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The Richard Boone Show 

An anthology series starring Richard Boone as host and starred in about 50% of the shows. Each regular had parts in almost every episode and starred in at least one episode.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robert Blake ...  Jimmy Smith / ... 25 episodes, 1963-1964
Lloyd Bochner ...  Anderson Carr / ... 25 episodes, 1963-1964
Richard Boone ...  Judge / ... 25 episodes, 1963-1964
Laura Devon ...  Jessie / ... 25 episodes, 1963-1964
June Harding ...  Jeanette Brown / ... 25 episodes, 1963-1964
Bethel Leslie ...  Maggie Clements / ... 25 episodes, 1963-1964
Harry Morgan ...  Senator Clements / ... 25 episodes, 1963-1964
Jeanette Nolan ...  Psychiatrist / ... 25 episodes, 1963-1964
Ford Rainey ...  Jacob Osserman / ... 25 episodes, 1963-1964
Warren Stevens ...  James O'Brien / ... 25 episodes, 1963-1964
Guy Stockwell ...  Danny Jones / ... 25 episodes, 1963-1964
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An anthology series starring Richard Boone as host and starred in about 50% of the shows. Each regular had parts in almost every episode and starred in at least one episode. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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Drama

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

24 September 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El teatro de Richard Boone See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Richard Boone - Host: [opening introduction] Good evening. We are the players in this theater and we welcome you, our audience.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credit roll for each episode lists alphabetically all 11 principal performers even if the person does not appear in a segment. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Password: Jane Wyatt vs. Richard Boone (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

How Soon
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Al Stillman (uncredited)
Performed by Henry Mancini
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Unappreciated Classic TV Show
14 May 2008 | by AlfriendSee all my reviews

As a somewhat geeky kid of 8, I'd somehow usually manage to stay up a little late on the nights when The Richard Boone Show was on. It was in a way an echo of earlier TV classic shows like Plahouse 90, in that each week there would be a new show with a new cast, but the twist was this was all done by the show's repertory company. The company was filled with excellent actors; some of whom were already quite well known and respected, like Harry Morgan (who directed a few episodes), Jeanette Nolan, Guy Stockwell, Lloyd Bochner and the always excellent Michael Constantine. Also on hand was Robert Blake, a long time veteran but a few years away from starring roles in "In Cold Blood" and later TV's "Baretta". Part of the excitement was each week that the spotlight would shine on the chosen cast. Richard Boone added substance to the show in his tasks as narrator, sometime ensemble actor and if memory serves even worked as an episodic director on the show as well. The writing of the show was varied and of quality with some great writers in the company like Clifford Odets. It was a disappointment to me that the show did not last beyond one season. It was a gem that for some sad reason did not click with the ratings. It would be great to see the show on Nick or some cable station sometime.

Oh for the days when great writers, directors and actors populated TV with shows other than Police and Medical soaps, reality shows and sitcoms. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy many sitcoms, but I miss the variety of good dramas and even the variety shows like Ed Sullivan, Hollywood Palace, The Danny Kaye show, etc.

If you ever see this show listed or shown anywhere-- do try and catch it.


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