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Captain David Grief (1957-59)
a.k.a. The Jack London Stories

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King,  Rina Fox,  Robert Huggins, Alan Keeling
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
Alpha Video DVD:  Captain David Grief  Volume 1  (eps. 9, 19, 24 and 25)

Guild Films, Inc. / Pathe Pictures, Inc
for
First Run-Syndication
from stories by Jack London
Produced by
Sidney T. Bruckner / Duke Goldstone

US Adventure series 1957-59    39 episodes x 30 min bw (some episodes in color)[AK]
starring

Maxwell Reed
as Captain David Grief
Maureen Hingert as Anura (recurring)
Tudor Owen as Elihu Snow (recurring)
Mickey Simpson as Boley (recurring)
Melvin Prestidge as Jackie-Jackie (recurring)
Premise:
Adventures of a South Sea Trader and his boat "The Rattler"

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Syndicated Program
New York City Airdates: Thursdays (03Oct57-23Jan58)
  
 [01] Captain David Grief: A SON OF A SON
03Oct57 NYC Thur
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest cast:
Michael Walen ........ Jacobson
George E. Stone ...... Frenchy
Mickey Simpson ....... Boley (recurring)
Synopsis:
Captain Grief pursues a ruthless sea captain who refuses to pay a
debt to island natives. [RF]

[02] Captain David Grief: SWITHIN HALL
10Oct57 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest cast:
Peter Whitney ........ Hall
Helen Westcott ....... Fay
Synopsis:
A chance discovery helps Grief uncover a murder. [RF]

[03] Captain David Grief: THE CANVAS TREASURES OF KIERKE ISLE
Guild Films (US copyright date 28Mar57)
17Oct57 NYC
Produced by Duke Goldstone
Directed by Stuart Heisler
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest cast:
Jay Novello .......... Beyle
Paul Guilfoyle ....... Lascaux
Tani Marsh ........... Lascaux's Wife
Synopsis:
Grief learns that a recluse is really a famous painter. [RF]

[04] Captain David Grief: QUARANTINE
240ct57 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest cast:
Jess Barker .......... Wright
Toni Gerry ........... Joan
Larry Edwards ........ Doctor
Synopsis:
A man terrified of getting cholera tries to leave a quarantined island. [RF]

[05] Captain David Grief: THE AFFAIR AT "LES TROIS MAGOTS"
Guild Films (US copyright date 26Feb57)
31Oct57 NYC
Produced by Duke Goldstone
Directed by Stuart Heisler
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest cast:
Ruta Lee ............. Rose
Hal Baylor ........... Larsen
Dub Taylor ........... Doctor
Synopsis:
Captain Grief is swindled into staging a benefit for an actor who says
he has a fatal disease. [RF]

[06] Captain David Grief: PARADISE AND MRS. FORSYTHE
07Nov57 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest cast:
Darlene Janzen ....... Cathy
Tudor Owen ........... Snow (recurring)
Synopsis:
Grief's client is a notorious opium smuggler. [RF]

[07] Captain David Grief: FEATHERS IN THE SUN
Guild Films (US copyright date 15Feb57)
14Nov57 NYC
14Mar58 UK Scottish TV Fri 7:00pm
Produced by Duke Goldstone
Directed by Stuart Heisler
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest cast:
Frank Orth ........... Dictator
John Kekuna .......... King
Alice Johnson ........ Queen
Synopsis:
While delivering supplies to a store on the island of Fitu Iva,
false charges are laid against Grief by the new dictator. But
Grief conceives a plan to foil him ...

[08] Captain David Grief: PANGBURN'S PRIDE
21Nov57 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Coleen Gray .......... Lorraine
Tod Griffin .......... Pangburn
Richard Reeves ....... Jaekel
Synopsis:
To get her husband's treasure map, crooks kidnap Lorraine. [RF]

 1.9 [--] Captain David Grief: DEVILS OF FAUTINO [verified -RF]
28Nov57 NYC
Produced by Duke Goldstone
Teleplay by M.C. Brock
Directed by Walter Doniger
Director of photography Ray Rennahan, A.S.C.
Music Ted Dale
Film Editor Paul Weatherwas, A.C.E.
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
also starring
Tudor Owen ........... Elihu Snow (recurring)
Mickey Simpson ....... Boley (recurring)
Guest Cast:
Daniel Ocko .......... Raoul de Martens
Frank Campanella ..... Steve
Vince Barbi .......... Frank
Robert Wilkinson ..... Barney
Harry Shaw Lowe ...... Sam Long Tee
Melvin Prestige ...... Jackie-Jackie
*
Assistant Director ... Dick Dixon
Chief Electrician .... Ed Blondell
Makeup Artist ........ Armand Delmar
Art Director ......... Roberto Miqueli
Sound Technician ..... Manuel Sole
Properties ........... Irving Feinberg
Technical Advisor .... Erwin Katzer
Sound Effects Editor . Robert Reich
Production Assistant . Will Lane
Synopsis:
Taking refuge in an old fort, Grief and his crew battle escaped cons who
have siezed their ship. [RF]

[10] Captain David Grief: IDOLS OF RAPA-NUI
05Dec57 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Rocky Marc ........... Mike
Tudor Owen ........... Snow (recurring)
Synopsis:
Through the treachery of a customs chief at Rapa-Nui, Captain Grief's
ship carrying valuable cargo is seized by smugglers. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Smugglers seize Grief's ship and take the governor's daughter as a
hostage. [RF]

[11] Captain David Grief: JUDSON'S SECRET
12Dec57 NYC Thur
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
June Vincent ......... Carol
Alex Gerry ........... Judson
Carlyle Mitchell ..... Perkins
Synopsis:
Captain David Grief learns that his friend has caddied a notorious
blackmailer. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The governor's bride has a criminal past and a blackmailer knows it. [RF]

[12] Captain David Grief: KING OF THE SEA
19Dec57 NYC Thur
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
J. Pat O'Malley ...... Joe King
Pat Sully ............ Sandra
Kevin O'Morrison ..... Harry
Tudor Owen ........... Snow (recurring)
Synopsis:
Captain Grief rehabilitates a derelict skipper. [RF]

[13] Captain David Grief: DISTRESS SIGNAL
26Dec57 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Fanny Schiller ....... Mama Gideaux
Arlene King .......... Celeste
Carlos Ancierra ...... Medig
Synopsis:
A clever disguise helps Grief foil a getaway attempt by robbers. [RF]

[14] Captain David Grief: FOR LOVE OF MIGUEL
02Jan58 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Eduardo Noriega ...... Miguel
Mickey Simpson ....... Boley (recurring)
Hilda Moreno ......... Senora Oliveta
Carlos Ortigosa ...... Senor Carivales
Synopsis:
Grief helps a young dancer, but his motives are misunderstood by her
boyfriend. [RF]

[15] Captain David Grief: DUNCAN'S REEF
09Jan58 NYC (20Jan57 US copyright date)
Produced by Sidney T. Bruckner
Directed by Stuart Heisler
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Lilia Guizar ......... Joyce
Alvaro Matute ........ East
Fernando Wagner ...... Parrish
Synopsis:
According to native legend the first white man to reach Duncan's reef
will own it. When Duncan dies, the race is on. [RF]

[16] Captain David Grief: GHOST OF TAPAPAU
16Jan58 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Beckie Iturbe ........ Ellen
Claudio Brook ........ Dr. Wilson
Rosenda Monteros ..... Naua
Synopsis:
A noted scientist becomes a derelict when he falls under the spell of a
beautiful native. [RF]

[17] Captain David Grief: BURIED TREASURE
23Jan58 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Malu Gatica .......... Lady Errington
Pedro Galvan ......... John
Mickey Simpson ....... Boley (recurring)
Synopsis:
A chivalrous impulse involves Captain Grief with an ancient curse and
murder. [RF]

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Syndicated Program
New York City Airdates: Sundays (20Sep59-Mar60)

2.1 [18] Captain David Grief: THE LITTLE WHITE CHURCH ON GOBOTO
20Sep59 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Lawrence Dobkin ...... Rev. Mr. Lundy
Allison Hayes ........ Melba
Mickey Simpson ....... Boley (recurring)
Synopsis:
In a flashback, Rev. Mr. Lundy tells how the church on Goboto was
established. [RF]

2.2 [19] Captain David Grief: [unknown episode title]
27Sep59 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)

2.3 [20] Captain David Grief: ESCAPE
04Oct59 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Helen Westcott ....... Fay
Peter Whitney ........ Wrinker
Eugene Martin ........ Jeremiah
Synopsis:
An escaped con tries to force a reformed criminal to help him get away. [RF]

2.4 [21] Captain David Grief: DANGEROUS SEARCH
Guild Films (US copyright date 3Feb57)
11Oct59 NYC
Produced by Duke Goldstone
Directed by Stuart Heisler
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Coleen Gray .......... Marjorie
Richard Garland ...... John
Maureen Hingert ...... Anura
Satini Pvailoe ....... Koluka
Synopsis:
Claiming that her husband's life is in danger, a woman hires Grief to
find his hide-out. [RF]

2.5 [22] Captain David Grief: THE RETURN OF BLACKBEARD
18Oct59 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
George Wallace ....... Wulf
Arthur Shields ....... Macmor
Leon Askin ........... Hayes
Virginia Gregg ....... China Mary
Synopsis:
Grief probes the disappearance of seven cargo ships. [RF]

[--] 25Oct59 NYC re-run of "Idols of Rapa-Nui"

2.6 [23] Captain David Grief: SHANGHAIED
01Nov59 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Andrew Duggan ........ Marley
Barry McGuire ........ Ken
Philip Kenneally ..... Lamps
Robert Ellenstein .... Carson
Mickey Simpson ....... Boley (recurring)
Tudor Owen ........... Snow (recurring)
Synopsis:
Grief tries to rescue his shanghaied bosun and gets caught up in an
attempted mutiny. [RF]

2.7 [24] Captain David Grief: EYE OF THE OCTOPUS
08Nov59 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
William Marshall ..... King
Miriam Colon ......... Milliami
Synopsis:
A giant octopus complicates efforts to salvage a ship. [RF]

2.8 [25] Captain David Grief: THE DEVIL'S HANDMAIDEN [verified -RF]
15Nov59 NYC
Produced by Duke Goldstone
Teleplay by Sidney Ellis & Ken McKenzie
Directed by Walter Doniger
Director of photography Ray Rennahan, A.S.C.
Music Ted Dale
Film Editor Paul Weatherwas, A.C.E.
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
also starring
Tudor Owen ........... Snow (recurring)
Mickey Simpson ....... Boley (recurring)
Guest Cast:
Bruce Gordon ......... Gatti
Lisa Howard .......... Lita
Melvin Prestige ...... Jackie-Jackie
Sergio Pena
Alvarez Gueder
*
Assistant Director .... Dick Dixon
Chief Electrician .... Ed Blondell
Makeup Artist ........ Armand Delmar
Art Director ......... Roberto Miqueli
Sound Technician ..... Manuel Sole
Properties ........... Irving Feinberg
Technical Advisor .... Erwin Katzer
Sound Effects Editor .... Robert Reich
Production Assistant .... Will Lane
Synopsis:
A beautiful girl and a diamond smuggler trick Grief into helping them get
to Florida. [RF]

[--] 22Nov59 NYC re-run of "Duncan's Reef"
2.9 [26] Captain David Grief: THE GUN RUNNERS
29Nov59 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Ramio Gomez .......... General Molina
Lois Nettleton ....... Rosita
Raul Castellanos ..... Gonzales
Synopsis:
Grief unwittingly transports guns for a revolt against his old friend
and benefactor, General Molina. [RF]

[--] 06Dec59 NYC re-run of "Buried Treasure"
[--] 13Dec59 NYC re-run of "The Son of A Son"
[--] 20Dec59 NYC re-run of "Swithin Hall"

2.10 [27] Captain David Grief: NANIGO
27Dec59 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
J. Pat O'Malley ...... Walker
P.J. Sidney .......... Ti-Bamu
Synopsis:
A wealthy plantation owner receives two voodoo dolls as a warning to
leave the island. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A dishonest overseer uses voodoo in an attempt to drive away the
plantation's owners. [RF]

[--] 03Jan60 NYC re-run of "Pangburn's Pride" 
[--] 10Jan60 NYC re-run of "The Return of Blackbeard" 


2.11 [28] Captain David Grief: PORT OF ROGUES
17Jan60 NYC Sunday
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Yerye Beirute ........ Sing Fo
Frederico Curiel ..... Carlie
Elvira Quintana ...... Luana
Guillermo Callas ..... Kulai
Synopsis:
A man sells Captain Grief fake pearls. When Grief tries to resell
them, he is arrested. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Grief unwittingly uses fake pearls to pay a debt. [RF]

2.12 [29] Captain David Grief: EVERYBODY'S BOY
24Jan60 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Mario Navarro ........ Pomare
Enrique Lucerno ...... Baru
Synopsis:
Grief and a doctor fight a smallpox epidemic compounded by native
superstition. [RF]

2.13 [30] Captain David Grief: CAPTAIN GRIEF - PIRATE
31Jan60 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Pascual Pena ......... Murdock
Maira Monay .......... Dorothy
Enrique Zambrano ..... Rivas
Arturo Fernandez ..... Himes
Synopsis:
After towing in an abandoned ship, Grief is accused of piracy by its
captain. [RF]

2.14 [31] Captain David Grief: [unknown episode title]
07Feb60 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)


2.15 [32] Captain David Grief: THE RAIDERS
Guild Films (US copyright date 22Apr57)
14Feb60 NYC
produced by Sidney T. Bruckner
directed by Stuart Heisler
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Felix Gonzalez ....... Guerro
Mickey Simpson ....... Boley (recurring)
Synopsis:
Grief's attempt to reform a young oyster raider causes havoc aboard the
Rattler. [RF]

2.16 [33] Captain David Grief: IN THIS CORNER
21Feb60 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Mickey Simpson ....... Boley (recurring)
Croz Alvarado ........ Willie
Rafael Alcaide ....... Carper
Synopsis:
Boley disappears the night before he's scheduled to fight the ex-champ. [RF]

[34] Captain David Grief: [unknown episode title]
28Feb60 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)


2.17 [35] Captain David Grief: THE TERRIBLE SOLOMONS
06Mar60 NYC (6Mar57 copyright date)
produced by Sidney T. Bruckner
directed by Stuart Heisler
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Lawrence Gray ........ Sam
Grek Martin .......... Bertie
Tudor Owen ........... Snow (recurring)
Elisa Loti ........... Elizabeth
Synopsis:
Grief and a plantation overseer try to make a man out of the owner's son. [RF]

2.18 [36] Captain David Grief: CAFE, END OF THE LINE
13Mar60 NYC (rerun 25Jun61)
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Marta Roth ........... Louise
Claudio Brook ........ Bill
Armando Saenz ........ Michel
Tudor Owen ........... Snow (recurring)
Synopsis:
Cafe 'End of the Line' is owned by an old friend of Grief's. Grief
is shocked to learn that she's suspected of smuggling dope. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A friend of Grief's is suspected of being a dope smuggler. [RF]

2.19 [37] Captain David Grief: A HAND AT SHOWDOWN
20Mar60 NYC
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Mark Lambert
Rosa Elena Durgel .... Elena
Synopsis:
Grief tries to reform a gambler. [RF]

[--] 27Mar60 - rerun of "Canvas Treasure"
[--] 03Apr60 - rerun of "Feathers in the Sun"
[--] 10Apr60 - rerun of "Paradise and Mrs. Forsythe"
[--] 17Apr60 - rerun of "Devils of Fautino"
[--] 24Apr60 - rerun of "Distress Signal"

[38] Captain David Grief: ANGEL OF PARADISE ISLE
06Jan57 ? NYC
produced by Sidney T. Bruckner
directed by Harry Gerstad.
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Marta Roth ........... Agatha
Marc Lambert ......... Hastings
Tudor Owen ........... Snow (recurring)
Synopsis:
A temperance worker becomes the pawn of a counterfeiter. [RF]

[39] Captain David Grief: LADY ON THE RUN
20Jan57 ? NYC
produced by Sidney T. Bruckner
directed by Don Weis
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Linda Trigo .......... Linda Bessant
Antonio Carbajal ..... Felton
Allan Lewis .......... Stokes
Tudor Owen ........... Snow (recurring)
Synopsis:
Linda Bessant, the sole witness to a murder, is pursued by both the police and the killers. [RF]

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[--] Captain David Grief: THE BLACKBIRDER
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Melvin Prestidge ..... Jackie-Jackie
Lee Morgan ........... Martin
Elaine Bruce ......... Tula
Fernando Wagner ...... Meister
Tudor Owen ........... Snow (recurring)
Synopsis:
An attempt is made to rescue Jackie-Jackie from kidnappers. [RF]

[--] Captain David Grief: DEADLY CARGO
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Pedro Galvan ......... Clark
Fernando Curiel ...... Corely
Enrique Indigo ....... Brandt
Ariadna Welter ....... Martha
John Kelly ........... Ben
Synopsis:
Grief tries to learn why two ships from the same line have disappeared. [RF]

[--] Captain David Grief: WARNING FROM THE SEA
Starring: Maxwell Reed (as Captain David Grief)
Guest Cast:
Rebecca Iturbide ..... Donna
Julio Tabauda ........ Jose
Synopsis:
With two people confessing to a murder to protect one another, Grief
goes after the real killer. [RF]


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