Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)
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Gus Huffle, the owner of the Pixley Bijou, the only movie theater in the area, has decided to close due to lack of business. The people of the valley will do anything they can to help Gus ... See full summary »

Director:

Ralph Levy

Writers:

Paul Henning (created by), Charles Stewart | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bea Benaderet ... Kate Bradley (credit only)
Edgar Buchanan ... Uncle Joe Carson
Linda Henning ... Betty Jo Bradley (as Linda Kaye Henning)
Mike Minor ... Steve Elliott
Meredith MacRae ... Billie Jo Bradley
Lori Saunders ... Bobbie Jo Bradley
Frank Cady ... Sam Drucker
Charles 'Buddy' Rogers ... Buddy Rogers (as Buddy Rogers)
Richard Arlen ... Richard Arlen
Byron Foulger ... Wendell Gibbs
Elvia Allman ... Selma Plout
William Mims William Mims ... Mayor Potts
Jean Vander Pyl ... Mrs. Agnes Frisby
Robert Carson ... Studio Executive
Benny Rubin ... Gus Huffle
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Storyline

Gus Huffle, the owner of the Pixley Bijou, the only movie theater in the area, has decided to close due to lack of business. The people of the valley will do anything they can to help Gus stay open. Joe thinks that a big part of the problem is that Richard Arlen and Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, who were supposed to come to the Bijou for the world premiere of their movie Wings (1927), decided instead to attend a premiere at the Roxy in New York City, which left a bad feeling between the theater and the community. Joe decides to write a scathing letter to Arlen and Rogers. After receiving the letter, Arlen and Rogers, in turn, believe that attending a world premiere of the movie at the Pixley Bijou - albeit forty years late - would be good publicity. When that news hits the valley, the arguments begin amongst the valley residents on who will lead the official event. As Uncle Joe takes over due to the dissent, everyone else quits the event committee leaving only Joe as the only one who will ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1968 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmways Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Richard Arlen and Buddy Rogers appear as themselves when they agree to attend the premiere of their 1927 classic Wings (1927), after Hooterville had been passed over for the original premiere. See more »

Goofs

Potts is the mayor of Hooterville. Thus he should have no reason for wanting to preside at a civic event in Pixley as opposed to the Mayor of Pixley. See more »

Connections

References The Green Archer (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

A Hot Time in the Old Town
(uncredited)
Music by Theo. A. Metz
[Richard Arlen and the Hooterville Volunteer Fire Department Volunteer Band plays an instrumental version of the song at the movie premiere]
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