The Halls Of Ivy - Phone Problems (10-11-50)


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Phone Problems (Aired October 11, 1950)
The Colmans had shown a flair for radio comedy in recurring roles on The Jack Benny Program in the late 1940s, and they landed the title roles in the new show. The Halls of Ivy featured Colman as William Todhunter Hall, the president of small, Midwestern Ivy College, and his wife, Victoria, a former British musical comedy star who sometimes felt the tug of her former profession, and followed their interactions with students, friends and college trustees. Others in the cast included Herbert Butterfield as testy Clarence Wellman, Willard Waterman (then starring as Harold Peary's successor as The Great Gildersleeve) as John Merriweather, and Elizabeth Patterson and Gloria Gordon as the Halls' maid. THIS EPISODE: October 11, 1950. "Phone Problems" - NBC network. Sponsored by: Schlitz (commercial deleted). A strange man from the telephone comes to call. Is Emerson Hall (no relation to Todd Hunter Hall) worth saving? Ken Carpenter (announcer), Herb Butterfield, Gale Gordon (sounds as if he might be impersonated), Robert Easton, Milton Merlin (writer), Barbara Merlin (writer), Ronald Colman, Benita Hume, Don Quinn (writer, creator), Henry Russell (composer, conductor), Nat Wolff (director). 30:14. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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