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Starring Elena Verdugo as Millie Bronson
Season 2 (CBS) (1953-54)
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 #################
############# season 2 1953-54 ###############
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CBS (Saturdays 7pm Eastern)

Cast:
Elena Verdugo … Millie Bronson
Florence Halop … Mama Bronson (Millie's mother)
Marvin Kaplan … Alfred Prinzmetal (Millie's friend)
Ross Ford … Johnny "J.R." Boone, Jr. (Millie's boyfriend)
Roland Winters … J.R. Boone Sr. (Millie's boss)
Isabel Randolph … Mrs. Boone (wife of J.R. Sr.)

[--] 24Oct53 CBS - last episode of "The Stork Club" Sat. 7pm ET. ("Meet Millie" takes over this time slot the next week.)

2.01 [45] Meet Millie: (title unknown)
31Oct1953 CBS Sat. 7pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 07Nov53, KNXT-2, Sat 6pm (kine)
no. 53-1 / no copyright details
Synopsis 1:
The opening show finds Mama working as a waitress in a cafe where Millie is throwing a party. [Long Beach CA Press-Telegram]
Synopsis 2:
Mama is in a jam after she takes an "extra cash" job as a waitress in a restaurant where Millie plans to throw a party.
This makes Mama both waitress and guest. [Long Beach CA Independent]

2.02 [--] Meet Millie: (title unknown)
07Nov1953 CBS Sat. 7pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 14Nov53, Sat. 6pm (kine)
no. 53-2 no details
Synopsis 1:
Millie's life is more complicated as Mama takes the ugly-duckling cousin under her wing and thus drives away all the boy friends.
[Long Beach CA Press-Telegram]
Synopsis 2:
When Mama becomes embroiled with Millie's ugly-ducking cousin, the friends of Millie run for cover. [Long Beach CA Independent]

2.03 [--] Meet Millie: (title unknown)
14Nov1953 CBS Sat. 7pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 21Nov53, Sat. 6pm (kine)
no. 53-3 no details
no synopsis available

2.04 [48] Meet Millie: (title unknown)
21Nov1953 CBS Sat. 7pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 28Nov53 Sat. 6pm (kine)
prod. no. 53-4 / copyright 1953
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian
Synopsis 1:
A battle royal at the Boones' wedding anniversary party is the theme for "Meet Millie." [Long Beach CA Press-Telegram]
Synopsis 2:
Silence by mutual agreement is the end-product of a battle royal at the Boones' wedding anniversary. [Long Beach CA Independent]

2.05 [--] Meet Millie: (title unknown)
28Nov1953 CBS Sat. 7pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 05Dec53 Sat. 6pm (kine)
prod. no. 53-5 / copyright 1953
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian.
Synopsis 1:
The new boy friend of Millie's Mama is a student of ornithology and the features start to fly, but good, when Mama discovers
she is allergic to the feathered friends. [Long Beach CA Press-Telegram]
Synopsis 2:
Millie's mama gets a new boy friend whose hobby is ornithology, but feathers start to fly when mama turns out to be allergic to birds.
[Long Beach CA Independent]

2.06 [--] Meet Millie: (title unknown)
05Dec1953 CBS Sat. 7pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 12Dec53 Sat. 6pm (kine)
prod. no. 53-6 / copyright 1953
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian
no synopsis available

2.07 [--] Meet Millie: THE HUNTING TRIP
12Dec1953 CBS Sat. 7pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 19Dec53 Sat. 6pm (kine)
prod. no. 53-7 / copyright 1953
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian.
no synopsis available

2.08 [--] Meet Millie: (title unknown)
19Dec1953 CBS Sat. 7pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 26Dec53 Sat. 6pm (kine)
prod. no. 53-8 / copyright 1953
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian
Synopsis:
BONUS BATTLE—Business reverses prompt Millie's boss to cancel Christmas bonuses and a party for the office staff.
This causes Millie to take some drastic measures. [Long Beach CA Independent]

2.09 [53] Meet Millie: CHRISTMAS PRESENTS (TV)
26Dec1953 [date on Paley Center website]
26Dec1953 CBS Sat. 7pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 02Jan54 Sat. 6pm (kine)
prod. no. 53-9 / copyright 1953
Director: Lester Vail
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian
Guest cast:
Ruth Perrott … Aunt Ethel
Synopsis:
In this episode, Millie and Mama are opening their presents on Christmas morning and are tickled upon discovering
that they bought each other the same gift. Then, Alfred offers them presents, and the Boone family drops by. Mr. Boone
gives them a painting of a famous racehorse, and while they dislike it, they agree to hang the painting over the mantle,
so as not to insult him. Later, Aunt Ethel announces that she is in town and has a wonderful present for Mama and Millie.
Since they have nothing for Aunt Ethel, they send Alfred to the lingerie shop to buy a gift. Aunt Ethel arrives and gives
them a painting of their late uncle to hang over the mantle. Somewhat relieved to remove the racehorse painting,
Millie and Mama are shocked when the Boones return for holiday dinner. Mama frantically changes the picture so Mr. Boone
will not be insulted, but then realizes she will offend Aunt Ethel by replacing the painting of their late uncle.
A misunderstanding ensues, and ultimately, Alfred hangs one of his paintings over the mantle instead. [Paley Center description]

2.10 [--] Meet Millie: MASQUERADE PARTY
02Jan54 CBS Sat. 7pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 09Jan54 Sat. 6pm (kine)
prod. no. 53-10 / copyright 1954
Producer: Frank Galen
Director: Lester Vail
Writers: Frank Galen, Howard Leeds and Arthur Julian.
Guest cast:
Harry Cheshire … Mr. Weems
Isabel Randolph … Mrs. Boone
Doris Singleton … Yvette
Synopsis:
One in this comedy series about Millie Bronson, a secretary living in Manhattan with her mother, who is always trying to
fix Millie up with eligible bachelors. In this episode, Millie's longtime friend, Mr. Weems, stops in New York City on his
way back from Paris before heading home to Texas. He tells Millie and Mama that he is throwing a masquerade party at the Boones'
apartment so everyone can meet Yvette, his new girlfriend he met in Paris. Mama becomes upset on learning about Yvette, because
Millie has always shunned the advances of the very wealthy Mr. Weems. Meanwhile, Millie meets Yvette at the Boones' office and
is shocked to learn that Yvette is only dating Mr. Weems for his money. Millie and Mama devise a plan to break up the relationship
at the party. However, every time they think their plan is working, it backfires. Just as they are about to give up, Yvette makes
the mistake of announcing her real intentions in front of Mr. Weems, whom she thought was Alfred. [Paley Center description]

2.11 [55] Meet Millie: ALFRED'S FATHER
09Jan54 CBS Sat. 7pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 16Jan54 Sat. 6pm (kine)
prod. no. 53-11 / copyright 1954
Synopsis:
Alfred, the poet, leaves home … but is reconciled by Millie's mama. [ad in Madison Wisconsin State Journal]

2.12 [--] Meet Millie: BUYER FROM BHUKISTANI
16Jan54 CBS Sat. 7pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 23Jan54 Sat. 6pm (kine)
prod. no. 53-12 / copyright 1954
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian
no synopsis available

2.13 [--] Meet Millie:
23Jan54 CBS Sat. 7pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 30Jan54 Sat. 6pm (kine)
Synopsis 1:
Mother tries to interest Millie in an older man in order to eliminate the unworthy candidate. [Long Beach CA Press-Telegram]
Synopsis 2:
Mother tries to interest Millie in a romance with an older man. [Long Beach CA Independent]
Synopsis 3:
Millie’s mother lines up a new suitor for her daughter. [23Jan54 Tucson AZ Daily Citizen]

 2.13 [--] Meet Millie:
23Jan54 CBS Sat. 7pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 30Jan54 Sat. 6pm (kine)
Synopsis 1:
Mother tries to interest Millie in an older man in order to eliminate the unworthy candidate. [Long Beach CA Press-Telegram]
Synopsis 2:
Mother tries to interest Millie in a romance with an older man. [Long Beach CA Independent]
Synopsis 3:
Millie’s mother lines up a new suitor for her daughter. [23Jan54 Tucson AZ Daily Citizen]

2.14 [58] Meet Millie: possibly KIDDIE PARTY
30Jan54 CBS Sat. 7pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 30Jan54 Tucson KOPO-13, Sat. 5pm MT (live)
Los Angeles: 06Feb54 Sat. 6pm (kine)
Synopsis 1:
Millie joins her mother and Alfred in getting into kiddie costumes to attend a party. When they arrive they discover the other
guests garbed formally. [Long Beach CA Press-Telegram, 06Feb54]
Synopsis 2:
Through a misunderstanding, Millie and friends show up at a fashionable party in kiddy costumes. [30Jan54 Tucson AZ Daily Citizen]
Synopsis 3:
Millie, her mother and Alfred go to a formal dance.[Madison Wisconsin State Journal]
--matching episode?
2.x [--] Meet Millie: KIDDIE PARTY
prod. no. 54-14 / copyright 1954
(should be 53-14?)

[--] 06Feb1954 CBS (East Coast) - replaced by "Cases of Eddie Drake."

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[--] Dialogue excerpt:
"My father says a fellow with my brains could never be happy with a girl stupid enough to go out with me twice."
—Alfred Prinzmetal on "Meet Millie." (printed in 27Feb54 Pittsburgh PA Courier newspaper).

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############# Cancelled Episodes #############
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Two newspapers ran "Meet Millie" listings through mid-Feb. 1954.
These were probably cancelled episodes as Season Two had ended with the 30Jan54 show.

[--] Meet Millie: (cancelled episode)
06Feb54 Madison, Wis., WKOW-27, Sat. 6pm CT (live)
06Feb54 Tucson KOPO-13, Sat. 5pm MT (live)
Synopsis 1:
Millie and her mother throw a surprise birthday. [06Feb54 Tucson AZ Daily Citizen, "Tops On TV Tonight"]
Synopsis 2:
"Surprise Party." [Madison Wisconsin State Journal]

[--] Meet Millie: (cancelled episode)
13Feb54 Madison, Wis., WKOW-27, Sat. 6pm CT (live)
13Feb54 Tucson KOPO-13, Sat. 5pm MT (live)
Synopsis:
"Valentine dates." [Madison Wisconsin State Journal]

[--] Meet Millie: (cancelled episode)
The Tucson AZ Daily Citizen lists "Meet Millie" on 20Feb54 Sat. (KPHO-5, Phoenix, CBS TV affiliate)

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[--] Meet Millie: THE YACHT PARTY
TV show no. / copyright 1954
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian

 

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