CTVA US Adventure - "Assignment: Underwater" (NTA/syndicated) (1960-61) starring Bill Williams

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Assignment: Underwater (1960-61)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King,  Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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ASSIGNMENT: UNDERWATER
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 Liberty Productions, Inc.
National TeleFilm Associates Production (N.T.A.)
for
First-Run Syndication
Executive Producer
Frank Defelitta / Produced by Bernard Glasser
Associate Producer
Mort Zarcoff
N.T.A. Production Executive
Mort Abrahams

US Adventure series 1960-61   39 episodes x 30 min bw
Starring
Bill Williams as Bill Greer
Diane Mountford as Patty Greer, Bill's daughter

Premise:
The story of Bill Greer, an ex-marine turned owner of the "
Lively Lady",
a charter boat for hire.

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Syndicated Airdates from New York City run

[01] Assignment: Underwater - THE HOT CHIHUAHA
9Sep60 NYC
Guest Cast:
Patricia Medina (as Cynthia Bragg)
Oscar Beragi (as Charles Gruber)
Walter Burke (as Alanzo)
A wealthy woman hires Greer to dive underwater in search of
her chihuaha. Greer doesn't find the dog, but he does find the
dog's collar - clutched in a dead man's hand.

[02] Assignment: Underwater - OPERATION BETRAYAL
16Sep60 NYC
Guest Cast:
Carleton Young (as Sam Arnett)
There's a rumor that counterfeit currency plates are on the way
to this country from Germany. Greer is asked by the Treasury
Department to undertake the distasteful of tracking down some
former wartime frogman buddies.

[03] Assignment: Underwater - THE SEA CAVE
23Sep60 NYC
Guest Cast:
Arthur Franz (as Andy Schramm)
Toni Geary (as Doris Schramm)
Billy Booth
Bill and Patty rescue a swimmer and learn that he left his wife and
son in a sea cave which will be flooded at high tide.

[04] Assignment: Underwater - PANIC OFF PUNTA BANDA
30Sep60 NYC
Guest Cast:
Bill Henry (as Captain Wilson)
Ronald Nicholas (as Dr. Harrow)
Rudolfo Hoyos (as Pepe)
Josť Sanchez
Miriam Colon
Patty is helping her father search for a radioactive cylinder that
crashed into the ocean. Then she joins a Mexican family that's
preparing to feast on a radium-poisoned tuna.

[05] Assignment: Underwater - THE GUN
7Oct60 NYC
Guest Cast:
Miriam Goldina (as Mrs. Kosel)
Ross Ford (as Jim Mitchell)
Mike Potoki
Perry Cook
Gloria Moreland
When a young woman is shot down on a bridge, a frightened young
tough hears the police sirens and throws his gun into the water.

[06] Assignment: Underwater - THE COAST WATCHER
14Oct60 NYC
Guest Cast:
Kendrick Huxham (as George Grenville)
George Pelling (as Commander Bogard)
Robert Nash (as Commander Cleary)
Wayne Mallory (as Lt. Barnes)
Patty is disappointed by the mild appearance of George Grenville,
a man her father described as a war hero. So Bill tells his daughter
how he and George met.

1.7 [--] Assignment: Underwater - CHARLIE NOBLE'S PEARL (on film) [verified -RF]
21Oct60 NYC
Executive Producer Frank Defelitta / Produced by Bernard Glasser
Teleplay by Tom Gries/ Story by Edward Bernds
Directed by Gene Fowler Jr.
Director of photography Hal McAlpin
starring
Bill Williams ...... Bill Greer
Diane Mountford .... Patty
Guest Cast:
Edgar Buchanan ..... Charlie Noble
Tommy Cook ......... Ritchie Quint
Wayne Heffley ...... Lt. Crane
Michael Vandever ... Bob Post
*
Associate Producer Mort Zarcoff
N.T.A. Production Executive Mort Abrahams
Supervising Editor Richard C. Meyer, A.C.E.
Assistant Director ... Edward Woehler
Film Editor .......... John F. Schreyer, A.C.E.
Camera Operator ...... Jack Willoughby
Chief Electrician .... Robert Petzoldt
Sound Recording ...... William Bernds
Script Supervisor .... Billy Vernon
Music ................ Alec Compinsky
Casting .............. Stalmaster-Lister
Sound ................ Ryder Sound Services Inc
Aqua-Lung ............ U.S. Divers Corp.
Synopsis:
Two thieves make a career of robbing luxury yachts. They try to pin
the crimes on an old man who delights in telling tall tales. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
A crusty old waterfront character is framed by yacht thieves. [RF]

[08] Assignment: Underwater - DEAD-LOG PICKUP
28Oct60 NYC
Guest Cast:
George Macready (as Stephen Torquay)
Carol Byron (as Diane Torquay)
Robert Shayne (as Allan Thorton)
A rich man's daughter is kidnapped and Greer is called in to plan
the ransom delivery - and the culprit's capture.

[09] Assignment: Underwater - DECOY
4Nov60 NYC
Guest Cast:
Charles Tannen (as Lt. Pollack)
Keith Richards (as Talley)
I. Sanford Jolley (as Blodgett)
Bill is assigned to recover the body of a bank robber who drowned while making his getaway.

1.10[--] Assignment: Underwater - A MATTER OF HONOR [verified -RF]
11Nov60 NYC
Executive Producer Frank Defelitta / Produced by Bernard Glasser
Teleplay by Melvin Wald/ Story by Edward Bernds
Directed by Gene Fowler Jr.
Director of photography Hal McAlpin
Starring
Bill Williams ....... Bill Greer
Diane Mountford ..... Patty
Guest Cast:
George Takai ........ Kenji
Tiger Joe Marsh ..... Charley Lobe
Stanley Adams ....... Joe Corelli
Bob Okazaki ......... Hideo Kitigawa
Barbara Luna ........ Ruby Lee
Warren Hsieh ........ Jimmy, little boy
*
Associate Producer Mort Zarcoff
N.T.A. Production Executive Mort Abrahams
Supervising Editor Richard C. Meyer, A.C.E.
Assistant Director ... Robert White
Film Editor .......... Carl Marakian
Camera Operator ...... Jack Willoughby
Chief Electrician .... Robert Petzoldt
Sound Recording ...... William Bernds
Script Supervisor .... Billy Vernon
Music ................ Alec Compinsky
Casting .............. Stalmaster-Lister
Sound ................ Ryder Sound Services Inc
Aqua-Lung ............ U.S. Divers Corp.
Synopsis:
Greer tries to help a father who's worried about his son. The boy
has been seen in the company of a racketeer. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
Greer tries to help his friend, whose son has gotten involved with racketeers. [RF]

[11] Assignment: Underwater - THE PORTRAIT
18Nov60 NYC
Guest Cast:
Alan Hale, Jr. (as J. L. Simmons)
Stanza (or Santa) Lowe (as Dolores Simmons) (imdb have Stanja Lowe)
Hugh Lawrence (as Carl)
Bill and Patty go to offer condolences to the widow of one of Bill's
students. Patty thinks she sees the dead man's face in a window.

1.12 [--] Assignment: Underwater - A MESSAGE TO MULLIGAN [verified -RF]
25Nov60 NYC
Executive Producer Frank Defelitta / Produced by Bernard Glasser
Teleplay by Robert Bassing / Story by Mort Zarcoff
Directed by Gene Fowler Jr.
Director of photography Hal McAlpin
starring
Bill Williams ...... Bill Greer
Diane Mountford .... Patty
Guest Cast:
Bill Boyette ....... Joe Mulligan
Gene Roth .......... Mr. Norman
Ralph Reed ......... Messenger
Ralph Moody ........ Farber
Buck Young ......... Assistant Director
John Thye .......... Truck driver
*
Associate Producer Mort Zarcoff
N.T.A. Production Executive Mort Abrahams
Supervising editor Richard C. Meyer, A.C.E.
Story Editor ......... Giulio Anfuso
Assistant Director ... Edward Woehler
Film Editor .......... Carl Marakian
Camera Operator ...... Jack Willoughby
Chief Electrician .... Robert Petzoldt
Sound Recording ...... William Bernds
Script Supervisor .... Billy Vernon
Music ................ Alec Compinsky
Casting .............. Stalmaster-Lister
Sound ................ Ryder Sound Services Inc
Aqua-Lung ............ U.S. Divers Corp.
Synopsis:
While Greer is checking on arrangements to blow up a yacht for a
movie scene, Patty gets an urgent message for her father and climbs
aboard the fated yacht to take it to him. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
Patty climbs aboard a yacht minutes before it is to be blown up for a movie scene. [RF]

[13] Assignment: Underwater - TROUBLED WATERS
2Dec60 NYC
Guest Cast:
Chill Wills (as Boyd Crosby)
Joan Barry (as Sue)
Ric Turner (as Lonnie)
Bill Greer finds a sunken plane abd decides to claim it as salvage.
But a group of wealthy youngsters on a nearby yacht interfere with his plans.

[14] Assignment: Underwater - TENSION BELOW
9Dec60 NYC
Guest Cast:
Bill Henry (as Stinson)
Roy Engel (as Carney)
Steve Drexel (as Lieutenant)
Looking for what's wrong with a ship's propeller, Bill discovers a
bomb on an underwater rock shelf. His task: dismantle the bomb.

[15] Assignment: Underwater - A DROP IN THE OCEAN
16Dec60 NYC
Guest Cast:
Robert Brubaker (as Inspector)
Roy Wright (as Sergeant)
Patty witnessed a murder, so Bill takes her board ship to keep her
from harm. But the murderers follow.

[16] Assignment: Underwater - THE MEDAL
23Dec60 NYC
Guest Cast:
Ross Elliot (as Capt. Pete Barry)
Captain Pete Barry hires Bill Greer to retrieve some evidence that
will convict a racketeer - then he cancels the contract.

[17] Assignment: Underwater - ODD MAN DIES
30Dec60 NYC
Guest Cast:
John Hoyt (as J. Willard Stone)
J. Willard Stone offers a huge sum of money to the man who can bring
a strongbox that is sitting on the bottom of the ocean.

[18] Assignment: Underwater - NIGHTMARE BAY
6Jan61 NYC
Guest Cast:
June Vincent (as Phyllis Majors)
Richard Gaines (as Dr. Burton)
Phyllis Majors thinks she murdered her Uncle. Dr. Burton says she
didn't, but Greer finds the body and the boat.

[19] Assignment: Underwater - AFFAIR IN TOKYO
13Jan61 NYC
Guest Cast:
Joseph H. Hamilton (as Jed Carson)
DeForest Kelley (as Barney)
Tenu Shimada
Chiyo Tota
Albert Baffert
Regina Glason
Clifford Kawada
Jed Carson learns his friend Barney died in Tokyo. Bill Greer goes
to Japan to bring the body back to America - but there's no body to be found.

[20] Assignment: Underwater - THE KEY
20Jan61 NYC
Guest Cast:
Dan Seymour (as Orlando)
Lala Rios (as Roberto)
Greer is hired to bring up a body from a car that went off a cliff.

[21] Assignment: Underwater - THE DAM
27Jan61 NYC
Guest Cast:
Myron Healey (as Ben Tolliver)
Billy Booth (as Joey)
An earthquake cracks "The Dam". To make the dangerous repair Bill
hires Ben Tolliver, a man who has previously shown himself to be a coward.

[22] Assignment: Underwater - BOAT MISSING
3Feb61 NYC
Guest Cast:
Francis De Sales (as Henerson)
Ann McCrea (as May Stanley)
Jeannie Russell (as Amy)
Bill discovers that thousands of dollars worth of jewels are hidden beneath his boat.

[23] Assignment: Underwater - KILLER BAIT
10Feb61 NYC
Guest Cast:
(no details)
While searching for a shell in Pelican Bay, Bill is asked to leave
because the yacht of a dignitary is anchored nearby.

[24] Assignment: Underwater - JOURNEY TO DEATH
17Feb61 NYC
Guest Cast:
Anne Lisa (as Eve Maynard)
Pete Brocco (as John Maynard)
John Maynard disappears. Greer has one clue: Maynard's plane was
spotted in Jivaro head hunter country.

[25] Assignment: Underwater - THE TARGET
24Feb61 NYC
Guest Cast:
Robert Shayne (as Eldon Howard)
The only person who can identify a smuggler called Gregory is Bill
- as long as he lives.

[26] Assignment: Underwater - DEAD WEIGHT
3Mar61 NYC
Guest Cast:
Michael J. Dugan (as Tom Rutherford)
Ralph Moody
Robert B. Williams
Jay Hector
While Bill and Tom Rutherford are salvaging steel girders underwater,
Tom becomes entangled in the heavy beams.

[27] Assignment: Underwater - GHOST DIVE
10Mar61 NYC
Guest Cast:
Phyllis Avery (as Marta Farrand)
Owen Cunningham (as Roger Farrand)
Treasure-hunting Roger Farrand disappears. Bill is hired to find the
body, but Farrand's wife Marta is more interested in the booty.

[28] Assignment: Underwater - SWAMP LIGHT
17Mar61 NYC
Guest Cast:
Burt Douglas (as Coby)
Bill is asked to check on the cargo of the sunken freighter "Allegra".
He requests directions to the location of the accident, but is given
wrong information - deliberately.

[29] Assignment: Underwater - SHIP KILLER
24Mar61 NYC
Guest Cast:
Stacy Keach (as Captain Joe)
Captain Joe is charged with being a "Ship Killer". He tells Bill that
he'd rather kill a man than a ship. Bill suspects that he's done just that.

[30] Assignment: Underwater - GOLD FEVER
31Mar61 NYC
Guest Cast:
Chris Robinson (as Harold)
Burt Douglas (as Stan)
Norman Sturgis
Ric Turner
Greer discovers the body of a young man on the ocean floor. Then
he discovers two other young men blocking his exit.

[31] Assignment: Underwater - A QUESTION OF DEGREE
7Apr61 NYC
Guest Cast:
Joe Forte (as Doctor)
Bill and Patty are caught in a storm at sea. Bill is swept overboard.

[32] Assignment: Underwater - WITNESS FROM THE DEAD
14Apr61 NYC
Guest Cast:
Gregg Palmer (as Beal)
Charles Aidman (as Joe)
Jan Shepard (as Carol)
John Close
James Parnell
Steve Franken
Three old friends charter the "Lively Lady" for a reunion. One of
them has murder on his mind.

[33] Assignment: Underwater - ANCHOR MAN
21Apr61 NYC
Guest Cast:
Mary Webster (as Judy)
Craig Duncan (as Lester Drake)
Robert Osterloh (as Lt. Sampson)
James Sikking (as Dave Quinto)
Synopsis 1:
Bill finds a body pinned under an anchor. He thinks it's professsional
diver Dave Quinto.
Synopsis 2:
A plan to trap a ring of narcotics smugglers goes wrong and Bill
becomes the target of the ring's vengeance.

[34] Assignment: Underwater - THE SECRET OF THE REEF
28Apr61 NYC
Guest Cast:
Tom Drake (as Cass Thomas)
Bill wants to dive off the coast of a tiny cannery town, but the
townspeople tell him he has to get a license from the town clerk -
who's been dead for years.

1.35 [--] Assignment: Underwater - RESCUE AT DIAMOND SHOAL [verified -RF]
05May61 NYC
Executive Producer Frank Defelitta/ Produced by Bernard Glasser
Teleplay by Elwood Ullman & Edward Bernds / Story by Edward Bernds
Directed by Steve Sekely
Director of photography Hal McAlpin
starring
Bill Williams ...... Bill Greer
Diane Mountford .... Patty
Guest Cast:
John Van Dreelan ... Jacques Blanchard
Violet Pensing ..... Ilse Traubel
Kelly Thorsden ..... Aaron Bates
Jarl Victor ........ Lester Campbell
*
Associate Producer Mort Zarcoff
N.T.A. Production Executive Mort Abrahams
Supervising editor John F. Schreyer, A.C.E.
Assistant Director ... Bob White
Film Editor .......... Leon Selditz
Camera Operator ...... Jack Willoughby
Chief Electrician .... Robert Petzoldt
Sound Recording ...... William Bernds
Script Supervisor .... Billy Vernon
Music ................ Alec Compinsky
Casting .............. Stalmaster-Lister
Sound ................ Ryder Sound Services Inc
Aqua-Lung ............ U.S. Divers Corp.
Synopsis 1:
Bill and Patty Greer receive an S.O.S. from a man with a thick foreign
accent. The men they rescue have no accents, but Patty thinks the
accent is no accident. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
Greer rescues two suspicious men who thank him by running away. [RF]

[36] Assignment: Underwater - ORDEAL AT FORTY FATHOMS
12May61 NYC
Guest Cast:
Valerie Allen (as Lisa)
Greer's wartime buddy Hibbs is murdered. But before he dies he
reveals to the police that he's in on "something big".

[37] Assignment: Underwater - NO ESCAPE
19May61 NYC
Guest Cast:
Charles Wilcox
Rudolph Anders
David Renard
Freddie Roberts
Archeologist Jonathan Banning is trapped when an earthquake floods a tomb.

[38] Assignment: Underwater - PARTNERS IN DEATH
26May61 NYC
Guest Cast:
Frank Albertson (as Brazil)
Robert Ellenstein (as Marti)
Two men hire the "Lively Lady" for a fishing trip. But one of them
tells Bill that his partner wants to murder him.

[39] Assignment: Underwater - THE DEADLY GAME (final episode)
2Jun61 NYC
Guest Cast:
Marten Garralaga (Josť Almay)
Marya Stevens
Bill is commissioned to rescue kidnapped Josť Almay from a fortress.

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