William Bendix is back as Brooklyn expatriate and aircraft riveter Chester A. Riley. This well-meaning, if lunk-headed, family man is fiercely loyal, profoundly loving, and impossibly stubborn.
Riley struggles to get ahead at work, struggles to be a role model for his son, struggles to read the tea leaves of his daughter's love life…all while his wife Peg (Paula Winslowe) struggles to talk some sense in to him.
Featuring the voice stylings of John Brown as both neighbor Gillis (the wisecracking sidekick offering staggeringly ill-advised counsel), and the local undertaker Digger O'Dell (who adds a wry gallows humor to the proceedings).
This blue collar collection features sixteen digitally restored and remastered episodes - including several broadcasts not previously in circulation among radio collectors - and a Program Guide by Ivan G. Shreve, Jr.
EPISODES INCLUDE: Proxy Wedding Part 1 04-16-44, Proxy Wedding Part 2 04-23-44, Riley Tries to Become a Pal to Junior 03-18-45, Missing Five Dollars 03-25-45, Paper Route Subscription Contest to Go to Camp 06-29-46, Peg and Riley Both Run for Park Supervisor 11-02-46, Mr. X - Riley Switched as a Baby 02-01-47, Thanksgiving with the Gillises 11-29-47, Spring Fever 04-24-48, Riley's Night Job 08-27-48, Sneak Preview of The Life of Riley Movie 02-25-49, Thanksgiving Dinner with the Boss 11-25-49, The Electric Company and Simon and Babs 05-19-50, Peg in a Beauty Contest 05-26-50, Riley and the Marriage Certificate 05-04-51, Riley and the Ballet 06-01-51