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The Dennis O'Keefe Show

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Created by  John Fenton Murray
Theme music composer  Leon Klatzkin
Final episode date  10 May 1960
Number of seasons  1
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Directed by  Don Weis Abby Berlin
First episode date  22 September 1959
Network  CBS
Number of episodes  32
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Written by  John Fenton Murray Bob Fisher (screenwriter) Alan Lipscott
Starring  Dennis O'Keefe Hope Emerson Ricky Kelman Eloise Hardt Eddie Ryder
Cast  Dennis O'Keefe, Hope Emerson, Eddie Ryder
Similar  I Married Joan, The Ann Sothern Show, Bachelor Father, The Donna Reed Show, Private Secretary

The Dennis O'Keefe Show is a 1959-1960 sitcom produced by United Artists Television which aired on CBS for sponsor General Motors' Oldsmobile division. It was not a ratings success during its original run, and was largely forgotten until a "Best Of" DVD release by Alpha Video during 2004. Certain episodes of the show can also be seen at the Internet Archive. It appears this series has entered the public domain.

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Premise

Dennis O'Keefe portrays Hal Towne, a widower who is trying to balance his career as a newspaper columnist {"All Around Towne"} and rear his 9-year-old son, Randy, in an apartment in New York City, with the help of a tough but lovable housekeeper, Amelia Sargent, better known as "Sarge", played by Hope Emerson.

The series aired at 8 p.m. Eastern on Tuesdays, with competition from the last half of two hour-long western series, Laramie on NBC and Sugarfoot and Bronco, alternating on ABC, one of their many Warner Brothers offerings at that time.

Broadcasting History

  • September 22, 1959—May 10, 1960: Tuesday at 8:00 pm on CBS
  • DVD release

    Alpha Video released a budget DVD with 4 episodes on November 23, 2004. They have yet to release more volumes.

    Cast

  • Dennis O'Keefe as Hal Towne
  • Hope Emerson as Amelia "Sarge" Sargent
  • Ricky Kelman as Randy Towne
  • Eloise Hardt as Karen Hadley
  • Eddie Ryder as Eliot
  • References

    The Dennis O'Keefe Show Wikipedia


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