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Bright Star

Bright Star was a comedy drama broadcast from 1952 to 1953, lasting only one season. Irene Dunne played Susan Armstrong and Fred MacMurray as George Harvey. Susan and Fred both work for the Hillsdale Morning Star, a local newspaper in which Susan was the editor and the owner who inherited it from her father while George, the paper's star reporter. Both Dunne and MacMurray were celebrated film stars before entering the show cast. Because of their fame, the show took advantage of their celebrity status and frequently referred to the show as the Irene Dunne and Fred MacMurray Show.

Bright Star features the battle between Susan and Fred, both single. Fred is a charming, eligible bachelor and competent reporter in the editorial office. George tolerates his high-handed employer Susan well. They seem to be attracted to each other, but can't help bickering with each other.

Susan, although bossy, understands George's value and contribution to the paper. She frequently defers to George in order to keep George on his post. Their rocky relationship swings between love and hate, but the mutual attraction keeps the game going.

There are 32 shows in our collection! Date Aired
The Oil Swindle October 23, 1952
Susan Runs for Mayor October 30, 1952
Hillside Becomes Mom & Dad November 6, 1952
Miss America Visits November 13, 1952
George the Informer November 20, 1952
The Crooked Carnival November 27, 1952
George & the Chorus Girl December 4, 1952
George & the Society Burglar December 11, 1952
The Boxer December 25, 1952
Dramatic Lessons January 1, 1953
French Dress Designer January 8, 1953
George Covers Hillsdale Fire February 12, 1953
George Coaches Hillsdale High February 19, 1953
The Haunted House February 26, 1953
Rodeo Star March 5, 1953
Scientific Living March 12, 1953
New Homemaker Page Editor March 19, 1953
George's Old Flame March 26, 1953
Aunt Sophia Matchmaker April 2, 1953
The Talking Parrot April 9, 1953
Patience's Romance April 16, 1953
Sammy and Shirley April 23, 1953
Fight for Beaver Park April 30, 1953
Susan's Cousin Emily May 7, 1953
A Flower for Susan May 21, 1953

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