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Family Affair - Season 4
     

Family Affair - Season 4

Director: Brian Keith, Charles Barton, Benson Fong, Bob Steele

Cast: Brian Keith, Charles Barton, Benson Fong, Bob Steele

 
After three years on CBS' powerhouse Monday-night schedule--and two consecutive years in TV's "top ten" list--Family Affair moved to a Thursday berth for its fourth season on the air. Despite this displacement, not to mention fresh competition from NBC's long-running Daniel Boone and the ABC upstart The Ghost and Mrs Muir, the series retained its

Overview

After three years on CBS' powerhouse Monday-night schedule--and two consecutive years in TV's "top ten" list--Family Affair moved to a Thursday berth for its fourth season on the air. Despite this displacement, not to mention fresh competition from NBC's long-running Daniel Boone and the ABC upstart The Ghost and Mrs Muir, the series retained its huge following, remaining securely fastened into the "Number Five" ratings position. Beyond the shift to a different evening, very little had changed on Family Affair proper. We still find bachelor engineer Bill Davis (Brian Keith) gamely coping with the pressures of surrogate parenthood as guardian of his orphaned nephew Jody (Johnnie Whitaker) and nieces Buffy (Anissa Jones) and Cissy (Anissa Jones). Likewise still on hand is Bill's supremely efficient British manservant Mr. French (Sebastian Cabot), who has grown to like his role as the children's "male nanny"--with reservations, of course. This season's guest stars include the magnificent Ida Lupino as a titled British lady whom Mr. French fondly remembers as his former sweetheart, a London barmaid named Maude; a very young Darlene Carr (remember her as Karl Malden's daughter on Streets of San Francisco?) as a starry-eyed teenager who develops a crush on the hapless Bill; former B-western star Bob Steele as. . .a former B-western star; and in an unusually serious episode, Dana Andrews as a troubled ex-convict who has trouble going straight. Also showing up with increasing frequency is Gregg Fedderson, the son of Family Affair creator Don Fedderson, who after a brief apprenticeship in character parts is seen in the recurring role of Cissy's boyfriend Gregg Bartlett. Perhaps the most memorable episode this season is "What's So Funny About a Broken Leg," hastily written to accommodate the fact that costar Anissa Jones' leg was really in a cast. Certainly the most elaborate installment is the two-part Season Four opener, wherein the entire family seriously considers bidding farewell to New York City and moving bag and baggage to Tahiti!

Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2007
UPC:
0030306784199
Source:
Mpi Home Video
Region Code:
0
Time:
11:30:00
Sales rank:
41,350

Special Features

The Child Stars; A Conversation With Johnny Whitaker Pt. 1

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brian Keith Actor
Benson Fong Ng Ho
Bob Steele Chaps Callahan
Booth Colman Mr. Finletter
Dana Andrews Harv Mullen
Darlene Carr Carla Andrews
Diane Holly Juanita
Francine York Sherry
Gregg Fedderson Gregg Bartlett
Heather Angel Miss Faversham,Miss Haversham
Herbert Anderson Chuck
Ida Lupino Lady Marchwood
Jill Townsend Anne Williams
Kerry MacLane George Weatherington III
Laurie Main Passenger
Maura McGiveney Eve Ranyon
Michael Blodgett Mike West
Michael-James Wixted Kenny
Nina Shipman Jan Franklin
Paul Fix Ted Patterson
Ralph Slane Salesman
Randy Whipple Walter,Arthur,Larry
Ricky Kelman Roger
Sebastian Cabot Actor
Terry Burnham Rita Stone
Teru Shimada Mr. Osaki
William Boyett Pete, Foreman
Bill McMickle Eric,Mark
Catherine McLeod Mrs. Andrews
Chris Ritter Eleanor Whitley
Danielle Aubrey Janine
Diane Mountford Anita
Erin Moran Amy
Frances Fong Betty Ng
Kathy Garver Actress
Kaye Elhardt Toni
Lou Krugman Floor Manager
Margarita Cordova Mrs. Cadero
Mark Tapscott Trooper
Michael Allinson Cedric Williams
Norma Foster Pamela Winters
Oliver McGowan Dr. Perry
Peter Leeds Joe
Sean Kelly Randy
Sherry Alberoni Sharon
Teddy Quinn Mark
Audree Norton Dr. Robinson
Barbara Hunter Karen
Bill Boyett Pete Neilson
Byron Morrow Larson
Del Moore Zachary Hunter
James Hong Phil Lee
Johnny Whitaker Actor
Kelly Corcoran Craig,Willie
Larry Blake Guide
Lori Loughton Susan
Miguel Monsalve Carlos
Nancy Hale Mrs. Manning
Napua Nariana
Noel Drayton Hardcastle,Mr. Hardcastle
Peter Adams Mr. Andrews
Richard Bull Manager
Sarah Selby Mrs. Webster
Scott Garrett Tom,Peter
Sofia-Marie 1st Girl
Tom Lowell Walter
Anissa Jones Actress
Bert D. Whaley Mr. Morrison
Brian Forster Boy
Cynthia Niles 2nd Girl
Ellen Clark Secretary
Guy Edwards Mailman
Iris Kraemer Vicky
Jeanne Bates Mrs. Morrison
Lester Matthews Farnsworth
Maurice Marsac Henri
Pamelyn Ferdin Jennifer
Pitt Herbert Mr. Anderson
Sundown Spencer Alan
Victoria Meyerink Cindy,Girl
Allan Gruener Waiter
Annette Cabot Secretary
David Brandon Husband
David Henn Taru
Donald Livingston Jeff
Lee Casey Jose
Susan Abbott Gloria

Technical Credits
Charles Barton Director

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