CTVA US Comedy - "Private Secretary" (Chertok/CBS) Season 1 (Early 1953)

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Starring Ann Sothern & Don Porter
Season 1 (CBS) (Early 1953)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Jim Brent, Rina Fox

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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CBS Sundays 7:30 pm    16 New Episodes
The Jack Benny Program (season 3) (CBS Sundays) (1952-1953) -  also aired in this time slot approx. every 4th week

3.5 [--] The Jack Benny Program:  60 PIECE ORCHESTRA SKIT
25 January 1953 CBS Sun
  / guest star Ann Sothern

1.01 Private Secretary: FEMME FASTALE (premiere)
1Feb53 CBS
Written by Tom Seller
In an effort to keep Mr. Sands' niece from chasing an older man,
Susie pretends to be interested in the niece's young boy friend. [JB]

1.02 Private Secretary: THE BACHELOR TAKES A WIFE
8Feb53 CBS
Written by Curtis Kenyon
Susie plays matchmaker for a client who shows interest in Mr. Sands
and a suave TV star known as "The Bachelor." [JB]

1.03 Private Secretary: THE EYES HAVE IT
15Feb53 CBS
Written by Leonard Gershe
Guest Cast:
King Donovan
When a hypnotist uses his talents on Susie to get a contract,
Mr. Sands thinks she has had a nervous breakdown. [JB]

1.04 Private Secretary: WHERE THERE IS A WILL
22Feb53 CBS
Written by Leonard Gershe
Guest Cast:
Gladys Hurlbut is introduced as Cora Evans.
Susie convinces hypochondriac Mr. Sands to go back to work by
reminiscing about their business associations. One flashback has
talent agent Sands turning away violinist Jack Benny. [JB]

1.05 Private Secretary: OLD FLAME
01Mar53 CBS
Written by Tom Seller
Guest Cast:
Mary Anderson
Susie's old boy friend comes to town and Susie tries to rekindle the
romance. She does not know he wants her opinion of his marrying a
dancer she knows. [JB]

1.06 Private Secretary: THE SERVANT PROBLEM a.k.a. SERVANT PROBLEMS
08Mar53 CBS
Written by Leonard Gershe
Guest Cast:
Alan Mowbray,
Allen Jenkins.
Susie poses as a maid in order to convince a wealthy couple not to
remove their backing from a show involving Mr. Sands' clients. [JB]

1.07 Private Secretary: OLD SOLDIER a.k.a. OLD SOLDIERS
15Mar53 CBS
Written by Curtis Kenyon
When Mr. Sands' former Air Force reserve buddy asks him to report to
Washington, Mr. Sands thinks he is being called for active duty.
Instead, the colonel wants his help in organizing a USO tour. [JB]

3.6 [--] The Jack Benny Program:  DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
22 March 1953  CBS Sun 


1.08 Private Secretary: LADY FROM PARIS
29Mar53 CBS
Written by Tom Seller
Susie mistakenly signs a French chanteuse. Her worries increase when
she hears the singer may really be a phony from Brooklyn. [JB]

1.09 Private Secretary: SUSPICION
05Apr53 CBS
Written by Phil Davis
Guest Cast:
Franklin Pangborn is introduced as Henry Hollis.
When Susie sees her friends plotting behind her back and meets a
secretarial replacement, she thinks she is going to be fired. [JB]

1.10 Private Secretary: A MAN CALLED SMITH (pilot episode)
12Apr53 CBS
Written by Tom Seller
Susie hunts for an elusive author and tricks Mr. Sands into hearing a
promising new singer. [JB]
This was the pilot for the "Private Secretary" series.

3.7 [--] The Jack Benny Program: THE FRED ALLEN SHOW
19- April-1953 CBS Sun


1.11 Private Secretary: STAR STRUCK
26Apr53 CBS
Written by Leonard Gershe
Guest Cast:
Gladys Hurlbut
On a night when she has a date with a handsome movie star, Susie finds
herself playing host to the obnoxious wife of a writer. [JB]

1.12 Private Secretary: WHO DUNIT?
03May53 CBS
Written by Phil Davis
While trying to help a girl from her hometown of Mumford, Iowa, Susie
and the girl are kidnapped by three small-time hoods. [JB]

1.13 Private Secretary: TOO MUCH SPRING
10May53 CBS
Written by Leonard Gershe
On the first day of spring, romantic Susie cannot concentrate on her
work. She and Vi fantasize about marrying Mr. Sands. [JB]

3.8 [--] The Jack Benny Program: JACK VISITS THE VAULT
17-May-1953 CBS


1.14 Private Secretary: PENNY WISE, POUND FOOLISH
24May53 CBS
Written by Phil Davis
Mr. Sands' economy binge proves to be expensive in the long run. [JB]

1.15 Private Secretary: CHILD LABOR
31May53 CBS
Written by Jerry Adelman
Guest Cast:
Sherry Jackson
Ann Doran.
Susie convinces an over-protective stage mother to let her daughter
enjoy her childhood, leaving Mr. Sands without a client. [JB]

1.16 Private Secretary: DARK STRANGER
07Jun53 CBS
Written by Tom Seller
When Vi's fortuneteller predicts a tall, dark stranger will enter
Susie's life, Susie hopes the dark stranger can help her find
Mr. Sands' lost ring. [JB]

Summer Replacement - Your Play Time (CBS - Summer 1953) Anthology Series

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