CTVA US Comedy - "Sally" (Paramount/NBC) (1957-58) starring Joan Caulfield

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Sally (1957-58)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox, Robert Leszczak
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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SALLY
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Paramount Television production
for
NBC (Sundays 7:30-8:00 PM EST)(15Sep57-30Mar58)
Produced by Frank Ross

US Comedy series 1957-58      ? episodes x 30 min bw FILM
Starring:
Joan Caulfield as Sally Truesdale
Marion Lorne as Myrtle Banford

Cast added for Format 2: (16Feb58-30Mar58)
Gale Gordon as Bascomb Bleacher Sr. (store manager) (1958)
Arte Johnson as Bascomb Bleacher Jr. (son) (1958)
Johnny Desmond as Jim Kendall (1958)

Premise: Format 1 (15Sep57-09Feb58)
The global adventures of Myrtle Banford, a rich elderly
widow. (Part owner of the "Bandord & Bleacher Dept. Store")
and Sally Truesdale her young traveling companion

Premise: Format 2 (16Feb58-30Mar58)
Following her duties as Mrs. Banford's traveling companion,
Sally begins work as a salesgirl in the "Banford & Bleacher
Dept. Store"

Note:
The first filmed series to be produced by Paramount Television.

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NBC Sundays 7:30-8:00 (15Sep57-30Mar58)

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Format 1 (15Sep57-09Feb58)
The global adventures of Myrtle Banford, a rich elderly
widow. (Part owner of the "Bandord & Beacher Dept. Store")
and Sally Truesdale her young traveling companion
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1.1 Sally: Unknown title (format 1)
15Sep57 NBC Sun

1.2 Sally: Unknown title (format 1)
22Sep57 NBC Sun

1.3 Sally: MRS. BANFORD'S BIRTHDAY (format 1)
29Sep57 NBC Sun
Guest cast:
Francis Lederer

[--] 06Oct57 NBC Sun - no details
[--] 13Oct57 NBC Sun - no details
[--] 20Oct57 NBC Sun - no details

1.xx Sally: Unknown title (format 1)
27Oct57 NBC Sun
Guest cast:
Barry Gordon .... Humberto
Henry Corden .... Hotel Manager
Hope Summers .... Woman Tourist

[--] 03Nov57 NBC Sun - no details
[--] 10Nov57 NBC Sun - no details
[--] 17Nov57 NBC Sun - no details
[--] 24Nov57 NBC Sun - no details

[--] 01Dec57 NBC Sun - no details
[--] 08Dec57 NBC Sun - no details
[--] 15Dec57 NBC Sun preempted "Let Freedom Ring" Special
[--] 22Dec57 NBC Sun - no details
[--] 29Dec57 NBC Sun - no details

[--] 05Jan58 NBC Sun - no details
[--] 12Jan58 NBC Sun - no details
[--] 19Jan58 NBC Sun - no details

1.x Sally: OPERATION INTRIGUE (format 1)
26Jan1958 NBC Sun
Synopsis:
While on the borders of East and West Germany, Sally and Mrs. Banford
become suspicious of a man. They are convinced he is a Russian spy. [RF]

1.x Sally: WORLD'S GREATEST LOVER (format 1)
02Feb58 NBC Sun
Synopsis:
While visiting Capri, Sally meets a handsome count who asks to take her
out. All her friends warn her against going: It seems the count has a
reputation as "the world's greatest lover". [RF]

[--] 09Feb58 NBC Sun - no details

1.x [--] Sally: TO MYRTLE WITH LOVE (a.k.a. MRS. BANFORD'S BIRTHDAY) (format 1) [verified -RL]
Sponsor is the CHEMSTRAND CORPORATION, makers of ACRILAN NYLON
Alternate sponsor is ROYAL TYPEWRITERS
Produced by Frank Ross
Directed by William Asher
Written by Phillip Shuken
Guest Cast:
Frances Lederer as Mr. Coucheau
also guest starring
Alphonse Martell
Fred Cavens
Maurice Marsac
Synopsis:
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. It's Mrs. Banford's birthday, and Sally comes up
with the ultimate gift to make the old lady feel young again - A GIGOLO. The "escort"
is hired for only one night, but when he keeps reappearing to court Mrs. Banford,
Sally finds out that his REAL interest is HER, and NOT Mrs. Banford. [RL]

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Format 2: (16Feb58-30Mar58)
Following her duties as Mrs. Banford's traveling companion,
Sally begins work as a salesgirl in the "Banford & Bleacher
Dept. Store"
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2.x Sally: Unknown title (format 2)
16Feb1958 NBC Sun
Synopsis:
Sally goes to work in Mrs. Banford's department store.
*Note: The show's format undergoes a change, Sally and Mrs. Banford
return to the U.S. and singer Johnny Desmond, comic actors Gale Gordon and
Arte Johnson become regular members of the cast. [RF]

2.x [--] Sally: THE COSMETICIAN (format 2) [verified -RL]
Sponsored by ROYAL MCBEE TYPEWRITERS
Alternate Sponsor is the Chemstrand Corporation
A "CAULROSS" PRODUCTION
Written by Bob O'Brien and Irving Elinson
Directed by William Asher
Guest cast
Maudie Prickett
Marjorie Eaton
Edythe Case
Lonnie Pierce
Bob McCord
Synopsis:
Sally wants to make a face cream out of plums to sell at the Department Store.
She and Mrs. Banford make the stuff in Sally's bathtub and call the product
"PLUM DA VIE," which means plum of life. When the product is advertised, much like
an early infomercial, on the Department Store's own TV show, it begins to sell like
hotcakes. On the show, Sally pretends to be celebrity Judy Holliday, and endorses
the product, and the viewers fall for the ruse. [RL]
Note:
This episode is dated 1957. At the end of each episode, Sally gives a sneak peek at
next week's show. During the coming attractions at the end of this episode, the music
in the background is the identical music used a year later as the theme for "The Donna
Reed Show" opening credits. [RL]

[--] 23Feb58 NBC Sun - no details
[--] 02Mar58 NBC Sun - no details
[--] 09Mar58 NBC Sun - no details
[--] 16Mar58 NBC Sun - no details


2.xx Sally: SALLY, THE LOVE DOCTOR (format 2) [verified -RL]
23Mar1958 NBC Sun
Sponsored by Royal McBee Typewriters
Produced by Frank Ross
Written by Alan Lipscott & Robert Fisher
Directed by William Asher
Guest Cast:
Carol Nugent as Gail, the glove salesgirl [RL]
Synopsis:
Sally learns that Junior plans to go to Tibet and become a monk because
he doesn't have enough courage to ask a young lady to marry him. She
decides to help him gain confidence in himself.

2.xx Sally: DEAR MYRTLE (format 2)
30Mar1958 NBC Sun
Synopsis:
The employees of the Banford and Bleacher department story plan a
musical for an orphan home.

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