CTVA US/UK Anthology - "Rendezvous" (1958-59)  hosted by Charles Drake


CTVA
UK  Filmed Drama series  -  
US Anthology
Rendezvous
(anthology series)

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
D.W. McGregor, Cindy Rumbold,  Rina Fox

Dinosaur TV - Save Our Forgotten British Heritage (David Moore)
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
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RENDEZVOUS
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Edwin H. Knopf production
Rapallo Production
for
First-Run Syndication (in the USA)
Associated-Rediffusion [UK episodes]

Produced by Edwin H. Knopf (all eps)
Associate Producer Dennis O'Dell (verified ep #16)

US/UK anthology series 1958-59    41 episodes x 30 min
13 filmed in US / 28 filmed in UK
Hosted by and Starring
Charles Drake as John Burden

Directors of Photography (include)
Geoffrey Faithfull (UK episodes)
Brendan J. Stafford (UK episodes)

In the US many episodes were rerun in Syndication on "Schilling Playhouse"

Schilling Playhouse (syndicated) (1959-60) Hosted by Charles Drake - episodes first shown on "Rendezvous"

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Syndicated Program

 1.1 [--] Rendezvous: REAL LIFE (filmed in the USA)
(a.k.a. Why Doesn't Real Life Get Wise To Itself ?) 
(copyright date 19Dec58; LP#13998)
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden

1.2 [--] Rendezvous: TOO EARLY SPRING (filmed in the USA)
(copyright date 19Dec58; LP#14134)
Adapted by Mayo Simon / Story by Stephen Vincent Benet
Directed by Don Weis
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
starring
Jan Norris
(US Syndication on "Schilling Playhouse" 16Nov1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California)

1.3 [--] Rendezvous: THE INCURABLE WOUND (filmed in the USA)
(copyright date 06Dec58; LP#14135)

[--] Schilling Playhouse: MEAN MOUNTAIN
(this episode might be an aka for " "The Incurable Wound")
23Nov1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California
starring
Charles Drake
Synopsis:
An American girl's love affair with her Swiss ski instructor is marred by a tragic accident. The instructor's
brother has been killed because the girl's father was careless. [RF]

1.4 [--] Rendezvous: PARTY FOR THE KIDS (filmed in the USA)
(copyright date 05Dec58; LP# 14420)

1.5 [--] Rendezvous: THE WONDERFUL CREAM SUIT (filmed in the USA)
(copyright date 06Dec58; LP# 14421)
01Nov1959 NBC Sun WBZ-TV Boston Ma 10:30pm ET
Written by Ray Bradbury
Directed by John Newland
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
starring
Mike Kellin
Gerald Hiken
James Mitchell
Gene Saks
Lou Nova
Synopsis:
Six young men pool their money to purchase a sparkling white suit. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Six young men chip in to buy one white suit which they share among them. Their lives are changed by the suit,
but not in the way they expected. [RF]
(US Syndication on "Schilling Playhouse" 26Oct1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California)

1.6 [--] Rendezvous: THE LEDGE (a.k.a. Don't Look Down) (filmed in the USA)
(copyright date 06Dec58; LP#14422)
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
starring
Keenan Wynn
Synopsis:
A man climbs out on the ledge of a building at the 16th floor to retrieve an important paper and
becomes trapped when the window slams shut. [RF]
(US Syndication on "Schilling Playhouse" 09Nov1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California)

1.7 [--] Rendezvous: BLOWOUT (a.k.a. Deadly Game) (filmed in the USA)
(copyright date 06Dec58; LP# 14423)
Directed by John Newland
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
starring
Gary Merrill
(US Syndication on "Schilling Playhouse" 19Oct1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California)

1.8 [--] Rendezvous: IN AN EARLY WINTER (filmed in the USA)
(copyright date 12Dec58; LP#15863) (17Feb60)
Adaptation by Stephen Sondheim / Story by Roger Angell
Directed by Fielder Cook
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
starring
Kim Hunter ...... Amanda Skowran
Pat Hingle ...... Joey Skowran
Isobel Elsom .... Mrs. Skowran
Thomas Chalmers.. Lewis Skowran
Synopsis:
A husband takes his young bride to visit her in-laws at home on their Connecticut farm. She witnesses a series
of weird accidents and then realizes that she is intended as the victim of a murder plot. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A young bride is welcomed by her husband's parents, but soon begins to discover things about him that put her
in fear of her life. [RF]
(US Syndication on "Schilling Playhouse" 02Nov1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California)

1.9 [--] Rendezvous: THE FUNMASTER (filmed in the USA)
(copyright date 29Dec58; LP# 15864)
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
starring
Keenan Wynn
Synopsis:
An old-time clown has been relegated to the job of night watchman in an amusement park. When he is tormented by
children one day he turns to violence to get even. [RF]
(US Syndication on "Schilling Playhouse" 12Oct1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California)

1.10 [--] Rendezvous: ALONE (filmed in the USA)
(copyright date 06Dec58; LP#15914)
Hosted by and Starring
Charles Drake as John Burden
starring
Laraine Day
Joseph Wiseman
Synopsis:
A deserted country house is the chance meeting place for a young housewife and a desperate criminal. [RF]
(US Syndication on "Schilling Playhouse" 28Sep1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California)

1.11 [--] Rendezvous: THE SOUND OF GUNFIRE (filmed in the USA)
(copyright date 06Dec58; # 15915)
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
starring
Arthur Kennedy
Synopsis:
A blind gunslinger comes to a small town to rid it from the local outlaws. [RF]
(US Syndication on "Schilling Playhouse" 21Sep1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California)

1.12 [--] Rendezvous: A VERY FINE DEAL (filmed in the USA)
(copyright date 06Dec58; LP# 15916)
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
Guest Cast:
Bert Lahr ...... Sam
Margaret Hamilton
Synopsis:
A New York City subway-walker discovers a diamond mine beneath Central Park. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A subway track walker discovers a diamond mine beneath Central Park but nobody believes him. [RF]
(US Syndication on "Schilling Playhouse" 05Oct1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California)

1.13 [--] Rendezvous: THE WHITE CIRCLE (filmed in the USA)
(copyright date 06Dec58; LP#15917)
Produced by Howard Erskin
Teleplay by George Bellak / Story by John Bell Clayton
Directed by Joseph Anthony
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
starring
Tom Halloran
Gene Lyons
Bill Quinn

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Production moves to England
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Some episodes were repeated on ITV during the actors strike Jan-May 1962

1.14 [--] Rendezvous: THE TREASURE (filmed in the UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Directed by Fletcher Markle
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
Guest cast:
Andre Van Gyseghem
Francoise Christophe
Synopsis:
During World War II, John Burden meets an eccentric French nobleman who thinks more of his wine cellar than
of his beautiful young wife. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
An American in France meets a nobleman who values his wine cellar about his beautiful wife. Later he gives
his house key, which opens all doors, to the visitor and the question is ... will the man visit the wine cellar
or the wife? [RF]
(US Syndication on "Schilling Playhouse" 21Dec1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California)

1.15 [--] Rendezvous: LONDON IN THE SPRING (filmed in the UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Directed by Pat Jackson
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
Synopsis:
A secretary in love with her playboy boss has a date with him. [RF]
(US syndication: 27Dec59 NBC Sat WBZ-TV Boston Mass 10:30pm ET)

1.16 [--] Rendezvous: END OF A GOOD MAN (filmed in UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Associate Producer Dennis O'Dell
Directed by Pat Jackson
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
with:
Peter O'Toole ............. Larry Dunne
Jack Cunningham ........... Doc Ryan
Desmond Perry ............. Tomasheen
Patrick Jordan ............ Seamus O'Neill
Ronan O'Casey ............. Mickey Shean
Brian O'Higgins ........... Da' Dunne
Harry Towb ................ Pat
Synopsis:
John Burden is in Galway, Ireland, looking for a story. Doc Ryan's bar seems to be the most promising source,
for the local pigeon fanciers are gathered there and it seems a race has been planned.
(UK: 22Feb61 ITV A-R London, Wed 10:35 pm)
Synopsis 2:
The owner of the fastest racing pigeon in all Ireland, is upset when his bird comes in sight first in a race,
but perches on a roof before the finish lines. [RF]
(US Syndication on "Schilling Playhouse" 14Mar1960 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California)

1.17 [--] Rendezvous: TWO PER CENT INSPIRATION (filmed in the UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Producer Edwin H. Knopf
Written by Bill Strutton
Directed by Charles Frend
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
starring
Ian Bannen ......... Hugh Sistel
Shirley Dixon ...... Helga
David Courtney ..... Geoff
Jacques Cey ........ Jules
Gaylord Cavallaro .. Sailor
Max Faulkner ....... Hank
Ryck Rydon ......... Mike
Anthony Shepard .... Postman
Lillianne Sottane .. French Nurse
Bob Gallico ........ Red Cross Orderly
Beryl Hardy
Billy Milton
Synopsis:
During World War II, a prisoner of war in Italy conducts a romance through the mail. [RF]
(UK: ITV 27Apr60)
Synopsis:
An artist is haunted by the memory of his friend's jilted girl. During the war a man corresponds with a girl
and things get up to the point of love. When he gets a picture of the girl he decides to abandon the mail romance.
His pal decides to look up the girl after the war and finds he is in love with her. [RF]
(US Syndication on "Schilling Playhouse" 04Jan1960 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California)

1.18 [--] Rendezvous: NEXT TIME YOU'LL SEE VENICE -or- NEXT TIME YOU SEE VENICE (filmed in UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Producer Edwin H. Knopf
Written by Leslie Fuller
Directed by Robert Day
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
starring
Betta St. John ..... Maria Carmona
Gordon Tanner ...... Fred Carmona
Derek Sydney ....... Ruggero Licari
Larry Taylor ....... Giorgio Abato
Eileen Way ......... Signora Zampino
John Longden ....... Sampenza Tosca
Irene Prador ....... Antonetta Musetta
Andreas Malandrinos ... Piero Lupato
Leonard Sachs ...... Ludivico Russi
Roger Delgado ...... Gallo Briganti
Carlo Borelli ...... Don Guilliano
Tommy Duggan ....... Pietro
Jeanette Bradbury .. Child
Gilda Emmanuelli ... Child
Ina Wiata .......... Venician
Synopsis:
An American couple of Italian descent are touring Italy. They have a choice between taking a letter to the people
of Buonterra or posting it and going on to Venice. Their decision involves them in unforeseen complications.
(UK: 18Sep60 ITV Tyne-Tees, Sunday 7:30pm)
Synopsis 2:
An American couple finds new meaning in life after spending a night in an Italian village. They have come
prepared to give a gift to the people of the town only to find out that the gift does not make sense. [RF]
(US Syndication on "Schilling Playhouse" 22Feb1960 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California)

1.19 [--] Rendezvous: THE ROAD BETWEEN (filmed in UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Directed by Allan Davis
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
Guest Cast:
Leslie Dwyer .............. Driver
Sean Kelly ................ Johnny
Samantha Eggar ............ Joan
Lionel Jeffries ........... Roger
Peter Collingwood ......... Peter
The bus on which Johnny and Joan are eloping to Gretna Green, Scotland, is involved in a crash. When the pair recover
consciousness they and the other passengers see that the bus bears no signs of a collision, but the driver tells them
of their fate. (UK: 14Jun61 ITV A-R London, Wed 10:35 pm)

1.20 [--] Rendezvous: THE MAGIC TOUCH (filmed in UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Directed by Charles Frend
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
Guest Cast:
John Turner
Synopsis:
Professional honor prevents one magician from asking another how he does an amazing card trick. Unable to solve
the baffling trick, one magician holes up in his room and refuses to accept jobs. [RF]
(US syndication on "Scilling Playhouse" 18Jan1960 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California)

1.21 [--] Rendezvous: MOMMA PONTANI (filmed in UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Directed by Pat Jackson
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
Guest Cast:
Lilly Kann ............. Momma Pontani
Julie Hopkins .......... Maria
Charles Drake .......... Lieutenant
Maurice Kaufman ........ Guilio
Synopsis:
Two graves on an Italian hill-top. In one lies Momma Pontini's husband, in the other, Johnnie an American airman,
both shot by the Germans after betrayal. Guilio, Momma Pontini's son is suspect - suddenly Momma is faced
with a strange decision.
(UK: 21Jan60 ITV A-R London)
(UK: 24Aug61 ITV A-R London, Thur 11.07PM)(repeat)

1.22 [--] Rendezvous: THE RED SHIRT (filmed in UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Directed by Pat Jackson
Hosted by and Starring
Charles Drake as John Burden
guest cast:
Margalo Gilmore
David Knight
Greyford Cavalier  (aka Gaylord Cavallaro)
Synopsis:
A lonely woman finds herself involved in a major problem as she sets out to buy a red shirt for an acquaintance
who is going away. [RF]
(US Syndication on "Schilling Playhouse" 14Dec1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California)

1.23 [--] Rendezvous: LESSON IN GREED (filmed in UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Directed by Pat Jackson
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
(US Syndication on "Schilling Playhouse" 15Feb1960 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California)

1.24 [--] Rendezvous: THE MATADOR FROM MASSACHUETTS (filmed in UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
Synopsis:
Harold Bell arrives in Madrid to meet Mr. Chadangle and Senor Paraguas who are to introduce him to bullfighting in
Spain. Harold has brought with him his scrapbook with press cuttings from his days as a bullfighter in Mexico,
where he spent his last three vacations. Now Paraguas informs Harold that his debut as a bullfighter in Spain
is scheduled for the coming Saturday.

1.25 [--] Rendezvous: ONCE A HORSEPLAYER (filmed in UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Produced by Edwin H. Knopf
Written by NOT KNOWN
Directed by Charles Frend
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
Guest Cast:
Maire Kean ................ Widow Dooney
Peter O'Toole ............. Patrick O'Toole
Bartlett Mullins .......... Ed Riley
Joan Phillips ............. Maggie Dooney
Tony Quinn ................ Cafferty
Meryl Gourley ............. Miss Flanagan
John Lewis ................ Postman
Synopsis:
A postcard is delivered at the house of Widow Dooney, and her daughter, Maggie, in a small town in Ireland.
The postcard tells of a visit by Ed Riley, who was once in love with Widow Dooney before he went to America
30 years before to make his fortune. When Ed arrives there is no sign of Widow Dooney or Maggie, for they too,
have gone to make their fortune.
(UK: 03Mar61 ITV A-R London, Fri 11:30 pm)
(UK: 12Dec61 ITV Tyne-Tees, Tue 7:30pm)

[26] Rendezvous: COTCH'S CATCH (filmed in UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Directed by Fletcher Markle
Hosted by and Starring
Charles Drake as John Burden
starring
Paul Massie
Dora Bryan
John Sebastian
Synopsis:
In order to obtain a job in English movies, an American actor has to get married in order to get his work permit,
so he agrees to wed the first woman who will have him. A fortyish taxi driver turns out to be willing but at the
prenuptial dinner things take a strange turn. [RF]
(US Syndication on "Schilling Playhouse" 01Feb1960 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California)

1.27 [--] Rendezvous: THE STRAY CAT (filmed in UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Produced by Edwin H. Knopf
Associate Producer Dennis O'Dell
Directed by Pat Jackson
Hosted by Charles Drake as John Burden
(Charles Drake NOT starring in this episode - Host only)
Starring
Gladys Cooper
Peter Bull
Frank Sieman
Synopsis:
Walter lives alone with his elderly stepmother, Helen. Both hate each other. Walter reads that a leopard has escaped
from a circus. He later finds it in the cellar of the house. Later, placing meat on the stairs to his stepmother's
room, Walter goes upstairs, says goodnight to her and, leaving the door ajar, goes downstairs and lets the animal loose,
before going out ...
(UK: 28Dec60 ITV Tyne-Tees, Wed 10:35 pm)

1.28 [--] Rendezvous: MURDER IN BERKELEY SQUARE (filmed in UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Directed by Charles Frend
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden

1.29 [--] Rendezvous: THE EXECUTIONER (filmed in the UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Producer Edwin H. Knopf
Written by Bill Strutton
Directed by Pat Jackson
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
starring
Patrick McGoohan .... Gilbert Stoner
Christopher Rhodes .. Brosset
Howard Lang ......... Goddard
Michael Gough ....... Scionneau
Michael Ripper ...... Jules
Brian Worth ......... Herve
Stanley Van Beers ... Charles
David Lawton ........ Paris Policeman
Jay Denyer .......... Mountain Policeman
Synopsis:
An ex-member of the French Underground risks his life when he accuses a group of his wartime comrades of murder. [RF]
(US Syndication on "Schilling Playhouse" 08Feb1960 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California)

1.30 [--] Rendezvous: ALFY'S TULIP (filmed in UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Produced by Edwin H. Knopf
Screenplay by Stanley Mann
Directed by John Gilling
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
Guest Cast:
Bert Lahr .......... Alfie
Lionel Murton ...... Ben
Aletha Orr ......... Mary
Kay Callard ........ Mrs. Ben
C. Denier Warren ... Reverend
Gordon Tanner ...... Harrison
John Bay ........... Man
Bill Nagy .......... Policeman
Ryck Rydon ......... First Man
Robert McKenzie .... Announcer
Synopsis:
Meek and mild little man Alfy was henpecked. His wife did not nag him, she just cried and made him feel he was being
cruel to her. But there comes a last time for everything and strangely enough that is why Alfy is appearing
on a television programme called men without "Men without Fear". [DWMcG]

1.31 [--] Rendezvous: BLIND LANDING (filmed in UK)
26Aug1959
Produced by Edwin Knopf
Based on the short story "Beware of the Dog" by Roald Dahl.
Directed by Pat Jackson
Hosted by and Starring
Charles Drake as John Burden
starring
Charles Drake ....
John Lee ......... Flight Lt. Roberts
John Stride ...... Leader
Lorraine Clewos .. Nurse
Synopsis:
Hospital officials tell an RAF Pilot, who bailed out over the English Channel, that he's in Dover. [RF]
(US syndication: 30Dec59 NBC Wed WCSH-TV, Portland Maine 7pm ET)
Synopsis 2:
A RAF pilot bails out over the English Channel and regains consciousness in a hospital where everyone seems to
be keeping something from him. Shotdown by a German plane, an RAF Spitfire pilot manages to bail out over the
English Channel. He regains consciousness in a hospital and is told he is in Dover. Sensing that many little
things are wrong with his situation, the pilot crawls out of bed and to a window while the nurse
is out of the room. It is then he knows for sure that his situation is omnious. [RF]
(US Syndication airing on "Schilling Playhouse" 25Jan60.)

1.32 [--] Rendezvous: THE DODO (filmed in UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Producer Edwin H. Knopf
Written by Stanley Mann
Directed by Charles Frend
Hosted by and Starring
Charles Drake as John Burden
starring
Mike Gowdy
Donald Pleasance ... Potter
Lois Maxwell ....... Mother
James Luck ......... Boy
Gordon Tanner ...... Father
Kynaston Reeves .... Benson
Frazer Hines ....... 1st Bully
Ross Yeo ........... 2nd Bully
Synopsis:
The story of an old man and a young boy - one who finds a rare stamp and the other who will do anything in his
power to have the stamp for his own collection.
Synopsis 2:
A small boy's passion for collecting stamps leads him into a strange adventure. An American boy living in England
with his parents finds it hard to make friends so he begins a stamp collection. An old man, also a collector,
comes to visit and goes into a frenzy of rage when he things the boy has a rare stamp and refuses to show it to him. [RF]
(*US Syndication airing on "Schilling Playhouse" 11Jan60)

1.33 [--] Rendezvous: THE IMMORTAL GORDINI (filmed in UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Produced by Edwin H. Knopf
Written by NOT KNOWN
Directed by Pat Jackson
Hosted by and Starring
Charles Drake as John Burden
Guest Cast:
Leslie Dwyer ......... Gordini
Gaylord Cavallaro .... Hugo
Jean Aubrey .......... May
Denis Shaw ........... Clift
Michael Rathbone ..... Luke
Tony Doonan .......... Pierre
Synopsis:
The Gordinis are tight-wire walkers, but more than that they are an act which
has been handed down from father to son through generations. Feighning
drunkeness they clown through the act, alternately things are not so marvellous,
and it is all because of May. [DWMcG]
Synopsis 2:
Torn by the conflicting demands of his father and his wife, a high-wire performer becomes reckless during a performance.
(*US Syndication airing on "Schilling Playhouse" 28Dec59)

1.34 [--] Rendezvous: THE BIG MIRACLE (filmed in UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Directed by Robert Day
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
Guest Cast:
Ronald Allen ......... Christopher Johns
Louise Collins ....... Mary Johns
Christine Wollaston .. Jennifer
Tom Busby ............ First Father
Kerrigan Prescott .... Second Father
Maurice Lane ......... Telegraph Boy
Tucker McGuire ....... Nurse
Barbara Shelley ...... Rhonda Johns
Archie Duncan ........ Dr. Saunders
Susan Crawford ....... Second Nurse
Synopsis:
Christopher and Mary Johns lose the baby they had so longed for, and Mary is told she may never have another child.
It seems the end of the world for her, but the answer to her sorrow comes in the form of a little unwanted girl
called Jennifer.
(UK: 06Apr60 ITV A-R, London)
(UK: 15Sep61 ITV A-R, London, Fri 11:40 pm)(repeat)

1.35 [--] Rendezvous: SCREAMING WOMAN (filmed in the UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
Guest Cast:
Norah Hammond (imdb)
Synopsis:
A young girl is not believed when she tries to get help for a woman who she claims is buried alive. [RF]
(US syndication: 23Dec59 NBC Wed WCSH-TV Portland Me. 7pm ) [RF]

1.36 [--] Rendezvous (anthology): LONDON-NEW YORK (filmed in the UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Produced by Edwin H. Knopf
Directed by Fletcher Markle
Hosted by and Starring: Charles Drake as John Burden
Guest Cast:
Patricia Neal ......... Kate Merlin
Peter O'Toole ......... John
Pamela Alan ........... Miss Kit
George Patterson ...... Elderly Man
Max Faulkner .......... Official
Audrey Nicholson ...... Miss Sloan
Virginia Bedard ....... Elderly Woman
Reginald Hearne ....... Fellow Passenger
Moira Lynd ............ Hysterical Woman
Synopsis:
At London Airport there has been a delay for 15 hours due to fog. Passengers for flight 100 London-New York are
grumbling - but at last they are about to take off. Among them is the attractive Kate Merlin. Perhaps had she
known the events the journey had in store, she would not have worried about the plane's delay - or would she?
(UK: 23Aug61 ITV Tyne-Tees, Wed 11.07PM)
(UK: 23Feb63 ITV A-R London UK, Fri 11.45PM)(repeat)
Synopsis 2:
A lady killer fails to break the ice with a beautiful woman on a plane even after a near-crash throws them
into an embrace. [RF]
(US Syndication on "Schilling Playhouse" 29Feb1960 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California)

1.37 [--] Rendezvous : MARKHEIM (filmed in the UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
04Nov1959 NBC Wed WBZ-TV Boston, Ma
Adapted from the story by Robert Louis Stevenson [RF]
Directed by Charles Frend
Hosted by and Starring
Charles Drake as John Burden
Guest cast:
Kay Callard ...... Carla
Charles Gray ..... Markheim
Synopsis 1:
During a New Orleans Mardi Gras Markheim loses all his money and is forced to adopt desperate measures to
regain his wealth.
Synopsis 2:
A stranger offers to help a man whom he has just seen commit murder.
(US syndication: 15May60 NBC Sun WBZ-TV Boston Mass 10:30 pm ET)

1.38 [--] Rendezvous: MEAN MOUNTAIN (filmed in UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
Directed by Pat Jackson
Hosted by Charles Drake as John Burden
starring Charles Drake
Synopsis:
An American girl's love affair with her Swiss ski instructor is marred by a tragic accident. The instructor's
brother has been killed because the girl's father was careless. [RF]

1.39 [--] Rendezvous: LONDON IN SPRING (filmed in the UK)
Filmed Circa 1959
starring
Mel Ferrer
Synopsis:
A man about town doesn't learn until almost too late that his trusted secretary is in love with him and he with her. [RF]
(US Syndication on "Schilling Playhouse" 07Mar1960 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California)

1.40 [--] Rendezvous: THE HANGING OF ALFRED WADHAM (filmed in the UK)
Producer Edwin H. Knopf
Short story by E.F. Benson
Directed by Pat Jackson
starring
Patrick McGoohan ...... Priest

1.41 [--] Rendezvous: CAPTAIN CASANOVA (half-hour pilot film) (filmed in the UK)
Produced by Denis O'Dell
(previously an Associate Producer on "Rendezvous")
Directed by Peter Graham Scott
starring
Charles Drake (not in his usual "Rendezvous" character)
Synopsis:
A reporter is drawn into a phony cloak-and-dagger mystery when he is given an envelope to deliver he is followed
by a femme fatale and winds up losing the envelope to the girl. [RF]
(US Syndication on "Schilling Playhouse" 07Dec1959 Mon 7pm KRCA Long Beach California)

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