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The Charlie Farrell Show (sitcom)

    (CBS Primetime, 1956;
     ABC Primetime, 1957 -- re-runs;
     CBS Primetime, 1960 -- re-runs)

    [aka: "The Charles Farrell Show"]

     Charlie Farrell was an athletic fun-loving blue-blood with
     a perpetual tan who always seemed to be wearing a tennis
     outfit; frequently a tennis racquet was in his hand; He
     had also been a long-time Hollywood actor who had worked
     in many pictures since the 1920s...

     In real life, Charlie actually owned a Racquet Club in the
     resort city of Palm Springs, 90 miles East of Los Angeles;

     The plots of this sitcom were supposedly derived from events
     that actually took place in and around the club and in and
     around Palm Springs (talk about a pluggers dream :-); Whether
     the events were real or not, they were certainly entertaining;

     His dilemmas resembled those of Gale Storm in "My Little
     Margie" -- perhaps because he had played her father in that
     cheery sitcom which was also produced at Hal Roach studios 
     where his own was filmed; In his own sitcom, the role of
    "Dad" Farrell who was sort of Charlie's sidekick/father was 
     played by character actor Charles Winninger;

     This series began as a summer replacement for "I Love
     Lucy" and was re-run twice -- the first time on ABC, and
     again on CBS later...]


Theme: "Charley My Boy"

    [a 1924 song dedicated to Charley Foy, of "the seven little
     Foys", a family vaudeville team;

     THEME title verified by TV theme collector Ray Clark]

     Composers: Ted Fiorito (ASCAP) and
                Gus Kahn (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: The Bourne Co. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: The Bourne Co. (ASCAP)
                        of New York, NY 

     Composition Date: 1924

     Copyright Date:
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