- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: December 28, 2010
- Originally Released: 1954
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
Pretty teenager Corliss Archer (Ann Baker), her lovable but clumsy boyfriend, Dexter Franklin (Bobby Ellis), and her unwitting parents, Harry and Janet Archer (John Eldredge and Mary Brian) get into one hysterical situation after another in four hilarious episodes of the popular TV comedy series. "Meet Corliss Archer" was inspired by the 1949 British film, A Kiss for Corliss
(aka Almost A Bride
), with the teenaged Shirley Temple playing the lead.
Boatbuilders:When Dexter determines to build a boat himself, the grown-ups can't stop themselves from butting in.
Harry Child Psychiatrist:Dad employs psychology in an attempt to get Corliss to save money.
Miffy's Overnight Painting:An eccentric painter keeps the Archer household awake all night.
Dexter The Director:Dexter pressures Mr. Archer into taking on a role in the school play
Originally broadcast live on CBS from mid-July 1951 through late March 1952, the popular situation comedy MEET CORLISS ARCHER followed the adventures of the title character, an energetic high school girl growing up with her parents, Harry and Janet, and her boyfriend, Dexter Franklin, in early '50s Middle America. This set contains four episodes from the series: BOATBUILDERS, where Dexter sets out to build a boat but adults keep interfering; HARRY, CHILD PSYCHIATRIST, where dad uses pop psychology to try to get Corliss to save more and spend less; MIFFY'S OVERNIGHT PAINTING, where a flaky painter keeps the Archer household awake all night; and DEXTER THE DIRECTOR, where Dexter convinces Harry to take a role in the local school play.