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Private Secretary (1953-1957)

Private Secretary


Television / Series / Comedy / Romance / Sitcom

Cast: Ann Sothern, Don Porter, Ann Tyrell, Joan Banks and Jesse White

Susie MacNamara was a former stage actress, and a single woman as well, who worked as the private secretary for theatrical agent Peter Sands at a fictional New York theatrical agency , International Artists Inc. Susie's honest and goodhearted attempts to help Mr. Sands, especially in romantic matters, led to comedic complications. Susie was usually assisted by her best friend, Violet "Vi" Praskins, who was also the office's nervous and bumbling receptionist.  Ann Sothern had a later sitcom "The Ann Sothern Show" which aired from (1958-1961)

Old Dogs, New Tricks (02/19/1956)

Spoiled child actor Harold Lemaire has a crush on Susie. When she fails to properly inflate his ego, he dumps Peter as his agent and goes with slick-talking Cagey Calhoun.

Cat in a Hot Tin File (03/18/1956)

Susie and Vi befriend a stray cat that wanders into the office. Taken with the kitty , they hide him from Mr. Sands and an important actress who's allergic to them.

The Little Caesar of Bleeker Street (04/01/1956)

Chucky Wills, a 10-year-old hoodlum, shows up at the office pretending to be a shoeshine boy. He promptly steals a five dollar bill, but Susie doesn't call the cops . She makes him work off the money by actually shining shoes. Susie thinks she's begun to reform the boy, until a ring disappears.

Passing the Buck (04/29/1956)

Susie and Mr. Sands lose control of a literary masterpiece when they assign Vi the job of reading what they think is an amateur script.

Elusive (06/10/1956)

Susie's determined to coax a reclusive silent film star out or retirement and get her signed with Mr. Sands. Attempting to get to the actress, Susie dons several disguises that result in her being arrested for house-breaking.

The Sow's Ear (10/14/1956)

Susie does a favor for her arch enemy Cagey Calhoun. He returns the favor by stealing one of her clients. This means war.

How to Handle a Boss (10/28/1956)

Susie has been chosen by a magazine to write an article on how to handle the boss. The deadline is looming and she's got writer's block. Her boyfriend, Tony, agrees to be her ghostwriter. The article he turns in offends everyone in the office.

What Every Secretary Knows (11/11/1956)

Opera impresario Bernard Hugo is producing a new musical on Broadway and Mr. Sands is determined to star a couple of his clients. Hugo won't even take his calls so Susie goes to work on the project. She volunteers her boss to plan a huge banquet of opera lovers.

Dollars and Sense (11/25/1956)

Susie's shopping and spending is out of control. She hands her paycheck to Vi with orders to ration her to just one dollar a day. Vi is unable to control Susie and her money so Mr. Sands is given the job.

Her Best Enemy (12/09/1956)

Cagey Calhoun attempts to use psychology and several minor crimes to get a copy of his own client from Susie. Not realizing she'd give him a copy if he just asked, Cagey attempts to outwit her.

Three's a Crowd (12/23/1956)

A producer and a playwright have both become enchanted with Susie. Each becomes so jealous of the other that they cancel their contracts with Susie's boss.

That's No Lady, That's An Agent (01/20/1957)

Blanche Colvey is a conniving theatrical agent who turns on her feminine charms to steal a Russian singer before he can sign with Peter. Hearing that Blanche wants to hire a secretary who speaks Russian to help her grab the client, Susie dons a black wig, a thick accent, and shows up as Sonia.

Not Quite Paradise (02/03/1957)

Vi's dinner invitation to Mr. Sands and Susie leads to gossip. Vi's busybody neighbor and her aunt misunderstand and think she's having an affair with Sands.

The Efficiency Expert (02/17/1957)

Mr. Sands takes the advice of the possible future partner and brings in an efficiency expert to streamline the operation. Susie's passive resistance prevents anything from changing.

Two and Two Make Five (03/03/1957)

Susie pictures herself serving a long prison sentence when Inspector Bascom of the Internal Revenue Department comes for an audit. She's asked to explain her return, which puts her mixed-up filing system on display. Meanwhile, Mr. Sands searches for a voice for an animated commercial.

Thy Name is Sands (03/17/1957)

Peter is so vain he refuses to admit he needs glasses. After Susie saves him from signing a lousy contract written by a crooked attorney, he reconsiders.

Actors: Ann Sothern
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