Up next at #49 is THE COURTSHIP OF EDDIE’S FATHER (this one was an “Extra” in 2013)
Based on the movie (which starred young Ronny Howard, who just happens to have TWO of his OWN TV shows represented on The Top 50 Favorite TV Themes List), this TV recreation took the very likeable Bill Bixby and placed him in the Glenn Ford role. (Bixby was having a pretty good run … he also appeared in a few Elvis movies, and starred in “My Favorite Martian” and then the TV version of “The Incredible Hulk.”) Newcomer Brandon Cruz was cast as the precocious little Eddie.
I loved the movie but never got into the tv show. (In fact, the theme song, by Harry Nilsson, just may be the best thing about it!)