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It's a Great Life Season 2 Episodes

Season 2 Episode Guide

39 Episodes 1955 - 1956

Episode 1

Call Michigan 4099

Sun, Sep 11, 1955 30 mins

An anonymous phone number gets the boys in trouble with the police. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop.

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Episode 2

Hayburner

Sun, Sep 11, 1955 30 mins

Steve gets a bonus---and Denny invests it in a racehorse. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. Denny: Michael O'Shea.

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Episode 3

The Fortune Hunter's

Sun, Sep 18, 1955 30 mins

Earl's old flame, now a rich widow, comes to visit with her daughter. Earl: James Dunn. Steve: William Bishop. Amy: Frances Bavier. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Cora: Madge Blake. Lori: Pat Hardy.

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Episode 4

The Paper Drive

Sun, Sep 25, 1955 30 mins

Steve and Denny help a boy collect old papers for a school campaign. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. Amy: Frances Bavier. Customer: Rosemary Bowe. Johnny: Richard Eyer.

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Episode 5

Hash House

Sun, Oct 2, 1955 30 mins

Complications result when Denny and Steve buy a roadside diner. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Earl: James Dunn. Steve: William Bishop.

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Episode 6

A Birthday for Earl

Wed, Oct 19, 1955 30 mins

The boys and Amy plan a "This Is Your Life" birthday party for Earl. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. Amy: Frances Bavier. Fogarty: Emory Parnell. Butch: Ralph Sanford. Wilbur: Sam Hearn. Mary Ann: Doris Packer.

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Episode 7

The Girl Friend

Sun, Oct 16, 1955 30 mins

The boys are door-to-door salesmen who meet their boss's girl friend. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. Amy: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 8

Man's Best Friend

Sun, Oct 23, 1955 30 mins

Earl claims he can hear a whistle audible only to dogs. Earl: James Dunn. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop.

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Episode 9

Double Date

Sun, Oct 30, 1955 30 mins

Two attractive sisters complicate things for Denny and Steve. Marilyn: Lola Albright. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Carole: Barbara Logan. Earl: James Dunn. Amy: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 10

High Pressure

Sun, Nov 6, 1955 30 mins

Denny and Steve try to impress their boss by landing a big vacuum-cleaner order. Steve: William Bishop. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Asher: Lyle Talbot. Earl: James Dunn.

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Episode 11

The Movie Star

Sun, Nov 13, 1955 30 mins

The boys encounter a former screen actress while selling vacuum cleaners in Beverly Hills. Steve: William Bishop. Laura La Plante: Herself. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Earl: James Dunn. Charlie: Arthur Q. Bryan.

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Episode 12

Crystal Ball

Sun, Nov 20, 1955 30 mins

A fortune-teller predicts Earl's future. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. Amy: Frances Bavier. Princess Harout: Carol Veazie. Gloria: Nancy Kulp.

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Episode 13

The Big Game

Sun, Nov 27, 1955 30 mins

Steve tries to get four tickets for a big football game. Steve: William Bishop. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Earl: James Dunn. Amy: Frances Bavier. Russell: Harry Harvey. Timid Man: Bob Jellison. Student Clerk: Eddie Ryder. College Boy: Barry Truex.

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Episode 14

The Private Line

Sun, Dec 4, 1955 30 mins

Problems arise when Steve and Denny get a private phone for their room. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. Amy: Frances Bavier. Miss Brewster: Jan Shepard. Plumber: Allen Jenkins.

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Episode 15

The Fabulous Foundling

Sun, Dec 11, 1955 30 mins

The boys befriend a beautiful girl who rents a room from Earl. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Earl: James Dunn. Steve: William Bishop. Amy: Frances Bavier. Lorraine: Mari Blanchard.

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Episode 16

Hawaiian Holiday

Sun, Dec 18, 1955 30 mins

Earl wins a trip to Hawaii for two. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. Amy: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 17

The Elusive Dime

Sun, Jan 1, 1956 30 mins

Earl mistakenly uses Amy's rare coin . . . to buy a newspaper. Earl: James Dunn. Amy: Frances Bavier. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop.

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Episode 18

Beauty Contest

Sun, Jan 8, 1956 30 mins

The boys are co-chairmen of the veteran'sclub beauty contest. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. Betty: Joi Lansing. Anastasia: Nancy Kulp. Marcia: Gloria Victor. Gummidge: Emory Parnell. Tepper: Thurston Hall.

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Episode 19

The Lady and the Painting

Sun, Jan 15, 1956 30 mins

Denny plays Cupid when Steve falls in love with a French art student. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. Amy: Frances Bavier. Claudette: Lisa Gaye. Zackery: Peter Brocco. First Judge: Arthur Q. Bryan. Second Judge: Byron Foulger.

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Episode 20

House Guest

Sun, Jan 22, 1956 30 mins

Steve and Denny invite a GI and his wife to stay overnight at Amy's. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. Amy: Frances Bavier. Al: Chuck Chandler. Phyllis: Randy Stuart. Ruth: Madge Blake. Alice: Gladys Hurlbut. Dave: Vince Barnett. Charlie: Frank Orth.

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Episode 21

The Square Circle

Sun, Jan 29, 1956 30 mins

Earl and Denny launch Steve on a boxing career. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. Amy: Frances Bavier. Sidal: Henry Kulky.

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Episode 22

Smog Gets in Your Eyes

Sun, Feb 5, 1956 30 mins

Denny, Steve and Earl are victims of California's weather conditions. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. Amy: Frances Bavier. Irwin: Richard Deacon. Delacy: Paul Harvey. Mrs. Delacy: Kathryn Card. Hempstead: Jack Rice.

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Episode 23

Screen Test

Sun, Feb 12, 1956 30 mins

The boys try to impress a talent scout who visits the Morgan home. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. Amy: Frances Bavier. Jason: Pierre Watkin. Lane: King Donovan.

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Episode 24

Renee and the Survey

Sun, Feb 19, 1956 30 mins

Earl gets a job making phone calls for a TV rating service. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Earl: James Dunn. Steve: William Bishop. Amy: Frances Bavier. Renee: Ina Anders. Albert: Tyler McVey. Peter: Mark Dana.

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Episode 25

The Bachelor Party

Sun, Feb 26, 1956 30 mins

The boys give a party for a friend on the eve of his wedding. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. George: Dave Willock. Amy: Frances Bavier. Darlene: Linda Danson. Policeman: Fred Graham. Frances: Helene Stanley. Turnkey: Jess Kirkpatrick. Riley: James Flavin.

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Episode 26

The Voice

Sun, Mar 4, 1956 30 mins

The boys are charmed by the phone voice of a Red Cross girl. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Earl: James Dunn. Steve: William Bishop. Amy: Frances Bavier. Rita: Angie Dickinson. Miss Adams: Doris Packer. Head Nurse: Vivi Janiss. Nurse: Madeline Foy O'Donnell. Miss Hendricks: Dee J. Thompson.

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Episode 27

All for Amy

Sun, Mar 11, 1956 30 mins

The boys make elaborate plans to help Amy celebrate her birthday. Amy: Frances Bavier O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Customer: Katharine Warren.

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Episode 28

Private Eye

Sun, Mar 18, 1956 30 mins

Steve and Denny become private detectives to aid a lady in distress. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. Amy: Frances Bavier. Spade: Herb Vigran. Lola: Phyllis Coates. Hal: Richard Reeves. Charlie: Mike Ross.

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Episode 29

Glamour Doll

Sun, Mar 25, 1956 30 mins

Barbara Nichols is cast as a movie queen who wants to do Shakespeare. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Earl: James Dunn. Tommy: Tommy Noonan. Steve: William Bishop. Director: King Donovan. Amy: Frances Bavier.

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Episode 30

Kid Sister

Sun, Apr 1, 1956 30 mins

Steve's new romance is complicated by his girl's younger sister. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. Donna: Susan Morrow. Amy: Frances Bavier. Susan: Jeri Lou James. Girl: Nancy Kulp.

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Episode 31

The Raffle Ticket

Sun, Apr 8, 1956 30 mins

Denny buys a chance on a trailer, sells shares in it---and wins! Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. Amy: Frances Bavier. Myra: Angie Dickinson. Mabel: Isabelle Dwan. Milkman: George Chandler. Sewerman: Frank Sully. Mailman: Parley Baer.

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Episode 32

The Return of Caroline

Sun, Apr 15, 1956 30 mins

A husband-hunting movie star tries to persuade Denny to marry her. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. Caroline: Barbara Nichols. Amy: Frances Bavier. Walker: Walter Woolf King. Butler: Arthur Gould-Porter.

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Episode 33

Palm Springs Story

Sun, Apr 22, 1956 30 mins

Earl, Steve and Denny treat Amy to a weekend vacation. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Amy: Frances Bavier. Earl: James Dunn. Desk Clerk: Joseph Kearns. Jake: Allen Jenkins. Clerk: William Schallert.

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Episode 34

The Yachting Party

Sun, Apr 29, 1956 30 mins

Denny, Steve and Earl take two society girls on a yachting trip. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. Alice: Jil Jarmyn. Thelma: Noreen Nash. Amy: Frances Bavier. Adams: Russell Hicks. Coast Guard: Robert Brubaker.

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Episode 35

Operation for Earl

Sun, May 6, 1956 30 mins

Earl is terrified when he is told he must have his tonsils taken out. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. Amy: Frances Bavier. Boy: Charles Herbert. Nurse: Lois Collier.

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Episode 36

Old Soldiers Never Die

Sun, May 13, 1956 30 mins

An odd twist of fate lands Denny and Steve back in the Army. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Earl: James Dunn. Steve: William Bishop. Amy: Frances Bavier. Foster: Arthur Q. Bryan. Sergeant: Richard Wessell. General: Pierre Watkin. Wac: Karolee Kelly. Doctor: Tyler McVey. Psychiatrist: Tom Daly.

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Episode 37

The Charity Drive

Sun, May 20, 1956 30 mins

How to assist Amy in a fund-raising campaign? Earl: James Dunn. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Amy: Frances Bavier. Johnson: Howard McNear. Housewife: Barbara Pepper. Home Owner: Robert Foulk. Girl: Adelle August.

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Episode 38

Passport for Amy

Sun, May 27, 1956 30 mins

Amy plans a trip to London---and the boys help her with travel details. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. Amy: Frances Bavier. Con Man: Douglas Fowley. Woman: Sarah Selby. Passport Clerk: Herbert Anderson.

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Episode 39

The Housekeeper

Sun, Jun 3, 1956 30 mins

Amy goes on vacation---leaving a bossy woman in charge of her home. Denny: Michael O'Shea. Steve: William Bishop. Earl: James Dunn. Amy: Frances Bavier.

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