The Gale Storm Show
|The Gale Storm Show|
|Also known as||Oh, Susanna|
|Created by||Lee Karson|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||143|
|Executive producer(s)||Hal Roach|
|Producer(s)||Hal Roach, Jr.
|Running time||22–24 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Hal Roach Studios
Independent Television Corporation
|Original channel||CBS (1956-1960)
|Original run||September 29, 1956– September 22, 1960|
The Gale Storm Show is an American sitcom starring Gale Storm. The series premiered on September 29, 1956, and ran until 1960 for 143 half-hour black-and-white episodes, initially on CBS and in its last year on ABC. The Gale Storm Show was co-produced by Independent Television Corporation (now ITC Entertainment) and Hal Roach Studios.
The series was aired under the title Oh, Susanna in syndication.
The series is based on a cruise director, Susanna Pomeroy (Storm), on a ship traveling around the world. A cast of regular characters inhabits the ship and new situations are created as the ship moors in ports. Unlike her previous role on My Little Margie, Storm's character emits a shrill, two-fingered whistle to get people's attention. On her previous show, she would make a Trilling sound when in trouble.
- Gale Storm as Susanna Pomeroy
- ZaSu Pitts as Elvira Nugent
- Roy Roberts as Captain Huxley
- James Fairfax as Cedric
Notable guest stars
- Pat Boone
- Francis De Sales
- Lorne Greene
- Ron Hagerthy as Sergeant Rickie Hayland in "Wedding at Sea" (1959)
- Rodolfo Hoyos, Jr.
- Boris Karloff
- Doug McClure
- Patrick McVey as Reid in "Girls! Girls! Girls!" (1957)
- Robby the Robot
- Frank Wilcox
|1959||Nominated||Emmy Award||Best Supporting Actress (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series||ZaSu Pitts|
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