Father Knows Best premiered on CBS in October 1954 and has been part of the American cultural fabric ever since. The program's depiction of a "typical" mid-century, middle-class, Midwestern American family is fondly remembered by many of us who grew up watching the show and rather enviously thinking: "Oh. So this is what happens in all the other houses."
Every evening mid-century, Midwestern insurance salesman Jim Anderson came home, put on his favorite sweater and prepared for an evening with his family--a situation where anything could happen. Robert Young returns to the head of the dinner table to play the patriarch of America's most beloved family in Season 2 of Father Knows Best.
Robert Young is back as America's favorite father to the beloved Anderson family, serving up healthy and wholesome doses of advice for his growing kids.
Take a trip back to 1950s suburbia with the Andersons! Robert Young is Jim Anderson, patriarch extraordinaire to his loving--though at times misguided--family. With Bud taking up mind-reading, Kathy rebelling at camp, and Margaret and Betty enrolled in the same class, this father has his hands full!
When Joe's son fails to keep a backup plane ready, it could cause Joe to miss his deadline, leaving stranded passengers in the cold...and dark.
An oceanographer finds a professor's atomic mutant behind California beach deaths.
An ex GI is framed for an armed robbery, put into jail and tortured. When they cannot prove it was him, he goes on a quest to find the culprits and the reasons…he enters into the murky underworld of killers and corrupt policemen.
(1955) Kent Taylor, Kathy Downs. This early AIP thriller was originally double billed with THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED. A mad scientist unleashes a horrible, radioactive monster from the deep that menaces a small coastal village...
An absolute gem from film noir’s golden era. Joe Rolfe (John Payne) is an ex-con on the road to rehabilitation when he’s framed for a million dollar robbery staged by Tim Foster (Preston S. Foster), a vengeful former cop. By the time he’s finally released for lack of evidence, it’s already too late—his face has been plastered on the front page of the newspaper, he’s been fired from his job, and he’s still healing his wounds from the beating he took down at the police station. Embittered and determined, he sets out to find the real criminals to render justice himself. A trail of clues leads him south to Mexico, and straight into the path of an inconvenient beauty (Coleen Gray) with ties to the ringleader, and some of ugliest bad guys you’d never want to meet (Lee Van Cleef, Neville Brand, Jack Elam).
An armored truck is robbed of over a million dollars. Joe Rolfe, played by John Payne, is arrested by the police and is falsely accused of being involved in the robbery.
An ex-con trying to go straight is framed for a million dollar armored car robbery and must go to Mexico in order to unmask the real culprits.
Mexican general Ortega believes that a fortune in government bonds has been stolen by the Count and Countess Casares, exiles from the regime of Maximilian.
A luckless couple stumbles upon fortune when a genie materializes from a bottle in their antique shop. The genie grants them four wishes but warns them, prophetically, to be careful what you wish for.
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As Betty approaches her completion of High School she grows anxious. Jim tries to reassure her. As graduation grows nearer no one can reconcile Betty’s fears.
For once in his life Bud has studied hard for a big test.
Franklin Gibbs becomes obsessed with playing a Las Vegas slot machine, losing his life savings, then realizes the machine wants more than his money.
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Bud is upset because he has lost a job to another boy.
Betty lobbies a neighbor to remove his dangerously high hedge.
Bud is chosen as the most popular boy in his class.
Bud quits school after meeting a successful businessman who did the same.
Jim wants to finish his work before leaving on a business trip, but is constantly interrupted by his family.
Betty uses her womanly wiles to get the neighbor boy to take her out.
Margaret has no trophies in the family display case, so she tries to win a fly-fishing award.