Added by on 2014-10-06

 Christmas (1955 – 1960) ~ Black & White
Feature:A variety of episodes of holiday-themed programming from some of your favorite classic television shows!. You’ll truly enjoy the holidays with the likes of Jack Benny, Liberace, Bob Cummings, Betty White, Ozzie & Harriet Nelson, Raymond Burr and many others. Sit back and relax with the family while you watch such classic shows as The Adventures of Long John Silver, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Red Skelton Show, Dragnet, Sherlock Holmes and Racket Squad. Celebrate the season with you favorite television stars and shows! CONTENTS: Disc 1 The Adventures of Robin Hood This classic television series ran from 1955 to 1960, featuring the tales of Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men. Richard Greene stars as our gallant hero who fought the forces of the evil Prince John, his local official the Sheriff of Nottingham and any aristocrat or ne’er-do-well who threatened the common people and loyal subjects of King Richard. Robin and his band lived in the shelter of Sherwood Forest, fighting their foes and hoping for the day when their beloved King Richard will return from the Crusades to rule once again. Starring Richard Greene, Patricia Driscoll, Alan Wheatley (1955 – 1960) B&W 30 Minutes episodes Unrated Episode: The Christmas Goose The Bob Cummings Show (Love That Bob) In this classic comedy series, which ran from 1955 to 1959, comedian Bob Cummings was a bachelor photographer who tried to woo his models as well as support his widowed sister Margaret (Rosemary DeCamp) and nephew Chuck (Dwayne Hickman). Cummings was aided in his studio by his loyal assistant Schultzy (Ann B. Davis), while taking photos of his models such as Ingrid Goude (Miss Sweden 1956). Starring Bob Cummings, Rosemary DeCamp, Ann B. Davis (1955 – 1959) B&W 30 Minute episodes Unrated Episode: Grandpa’s Christmas Visit The George Burns & Gracie Allen Show This comic staple was a mainstay on CBS for nine seasons and was a perfect format for the talents of George Burns and Gracie Allen, who brought their successful stage act first to the radio and then eventually to the small screen. The series centered on the comedic adventures of Gracie and her neighbor Blanche which exasperated to no end their husbands, George and Harry. Many aspects of the show can be seen in the situation comedies that have come since this program long left the air. Starring George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bea Benaderet (1950 – 1958) B&W 30 Minute episodes Unrated Episode: Gracie’s Relatives Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion This exciting adventure show from the 1950’s featured silver screen star Buster Crabbe as the commander of a Foreign Legion outpost far off in the desert. These weekly tales of danger and suspense also starred Buster’s son Cullen, who sometimes was the cause of all the excitement. Starring Buster Crabbe, Fuzzy Knight, Cullen Crabbe (1955 – 1957) B&W 30 Minute episodes Unrated Episode: The Boy Who Found Christmas Dragnet Taking the successful radio program to the new medium of television, Dragnet was famous for its use of actual Los Angeles Police Department case files. Jack Webb portrays Sgt. Joe Friday, who works the dayshift with his partners on a variety of interesting cases. This program was reincarnated in 1967; eight years after its first television series had ended, with Jack Webb reprising his role of Sgt. Joe Friday. Starring Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Harry Bartell (1951 – 1959) B&W 30 Minute episodes Unrated Episodes: The Big Little Jesus The Big New Year The Big .22 Rifle for Christmas Date with the Angels This early comedy featured Betty White as a well-meaning housewife who seems to get into trouble whether it is her fault or not. As with any program, our star is able to get everything resolved satisfactory by the end of the episode. An entertaining show for everyone! Starring Betty White, Bill Williams, Natalie Masters (1957 – 1958) B&W 30 Minute episodes Unrated Episode: Santa’s Helper Lux Video Theatre This weekly dramatic series featured appearances by some of the greatest actors and actresses of its time. Each episode was a unique story and offered an opportunity for the finest of the silver screen to come into America’s homes each week. Starring Otto Kruger, Ken Carpenter, Walter Brennan (1952 – 1957) B&W 60 Minute episodes Unrated Episode: Holiday Affair A Star Shall Rise This program features the story of the birth of Jesus and the subsequent visit to him by the Three Wise Men. Raymond Burr headlines this excellent cast as they present this timeless tale to audiences young and old. Starring Raymond Burr, John Crawford, Richard Hale (1952) B&W 30 Minutes Unrated General Electric Theater This classic weekly NBC series was hosted by Ronald Reagan and featured an array of stars and performers in a variety of programs. From comedy to musical to dramatic, each weekly show was a special treat for the audience. Performers from the stage, the screen and radio all brought their best to America’s living rooms. Starring Ronald Reagan (1953 – 1962) B&W 30 Minutes Unrated Episode: Fred Waring Christmas Music


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