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Meet Corliss Archer

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

Pert blonde Corliss Archer (Ann Baker) is a pretty 16-year-old high school sophomore with a penchant for getting herself into trouble. She doesn’t mean to but her over-enthusiastic approach to every situation always causes confusion.

Corliss lives with her parents at 32 Oak Street in a small American town. Her father, Harry (John Eldredge) is a lawyer in private practice. Her mother, Janet (Mary Brian) is attractive and intelligent, a wonderful housekeeper and a talented cook. She was a secretary before she married Harry 18 years ago.

Dexter Franklin (Robert Ellis) is Corliss’s boyfriend and the man she plans to marry someday. Dexter is the innocent victim of endless attempts by Corliss to improve him (she feels he needs to be more mature) although, more often than not, her attempts backfire.

Dexter’s mother and father, Mary (Vera Marshe) and Bill (Ken Christy) appear occasionally.

Corliss Archer
Ann Baker
Janet Archer
Mary Brian
Harry Archer
John Eldredge
Dexter Franklin
Robert Ellis
Bill Franklin
Ken Christy
Mary Franklin
Vera Marshe
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