Mr. Adams and Eve

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Mr. Adams and Eve
Ida Lupino Francis X.Bushman Mr. Adams and Eve 1957.JPG
Lupino as Eve Drake with guest star Francis X. Bushman, 1957.
FormatSitcom
Written byFrederick De Cordova
Directed bySam Peckinpah
Richard Kinon
StarringHoward Duff
Ida Lupino
Hayden Rorke
Olive Carey
Alan Reed
Larry Dobkin
Patrick Wayne
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes66
Production
Executive producer(s)Collier Young
Running time30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Picture formatBlack and white
Original runJanuary 4, 1957 – September 23, 1958
 
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Mr. Adams and Eve
Ida Lupino Francis X.Bushman Mr. Adams and Eve 1957.JPG
Lupino as Eve Drake with guest star Francis X. Bushman, 1957.
FormatSitcom
Written byFrederick De Cordova
Directed bySam Peckinpah
Richard Kinon
StarringHoward Duff
Ida Lupino
Hayden Rorke
Olive Carey
Alan Reed
Larry Dobkin
Patrick Wayne
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes66
Production
Executive producer(s)Collier Young
Running time30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelCBS
Picture formatBlack and white
Original runJanuary 4, 1957 – September 23, 1958

Mr. Adams and Eve is a CBS sitcom starring Howard Duff and his then wife, Ida Lupino, as a fictitious acting couple, Howard and Eve Adams, residing in Beverly Hills, California.[1] In the television series, Lupino is known professionally as Eve Drake. The program aired sixty-six episodes from January 4, 1957, to July 8, 1958, with rebroadcasts continuing until September 23, 1958.[2] Lupino was nominated for an Emmy Award for "Best Actress in a Continuing Role" for both seasons of Mr. Adams and Eve.[3]

Cast[edit source | edit]

Supporting cast members:

Production notes[edit source | edit]

Mr. Adams and Eve portrays the private lives of celebrities with considerable reality but with an added dose of comedy. In the story line, the Adamses deal with script problems, manipulative agents, and unreasonable producers, directors, and studio bosses. The series failed to be extended for a third season. Few programs centered about the entertainment industry have succeeded. The subsequent 1969-1970 NBC series Bracken's World also failed to attract audiences.[1]

Collier Young, Lupino's second husband, was the executive producer of the series.[2] The series aired at 9 p.m. Eastern on Fridays between Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater and the anthology series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars. It succeeded Brian Keith's drama series, Crusader, and ran opposite Lee Marvin's crime drama M Squad on NBC and The Frank Sinatra Show on ABC.[4]Sam Peckinpah was one of the series directors.[5]

Guest stars[edit source | edit]

The series premiere is entitled "The Young Actress"; the finale, "The Teenage Idol".[5]

Collier Young penned the pilot episode for Mr. Adams and Eve, which was produced by Four Star Playhouse. According to TV.com, much of the original film of Mr. Adams and Eve was believed to have been destroyed or lost in warehouse storage because of legal issues stemming from the cancellation of the series. Few records remain of the actual episodes.[3] However, the Harry Ransom Archives contains many episodes which were donated by the Lupino estate.

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References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ida Lupino and Howard Duff". TVparty.com. Retrieved March 19, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c Alex McNeil, Total Television, New York: Penguin Books, 1996, 4th ed., pp. 556-557; "Mr. Adams and Eve". TVparty.com. Retrieved March 21, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "Mr. Adams and Eve: "Teen-Age Idol"". TV.com. Retrieved March 19, 2009. 
  4. ^ Total Television, appendix
  5. ^ a b c "Mr. Adams and Eve episode list". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved March 19, 2009.