Harry's Girls

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Harry's Girls
Genre Sitcom
Directed by Stanley Z. Cherry
Richard Kinon
Ralph Levy
Starring Larry Blyden
Dawn Nickerson
Susan Silo
Diahn Williams
Theme music composer Stu Phillips
Opening theme "Harry's Girls"
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 15
Production
Executive producer(s) Joseph Stein
Producer(s) Billy Friedberg
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) MGM Television
Distributor MGM Television
Release
Original network NBC
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 13, 1963 (1963-09-13) – January 3, 1964 (1964-01-03)

Harry's Girls is an American sitcom which aired on NBC from September 13, 1963 to January 3, 1964. The series stars Larry Blyden portraying Henry Burns, the leader of a vaudeville troupe consisting of three young women. The co-stars were Dawn Nickerson as Lois, Susan Silo as Rusty, and Diahn Williams as Terry.

Synopsis[edit]

The series was loosely based on a Robert E. Sherwood play. The theme is culture shock, as the old-style dance numbers have lost favor in the United States but are still popular in Europe. The program was filmed in southern France.[1] Harry serves as the lovestruck chaperone of the girls as well as the manager of their entertainment program. None of the episodes has big-name guest stars, and the program failed to complete a single season.[2]

The series preceded The Jack Paar Program on NBC, having aired at 9:30 p.m. on Fridays opposite ABC's The Farmer's Daughter and CBS's The Twilight Zone science fiction anthology series. Harry's Girls was replaced at mid-season by the former BBC program, That Was the Week That Was, a political satire that aired from 1964-1965.[1]

Cast[edit]

Episode list[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate Plot
1-1 "The Rajah" September 13, 1963 Susan falls in love with a playboy Rajah, insisting that he has proposed marriage, but Harry sees through the charade to protect her.
1–2 "When in Rome" September 20, 1963 The girls' opportunity to work in a Rome nightclub is jeopardized by both the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of the Interior.
1–3 "A Naval Affair" September 27, 1963 The American Fleet hits the Riviera, and Harry thinks he's found a way to make a bet on "a sure thing."
1–4 "The Director" October 4, 1963 The girls decide they want a movie career when they're stranded in a small town where a famous Italian director is making a film.
1–5 "Cafe on the Riviera" October 11, 1963 In the midst of Harry buying a restaurant, the girls go on strike while he hires a knife throwing act to replace them.
1–6 "The Forgotten Man" October 18, 1963 After Harry sprains his ankle, the girls are forced to do their act without him.
1–7 "Countess" October 25, 1963 Broke and stranded in Monte Carlo, Harry meets a statistician who says he has a system to beat the roulette wheel.
1–8 "The Star" November 1, 1963 A fast-talking, slow-moving film producer gives Harry visions of becoming a big star.
1–9 "Diamond Necklace" November 8, 1963 A penniless art student gives Lois a diamond-encrusted dog collar borrowed from a stray dog. When Harry attempts to return it to police, he is jailed.
1–10 "Made in Heaven" November 29, 1963 The girls become an "international matchmaking cartel" to find bachelor Harry a wife.
1–11 "The Busker" December 6, 1963 Harry pays the price for attempting to help a faded musical hall celebrity who double-crossed people during his run of success.
1–12 "Collector's Item" December 13, 1963 Harry concocts a scheme to ingratiate himself with an important booking agent.
1–13 "His Highness" December 20, 1963 While playing at a French chateau, a plot is being hatched to restore the monarchy in France.
1–14 "A Girl's Best Friend" December 27, 1963 Harry's romance becomes complicated when it's discovered that his girlfriend is a jewel thief.
1–15 "Bet It All" January 3, 1964 A crooked roulette wheel seems to benefit the girls, giving them visions of an early retirement.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alex McNeil, Total Television, New York, 1997, p. 362
  2. ^ "Plot summary for Harry's Girls". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved August 30, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Episode List for "Harry's Girls"". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved August 30, 2009. 

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