CTVA US Adventure - "The Aquanauts"/"Malibu Run" (ZIV-UA/Ivan Tors/CBS)(1960-61) Keith Larsen, Ron Ely

CTVA
The Classic TV Archive - US Adventure series

The Aquanauts/
Malibu Run
(1960-61)

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, New York, Tom Alger, Rina Fox, Harry Toy
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
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THE AQUANAUTS (eps 1-19) MALIBU RUN (eps 20-32)
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Ivan Tors Productions
ZIV Television Programs, Inc/ United Artists Television
for
CBS (Wednesdays 7:30pm EST)

US Underwater Adventure series 1960-61 32 episodes x 60 min bw
release date 14Sep60
Starring

Keith Larsen as Drake Andrews (eps 1-14)
Ron Ely as Mike Madison (eps 15-32)
Jeremy Slate as Larry Lahr

Charles Thompson as The Captain (1961)

Premise:
Adventures of professional divers in Honolulu, Hawaii ("The Aquanauts")
then Malibu, California ("Malibu Run")

The only one-hour series to come out of ZIV.

Music by Andre Previn

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CBS Wednesdays 7:30pm Eastern

[01] The Aquanauts: PARADIVERS
14Sep60 CBS
GS: Larry Pennell, Edward Binns, Sarah Marshall

[02] The Aquanauts: COLLISION
21Sep60 CBS GS: Harry Townes, Leslie Parrish

[03] The Aquanauts: RENDEZVOUS: 22 FATHOMS
28Sep60 CBS
GS: Richard Carlson, Gerald Mohr

[04] The Aquanauts: SAFECRACKER
5Oct60 CBS
GS: Keenan Wynn, Patricia Cutts, John Sutton

1.05 [--] The Aquanauts: DEEP ESCAPE
12Oct60 CBS
Staring: Keith Larsen (as Drake) & Jeremy Slate (as Larry)
Guest Cast:
Paul Henried (as Richard Nincel)
Lynn Bari
Joyce Meadows
Mort Mills,
Industrialist Richard Nincel hires Andrews to aid in a search for
the lost city of Atlantis. Nincel seems to be the very model of a
gentleman until they get out in Mid-Atlantic waters.

[06] The Aquanauts: THE STOWAWAY
19Oct60 CBS
GS: Dean Jones, Alfred Ryder, Pippa Scott

1.07 [--] The Aquanauts: DISASTER BELOW 
ZIV-Ivan Tors prod.
26Oct60 CBS Wed
Staring: Keith Larsen (as Drake) & Jeremy Slate (as Larry)   
Guest Cast:
Jo Morrow .............. Jeannie Pearson
Richard Eastham ........ Sunclair
John Hackett ........... Frank
Hal Hamilton ........... Doctor
Synopsis:
Tidal waves hit Los Angeles harbor, and Drake and Larry are hired by the Coast
Guard to direct underwater salvage work. They've got a priority list, but right
off the bat they're approached by a man named Sunclair who want's his boat
recovered first. [TA]
 
[08] The Aquanauts: ARMS OF VENUS
9Nov60 CBS
GS: Everett Sloane, Chana Eden, Thomas Gomez, Ned Glass

1.09 [--] The Aquanauts: NIGHT DIVE
16Nov60 CBS Wed (rerun 18Jan61)
Staring: Keith Larsen (as Drake) & Jeremy Slate (as Larry)  
Guest cast:
Sam Levene .......... Lieutenant Maderas
Frank Albertson ..... Mr. Linden
Robert Gothie ....... Allan Royal
Diana Millay
Sue Randall
Jennifer West
Synopsis:
Drake dives to retrive a capsule that was electronically released from a
missile high above the ocean. This time the passenger was a dummy -
tomorrow it will be man. [RF]

[10] The Aquanauts: THE CAVEDIVERS
7Dec60 CBS
GS: Charles Bronson, Paula Raymond, Robert Knapp

[11] The Aquanauts: THE BIG SWIM
14Dec60 CBS
GS: Brad Dexter, Burt Reynolds, Annette Driggers, Donna Douglas,
Valerie Allen

1.12 [--] The Aquanauts: UNDERWATER DEMOLITION
21Dec60 CBS Wed
Staring: Keith Larsen (as Drake) & Jeremy Slate (as Larry)  
Guest cast:
Robert Strauss ...... Ben Penfield
John Dierkes ....... Inspector Crail
Annelle Hayes ....... Gloria Turner
Stephen Roberts
Synopsis:
Drake is part of a diving team conducting an underwater mapping survey.
They're using explosives, and when a premature explosion takes place,
it kills one of the team. [RF]

[13] The Aquanauts: RIVER GOLD
4Jan61 CBS
GS: James Coburn, Margaret O'Brien

[14] The Aquanauts: NIAGARA DIVE
11Jan61 CBS
GS: Whitney Blake, Gina Gillespie
(exit- Keith Larsen)

  [--] 18Jan61 rerun of #1.09 "Night Dive" (first aired 16Nov60)

1.15 [--] The Aquanauts: KILLERS IN PARADISE
25Jan61 CBS Wed
Starring: Ron Ely* (as Mike), Jeremy Slate (as Larry)
Guest cast:
William Conrad ....... Corey
Mary Tyler Moore ..... Dana March
Audrey Dalton ........ Sylvia Jurgen
Arthur Hunnicutt ..... Jim Turrell
Synopsis:
As Mike talks things over with Larry, they are approached on the beach by
Dana March who wants them to recover a trophy from her sunken boat. [RF]
*Note: Ron Ely debuts as a regular, playing Mike Madison a former Navy diver
who joins Larry when Drake goes back into service. [RF]


1.16 [--] The Aquanauts: SECRET AT HALF MOON KEY
01Feb61 CBS Wed
Starring: Ron Ely (as Mike), Jeremy Slate (as Larry)
Guest Cast: [RF]
John Considine ........ Chris Curtis
Erin O'Brien .......... Valorie
Ken Drake ............. Elmer Burnside
Frank McDonald ........ Joe Curtis
Charles Cooper ........ Del Curtis
Karl Swenson .......... Rainbow
Synopsis:
Preferring to go skin diving with two pretty girls, Larry and
Mike refuse a job offer from Elmer Burnside. While they're diving, a
strange thing descends into the watery depths. [TA]

1.17 [--] The Aquanauts: THE STORM ADVENTURE (aka Stormy Weather)
08Feb61 CBS Wed (rerun 14Jun61)
Starring: Ron Ely (as Mike), Jeremy Slate (as Larry)
Guest cast:
Telly Savalas ......... Paul Price
Susan Oliver .......... Laura West
John Marley ........... Lieutenant
Russ Conway ........... Commander
Harvey Stephens ....... Hank
George Dunn ........... Chuck
Synopsis:
Larry's on his way home with his date Laura West when he spots a man with
car trouble and stops to help. The man, Paul Price, repays Larry for his
kindness by taking his car - and his date! [RF]

1.18 [--] The Aquanauts: THE ARMORED TRUCK ADVENTURE
15Feb61 CBS Wed (Network rerun 21Jun61 Wed)
Starring: Ron Ely (as Mike), Jeremy Slate (as Larry)
Guest Cast:
Ray Walston .......... Carl Friendly
Ron Soble ............ Johnson
Leo Penn ............. Moe
Synopsis:
While Larry and Mike are working with a movie company a gang
of cagey characters plan to rob their store. [TA]

1.19 [--] The Aquanauts: THE DEFECTIVE TANK ADVENTURE
22Feb61 CBS Wed (Network rerun 28Jun61 Wed)
Starring: Ron Ely (as Mike), Jeremy Slate (as Larry)
Guest Cast: [RF]
June Blair ........... June Noreen
William Bramley ...... Mr. Wesson
John Fielder ......... Mr. Jacobs
Nora Hayden .......... Susan Rand
Isabel Jewell ........ Miss Port
Neil Hamilton ........ Larry La Beau
Marya Stevens ........ Pauline Wilkins
Linda Lawson ......... Willa
Vaughn Taylor ........ Mr. Roberts
Spivy ................ Mrs. Greeley
Virginia Vincent ..... Miss Fenton
Mike Steen ........... Motorcycle Cop
Synopsis:
A department store has sold five defective tanks and hires Mike and Larry
to hunt them down before they're used. [TA]
 
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Series Re-Titled "MALIBU RUN"
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A change of location to Malibu, California


[20] Malibu Run: THE JEREMIAH ADVENTURE
1Mar61 CBS
GS: Peter Falk, Edgar Stehli, Joyce Meadows, Milton Selzer

[21] Malibu Run: THE TIDAL WAVE ADVENTURE
8Mar61 CBS
GS: Cecil Parker, Antoinette Bower, Russell Nype, John McGiver

[22] Malibu Run: THE RADIOACTIVE OBJECT ADVENTURE
22Mar61
GS: John Williams, Diane Cannon (later Dyan Cannon), Ken Lynch

1.23 [--] Malibu Run: THE DOUBLE ADVENTURE
29Mar61 CBS Wed (rebroadcast 26Jul61 CBS Wed)
Starring: Ron Ely (as Mike), Jeremy Slate (as Larry)
Guest cast:
Peter Falk ....... Angel
Lewis Charles .... Gino
Al Ruscio ........ Ralph D'Amico
Shary Layne ...... Judy
(also Caroll O'Connor (according to imdb)
Synopsis:
Two men wait at the cemetery gates while Ralph D'Amico attends his
father's burial. They tell him he must pay his father's debts or his
next trip to the graveyard will be permanent. [RF]

1.24 [--] Malibu Run: THE MARGOT ADVENTURE
05Apr61 CBS Wed (rebroadcast 02Aug61 CBS Wed)
Starring: Ron Ely (as Mike), Jeremy Slate (as Larry)
Guest cast:
Inger Stevens ..... Margot Allison
Leora Dana ........ Vivian
Kent Smith ........ George
Synopsis:
Romance blossoms soon after beautiful Margot Allison meets Larry. But a
trusting heart is not one of Margot's strong points. When she displays
her dangerous jealous streak. Larry's feelings blind him to the possible
consequences of such behavior. [RF]

[25] Malibu Run: THE RAINBOW ADVENTURE
prod. no. 1026
19Apr61 CBS
GS: Ray Hamilton, Yvonne Craig, Norman Fell

1.26 [--] Malibu Run: THE FRANKIE ADVENTURE
prod. no. 1025
26Apr61 CBS Wed (postponed from 12Apr61) (rerun 16Aug61)
Starring: Ron Ely (as Mike), Jeremy Slate (as Larry)
Guest cast:
Alan Baxter ........ Frank Lester
Anne Helm .......... Frankie Lester
Scott Marlowe ...... Ernie Baron
Charles Thompson ... Captain
Jane Withers ....... Maude
Synopsis:
Down on his luck, Frank Lester comes to ask Larry and Mike for a job. After
the boys agree to take Frank in on a diving project, they stroll out to the
car with him and find his daughter Frankie conversing with a group of young
hoodlums. [RF]

1.27 [--] Malibu Run: THE GUILTY ADVENTURE
03May61 CBS Wed
Starring: Ron Ely (as Mike), Jeremy Slate (as Larry)
Guest cast:
Robert Gist ........ Darrell Willougby
Robert Strauss ..... Goodtime Charlie
Milton Selzer ...... Lieutenant Jamison
Phyllis Hill ....... Mrs. Hill
Dabbs Greer ........ Haber
Kenny Roberts ...... Willy
Synopsis:
Darrell Willoughby's first skin-diving attempt is a notable one
- he fails to reappear. [RF]

1.28 [---] Malibu Run: THE LANDSLIDE ADVENTURE
10May61 CBS Wed
Starring: Ron Ely (as Mike), Jeremy Slate (as Larry)
Guest cast:
Robert Vaughn .......... Wes Grayson
Dan Tobin .............. Lew Finley
Kaye Elhardt ........... Nancy Wilson
Barney Phillips ......... Captain Markle
Kenny Roberts ........... Willy
Beverlee Reed ........... Vera Edwards
Ollie O'Toole ........... Delivery Man
Synopsis:
Wes Grayson, a friend of Mike and Larry's, has a chance to nail down a
big advertising account by filming a series of underwater commercials.
He talks the boys into helping him - even though a series of earth
tremors has made diving operation nearly impossible. [RF]

[29] Malibu Run: THE KIDNAP ADVENTURE
17May61 CBS
GS: John Lupton, Burt Reynolds, Joe Maross, Nina Shipman

1.30 [--] Malibu Run: THE STAKEOUT ADVENTURE
24May61 CBS Wed (rerun 13Sep61)
Starring: Ron Ely (as Mike), Jeremy Slate (as Larry)
Guest cast:
John Dehner ........ Max Panura
Dabbs Greer ........ Oscar Cleete
Donna Douglas ...... Nancy Gard
Charles Thompson ... Captain
Ken Curtis ......... Horton
L.Q. Jones ......... Buddy
Percy Helton ....... Harper
Don Kennedy ........ Frank
L.E. Parke ......... Joshua
Alan Wells ......... Heavy
Synopsis:
Underworld Leaders Max Panura and Oscar Cleete panic when aboat carrying
their counterfeit plates sinks to the bottom of the sea. Mike and Larry,
hired to investigate the wreck, find that Max and Oscar's divers got there first. [RF]

1.31 [--] Malibu Run: THE SCAVENGER ADVENTURE  
31May61 CBS (Network Rerun 20Sep61)
Starring: Ron Ely (as Mike), Jeremy Slate (as Larry)
Guest Cast:
Dan Tobin ............ Danton Spangler
Florence Sundstrom ... Mavis   
Linden Chiles ........ Stan
Kay Hughes ........... Paula
Ann Hughes ........... Ellie
Fred Sherman ......... Sweetzer
Don Welbanks
Synopsis:
One-time film director Danton Spangler wants Mike and Larry to help him retrieve
a bathtub filled with treasure from the bottom of the sea. Spangler's divorced
wife Mavis is determined to get her hands on the tub of baubles first. [TA]

1.32 [--] Malibu Run: THE DIANA ADVENTURE (final episode)
07Jun61 CBS Wed (rerun 27Sep61 final rerun of this series)
Starring: Ron Ely (as Mike), Jeremy Slate (as Larry)
Guest cast: [RF]
Jim Davis .......... Sam Hogarth
Diane Cannon ....... Diana Hogarth (later aka Dyan Cannon)
Ken Curtis ......... Head Waiter
Jerry Riggio ....... Waiter
Eddie Edell ........ Piano Player
Lynn Forus ......... Hat Check Girl
Synopsis:
Larry and Mike land a juicy contract helping Sam Hogarth survey for petroleum.
While Mike is diligently digging for oil, Hogarth's wife Diana decides she digs Mike. [TA]

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Summer Reruns on CBS Wednesdays (14Jun61-27Sep61)
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[--] 14Jun61 rerun of #1.17 "The Storm Adventure" (from 8Feb61)
[--] 21Jun61 rerun of #1.18 "The Armored Truck Adventure" (from 15Feb61)
[--] 28Jun61 rerun of #1.19 "The Defective Tank Adventure" (from 22Feb61)
[--] 05Jul61 - no details - possibly #1.20
[--] 12Jul61 - no details - possibly #1.21
[--] 19Jul61 - no details - possibly #1.22
[--] 26Jul61 rerun of #1.23 "The Double Adventure" (from 29Mar61)
[--] 02Aug61 rerun of #1.24 "The Margot Adventure" (from 05Apr61)
[--] 09Aug61 - no details - possibly #1.25
[--] 16Aug61 rerun 0f #1.26 "The Frankie Adventure" (from 26Apr61)
[--] 23Aug61 - no details - possibly #1.27
[--] 30Aug61 - no details - possibly #1.28
[--] 06Sep61 - no details - possibly #1.29
[--] 13Sep61 rerun #1.30 "The Stakeout Adventure" (from 24May61)
[--] 20Sep61 rerun of #1.31 "The Scavenger Adventure" (from 31May61)
[--] 27Sep61 rerun of #1.32 "The Diana Adventure" (from 07Jun61)
 

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email from ...
Eric Doan <eric@harvestmeat.com> Dec 2002
I got some information regarding the TV show Malibu Run from your web
site. I would be interested in getting additional information. In
particular, my mother, Ann Hughes and her sister Kay co-starred in
episode [31].
Is there any way to get a copy of that episode.

Eric Doan <eric@harvestmeat.com> Dec 2002

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