Episodes: 27 known (half-hour)
TV show dates: November 22, 1953 — May 23, 1955
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Leon Ames, Lurene Tuttle, Ralph Reed, Steven Terrell, Ronald Keith, B.G. Norman, Freddy Ridgeway, Harvey Grant, Freddie Leiston, Malcolm Cassell, Dorothy Bernard, Marion Ross, and Bob Lemond.
TV show description:
During the 1920s, Clarence Day Jr. wrote numerous nostalgic articles about his life for The New Yorker. They were so popular that the stories led to a best-selling novel, a successful play — it ran on Broadway for nearly eight years and 3224 performances — and a major motion picture starring William Powell. The stories also led to a live television show.
Set in New York City during the 1880s, the series tells the story of Clarence Day Senior (Leon Ames), a stern but loving Victorian father. His wife is Vinnie (Lurene Tuttle) and together, they have four red-headed sons — Clarence Junior (Ralph Reed, then Steven Terrell), Whitney (Ronald Keith, then B.G. Norman, then Freddy Ridgeway), Harlan (Harvey Grant), John (Freddie Leiston, then Malcolm Cassell).