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  • Angel. The valedictorian

Other Title

  • Valedictorian


  • Angelique, known as Angel, moves from France to the United States to marry American architect, John Smith. The newlyweds set up housekeeping in Los Angeles, California. She tries her best to be a good housewife but sometimes runs into problems as she learns English and adapts to her new life and culture. In this episode, Angel is proud to have been selected as the valedictorian of her English language class, until one of Johnny's pals makes fun of her accent. She is mortified, and tells the class she does not want to speak at the end-of-term ceremony. However, when her classmates begin to argue about who should take her place, she gives an impassioned speech about civility and the democratic process. Later, having decided to skip the ceremony, Angel is at home. Her classmates arrive to tell her that her impromptu speech moved them so much that they re-elected her to be valedictorian. Angel accepts. She, Johnny and her classmates all head out the door to go to the ceremony.


  • Oppenheimer, Jess, creator, television producer
  • Feldman, Edward H. (Edward Henry), 1920-1988, television producer
  • Stone, Ezra, 1917-1994, television director
  • Rogers, Roswell, screenwriter
  • Davenport, William, 1925-1989, screenwriter, consultant
  • De Grasse, Robert, 1900-1971, cinematographer
  • Molin, Bud, editor of moving image work
  • Daniel, Eliot, composer
  • Fargé, Annie, 1934-2011, actor
  • Thompson, Marshall, 1925-1992, actor
  • Singleton, Doris, 1919-2012, actor
  • Keefer, Don, 1916-2014, actor
  • Tobias, George, 1901-1980, actor
  • Jones, Gordon, 1912-1963, actor
  • Lanteau, William, 1922-1993, actor
  • Bruck, Bella, 1911-1982, actor
  • Brunetti, Argentina, 1907-2005, actor
  • Diamond, Don, actor
  • Burlingame Productions, production company
  • CBS Films (1955-1968) production company
  • CBS Television Network, broadcaster

Created / Published

  • United States : CBS Television Network, 1960-12-15 ; United States : CBS Television Network, 1961-08-23.


  • -  Housewives--California--Humor
  • -  French--United States--Humor
  • -  Women immigrants--United States--Humor
  • -  English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers--Humor
  • -  Speeches, addresses, etc.--Humor


  • Situation comedies (Television programs)
  • Fiction television programs


  • -  LP18582 U.S Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Burlingame Productions, Inc.; 14Dec60; LP18582.
  • -  Annie Fargé, Marshall Thompson, Doris Singleton, Don Keefer, George Tobias, Gordon Jones, William Lanteau, Bella Bruck, Argentina Brunetti, Don Diamond, Phyllis Standish.
  • -  Executive producer, Jess Oppenheimer ; script consultant, Bill Davenport ; directer of photography, Bill de Grasse ; supervising film editor, Bud Molin ; music by Eliot Daniel.
  • -  Original broadcast date from donor inventory; rebroadcast date from the Los Angeles times, August 23, 1961.
  • -  Filmed at Desilu Studios, Culver City, California in 1960.
  • -  Episode no. 10 (Internet movie database). Episode no. 14 (donor inventory).
  • -  Includes commercials for Post-Tens single serving cereal packs, Yuban instant coffee, Johnson's shoe polish, and Post Toasties cereal. Also includes a promo for The Spike Jones show.
  • -  LC copy is rebroadcast copy.
  • -  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1960-1969, p. 22; OCLC record no. 818353897; Internet movie database, January 6, 2021; Terrace, V. Encyclopedia of television shows, 1925 through 2010, p. 44 viewed January 6, 2021 via Google books; M/B/RS digital donor inventory (Oppenheimer (Jess) Collection); Los Angeles times, August 23, 1961, p. A10 viewed January 6, 2021 via ProQuest Historical Newspapers.


  • 1 video file (digital) (29 min.) : sd., b&w.

Source Collection

  • Oppenheimer (Jess) Collection (Library of Congress)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2020600090

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Oppenheimer, Jess, Creator, Television Producer, Edward H Feldman, Ezra Stone, Roswell Rogers, William Davenport, Robert De Grasse, Annie Fargé, et al. Angel. The valedictorian. editeds by Molin, Buditor Of Moving Image Work, , composeds by Daniel, Eliotoser, , produceds by Burlingame Productionsuction Company United States: CBS Television Network, -12-15 ; United States: CBS Television Network, 1961-08-23, 1961. Video.

APA citation style:

Oppenheimer, J., Feldman, E. H., Stone, E., Rogers, R., Davenport, W., De Grasse, R. [...] Cbs Television Network, B., Molin, B. O. M. I. W., ed. (1961) Angel. The valedictorian. Daniel, E., comp, , Burlingame Productionsuction Company, prod United States: CBS Television Network, -12-15 ; United States: CBS Television Network, 1961-08-23. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Oppenheimer, Jess, Creator, Television Producer, et al. Angel. The valedictorian. ed by Molin, Buditor Of Moving Image Work, , comp by Daniel, Eliotoser, , prod by Burlingame Productionsuction Company United States: CBS Television Network, -12-15 ; United States: CBS Television Network, 1961-08-23, 1961. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.