CTVA Europe - "Secret File USA" (Europe)(1954) starring Robert Alda

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Secret File U.S.A.
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Jim Brent, Robert B. Huggins
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
Source: Alpha Video DVD "Secret File USA Volume 1" Catalog # 4629D [RBH]
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SECRET FILE, USA
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Cinetone Production
Produced at Cinetone Studios,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
An Official Films Presentation
Produced by Arthur Dreifuss
Associate Producer Bobby Rosenboom
for
First-Run Syndication in the USA

Cold War Spy Series 1954    possibly  26 episodes  x 30 min bw
  (22 episodes listed) 
Starring
Robert Alda
as Major William Morgan, of Army Intelligence
Lois Hensen as Colonel Custer
Kay Callard as Mrs. Morgan
Note:
Additional Guest Cast appeared in the 4 DVD episodes but they were NOT credited on screen

Narrator Frank Gallup

Opening Narration:-
"Secret File U.S.A - A warning to all enemies of America at home and
abroad who are planning acts of aggression. This is the story of the
gallant men and women who penetrated and are still penetrating enemy
lines to get secret information necessary for the defense of the
United States. This is the story of one our nations mightiest weapons.
Past, present and future, if necessary - The American Intelligence Service."


Music by Ella Sacco

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################# season 1954 ################
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Syndicated Program
 
 [01] Secret File U.S.A.: MISSION ASSASSIN (verified on DVD)
Source: Alpha Video DVD "Secret File USA Volume 1" Catalog # 4629D [RBH]
(c) 1954 Copyright
Filmed in Italy
Produced and Directed by Arthur Dreifuss
Screenplay by Albert Derr
Additional Dialogue: Mort Lewis
Original Treatment: Donald Robinson and Arthur Dreifuss
Starring:
Robert Alda as Major William Morgan
Featuring:
Rob DeVries ........... Tonio Florio
Max Gaden ............. Cesare Mantus
Synopsis 1 (from DVD):
Intelligence has uncovered a terrorist plot to assassinate the American
delegate to the International Peace Conference. The delegate stubbornly
insists on going ahead with his speech outlining his plan to unite the
free world against aggression, even though it may cost him his life.
Synopsis 2:
Major Morgan of the American Secret Intelligence risks his life for
freedom and democracy by diffusing a bomb aimed at American
delegates arriving for a peace summit in Italy
Synopsis 3:
Major Morgan flies to Italy in an effort to prevent the assassination
of a Washington delegate to an international convention. [JB]
(featured in the UK on "Serie Noire" - compilation series 1992)

[02] Secret File U.S.A.: MISSION CHOPIN (verified on DVD)
Source: Alpha Video DVD "Secret File USA Volume 1" Catalog # 4629D [RBH]
(c) 1954 Copyright
Filmed in Vienna
Produced and Directed by Arthur Dreifuss
Associate Producer Bobby Rosenboom
Screenplay by Mort Lewis
Original Treatment by Donald Robinson and Arthur Dreifss
Production Supervisor Karel Logher
Director of Photography Jack Whitehead, B.S.C.
Starring:
Robert Alda as Major William Morgan
Featuring:
Agnes Bernelle ........ Helene Van Loon
Leo De Hartogh ........ Paul Simoneff
Synopsis 1 (from DVD):
The mastermind behind an enemy agency is suspected of being the famous
music promoter Paul Simoneff. Major Morgan is sent to France to recruit
the famous pianist, Helene Van Loon, to participate in a dangerous
mission of cat and mouse.
Synopsis 2:
Major Morgan sets out on a mission to eliminate an extremely dangerous
agent working against American Intelligence, theatening to expose
top secret information. He engages the help of beautiful concert
pianist, Helene Van Loon
(featured in the UK on "Serie Noire" - compilation series 1992)

[03] Secret File U.S.A.: MISSION FIREBIRD (verified on DVD)
Source: Alpha Video DVD "Secret File USA Volume 1" Catalog # 4629D [RBH]
(c) 1954 Copyright

Classic TV - Secret File USA, 1955 (I)

Classic TV - Secret File USA, 1955 (II)

Classic TV - Secret File USA, 1955 (III)
Produced by Arthur Dreifuss
Directed by Robert Alda
Screenplay by Sam Locke and Roger Lewis
Original Treatment: Lionel Durand
Starring:
Robert Alda as Major William Morgan
Featuring:
Wanda Rotha ........... Dr. Lang
Thom Kelling .......... Willie Von Schlagen
Synopsis 1 (from DVD):
The most carefully guarded atomic secrets of the United States have been
leaked to terrorists. In order to stop these enemies from using the
information, Major Morgan is ordered to locate and stop them from building
a nuclear powered aircraft, code-named “Firebird.”
Synopsis 2:
Morgan goes to Czechoslovakia to prevent the test flight of a new
V-2 rocket. [JB]

[04] Secret File U.S.A.: MISSION “M” (verified on DVD)
Source: Alpha Video DVD "Secret File USA Volume 1" Catalog # 4629D [RBH]
(c) 1954 Copyright
Filmed in Amsterdam
Produced and Directed by Arthur Dreifuss
Associate Producer Bobby Rosenboom
Screenplay by Albert Dear
Original Treatment by Rex Carlton
Assistant Director Arnie Shanks
Production Supervisor Karel Logher
Director of Photography Jack Whitehead, B.S.C.
Starring:
Robert Alda as Major William Morgan
Featuring:
Dity Dorthuis ......... Blonde Yvonne
Bob De Lange .......... Tolstoy
Ella Sacco ............ Dark Yvonne
Synopsis 1 (from DVD):
Major Morgan is ordered to investigate an international gangster being
held in customs at an airport in Amsterdam for carrying a forged passport.
Synopsis 2:
Major Morgan sets out on a mission to eliminate an extremely
dangerous agent working for American Intelligence, threatening
to expose top secret information.
(featured in the UK on "Serie Noire" - compilation series 1992)

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[05] Secret File U.S.A.: MISSION ANTWERP
Starring: Robert Alda (as Major Morgan)
Synopsis 1:
Major Morgan is entrusted with the dangerous task of guarding a
top secret cargo of atomic missiles. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Major Morgan boards a Dutch merchant ship as a seaman. His
mission, to guard top secret U.S. materials. [JB]

[06] Secret File U.S.A.: MISSION AWOL
Starring: Robert Alda (as Major Morgan)
Major Morgan disguises himself as an AWOL GI to breakup a spy ring.
[JB]

[07] Secret File U.S.A.: MISSION BERLIN
Starring: Robert Alda (as Major Morgan)
Major Morgan is send into East Germany to free an accidentally
imprisoned Allied agent. If the Russians learn the agent’s
true identity he will be killed. [JB]

[08] Secret File U.S.A.: MISSION CAN CAN
Starring: Robert Alda (as Major Morgan)
Major Morgan is disguised as an anti-British Irishman when he slips
into the wartime Paris of 1943. His mission, to get plans for the
proposed invasion of England from Nazi officer. [JB]

[09] Secret File U.S.A.: MISSION COPENHAGEN
Starring: Robert Alda (as Major Morgan)
Major Morgan is asked by the West German police to find out how counterfeit
money is being transported from Denmark to Germany. [JB]

[10] Secret File U.S.A.: MISSION DANUBE
Starring: Robert Alda (as Major Morgan)

[11] Secret File U.S.A.: MISSION DEADLINE
Starring: Robert Alda (as Major Morgan)
Major Morgan becomes a Swiss watch salesman to get some information.

[12] Secret File U.S.A.: MISSION HANSEL
Starring: Robert Alda (as Major Morgan)
Major Morgan, under the guise of a hunting trip, goes into East
Germany to find a young boy kidnapped from the Western Zone. [JB]

[13] Secret File U.S.A.: MISSION ISTAAHAN
Starring: Robert Alda (as Major Morgan)

[14] Secret File U.S.A.: MISSION NAVIK
Starring: Robert Alda (as Major Morgan)
Synopsis 1:
A general, whom Major Morgan is escorting, is kidnapped by enemy agents. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Major Morgan is assigned to escort General Navik and his wife to Washington
and protect them from kidnapers. [JB]

[15] Secret File U.S.A.: MISSION PASSPORT (verified on film)
(featured on in UK on "Serie Noire")
Filmed in Geneva
Produced and Directed by Arthur Dreifuss
Starring: Robert Alda (as Major Morgan)
(end credits missing)
Synopsis
Major Morgan is sent to Rome to crack an American passport-forging ring.[JB]

[16] Secret File U.S.A.: MISSION REAPER
Starring: Robert Alda (as Major Morgan)
Major Morgan disguises himself as a Dutch Missionary when he goes
to the island of Sumatra to blow up a Japanese signal tower. [JB]

[17] Secret File U.S.A.: MISSION RHINO
Starring: Robert Alda (as Major Morgan)
Posing as a German Army Colonel, Major Morgan travels through enemy
territory to find a bacteriological plant. [JB]

[18] Secret File U.S.A.: MISSION SCANDANAVIA
Starring: Robert Alda (as Major Morgan)
A woman asks Major Morgan to stop her husband from defecting to the
East. [JB]

[19] Secret File U.S.A.: MISSION TRAITOR
Starring: Robert Alda (as Major Morgan)
Major Morgan travels to Prague in the guise of a German salesman
when he’s asked to find the traitor in the Czechoslovakian
underground. [JB]

[20] Secret File U.S.A.: MISSION WAGON-LITS
Starring: Robert Alda (as Major Morgan)
Major Morgan disguises himself as an elderly professor to go
behind the Iron Curtain to rescue a scientist friend. [JB]

[21] Secret File U.S.A.: MISSION WINDMILL
Starring: Robert Alda (as Major Morgan)
Major Morgan helps the Holland underground obtain Nazi files. [JB]

[22] Secret File U.S.A.: (episode title unknown)
Starring: Robert Alda (as Major Morgan)
Major Morgan gets news of an impending coup in Vienna and flies to that
city. [JB]

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