The Richard Boone Show

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The Richard Boone Show
Richard Boone 1963.JPG
Genre Anthology
Written by Reuben Bercovitch
Harry Julian Fink
William D. Gordon
J.R. Littlefield
Joel Madison
E. Jack Neuman
Clifford Odets
John Haase
Dale Wasserman
Bob Wehling
Directed by Richard Boone
Robert Butler
Robert Gist
Lamont Johnson
Buzz Kulik
Harry Morgan
Presented by Richard Boone
Theme music composer Henry Mancini
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 25
Production
Executive producer(s) Mark Goodson
Bill Todman
Producer(s) Buck Houghton
Running time 60 mins.
Production company(s) Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions
Distributor Freemantle Media
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 24, 1963  – March 31, 1964

The Richard Boone Show is a short-lived, award-winning anthology television series. It aired on NBC during the 1963-64 season.

Synopsis[edit]

Richard Boone hosted the series and starred in about half of the episodes, garnering an Emmy nomination for himself and a Golden Globe award for the show. His repertory company of 15 actors included up-and-comers such as Guy Stockwell and Robert Blake as well as such established performers as Bethel Leslie (who was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance in the series), Warren Stevens and Harry Morgan. They rotated parts freely; each appeared in most episodes, and each starred in at least one. The regular writers included Clifford Odets. Producer Buck Houghton was overseen by the prolific team of Mark Goodson and Bill Todman.

Programmed against the very popular CBS sitcom, Petticoat Junction, Boone's anthology show was unable to find or keep an audience. It was cancelled after only one season, and has not been syndicated or released on home video, except for a brief showing on the Global Television Network in Canada in the late 1980s.

Repertory cast[edit]

Richard Boone 25 episodes
Warren Stevens 16 episodes
Bethel Leslie 15 episodes
Harry Morgan 15 episodes
Ford Rainey 14 episodes
Guy Stockwell 14 episodes
Lloyd Bochner 13 episodes
Jeanette Nolan 13 episodes
Laura Devon 11 episodes
Robert Blake 10 episodes
June Harding 9 episodes

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