CTVA US Comedy - "Private Secretary" (Chertok/CBS) Season 5 (1956-57)

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Starring Ann Sothern & Don Porter
Season 5 (CBS) (1956-57)
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

############# Private Secretary ##############
############# season 5 1956-57 ##############
############## (final season) ###############
CBS Sundays 7:30 pm Eastern (Fortnightly) 15 New Episodes
Alternated with - 
The Jack Benny Program (season 7) (CBS Sundays) (1956-1957)

5.01 [90] Private Secretary: FRENCH LEAVE
09Sep56 CBS   
Guest Cast: Jacques Bergerac.
Mr. Sands loans Susie to a French producer so he will have the
inside track on the producer's film. Mr. Sands does not count
on Susie being loyal to her new boss. [JB]

5.02 [91] Private Secretary: ALL THAT GLITTERS
16Sep56 CBS   
Guest Cast:
Franklin Pangborn
Henry Hollis, now working on Wall Street, gives Susie a tip.
She invests and fantasizes about being a financial wizard. [JB]

[--] 23Sep56 Jack Benny Program  (season 7 premiere)

5.03 [92] Private Secretary: THE REUNION
30Sep56 CBS       
Guest Cast:
Virginia O'Brien
Susie feels insignificant after lunching with three old friends from high school.

5.04 [93] Private Secretary: THE SOW'S EAR
14Oct56 CBS       
Susie teaches Cagey Calhoun some manners so he can win more
clients. She does not expect her pupil to steal Mr. Sand's prize client, a British novelist. [JB]

5.05 [94] Private Secretary: HOW TO HANDLE THE BOSS
28Oct56 CBS       
Guest Cast:
John Archer.
Susie gets a reporter friend who loves practical jokes to ghost
write an article called "How to Handle the Boss." When he
mistakenly submits a gag article, Susie tries to get it back  before the presses roll. [JB]

5.06 [95] Private Secretary: WHAT EVERY SECRETARY KNOWS
11Nov56 CBS
Guest Cast:
Madge Blake
Susie and a producer's wife scheme to unite Mr. Sands and the
producer on a project, proving that the woman behind the man is important. [JB]

5.07 [96] Private Secretary: DOLLARS AND SENSE
25Nov56 CBS   
To curb her extravagant spending, Susie asks Vi and Mr. Sands  to put her on an allowance. [JB]

5.08 [97] Private Secretary: HER BEST ENEMY
09Dec56 CBS   
Cagey Calhoun schemes to borrow a new contract written by Mr. Sands. [JB]

5.09 [98] Private Secretary: THREE'S A CROWD
23Dec56 CBS   
Susie disrupts the friendship of a producer and a playwright
when both fall in love with her. [JB]

5.10 [99] Private Secretary: THE BIG SHOT
06Jan57 CBS       
Guest Cast:
Joe Flynn.
Melissa Converse (as aspiring actress) (Don Porter's stepdaughter)
Tommy pretends to be an executive when an aspiring actress finds
him alone in the office. He promises her a role as Venus, not
knowing Mr. Sands is negotiating with an established actress. [JB]

5.11 [100] Private Secretary: THAT'S NO LADY, THAT'S AN AGENT
(a.k.a. "Susie the Saboteur")
20Jan57 CBS   
Guest Cast:
Sig Ruman and Hillary Brooke.
Susie disguises herself as a Russian secretary to prevent a
rival casting agent from stealing an opera star client. [JB]

5.12 [101] Private Secretary: NOT QUITE PARADISE [verified -RF]
03Feb57 CBS Sun
Produced by Jack Chertok
Story and Teleplay by Leonard Gershe
Directed by Oscar Rudolph
Guest Cast:
Zasu Pitts ....... Aunt Martha
Hope Summers ..... Delia Loganbury
*
Director of photography Robert Pittack, A.S.C.
Assistant Director .... Lester Guthrie
Art Director .......... Howard Campbell
Editorial Supervisor .. Ben Marmon
Film Editor ........... Axel Hubert
Recorded by ........... Bob Post
Chief Electrician ..... Edward Petzoldt
Set Decorations ....... William L. Stevens
Properties ............ Clem Widrig
Makeup ................ Gene Hibbs
Hair Stylist .......... Gertrude Wheeler
Wardrobe Styling by ... Elois Jenssen
Synopsis:
Vi's Aunt Martha and her friend play matchmaker for Vi and
Mr. Sands when he and Susie come for dinner. [JB]

5.13 [102] Private Secretary: THE EFFICIENCY EXPERT
17Feb57 CBS
Guest Cast:
Raymond Bailey and Frank Nelson.
Mr. Sands hires an efficiency expert to straighten out the
office as he considers merging the agency. [JB]

5.14 [103] Private Secretary: TWO AND TWO MAKE FIVE
(a.k.a "Two Plus Two")
03Mar57 CBS
Guest Cast:   
Mel Blanc
As Mr. Sands searches for a voice for a new cartoon commercial,
Susie has a bigger worry: the IRS wants to audit her return. [JB]

5.xx Private Secretary: ("Two and Two Makes Five" or "Thy Name is Sands") [credits verified -RF]
Produced by Jack Chertok
Story and Teleplay by Frederic L. Fox and Peggy Chantler
Directed by Oscar Rudolph
Guest Cast:
Mel Blanc ........ Mr. Bascom
Tommy Vize ....... Fritz Kaslo
*
Director of photography Robert Pittack, A.S.C.
Assistant Director .... Lester Guthrie
Art Director .......... Howard Campbell
Editorial Supervisor .. Ben Marmon
Film Editor ........... Axel Hubert
Recorded by ........... Bob Post
Chief Electrician ..... Edward Petzoldt
Set Decorations ....... William L. Stevens
Properties ............ Clem Widrig
Makeup ................ Gene Hibbs
Hair Stylist .......... Gertrude Wheeler
Wardrobe Styling by ... Elois Jenssen
Synopsis:
As Mr. Sands searches for a voice for a new cartoon commercial,
Susie has a bigger worry: the IRS wants to audit her return. [JB]

5.15 [104] Private Secretary: THY NAME IS SANDS (final episode)
17Mar57 CBS   
Guest Cast:
Frank Wilcox and Howard McNear.
Susie tries to convince Mr. Sands that he needs glasses. [JB]
 

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