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Wonderful John Acton (1953)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox, Robert Leszczak,
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WONDERFUL JOHN ACTON
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NBC
Produced by Edward A. Byron
Directed by Grey Lockwood

US Situation Comedy series Summer 1953 13 episodes x 30 min
Starring
Harry Holcombe as John Acton (court clerk, town storekeeper)
Virginia Dwyer as Julia Acton (John's widowed daughter)
Ronnie Walken as Kevin Acton (John's 12-year-old son)
Ian Martin as Uncle Terrence
Jane Rose as Bessie Acton (John's sister)
Pat Harrington (Sr.) as Peter Bodkin, Jr.
Mary Michael as Birdie Bodkin

Narrated by Luis Van Rooten


Premise:
Summer replacement sitcom, set in 1919 in the small town of Ludlow, Kentucky, on the banks of the Ohio River.
It follows the lives of the Actons, an Irish-American family, seen through the eyes of Kevin Acton, the family's
son as he reminisces about his childhood.

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NBC Sundays (12Jul53-4Oct53) (New York, Mondays)

[--] Wonderful John Acton: UNCLE TERRENCE BALANCES THE BOOKS [verified -RL]
original airdate not known
synopsis:
A grown-up Kevin narrates the story each week, as he looks back at the year 1919 (when he was 12).
In the episode titled “Uncle Terrence Balances The Books,” John Acton can never tell by Terrence’s
record keeping as to whether the candy shop is in the red or in the black. Terrence feels that the problem
can be remedied by getting one of those newfangled cash register machines. He gets one on loan, locks
everyone’s valuables and all their cash inside, and then can’t figure out how to get it open again. [RL]

[--] 12Jul53 NBC Sun
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[--] 13Sep53 NBC Sun
[--] 20Sep53 NBC Sun
[--] 27Sep53 NBC Sun
[--] 04Oct53 NBC Sun

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New York City airdates (Mondays (13Jul53-5Oct53) [RF]
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[01] Wonderful John Acton [Premiere]
13Jul53 NBC Mon

[02] Wonderful John Acton
20Jul53 NBC Mon

[03] Wonderful John Acton
27Jul53 NBC Mon

[04] Wonderful John Acton
03Aug53 NBC Mon

[05] Wonderful John Acton
10Aug53 NBC Mon

[06] Wonderful John Acton
17Aug53 NBC Mon

[07] Wonderful John Acton
24Aug53 NBC Mon

[08] Wonderful John Acton
31Aug53 NBC Mon

[09] Wonderful John Acton
07Sep53 NBC Mon

[10] Wonderful John Acton
14Sep53 NBC Mon

[11] Wonderful John Acton
21Sep53 NBC Mon

[12] Wonderful John Acton
28Sep53 NBC Mon

[13] Wonderful John Acton [Final episode]
05Oct53 NBC Mon

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