Daddy Come Home | 1965
25 min. | color | ABC | first aired: october 6, 1965 | s01e04
Gidget takes Professor Lawrence to the beach to show him why she spends all of her time there. He quickly loses interest in Gidget’s activities when he meets a woman his own age to chat with. The two hit it off and make a dinner date for later that evening. With her father gone, Gidget isn’t sure what to do with herself, so she goes to bed early. When she wakes up it’s only midnight and her dad still isn’t home. Gidget becomes so anxious that something terrible has happened to her father that she calls the police to go look for him. When Professor Lawrence gets escorted home by the police, he is not amused. Gidget cries her eyes out and makes him feel guilty about not calling.
Written by Ruth Brooks Flippen
Directed by William Asher
Produced by William Sackheim
Executive Producer Harry Ackerman
Creator & Script Consultant Frederick Kohner
Associate Producer Stan Schwimmer
Music by Dave Grusin
Title Song by Howard Greenfield, BMI & Jack Keller, BMI
Recorded by: Johnny Tillotson
Gidget… Sally Field
Russell Lawrence… Don Porter
Anne… Betty Conner
John… Pete Deuel
Sergeant Kulpepper… Joseph Perry
Sally Combs… Marian Collier
Siddo… Mike Nader
Harvey Korman... as Joe Hanley
Director of Photography… Gert Anderson, A.S.C.
Art Director… Ross Bellah
Film Editor… Howard Kunin, A.C.E.
Set Decorator… Louis Diage
Make-up Supervision… Ben Lane, S.M.A.
Production Supervisor… Seymour Friedman
Post-production Supervisor… Lawrence Werner
Assistant Director… Jerrold Bernstein
Music Supervisor… Ed Forsyth
Sound Effects… Fred J. Brown
Surfing Technical Consultant… Phil Sauers
Don Porter’s Wardrobe by Lebow Clothes
Color by Pathé