CTVA US Adventure - "Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers" (1956-57) starring Philip Carey

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Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (1956-57)  -   Philip Marlowe (1959-60)
Tales of the
77th Bengal Lancers
(1956-57)

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, Jim Brent, Sal Crisanti, Tom Alger
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

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TALES OF THE 77th BENGAL LANCERS
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Lancer Productions, Inc.
Screen Gems Filmed Presentation
for
NBC (Sundays 7:00 pm EST)
Produced by
Herbert B. Leonard
Series Created by/Associate Producer
Douglas Heyes
Assistant to the Producer Louis B. Appleton

US Adventure series 1956-57  26 episodes x 30 min
Starring:

Philip Carey as Lt. Michael Rhodes
Warren Stevens as Lt. William Storm
Patrick Whyte as Col. Standish

Premise:
This new half-hour series stars Phil Carey and Warren Stevens as
lieutenants of the 77th Bengal Lancers. Though the outfit is a
fictitious one, the adventures are based on real happenings in the
famed Bengal Lancers cavalry during the late 1800's in India.
The setting is Fort Oghora, headquarters of the 77th Bengal Lancers.
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DIRECTORS INCLUDED:
DOUGLAS HEYES, ROBERT G. WALKER, LEW LANDERS
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WRITERS INCLUDED:
DOUGLAS HEYES, JENNINGS COBB, LEE ERWIN
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FILM EDITOR: JOSEPH SILVER
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PHOTOGRAPHY: FRED JACKMAN, JR.
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TECHNICAL ADVISOR: MAJOR H.H. WHYTE, LATE 2/16 PUNJAB REGIMENT
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FILMING LOCATION:
VASQUEZ ROCKS AND SURROUNDING AREA, AGUA DULCE, CALIFORNIA
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NOTE:
SCREEN GEMS PRODUCTIONS CONSTRUCTED A FORT FOR THE SERIES NEAR VASQUEZ
ROCKS AT A COST OF$117,843.17

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NBC Sundays 7:00 pm Eastern

  [01] 77th Bengal Lancers: THE REGIMENT (1956)
 21Oct56 NBC Sunday     
     DIRECTED BY DOUGLAS HEYES.
WRITTEN BY DOUGLAS HEYES.
GUEST CAST:
PATRIC KNOWLES.....AS CAPT. NEAL CHENEY,
JEAN BYRON,
MEL WELLS,
JOANNA BARNES,
RECURRING CAST:
PATRICK WHYTE.....AS COL. STANDISH.
SYNOPSIS 1:
LT. WILLIAM STORM IS ASSIGNED TO THE 77TH BENGAL LANCERS AT FORT OGHORA,
IN THE NORTHWEST PROVINCE OF INDIA, REPLACING AN OFFICER WITH AN
OUTSTANDING MILITARY RECORD. HIS NAME, CAPT. NEAL CHENEY. LT. MICHAEL
RHODES IS AWARE OF STORM'S FLAMBOYANT REPUTATION, AND TRIES TO CONFORM
TO THE WAYS OF THE BENGAL LANCERS. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
An aging officer leads his troops for the last time before retiring. [JB]

[02] 77th Bengal Lancers: THE PAWN (1956)
28Oct56 NBC Sunday (Network rerun 21Apr57)
DIRECTED BY ROBERT G. WALKER.
TELEPLAY BY DOUGLAS HEYES AND PATRICK WHYTE
FROM A STORY BY PATRICK WHYTE.
Guest Cast:
Edward Ashley (as Rajah Chettrigunj)
Jan Arvan (as Ranjit Singh)
Paul Playdon (as Ram Lal)
Reginald Sheffeld (as Fitzgerald)
LARRY JOHNS,
LITA MILAN,
RECURRING CAST:
PATRICK WHYTE.....AS COL. STANDISH.
Synopsis 1:
Lts. Rhodes and Storm are assigned to get the young nephew of the Maharajah
of Ranigunj out of the country before he is murdered by a jealous older
cousin. [JB/TA]
Synopsis 2:
RHODES AND STORM ATTEMPT TO RESCUE THE NEPHEW OF A DYING RAJA. THE
YOUNG BOY IS THE NEXT IN LINE TO TAKE OVER THE THROWN AND IS DANGER
FROM INSIDE PALACE INTERESTS. [SC]
 
[03] 77th Bengal Lancers: THE HOSTAGE
4Nov56 NBC Sunday (Network rerun 28Apr57)
Guest Cast:
Kathleen Crowley
Brett Halsey
Norman Fredric
Frank de Kova
Ted Hecht
Synopsis:
A white woman is killed by a member of Chief Mailk's tribe. Following an old
tribal custom, the chief has the murderer killed, then brings the body to
the fort. Shortly after this, one of the Bengal Lancers accidentally kills
a native woman. The Chief demands revenge. [JB/TA]
      
[04] 77th Bengal Lancers: THE STEEL BRACELET (1956)
 11Nov56 NBC Sunday
   DIRECTED BY ROBERT G. WALKER.
TELEPLAY BY DOUGLAS HEYES
STORY BY LEE ERWIN.
Guest Cast:
Eva Gabor
Abraham Sofaer
JOHN HUBBARD, GEORGE KEYMAS.
RECURRING CAST:
PATRICK WHYTE...AS COLONEL STANDISH.
SYNOPSIS 1:
RHODES AND STORM ARE ON LEAVE, AND GET INVOLVED WITH AN ASSASSINATION
PLOT OF A BRITISH OFFICIAL CONCIEVED BY AN OLD SCHOOL MATE OF
LT.STORM. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
While vacationing in Balipur, Lts. Rhodes and Storm learn of a plot
to assassinate the British Resident, Sir Richard Blood. When a
beautiful girl tries to warn the victim's aide, she is marked for murder. [JB]
  
[05] 77th Bengal Lancers: THE TRAITOR   
18Nov56 NBC Sunday (Network rerun 05May57)
Guest Cast:
Michael Ansara
Millie Doff
Douglass Dumbrille
Richard Avonde
Lts. Rhodes and Storm are sent to lead the honor guard of a British
caravan traveling through Mohmand territory. They arrive at the
caravan to find the commissioner dead and the money carried by the caravan gone. [JB]
        
[06] 77th Bengal Lancers: THE STEPPING STONE (1956) 
     25Nov56 NBC Sunday (Network rerun 12May57)
DIRECTED BY DOUGLAS HEYES.
WRITTEN BY JENNINGS COBB.
GUEST CAST:
John Sutton , FRANCIS ROBINSON, Edgar Barrier
BAYNES BARRON.
RECURRING CAST:
PATRICK WHYTE...AS COLONEL STANDISH.
SYNOPSIS 1:
RHODES AND STORM MUST CONTEND WITH A FELLOW OFFICER WHO WAS REFUSED
A PROMOTIONAL TRANFER. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
An ambitious captain applies for a promotion. When it is rejected, he
blames his aides, Lts. Rhodes and Storm, because he believes they have
turned the commander against him. [JB]

[07] 77th Bengal Lancers: CHALLENGE OF CHUNDRA SINGH 
 02Dec56 NBC Sunday (Network rerun 19May57)
      Guest Cast:
Jay Novello
Ricky Vera
The regimental cook's one desire is to have his son become a Bengal Lancer. [JB]

[08] 77th Bengal Lancers: THE WEAKLING 
09Dec56 NBC Sunday (Network rerun 26May57)  
Guest Cast:
William Bryant
John Trayne
Michael Carr
During a campaign against the Afridis, Lts. Rhodes and Storm and
another Bengal Lancer are briefed on the location of ammunition dumps.
The third Lancer is captured, and under torture tells the Afridis
where the ammunition is hidden. [JB]
   
[09] 77th Bengal Lancers: THE HANDMAIDEN
  16Dec56 NBC Sunday  
     Guest Cast:
Not known  
Lts. Rhodes and Storm rescue a young girl who had been captured by
Feroze Khan. They want to send her back to her home village, but the
girl insists on staying there to serve them. [JB]

[10] 77th Bengal Lancers: SHADOW OF THE IDOL 
23Dec56 NBC Sunday (Network rerun 02Jun57) 
Guest Cast:
Sean McClory (as Capt. Clary)
June Vincent (as Patricia Regan)
Harvey Grant (as Emmett Regan)   
The Lancers plan to erect a fort on the border between English and
Indian territory, after they successfully negotiate a peace treaty
with Faizal Khan. Their plans are disrupted by one of Faizal's chiefs. [JB]
  
[11] 77th Bengal Lancers: GOLDEN RING 
30Dec56 NBC Sunday (Originally scheduled for 02Dec56, postponed)   
    Guest Cast:
Patricia Medina
Ted de Corsia
Mildred von Hollen
Walter Kingsford
Foreign agents who are planning to capture the Khyber Pass learn that
their plan is going to be revealed to the British. Lts. Rhodes and
Storm become innocently involved in the intrigue. [JB]

[12] 77th Bengal Lancers: THE MAHARANI
   6Jan57 NBC Sunday     
Guest Cast:
Patricia Morison
Richard Stapley
Joseph Granby
Bernie Gozier        
After her husband is assassinated, the Maharani of Bwanipur asks the
Bengal Lancers for help in keeping order during an emergency. Col.
Standish sends Lt. Storm and Lt. Rhodes to her aid. [JB]

[13] 77th Bengal Lancers: THE GENTLE VISE   
13Jan57 NBC Sunday
      Guest Cast:
Not known    
Lt. Rhodes finds himself part of a matrimonial triangle, much to his
surprise. The wife of one of his fellow officers is so eager to get
her husband transferred that she fabricates a romance with Rhodes. [JB]

[14] 77th Bengal Lancers: SILENT TRUMPET    
20Jan57 NBC Sunday
      Guest Cast:
Not known      
A Bengal Lancer is killed by marauding Bungashes. Believing the army is
really responsible, the Lancer's teenage son runs away from camp. [JB]

[15] 77th Bengal Lancers: CECIL OF KABUL 
27Jan57 NBC Sunday
      Guest Cast:
Reginald Denny (as the General)
A heroic old general who arrives at Fort Oghora on his last tour of
inspection prior to retiring from the service. Lts. Rhodes and Storm
are first irritated by the old soldier's blustery manner, then become
alarmed when he decides to lead the Lancers in a campaign. [JB]

[16] 77th Bengal Lancers: THE BARBARIAN 
  03Feb57 NBC Sunday 
      Guest Cast:
Nestor Paiva (as Anand)
Eugene Iglesias (as Dharam Khalal)
Lydia Stevens (as Ravi Dattu)
Jan Arvan (as Rissaldar Chatinjali)
Pat O'Hara (as Sir Geoffrey Boyd-Wallace)
A young Indian officer appears to be seeking his own destruction by
taking needless chances in battle. Lts. Storm and Rhodes discover the
reason behind his apparent foolhardiness. [JB]
  
[17] 77th Bengal Lancers: THE IMPOSTER
10Feb57 NBC Sunday
Guest Cast:
Rex Reason
Leon Askin
Morris Ankrum
Michael Carr 
(No synopsis)
     
[18] 77th Bengal Lancers: TEST OF A TITAN    
17Feb57 NBC Sunday
Guest Cast
      Mike Lane
In a match between the Afridis and the Lancers, Najier Khan defeats
the strongest lancer wrestler. Unhappy because of the loss of prestige,
Lt. Storm looks for and finally locates a man strong enough to defeat
Najier. [JB]

[19] 77th Bengal Lancers: THE ENEMY 
  24Feb57 NBC Sunday   
      Guest Cast:
Damian O'Flynn
Angela Greene
Michael Ansara
James Lamphier
Michael Carr
An Afridi chieftain asks that a medical station be set up in his
territory. Lts. Rhodes and Storm are assigned to accompany the doctor
sent to do this. [JB]

[20] 77th Bengal Lancers: THE RELENTLESS MAN     
03Mar57 NBC Sunday
Guest Cast
John Dehner
James Seay
Michael Carr
A visiting major recognizes one of the soldiers as a man who deserted
from his regiment several years before. He demands that the man be
court-martialed. [JB]
     
[21] 77th Bengal Lancers: THE COURTSHIP OF COLONEL STANDISH        
10Mar57 NBC Sunday 
Guest Cast:
Lou Krugman (as Mohammed Akbar)
Queenie Leonard (as Caroline Wright)
Roy Erwin (as Yasin Karim)
Michael Carr (as Noor Ali)
An Afridi chief wanted by the British takes refuge in a mission run
by an attractive widow. [TA/JB]]
(repeat aired 19Feb61 on WBRC-6, Birmingham, Ala., Sunday at 1:00pm)

[22] 77th Bengal Lancers: THE PIT OF FIRE      
17Mar57 NBC Sunday 
      GS: Not known  
Lts. Rhodes and Storm find their fight against terrorists of the Shiva
Cult hampered by a visiting tycoon. The tycoon is a munitions
manufacturer who does not want the cult suppressed. [JB]

[23] 77th Bengal Lancers: THE GLASS NECKLACE
  24Mar57 NBC Sunday 
Guest Cast:
Abraham Sofaer
Lee Aaker
Mel Welles  
Lts. Rhodes and Storm go on a much-needed vacation. On the train they
meet a jewel merchant and after their arrival in Nagapur are summoned
by the chief of police. Their traveling acquaintance has been murdered.[JB]
    
[24] 77th Bengal Lancers: TEN THOUSAND RUPEES (1957) 
31Mar57 NBC Sunday
DIRECTED BY DOUGLAS HEYES.
TELEPLAY BY DOUGLAS HEYES
STORY BY JOHN O'DEA AND LEE BERG.
Guest Cast:   
Joseph Vitale
Terrence de Marney
JAMES LAMPHIER, MICHAEL CARR,
MEL WELLS, JAY X. BRANDS.
RECURRING CAST:
PATRICK WHYTE...AS COLONEL STANDISH.
SYNOPSIS 1:
RHODES AND STORM ARE ON A MISSION TO DELIVER A VALUABLE GIFT TO A
CHILDISH-LIKE MAHARANI. WHILE ON THEIR TRIP THEY ENCOUNTER A STARVING
TRIBE AND USE THE GIFT TO BARGIN FOR FOOD SUPPLIES FOR NATIVES. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Lts. Rhodes and Storm are commissioned to deliver a precious vase to
the Maharajah of Jorhat. The vase is a token of Britain's friendship
and very valuable. But on the way, the two men come upon a destitute
tribe and in order to buy supplies sell the vase. [JB]
   
[25] 77th Bengal Lancers: AKBAR THE GREAT   
   07Apr57 NBC Sunday    
Guest Cast:
      Lou Krugman (as Mohammed Akbar)
Roy Erwin (as Yasin Karim)
Paul Picerni (as Jaffar Kul Sidri)
Thom McKee )as Abdul Sakan)
Jaffar Kul Sidri leads a band of Afridi and overthrows ruthless
Mohammed Akbar. Sidri gurantees to maintain peace with the help of
Col. Standish. But Akbar captures Lts. Rhodes and Storm and offers
to make a deal with the colonel. [JB]

[26] 77th Bengal Lancers: THE INCONSTANT MOON
14Apr57 NBC Sundays
A girl who has witnessed a murder, is induced by the killer to confess
to the crime and take a long trip abroad. He assures her he will care
for her parents for the rest of their lives. But in India an attempt
is made to murder her, and Lt. Rhodes saves her life and seeks a
solution to the problem. [JB]

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Reruns on NBC (21Apr57-02Jun57)
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21Apr57    The Pawn (Rerun, original air date 28Oct56)
28Apr57    The Hostage (Rerun, original air date 04Nov56)
05May57    The Traitor (Rerun, original air date 18Nov56)
12May57    The Stepping Stone (Rerun, original air date 25Nov56)
19May57    Challenge of Chundra Singh (Rerun, original air date 02Dec56)
26May57    The Weakling (Rerun, original air date 09Dec56)
02Jun57    Shadow of the Idol (Rerun, original air date 23Dec56)


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