The history of FATHER KNOWS BEST stretches back to the late 1940s, when the comedy about the family life of insurance salesman Jim Anderson (Robert Young) debuted as a radio show. In 1954 CBS picked up the show and turned it into a hit sitcom that ran until 1960. This release includes the entire first season of episodes, which follow the distinctly middle-class lives of Jim, his wife Margaret (Jane Wyatt), and their kids, Betty "Princess" Anderson (Elinor Donahue), James "Bud" Anderson (Billy Gray), and Kathy "Kitten" Anderson (Laurin Chapin). Each episode finds the family members slotting into very traditional roles, but Young and the co-creator of the show, Eugene Rodney, would occasionally subvert events to show that, in fact, father doesn't always know best.
Elinor Donahue - American Actress, FATHER KNOWS BEST, THE ODD COUPLE
Billy Gray - James Anderson, Jr. (Bud) of TV's "Father Knows Best"
Jane Wyatt - Margaret Anderson (Mom) from TV's "Father Knows Best"
Robert Young - American actor, THE BLACK CAMEL/Marcus Welby, M.D.
Robert George Young - American actor, THE BLACK CAMEL/Marcus Welby, M.D.
- Format: DVD
- Run Time: 660
- Color Format: B&W
- UPC: 826663107685
- Genre: Television: Series
- Rating: Not Rated
- Release Date: June 2012