CTVA US Adventure - "The Immortal" (Paramount/ABC)(1970-71) Christopher George

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The Immortal (1970-71)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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THE IMMORTAL
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Paramount Television production
for
ABC (Thursdays 10:00PM ET)(24Sep70-14Jan71)
ABC (Wednesdays 9PM ET)(12May71-8Sep71) (reruns)
Executive Producer Anthony Wilson, Produced by Lou Morheim
Created by Robert Specht based on James Gunn's original story.

US Adventure series 1969 pilot + 1970-71 15 episodes x 60 min
Starring:
Christopher George as Ben Richards
Don Knight as Fletcher
David Brian as Arthur Maitland
Recurring Guest Star:
Carol Lynley as Sylvia (pilot and ep. #1)

Premise:
Our hero has a rare blood type which gives immunity not only to disease but also to ageing
Opening Narration:
"This man has a singular advantage over other men. Ben Richards is immune to every known disease
including old age. Periodic transfusions of his blood can give other men a second, a third lifetime, perhaps more."


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Pilot:
THE IMMORTAL (90 min TVMovie)
Prod no. 61170-001
30-Sep-1969 (rerun 15Sep70)
Teleplay by Robert Specht ; Story by James E. Gunn
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Director of photography Howard R. Schwartz
Music Dominic Frontiere
Produced by Lou Morheim
Cast:
Christopher George ... Ben Richards
Carol Lynley ......... Sylvia Cartwright
Barry Sullivan ....... Jordan Braddock
Jessica Walter ....... Janet Braddock
Ralph Bellamy ........ Dr. Matt Pearce
Vincent Beck ......... Locke
William Sargent ...... Pilot
Garry Walberg ........ Detective
Martin Silberscher ... Doctor
Claudia Bryar ........ Nurse #1
Lillian Adams ........ Nurse #2
Mimi Dillard ......... Nurse #3
Joseph Bernard ....... Mechanic
Synopsis:
A test driver, discovered to possess a rare blood type that temporarily halts disease and aging, finds that hes suddenly
being stalked by the greedy seeking a second or third lifetime who want a transfusion, voluntarily or otherwise. [RF]

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ABC Thursdays 10PM Eastern (24Sep70-14Jan71)

1.01 The Immortal: SYLVIA
Prod no. 60171-006
24-Sep-1970 ABC Thurs (rerun 12May71)
Written by Robert Malcolm Young
Directed by Don McDougall
Guest cast:
Carol Lynley ....... Sylvia Cartwright
Glenn Corbett ...... David Hiller
Sherry Jackson ..... Sherry Hiller
David Brian ........ Arthur Maitland
Joey Tata .......... Moniton
Paul Langton ....... Walter Hiller
Angela Greene ...... Mrs. Hiller
Bob Orrisson ....... Thug #1
Frank Orsatti ...... Thug #2
Bill Burton ........ Thug #3
Alan Oliney ........ Thug #4

1.02 The Immortal: WHITE ELEPHANTS DON'T GROW ON TREES
Prod no. 60171-004
01-Oct-1970 ABC Thurs
Written by Shimon Wincelberg
Directed by Michael Caffey
Guest cast:
Ross Martin ........ Eddie Yeoman
Mitch Vogel ........ Jud Yeomen
Read Morgan ........ Tucker
William Wintersole.. Manager
Elizabeth Harrower.. Aunt Marge
Victoria Carroll ... Waitress
Ed Begley Jr. ...... Attendant
Karl Lucas ......... Superintendent
Larry J. Black ..... Auctioneer

1.03 The Immortal: REFLECTIONS ON A LOST TOMORROW
Prod no. 60171-003
08-Oct-1970 ABC Thurs
Written by Robert Hamner
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Guest cast:
Jack Albertson ..... Dr. Walter Koster
Rosemary Forsyth ... Anne Koster
David Brian ........ Arthur Maitland
Philip Bourneuf .... Paul Hubner
Gene O'Donnell ..... Moderator
Alice Borden ....... Waitress
Walt Davis ......... Arnie
Treva Frazee ....... Mother
Synopsis:
Dr. Walter Koster has spent 20 years researching his theory about the
connection between haemoglobin and the aging process. [RF]

1.04 The Immortal: THE LEGACY
Prod no. 60171-007
15-Oct-1970 ABC Thurs (rerun 26May71)
Written by Robert Duncan and Wanda Duncan and Dan B. Ullman
Directed by Robert Douglas
Guest cast:
Susan Howard ....... Annie Williams
Mario Alcalde ...... Ramos
Manuel Padilla, Jr.. Luis
Armand Alzamora .... Martinez
Felipe Turich ...... Rodriguez
Michael Vandever ... Jensen
Chuck Taylor ....... Smith
Synopsis:
In New Mexico, Ben gets involved with a group of impoverished chicanos conducting an illegal mining operation. Although
typhoid is threatening the men, their leader won't permit Ben to go for help until they can bootleg enough ore to sell. [RF]

1.05 The Immortal: THE RAINBOW BUTCHER
Prod no. 60171-005
22-Oct-1970 ABC Thurs (rerun 02Jun71)
Written by Jack Bradford
Directed by Nick Webster
Guest cast:
Vic Morrow ......... Sheriff Dan W. Wheeler
Collin Wilcox ...... Clarice Evans
Jerry Ayres ........ Charley
Byron Mabe ......... Deputy Collis
Tani Phelps ........ Martha
Jimmy Bracken ...... Donny Evans
Synopsis:
Small town sheriff nails Ben on a trumped up charge.

1.06 The Immortal: MAN ON A PUNCHED CARD
Prod no. 60171-010
29-Oct-1970 ABC Thurs (rerun 09Jun71)
Written by Shimon Wincelberg and Stephen Kandel
Directed by Don Weis
Guest cast:
Lynda Day .......... Terry Kerwin
Lee Patterson ...... Duane Hollenbeck
Barry Cahill ....... B.L. Lacey
Lori Busk .......... Bonita Kerwin
Karen Arthur ....... Betty
Hal Riddle ......... Morton
Dave Willock ....... Brockow
Ford Lile .......... Deputy
Jim Wagerman ....... Attendant
Synopsis:
Ben matches wits with a computer capable of predicting his every move.
It's machine vs. man, with Ben getting help from a female programmer,
who needs Ben for reasons of her own. [RF]

1.07 The Immortal: WHITE HORSE, STEEL HORSE
Prod no. 60171-009
05-Nov-1970 ABC Thurs
Written by Gene L. Coon and Stephen Kandel and Dan B. Ullman
Story by Gene L. Coon
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Guest cast:
John Dehner ........ George Allison
Stephen Oliver ..... Nat King
Warner Anderson .... Judge Atkins
Robbie Porter ...... Robert Allison
John Pickard ....... Katcher
Frederic Gavlin .... Mort
Bill Burton ........ Ray

1.08 The Immortal: THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT
Prod no. 60171-013
12-Nov-1970 ABC Thurs
Written by Stephen Kandel
Directed by Robert Douglas
Guest cast:
Lee Meriwether ..... Sigrid Bergen
Nico Minardos ...... Simon Brent
Karl Swenson ....... Dom DiLorenzo
Dom Tattoli ........ Casey
James O'Hara ....... Benson
Jayne Brechenridge.. Girl
Joe Thomas ......... Man

1.09 The Immortal: BY GIFT OF CHANCE
Prod no. 60171-011
19-Nov-1970 ABC Thurs (rerun 30Jun71)
Written by Ken Trevey and Stephen Kandel
Directed by Irving J. Moore
Guest cast:
Jacqueline Scott ... Alpha Henderson
Michael Conrad ..... Monte Loomis
Herbert Jefferson Jr. .... Garland Colley
Arthur Lewis ....... Portland Bill
Paul Nickles ....... Peters
Don Haggerty ....... Danson
Synopsis:
A wounded Ben finds himself at the untender mercy of Monte Loomis, a
ruthless farm foreman who runs his illegal work force like a feudal baron. [RF]

[--] 26-Nov-1970 pre-empted for Thanksgiving College Football.

1.10 The Immortal: DEAD MAN, DEAD MAN
Prod no. 60171-012
03-Dec-1970 ABC Thurs
Written by William Wood
Directed by Allen Baron
Guest cast:
Joan Hotchkis ...... Helen Stoner
Henry Beckman ...... Dr. Kinneson
Byron Keith ........ Dave Holley
John Garwood ....... Tom McWade
Lal Baum ........... Frye
Lee Stanley ........ Deputy Barry
Kem Dibbs .......... Bryer

1.11 The Immortal: PARADISE BAY
Prod no. 60171-008
10-Dec-1970 ABC Thurs (rerun 14Jul71)
Teleplay by Ben Masselink and Stephen Kandel
Story by Ben Masselink and Dan B. Ullman
Directed by Don Weis
Guest cast:
Tisha Sterling ..... Julie/Nancy Dudley
Howard Duff ........ Arthur Cameron
Scott Brady ........ Frank Brady
Aron Kincaid ....... Pete Cameron
Don Diamond ........ Warren Harron
Ronnie Rondell Jr... Ralph
Joe Hooker ......... Eddie

1.12 The Immortal: THE RETURN
Prod no. 60171-002
17-Dec-1970 ABC Thurs (rerun 21Jul71)
Written by Robert Specht
Directed by Michael Caffey
Guest cast:
Richard Ward ....... Joe Carver
Harry Townes ....... Roy Adkins
Martine Bartlett ... Mrs. Adkins
Marlene Clark ...... Carol Carver
Ted Knight ......... Dr. Arliss
Ford Rainey ........ Sheriff Billy
William Benedict ... Player
John Gallaudet ..... Ralph
Patience Cleaveland. Nurse
Synopsis:
Ben helps a kid that was beaten and may die, unaware that Fletcher
believes he will go back to see Joe, the man who raised him and his brother. [RF]

1.13 The Immortal: TO THE GODS ALONE
Prod no. 60171-001
31-Dec-1970 ABC Thurs (rerun 28Jul71)
Written by Ken Trevey
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Guest cast:
Barry Sullivan ..... Jordan Braddock
Lynn Loring ........ Grace Lee Canby
Bruce Dern ......... Luther Seacombe
Robert Sampson ..... Check Hutchins
Bucklind Beery ..... Wesley Beacombe
Peggy Rea .......... Mrs. Strom
Synopsis:
Braddock captures Ben in a cabin during a blizzard. There the men learn a little about each other through flashbacks.

1.14 The Immortal: SANCTUARY
Prod no. 60171-014
07-Jan-1971 ABC Thurs (rerun 04Aug71)
Written by William Eastlake
Directed by Michael Caffey
Guest cast:
Sal Mineo .......... Tsinnajinni
Paul Picerni ....... Klabo
Iron Eyes Cody ..... Djanni
Don 'Red' Barry .... Reese
Fred Lerner ........ Delgado
Allan Gibbs ........ Espargo

1.15 The Immortal: BROTHER'S KEEPER
Prod no. 60171-015
14-Jan-1971 ABC Thurs (rerun 11Aug71)
Telepaly by Robert Duncan and Wanda Duncan and Stephen Kandel
Story by Robert Duncan and Wanda Duncan
Directed by Charles Rondeau
Guest cast:
Michael Strong ..... Jason Richards
Marj Dusay ......... Allison Richards
James Sikking ...... Administrator
Michael Masters .... Dalby
Tom Stewart ........ Assistant
Frank Orsatti ...... Heavy

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Summer Reruns - ABC Wednesdays 9PM Eastern (12May71-8Sep71)
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