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Lauren Chapin in Father Knows Best

Father Knows Best

1954 NR

Robert Young stars as the titular dad in this wholesome 1950s family sitcom, a throwback to another era in which no domestic problem or adolescent crisis couldn't be solved within a half-hour time slot. Rounding out the Anderson clan are eminently sensible mom Margaret (Jane Wyatt) and three lively kids -- Betty, Bud and Kathy -- who turn to their wise old man for fatherly advice when the going gets tough.