Leave It to Beaver (1957–1963)
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The Book Report 

Daunted by the length of "The Three Musketeers" that he chose to read for a school book report, Beaver writes his report from a film version of the story (The Three Musketeers (1939)) instead, not realizing until too late that the film that he watched was a musical farce.

Director:

Hugh Beaumont

Writers:

Joe Connelly (creator), Bob Mosher (creator) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Barbara Billingsley ... June Cleaver
Hugh Beaumont ... Ward Cleaver
Tony Dow ... Wally Cleaver
Jerry Mathers ... The Beaver
Stephen Talbot ... Gilbert Bates
Doris Packer Doris Packer ... Mrs. Cornelia Rayburn
Carol Faylen Carol Faylen ... Janet
Fletcher Allen Fletcher Allen ... The Man

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Beaver has had the book "The Three Musketeers" from the library for two weeks, it now being overdue. He hasn't really even started reading it yet, and he has a report on it due in two days. As such, Ward and June make Beaver start reading the book at the exclusion of all else. Beaver still finds it difficult as for whatever reason, he is having a hard time getting into the story. Gilbert believes Beaver has a way out of his predicament when he sees that a movie version of the book is airing on television on Sunday night, the night before the report is due. Beaver doesn't want to give in to Gilbert's idea, and still tries to read the book. When Sunday night rolls around, Beaver is still nowhere close to being finished reading the book, and Gilbert once again encourages Beaver to at least watch the movie, which the two do together without Ward, June or Wally knowing that they are doing so. But the version of the movie airing, The Three Musketeers (1939), is nowhere close to the book, ... Written by Huggo

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Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

TV-G
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Trivia

Features the real Three Muskateers movie from 1939 that starred Don Ameche and The Ritz Brothers. See more »

Quotes

June Cleaver: [Beaver hasn't done his book report, and his library book is overdue] Beaver, haven't you read any of it?
Theodore Cleaver: Well, yeah, I read the whole first chapter. But it was so long ago, I don't remember it.
Ward Cleaver: Yes, well you just put that ball and glove away and get started on it right now.
Theodore Cleaver: But gee, Dad, it's a thick book. It'll take me at least two whole days to read it.
Ward Cleaver: Well, you should have thought of that two weeks ago.
Theodore Cleaver: I did. I guess that's why I didn't read it.
June Cleaver: Why did you pick such a thick book?
Theodore Cleaver: Cause I ...
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References The Three Musketeers (1939) See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1963 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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