CTVA Europe - "Tales of The Vikings" (1959) starring Jerome Courtland

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Tales of The Vikings
Episode Guide
compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger, Christopher Miller
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

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Brynaprod, S.A. Production (Kirk Douglas)
United Artists Television presentation
Produced by Stanley Margulies / George M. Cahan
Filmed in Europe
for
U.S. First-Run Syndication
European Swashbuckling adventure series 1959-60     39 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
Jerome Courtland
as Leif Ericson
Walter Barnes as Finn
Stefan Schnabel as Firebeard
Buddy Baer as Viking
Peter Bull as Haldar
June Thorburn as Jessica

Premise:
Set in Scandanavia in 1000 A.D. Adventures of Norse explorer Leif Ericson
and his sea raiders The series was produced by Kirk Douglas's company
Brynaprod using sets, costumes and ships left
over from the 1958 motion picture "The Vikings" in which Douglas
had starred.

Jerome Courtland previously starred in the
"Disneyland" series "The Saga of Andy Burnett" (1957-58)

########### Tales Of The Vikings #############
############### season 1959-60 ###############
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Dates shown are those on the US copyright notice.
Listed in Prod. no. Order

 1.01 [--] Tales of the Vikings: SARACEN GOLD
prod. no. 1001 (copyright date 10Nov59)
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
Synopsis:
A Viking prisoner rescued by Leif speaks of hidden treasure in
the Saracen country. [TA]
(US syndication: 22Oct60, KODE-12 Joplin, Missouri, Saturday 11:30am)

1.02 [--] Tales of the Vikings: THE WEAPON
prod. no. 1002 (copyright date 10Dec59)
Produced by ?
Written by ?
Directed by ?
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
Guest Cast:
?
Synopsis:
King Harald Bluetooth has seized Longford, the only narrow passage in the region for
ships to reach the open sea. Any ships trying to pass are mysteriously burned by an
invisible "god-fire." Leif and his men are determined to break through to find and
destroy the secret weapon. [CCM]

1.03 [--] Tales of the Vikings: PEDIGREE
prod. no. 1003 (copyright date 8Sep59)
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
Synopsis:
Because Leif desperately needs meat for his men, he lands on the island
of Guernsey. When he attempts to buy cows and a prize bull from the lord
of the island, his offer produces a conflict. [TA]
(US syndication: 6Jul61, WHCT-18, Hartford, Conn., Thursday 8:30pm)

1.04 [--] Tales of the Vikings: JOURNEY TO BRETLAND
prod. no. 1004 (copyright date 02Oct59)
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
********** no synopsis available ***********

1.05 [--] Tales of the Vikings: SHIPWRECK
prod. no. 1005 (copyright date 27Oct59)
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
Guest Cast:
Cecile VonRoyk
Pippa O'Callaghan
********** no synopsis available ***********

1.06 [--] Tales of the Vikings: THE WITCH
prod. no. 1006 (copyright date 15Oct59)
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
Synopsis:
A beautiful stowaway is accused of bringing danger when lightning strikes
Leif's ship during a thunderstorm. [TA]
(US syndication: 25Feb60, WGN-9, Chicago, Ill. Thursday 7:30pm)

1.07 [--] Tales of the Vikings: RETURN OF THE VIKING
prod. no. 1007 (copyright date 10Nov59)
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
Synopsis:
Leif returns home after two years at sea and receives a stormy
welcome. [TA]
(US syndication: 22Oct60, KSD-5 St. Louis, Missouri, Sunday 9:30pm)

1.08 [--] Tales of the Vikings: THE BREAD OF LIFE
prod. no. 1008 (copyright date 29Dec59)
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
********** no synopsis available ***********

1.09 [--] Tales of the Vikings: THE TREASURE
prod. no. 1009 (copyright date 05Jan60)
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
Synopsis:
When Leif seems too anxious to buy a particular slave, a pirate grows
suspicious. [TA]
(US syndication: 8Nov61, WLWD-2, Dayton, Ohio, Wednesday 6:00pm)

1.10 [--] Tales of the Vikings: THE BLACK STONE
prod. no. 1010 (copyright date 15Sep59)
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
Synopsis:
Leif’s ship is grounded during a fog. An itinerant monk persuades Leif to go
ashore and look for a magic stone which would allow the Vikings to navigate
by the North Star. Leif’s party is accused of trying to steal the local
king’s gold which will cause a war. [CCM]

1.11 [--] Tales of the Vikings: THE MADNESS
prod. no. 1011 (copyright date 07Oct59)
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
With: Walter Barnes (as Finn)
Synopsis:
Leif tackles with a brave man who has become obsessed with fear. [TA]
(US syndication: : Repeat 6Jun65, WMUR-9, Manchester, N.H., Sunday at 3:30pm)

1.12 [--] Tales of the Vikings: THE RANSOM
prod. no. 1012 (copyright date 22Sep59)
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
with: Walter Barnes (as Finn); Stefan Schnabel (as Firebeard); Buddy Baer
Guest cast:
Inge Schoener ............ Astrid
Frederick Ledebur ........ Haakon
Synopsis:
Astrid is kidnapped and to pay her ransom, Lief is told that he
must lead a force in an attack on England. [TA]
(US syndication: 20-Aug-60, KOMO-4; Seattle, Wash.; Saturday at 6:00pm)

1.13 [--] Tales of the Vikings: BANISHED WOMAN
prod. no. 1013 (copyright date 13Oct59)
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
Synopsis:
Leif searches for a strange remedy thought to be the only cure for the
ailing Queen Elfrida. In his quest he is aided by a girl exiled from her
village. [TA]
(US syndication: 26Apr61, WLWD-2, Dayton, OH, Wed. 6:00pm)

1.14 [--] Tales of the Vikings: COLD STEEL
prod. no. 1014 (copyright date 14Jan60)
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
********** no synopsis available ***********

1.15 [--] Tales of the Vikings: THE THING
prod. no. 1015 (copyright date 14Oct59)
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
********** no synopsis available ***********

1.16 [--] Tales of the Vikings: THE OATHBREAKER
prod. no. 1016 (copyright date 14Dec59)
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
Synopsis:
A tribal chieftain and his sister plot to overthrow their king and take
power themselves. [TA]
(US syndication: 28Jan60, WRGB-6, Schenectady, NY, Thursday 7:30pm)

1.17 [--] Tales of the Vikings: RETURN OF AUD
prod. no. 1017 (copyright date 12Nov59)
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
Synopsis:
Leif tries to get a wife for the trainer of a performing bear.
On the search he encounters Aud, who proves that her nature is
a fiery one. [TA]
(US syndication: 15Jun60 on KOTV-6, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Wed. 8:00pm)

1.18 [--] Tales of the Vikings: PORT OF THIEVES
prod. no. 1018 (copyright date 10Jan60
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
Synopsis:
A slave kidnaps his master's daughter and takes her to a port
notorious for its thieves, pirates and slave-traders. [TA]
(US syndication: 18Jan61, WCPO-9, Cincinnati, OH, Wed. 6:30pm)

1.19 [--] Tales of the Vikings: VICTORY SAGA
prod. no. 1019 (copyright date 29Sep59)
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
Synopsis:
Leif learns a lesson in modesty when, jealous of the triumphant tale
related by a victorious Viking, he embarks on a mission in search of
glory. [TA]
(US syndication: 7Jun61, WLWD-2, Dayton, OH, Wed. 6:00pm)

1.20 [--] Tales of the Vikings: TREASURE OF ERIN
prod. no. 1020 (copyright date 03Nov59)
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
Guest cast:
John Sullivan ............ Hoag
Anne Wakefield ........... Gwyneth
Synopses:
Regaled with wondrous reports of the distant land of Erin, Leif and
Finn embark on a journey to that country. There, Leif must clear
himself of charges brought against him because of his outward
resemblance to a hated warrior who has terrorized the people. [TA]
(US syndication: 14Jun61, WLWD-2, Dayton, Ohio, Wed. 6:00pm)

1.21 [--] Tales of the Vikings: THE BOWMAN
prod. no. 1021 (copyright date 26Jan60)
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
With: Buddy Baer
Guest Cast:
Joel Marston
Synopsis:
Shipwrecked, Leif and his men swim ashore without their weapons
and arrive on hostile land. The ruler of the territory decides to behead
them. [TA]
(US syndication: 14Jun60, KODE-12, Joplin, Missouri; Tuesday at 7:00pm)
(US syndication: 21Jun61, WLWD-2, Dayton, OH, Wed. 6:00pm)

1.22 [--] Tales of the Vikings: THE DRAGON
prod. no. 1022 (copyright date 02Feb60)
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
********** no synopsis available ***********

1.23 [--] Tales of the Vikings: BLOOD SACRIFICE
prod. no. 1023 (copyright date 19Feb60)
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
Synopsis #1:
A man who has tried vainly to induce rain, decides to offer himself as
a sacrifice. [TA]
(US syndication: 26Jan61, WHCT-18, Hartford, Conn., Thursday 8:30pm)
Synopsis #2
(different episode? - possibly #8 "Bread of Life")
A famine prompts Leif to trade his fabled sword for a supply ship,
which can save his tribesmen from starvation. [TA]
(US syndication: 04Aug60, WGN-9, Chicago, Ill. Thursday 7:30pm)

1.24 [--] Tales of the Vikings: THE NOBLE THRALL
prod. no. 1024 (copyright date 31Dec59)
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
Synopsis:
A visiting monarch demands a royal captive when he grows
suspicious of his host's delay in receiving him. [TA]
(US syndication: 14Aug66, WMUR-9, Manchester, NH, Sunday 2:30pm)

1.25 [--] Tales of the Vikings: FALSE NABOUR
prod. no. 1025 copyright date 8Oct59
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
********** no synopsis available ***********

1.26 [--] Tales of the Vikings: DOOM AT THE ALL-THING
prod. no. 1026 copyright date 19Nov59
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
********** no synopsis available ***********

1.27 [--] Tales of the Vikings: DAYS OF BLOOD
prod. no. 1027 copyright date 10Mar60
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)

1.28 [--] Tales of the Vikings: HOUSE DIVIDED
prod. no. 1028 copyright date 25Nov59
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
********** no synopsis available ***********

1.29 [--] Tales of the Vikings: A MARRIAGE OF STATE
prod. no. 1029 copyright date 26Feb60
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
********** no synopsis available ***********

1.30 [--] Tales of the Vikings: THE SHIELD
prod. no. 1030 copyright date 31Mar60
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
Guest Cast:
Marianne Wischmann
Synopsis:
A rival Viking chieftain blinds Leif's master craftsman and attempts to
kill Leif.
(US syndication: 15May61, WAGA-5, Atlanta, Georgia, Monday 7:00pm)

1.31 [--] Tales of the Vikings: THE MERCHANTS OF VENICE
prod. no. 1031 copyright date 20Mar60
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
Guest Cast:
Paul Mueller
********** no synopsis available ***********

1.32 [--] Tales of the Vikings: THE VOYAGE
prod. no. 1032 copyright date 14Apr60
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
with: Peter Bull (as Haldar), June Thorburn (as Jessica)
Synopsis:
Leif and Halder are taken aboard an English ship. Unknown to the
crew, the captain, a man of iron discipline, is planning to steal the
cargo. [TA]
(US syndication: 26Apr61, WCPO-9, Cincinnati, OH, Wed. 6:30pm)

1.33 [--] Tales of the Vikings: THE WOMEN
prod. no. 1033 copyright date 21Apr60
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
With: Walter Barnes (as Finn), Peter Bull (as Haldar)
Synopsis:
Leif and Finn arrive in the village where Halder is to be married,
and find bloodshed instead of festivity. [TA]
(US syndication: 5Jun61, WAGA-5, Atlanta, Georgia, Monday 7:00pm)

1.34 [--] Tales of the Vikings: THE DIPLOMAT
prod. no. 1034 copyright date 28Apr60
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
Guest Cast:
Charles Nolte
********** no synopsis available ***********

1.35 [--] Tales of the Vikings: GALLEY SLAVES
prod. no. 1035 copyright date 5May60
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
With: Peter Bull (as Haldar)
Synopsis:
Tricked by a pirate, Leif and Haldar are forced onto his ship where they
serve him as galley slaves.
(US syndication: 11May61 on WHCT-18, Hartford, Conn., Thursday 8:30pm)

1.36 [--] Tales of the Vikings: THE BARBARIAN
prod. no. 1036 copyright date 12May60
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
Guest Cast:
Patrick McGoohan
Synopsis:
Abandoned as dead on the battlefield, Leif struggles for his life and
freedom from a barbarian chieftain.
(US syndication: 26Jun61, WAGA-5, Atlanta, Georgia, Monday 7:00pm)

1.37 [--] Tales of the Vikings: THE SALT MINE
prod. no. 1037 copyright date 19May60
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
********** no synopsis available ***********

1.38 [--] Tales of the Vikings: THE MERCENARIES
prod. no. 1038 copyright date 26May60
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
Synopsis:
A man who wants to replace the present ruler trumps up a fight over a
new ax and sends for mercenaries. [TA]
(US syndication: 7Jun61, WCPO-9, Cincinnati, OH, Wed. 6:30pm)

1.39 [--] Tales of the Vikings: THE HAREM DANCER (final episode)
prod. no. 1039 copyright date 2Jun60
Starring: Jerome Courtland (as Leif Ericson)
With: Walter Barnes (as Finn), Buddy Baer,
Guest Cast:
Yvonne Monlaur ......... Shalee
Arnoldo Foa ............ Caliph
Kamala Devi ............ Dara
Synopsis:
A caliph’s daughter and his favorite dancing girl try to persuade
Leif and Finn to secure their freedom. [TA]
(US syndication: 24Jun60, KVOS-12, Bellingham, Washington, Friday at 6:30pm)
(US syndication: 14Jun61, WCPO-9, Cincinnati, OH, Wed. 6:30pm)

[--] Tales of the Vikings: THE HILL OF THE LAW
Guest Cast:
Keiron Moore .......... Otar
Synopsis:
The viscious Otar, (Keiron Moore) unfairly forces his neighbors into a blood feud,
causng several deaths. Leif intervenes, attempting to forestall further killings
by having Otar tried, judged and punished through legal means. [CCM]

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[--] Tales of the Vikings: (unknown episode title)(possibly #24)
Synopsis:
A royal captive brought from England becomes a pawn in a power play by
rival Viking chieftains.
(US syndication: Re-run 11Aug60 on WGN-9, Chicago, Ill. Thursday 7:30pm)

[--] Tales of the Vikings: (unknown episode title)
Synopsis:
Invaders bring the plague into the town of Aagen.
(US syndication:  22Mar61, WLWD-2, Dayton, OH, Wed. 6:00pm)

[--] Tales of the Vikings: (unknown episode title)
Synopsis:
A beautiful young girl enlists Leif's aid.
(US syndication: 19Apr61, WLWD-2, Dayton, OH, Wed. 6:00pm)

[--] Tales of the Vikings: (unknown episode title)
Leif tries to save a friend's life.
(US syndication: 22Mar61, WCPO-9, Cincinnati, OH, Wed. 6:30pm)


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