The Richard Boone Show

The Richard Boone Show is an anthology television series. It aired on NBC during the 1963-64 season.

The Richard Boone Show
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Written byReuben Bercovitch
Harry Julian Fink
William D. Gordon
John Haase
J.R. Littlefield
Joel Madison
E. Jack Neuman
Clifford Odets

Dale Wasserman
Bob Wehling
Directed byRichard Boone
Robert Butler
Robert Gist
Lamont Johnson
Buzz Kulik
Harry Morgan
Presented byRichard Boone
Theme music composerHenry Mancini
Country of originUSA
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes25
Executive producer(s)Mark Goodson
Bill Todman
Producer(s)Buck Houghton
Running time60 mins.
Production company(s)Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions
DistributorNBC Films
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 24, 1963 (1963-09-24) –
March 31, 1964 (1964-03-31)


Richard Boone hosted the series and starred in about half of the episodes, garnering an Emmy nomination for himself and a Golden Globe award for the show. His repertory company of 15 actors included up-and-comers such as Guy Stockwell and Robert Blake as well as such established performers as Bethel Leslie (who was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance in the series), Warren Stevens and Harry Morgan. They rotated parts freely; each appeared in most episodes, and each starred in at least one. The regular writers included Clifford Odets. Producer Buck Houghton was overseen by the prolific team of Mark Goodson and Bill Todman.

Programmed against the CBS sitcom, Petticoat Junction, Boone's anthology show was unable to find or keep an audience. It was cancelled after only one season, and has not been syndicated or released on home video, except for a brief showing on the Global Television Network in Canada in the late 1980s.

The show's theme tune, "How Soon" by Henry Mancini, was released as a single in the United Kingdom by RCA Victor in August 1964 and peaked at Number 10 in the UK Singles Chart.

Repertory castEdit

Richard Boone 25 episodes
Warren Stevens 16 episodes
Bethel Leslie 15 episodes
Harry Morgan 15 episodes
Ford Rainey 14 episodes
Guy Stockwell 14 episodes
Lloyd Bochner 13 episodes
Jeanette Nolan 13 episodes
Laura Devon 11 episodes
Robert Blake 10 episodes
June Harding 9 episodes

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