Here’s a sampling of some shows from the golden age of television with a police drama, a situation comedy, a cartoon, and a commercial.
Dragnet Season 5 Episode 12 titled “The Big Bounce” first aired on November 17, 1955. Ah dear, a former movie extra has turned to a life of crime, Sgt. Friday discovers, as he looks for a check forger. The forger was using the name of a movie villain Parker Allington, who had died three years before. Oops. The cast indluded Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Dee Carroll, Jonathan Hole, Jean Howell, Ralph Montgomery, and Helen Van Tuyl,. Running time: 26:24.
The Donna Reed Show Season 7 Episode 2 titled “Dad Drops by” first aired on September 24, 1964. The cast included Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Paul Petersen, Bob Crane, Ann McCrea, Patty Petersen, and Rodney Bell. Running time: 25:56.
Elmer Fudd and Daffy Duck in the cartoon “To Duck or Not to Duck” (1943). Animated films and shorts from earlier decades were often shown on TV in the 1950s and 1960s, especially in programming for children. Running time: 6:42.
Vintage commercial for Alka-Seltzer with Buster Keaton as a tired, aching Northwest Mountie. Running time 1:01.
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