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Great Gildersleeve, Volume 19 - 6 hours [Download] #RA819D
The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 19

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The Great Gildersleeve
Volume 19
The Great Gildersleeve is not only a fantastic comedy, but it’s also a fascinating study in how a character can evolve. Originally, Gildy was created simply as a comic foil on Fibber McGee and Molly. To give him a reason to move, however, writer Leonard Levinson gave Gildy a suddenly deceased brother who had two children in Summerfield. But this sudden transition to being caregiver and family man didn’t happen overnight. Over the years, Gildy becomes less pompous and garrulous, less self centered, and more focused on not only providing for Leroy and Marjorie, but being a part of something beyond his own front yard.
The Great Gildersleeve portrayed its lead character as not only a family man, but also as one of Summerfield’s most eligible bachelors. Perhaps one of the best-remembered suitors pursuing Gildy was the one who actually almost caught him. The Widow Ransom, played by Shirley Mitchell, spoke with a syrupy Southern drawl, referring to her man as ‘Throck-mahhhtin’. The Widow’s pursuit of Gildersleeve was a major part of the early shows, leading right up to the altar itself. In June 1943. The nuptials were interrupted, however, when the Widow’s supposedly dead husband interrupted the services! Making use of such dramatic turns is just one reason The Great Gildersleeve stood out as more than just another comedy.
After Leila leaves Gildy at the altar, he finds himself attracted to Eve Goodwin, the principal of Leroy’s school. He also dates nurse Katherine Milford later in the show, as well as Principal Irene Henshaw and Rumson Bullard’s sisters, Ellen Bullard Knickerbocker and Paula Bullard Winthrop. He even dates the Widow Ransom off and on again, ending up at one point engaged to both her and her cousin Adeline Fairchild at the same time.
Tune in to the twelve original broadcasts in The Great Gildersleeve, Volume 19 to find out just what sort of love and trouble Gildy gets into, complete with Kraft Foods commercials and restored to sparkling digital quality.
#243 Evening With Miss Piper
Wednesday, April 2, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#244 Bird Watchers
Wednesday, April 9, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#245 The Whole World Is Watching
Wednesday, April 16, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#246 Leila's Party for Joanne
Wednesday, April 23, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#247 The Great Tchaikowsky Love Story
Wednesday, April 30, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#248 Leroy Excluded From Craig's Party
Wednesday, May 7, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#249 Peavy Disappears
Wednesday, May 14, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#250 Teacher's Problems
Wednesday, May 21, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#251 Gildy Tries to Give Up Smoking
Wednesday, May 28, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#252 Called in by the I.R.S.
Wednesday, June 4, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#253 Gildy Tries to Renew Romance With Eve
Wednesday, September 10, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft
#254 Getting Everything Snug for Winter
Wednesday, September 17, 1947 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Kraft

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4 of 5 Great Value February 4, 2019
Reviewer: Studio 139 from Kalamazoo, MI United States  
A classic comedy series, an excellent cast with some great characters. While some aspects of the show are of their time, it has aged well.

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