 12Jul53, Sun. 8pm (kine)
no synopsis available

[--] 18Jul53 CBS - pre-empted for National Boy Scout Jamboree, from Santa Ana, CA. (Sat. 9-10pm)

--Note the following episode was originally scheduled for 18Jul53 …. possibly delayed until 25Jul53.
2.x [--] Meet Millie: ALFRED IS DRAFTED
prod. no 52-38 / copyright 1954 ?
Producer: Frank Galen
writers: Frank Galen, Howard Leeds & Arthur Julian.
director: Lester Vail
Synopsis:
Mama and Millie think Alfred has been drafted. [18Jul53 TV Guide, New York City edition]

1.38 [--] Meet Millie:
25Jul53 CBS Sat. 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 26Jul53 Sun. 8pm (kine)
no synopsis available

1.39 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 39
01Aug53 CBS Sat. 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 02Aug53 Sun. 8pm (kine)
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian.
no synopsis available

1.40 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 40.
08Aug53 CBS Sat. 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 09Aug53 Sun. 8pm (kine)
no synopsis available

1.41 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 41.
15Aug53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 16Aug53 Sun. 8pm (kine)
no synopsis available

1.42 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 42.
22Aug53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 23Aug53 Sun. 8pm (kine)
no synopsis available

1.43 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 43.
29Aug53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 30Aug53, Sun. 8pm (kine)
no synopsis available

1.44 [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 44
05Sep53 CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 06Sep53, Sun. 8pm (kine)
no synopsis available
--matching episode?
1.x [--] Meet Millie: ALFRED'S INHERITANCE
TV show no. 45
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian
1953

[--] 12Sep53 - "Meet Millie" is replaced by "My Favorite Wife," starring Joan Caulfield and Barry Nelson. (CBS Sat. 9:30pm ET)

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################ Meet Millie #################
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1.x [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 46.
1953

1.x [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 101.
1953

1.x [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 102
writer, Frank Galen.
1953

1.x [--] Meet Millie: TV show no. 103.
1953

x.xx [--] Meet Millie: MRS. BRUBAKER'S COUSIN
no. 55-20 ??????? / 1954????
writers, Frank Galen, Norman Paul, Howard Leeds.

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