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Father knows best. / Season one

Author: Eugene B RodneyRobert YoungJane WyattElinor DonahueBilly GrayAll authors
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Shout! Factory ; Universal City, Calif. : Distributed by Vivendi Visual Entertainment, [2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Television series about a "typical" mid-century, middle-class, Midwestern American family living in Springfield, Ohio: Jim Anderson, insurance salesman and father, his wife Margaret, and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy.
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Genre/Form: Television serials
Comedy television programs
Television series
Domestic comedy television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Situation comedy
Family
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Eugene B Rodney; Robert Young; Jane Wyatt; Elinor Donahue; Billy Gray; Lauren Chapin; Shout! Factory (Firm); Vivendi Visual Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 9781603990578 1603990577
OCLC Number: 220955628
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from container.
Originally broadcast on CBS television during the 1954-1955 season.
Contains all 26 episodes from the first season.
Special features: Disc 1: Daddy's girls (with Lauren Chapin and Elinor Donahue) : all-new interviews with the actresses who played the Anderson sisters, Kathy and Betty ; Disc 2: Robert Young's home movies (narrated by Young's grandson Bill Proffitt) : beautiful footage of Robert Young's real-life family shot between the 1930s and the 1970s reveals the inspiration behind much of "Father knows best"; Behind the scenes (narrated by Bill Proffitt) : rare color "home movies" from the set of "Father knows best" ; Disc 3: "24 hours in Tyrantland" : in 1959, the U.S. Department of the Treasury paid to have this special episode produced. It was never broadcast, but was shown in schools, churches and civic groups for the purpose of selling U.S. saving bonds. When Betty, Bud and Kathy don't want to help sell U.S. Bonds, Jim teaches them a lesson by making them spend a day living under a tyrannical dictator-- him! ; Disc 4: "Window on Main Street" pilot episode "The return" : shortly after "Father knows best" went off the air in 1960, Robert Young and Eugene B. Rodney returned to the CBS lineup producing this new series starring Young.
Cast: Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, Lauren Chapin.
Target Audience: Not rated; appropriate for all audiences.
Description: 4 videodiscs (ca. 660 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC.
Contents: Disc 1: Bud takes up the dance --
Lesson in citizenship --
The motor scooter --
Football tickets --
Live my own life --
Grandpa Jim's rejuvenation --
Bud's encounter with the law. Disc 2: Thanksgiving Day --
Second honeymoon --
Typical father --
Margaret goes dancing --
The Christmas story --
Sparrow in the window --
Boy's week. Disc 3: A friend of old George's --
Bud the snob --
The promised playhouse --
Jim the farmer --
Father of the year --
The mink coat. Disc 4: The matchmaker --
Bud the bridesmaid --
Proud father --
Father delivers the papers --
No partiality --
Close decision.
Other Titles: Father knows best (Television program)
Responsibility: a Rodney-Young production.

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Television series about a "typical" mid-century, middle-class, Midwestern American family living in Springfield, Ohio: Jim Anderson, insurance salesman and father, his wife Margaret, and their children Betty, Bud and Kathy.

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