George Baxter was a highly successful corporation lawyer who was always in control of everything at the office, but almost nothing at home. When he returned from the office at day's end, to... See full summary »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Shirley Booth ...  Hazel Burke 154 episodes, 1961-1966
Bobby Buntrock Bobby Buntrock ...  Harold Baxter 154 episodes, 1961-1966
Don DeFore ...  George Baxter 125 episodes, 1961-1965
Whitney Blake ...  Dorothy Baxter 122 episodes, 1961-1965
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George Baxter was a highly successful corporation lawyer who was always in control of everything at the office, but almost nothing at home. When he returned from the office at day's end, to his wife Dorothy, and his young son Harold, he entered the world of Hazel. Hazel was the maid and housekeeper who ran the Baxter household more efficiently than George ran his office. She was always right, knew exactly what needed doing, and pre-empted his authority with alarming, though, justified regularity. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

28 September 1961 (USA) See more »

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Adèle See more »

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Screen Gems Television See more »
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Runtime:

(154 episodes)

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Black and White | Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Based on the cartoons of Ted Key which appeared in the "Saturday Evening Post" magazine. See more »

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Referenced in Mad About You: Maid About You (1993) See more »

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Hazel
by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Sung by The Modernaires
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A lovely, warm-hearted classic
16 August 2007 | by earlytalkieSee all my reviews

I have loved "Hazel" since I was a little kid and saw it on the network. When the DVD came out last year I did not hesitate to buy it. Re-viewing the series confirms why Shirley Booth won two Emmy awards playing this role. She makes the character Hazel Burke into a lovely, believable woman. The writing and direction of the show was pretty good and holds up well over the years. One reviewer commented on the change in the set decoration in the episode "Dorothy's Birthday." I too noticed this and I think this could be the pilot film, which would possibly explain this difference. Also, another reviewer noticed that while the film quality on this DVD was generally excellent, some of the end credit sequences were "a bit ragged" as though taken from 16mm sources. This could possibly be because the original end credits were superimposed over a series of Ford cars driving down a highway. Ford sponsored the series, and I remember seeing the end credits in this way. In any case, I loved and continue to love this series and will continue to enjoy it on my DVD set. Flash forward to August 2013: I now have the first three seasons of Hazel on DVD and love having them. It's had a lot of national exposure on Antenna TV and people are once again appreciating this fine series.


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