OVER 80 GREAT OLD CLASSIC TV SHOWS

SAVE ON THE GREATEST COMEDY AND MYSTERY SHOWS OF THE EARLY DAYS OF TELEVISION

As most of you already know, I have been closing out most of my inventory and in going over what I still have on hand I found that I still have a big inventory of single disc comedy and mystery classic TV shows.  The quality of these discs are excellent.  You will not be disappointed with any of these sets, especially at these prices which are for a limited time only. 

DISC #1 GREAT CLASSIC TV COMEDY SHOWS
You will roar with laughter at these 8 rare looks at early TV.
THE ALLEN YOUNG SHOW – Before starring in MR ED Young was the star of his own variety show. This one is full of laughs and extremely rare. It even includes the original commercials.
TOPPER – Two separate episodes from the delightful series based on the popular movies. What happens when Topper suddenly finds himself faced with an old flame. Both shows contain the original commercials.
I MARRIED JOAN – Joan Davis decides to take up golf.
OUR MISS BROOKS – Connie finds herself in an unusual situation when she agrees to jump off the top of the school building.
LOVE THAT BOB – Once again Bob Cummings finds himself surrounded by beautiful women. And to add to the fun George Burns is a guest star. This also includes the original commercials including one with John Wayne advertising cigarettes.
MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY – Danny Thomas finds himself confronted with his son Rusty who wants to play in the little league. This includes the original commercials.
OZZIE AND HARRIET – Loads of laughs when Ozzie and his neighbor Thorny go on a diet. From the first season in 1952 this also includes the original commercials.

DISC #2 GREAT RADIO COMEDY COMES TO TV VOLUME #1
Willard Waterman recreates his radio role as THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE with hilarious results. All your favorite radio characters are here as Gildy tries to woo women, get into one complicated mess after another and bring back lots of memories and plenty of laughs in these rare half hour episodes. - PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH - THE NEW COOK - GILDY GOES DIVING -
THE EXPECTANT FATHER - GILDY GOES BROKE - DANCING LESSONS - TOO MANY SECRETARIES - THE WHISTLING BANDIT - MARJORIE'S BOYFRIEND

DISC #3 GREAT RADIO COMEDY COMES TO TV - VOL #2

This was one of the early family comedy series taken from the popular radio series. Fun with Corliss and her boyfriend Dexter as this delightful teenager enjoys the fun of youth and the problems of parents.   MEET CORLISS ARCHER - 8 GREAT SHOWS

THE ALGABRA PROBLEM - CORLISS GETS THE MEASELS - THE DANCE - TAKING THINGS FOR GRANTED - THE UGLY DUCKLING - DEXTER’S RIVAL - THE $8 STATUE - THE SURPISE PARTY

DISC #4 GREAT RADIO COMEDY COMES TO TV - VOL #3
7 delightful half hour TV comedy shows featuring Ed Gardner as Archie, proprietor of DUFFY’S TAVERN. This is a very rare series and only a handful of episodes from this series are still available. Laugh with all the characters who ‘MEET WHERE THE ELITE LIKE TO EAT”.

MARRIAGE PLANS – THE COUNTERFIETERS – POLITICAL CAMPAIGN – SINGING CONTEST – ARCHIE GETS ENGAGED - ARCHIE SELLS THE TAVERN - GRAND OPENING

DISC #5 GREAT RADIO COMEDY COMES TO TV - VOL #4
A rare look at 7 of the funniest radio programs brought to TV.

FIGGER McGEE AND MOLLY – The McGees need more space to handle their vacation luggage so Fibber goes out and buys a travel trailer. Like everything else McGee botches everything up.
BURNS AND ALLEN – Problems with a tax collector through the whole household upside down. Especially when Gracie tries to explain things to the IRS Man.
THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE – Gildersleeve is determined to win the heart of his true love by writing her a love poem. Unfortunately things get complicated when his neice and nephew substitute his prose for a famous poem.
EDGAR BERGEN AND CHARLIE McCARTHY – This is a true collectors item. The very first TV appearance of Bergen and gang when he tells how he and McCarthy first met. And they also celebrate the first Thanksgiving. This show even has the original Coca Cola commercials.
THE LIFE OF RILEY – Riley decides to be his daughter Babs campaign manager when she runs for president of her freshman class.
OUR MISS BROOKS – Mr Conklin is more then a little disturbed when Connie Brooks locks him in the freezer.
BEULAH – Ethal Waters stars as Beula always out to help her boss with the aid of her boyfriend. .

DISC #6 GANGBUSTERS
Here are 8 true live episodes of Philip H. Lord’s production of GANGBUSTERS…one of radio’s most famous mystery shows taken from true life crime stories. There was always plenty of action in these unusual adventures.  
TITLES:  THE UNHOLY THREE - THE BLONE TIGRESS - EDWARD MENDURO - THE QUIRLEY GANG - THE PANTOM - VAN METER - BILLOOT FLASCHETTE - O’DELL-GRIFFEN.

DISC #7 - 8 GREAT RADIO CRIME COMES TO TV
Here are 8 more rare looks at how TV transfered old radio shows to the little screen. Many of these rare looks at early TV even include the original commercials.
ELLERY QUEEN – A very rare find starring Lee Bowman as Ellery Queen. When he is invited to the home of a famous maestro Queen becomes involved in the mysterious murder of the man’s invalid wife. …this even includes Kaiser-Frazer
commercials.
BOSTON BLACKIE – One of the best quality episodes of this series we have been able to locate. Blackie comes to the aid of an old friend who is an ex-con.
DRAGNET – Martin (Route 66) Miller makes a guest appearance in ‘THE BIG PRODUCER” when Friday and partner Frank Smith are called in to a case about indecent literature getting into the hands of youths. This even includes the original cigarette commercials.
PUBLIC DEFENDER – Reed Hadley stars as the attorney who defends destitute individuals charged with a crime. A man, a one time famous film director, is accused of assault and robbery as a result of an argument.
THE SHADOW – A young woman is found murdered in THE CASE OF THE COTTON KIMONA.  
THE WHISTLER – John Howard stars in this strange tale from The Whistler. A man in a sanitarium finds himself involved in a complicated web of mystery. He comes to the hospital for a much needed rest but gets anything but rest.
SUSPENSE – The first tale of Suspense stars Walter Mathau and Jayne Meadows in F.O.B. VIENNA. When an American engineer visits Vienna on business he gets involved in mystery. This episode includes original commercials.
SUSPENSE - The second tale of suspense stars James Whitmore and Vic Morrow in a tense story of race cars and intrigue. Suspense with the usual twists.

DISC #8 GREAT CRIME TV SERIES
More rare old mystery TV shows some still contain the origiginal network commercials. The quality of this set is excellent.    
PHILLIP MARLOWE, DETECTIVE – In MURDER IS A GRAVE AFFAIR Phillip Carey stars as the famous detective with guest star Jack Weston. The death of a star-struck in Hollywood leads to murder in the movie community and Marlowe must solve the crime.  
RICHARD DIAMOND – Once again David Janessen as Richard Diamond in PICTURE OF FEAR. What starts out as a relaxing fishing trip up in the woods becomes a new adventure when he meets a beautiful woman and two mysterious hunters in search of a roll of film.
THE VISITOR - Charles Bronson stars in a story much like THE WHISTLER. In this episode The Visitor visits a quiet normal community where a woman and her daughter find themselves facing tragedy and danger when a stranger comes to knock at the door.  
GANG BUSTERS – In THE CASE OF WILLIE “THE ACTOR” SUTTON police investigate a $150,000 jewelry robbery and have to find “the man no jail could hold”. This episode includes the original network commercials.
MR DISTRICT ATTORNEY – REHEARSED ROBBERIES is the name of this episode starring David Brian as the DA who is confronted with a gang of bank robbers who carry out their robberies with complete precision.
 THE THIRD MAN - Michael Rennie stars as Harry Lime (the character made famous by Orsen Welles in the movie of the same name). Harry is offered $250,000 to finance a real estate deal that could lead to murder.  
BULLDOG DRUMMOND – The pilot episode hosted by Douglas Fairbanks Jr. based on the popular movie series the episode is titled THE LUDLOW AFFAIR. Drummond meets a mysterious woman who calls on him for help find her husband who has been kidnapped. In the meantime Drummond faces a death threat himself.  BOSTON BLACKIE – Blackie finds more adventure when he and his girlfriend visit a horse ranch and find a man murdered on the track.

DISC  #9 MR AND MRS NORTH
Jerry and Pamela North live in Greenwich Village in New York. Jerry (played by Richard Denning) is the publisher of a mystery magazine. Because he thinks he has a keen eye for mystery he attempts to solve crimes before the police sometimes getting himself and his beautiful wife Pamela (played by Barbara Britton) into some very unusal scrapes. Much like THE THIN MAN this series played for as many laughs as it does chills. Great fun and good quality. The first episode TARGET even includes the original network commercials.
 TITLES:  TARGET  -  BEAUTY CONTEST  -  MYSTERY HOUSE  - THE UNFAITHFUL WIFE  - A DEAD BRIDE   - ATOMIC BOMB PLOT -  A BET ON DEATH - THE SEALED COFFIN

DISC #10 MEET MCGRAW / MAN WITH A CAMERA
It is almost impossible to locate any existing episodes from these two early crime stories. In fact these may be but a handful of episodes that still exist making them a true collectors item.
MEET McGRAW stars Frank Lovejoy as a tough detective who tackles some of the most difficult cases. Lovejoy was famous for his radio roles as a hard hitting detective so it was natural he move into early TV:  TITLES ARE –
THE LONG ALOHA - THE TYCOON  - A TIME FOR DYING  -  THE BALLERINA
MAN WITH A CAMERA was an early role for the up and coming star Charles Bronson. Before gaining fame in the movies he played the role of a photographer who always seemed to be on hand when a crime was being committed. A great collectors piece for Bronson fans or anyone who just likes a good mystery. TITLES - LIVE TARGET - BIG SQEEZE  - MUTE EVIDENCE

OVER 80 GREAT OLD CLASSIC TV SHOWS
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