CTVA US Adventure - "The Beachcomber" (1962) starring Cameron Mitchell

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The Beachcomber (1962)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, New York (all episodes), Rina Fox
references:
Libary Of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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THE BEACHCOMBER
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Everglade Productions, Inc.
for
First-Run Syndication
Executive Producer Robert Stambler
Produced by Nat Perrin  
Created by Walter Brown Newman
 
US Adventure series 1962  39 episodes x 30 min bw
Starring

Cameron Mitchell
as John Lackland/Narrator
Don Megowan as Captain Huckabee
Sebastian Cabot as Commissioner Andrew Crippen
with recurring cast:
Santy Josol as Kollea
(IMDB have Stan Josol - ERROR)
Edmund Mills as Seaforth
Joan Staley as Linda
("Playboy Playmate of the Month, November 1958")
George Mitchell as Reverend Snow
Bill Hess as Alfy
Jerry Summers as Tarmu

Premise:
John Lackland seems to have it all--money, security, well-off social
status--yet he is unable to enjoy his hectic jetset life. Feeling
hemmed in by San Francisco city life and the stress of his advertising
job, John throws it all away to move to the tiny South Pacific island of
Amura, where he lives the life of a beachcomber, and becomes involved in
the lives and problems of others.
 
Directors include:
Tay Garnett,  Bud Townsend, James P. Yarbrough  
 
Original music by
Elmer Bernstein   (also theme)
Joseph Hooven, Raoul Kraushaar, Marlin Skiles  
 
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New York City Syndicated Airdates

 [01] The Beachcomber: THE BROOCH
20Feb62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Roseal Lpoez (as Mika)
Benson Fong (as Ah Ling)
Wilton Graff (as Peter Loervan)
According to Amura's stuffy commissioner Andrew Crippen, a visitor
must maintain a bank balance of 150 pounds. This puts Lackland in
an embarassing position - his balance is almost nil. [JK]

[02] The Beachcomber: THE SHARK AFFAIR
27Feb62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Robert Ellenstein (as Rives)
Tony Chastain (as Korlund)
Rives and Korlund ask Lackland to take them to a neighboring island
to search for tribal masks. But Lackland aoon becomes suspicious of
the strangers' motives in taking the trip. [JK]

[03] The Beachcomber: PAT HAND
6Mar62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Laya Raki (as Taffy)
Dub Taylor (as Dibley)
Gilbert Green (as Parkham)
Justine Chase (as Diana)
Lackland and a girl named Taffy are emjoying the atmosphere at the
Ice House bar when along comes a stranger who's itching for action- poker wise. [JK]

[04] The Beachcomber: THE HIJACKERS
13Mar62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
with: Santy Josol (as Kollea)(recurring)
Guest Cast:
Ralph Clanton (as Peter Noord)
Wynne Pearce (as Carl Noord)
Allen Jaffe (as Malola)
Al Ruscio (as Sim)
Arthur Batanides (as Lah-Ring)
Jim Ricketts (as Chris)
Trader Peter Noord's ships are being victimized by a band of hijackers
Noord suspects that his son Carl has joined the pirate crew and
asks Lackland to find him. [JK]

[05] The Beachcomber: FORBIDDEN ISLAND
20Mar62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Warren Arnett (as Davis)
Robert Cannon (as Borlund)
Mary Sullivan (as Constance)
Lackland and a newspaperman named Davis are looking for a missing
aviatrix - but its owner doesn't cotton to trespassers. [JK]

[06] The Beachcomber: THE CHASE
27Mar62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Diane Tausher (as Alice Warren)
Georgia McCarthy (as Miss Eberhardt)
Lackland and schoolteacher Alice Warren spot a dying man - one of
a trio of escaped convicts who are infected with typhoo fever. [JK]

[07] The Beachcomber: CAPTAIN HUCKABEE'S BEARD
3Apr62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Adam West (as Huckabee)
Howard Morris (as Melvin M. Murney)
Barbara Luna (as Delly)
Captain Huckabee's beard is his pride and joy. In fact Huckabee
becomes violent whenever anyone else tries to grow one. [JK]

[08] The Beachcomber: THE TAMING OF ANDREW
10Apr62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Robert Anderson (as Andrew)
Eloise Hardt (as Lucy Dillon)
Career girl Lucy Dillon decides to convert carefree Amura into a
busy factory town. The idea dosen't sit too well with Lackland -
and he thinks he knows how to stop her. [JK]

[09] The Beachcomber: DEATH DO US PART
17Apr62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Robert Anderson (as Patrick Wrightwood)
Grace Raynor (as Peggy Wrightwood)
Don Haggerty (as Frank Butcher)
Rob Cannon (as Captain)
Eight years ago Patrick Wrightwood came to Amura to paint. But
success has eluded him, and his wild fits of temper aren't helping
his marriage any. [JK]

[10] The Beachcomber: THE LARCENOUS LOVER
24Apr62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
John Vivyan (as Tim O'Hara)
Don Haggerty (as Wharton)
Tim O'Hara is a smooth mannered gent with a passion for easy money.
Tim has just moved in with Lackland and "borrowed" Lackland's best
attire and is all set for another sitting duck. [JK]

[11] The Beachcomber: GIRL IN HIDING
1May62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
with: Edmund Mills (as Seaforth)(recurring)
Guest Cast:
Frank Roach (as Ellis Barton)
Grace Raynor (as Janet Speery)
Ellis Barton is wanted by the authorities for his part in a jewel
robbery. His fiance Janet Speery claims she hasn't seen him in
months but Lackland suspects she knows more than she is telling. [JK]

[12] The Beachcomber: HONOR BOUND
8May62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Ted Marcuse (as Hugo Van Derhoef)
Jerry Summers (as Tikko)
Dale Ishimoto (as Nakamira)
Walton Wing (as Miri)
One of his native workersd has been wounded - and Hugo Van Derhoef,
a strong-willed plantation owner, wants revenge. He hires Lackland
to take him and a group of his workers to the scene of the incident. [JK]

[13] The Beachcomber: TAMBU
15May62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
with: Edmund Mills (as Seaforth) (recurring)
Santy Josol (as Kollea)(recurring)
Guest Cast:
Jerry Summers (as Tara)
Ted Marcuse (as Dr. Randall)
John Trayne (as Selby)
Seaforth is concerned when two of his houseboys disappear after
their father's death. He asks Lackland to find them. [JK]

[14] The Beachcomber: THE BLACK PEARL
22May62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Larry Chance (as Harley Brent)
Mark Randall (as Taki)
"The Black Pearl" belonging to a native boy named Taki is admired
by skipper Harley Brent, who would like a few just like it. [JK]

[15] The Beachcomber: CHARLIE SIX KIDS
29May62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Richard Loo (as Ah Wei)
Guy Lee (as Wang)
John Trayne (as Pringle)
Someone is peddling opium to the natives in Amura, and the authorities
seem to think it's a member of the Chinese community. [JK]

[16] The Beachcomber: EMPTY VILLAGE
5Jun62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
with: Santy Josol (as Kollea)(recurring)
Guest Cast:
Jose De Vega (as Makeeli)
Life in Amura hasn't been too pleasant for young Makeeli lately.
During a tropical storm his father and brother went down with the
family boat - and folks seem to think that Makeeli deserted them. [JK]

[17] The Beachcomber: THE FLOATING FORTUNE
12Jun62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
(no cast details)
Before Steve Howland and his "daughter" Beth disembark in Amura,
Howland tosses a package into the ocean. Customs officials suspect
that Howland is a jewel thief. [JK]

[18] The Beachcomber: HONEST LARCENY
19Jun62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
with: Don Megowan (as Huckabee)(recurring)
Joan Staley (as Linda)(recurring)
Guest Cast:
Robert Chadwick (as Dale Thurston)
Alan Hale (as Pete Harbaugh)
Knowing that an oil company plans to drill for oil in Amura, shady
prospectors Pete Harbaugh and Dale Thurston scheme to cheat the
natives out of their land. [JK]

[19] The Beachcomber: NEILANI
26Jun62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
with: Don Megowan (as Huckabee)(recurring)
Guest Cast:
Pat Harrison (as Neilani)
A Polynesian princess named Neilani urges Huckabee to take her to
Ululu, her native island. Lackland warns of the Ululu taboo against white men. [JK]

[20] The Beachcomber: MR. WINTERS
3Jul62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Robert J. Wilke (as Bill Winters)
Wendy Barrie (as Elizabeth Winters)
Marya Stevens (as Lia)
Allen Jung (as Ching)
Elizabeth Winters arrives in Amura armed with divorce papers for
her husband Bill to sign. She finds Bill in the arms of another woman. [JK]

[21] The Beachcomber: RONGORONGO MAN
10Jul62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
with: Don Megowan (as Huckabee)(recurring)
Guest Cast:
Rhea Vernon (as Maeva Ormsby)(or Malva?)
Charles Martin (as Carl Besinger)
Santy Josol (as Kollea)(recurring)
Malva Ormsby and Carl Besinger come to Amura in search of
"Rongorongo Man", a native who can decipher hierglyphics. With
his help they hope to uncover lost secrets and possibly hidden treasure. [JK]

[22] The Beachcomber: THE DAY OF THE WHALE
17Jul62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Noel De Souza (as Akoni)
Bernard Gozier (as Kala)
Frances Fong (as Kina)
Terence DeMarney (as Carstairs)
Richard Jones (as Elika)
Akoni, a native boy, is forbidden to marry Kina until he gets a
job. So Akoni goes to work for the miserly owner of a fishing fleet. [JK]

[23] The Beachcomber: THE FUGITIVE(S)
24Jul62 NYC
Written by John K. Butler, Budd Lesser.
Directed by Bud Townsend
Film Editor, Henry Coswick;
music, Raoul Kraushaar, Martin Skiles.
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Marya Stevens (as Tahia)
Anita Sands,
Raymond Guth (as Ross)
Don O'Kelly (as Womack)
Synopsis 1:
An American marrying an island girl dies mysteriously on his wedding
night. The beachcomber discovers that he committed suicide because
of his guilt over an incident during World War Two. [UCLA]
Synopsis 2:
The day after his wedding, an American veteran is found with a
native chief's knife in his back. [JK]

[24] The Beachcomber: THE MASK OF TALUGI
31Jul62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Raymond Guth (as Joyner)
Robert Wilke (as Despol)
Edmund Mills (as Seaforth)(recurring)
Fever-ridden Doane Joyner needs money to go back to the States for
medical care. Lackland tries to help by finding a buyer for an
unusual mask that Joyner owns. [JK]

[25] The Beachcomber: HOME TO ROOST
7Aug62 NYC
Teleplay Leonard Heideman ; Story, Jeanne Bartlett.
Directed by Bud Townsend
Director of photography, Charles T. O'Rork, Jr.;
Film Editor, Leslie Vidor;
music, Marlin Skiles.
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Paula Raymond,
Hal Baylor (as Mike Boyle)
Johnny Gorden (as Robert Diaz)
Santy Josol (as Kollea)(recurring)
Bill Hess,
Wade Jones,
Art Spector.
Conmen Mike Boyle and Robert Diaz arrive in Amura prepared to win
almost anything in sight with a fighting cock named Conchito. [JK]

[26] The Beachcomber: DEVIL IN PARADISE
14Aug62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Michael Constantine (as Maurice Martone)
A young native who has been critically shot by plantation owner
Maurice Martone is rushed to the doctor's office by Lackland. But
the doctor on duty is unable operate - he lost a hand during the war. [JK]

[27] The Beachcomber: THE REWARD
21Aug62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Frank Silvera (as Juan Dominguez)
Michael Pate (as Ricardo Selas)
Latin American police official Juan Dominguez is offering a handsome
reward for the capture of Ricardo Selas, a suspect fled his country. [JK]

[28] The Beachcomber: TRIBAL LAW
28Aug62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Gordon Kee (as Wahilla)
Arthur Batinades (as Mahkei)
Allen Jaffe (as Sartol)
Dana Ivey (as Kahlana)
Lackland takes Wahilla, a native medic to his home in Balupa. They
arrive to find the chief's brother in need of an appendectomy -
but using a knife to cut a man is tribal taboo. [JK]

[29] The Beachcomber: FLIGHT TO FREEDOM
4Sep62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Cesar Romero (as Krasny)
Grant Lockwood (as Jan Guben)
Frances Fong (as Ilana)
Larry Chance (as Solvenz)
Lackland tries to help Jan Gruben, a sailor from behind the Iron
Curtain. Guben has jumped ship, and is seeking refuge in Amura. [JK]

[30] The Beachcomber: LONG LIVE THE SULTAN
11Sep62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Crick Hatch (as Prince)
Art Spector (as Jaugger)
Richard Wentworth (as Sultan)
A man swims to shore and collapses before Lackland's eyes. Somebody
has been using him for target practice. [JK]

[31] The Beachcomber: THE PRODIGAL PRETENDER
18Sep62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Forrest Lewis (as Carson Brewster)
Wynn Pearce (as Robert)
Ralph Clanton (as Dobbs)
Santy Josol (as Kollea)(recurring)
Carson Brewster, a wealthy ageing invalid, comes to Amura to effect
a reconciliation with his wayward son. [JK]

[32] The Beachcomber: THE SPANIARD
25Sep62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Cesar Romero (as Jaoquin Perez)
Anita Sands (as Gabrielle)
Grant Lockwood (as Ankars)
Jaoquin Perez asks Lackland to help him find his daughter Gabrielle,
who he claims has been kidnapped. [JK]

[33] The Beachcomber: MAN WITH A GUITAR
2Oct62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
with: Edmund Mills (as Seaforth) (recurring)
Santy Josol (as Kollea)(recurring)
Guest Cast:
Anne Helm (as Diane Carter)
Katherine Warren (as Mrs. Carter)
George Mitchell (as Thorn)
William Niven (as Captain)
Diane Carter arrives in Amura expecting to be met by her father.
When Mr. Carter fails to shop up, Diane explains her dilemma to
Lackland and Seaforth. [JK]

[34] The Beachcomber: THE RANSOM
09Oct62 NYC (rebroadcast 14Apr63)
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
with: Don Megowan (as Huckabee)(recurring)
Guest Cast:
Frank Silvera (as Anton Varda)
Lisa Gaye (as Tanya)
Earl Parker as Jagat [RF]
Joe Budd as Constable [RF]
Bill Hess as Alfy [RF]
Synopsis:
Huckabee is boasting bout his "plantation" and "great wealth" at
the Ice House Bar, when he is overheared by a stranger named Anton Varda. [JK]

[35] The Beachcomber: THE SEARCH FOR ROBERT HERRICK
16Oct62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Glynis Johns (as Rosalind Metcalf)
Maxwell Reed (as Geoffrey Stapleton)
Alan Caillou (as Robert Herrick)
Geoffrey Stapleton and Rosalind Metcalf both want to find artist
Robert Herrick. Stapleton wants to pay Herrick money due to him
on an insurance policy - but Rosalind has other ideas. [JK]

[36] The Beachcomber: THE TWO-SIDED TRIANGLE
23Oct62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
with: Don Megowan (as Huckabee)(recurring)
Guest Cast:
Ziva Rodman (as Maria)
Walter Brooke (as Erickson)
Alan Hale (as McBride)
******** no synopsis available *********

[37] The Beachcomber: A ROOSTER NAMED RED
30Oct62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Marianna Hill (as Lily Morgan)
Hal Baylor (as Morgan)
Lily Morgan's father suddenly leaves Amura, but not before asking
Huckabee to look after his beautiful daughter. [JK]

[38] The Beachcomber: ROLL OF THUNDER
6Nov62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Russ Bender (as Brink)
Wade Jones (as Tate)
The police ask Lackland to help them locate two men who are illegally
selling dynamite to the natives. [JK]

[39] The Beachcomber: PARADISE LOST
13Nov62 NYC
Starring: Cameron Mitchell (as John Lackland)
Guest Cast:
Carleton Carpenter (as Jimmy Bliss)
Anne Helm (as Liane)
George Mitchell (as Snow)
Lou English (as Native)
Jimmy Bliss, an amnesia victim, falls in love with a missionary's
daughter. But all is not bliss - her father is suspicious of the
young man's past. [JK]
 
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