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The Tom Ewell Show (1960-61)
Episode Guide compiled by  The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox,  David Blake, Bob Leszczak
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Four Star-Ewell-Carroll-Martin production
for
CBS (Tuesdays 9:00 pm EST)
Produced by Hy Averback

US Comedy series 1960-61 32 episodes x 30 min bw
starring

Tom Ewell as Tom Potter
Marilyn Erskine as Fran Potter
Mabel Albertson as Irene Brady
Cindy Robbins as Carol Potter
Sherry Alberoni as Debbie Potter
Eileen Chesis as Sissie Potter

Premise:
Misadventures of a real estate agent whose home has
'wall-to-wall-women'.

Tom Ewell returned to television in 1975 when he co-starred
with Robert Blake in 'Baretta' , and again in 1981 in the western
sitcom 'Best of the West'
Previously his movie career included 'The Seven Year Itch' in 1955
with Marilyn Monroe and 'The Girl Can't Help it' in 1956
with Jayne Mansfield and Edmond O'Brien

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CBS Tuesdays 9:00 pm Eastern
 
1.01 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: TOM CUTS OFF THE CREDIT
27Sep60 CBS Tue
Guest cast:
Whit Bissell
Ray Strickland

1.02 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: DEBBIE TAKES UP THE TUBA
04Oct60 CBS Tue
Produced & Directed by Hy Averback
Written by Madelyn Martin & Bob Carroll, Jr
Synopsis:
Tom insists that daughter Debbie get some culture in her life, so she
takes up the tuba in the school orchestra. Tom begins to regret his
demand when Debbie's incessant practicing drives the family crazy. [RL]

1.03 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: THE SAFETY LESSON (verified)
11Oct60 CBS Tue (rerun 06Jun61)
Produced & Directed by Hy Averback
Written by Fred S. Fox and Iz Elinson
Guest cast:
Junius Matthews ........ Man
Ray Montgomery ......... First Officer
James H. Drake ......... Second Officer
and: Mitzi, the Dog played by herself
Synopsis:
Tom's sick and tired of chauffeuring his family around town. So he
decides to teach them how to drive. Good Luck! [RF]

1.04 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: TOM TAKES OVER (possibly-pilot episode) (verified)
18Oct60 CBS Tue
Produced & Directed by Jerry Thorpe
Written by Madelyn Martin & Bob Carroll, Jr
Guest Cast:
Norman Fell .......... Howie Fletcher (recurring)
and: Mitzi, the Dog played by herself
Synopsis:
Fran gets appendicitis---and Tom takes over the housework. [RF]

1.05 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: TOM PUTS THE GIRLS TO WORK (verified)
01Nov60 CBS Tue
Produced & Directed by Hy Averback
Written by Madelyn Martin & Bob Carroll, Jr
Guest Cast:
Billy Mumy ......... Jeffrey Nelson
Cheerio Meredith ... Woman
Synopsis:
Tom thinks part-time jobs for the girls are a fine idea---till there's
a domestic revolt. [RF]

1.06 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: THE SECOND PHONE (verified)
15Nov60 CBS Tue
Produced & Directed by Hy Averback
Teleplay by Michael Morris
Story by Iz Elinson & Fred S. Fox and Michael Morris
Guest Cast:
Howard Smith ......... Warren Prescott
Bruce MacFarlane ..... Workman #1
Tony Michaels ........ Workman #2
Sam Hearn ............ Old Man
And:
Norman Fell .......... Howie Fletcher (recurring)
Synopsis:
Tom tries to end female monopoly of the phone---by having a second one
installed. [RF]

1.07 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: THE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL (verified)
22Nov60 CBS Tue
Produced & Directed by Hy Averback
Written by Michael Morris and Max Wilk
Written Under the Supervision of Billy Friedberg
Guest Cast:
David Lewis .......... Walter Franklin (Banker)
Andrea King .......... Dr. Julia Teel
Fay McKenzie ......... Emma Franklin
Adrianne Ellis ....... Mrs. Sidney
Jack McCall .......... Mr. Sidney
Patti Chapman ........ Waitress
And:
Norman Fell .......... Howie Fletcher (recurring)
Synopsis:
Tom takes up handwriting analysis---and gets a new slant on his
business deals. [RF]

1.08 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: THE SPELLING BEE (verified)
29Nov60 CBS Tue
Produced & Directed by Hy Averback
Written by Larry Rhine and Milton Pascal
Written Under the Supervision of Billy Friedberg
Guest Cast:
Howard Petrie ........ Paul Wilkins
Darryl Richard ....... Slugger
Don Edmonds .......... Chuck
Thomas B. Henry ...... Travers
Vernon W. Rich ....... Jim Fox
Bert Holland ......... Higgins
William K. Hummer .... Butch
Vance Meadows ........ Stanley
And:
Norman Fell .......... Howie Fletcher (recurring)
Synopsis:
Tom dreams how his life would be with three sons rather than three daughters.
Tom enters Debbie in a Spelling Contest.

1.09 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: SITE UNSEEN (verified -DB)
06Dec60 CBS Tue
Produced and Directed by Hy Averback
Written by Max Wilk and Michael Morris
Written under the supervision of Billy Friedberg
Created by Madelyn Martin and Bob Carroll, Jr.
Associate Producer – Bill Harmon
*
Special Guest Star – Dick Powell
Parley Baer – Mayor Bradford
William Woodson – Major Dudley
Russ Conway – Sawyer
Tyler McVey – Ed Rice
Marjorie Bennett – Flora Roberts
Dick Bernie – Truck driver
Dick Ryan – Studio gateman
David R. Alpert – Reporter
Vance Meadows – Boy scout
David Halper – Kid #1
Robin L. Warga – Kid #2
*
Music by Jerry Fielding
Music Supervision – Herschel Burke Gilbert
Production Supervisor – Jack Sonntag
Editorial Supervisor – Bernard Burton
Supervisor Art Director – Bill Ross
Director of Photography – Carl Guthrie, A.S.C.
Production Manager – Bruce Fowler, Jr.
Assistant Director – Don Torpin
Art Director – Gibson A. Holley
Edited by Thomas Scott
Set Decoration – Carl Biddiscombe
Music Editor – Aubrey Lind
Sound Effects – Verna Fields
Make-up Artist – Grimwood
Sound – Earl Snyder
Wardrobe – Robert B. Harris
Casting – Phil Benjamin
Fashions furnished by Ohrbach’s
Mr Ewell’s suits furnished by Kuppenheimer Clothes
Synopsis 1:
Tom tries to lease land to Four Star Television for location work. He visits
the studio complex and meets Dick Powell watching yesterday’s rushes. He then
takes two Four Star executives out to view the site – very attractive, much
favoured by local kids and courting couples. But when he discovers the studio
intends to use the site for a war series, with hundreds of explosions destroying
the scenery, he cancels the agreement – even though this will cost him both
money and a chance at a career in politics. [DB]
Synopsis 2:
Tom tries to expose a hidden-camera TV show as a fake---and ends up on
camera. [RF] (possibly a different episode)
Synopsis 3:
Tom tries to make a profitable deal with actor Dick Powell. [RF]

1.10 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: THE FRIENDLY MAN (verified -DB)
20Dec60 CBS Tue
Produced and Directed by Hy Averback
Written by Michael Morris and Max Wilk
Written under the supervision of Billy Friedberg
Created by Madelyn Martin and Bob Carroll, Jr.
Associate Producer – Bill Harmon
Special Guest Star –
Mildred Dunnock ........ Mrs. Steckel
Ralph S. Bell – Boyd Turley
Bartlett Robinson – Hasbrook
Philip Harvey – Mr Brown
Louise Glenn – Mrs Brown
Harold J. Kennedy – Dooley
Also starring –
Ernest Truex ........... Mr. Steckel
*
Music by Jerry Fielding
Music Supervision – Herschel Burke Gilbert
Production Supervisor – Jack Sonntag
Editorial Supervisor – Bernard Burton
Supervisor Art Director – Bill Ross
Director of Photography – Harry Wild, A.S.C.
Production Manager – Bruce Fowler, Jr.
Assistant Director – Don Torpin
Art Director – Gibson A. Holley
Edited by Thomas Scott
Set Decoration – Carl Biddiscombe
Music Editor – Aubrey Lind
Sound Effects – Verna Fields
Make-up Artist – Grimwood
Sound – Earl Snyder
Wardrobe – Robert B. Harris
Casting – Phil Benjamin
Fashions furnished by Ohrbach’s
Mr Ewell’s suits furnished by Kuppenheimer Clothes
Synopsis:
Tom Potter sells a home insurance policy to the Steckels. He thinks
he's really a whiz - until the Steckel's home begins to fall apart at
the seams. [RF]

1.11 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: SALESMANSHIP LESSON
27Dec60 CBS Tue
Guest cast:
Norman Fell ............ Howie
Synopsis:
Tom tries to teach a protege the art of selling. [RF]

1.12 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: ADVICE TO THE LOVELORN
03Jan61 CBS Tue

1.13 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: TRY IT ON FOR SIZE
10Jan61 CBS Tue (rerun 13Jun61)
Synopsis:
The females in Tom Potter's house tried to tell him what to wear. What
happened? Incensed, he went shopping by himself, bought a suit he
hates, and now, out of pride, insists on wearing it. [RF]

1.14 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: NO FUN IN THE SUN (verified)
17Jan61 CBS Tue
Produced & Directed by Hy Averback
Written by Larry Rhine and Milton Pascal
Written Under the Supervision of Billy Friedberg
Guest cast:
Robert Hastings ........ Hub Norton
Jess B. Kirkpatrick .... Phil Durkee
Helen Andrews .......... Jennie Durkee
Sheila Rogers .......... Woman
Gil Rogers ............. Phil, Jr.
Synopsis:
Tom and Fran plan a peaceful vacation at the lake - they're not taking
the children. When they arrive at the lake and attempt to phone those
they left behind, no one answers! [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Tom and Fran take a vacation alone---but its hardly carefree. [RF]

1.15 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: MR. SHREWD (verified)
24Jan61 CBS Tue
Produced & Directed by Hy Averback
Written by Michael Morris and Max Wilk
Written Under the Supervision of Billy Friedberg
Guest cast:
Stanley Adams .......... Jablonksy
Edgar Barrier .......... Riviera
Herbie Faye ............ Whitey
Marie C. Brown ......... Mary Frances Fogarty
Yvonne Peattie ......... Salesgirl
Yvonne White ........... Customer
And: (large font)
John Dehner ............ Newton Pickering
Synopsis:
Tom feels that money is being handled a little too freely around the
Potter household. [RF]

1.16 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: THE MIDDLE CHILD
31Jan61 CBS Tue
Synopsis:
Tom is pampering Debbie---at the other girls' expense. [RF]


1.17 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: THE TROUBLE WITH MOTHER (verified)
07Feb61 CBS Tue
Produced & Directed by Hy Averback
Written by Howard Leeds
Director of Photography, Frank Carson
Guest Cast: (verified on film)
Gage Clark ............. Howard Brubaker
Guest cast: (NOT ON CREDITS - possibly from a different episode)
Dick Bernie ............ Salesman  ?
Cully Richards ......... Hart ?
Synopsis:
Grandma's sputtering: the old jalopy Tom sold her has quit running. [RF]

1.18 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: A FELLOW NEEDS A FRIEND
14Feb61 CBS Tue
Guest cast:
Alan Reed Jr. .......... Paul Bayliss
Synopsis:
Tom tries to find someone to go to the Rams football game with him,
but to no avail - everyone is busy. He winds up taking daughter Carol's
new love interest, Paul Bayliss, much to her chagrin. [RL]

1.19 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: OUT OF LEFT FIELD
21Feb61 CBS Tue
[--] The Tom Ewell Show: title unknown (possibly #1.19 "Out of Left Field")
airdate unknown
Guest cast:
Jonathan Bolt .......... Hub
Synopsis:
Tom meets a baseball star---and starts right in with a sales pitch. [RF]

1.20 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: STORM OVER SHANGRI-LA (verified)
28Feb61 CBS Tue
Produced by Hy Averback/ Associate Producer, Bill Harmon
Directed by James Sheldon
Written by Milton Pascal and Larry Rhine
Written Under the Supervision of Billy Friedberg
Director of Photography, Chas E. Burke
Guest Cast:
Katherine Squire ....... Abbey
June Walker ............ Madge
Isabel Randolph ........ Eunice
Sue Randall ............ Miss McNulty
Phil Harvey ............ Archer
And:
David White ............ Cameron Colby
Synopsis:
Tom's dilemma: leave three elderly ladies homeless---or lose a big
business deal. [RF]

1.21 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: I DON'T SEE IT (verified)
07Mar61 CBS Tue (rerun 27Jun61)
Produced & Directed by Hy Averback
Written by Michael Morris and Max Wilk
Written Under the Supervision of Billy Friedberg
Guest cast:
Alice Ghostley .......... Lavinia Barrington
Robert Emhardt .......... Orville Bostwick
Synopsis:
Money problems are forcing spinster Lavinia Barrington to sell her
home. Tom, impressed with Lavinia's artistic talents, thinks he can
help her to sell some paintings instead. [RF]

1.22 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: THE OLD MAGIC (verified)
14Mar61 CBS Tue
Produced & Directed by Hy Averback
Written by Max Wilk and Michael Morris
Written Under the Supervision of Billy Friedberg
Director of Photography, Harry Wild, A.S.C.
Special Guest Star:
John Emery ............. Jack Hunter
With:
Fay Roope .............. Mr. Dutton
Sid Curtis ............. Parking Attendant
Sirry Steffen .......... Girl in Restaurant (French Girl)
Mary Lu Stevens ........ Girl in Penthouse
Sheika Moser ........... Girl in Penthouse
Beverly Andersen ....... Waitress
Synopsis:
Tom runs into his old college roommate Jack Hunter. Hunter, now a
wealthy construction man, invites Tom and Fran to a big blowout with
all the trimmings - including Hollywood Stars! [RF]

1.23 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: MRS. DYNAMITE (verified)
21Mar61 CBS Tue
Produced & Directed by Hy Averback
Written by Michael Morris and Max Wilk
Written Under the Supervision of Billy Friedberg
Director of Photography, Chas E. Burke
Guest cast:
Barry Kelly ........... Jim Rafferty
Dorothy Konrad ........ Peggy Rafferty
Ted Jordan ............ Mr. Brubaker
Synopsis:
Tom hires a woman to clean up his office---and she does! [RF]

1.24 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: THE PRYING EYE
28Mar61 CBS Tue (rerun 20Jun61)
Guest cast:
George Fenneman ......... Randy Rambo
Allyn Joslyn ............ Harry Hodges
Grace Albertson ......... Sally Gallagher
Frank Albertson ......... Al Gallagher
Jean Carson ............. Diane
Synopsis:
Trouble abounds when Tom is accused of peeping at the lovely Diane, but
those nosey neighbors are in for a surprise. [RF]


1.25 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: THE CHUTNEY CAPER (verified)
04Apr61 CBS Tue
Produced & Directed by Hy Averback
Written by Max Wilk and Michael Morris
Written Under the Supervision of Billy Friedberg
Director of Photography, Chas E. Burke
Special Guest Star:
Alice Ghostley ........ Polly
Synopsis 1:
Tom sister Polly is due to visit the Potters, and Fran is not pleased. [UK]
Synopsis 2:
Tom's weird, spiritual sister Polly (Alice Ghostly) comes for a visit
and drives Fran crazy. You see, Polly has many odd hobbies, interests,
ideosyncracies and food preferences. [RL]

1.26 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: PUT IT ON, TAKE IT OFF (verified)
11Apr61 CBS Tue
Produced & Directed by Hy Averback
Written by Michael Morris and Max Wilk
Written Under the Supervision of Billy Friedberg
Director of Photography, Chas E. Burke
Guest cast:
Barry Kelley .......... Jim Rafferty
Eleanor Audley ........ Madame Defarge
Jean Carson ........... Woman Customer
Jane Dulo ............. Saleswoman
Bartlett Robinson ..... Hashbrook
Lillian Kassan ........ Brunette Model
Jo Anne Quackenbush .... Blonde Model
Synopsis:
Tom suddenly becomes a ball of fire down at the insurance office. The reason
for going into the sales orbit: Fran needs a new coat for the big Chamber of
Commerce dance. [RF]

1.27 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: BIG BROTHER (verified)
18Apr61 CBS Tue
Produced & Directed by Hy Averback
Written by Milton Pascal & Larry Rhine
Written Under the Supervision of Billy Friedberg
Director of Photography, Chas E. Burke
Guest Cast:
Pat Close ............ Andy Bishop
Damian O' Flynn ...... Captain Moore
Eddie Ryder .......... Commander Shafer
Sid Curtis ........... Policeman
Synopsis:
Tom sees his chance to help the community during "Big Brother Week", he
takes orphan Andy Bishop into the Potter household. [RF]

1.28 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: HANDY MAN (verified)
25Apr61 CBS Tue
Produced & Directed by Hy Averback
Written by Max Wilk and Michael Morris
Written Under the Supervision of Billy Friedberg
Director of Photography, Chas E. Burke
Guest cast:
Dave Willock ........... Harvey
Herbie Faye ............ Rudy
Adrienne Marden ........ Vera
Synopsis:
When Harvey the handyman quotes a ceiling-high price just for laying a new
floor, Tom says he'll do it himself. Then the water heater breaks and they
really need Harvey - but he turns temperamental and refuses to come. [RF]

[--] The Tom Ewell Show: title unknown (possibly #1.28 "The Handy Man")
airdate unknown
Synopsis:
Tom's in a flood of trouble: he can't fix his broken water heater. [RF]

1.29 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: PASSENGER PENDING (verified)
02May61 CBS Tue
Produced by Hy Averback
Directed by Richard Kinon
Written by Larry Rhine & Milton Pascal
Written Under the Supervision of Billy Friedberg
Director of Photography, Chas E. Burke
Guest Cast:
George Petrie ......... Ticket Agent
Larry Blake ........... Miami Passenger
Christine Nelson ...... Baby Sitter
Jan Arvan ............. Georges Beauchamps
David N. Alpert ....... Bombay Passeger
Molly Dodd ............ Vancouver Passenger
Synopsis:
Tom's headed for Montreal---and big money---but he falls asleep at the
airport and misses his flight. [RF]

1.30 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: NEVER DO BUSINESS WITH RELATIVES (verified)
09May61 CBS Tue
Produced by Hy Averback
Directed by Bill Harmon
Written by Michael Morris and Max Wilk
Written Under the Supervision of Billy Friedberg
Director of Photography, Chas E. Burke
Guest Cast:
Barry Kelley .......... Jim Rafferty
Cully Richards ........ Hart
Maurice Dallimore ..... Nigel Smith-Folliott
Dick Bernie ........... Car Salesman
Kay Riehl ............. Cora
Synopsis:
Grandma's in the market for a car, so Tom decides to part with his
ancient convertible. Immediately after the sale, the car stops
running. [RF]

1.31 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: OUR VACATION
16May61 CBS Tue
Synopsis:
Tom has a vacation problem: getting everyone to agree on a site. [RF]

1.32 [--] The Tom Ewell Show: MR. MEMORY (final episode)
23May61 CBS Tue
Guest cast:
Don Beddoe ............. Hamilton
Ralph Bell ............. Dr. Fabian
Synopsis:
Tom hires a memory expert to help him study for a test. [RF]


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Summer Reruns - CBS Tuesdays (30May61-18Jul61)
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[--] 30May61 - no details
[--] 06Jun61 rerun (possibly #1.3 "The Safety Lesson")(first aired 11Oct60)
[--] 13Jun61 rerun of #1.13 "Try it on for Size" (first aired 10Jan61)
[--] 20Jun61 rerun of #1.24 "The Prying Eye" (first aired 28Mar61)
[--] 27Jun61 rerun of #1,21 "I Don't See It" (first aired 07Mar61)
[--] 04Jul61 - no details
[--] 11Jul61 - no details
[--] 18Jul61 - no details (final rerun)

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Unknown titles/airdates
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[--] The Tom Ewell Show: title unknown
airdate unknown
Grandma has a problem: her new suitor is a bore. [RF]

[--] The Tom Ewell Show: title unknown
airdate unknown
Synopsis:
Fran needs a new dress---so Tom goes on a selling binge at the office. [RF]

[--] The Tom Ewell Show: title unknown
airdate unknown
Synopsis:
Carol's marriage plans meet an immovable obstacle: her parents. [RF]

[--] The Tom Ewell Show: title unknown
airdate unknown
Guest cast:
Ray Kellogg ............ Al
Raymond Bailey ......... Thornhill
Synopsis:
Tom must cope with the colossal charge-account bills of the family. [RF]


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