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It’s a Great Life

1 9 5 4 – 1 9 5 6 (USA)
78 x 30 minute episodes

Two ex-GI’s – the witty and self-confident ladies man Denny (Michael O’Shea) and the simple-minded straight-up Steve (William Bishop) – return home and take a room at the boarding house of the doting Amy Morgan (Frances Bavier).

Also in the house are the young and beautiful Katy (Barbara Bates) and Amy’s irascible, penny-pinching brother Earl (James Dunn).

The series debuted on 7 September 1954 and followed the exploits of the boys as they tried to get rich quick and meet the girls of their dreams while working as vacuum-cleaner salesmen. The final episode aired on 3 June 1956.

Steve Connors
William Bishop
Denny Davis
Michael O’Shea
Mrs Amy Morgan
Frances Bavier
Cathy ‘Katy’ Morgan
Barbara Bates
Earl Morgan
James Dunn