Mayor of the Town - Season 1

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(ended 1955)

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  • The Old Janitor
    The Old Janitor
    Episode 41
    6.5

    When a elderly is in danger of losing his job, Mayor Russell tries to help him keep his position.

  • The Marriage Adviser
    6.5

    A marriage adviser has her own sights set on Mayor Russell.

  • The Poet
    The Poet
    Episode 39
    5.5

    Mayor Russell takes in onto himself to help a poet find, after his death, the notoriety he so deserved while he was alive.

  • Minnie's Job
    Minnie's Job
    Episode 38
    6.5

    Minnie goes undercover to expose corruption by taking a job in a contractor's office.

  • Marilly's Vacation
    Marilly's Vacation
    Episode 37
    7.0

    Mayor Russell learns quickly how much housework Marilly does when she goes on holiday.

  • The War Hero
    The War Hero
    Episode 36
    8/6/60
    9.0

    A former war hero is finding it difficult to adjust back to civilian life so Mayor Russell lends a hand in helping him back.

  • The Cane
    The Cane
    Episode 35
    1/12/58
    6.5

    After a Frenchman is murdered, there is but one clue which eventually involves the Mayor.

  • Happy Birthday
    Happy Birthday
    Episode 34
    9/2/58
    8.0

    Mayor Russell learns that a gangster and his thugs are meeting in Springdale and he fears for the people of the town. Marilly could care less. She's worried about what to buy the Mayor for his birthday.

  • Doctor's Orders
    Doctor's Orders
    Episode 33
    8/26/58
    6.5

    Mayor Russell uses the incidence of catching a cold from Butch to stay home and work on a city issue.

  • The Watchmaker
    The Watchmaker
    Episode 32
    10/29/55
    9.0

    After a rash of thefts around town, fingers point to the town's old watchmaker as the culprit. Mayor Russell doesn't believe it and comes to the old man's defense.

  • Papa Dear
    Papa Dear
    Episode 31
    12/10/57
    8.0

    Springdale has been chosen by a movie studio to hold a contest in and Mayor Russell is furious, not wanting his quaint and "unknown" little town to be forever changed.

  • Marilly Minds The Baby
    10/9/56
    5.5

    Marilly agrees to take care of a couple's baby while they have to be out of town but things get complicated shortly after they leave.

  • Ghost Of A City
    Ghost Of A City
    Episode 29
    1/20/56
    7.5

    For a laugh, Butch and his friends think it will be funny to scare the superstitious janitor of city hall, pretending to be ghosts haunting the building.

  • His Honor, Butch
    His Honor, Butch
    Episode 28
    1/15/56
    7.0

    Tensions rise when Mayor Russell's nephew Butch gets elected mayor of the day.

  • The Law Student
    The Law Student
    Episode 27
    11/28/55
    7.0

    People are concerned for the Mayor, thinking he's broke, when he is actually trying to raise funds for a needy law student.

  • Strange Lady
    Strange Lady
    Episode 26
    11/27/55
    6.0

    Butch becomes the target of a new kid to town so Mayor Russell decides to have a talk with the boy's mother.

  • Junior Voters
    Junior Voters
    Episode 25
    11/13/55
    8.0

    Corrupt politics come to Springdale and threaten it's way of life. Mayor Russell, unable to fight it by himself, looks to the young people of the town to stand up against crooked politicians.

  • The School Teacher
    The School Teacher
    Episode 24
    11/5/55
    7.0

    Mayor Russell invites a retired school teacher to stay for awhile while she visits and soon discovers that two women under the same roof leads to trouble.

  • The Old Triangle
    The Old Triangle
    Episode 23
    9/24/55
    8.0

    Butch faces a dilemma: go to a party of a girl he likes who's nothing very special in the looks category, or go see a pretty young woman who is well known and popular but who's mother could be real trouble for Mayor Russell.

  • Blueberry Hill
    Blueberry Hill
    Episode 22
    9/16/55
    6.5

    Mayor Russell becomes friends with new arrivals to Springdale, an old couple who have moved in with their married daughter. Only Russell soon finds out that they are not happy there and long to live back in their old country home.

  • Marilly's Murder
    Marilly's Murder
    Episode 21
    9/10/55
    7.5

    After Marilly reads some mystery novels, she turns neighborhood detective and suspects that Mayor Russell just may be involved in murder.

  • Scraggy
    Scraggy
    Episode 20
    8/12/55
    7.5

    Things get tense in Mayor Russell's house when it's discovered that Butch's new friends are in actuality a group of young toughs.

  • The Composer
    The Composer
    Episode 19
    8/6/55
    8.0

    Mayor Russell suspects that a new arrival to Springdale, who is lying low, may actually be a well known musician hiding out in the small town. Things get even more exciting when his former fiance shows up too.

  • First Year
    First Year
    Episode 18
    7/30/55
    7.0

    Things liven up a bit in Springdale with the arrival of a new civil engineer and his pretty, but kind of dense, wife.

  • The Doctor's Son
    The Doctor's Son
    Episode 17
    7/23/55
    6.0

    City funds are at the center of a dispute: Mayor Russell thinks a traffic-safety program deserves support while Joe Ainsley wants to construct a new grandstand with the monies.

  • Bicycle For Butch
    Bicycle For Butch
    Episode 16
    7/16/55
    6.5

    Butch wants a bicycle badly and thinks he's found a used one to buy, only it's owned by an old woman who owes on her taxes, making the bike an asset that could be claimed by the town.

  • Marilly's Present
    Marilly's Present
    Episode 15
    7/2/55
    6.0

    Housekeeper Marilly may have done her job too well this time after throwing out an old teapot, not knowing the treasure that is hidden inside.

  • Butch's Tonsillectomy
    7/2/55
    6.5

    Mayor Russell is not pleased with the neglect he sees his young ward Butch give his homeward, not aware that there is a serious reason behind it.

  • Long May It Wag
    Long May It Wag
    Episode 13
    4/8/55
    6.5

    Stray dogs become the target of an animal-hating judge when he gets bitten by one.

  • Love Is So Young
    Love Is So Young
    Episode 12
    6/18/55
    6.5

    An attorney friend of Mayor Russell's tries to win over the approval of his fiancee's teenaged daughter.

  • Next Time Take The Bus
    6/11/55
    6.0

    Mayor Russell makes the town's Chamber of Commerce angry when he favors construction of a new school over the replacement of the city's tired buses.

  • Flood Control
    Flood Control
    Episode 10
    5/28/55
    7.5

    It would seem that Mayor Russell's housekeeper Marilly is more suited at catching criminals than he is.

  • The Farmer
    The Farmer
    Episode 9
    5/21/55
    7.5

    Mayor Russell helps a disturbed young man find himself by working the land.

  • Embezzlement Story
    Embezzlement Story
    Episode 8
    5/7/55
    8.0

    When a friend of the Mayor's is accused of embezzlement, Russell seeks out the truth.

  • Popularity Contest
    Popularity Contest
    Episode 7
    4/11/55
    6.5

    Mayor Russell has two problems on his hands: trying to win over the town to his idea of adding parking meters to generate some income, and helping his housekeeper garner votes in a popularity contest.

  • Thicker Than Water
    Thicker Than Water
    Episode 6
    3/29/55
    7.0

    The town's future medical clinic falls into jeopardy when a backer of the project threatens to pull his financial support if his son doesn't end his current romantic relationship.

  • Escape Into Space
    Escape Into Space
    Episode 5
    3/28/55
    8.0

    Butch desires to "escape into space" from his troubles and Mayor Russell tries to find out why.

  • Minnie's Romance
    Minnie's Romance
    Episode 4
    2/26/55
    0.0
    Mayor Russell invites a well known author to come to town, only to nearly lose his much loved secretary who was his guest's old girl friend and is ready to elope.
  • Take Me Out To The Ballgame
    11/27/54
    7.0
    When Springdale's rising baseball star suddenly gets an offer to join the New York Giants, he faces the terrible choice of going pro and leaving town or staying loyal to his girl friend and the town he grew up in.
  • The Mayor Plays Cupid
    11/22/54
    6.0
    Mayor Russell has a lot on his hands running the city, but he also gets involved trying to romantically hook up a widow with Marilly's brother.
  • Mayor Of The Town
    Mayor Of The Town
    Episode 1
    6/4/55
    10

    Mayor Russell faces a dilemma when a young teen he has always put trust in is arrested for stealing a car.

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