CLASSIC TV SHOWS


  

Cast: John Newland, John Beal, Vanessa Brown, Rudolph Anders, Sig Ruman
Running Time: 25 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

Evil spirits are determined to break up the romance between Otto, a patron at a Viennese tavern, and Elsa, a beautiful waitress there. But the connection between the two lovers seems to be stronger than the spirits counted on.


  

Cast: John Newland, Warren Stevens, Bethel Leslie, Barry Atwater, Arthur Batanides
Running Time: 21 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

On a trip through India, a married couple encounters a beggar who seems to be different from all the others they've seen -- the husband is convinced that this particular beggar is trying to kill them.


  

Cast: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, David Nelson, Eric 'Ricky' Nelson
Running Time: 22 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

Ozzie tries to avoid stress by taking the day off (what is his job, anyway?) to stay in bed.

The Adventures Of Ozzie And Harriet was one of the most enduring family-based situation comedies in American television. Ozzie and Harriet Nelson and their sons David and Ricky (16 and 13 respectively at the time of the program's debut) portrayed fictional versions of themselves on the program. The Nelsons embodied wholesome, "normal" American existence so conscientiously (if blandly) that their name epitomized upright, happy family life for decades.


  

Cast: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, David Nelson, Eric 'Ricky' Nelson, Kristin Nelson, Skip Young, Paul Hartman, Lyle Talbot, Mary Jane Croft
Running Time: 23 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

Harriet goes shopping for antiques, but finds a ghost town she believes was named after her aunt Harriet. Ricky sings Western songs!


  

Cast: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, David Nelson, Eric 'Ricky' Nelson, Kristin Nelson, Skip Young
Running Time: 25 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

Wally devises a new method of study. Hang upside down and eat brain food -- sardines!


  

Cast: Red Skelton, Ed Sullivan
Running Time: 28 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

Ed Sullivan joins Redís monologue and then introduces various stars who are seated in the audience. We get a glimpse of: Dick Powell, Ken Murry, Marge and Gower Champion, and sports greats Norm Van Brocklin and Tommy Harmon. Ed interviews that great boxer "Cauliflower McPugg" (Red). Skit: Red, as "Deadeye," plays cards in a saloon and is captured by Indians. The King Sisters sing and dance.


  

Cast: Red Skelton, Edward Everett Horton, Richard Deacon
Running Time: 29 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

Freddie the Freeloader is entrusted with a box containing a secret invention, then must protect it from a beautiful agent sent by international spies.


  

Cast: Red Skelton, Lucille Knoch, Gil Perkins, Jack Fisher, Don DeLeo, Charles Post, Rocky Carr and Sam
Running Time: 27 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

Lovable comedian Red Skelton held court on American televisions for 20 years, splitting the sides of audiences for over a generation. In this show, aired live, Red does a clever satire of a BBC radio broadcast, then presents two filmed skits, "Pedestrial Polo" and "How To Make a Salad."


  

Cast: Red Skelton, Vincent Price, Jackie Coogan
Running Time: 26 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

The classic long-running weekly live show that spotlighted legendary comedian and beloved TV clown, Red Skelton. Each show featured comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers. In this episode, Freddie the Freeloader discovers a "lost" Leonardo Da Vinci painting. Vincent Price plays an art dealer who tries to buy the priceless treasure for ten bucks. Watch for Jackie Coogan who later went on to play Uncle Fester on the Addams Family TV series.


  

Cast: Red Skelton, Mary McCarty, Reginald Denny
Running Time: 29 mins.
Vault: CLASSIC TV SHOWS

The Red Skelton Show made its television debut in 1951 and became one of the longest-running variety series on tevevision. Each show features comedy skits, gags and vignettes starring Skelton and guest performers. His comedy sketches included well-known characters such as Freddie the Freeloader, Clem Kadiddlehopper and Cauliflower McPugg. Always at the top of the ratings chart, The Red Skelton Show ran for more than 20 years. In this show Red decides to take up a hobby and is convinced to buy a do-it-yourself trailer home kit. Mary McCarthy guest stars as the owner of the trailer park. Red and Mary sing a comedy duet, "I Love All Of You."

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