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The Donna Reed Show 

The Stones consist of loving homemaker Donna, her pediatrician husband Alex, and their children Mary and Jeff. Many situations arise like when they found a baby on their doorstep or take in... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Donna Reed ...  Donna Stone 275 episodes, 1958-1966
Paul Petersen ...  Jeff Stone 275 episodes, 1958-1966
Carl Betz ...  Dr. Alex Stone 272 episodes, 1958-1966
Shelley Fabares ...  Mary Stone 192 episodes, 1958-1965
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The Stones consist of loving homemaker Donna, her pediatrician husband Alex, and their children Mary and Jeff. Many situations arise like when they found a baby on their doorstep or take in a rebellious youth or when Donna tries to patch up marital spats among friends. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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24 September 1958 (USA) See more »

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The Donna Reed Show See more »

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(275 episodes)

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Donna Reed was an uncredited producer (and occasional director) on the series. Reed and then-husband Tony Owen's production company, Todon of California, produced the series. See more »

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1950's Intelligent Mom
30 March 2009 | by bh-boclracaSee all my reviews

I was five when the show made its debut in 1958 and at a later point, was a regular viewer. I remember that I really enjoyed the show, along with "Leave It To Beaver", "My Three Sons", "Ozzie and Harriet", "Dick Van Dyke", reruns of "I Love Lucy", "The Real McCoys", etc. I am now enjoying the first season of "Donna Reed" on DVD and have watched the first two episodes. Donna Stone is shown to be an intelligent, well-mannered, problem-solving, serene, stay-at-home mom, similar to June Cleaver and in contrast to Lucy Ricardo. In episode 2, I especially like how Ms. Reed becomes a surrogate dad, trading in her dress for sweats and boxing gloves, while teaching her son how to defend himself physically against a much larger bully. While none of the mothers in the neighborhood I grew up in, including my own, exactly met the idealistic standards portrayed by Ms. Reed, it is refreshing to see good manners and intelligent decision-making prevail at the end of the day, in contrast to today's accepted standards of vulgarity, selfishness and indifference among one's neighbors. I cannot imagine Jeff and Mary Stone being told by their parents that trespassing in their neighbors' yards is okay, leaving a dog outside to bark all day is acceptable, or telling their mother to "shut up" in a supermarket in front of everyone.


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