With Bachelor Productions (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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The misadventures of a single adopted father raising a teenage niece with the help of his manservant.

Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Bernadette Withers

Votes: 368

2. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: A Crush on Bentley (1960)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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The daughter of one of Bentley Gregg's clients develops a crush on him.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Frank Wilcox

Votes: 8

3. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: A Favor for Bentley (1961)

30 min | Comedy

5.3
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Kelly asks Uncle Bentley for a favor, which leads to a chain of favors made by several people, each favor being dependent on the other being kept. This house of cards is bound to collapse.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Jimmy Boyd

Votes: 6

4. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: A Man Among Men (1961)

30 min | Comedy

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Kelly has fallen for the star high school basketball center, much to Howard's dismay.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Jimmy Boyd

5. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: A Man of Importance (1960)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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After several ego-shattering blows, Peter's feeling of self-importance is at an all-time low. He threatens to quit and move to San Francisco - and this time he means it.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Harry von Zell

Votes: 7

6. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: A Party for Peter (1961)

30 min | Comedy

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Peter has a crush on supermarket clerk Helen but she's devoted to pop singer Frankie Laine. Peter thinks if he can get the crooner to appear at a party it will help him out so he asks for Bentley's aid in making it happen.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Jerry Fujikawa

7. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: A Phone for Kelly (1959)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Kelly's excessive telephone chattering causes Uncle Bentley to place restrictions on its use, so Kelly schemes to have a second phone installed in her bedroom.

Director: Bretaigne Windust | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Paula Raymond

Votes: 9

8. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: A Visit to the Bergens (1962)

30 min | Comedy

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Peter quits and goes to work for ventriloquist Edgar Bergen.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Edgar Bergen

9. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley Cracks the Whip (1960)

30 min | Comedy

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Bentley pulls the purse strings and puts the entire household on a strict weekly budget. His timing couldn't have been worse.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Jackie Russell

10. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley Goes to Europe (1961)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Peter has an opportunity to go with Mr. Gregg and Kelly on a free trip to Italy, but first he has to prove he's a United States citizen in order to obtain a passport. Easier said than done.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Sue Ane Langdon

Votes: 6

11. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley Goes to Washington (1959)

30 min | Comedy

6.0
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Bentley is being lured to join a prestigious law firm in Washington, DC. Of course, none of his friends and family want him to move.

Director: Bretaigne Windust | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Whit Bissell

Votes: 7

12. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley Leads a Dog's Life (1958)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Uncle Bentley, Kelly, and Peter are all heading out-of-town in different directions, which results in Jasper heading in the direction of the nearest dog motel.

Director: John Newland | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Howard McNear

Votes: 7

13. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley Slays a Dragon (1961)

30 min | Comedy

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Peter lets power go to his head after he becomes chairman of the building committee for the Purple Dragon Lodge.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Victor Sen Yung

14. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley Versus the Girl Scouts (1957)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Uncle Bentley tries to woo his niece Kelly's Pathfinder leader.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Diane Brewster

Votes: 6

15. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley and Grandpa Ling (1959)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Peter introduces Kelly and Uncle Bentley to the inimitable Grandpa Ling. If he sees something he likes, he takes it and leaves an item that he thinks is of equal value in its place.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Charles Watts

Votes: 7

16. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley and the Bartered Bride (1960)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Peter barters for a lovely young bride set up by 'Cousin' Charlie.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Whitney Blake

Votes: 8

17. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley and the Beach Bum (1960)

30 min | Comedy

6.0
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Kelly has fallen for a beach bum, and Uncle Bentley intends to do something about it.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Jimmy Boyd

Votes: 7

18. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley and the Big Board (1960)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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Following Bentley's advice, Peter and Kelly each buy one share of stock in Sutton Industries. When the stock price promptly falls, things get ugly.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 7

19. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley and the Blood Bank (1960)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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Frank Curtis tells a phony story about Bentley being a World War II hero, and a pretty young nurse at the Red Cross agrees to go out with him, only because she believes it.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Connie Gilchrist

Votes: 7

20. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley and the Dog Trainer (1959)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Jasper has been stealing and hiding items around the house, and after Bentley is sued for a neighbor's garden damage, he sends Jasper to dog obedience training school.

Director: Bretaigne Windust | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Carol Ohmart

Votes: 7

21. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley and the Finishing School (1958)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Kelly leaves home to attend finishing school.

Director: John Newland | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Shirley Mitchell

Votes: 7

22. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley and the Great Debate (1961)

30 min | Comedy

5.2
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A stuttering, bumbling student takes on the president of the school's debating team.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Ryan O'Neal

Votes: 6

23. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley and the Lost Chord (1960)

30 min | Comedy

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One of Mr. Gregg's clients needs an original theme song for a new sci-fi series. When he hears Peter humming an original tune while vacuuming, he asks for him to record it. Unfortunately, Peter soon forgets the melody.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Jimmy Boyd

24. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley and the Majorette (1960)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Bentley encourages one of Kelly's friends to enter a majorette contest.

Director: Sidney Miller | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Karl Swenson

Votes: 10

25. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley and the Motorcycle (1959)

30 min | Comedy

7.8
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Bentley tangles with a young motorcyclist, and much to his chagrin, Kelly unknowingly gets a date with him.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Shirley Mitchell

Votes: 9

26. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley and the P.T.A. (1957)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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A P.T.A. meeting interferes with Bentley Gregg's date plans with a beautiful movie starlet, who is also a very important and valuable client.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Alice Backes

Votes: 6

27. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley and the Revolving Housekeepers (1957)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Uncle Bentley feels that Kelly could benefit from some female supervision, so he hires a lady housekeeper, much to Peter's chagrin.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Edith Evanson

Votes: 7

28. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley and the Talent Contest (1958)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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Uncle Bentley encourages his reluctant niece to enter the school's talent contest.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Alice Backes

Votes: 8

29. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley and the Travel Agent (1960)

30 min | Comedy

7.3
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Bentley's latest attraction is a lovely young lady working at her father's travel agency. In order to ingratiate himself with them, he drums up business.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Harry von Zell

Votes: 7

30. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley the Proud Father (1959)

30 min | Comedy

6.9
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Uncle Bentley gets involved helping Kelly at her school's fund-raising carnival.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Bernadette Withers

Votes: 7

31. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley's Aunt Caroline (1959)

30 min | Comedy

8.1
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Bentley can't wait for his Aunt Caroline to come visit, and after she arrives, he can't wait for her to leave.

Director: John Newland | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Shirley Mitchell

Votes: 8

32. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley's Big Case (1958)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Peter goes to court over a fender-bender, and as luck would have it, Bentley Gregg is representing the other side.

Director: John Newland | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Shirley Mitchell

Votes: 6

33. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley's Double Play (1959)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Uncle Bentley unwillingly becomes involved with directing two plays: one featuring Kelly and the other featuring Peter.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Marianne Stewart

Votes: 9

34. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley's Mad Friends (1961)

30 min | Comedy

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Bentley, Kelly, and Peter enter into a pact not to get angry.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Jimmy Boyd

35. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley, the Homemaker (1958)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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After learning that niece Kelly is becoming attached to another family down the street, Uncle Bentley endeavors to spend more time at home with her. He even arranges a surprise outing with Jack Benny.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: John Forsythe, Jack Benny, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong

Votes: 6

36. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley, the Stage Mother (1960)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Kelly wants to break into acting, and Uncle Bentley gets a little bit too involved.

Director: Norman Abbott | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, George Ives

Votes: 8

37. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Boys Will Be (1962)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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Bentley is talked into organizing activities for a group of boys who are in and out of trouble with the law. All seems to go well until a judge's prized golf trophy is stolen.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Tom Nolan

Votes: 6

38. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Dear Bentley (1960)

30 min | Comedy

6.2
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Kelly gets her very own teenage advice column in the school paper.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Joan O'Brien

Votes: 6

39. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Deck the Halls (1961)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: Stanley Z. Cherry | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Joey Faye

40. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Encore in Paris (1961)

30 min | Comedy

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Bentley, Kelly, and Peter all get bitten by the love bug, while in Paris.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Alan Hewitt

41. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Gold in Them Hills (1962)

30 min | Comedy

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Peter purchases five acres of land in an abandoned gold prospecting town.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Jimmy Boyd

42. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: The Greggs in Paris (1961)

30 min | Comedy

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Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Danielle Aubry

43. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: The Greggs in Rome (1961)

30 min | Comedy

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Acting on behalf of a client, Bentley pressures an Italian director to complete a motion picture.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Christine White

44. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Hilda Rides Again (1961)

30 min | Comedy

6.3
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Bentley plays matchmaker when Hilda the maid returns to the Gregg household.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Kathleen Freeman

Votes: 6

45. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: How Howard Won His C (1962)

30 min | Comedy

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Howard wants to impress Kelly by earning a school sports letter for his sweater, so he tries out for the fencing team.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Jimmy Boyd

46. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: How to Catch a Man (1960)

30 min | Comedy

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Bentley's latest fling gives advice to Kelly on the finer points of trapping a boy.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Greta Thyssen

47. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Jasper the Second (1960)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Jasper, the family dog, dies at age 14, and Uncle Bentley is dead set against adopting a new one.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Dennis Holmes

Votes: 7

48. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Kelly and the College Man (1960)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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16-year-old Kelly gets in over her head after lying about her age to a 22-year-old college man because she wants to date him. She tells him that she's 19, and surprisingly, she gets Uncle Bentley to back up her lie.

Director: Ezra Stone | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Jimmy Boyd

Votes: 7

49. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Kelly the Yes Man (1962)

30 min | Comedy

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To win popularity and votes when she's placed on the ballot for class vice-president, Kelly volunteers Peter's cooking and a visit from one of Bentley's movie star clients at a school party.

Director: Stanley Z. Cherry | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Jimmy Boyd

50. Bachelor Father (1957–1962)
Episode: Bentley, the Star Maker (1959)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Uncle Bentley turns Howard into a wildly popular local teenage singing idol.

Director: John Newland | Stars: John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran, Sammee Tong, Joan Vohs

Votes: 9


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