THE LIFE OF RILEY - William Bendix - Volume #3

The Life of Riley, with William Bendix in the title role, was a popular radio situation comedy series of the 1940s that was adapted into a 1949 feature film and continued as a long-running television series during the 1950s, originally with Jackie Gleason playing Bendix's role.

The show began as a proposed Groucho Marx radio series, The Flotsam Family, but the sponsor balked at what would have been essentially a straight head-of-household role for the comedian. Then producer Irving Brecher saw Bendix as taxicab company owner Tim McGuerin in the movie The McGuerins from Brooklyn (1942). The Flotsam Family was reworked with Bendix cast as blundering Chester A. Riley, a wing riveter at the fictional Cunningham Aircraft plant in California. His frequent exclamation of indignation became one of the most famous catch phrases of the 1940s: "What a revoltin' development this is!"

Due to the popularity of the first series offered over a year ago we began searching for more good quality episodes. Unfortunately for a long time most of what we found was poor quality. Then we struck a gold mine and acquired an additional set which more then meets our standards. We are now happy to present two more volumes in this wonderful series.

VOLUME #3

RETURN TO BLUE VUE - ANNIES RADIO ROMANCE - THE STRAY DOG - VACATION PLANS - HAPPY BIRTHDAY LITTLE CHESTER - LIVE MODERN - MISS AIRCRAFT INDUSTRIES - A TRIP FOR PEG - BABS AND THE LATIN - RILEY AND THE BEAN CONTEST - RILEYS GOOD NEWS - TWO TIMING RILEY - RILEY THE SCOUTMASTER - OLD BARRACKS BAG - GETTING RILEYS GOAT - JUNIORS FUTURE - A TEST FOR GILLIS - PRISON CAMP VACATION - GRUESOME TWOSOME - TEN O?CLOCK SCHOLER

THE LIFE OF RILEY - William Bendix - Volume #3
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