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Smith Family, The

1 9 7 1 – 1 9 7 2 (USA)
39 x 30 minute episodes

Henry Fonda starred as detective sergeant Chad Smith of the LAPD, 25 years on the force, who worked on burglaries, drug busts, runaway children, bomb threats and, occasionally, homicides.

Chad was married to Betty (Janet Blair) and they were the parents of 18-year-old Cindy (Darleen Carr), 15-year-old Bob (Ron Howard in-between The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days) and 7-year-old Brian (Michael-James Wixted).

Stories combined elements of crime-solving and family life at the Smith’s house at 219 Primrose Lane in Los Angeles.

Ray Martin (John Carter) was Chad’s partner. Captain Hughes (Charles McGraw) was their superior.

The Smith Family was a light-hearted, family-oriented show which clocked up 39 episodes in 1971 and 1972.

Detective Sergeant Chad Smith
Henry Fonda
Betty Smith
Janet Blair
Cindy Smith
Darleen Carr
Bob Smith
Ron Howard
Brian Smith
Michael-James Wixted
Sgt. Ray Martin
John Carter
Captain Hughes
Charles McGraw


Cindy | The Ex-Con | Chicano | The Blue Tie | All the Good Neighbors | Strangers: Part 1 | Strangers: Part 2 | Another Day, Another Dollar | The Desk Job | Brian and the Sheriff | Remember Lisa | Rookie | The Peer Group | Greener Pastures | No Place to Hide | The Anniversary | Day in the Court | Stakeout | Lost Lady | Father’s Day | Blind Chance | Mac | Rumpus Room | Ambush | The Weekend | Man in the Middle | Class of ’46 | Family Man | Christmas Rush | Taste of Fear | Where There’s Smoke | Off Duty Cop | Winner Take All | San Francisco Cop | My Mother, the Star | Rogue Cop | Ten O’Clock and All Is Well | Homecoming | Father-In-Law