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Our Man Higgins (1962-63)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger, Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)

First Company of Writers production
in association with
Screen Gems (to be verified)
for
ABC (Wednesdays 9:30 pm EST)

US Comedy series 1962-63    34 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
Stanley Holloway
as Higgins
with
Audrey Totter as Alice MacRoberts
Frank Maxwell as Duncan MacRoberts
Rickey Kelman as Tommy MacRoberts
K.C. Butts as Dinghy MacRoberts
Regina Groves as Joanie MacRoberts
*
Paul Hartman as Charlie (recurring)
Julian Holloway as Quentin (recurring)
Marjorie Reynolds as Dodie (recurring)

Premise:
An American suburban family inherits a British butler. A slick
and likeable sitcom of its time which gave its star Stanley Holloway
his biggest American break after 'My Fair Lady'.

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ABC Wednesdays 9:30 pm Eastern

1.01 [--] Our Man Higgins: IT'S HIGGINS, SIR
03Oct62 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest cast:
Ryan O'Neal ......... Archie
Synopsis:
Higgins arrives from Scotland in a large crate. [RF]

1.02 [--] Our Man Higgins: A SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE
10Oct62 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest cast:
Amzie Strickland .... Maude
Philippa Bevans ..... Flora
Dick Wilson ......... Fletcher
Florence MacMichael . Miss Tremont
Jeff DeBenning ...... Beaumont
Peter Brooks ........ Freddie
Synopsis:
Getting a picture of the MacRoberts' family heirloom in the newspaper
seems like a good idea to Father Duncan. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Higgins has misgivings when Duncan publicizes the family heirlooms. [RF]

1.03 [--] Our Man Higgins: LADY OF LEISURE
17Oct62 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest cast:
Tsuruko Kobayaski ... Shirley
Hazel Shermit ....... Gert
June Ericson ........ Irma
Bob Okazaki ......... Miyako
Synopsis:
Alice feels useless: Higgins has taken over the housework. [RF]

1.04 [--] Our Man Higgins: SURPRISE PARTY
24Oct62 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest cast:
Bob Okazaki ......... Miyako
Bert Whaley ......... Hank
Kenny Jackson ....... Sy
Synopsis:
The family plans a surprise birthday party for Duncan. [RF]

1.05 [--] Our Man Higgins: FROM THE FOREST PRIMEVAL
31Oct62 ABC Wed

1.06 [--] Our Man Higgins: THE RULES OF THE ROAD
07Nov62 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest cast:
Paul Hartman ........ Charley (recurring)
Roy Johnson ......... Paynts
Charles Irving ...... Louie
William Benedict .... Commodore
Stafford Repp ....... Buckmaster
Charles Macauley .... Farnham
Synopsis:
Joannie gets driving lessons from Higgins and hits another car. [RF]

1.07 [--] Our Man Higgins: FIVE WILL GET YOU TEN
14Nov62 ABC Wed


1.08 [--] Our Man Higgins: BIRTHDAY PARTY
21Nov62 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest cast:
Stefen Schnabel ..... Otto
Bobby Horan ......... Lonnie
Louis Pisano ........ Louis
Synopsis:
It's Dinghy's birthday and he's campaigning for a bike. [RF]

1.09 [--] Our Man Higgins: HIGGINS' LITTLE HELPER
27Nov62 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest cast:
Julian Holloway ..... Quentin (recurring)
Synopsis:
"Higgins' Little Helper" is his awkward nephew. [RF]

1.10 [--] Our Man Higgins: BUTLER FATHER
05Dec62 ABC Wed

1.11 [--] Our Man Higgins: GOLF PARTNER
12Dec62 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest cast: (same guest cast as #1.19??)
Roger Mobley ....... Jamie MacDermott
Cheryl Miller ...... Laurie MacDermott
Roy Roberts ........ Bruce MacDermott
Synopsis:
Higgins gives a little golf instruction on the side. [RF]

1.12 [--] Our Man Higgins: THE THREE FACES OF HIGGINS
19Dec62 ABC Wed

1.13 [--] Our Man Higgins: MR. GILBERT AND MR. SULLIVAN
26Dec62 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest cast:
Aron Kincaid ........ Dick
Harriet MacGibbon ... Mrs. Marchpole
Synopsis:
Higgins coaches Joannie for a part in an operetta. [RF]

1.14 [--] Our Man Higgins: MANCHESTER MINSTREL
2Jan63 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest cast:
Julian Holloway ..... Quentin (recurring)
Synopsis:
Higgins' incompetent nephew arrives needing help, he's invested the
families life savings into an almost bankrupt coffee house. [RF]

1.15 [--] Our Man Higgins: THE MILKMAN COMETH
09Jan63 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest cast:
Stuart Erwin ........ Barney
Marjorie Reynolds ... Dodie (recurring)
Synopsis:
The milkman's early hours interfere with his love life. [RF]

1.16 [--] Our Man Higgins: THE BROKEN STATUE
16Jan63 ABC Wed

1.17 [--] Our Man Higgins: A BUNCH OF FORGET-ME-NOTS
23Jan63 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest cast:
Kathryn Givney ...... Mrs. Whitley
Olive Dunbar ........ Mrs. Ashmore
Martha Stewart ...... Mrs. Pierce
Ted Bergen .......... Isherwood
Synopsis:
Alice has been nominated for the Homemaker of the Year award. The
selection committee is going to visit her today - and the house is in a mess. [RF]

1.18 [--] Our Man Higgins: PROM GIRL (aka "Miss Prom" - copyright title)
30Jan63 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest cast:
Donnie Brooks ....... Himself
Judy Norstad ........ Jennifer Gonsit
Barbara Morrison .... Mrs. Gonsit
Thayer Roberts ...... Mr. Gonsit
Bill Walker ......... Billings
Anne Bellamy ........ Mrs. Nelson
Synopsis:
Joannie is in the running for "Miss Prom" and Jennifer's mother is
convinced that Joannie doesn't stand a chance. [RF]

1.19 [--] Our Man Higgins: THE ROYAL AND ANCIENT GAME
06Feb63 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest cast: (same guest cast as #1.11 ??)
Roy Roberts ........ Bruce MacDermott
Roger Mobley ....... Jamie MacDermott
Cheryl Miller ...... Laurie MacDermott
Synopsis:
Duncan and his neighbor, Mr. MacDermott, decide to settle a business
matter by pitting their sons against each other in a golf match. Duncan
doesn't know that Higgins has been coaching young Jamie MacDermott in
the royal and ancient game. [RF]

1.20 [--] Our Man Higgins: MY FIRST FRIEND
13Feb63 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest cast:
Paul Hartman ....... Charlie (recurring)
Charles Irving ..... Louie
Richard Miller ..... Brandy
Chet Stratton ...... Mr. Imbrie
Synopsis:
Higgins' duties haven't allowed him much free time, so Alice insists
that he spend a day in pursuit of enjoyment. [RF]

1.21 [--] Our Man Higgins: THE LONG, LONG SATURDAY
20Feb63 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest cast:
Julian Holloway .... Quentin (recurring)
Sylvia Fields ...... Aunt Martha
Paul Hartman ....... Charlie (recurring)
Synopsis:
The long long Saturday begins when the Macroberts family leaves for the
weekend and Higgins' nephew Quentin shows up - with two tough-looking
gamblers hot on his trail. [RF]

1.22 [--] Our Man Higgins: HIGGINS' UNDERSTUDY
27Feb63 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest Cast:
Julian Holloway ..... Quentin (recurring)
Frank Maxwell ........ Duncan (recurring)
Synopsis:
To keep Quentin away, Higgins offers to take him on a vacation -
but Duncan needs his butler for a big dinner party. [TA]

[--] Unknown episode (possibly "Higgins' Undestudy")
Guest cast:
Edward Everett Horton .. Rawley
Julian Holloway ........ Quentin (recurring)
Ron Whelan ............. Jones-Forsythe
Olan Soule ............. Manager
Jeanne Tatum ........... Mrs. Nelson
Synopsis:
Alice gets a new butler while Higgins is on vacation. [RF]

1.23 [--] Our Man Higgins: BLACK THURSDAY
06Mar63 ABC Wed

[--] Unknown episode (possibly "Black Thursday")
Guest cast:
Marjorie Reynolds ...... Dodie (recurring)
Dick Wessel ............ Joe
Hedley Mattingly ....... Forsythe
Bobo Lewis ............. Mrs. Carter
Alice Dudley ........... Cora
Robert Shayne .......... Charley
Synopsis:
It's Higgins' day off and nothing goes right without him. [RF]

1.24 [--] Our Man Higgins: HALF A HIGGINS
13Mar63 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest Cast:
Alan Carney ......... Ernie
Frances Robinson .... Mrs. Talbot
Richard Reeves ...... Krauss
A.G. Vitanza ........ Ianelli
Bernie Kopell ....... Finnerty
Synopsis:
A relative's inheritance includes half of Higgins' services. [RF]

1.25 [--] Our Man Higgins: CONFLICT OF INTEREST
20Mar63 ABC Wed (rerun 24Jul63)
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest cast:
Frank Ferguson ...... Conway
Nelson Olmsted ...... Chairman
Synopsis:
A conflict of interest is developing at the MacRoberts - Duncan wants
a park converted into a parking lot. [RF]

1.26 [--] Our Man Higgins: HIGGINS AND THE HILLBILLY
27Mar63 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest Cast:
Slim Pickens ........ Zeke
Mary McCarty ........ Rae
Synopsis:
Duncan wants to buy property from a hillbilly who has a crush on Higgins. [RF]

1.27 [--] Our Man Higgins: THE RELUCTANT HANDICAPPER
03Apr63 ABC Wed 9:30pm (Copyright date: 27Mar63)
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest Cast:
Paul Hartman .......... Charlie (recurring)
Bern Hoffman .......... Michigan Slim
Charles Irving ........ Louie
William Benedict ...... Commodore
Synopsis:
Higgins' friend Charlie can't pick a winning horse, and Higgins - who
doesn't bet - can't pick a loser. [TA]

1.28 [--] Our Man Higgins: MEET AUNT SADIE
10Apr63 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest cast:
Connie Gilchrist ..... Sadie
Elizabeth Talbot Martin ...... Mrs. Woodrington
Synopsis 1:
Alice's aunt, a frontier woman from Alaska, arrives unexpectedly on the
eve of the MacRoberts' party for Mrs. Woodrington - the town's social leader. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Aunt Sadie, an Alaskan pioneer, comes for a visit. [RF]

1.29 [--] Our Man Higgins: WILL THE REAL MR. HARGRAVE PLEASE STAND UP?
17Apr63 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest cast:
Reginald Gardiner ... Dandy
Paul Hartman ........ Charlie (recurring)
Noel Drayton ........ Cyril Hargrave
Synopsis:
Alice sends Higgins to the airport to meet Hollywood director Cyril
Hargrave - but Cyril doesn't show up. [RF]

1.30 [--] Our Man Higgins: DELINQUENT FOR A DAY
24Apr63 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest cast:
Billy Hughes ........ Eddie
Bobby Horan ......... Lonnie
Kurt Russell ........ Bobby
Synopsis:
Higgins cannot prevent the boys from wrecking the house while their parents are away. [RF]

1.31 [--] Our Man Higgins: THE EDUCATION OF HARRY BARKER
01May63 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest cast:
William Zuckert .... Harry Barker
Paul Hartman ....... Charlie (recurring)
Queenie Leonard .... Winifred Barker
Synopsis:
Duncan wants to make a big impression on investor Harry Barker - who's
coming to lunch on Higgins' day off. [RF]

1.32 [--] Our Man Higgins: WHO'S ON FIRST?
08May63 ABC Wed

1.33 [--] Our Man Higgins: LOVE IS DANDY
17May63 ABC Wed
Starring: Stanley Holloway (as Higgins)
Guest cast:
Reginald Gardiner ... Dandy
Mary Wickes ......... Mme. Amethyst
Synopsis:
Higgins' cousin arrives at the MacRoberts household and falls for a con artist. [RF]

1.34 [--] Our Man Higgins: THE DANCE (final episode)
24May63 ABC Wed

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Summer Reruns ABC Wednesdays (29May63-11Sep63)
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[--] 24Jul63 rerun of "Conflict of Interest" (first aired 20Mar63)


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