Time Out For Ginger (1960 Failed TV Pilot)

Candy Moore

Based on the highly successful play this TV adaption was pretty bad. Candy Moore starred as the teenage Ginger Carol, an annoying bundle of energy. She runs around a lot and shouts when she speaks.

In the pilot her sister Joan (Roberta Shore) wants to go to a show with her boyfriend Eddie. His father’s car broke down and Joan’s parents are going out. They’re stuck.

Ginger promises her she’ll get them a ride. She goes to a car dealer and pretends her father wants to buy a car. The salesman is character actor Peter Leeds. Then she tries to rent a car and then borrow money from one of her friends. Nothing works.

Back home she feels like a failure. Her father says Joan can borrow their car and they’ll find some way to get to their friend’s house. Ginger turns him down saying she wanted to keep her promise herself.

Do things turn out okay? Even though the pilot failed, this is sitcom land where everything is wonderful.

Margaret “Wicked Witch Of The West” Hamilton¬†plays housekeeper Lizzie.

Candy Moore had a lot more success as Chris Carmichael on “The Lucy Show” (1962-65). In 1980 she played Linda in “Raging Bull.”

Roberta Shore appeared in several TV shows including several episodes of “The Bob Cummings Show” as Henrietta “Hank” Gogerty and Betsy Garth on “The Virginian.”

Character actor Karl Swenson played Ginger’s father Howard.. He also appeared all over movies and TV. His most famous role was probably “Lars Hanson on “Little House On The Prairie” (1974-78).

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