The Life of Riley (1953)

Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis

Life at 1313 Blueview Terrace was never easy, thanks to bumbling Chester A. Riley, an Archie Bunker without the attitude whose catchphrase---'what a revoltin' development this is!'---was a national tag line in the 1950s. The family sitcom first ran on NBC in 1949-50 with Jackie Gleason in the title role and won an Emmy (beating out 'The Lone Ranger'), but didn't last. It was revived three years later, this time starring William Bendix, who had played Riley on radio and in a 1948 movie.