The Halls of Ivy

June 22, 1949 to June 25, 1952
114 episodes known to exist
The Halls of Ivy is an NBC radio sitcom that ran from 1950-1952. It was created by Fibber McGee & Molly co-creator/writer Don Quinn before being adapted into a CBS television comedy (1954-55) produced by ITC Entertainment and Television Programs of America. British husband-and-wife actors Ronald Colman (1891-1958) and Benita Hume (1906-1967) starred in both versions of the show. More on Wikipedia
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# Episodes (Known)
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June 22, 1949 - June 25, 1952
The Halls of Ivy
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May 2, 1951 - November 15, 1951
The Halls of Ivy
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The Halls of Ivy
June 22, 1949 - June 25, 1952
112 episodes known to exist
Stars: Ronald Colman & Benita Hume (Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Colman),
Creator/writer: Don Quinn
Director: Nat Wolff
Theme: "The Halls of Ivy"
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
AUD 
June 22, 1949 
Dr. Hall's Reappointment 
In this public Audition show, the parts of Dr. & Mrs. Hall are played by Gale Gordon and Edna Best. Although I really like and have tremendous respect for these two actors, I don't feel their performances hold a candle to those of the Coleman's. Also in the cast: Herbert Rawlinson, Gloria Gordon, Herb Butterfield, Willard Waterman, Lee Millar, Norman Field and Leo Cleary. ANNOUNCER: Don Stanley MUSIC: Henry Russell 
31:43 

 
AUD 
June 23, 1949 
Dr. Hall's Reappointment 
This Audition show uses the same cast and partial story line as the one of 6-22-49. This is a private audition, however, for the ears of potential buyers and sponsors only. There is no live audience. It is presented as a man trying to talk a father (Don Quinn) into the best college for his son to attend. 
19:19 

 
January 6, 1950 
Reappointment 
 
29:20 

 
January 13, 1950 
Student Editorial 
The School Board want the Halls to expel the editor of the Ivy newspaper about a libelous editorial concerning the Governor. 
29:50 

 
January 20, 1950 
The Gangster's Son 
William Conrad, Gil Stratton, Jr 
29:20 

 
January 27, 1950 
Wellman's Nose / Charter Day Ceremonies 
Peter Leeds 
29:29 

 
February 3, 1950 
Dr. Bromley, Shakespeare Expert 
 
29:20 

 
February 10, 1950 
The Snowman 
 
29:20 

 
February 17, 1950 
The Chinese Student 
 
29:20 

 
February 24, 1950 
Student Thief 
Earl Ross, Gill Stratton, Jr., Ben Wright 
29:20 

 
March 3, 1950 
Merton Savada's Crush 
Barney Phillips, Henry Blair 
29:20 

 
10 
March 10, 1950 
Victoria's New Review 
Joseph Kearns 
29:30 

 
11 
March 17, 1950 
Dirty Politics 
Ed Max, Elinor Audley 
29:20 

 
12 
March 24, 1950 
Professor Gerhardt's Secret 
Hans Conreid, Richard LaGrand 
29:20 

 
13 
March 31, 1950 
The Ivy Chamber Music and Knockwurst Society 
Alan Reed, Frank Martin, Cliff Arquette 
29:20 

 
14 
April 7, 1950 
Toddy Plays Hooky 
Gil Stratton, Jr., Frank Martin Hy Averbach subs for Ken Carpenter as announcer 
29:20 

 
15 
April 14, 1950 
Mrs. Foster's Lost Dog 
Herb Vigran, Jack Kruschen, Jerry Housner, Jane Morgan 
29:20 

 
16 
April 21, 1950 
Traffic and Cocoanuts 
aka: "MRS. HALLS TRAFFIC TICKETS" Willard Waterman, Eric Snowden 
29:20 

 
17 
April 28, 1950 
The Scofield Prize 
Jerry Hausner, Bea Benaderette 
29:50 

 
18 
May 5, 1950 
Student Actress 
Lois Corbet The entire HALLS OF IVY song is sung on this show 
29:50 

 
19 
May 10, 1950 
Mrs. Whitney's Statue 
Jerry Hausner, Gale Gordon, Paula Winslowe Show moves to Wednesdays 8:00 - 8:30 
29:50 

 
20 
May 17, 1950 
Dr. Abel 
First half only 
15:00 

 
21 
May 24, 1950 
The Fighting Med Student 
aka: "THE BOXING PROMOTER" Ken Christie, Sheldon Leonard, Stacy Harris 
29:30 

 
22 
May 31, 1950 
The Sexton Award 
Herb Vigran 
29:50 

 
23 
June 7, 1950 
D-Day 
Bill Thompson, Conrad Binyon 
29:50 

 
24 
June 14, 1950 
Stolen First Edition 
Rolf Sudan, Sidney Miller, William Tracy 
29:50 

 
25 
June 21, 1950 
The Bentheimers and the Census 
Bob Sweeney, Virginia Gregg 
29:50 

 
26 
June 28, 1950 
Facility Raffle 
Peter Leeds, Sheldon Leonard, Arthur Q. Bryan 
29:50 

 
27 
July 5, 1950 
Poetry Reading 
Robert Easton, Alan Reed, Gloria Mac MacMillan 
29:50 

 
28 
July 12, 1950 
The Education of Annie Belle 
Earl Ross, Herbert Rawlinson Final Show of the First Season 
29:50 

 
29 
September 13, 1950 
Ivy Vs. the United Nations 
First Show of the Second Season 
29:50 

 
30 
September 20, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
31 
September 27, 1950 
The Leslie Hoff Painting 
Subject matter is racial prejudice. Stars James Edwards who also starred in the film HOME OF THE BRAVE, which also delt with racial prejudice. Herb Butterfield, Lois Corbett. Terrific episode .. probably the best of the series. 
29:50 

 
32 
October 4, 1950 
The New English Teacher 
aka: "VICTORIA TAKES COLLEGE COURSE IN LITERATURE" The professor teaching the class falls in love with Victoria. 
30:20 

 
33 
October 11, 1950 
Phone Problems 
aka: "MOVING FURNITURE - THE HOUSE IS FALLING APART" 
29:50 

 
34 
October 18, 1950 
Scandal 
 
29:50 

 
35 
October 25, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
36 
November 1, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
37 
November 8, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
38 
November 15, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
39 
November 22, 1950 
Jack Benny Visits Ivy 
Jack Benny 
29:50 

 
40 
November 29, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
41 
December 6, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
42 
December 13, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
43 
December 20, 1950 
The Gangster and the Christmas Tree 
aka: "CHRISTMAS COMES TO IVY" Christmas Program 
29:50 

 
44 
December 27, 1950 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
45 
January 3, 1951 
Professor Barrette's Play 
 
29:40 

 
46 
January 10, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
47 
January 17, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
48 
January 24, 1951 
The Goya Bequest 
 
29:50 

 
49 
January 31, 1951 
Professor Warren's Retirement 
 
29:50 

 
50 
February 7, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
51 
February 14, 1951 
Dr. Hall Resigns? 
 
29:50 

 
52 
February 21, 1951 
Calhoun Gaddy 
 
29:50 

 
53 
February 28, 1951 
The French Scholarship 
aka: "ENGLISH VISITORS" 
29:50 

 
54 
March 7, 1951 
Eddie Gray's Wedding 
 
29:50 

 
55 
March 14, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
56 
March 21, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
57 
March 28, 1951 
Night Club Singer 
 
29:50 

 
58 
April 4, 1951 
Student Vandalism and the Draft 
 
29:50 

 
59 
April 11, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
60 
April 18, 1951 
Romiette and Julio 
 
30:00 

 
61 
April 25, 1951 
Note the Quote 
 
29:50 

 
62 
May 2, 1951 
Champ Waterfield 
This is a live restaging of the script for the broadcast of 4-4-51. This was performed live for an audience in Washington DC, upon receiving the "George Foster Peabody" award last week. 
29:50 

 
63 
May 9, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
64 
May 16, 1951 
The Eleventh Comandment 
 
29:50 

 
65 
May 23, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
66 
May 30, 1951 
Finals Day Award 
 
30:00 

 
67 
June 6, 1951 
Vicky and the New Professor's Wife 
 
29:50 

 
68 
June 13, 1951 
Finals Season 
 
27:40 

 
69 
June 20, 1951 
Pork Barrel Politics 
 
28:30 

 
70 
June 27, 1951 
Commencement 
 
29:50 

 
71 
September 26, 1951 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
72 
October 3, 1951 
Adoption 
 
29:10 

 
73 
October 10, 1951 
Editorial in the Ivy Bull 
 
29:10 

 
74 
October 17, 1951 
Student Council Election 
 
29:50 

 
75 
October 24, 1951 
Mrs. Why? 
 
29:50 

 
76 
October 31, 1951 
Football Coach 
Halloween Program 
29:50 

 
77 
November 7, 1951 
Halloween 
Halloween program 
29:50 

 
78 
November 14, 1951 
The Late Student 
 
29:50 

 
79 
November 21, 1951 
The Minister's Son 
aka: "REVEREND JARVIS SEEKS HELP" 
25:30 

 
80 
November 28, 1951 
Professor Warren's Romantic Folly 
 
29:20 

 
81 
December 5, 1951 
Calhoun Gaddy's Agricultural Development 
 
24:30 

 
82 
December 12, 1951 
Professor Royce Returns 
 
30:00 

 
83 
December 19, 1951 
The Snowman 
Christmas Program 
26:50 

 
84 
December 26, 1951 
Sweet Sorrow 
aka: "DRAMATIC CLUB TRY-OUTS" 
26:00 

 
85 
January 2, 1952 
Hell Week 
 
26:50 

 
86 
January 9, 1952 
Nelson Carter's Son 
Entire "Halls of Ivy" theme song is played at the end 
29:00 

 
87 
January 16, 1952 
Art Exhibit 
aka: "ART SHOW JUDGE" 
27:00 

 
88 
January 23, 1952 
Medal of Honor 
aka: "CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL WINNER" 
25:30 

 
89 
January 30, 1952 
Track Star 
 
29:15 

 
90 
February 6, 1952 
Glee Club Donation 
 
24:30 

 
91 
February 13, 1952 
Dean Huxley 
 
29:50 

 
92 
February 20, 1952 
Voice of the Ivy Vine 
aka: "IVY VINE GOSSIP SHOW" 
24:10 

 
93 
February 27, 1952 
Budget Problems 
 
26:50 

 
94 
March 5, 1952 
The Astronomy Exam 
 
29:50 

 
95 
March 12, 1952 
The Lame Girl and the Hypochondriac 
 
29:50 

 
96 
March 19, 1952 
The Oldest Living Graduate 
aka: "FOUNDERS DAY CELEBRATION" 
26:50 

 
97 
March 26, 1952 
Stolen Money 
aka: "SPRING FEVER" 
23:30 

 
98 
April 2, 1952 
Professor Grimes 
 
25:30 

 
99 
April 9, 1952 
Facility Marriage 
aga: "TEACHERS MARRY AGAINST THE RULES" 
25:30 

 
100 
April 16, 1952 
The French Exchange Student 
buzz in sound 
29:30 

 
101 
April 23, 1952 
Professor Walden's Son 
 
25:30 

 
102 
April 30, 1952 
Faculty Follies Part 1 
 
29:50 

 
103 
May 7, 1952 
Faculty Follies Part 2 
 
26:50 

 
104 
May 14, 1952 
Student Singer 
aka: "SINGING STUDENT'S HEARING LOSS" 
26:30 

 
105 
May 21, 1952 
Doctor Spatzen 
 
25:30 

 
106 
May 28, 1952 
Mummynapper 
 
24:00 

 
107 
June 4, 1952 
Pregnant Student 
aka: "CAMPUS BABY" 
25:20 

 
108 
June 11, 1952 
The Wellman's Come to Dinner 
aka: "WELLMAN'S EARLY FOR DINNER" 
26:50 

 
109 
June 18, 1952 
Math Professor 
aka: "HIRES FEMALE MATH INSTRUCTOR" 
25:30 

 
110 
June 25, 1952 
Summer Vacation 
aka: "IVY IS CLOSING FOR THE SUMMER" 
26:50 

 
The Halls of Ivy
May 2, 1951 - November 15, 1951
2 episodes known to exist
#
Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
 
May 2, 1951 
After Show 
This is the "After Show" recording of speeches immediately following the "Champ Waterfield" broadcast. Ronnie ad libs for about 4 minutes. Don Quinn speaks from a script for 3 minutes. Benita and Ken Carpenter just say "Thank you very much" and sit down. 
10:10 

 
 
November 15, 1951 
Don Quinn Interview 
Interview with Don Quinn, HALLS OF IVY creator and writer. From Hawaii NBC with Owen Cunningham as the interviewer. 
29:10 

 
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