CTVA US Comedy - "Willy" (Desilu/CBS)(1954-55) starring June Havoc

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Willy (1954-55)
Episode Guide Compiled by The Classic TV Archive
Jim Brent,  Rina Fox , John King, Robert Leszczak , Fredrick Tucker (#1.31)
for The Classic TV Archive
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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WILLY
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Desilu Studios
for
CBS (Saturdays 10:30 pm Eastern)(Eps. 1-28)
CBS (Thursdays Time Slot ?)(Eps 29-39)
Produced by Bill Spier (June Havoc's husband)

US Comedy series 1954-55 39 episodes x 30 min
18Sep54-7Jul55
starring
June Havoc as Willa (Willy) Dodger
Danny Richards, Jr. as Franklin Sanders
Mary Treen as Emily Dodger
Lloyd Corrigan as Papa Dodger
Whitfield Connor as Charlie Bush
Harold Peary as Perry Bannister (1955)
Sterling Holloway as Harvey Evelyn (1955)

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39 new episodes
CBS Saturdays 10:30 pm Eastern (18Sep54-26Mar55)
CBS Thursdays (7Apr55-16Jun55)

 [01] Willy: FIRST CASE [JK]
18Sep54 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
New Hampshire's adorable female lawyer finds herself without a single
case after several months in practice until her nephew's little friend
brings in his dog. [JK]
Note:
A very young Aaron Spelling portrays the dog catcher in this episode. [RL]

[02] Willy: GET CHARLIE'S GOAT [JK]
25Sep54 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
June Havoc, starring as feminine legal eagle, "Willy," takes on a
case in which the boy friend is the defendant. [JB]

[03] Willy: (episode title unknown)
02Oct54 CBS   
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
guest cast:
Will Wright
Willy must do some fast talking when she finds herself appointed secretary
of Harvey Evelyn's stock operation. [RF]

[04] Willy: NEW YORK COLLEAGUE [JK]
09Oct54 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Guest Cast:
Hal March
A New York lawyer (Hal March) comes to town and advises Willy that he
wants her to be his associate on a big case. Actually he's more
interested in Willy's personal talents. [JB]

[05] Willy: WILLY DECIDES NOT TO RUN
16Oct54 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Willy Dodger learns that she has been nominated to run for town
assessor. It's too late to decline the dubious honor, so Willy decides
to run on an "honesty" platform and ruin her chances of election. [JB]

[06] Willy: (episode title unknown)
23Oct54 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Willy Dodger is out to collect the $2,000 commission that's hers if
she sells the local movie house. Willy recalls the day when she was
a child star. Maybe her former agent would like a theater in the
hinterlands? [JB]

[07] Willy: WILLY AND THE CROOK JULIUS
30Oct54 CBS   
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Willy Dodger takes on the case of a mild-mannered gentleman who takes
a fishing rod on impulse. She hopes to prove that someone can do
something illegal without criminal intent. [JB]

[08] Willy: (episode title unknown)
06Nov54 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Lawyer Willy Dodger leads a campaign to have obsolete laws removed
from the statute books. Among the rules she's trying to put aside is
one that says a driver of a self-propelled vehicle must be preceded
by a person carrying a red warning flag. [JB]

[09] Willy: (episode title unknown)
13Nov54 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Willy Dodger defends a client who claims to be a "water witch," that
is, a man who can guess the sites of underground water. His
predictions seem to go awry when after 300 feet of digging, his latest
customer has found-more dirt. [JB]

[10] Willy: (episode title unknown)
20Nov54 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Willy is faced with a terrible decision. She's been offered a job with
a Los Angeles law firm at $10,000 per year. But her family refuses to
permit her to leave New Hampshire for the trek West. [JB]

[11] Willy: (episode title unknown)
27Nov54 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Willy becomes her client when the social Eleanor Van Doren claims she
hurt her knee while engaged in a feminine fight over a French hat in
a shop. [JB]

[12] Willy: WILLY AND MULLER vs. MULLER [JK]
04Dec54 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
The local butcher and his wife end a long, happy marriage on a note
of disagreement. Willy must file for their divorce. [JB]

[13] Willy: (episode title unknown)
11Dec54 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Charlie Bush returns from his vacation to find that his pal has not
only substitued for him in his veterinary practice, but also the
heart of girl friend Willy. [JB]

[14] Willy: PAPA'S BIRTHDAY
18Dec54 CBS   
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Pop Dodger's birthday threatens to go down in history as the day the
Dodgers lost their house. The building inspector discovers that it was
built without a permit. [JB]

[15] Willy: (episode title unknown)
25Dec54 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Willy's chances for theatrical fame appear slim after an old foe
threatens to buy the theater for use as a barn. [JB]

[16] Willy: (episode title unknown)
01Jan55 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Willy stages a benefit show to provide a damp, dark home for an old
pal. The spirit of charity really does prevail-the abode is for a pet
seal. [JB]

[17] Willy: WLLY & L'AFFAIRE PAUL REVERE
08Jan55 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Willy and the art league get a famed French painter to do a portrait
of Paul Revere for the town hall by making one alight concession-
Willy will be his regular evening date during the assignment. [JB]

[18] Willy: WILLY AND AUNT CORA'S BEAU
15Jan55 CBS   
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Aunt Cora is mighty surprised to her current beau turn up as guest-
of-honor on true crime TV program. [JB]

[19] Willy: WILLY AND GRANDPA'S PIANO
22Jan55 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Papa plans to make a great personal sacrifice when he learns Willy's
law books may be repossessed. [JB]

[20] Willy: PUPPY LOVE
29Jan55 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Willy has a serious case of "puppy love" on her hands. Her pooch,
Joseph, runs away with the circus. Seems his lady fair is star of the
dog act. [JB]

[21] Willy: WILLY AND THE MYSTERY PACKAGE
05Feb55 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
A package left in an antique shop is claimed by both the saleslady
and the owner of the store. Speculation mounts regarding the true
contents of the package as Willy prepares the case. [JB]   

[22] Willy: (episode title unknown)
12Feb55 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Guest Cast: [RF]
Harry Harvey Jr. ...... Shifty Hips Harrison
Whitfield Connor ...... Charley Bush
Ralph Peters .......... Sheriff Tucker
Norma Jean Nillson .... Teddy
Helen Morningstar ..... Girl
Synopsis:
Willy has a homesick basketball hero on her hands after she has
successfully defended him on the charge that he painted a city park
statue of Daniel Boone in the high school colors. [JB]

[23] Willy: (episode title unknown)
19Feb55 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Willy allows circumstantial evidence to convince her that her nephew
has embezzled from his class treasury at school. [JB]

[24] Willy: WILLY DOUBLES IN BRASS
26Feb55 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
It's up to Willy to save the town band from abolition by crusty
councilman Andy Reynolds. [JB]

[25] Willy: WILLY AND THE FAREWELL DANCE
05Mar55 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
The town is giving a going-away party for Willy. But the excitement
is dimmed when Willy hears via the radio, that boy-friend Charley has
another date for the affair. [JB]

[26] Willy: (episode title unknown)
12Mar55 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Willy doesn't know how close to the performing arts she'll come when
she sets off for New York. [JB]

[27] Willy: (episode title unknown)
19Mar55 CBS
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Guest Cast:
Mable Butterworth, Hal Peary, Scott Kay.
Our performing Portia helps out an old vaudeville friend in a legal
dispute. It's all about a dance the aging actress is alleged to have
stolen. [JB]

[28] Willy: (episode title unknown)
26Mar55 CBS Sat
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Guest cast:
Michael Emmet (as the Irish actor)
Willy hires an Irish youngster to play Hansel in a benefit production
of "Hansel and Gretel." Complications develop when she discovers that
her actor is a fine boy -30 years young. [JB]

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Note: Show moves from Saturday to Thursday.
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[29] Willy: WILLY'S NEW YORK NEIGHBORS [JK]
07Apr55 CBS Thur
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
**** No synopsis available *****

[30] Willy: (episode title unknown)
14Apr55 CBS Thur
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Guest Cast: [RF]
William Tracy ......... George Pilkington III
Herbert Heyes ......... George Pilkington Sr.
Helen Morningstar ..... Dolly
Frank Jenks ........... Leftwich
Synopsis:
Papa Dodger overhears a stockbroker in Willy's office building
discussing a "hot tip." He decides to take a flyer in the market and
invests all his savings. [JB]

1.31 [--] Willy: WILLY AND THE COUNTERFEITERS
21Apr55 CBS Thur
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Guest Cast:
Paul E. Burns [RF]
Madge Blake [FT]
Synopsis:
Willy starts off by trying to send a bundle to Britain and almost ends
up with a boodle of cash. Her efforts to help out her janitor's
family involve her in the escapades of a pair of counterfeiters. [JB]

[32] Willy: (episode title unknown)
28Apr55 CBS Thur
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Guest Cast: [RF]
Norma Varden
Alice Wellman
Willy's sister makes her a new dress, not realizing the material bears
the label of the women's state prison. Willy dons the new creation
for a society party and becomes the center of attention. [JB]

[33] Willy: (episode title unknown)
05May55 CBS Thur
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Guest Cast:
Joe Besser
The bonds to the library in Willy's home town are mistakenly given
to Harvey Evelyn, who promptly invests the money in a New York skyscraper. [JB]

[34] Willy: (episode title unknown) (film)
12May55 CBS Thur
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
 Guest Cast: [RF]
Paul Rasch ............ George B. Ainsworth
Carole Ann Campbell ... Eloise
Karen Greene .......... Muriel
Synopsis:
Willy is sure her job is in jeopardy when her nephew, Franklin, has a
fist fight with the school bully. It appears that Franklin's sparring
partner is a nephew of Willy's boss, Perry Banister. [JB/RF]

[35] Willy: (episode title unknown)
19May55 CBS Thur
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Guest Cast: [RF]
Howard McNear as Sherman
Tom Brown as Terry

Willy tries to prove a collection of modern art is over-valued by
turning out a painting of her own. She is dumfounded when her picture
gets a fantastic bid at an auction and horrified when she discovers
her boss is the bidder. [JB]

[36] Willy: (episode title unknown)
26May55 CBS Thur
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Guest Cast: [RF]
Peter Leeds ......... Jerry Burke
Joseph Kearns ....... Skelly
Paul Cavanagh ....... Jonathan Cathcart
Gus Schilling ....... Pincus
Paul Maxey .......... Schermerhorn
Synopsis:
Willy's nephew opens a shoe-shine stand and collects shoes from tenants
in the building. Willy spots Franklin's customers' shoes in the living
room and promptly has them sent to her favorite charity. [JB]

[37] Willy: WILLY AND EL FLAMENCO [JK]
02Jun55 CBS Thur
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Guest Cast: [RF]
Luis Arbana ......... Ramon Estrada
Phyllis Coates ...... Betty Estrada
Rosa Turich ......... Mrs. Pacheco
Gonzales Gonzales ... Luis Hernandez
Carole Ann Campbell ... Rosemary Hergescheimer
Synopsis:
Attorney Willy Dodger tries to solve the marital problems of a Spanish
dancer and his wife. [JB]

[38] Willy: WILLY AND ECCENTRIC HENRIETTA
09Jun55 CBS Thur   
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
A woman's brother is trying to prove she isn't capable of handling
her estate, and that it should be turned over to him. Willy tries
to prove the woman's competence.

[39] Willy: (episode title unknown)
16Jun55 CBS Thur
Starring: June Havoc (as Willy)
Regular Supporting Cast:
Sterling Holloway (as Harvey)(regular)
Willy must do some fast talking when she finds herself appointed
secretary of Harvey Evelyn's stock operations. Harvey thinks it's
the quickest way to market his weather-making machine! [JB]

Note: Last of the original 39 episodes
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CBS Network Summer Re-Runs begin 23Jun55 Thursdays
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[--] 23Jun55    (Rerun, original air date 19Feb55)
Circumstantial evidence indicates that Willy's nephew Franklin has made
off with money from his class treasury.

[--] 30Jun55    (Rerun, original air date 22Jan55)
When Willy's law books are in danger of being repossessed, papa
hocks his precious new piano to pay for them.

[--] 07Jul55
No information available

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[--] WILLY'S DEBUT IN NEW YORK - no details
[--] WILLY, DAMON & PYTHIAS - no details
[--] WILLY & THE KATE FLEMING CASE - no details


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