Great series with the magnificent Ann Sothern
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 07/11/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Alpha releases 4 more classic episodes from Ann Sothern's delightful sitcom PRIVATE SECRETARY. PRIVATE SECRETARY featured Ann Sothern as Susie Camille MacNamara, the secretary to New York talent mogul Peter Sands (Don Porter). However, Susie often gets confused as to the limitations of her job and gets frequently entangled in the lives of Peter and his clients. Snappy dialogue and great comic support is provided by Ann Tyrrell as Susie's workmate Vi Praskins. When the series later went into syndication, the title of the show was inexplicably changed to SUSIE.
With the following episodes (presented under the SUSIE title):
"Cat in a Hot Tin File" - Vi and Susie attempt to keep a stray cat in the office, despite Peter's important new client being allergic.
"Dollars and Sense" - Susie begs Vi and Peter to help her in curbing her spendthrift habits.
"Old Dogs, New Tricks" - Susie talks sense to a big-headed child star.
"That's No Lady, That's an Agent" - Peter becomes infatuated with a rival talent agency boss (guest star Hillary Brooke). It's up to Susie to set Peter straight!
Hopefully Alpha may release more eps from this delightful show. A must for fans of vintage TV."