7.8/10
308
21 user 1 critic

The Bob Cummings Show 

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Series (1955–1959)
The romantic misadventures of Bob Collins, a suave, sophisticated bachelor and photographer operating in Hollywood, California. The show is centered around his womanizing ways with his models, and his sister's attempts to make him settle down.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



5   4   3   2   1   Unknown  
1959   1958   1957   1956   1955   Unknown  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 15 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

That Girl (1966–1971)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ann Marie is a struggling actress living in New York City. In between trying to find jobs acting and modeling she has time for her boyfriend, Don Hollinger, and her dad, Lew Marie.

Stars: Marlo Thomas, Ted Bessell, Lew Parker
The Real McCoys (1957–1963)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

From the hills of West Virginia, Amos McCoy moves his family to an inherited farm in California. Grandpa Amos is quick to give advice to his three grandchildren and wonders how his neighbors ever managed without him around.

Stars: Walter Brennan, Richard Crenna, Kathleen Nolan
Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The misadventures of the family staff of The Shady Rest Hotel and their neighbors of Hooterville.

Stars: Edgar Buchanan, Linda Henning, Bea Benaderet
Adam-12 (1968–1975)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two regular police officers patrol Los Angeles.

Stars: Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Shaaron Claridge
The Lucy Show (1962–1968)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The wacky misadventures of a forever scheming woman, her reluctant best friend, and her cantankerous boss.

Stars: Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Vivian Vance
Ironside (1967–1975)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An American sitcom series starring Gale Storm. The series is about a Susanna Pomery, a cruise director for an ocean liner travelling the world.

Stars: Gale Storm, Zasu Pitts, Roy Roberts
McHale's Navy (1962–1966)
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The misadventures of a misfit PT boat crew during World War II.

Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Joe Flynn, Tim Conway
The F.B.I. (1965–1974)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The cases of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Stars: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, William Reynolds
Burke's Law (1963–1966)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Amos Burke was a Los Angeles chief of detectives who was also a millionaire with a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, a mansion, and a high-wheeling lifestyle. This series was noted for its ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Barry, Gary Conway, Regis Toomey
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.

Directors: Ishirô Honda, Terry O. Morse
Stars: Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kôchi
The Bob Cummings Show (1961–1962)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Charter pilot Bob flew everywhere, often playing amateur detective. He had an aerocar, a vehicle which worked like a car until he attached its optional wing and flew off. He was aided by ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Cummings, Murvyn Vye, Roberta Shore
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robert Cummings ...  Bob Collins / ... 160 episodes, 1955-1959
Ann B. Davis ...  Charmaine 'Schultzy' Schultz / ... 159 episodes, 1955-1959
Rosemary DeCamp ...  Margaret MacDonald / ... 157 episodes, 1955-1959
Dwayne Hickman ...  Chuck MacDonald / ... 155 episodes, 1955-1959
Bill Baldwin ...  Announcer / ... 63 episodes, 1955-1959
Edit

Storyline

The romantic misadventures of Bob Collins, a suave, sophisticated bachelor and photographer operating in Hollywood, California. The show is centered around his womanizing ways with his models, and his sister's attempts to make him settle down.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love That Bob! See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Four decades later, Ann B. Davis reprised the role of Schultzy for a cameo in The Brady Bunch Movie (1995). See more »

Quotes

[at the opening of the series.]
Bob: Hold it! I think you're gonna like this picture!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Skydivers (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

A Romantic Guy, I
(uncredited)
(theme song)
Written by Frank Stanton, Del Sharbutt and Richard R. Uhl
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Historic TV that's worth a look
11 October 2005 | by CraigHamrickSee all my reviews

Bob Cummings was a pioneer in the early days of sitcoms, making this show worth viewing if you're interested in the history of television programming. There's a certain "live on tape" feel to some episodes, when actors accidentally step on each others' lines, which also makes the atmosphere a little more natural than today's highly polished (tightly edited) sitcoms.

It's a treat to see a young Ann B. Davis, best remembered today as "The Brady Bunch"'s housekeeper, Alice. In the 50s, she was considered a fairly major TV star, and she was an undeniably inventive comic actress. In many episodes of "The Bob Cummings Show," she has a pretty substantial amount of screen time -- far more than she usually got in the Brady household.

Another classic sitcom star is on hand: Before Nancy Kulp played Miss Jane Hathaway on The Beverly Hillbillies, she honed her TV skills in "The Bob Cummings Show." Her character, a snooty, sexually aggressive bird-watching enthusiast has much in common with Miss Jane. In fact, in many ways they're practically identical. In later years, Kulp came out of the closet and lived as an openly gay woman. Her character in "The Bob Cummings Show," while aggressively pursuing Bob, certainly has a lesbian vibe. In the episode "Bob Goes Bird Watching," for example, when Kulp enters the episode, she's clad in a very masculine suit, with a "butch" hairstyle, but throughout the scene she's trying to persuade Bob abandon his swimsuit-clad models and join her at Griffith Park, to check out some "tit mouse" birds -- no double entendres were wasted in this show...

Dwayne Hickman is also in the cast, perfecting his Dobbie Gillis character. Like Kulp, he carried this character's basic traits into another show -- so it's interesting to watch him learning his craft here.

Like many shows of this time period, "The Bob Cummings Show" was performed at a pace most viewers now find stunningly slow. But many of the scripts hold up fairly well, and the acting, though a bit stagey at times, is naturalistic and enjoyable. If you want lightening- quick repartee, tune into "Will and Grace," but if you're ready for some relaxing old-time humor performed by some of the best actors from TV's early days, check out "The Bob Cummings Show."


22 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 21 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed