The Donna Reed Show

Nothing Like a Good Book

Season 2, Ep 8, Aired 11/12/59
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  • Episode Description
  • Donna mistakenly accepts an invitation to 'culture vulture' Lydia Langley's cocktail party, at which Lydia mentions that she also conducts a book discussion group. She goads Donna into joining it and then reporting on Tolstoy's "War and Peace" at her first meeting. Donna then attempts to immerse the whole family in culture, by buying Jeff a Dickens book, Mary a Tchaikovsky record, and a copy of Tolstoy's epic for her and Alex to read together. She then tries to read the lengthy novel in a week...moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Shelley Fabares

    Mary Stone (1958-1963)

  • Donna Reed

    Donna Stone

  • Carl Betz

    Dr. Alex Stone

  • Paul Petersen

    Jeff Stone

  • Mary Shipp

    Lydia Langley

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (1)

    • I watched this episode and saw the credits with my own eyes and there is a goof. In the actual episode was a character named Christopher who was the Langley's bookish son, but the credits at the end of the episode read Christopher CRUIKSHANK when it was Christopher LANGLEY in the episode.

    Trivia (1)

    • Donna used to listen to Wayne King albums as a teenager.

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