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American Radio Theater presents The Lost Gildersleeves
Enjoy this modern production of this classic show/
As Gildy sleeps in, Leroy enjoys breakfast with Marjorie and Birdie. The grumpy Gildersleeves learns about Ben, the latest love interest for Marjorie, a guy who works with her at the defense plant. Valentines cards arrive, and one from Leila is the thing to perk up the great man’s spirits.
On the way to Peavey’s drugstore, Gildy has a word with judge Hooker. Will Gildy find the valentine card he’s looking for in the store? Well now, I wouldn’t say that, but Peavey helps him with his sentimental journey. Back home, Gildy has different sentimental problems on his hands with Marjorie’s mood swings involving Ben. How will his woman troubles go when Gildersleeves visits his girlfriend, Leila? His reception by her visiting nephew, Michael is less than warm.
Leroy is up to something, but before Gildy can get his hands on him, Ben pops in to visit. . A visit from cupid would be nice, if it could lift Gildy’s mood out of the dumps. Birdie does her best by crooning a few lines from the old blues tune, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child. Just how serious is his pining away for Leila? Is he as near death as he makes himself out to be? A last moment rally, after having a nightmare, puts the fire of reconciliation into Gildy,and he goes to face Leioa.