Playhouse 90

Charley's Aunt

Season 1, Ep 26, Aired 3/28/57
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  • Episode Description
  • Fancourt must pose as the elderly aunt of his roommate Charley Wyckeham so that Charley and his friend Jack Chesney will have a proper escort for their two dates. This of course causes problems when the real Auntie shows up.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Arthur Penn

  • Sue Randall

    Kitty Verdun

  • Jeanette MacDonald

    Donna Lucia d'Alvadores

  • Richard Haydn

    Stephen Spettigue

  • Jackie Coogan

    Coach Sanderford

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (4)

    • Jeanette MacDonald and Gene Raymond were married in real life.

    • Tha original Brandon Thomas play opened at the London Theatre Royal on February 29, 1892. It has been filmed at least seven times including as a German movie starring Heinz RĂ¼hmann.

    • Not seen since its original broadcast, this episode was made available on video in December 2000.

    • The Ralph Brewster Singers (credited above as "singers") perform "Oxford Will Shine Tonight" and "Where Has Your Highland Laddy Gone?".

    Trivia (2)

    • "Charley's Aunt" was also made into a 1952 musical version called "Where's Charley?" starring Ray Bolger.

    • Also made into a 1941 "Charley's Aunt" film starring Jack Benny, Kay Francis, Anne Baxter and Edmund Gwenn.

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