Initially written by leonard lewis levinson, it was one of broadcast historys earliest spinoff programs. The true love and happiness we hear in the gildersleeve. The great gildersleeve receives a lot of notice for being the first successful spinoff program, where a character from one show leaves and a new program is built around them. Gildersleeve, a regular character from the radio situation comedy fibber mcgee and molly. Watch the great gildersleeve season 1, episode 12 water commissioners water color. He began working in local radio in 1923, and had his own show, the spanish serenader in san francisco. Gildy fears the children are missing the spirit of the season. While this is certainly true, there is much more to the show than that. Jan 04, 2014 great gildersleeves episode gildy the private eye. Recently, i came back to the series and decided to listen to them starting with season 1. The gildersleeve program ran from 1941 to 1957and in 1942, peary brought the character to the big screen in the first of four films for rko, the great gildersleeve. Gildersleeve accidentally ends up with gloves of an exotic dancer and must return them. Raising his too smart nephew leroy, he leans on his secretary bessie and tries to.
The great gildersleeve, a sitcom aired on nbc radio from august 31, 1941 to 1957, was a spinoff from another popular comedy series fibber mcgee and molly, or fmam. The great gildersleeve is a 1942 american comedy film directed by gordon douglas. Raising his too smart nephew leroy, he leans on his secretary bessie and tries to ignore the advice of housekeeper birdie. Jan 28, 2019 the great gildersleeve, old time radio show, 421004 planting a tree duration. Listen to 468 episodes of the great gildersleeve for free. Christmas 122050 willard waterman as gildersleeve visits a group of children at the hospital and reads the story, why the chimes rang. It centered on the story of throckmorton philharmonic gildersleeve, who was also the main character of the fmam.
Initially written by leonard lewis levinson,2 it was one of broadcast historys earliest spinoff programs. There were 552 episodes of which 514 are available at last count. The september 9, 1950, opening show of honest harolds one season is posted below. If you have missing shows for any gildersleeve program please upload. Peary and waterman get to know the men behind the voice of the great man. Watch the great gildersleeve episodes, get episode information, recaps and more. Leroy forrester pulls off another trick that is envied by many longrunning sitcom children. These are not complete seasons but are all known shows for these years. Based on the popular nbc radio series the great gildersleeve created by. Great gildersleeve episode titled selling trees for needy childrens party.
Uncle gildy keeps scaring off marjories boyfriends by giving them the third degree. Great gildersleeve radio show 21247 gildy the executive duration. The plan backfires when the raft is discovered broken up downstream and leroy cant be found. With willard waterman, ronald keith, lillian randolph, stephanie griffin. Old time radio, the great gildersleeve, willard waterman. I listened to the great gildersleeve about ten years ago and they became my bedtime pal. In the first season, under writer levinson, birdie was often portrayed as less than intelligent, but she slowly. This is the 195253 season season 01 season 02 season 03 season 04 season 05. Great gildersleeve radio show 1129 42 date with a star duration. The great gildersleeve, volume 1 hollywood 360 classic radio collectionaudio theater.
Ive listend to all 12 seasons of the great gildersleeves. Although gildersleeve did his best to be both father and mother to leroy and marjorie, the household was not without a strong feminine influence, as well as someone to help put gildy in his place. The great gildersleeve is a radio situation comedy broadcast in the united states from august 31, 1941 to 1958. Gildy gets in hot water with his real secretary when he tells his friends that his new girlfriend is his administrative assistant. The gildersleeve household was one of the first nontraditional families in broadcast media, with two children being raised by an uncle and no mother and father. May 10, 2018 otr great gildersleeve franknelsonnet. Great gildersleeve radio show 121548 economy this christmas duration. While the years went, the great gildersleeve radio program ran from 1941 through 1957, leroy never grew up. In the early years of the show she is a pretty and popular young woman, finishing high school, but not. Great gildersleeves episode gildy goes broke video. Watch the great gildersleeve season 1, episode 10 one too many secretaries. Throckmorton p gildersleeve peary is a loveable rotund man, but also somewhat of a pompous windbag, who lives in the town of summerfield. The life of riley season 5 episode 37 vacation plans. Jan 04, 2014 great gildersleeves episode gildy goes broke.
Watch the great gildersleeve season 1, episode 7 gildy, the private eye. Great gildersleeve radio show 122042 christmas program. Great gildersleeve radio show 12848 gildy gets license. The great gildersleeve comedy old time radio downloads.
Great gildersleeves episode gildy the private eye video. The correct title of the program is the great gildersleeve. The classic archives old time radio channel 1,444 views. Dec 19, 2012 great gildersleeve episode titled selling trees for needy childrens party. The great gildersleeve, old time radio show, 421004 planting a tree duration. In the spring of 1941, the needham, louis and brorby advertising agency gave hal peary a green light to record an audition program based on the various gildersleeve characters which he had developed and portrayed on the fibber mcgee and molly show, over the preceding few years. Part of our over 12,000 show library of old time radio. Christmas shows great gildersleeve old time radio show. Christmas 121047 gildy heads to the department store to do his christmas shopping early. The great gildersleeve, old time radio show, 520 gildy protects hooker from mona. The character who is allowed to grow the most in the sixteen years that the great gildersleeve stayed on the air is throckmortons pretty niece, marjorie. Gildy encourages leroy to build a raft and float down river from summerville like a modernday huck finn.
Great gildersleeve radio show 12 3045 new years eve. The episodes and cast of radios first spinoff show, 19411957 clair schulz on. Great gildersleeve radio show 2 12 47 gildy the executive duration. He goes so so far as to impersonate the fire commissioner in getting backstage. The great gildersleeve is a radio situation comedy broadcast in the united states from august. Great gildersleeve radio show 12 1548 economy this christmas duration. Initially written by leonard lewis levinson, it was one of. This is the 195253 season season 01 season 02 season 03.
A location number of 111 indicates i have the show in my collection, but they havent yet been assigned a location number. The true love and happiness we hear in the gildersleeve household makes it just that more special for us. These are poorly edited often missing beginnings of scenes due to a clip too close, and its too grainy for something from 1955. The mayor thinks gildys floozy girlfriend is his new secretary when he walks in on them playing office one night. Im an enormous fan of the radio program, but this is a lousy product. Throckmorton gildersleeve is a blustery ladies man who often finds himself in unusual predicaments. The great gildersleeve was one of radios first spinoff series. The thanksgiving and christmas episodes with harold perry are my favorite. The mayor appoints gildy the acting police commissioner in name only until the real one returns from a fishing trip. The actor who portrayed 12 year old leroy, walter tetley, was 27 years old when the show began. The program is remindful of the great gildersleeve in its characters and gave pearys harold hemp, the host of a homemaking show on a small town radio station, the opportunity to sing on every show an idea that kraft had resisted for the great gildersleeve. The great gildersleeve a treasure of old time radio and an early spinoff success.47 1049 931 386 688 237 1085 1483 859 154 464 183 1243 470 669 705 658 336 899 172 1086 1512 543 627 1439 515 1108 786 456 330 211 538 32 1037