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I Married Joan 

Not Rated | | Comedy | TV Series (1952–1955)
The adventures of the scatterbrained wife of a respected city judge.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Joan Davis ...  Joan Stevens 98 episodes, 1952-1955
Jim Backus ...  Judge Bradley Stevens 98 episodes, 1952-1955
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The adventures of the scatterbrained wife of a respected city judge.

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

15 October 1952 (USA) See more »

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Joan Davis Enterprises See more »
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Runtime:

(98 episodes)

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Joan's sister, Beverly, was played by Beverly Wills. She was actually Joan Davis' real life daughter. See more »

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Referenced in Pleasantville (1998) See more »

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Underrated and funny
14 February 2012 | by earlytalkieSee all my reviews

This series seems to be the one that is most often likened to the peerless "I Love Lucy", and yes, there are some similarities. But "I Married Joan" still remains a funny riff on the theme, well-crafted and well-acted by Joan Davis and Jim Backus. The two have a palpable chemistry between them, and Ms. Davis has a wonderful facility for physical humor. The series also has a parade of wonderful character actors who troupe through the series, and the show is very often laugh-out-loud funny. The dvds I have of the show have very acceptable quality even though they seem to be edited from the original films. All-in-all, "I Married Joan" is a fun sitcom that takes it's place in my DVD library alongside such favorites as "My Little Margie", "Susie", "Pete and Gladys", the Betty White comedies, and of course, "I Love Lucy". There is broad physical slapstick comedy in just about every show, and there are laugh out-loud moments galore. One innovation of the show was the music in the series is performed by the Roger Wagner Chorale. There is not one note of instrumental music played in the entire series. The famous theme song, once heard, is nearly impossible to get out of one's head. Reportedly, Joan Davis and Jim Backus did not get along too well during the series, but there is not a moment of that to be seen during the finished product. A true classic.


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