J. Carrol Naish stars as earnest Italian immigrant Luigi Basco -- proud of the Old Country, yet eager to become an American. Attending night classes to prepare for his citizenship test, he mingles with a smorgasbord of funny fellows who teach him how quickly friendship can cross cultural boundaries.
Alan Reed co-stars as the jolly, conniving restaurateur Pasquale -- consistently capitalizing on his friend's confusion about American ways. He's wily, willful, and says he wants to do whatever he can to make Luigi's life better…as long as that means marrying him to his robust daughter Rosa!
Enjoy eight hours of fun from 1948-52, and an informative Program Guide by radio historian Elizabeth McLeod.
Episodes Include: Luigi Discovers America 09-21-48; Finds Stolen Diamond Ring 11-09-48; Luigi Attends PTA Meeting 11-16-48; Luigi Joins Hospital Plan 11-30-48; Damage Claim on Broken Mirror 12-07-48; Antique Colonial Silver Cup 12-21-48; First Date with American Girl 01-09-49; Surprise Party 01-16-49; Character References 01-30-49; Luigi Goes to Dance School 03-27-49; Plans a Block Party 05-01-49; Party Line Troubles 06-06-50; Luigi Stands Up to Pasquale 06-13-50; Joins Local Civil Defense Group 02-26-52; Pasquale Threatens to Evict Luigi 03-04-52; Income Tax Problems 03-11-52