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The Life Of Riley


The Life of Riley Cast

Series Description

The Life Of Riley TV show was a comedy series about Chester A. Riley, a very nice man who seemed to find trouble at every turn. When he would discover the mess he was in, he would utter the words that became the trademark of the show, "What a revoltin' development this is!"

Life Of Riley Cast

William Bendix ................. Chester A. Riley
Marjorie Reynolds .............. Peg Riley
Wesley Morgan .................. Junior
Bob Sweeney .................... Dangle
Lugene Sanders ................. Babs Riley / Marshall
Douglas Dumbrille .............. Cunningham
Emory Parnell .................. Riley's boss
Sterling Holloway .............. Waldo Binney
Henry Kulky .................... Otto Schmidlap
Gloria Blondell ................ Honeybee Gillis
Tom D'Andrea ................... Jim Gillis
Gregory Marshall ............... Egbert Gillis

Life Of Riley Trivia

    

There was also a Life of Riley Radio Show that ran for seven and a half years from January of 1944 through June of 1951 and a movie of the same name in 1949. William Bendix also starred as Chester A. Riley on the radio version and in the movie. There was also a 1949 Life of Riley TV Show starring Jackie Gleason as Chester A. Riley!

Episodes List With Original Air Dates

Season 1

  1. Bab's School Election (1/2/1953)
  2. Riley's Gift From The Boss (1/9/1953)
  3. Riley's New Suit (1/16/1953)
  4. Riley's Kiss In The Dark (1/30/1953)
  5. Riley Proves His Manhood (2/6/1953)
  6. Riley's Sister Cissy (2/13/1953)
  7. Riley And The Bear Contest (2/20/1953)
  8. Riley And The Scoutmaster (2/27/1953)
  9. Riley Invades The Fight Game (3/6/1953)
  10. Riley's Lost Weekend (3/13/1953)
  11. Junior Wins The Soapbox Derby (3/20/1953)
  12. Riley's Family Reunion (3/27/1953)
  13. Riley's Business Venture (4/3/1953)
  14. Riley Camps Out (4/10/1953)
  15. Riley Steps Out (4/17/1953)
  16. Riley's Operation (4/24/1953)
  17. Riley The Executive Type (5/1/1953)
  18. Riley Engages An Escort (5/8/1953)
  19. Riley Cultivates Babs (5/15/1953)
  20. Riley's Uncle Baxter (5/22/1953)
  21. Riley Outwits Cupid (5/29/1953)
  22. Riley Gets Engaged (6/5/1953)
  23. The Cake Contest (6/12/1953)
  24. Riley Meets A Rival (6/19/1953)
  25. Riley The Typical Worker (6/26/1953)

Season 2

  1. Riley's Stomach Ache (9/18/1953)
  2. Riley,The Animal Lover (9/25/1953)
  3. Riley Faces Fatherhood (10/2/1953)
  4. Peg's Birthday Present (10/9/1953)
  5. Riley's Surprise Package (10/16/1953)
  6. Riley's Old Flame (10/23/1953)
  7. Riley Hears Bells (10/30/1953)
  8. Riley's Surprise Party (11/6/1953)
  9. Junior's Vacation (11/13/1953)
  10. Riley's Burning Ambition (11/20/1953)
  11. Riley's Haunted House (11/27/1953)
  12. Riley's Separation (12/4/1953)
  13. Riley's Anniversary (12/11/1953)
  14. Riley The Worrier (12/18/1953)
  15. Riley's Second Honeymoon (12/25/1953)
  16. Riley Teaches Junior Boxing (1/1/1954)
  17. Riley Balances The Budget (1/8/1954)
  18. Riley's Love Letters (1/15/1954)
  19. Junior's Double Date (1/22/1954)
  20. Riley's Uranium Mine (1/29/1954)
  21. Riley Brightens The Corner (2/5/1954)
  22. Babs Used Car (2/12/1954)
  23. Riley And The Boss' Niece (2/19/1954)
  24. Riley And The Cop (2/26/1954)
  25. The Circus Comes To Town (3/5/1954)
  26. Riley In A Rut (3/12/1954)
  27. Riley, Surprise Witness (3/19/1954)
  28. Riley And The Beaux Arts Ball (3/26/1954)
  29. Riley Holds The Bag (4/2/1954)
  30. Riley Takes Up Art (4/9/1954)
  31. Riley's Good Deed (4/16/1954)
  32. Riley, The Heir (4/23/1954)
  33. Riley Takes Out Insurance (4/30/1954)
  34. Riley Faces Mother's Day (5/7/1954)
  35. Riley, The Newsboy (5/14/1954)
  36. Riley And The Foreman's Gift (5/21/1954)
  37. Riley Takes A Roomer (5/28/1954)
  38. Riley In Brooklyn (6/4/1954)
  39. Riley Meets The Press (6/11/1954)

Season 3

  1. Junior's Secret (9/17/1954)
  2. Riley In The Wild Blue Yonder (9/24/1954)
  3. Riley And The Suggestion Contest (10/1/1954)
  4. Destination Brooklyn (10/8/1954)
  5. The Dog Watch (10/15/1954)
  6. Babs And Junior Try Home Economics (10/22/1954)
  7. The Duck Hunting Trip (10/29/1954)
  8. Junior, The Chief Magistrate (11/5/1954)
  9. Riley Buys A Statue (11/12/1954)
  10. Riley Versus Numerology (11/19/1954)
  11. Riley, The Friendly Neighbor (11/26/1954)
  12. Riley's Wild Oats (12/3/1954)
  13. Puppy Love (12/10/1954)
  14. The Car Pool (12/17/1954)
  15. Job Open (12/24/1954)
  16. Brotherly Love (12/31/1954)
  17. Unwelcome Guests (1/7/1955)
  18. Come Back, Little Junior (1/14/1955)
  19. Riley Buys A Wrestler (1/21/1955)
  20. Light-Fingered Babs (1/28/1955)
  21. Family Activities Planned (2/4/1955)
  22. The Auction (2/11/1955)
  23. A Bride For Otto (2/18/1955)
  24. Sister Cissy Returns (2/25/1955)
  25. Night Shift (3/4/1955)
  26. Chicken Ranch (3/11/1955)
  27. Up To The Jury (3/18/1955)
  28. The Gymnasium (3/25/1955)
  29. Singing Cowboy (4/1/1955)
  30. Look Peg, I'm Dancing (4/8/1955)
  31. Meet The Neighbor (4/15/1955)
  32. Babs Gets Engaged (4/22/1955)
  33. Babs' Graduation From College (4/29/1955)
  34. Brotherhood Of B.P.L.A. (5/6/1955)
  35. The Blockade (5/13/1955)
  36. The Diet (5/20/1955)
  37. Out To Pasture (5/27/1955)
  38. Top Secret (6/3/1955)
  39. Riley Unites The Family (6/10/1955)
  40. School Board Critic (6/17/1955)

Season 4

  1. Letter Of Introduction (9/16/1955)
  2. The Big Sacrifice (9/23/1955)
  3. The Marines Have Landed (9/30/1955)
  4. Love Comes To Waldo Binney (10/7/1955)
  5. Darling, Am I Growing Old (10/14/1955)
  6. Do It Yourself (10/21/1955)
  7. Wedding Plans For Babs (10/28/1955)
  8. Dudley, The Burglar (11/4/1955)
  9. Pay The Penalty (11/11/1955)
  10. Ghost Town (11/18/1955)
  11. The Famous Chester A. Riley, Junior (11/25/1955)
  12. Riley, The Tycoon (12/2/1955)
  13. Repeat Performance (12/9/1955)
  14. Middle-Age Blues (12/16/1955)
  15. Waldo's Mother (12/23/1955)
  16. Shower For Babs (12/30/1955)
  17. Head Of The Family (1/6/1956)
  18. Riley And The Widow (1/13/1956)
  19. Babs' Wedding (1/20/1956)
  20. Riley's Raffle (1/27/1956)
  21. Junior Quits School (2/3/1956)
  22. The Tree That Grew In Brooklyn (2/10/1956)
  23. Babs' New Job (2/17/1956)
  24. The Train Trip (2/24/1956)
  25. The Contestant (3/2/1956)
  26. The Song Writer (3/9/1956)
  27. HIs Brother-In-Law's Keeper (3/16/1956)
  28. Partnership (3/23/1956)
  29. Riley's Allergy (3/30/1956)
  30. Stage Door Riley (4/6/1956)
  31. Riley's Club For Service Wives (4/13/1956)
  32. Waterfront (4/20/1956)
  33. Expectantly Yours (4/27/1956)
  34. Junior Gets A Car (5/4/1956)
  35. From Rags To Riches (5/11/1956)
  36. House For Sale (5/18/1956)
  37. Babs Moves Out (5/25/1956)
  38. Riley Trades His House (6/1/1956)
  39. When Women Were Women (6/8/1956)

Season 5

  1. A Wire For Gillis (9/14/1956)
  2. The First Quarrel (9/21/1956)
  3. Buttering Up A Millionaire (9/28/1956)
  4. The New Job (10/5/1956)
  5. Destination Del Mar Vista (10/12/1956)
  6. Uncle Bixby Takes Over (10/19/1956)
  7. Friends Are Where You Find Them (10/26/1956)
  8. Juvenile Delinquint (11/2/1956)
  9. Riley's Lonely Night (11/9/1956)
  10. A Man's Pride (11/16/1956)
  11. Riley Hires A Nurse (11/23/1956)
  12. Blessed Event (11/30/1956)
  13. Benefit For Egbert (12/7/1956)
  14. Honeybee's Mother (12/14/1956)
  15. World's Greatest Grandson (12/21/1956)
  16. Double, Double Date (12/28/1956)
  17. Riley Wins A Trip (1/4/1957)
  18. Aloha, Riley, Goodbye (1/11/1957)
  19. Change In Command (1/18/1957)
  20. Stolling Through The Park (1/25/1957)
  21. Deep In The Heart Of . . . (2/1/1957)
  22. Candid Camera (2/8/1957)
  23. Foreign Intrigue (2/15/1957)
  24. All-American Brain (2/22/1957)
  25. Getting Riley's Goat (3/1/1957)
  26. A Young Man's Fancy (3/8/1957)
  27. Babs' Dream House (3/15/1957)
  28. A Watch For Gillis (3/22/1957)
  29. Junior's Future (3/29/1957)
  30. A Day At The Beach (4/5/1957)
  31. A House Divided (4/12/1957)
  32. Return To Blue View (4/19/1957)
  33. The High Cost Of Riley (4/26/1957)
  34. Babs Comes Home (5/3/1957)
  35. Father-In-Law Versus Father-In-Law (5/10/1957)
  36. The Stray Dog (5/17/1957)
  37. Vacation Plans (5/24/1957)
  38. Homeless Otto (5/31/1957)
  39. Summer Job For Junior (6/7/1957)

Season 6

  1. Gossip (9/13/1957)
  2. Riley's Ups And Downs (9/20/1957)
  3. The New Den (9/27/1957)
  4. Gillis' Childhood Friend (10/4/1957)
  5. Down For The Count (10/11/1957)
  6. The Gruesome Twosome (10/18/1957)
  7. Happy Birthday, Little Chester (10/25/1957)
  8. Babs And The Latin (11/1/1957)
  9. Anchors Away (11/8/1957)
  10. Framed (11/15/1957)
  11. Nobody Down Here Likes Me (11/22/1957)
  12. Baby Chester's First Words (11/29/1957)
  13. A Trip For Peg (12/6/1957)
  14. Going Steady (12/13/1957)
  15. A Guest From England (12/20/1957)
  16. Little Awful Annie (1/3/1958)
  17. Music Hath Charms (1/10/1958)
  18. Movie Struck (1/24/1958)
  19. Bowling Beauties (1/31/1958)
  20. The Letter (2/7/1958)
  21. Ten O'clock Scholar (2/14/1958)
  22. The Oily Birds (2/21/1958)
  23. Mrs. Aircraft Industries (2/28/1958)
  24. After You're Gone (3/7/1958)
  25. A Test For Gillis (3/14/1958)
  26. Riley's Bursted Bubble (3/21/1958)
  27. Teebage Troubles (3/28/1958)
  28. The Otis Yonder Story (4/4/1958)
  29. The Barracks Bag (4/11/1958)
  30. The Price Of Fame (4/18/1958)
  31. Annie's Radio Romance (4/25/1958)
  32. Dudley Comes To Town (5/2/1958)
  33. Live Modern (5/9/1958)
  34. Help For Honeybee (5/16/1958)
  35. Here Comes Constance (5/23/1958)

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