Sep. 15, 1957
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Bachelor Father

Never-married attorney Bentley Gregg(John Forsythe) took on the task helped by Peter(Sammee Tong) of raising his niece Kelly, after her parents died in an accident. The job was easier when Kelly(Noreen Corcoran) was a little girl, but now she's in her teens, venturing into the adult world and dating! Meanwhile Bentley continues to juggle his career, looking after Kelly, and his own romantic life.

Bachelor Father Season 3 (1959-1960)

3x01 3 3x01 Peter Meets His Match
When Peter falls in love the entire Gregg household suffers. Bentley learns that Peter's lady love is employed by the neighborhood supermarket and he offers to give him pointers on ...
Sep. 17, 1959
3x02 3 3x02 Bentley and the Dog Trainer
Bentley's dog, Jasper, decides a neighbor's prize winning camellias are even tastier than dog biscuits, which leads the neighbor to threaten a lawsuit.
Sep. 24, 1959
3x03 3 3x03 The Case Against Gisele
Bentley, Kelly and Peter visit Gisele MacKenzie on a movie set. While they are there Peter trips and later his cousin talks him into suing Gisele.
Oct. 01, 1959
3x04 3 3x04 Bentley and the Gullible Guitarist
Kelly plans a party hoping to take advantage of her friends' talents. Bentley, realizing that he and others are serving as Kelly's means to an end decides it's time to teach her a ...
Oct. 08, 1959
3x05 3 3x05 Kelly's Idol
Kelly decides that Howard is not very suave and sophisticated. So she decides to change him into the likeness of Uncle Bentley.
Oct. 15, 1959
3x06 3 3x06 East Meets West
Peter decides he needs a television set in the kitchen so that he can watch his favorite western show. But Bentley firmly refuses to grant Peter's wish.
Oct. 22, 1959
3x07 3 3x07 Bentley and Grandpa Ling
Eccentric Grandpa Ling, a relative of Peter's comes to visit. Bentley discovers that Grandpa has a habit of taking things he likes and leaving an item he considers of equal value in ...
Oct. 29, 1959
3x08 3 3x08 Kelly the Golddigger
Kelly develops a warped attitude about money after she has dated a millionaire. To teach her a lesson, Bentley decides to play the part of a fortune hunter.
Nov. 05, 1959
3x09 3 3x09 The Rescue of Rufus
Rufus, a dog belonging to a friend of Kelly's, is accused of biting a man. Kelly persuades Bentley to defend Rufus in a court hearing.
Nov. 12, 1959
3x10 3 3x10 A Key for Kelly
Bentley is shocked when huis teenage niece, Kelly, asks him for her own house key. He firmly refuses to let her have one.
Nov. 19, 1959
3x11 3 3x11 Bentley's Double Play
Bentley is going to direct Kelly's high school play, ""The Courtship of Miles Standish."" Peter wants to play the part of John Alden but Bentley refuses to cast him.
Nov. 26, 1959
3x12 3 3x12 Bentley and the Brainy Beauty
Bentley encounters a young lady who feels that he ought to live a more purposeful life. She perscribes an active schedule for Bentley.
Dec. 03, 1959
3x13 3 3x13 Bentley Plays Cupid
Bentley plays cupid when he learns that his secretary and his friend Chuck are dating. Bentley suggests they get married, but Chuck insists that he won't wed until Bentley does.
Dec. 10, 1959
3x14 3 3x14 Kelly's Secret
Bentley is mystified by Kelly's strange behavior and he questions her about it. Kelly shocks her uncle with the news that someone in her high school class is getting married.
Dec. 17, 1959
3x15 3 3x15 Bentley Goes to Washington
Bentley decides to accept a job in Washington, D.C. and announces to Kelly and Peter that they are leaving California.
Dec. 24, 1959
3x16 3 3x16 Kelly, the Politician
Nominated for president of the student council, Kelly plans a hard hitting campaign.
Dec. 31, 1959
3x17 3 3x17 Bentley, the Gentleman Farmer
For a school project, Kelly and Howard must grow something in the garden. In a generous mood, Bentley offers to help them.
Jan. 07, 1960
3x18 3 3x18 Bentley and the Combo
Kelly informs Bentley that the high school combo, slated to play at an upcoming dance, is sadly in need of organization. Bentley tries to solve the problem by talking his friend Chuck ...
Jan. 14, 1960
3x19 3 3x19 Bentley and the Bartered Bride
Peter receives a picture of a lovely girl from a marriage broker and falls madly in love.
Jan. 21, 1960
3x20 3 3x20 The Blond Issue
Kelly wants to bleach her hair blond to impress a new boyfriend but Bentley won't allow it.
Jan. 28, 1960
3x21 3 3x21 Bentley and the Majorette
Kelly and her friends are practicing hard for an upcoming drum majorette contest but Uncle Bentley notices that one of the teenagers doesn't seem to be interested in rehersals.
Feb. 04, 1960
3x22 3 3x22 Bentley, the Model Citizen
A neighbor asks Bentley to join him in a protest to the city about the location of a traffic signal. Bentley is willing until he meets a pretty girl who favors the present location ...
Feb. 18, 1960
3x23 3 3x23 The Fishing Trip
Bentley's friends seem to have dandy times with their sons so this gets Bentley thinking about making Kelly a companion.
Feb. 25, 1960
3x24 3 3x24 The Fortune Cookie Caper
Peter turns businessman by selling homemade fortune cookies to restaurants and helping in the operation is Kelly who is acting as an assitant.
Mar. 03, 1960
3x25 3 3x25 Kelly and the College Man
Kelly's latest romance shocks Uncle Bentley after she becomes bored with her high school friends and begins dating an older man.
Mar. 10, 1960
3x26 3 3x26 Kelly, the Career Woman
Kelly becomes a career woman when she volunteers to help Uncle Bentley in his law office. However, she impedes not speeds up due process of the law.
Mar. 17, 1960
3x27 3 3x27 Bentley's New House
Bentley's latest case is Sense vs. Sentiment when he wants Kelly and and Peter to throw out all of their useles keepsakes.
Mar. 24, 1960
3x28 3 3x28 Bentley, the Stage Mother
Kelly wants to be an actress but Uncle Bentley responds with a blunt ""No."" However, the true spirit of ambition prevails.
Apr. 07, 1960
3x29 3 3x29 The Woman's Angle
Kelly is back to work in Uncle Bentley's office. This time it's because she doesn't want to be treated like a child.
Apr. 14, 1960
3x30 3 3x30 Bentley Meets the Perfect Woman
Bentley meets the perfect woman but the young lady is dubious about his qualifications and has some interesting ideas about turning him ino the perfect man.
Apr. 21, 1960
3x31 3 3x31 Bentley and the Travel Agent
Bentley visits a travel agency and loses his head when he schedules a resort vacation for Kelly, a visit to San Francisco for Peter and in a final burst of inspiration, a fishing trip ...
Apr. 28, 1960
3x32 3 3x32 The Very Friendly Witness
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May. 05, 1960
3x33 3 3x33 Bentley and the Blood Bank
At a Red Cross pep rally, Frank Curtis launches into a wild account of his wartime exploits. His own story a ringing success, he decides to create a similar aura of heroism for Ben ...
May. 12, 1960
3x34 3 3x34 A Man of Importance
Peter decides to become a man of importance when his girlfriend gives him the brushoff. Bentley hatches a plan to boost his ego.
May. 19, 1960
3x35 3 3x35 Bentley and the Beach Bum
Kelly is fascinated by a young man who spends all his time at the beach.
May. 26, 1960
3x36 3 3x36 Where There's a Will
Bentley is about to read the will to a late clients's relatives when the lights go out. When they come on again, the will is gone.
Jun. 02, 1960
3x37 3 3x37 Bentley's Birthday Gift
Kelly is for an idea for Uncle Bentley's birthday gift so a friend of Bentley's suggests a surprise birthday party instead and offers to help select the guest list from Bentley's little ...
Jun. 09, 1960
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