User Score: 227
Gildersleeve talks Leroy and Bruce out of constructing a rocket in the back yard and into building a raft like Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. When the boys disappear, Gildy panics and assumes they're lost on the river. He launches a search party while the boys, bored with the raft, head for the movie theater.moreless
Leroy won't go to the school party because he doesn't know how to dance. Uncle Throckmorton takes him to Miss Yvonne for lessons and is instantly infatuated with the gorgeous instructor. In no time, Leroy is out and Gildy is the one signed up for $600 worth of dance classes.
Gildy tries to save Judge Hooker from a gold-digging blonde, unaware that he's her actual target.
Gildersleeve takes on Leroy's teacher after the boy complains she's overworking him.
Throckmorton's date Katheryn, a nurse, stashes him in the expectant fathers waiting room until she gets off duty. He ends up comforting a very nervous first-time father whose wife is taking forever to deliver. Gildy calls the Jolly Boys over to sit with them, turning it into an all night stag party vigil.moreless
Gildy has to cancel a couple of dates with one of his girlfriends because of business. The woman's busybody aunt convinces her that Gildersleeve is a no good cad.
Gildy's plan for getting out of his engagement is to make the woman's family hate him.
As part of a club initiation, Gildersleeve cannot utter a word for 24 hours. His refusal to speak could cost him his job or land him in jail.
Gildy thinks Leroy would make a fine singing cowboy.
Gildy starts a feud between City Hall and the newspaper when he beans a congressman in the head with a gold ball.
A film being shot at City Hall about a water commissioner has big ham Gildersleeve dreaming of becoming a movie star.
The kids get a look at the dreadful poem their uncle wrote for his girlfriend and replace it with one from Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Impressed with his talent, his girl invites him to read his other compositions for the ladies' poetry club. Even after learning what the kids have done, Gildy still thinks he's a better poet than Browning.moreless
Reading too many cheap mystery novels is giving Gildersleeve crazy dreams.
Gildy tries to impress a high society woman with his (nonexistent) wealth and lands himself in the slammer.
The mayor thinks Gildy's floozy girlfriend is his new secretary when he walks in on them playing "office" one night. Since the mayor's glad incompetent Bessie is gone, Throckmorton sends her on immediate vacation until he can figure out how to re-hire her--even though she's not actually fired in the first place.moreless
When it rains, it pours. The great lover gets himself engaged to two different women within 24 hours.
Gildersleeve wants to punish Leroy for a silly prank until the boy cons his uncle into believing someone else was responsible.
The mayor appoints Gildy the acting Police Commissioner in name only until the real one returns from a fishing trip. Throckmorton ignores orders to just be a figurehead and dives into crime fighting as if he knew what he was doing. His mission: capture the Whistling Bandit who's on a rampage in Summerfield.moreless
Birdie's engagement is on hold until she finds a suitable replacement, but none of the applicants for housekeeper measure up. Not wanting to stand in the way of her happiness, Gildy hires an actress to play his future bride so Birdie will be free to go. The plan goes well until Gildy's real girlfriend drops by.moreless
Gildy is steamed that no one could identify him as the water commissioner on a local quiz show. Determined to make himself a household name with some newspaper coverage, he plans to dive to the bottom of the reservoir to look for underwater springs.
When circumstantial evidence is used against Gildy, he storms out of the water department.
Gildy tells Leroy that the way to get a girl to come back is by having a good time without her. He proves it's true when Lois begins going out with another man after Gildy had bailed out of couple of their dates. Now, Throckmorton is desperate to win her back, competing against the new beau at the county fair attractions.moreless
Leroy is spending a small fortune on his new little girlfriend. Since reasoning with Leroy isn't working, Gildy's going to put a stop to the high living by speaking to the girl's mother. Throckmorton is instantly charmed by the attractive widow Knickerbocker and soon is spending every last dime he has on the woman.moreless