He's just a regular guy with a regular family and a regular job, but when he gets into trouble…oh brother, what a revoltin' development it is!
Here comes William Bendix as radio's favorite working stiff Chester A. Riley, with Paula Winslowe as his ever-patient wife Peg, and John Brown as the funereal Digger O'Dell! Whether he's catching dogs or collecting rent, negotiating with neighbors or figuring out females, he gives it his Brooklyn best!
Includes sixteen digitally restored and remastered episodes, and a Program Guide by Karl Schadow.
Episodes Include: The Dog Catcher 05-07-44; Riley Tries to Marry Buckley to Miss Grimshaw, Waldo's Aunt 06-25-44; The BPLA Initiates a New Member 02-04-45; Feud with New Neighbor Gillis Over Junior's Goat 09-15-45; Good Neighbor Week 10-05-46; The School Formal Dance - Helene's Swap Show Dress for Babs 10-12-46; Riley Courts Peg at Summer Camp 06-07-47; Babs Almost Gets a Job in San Francisco 06-21-47; Riley, Football Cheerleader 09-17-48; Comic Books 11-05-48; Riley Gets a Job in Arabia 01-14-49; Riley, the Fireman 12-16-49; Riley Goes to a Drive-In Theater 04-21-50; Riley, the Hamburger King 04-28-50; Riley, the Rent Collector 03-30-51; Riley Getting Old 04-06-51.
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This show is a gem, and this set is a joy to have
I like to describe THE LIFE OF RILEY as "radio's comfort food." It's nothing fancy, but there's nothing more satisfying then spending a half-hour with William Bendix who, as Chester A. Riley, was the yardstick for all the doltish dads that populated the history of situation comedy. The star of RILEY, of course, was actor John Brown; his portrayal of somber undertaker Digby "Digger" O'Dell made the mortician one of radio's most memorable characters...not to mention adding a necessary touch of macabre humor to add perfect seasoning to the goulash that is LIFE OF RILEY. You can't go wrong with any of Radio Spirits' many RILEY compendiums.