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The Smith Family 

Chad Smith is the protagonist in this light-hearted, family-oriented show about a police detective, his wife and their three children.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Henry Fonda ...  Det. Sgt. Chad Smith 39 episodes, 1971-1972
Janet Blair ...  Betty Smith 39 episodes, 1971-1972
Darleen Carr ...  Cindy Smith 39 episodes, 1971-1972
Ron Howard ...  Bob Smith 39 episodes, 1971-1972
Michael-James Wixted Michael-James Wixted ...  Brian Smith 39 episodes, 1971-1972
John Carter ...  Sgt. Ray Martin 39 episodes, 1971-1972
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Chad Smith is the protagonist in this light-hearted, family-oriented show about a police detective, his wife and their three children. Written by Bob Sorrentino

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Primrose Lane, life's a holiday on Primrose Lane See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ah! Quelle famille See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Erin Moran made a guest appearance on an episode, years later, she would star with Ron Howard on Happy Days (1974). See more »

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Who has a copy of this program on VHS or DVD?
7 September 2006 | by arodeSee all my reviews

I would love to find a copy of this show on DVD or VHS. I think it is interesting that a drama series featuring a quality cast of Fonda, Janet Blair, Ron Howard and Charles McGraw would simply disappear without a trace. I have looked far and wide for this program and even collectors of vintage television programs don't have it. I agree with the previous comment about TVLand or another network bringing the 24 reruns back to television or DVD. Since this program was on the air before VHS and there never seemed to have been reruns, "The Smith Family" may be a forever,lost gem of episodic television. Perhaps the estate of the late Don Fedderson or ABC will locate some old film cans and reintroduce the public to a 'lost' television series that featured major stars and was a unique concept in its time.


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