CTVA US Adventure -"Movin' On" (D'Antoni-Weitz/NBC) Season 1 (1974-75)

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Starring Claude Akins & Frank Converse
Season 1 (NBC) (1974-75)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
William Southard, Mike Burns (#32), Tony Berg (#25),  Rina Fox , Alex S. Garcia
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)  


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NBC Thursdays 10:00 pm Eastern

1.01 Movin' On: THE TIME OF HIS LIFE
12Sep74 NBC Thur
Written by George Kirgo
Guest cast:
Michael J. Pollard
Synopsis:
Sonny and Will try to brighten the last days of a feisty young trucker who is dying of cancer. [RF]

1.02 Movin' On: ROADBLOCK
19Sep74 NBC Thur
Guest cast:
Mackenzie Phillips ... Chessie
Richard Jaeckel ...... Red
Synopsis:
A gambler entrusts his bratty 14-year-old daughter to Sonny and Will. [RF]

1.03 Movin' On: GRIT (aka "True Grit")
26Sep74 NBC Thur
Guest cast:
James Olson ........... Ben Simms
Pamela Payton-Wright .. Francie Simms
Robert Symonds ........ Dr. Stillwell
Bernard Leopold ....... Varga
Eve McVeagh ........... Rosalie
Mary Lynn Bolger ...... Receptionist
William Christopher ... Jewelry Clerk
Synopsis:
A story of hope and endurance unfolds after Sonny and Will
pick up a poverty-stricken couple. Traveling on foot, the man
has brought his wheel-chair bound wife over 200 miles to see a famous doctor.
*Note: Brilliant performance by James Olson.

1.04 [--] Movin' On: LIFE LINE
3Oct74 NBC Thur
Produced by Joseph Gantman
Written by James Menzies
Directed by John Peyser
Guest Cast:
Lois Nettletton
Clint Howard

John Qualen
Ronald Feinberg

1.05 [--] Movin' On: THE TRICK IS TO STAY ALIVE
 10Oct74 NBC Thur
Special Guest Star:
Aldo Ray ............. Art
Guest Stars:
Marilyn Hassett ...... Mary Kate
James Keach .......... Ron
with:
Robert Sorrells
*
Associate Producer: John G. Wilson
Director of Photography: Ted Landon
Assistant Director: Robert Scrivner
Synopsis:
Sonny and Will are waylaid by armed escaped convicts who want to use the truck as a getaway vehicle. [RF]

[--] 17Oct74 NBC Thur - "Ransom" aka "Ann's Party"
(postponed to 23Jan75 because of the "World Series: Oakland Athletics v. Los Angeles Dodgers"
(postponed again 20Feb75 for NBC News Special with President Gerald Ford )

 
 1.06 [--] Movin' On: COWHANDS [RF]
24Oct74 NBC Thur
Written by Eugene Price
Directed by Paul Stanley
Guest Cast:
Tina Louise ........... Helen
Glenn Corbett ......... Tommy Trueblood
A Martinez ............ Manolo
Edward Faulkner ....... Elton Edwards

 1.07 Movin' On: THE GOOD LIFE
07Nov74 NBC Thur
Guest cast:
George Maharis
Laraine Stephens ..... Joan
Gary Merrill ......... Paul Lorimer
Michell Marie Price .. Myrt
Synopsis:
A confident businessman offers Sonny and Will a huge salary to haul barrels of oil which he hasn't found yet. [RF]

1.08 Movin' On: GAMES
14Nov74 NBC Thur
Guest cast:
Michael Parks ........ Ike
Gary Lockwood ........ Harmony
Joe Kapp ............. Jackson
Synopsis:
A cop with a grudge against truckers gives an unfair citation to Sonny
and Will's friend, a struggling driver who can't afford to pay the fine. [RF]

1.09 Movin' On: HOOTS
21Nov74 NBC Thur
Guest cast:
Fritz Weaver ......... Eli
Belinda J. Montgomery ... Anne
Philip Bruns ......... Heyward
Synopsis:
A story about Hutterites, peaceful farmers whose religion forbids them to
retaliate against the violence done them by prejudiced neighbors. [RF]

1.10 Movin' On: GOOD FOR LAUGHS
1.10 Movin' On:
28Nov74 NBC Thur
Guest cast:
Frank Gorshin ........ Frank
Jonathan Lippe ....... Terry
Skip Homeier
Barbara Brownell
Synopsis 1:
Will's friend, a once-lighthearted prankster, is now convinced that someone is trying to kill him. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A logger claims that someone is trying to kill him. [RF]

1.11 Movin' On: HIGH ROLLERS
05Dec74 NBC Thur
Guest cast:
Christina Raines ..... Rita
Robert F. Lyons ...... Chuck
Scott Brady .......... Murphy
John C. Barone ....... Gossett
William H. Bailey .... Foreman
Synopsis:
On a winning streak in Las Vegas, Will is raking in so much money that
he is considering buying his own truck and going it alone. [RF]

1.12 [--] Movin' On: GOIN' HOME [Part 1]
12Dec74 NBC Thur
Guest cast:
Sheree North ......... Dinah
John Vernon .......... Felton
Jamie Smith Jackson .. Julie
Woodrow Parfrey ...... Wentworth
Matilda Carson ....... Madame Stendhal
Will Hutchins ........ Slim
Synopsis:
Sonny decides to pay a visit to his home town instead of spending the holidays on the road. [RF]

1.13 [--] Movin' On: GOIN' HOME [Part 2]
19Dec74 NBC Thur (rerun 20Mar75)
Guest cast:
Sheree North ......... Dinah
John Vernon .......... Felton
Jamie Smith Jackson .. Julie
Woodrow Parfrey ...... Wentworth
Joyce Jameson ........ Angela Wentworth
Eddie Little Sky ..... Freewater
Jerell O. Malone ..... Jerry Malone
Synopsis:
Sonny and his ex-wife are in big trouble unless they find the $20,000
necklace she stole from her gangster boyfriend and lost the same day. [RF]

1.14 Movin' On: ANTIQUES
26Dec74 NBC Thur
Guest cast:
Jeanette Nolan
Synopsis:
A crusty old eccentric loses all will to live when someone steals the antique auto in which her husband died. [RF]

1.15 [--] Movin' On: EXPLOSION
2Jan75 NBC Thur

1.16 Movin' On: LANDSLIDE
16Jan75 NBC Thur
Guest cast:
Cameron Mitchell ..... Charley
John Ritter .......... Casey
Synopsis:
The truckers and several motorists are trapped on a narrow mountain road. [RF]

 [--] 23Jan75 NBC Thur
Originally scheduled for 17Oct74 "Ransom" aka "Ann's Party" was postponed again for an NBC News Special.
Tom Brokaw and John Chancellor interviewed President Gerald Ford, broadcast live from the White House.
The episode finally aired on NBC 20Feb75.

1.17 [--] Movin' On: FRAUD
30Jan75 NBC Thur
Associate Producer John G. Wilson
Director of Photography Ted Landon
Guest cast:
Barry Sullivan ........ Zack Bernhardt
Jenny Sullivan ........ Eunice Bernhardt
Rosey Grier ........... Fats
Michael Hagerthy ...... Teddy
Art Aragon ............ Brown
Richard Bull .......... Manager
Synopsis:
Hard evidence backs an insurance adjuster's claim that Sonny and
Will stole their cargo and set fire to their trailer. [RF]

1.18 Movin' On: AMMO
06Feb75 NBC Thur
Guest cast:
Roger Perry ........... Charles
Jess Walton ........... Olive
Albert Paulsen ........ Ernest
Synopsis:
Naval Intelligence persuades Sonny and Will to infiltrate a group that stole naval munitions. [RF]

1.19 Movin' On: TATTOOS
13Feb75 NBC Thur
Guest cast:
Ramon Bieri
James Callahan ........ Gabe
Lynette Mettey ........ Milly
Synopsis:
Sonny's lovesick old Navy buddy goes AWOL to pursue an elusive female trucker. [RF]

1.20 [--] Movin' On: RANSOM aka "Ann's Party"
20Feb75 NBC Thur
(postponed from 17Oct74 for "World Series: Oakland Athletics v. Los Angeles Dodgers")
(postponed again 23Jan75 for NBC News Special with President Gerald Ford)
Guest cast:
Claudia Jennings ...... Ann
Ralph Meeker .......... Dave Bennett
Karen Carlson ......... Janet Kingman
Patricia Smith ........ Claire Bennett
Madilyn Clark ......... Hostess
Synopsis:
A garment manufacturer persuades Sonny and Will to deliver a $500,000
ransom in a kidnaping that he insists be kept from the police. [RF]

[--] 06Mar75 - "The Price of Loving" (postponed to 02Apr75)
[--] 13Mar75 - "Wedding Bell" (postponed to 09Arp75)
[--] 20Mar75 - rerun of "Goin' Home" pt. 2 (first aired 19Dec74)
[--] 27Mar75 - preempted for Perry Como Easter Special

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"Movin' On" moves to NBC Wednesdays from 02Apr75
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1.21 Movin' On: THE PRICE OF LOVING
02Apr75 NBC Wed (postponed from 06Mar75)
*Filmed in San Francisco.
Guest cast:
John Schuck ......... Bigamist
Anne Francis ........ Abby
Kelly Jean Peters ... Betsy
Frank Campanella .... Wheels
Chris Valentine ..... Junior
Christopher Crew .... Bumper
Jay Robertson ....... Stevie
Sean Maley .......... Leroy
Synopsis:
Sonny and Will are caught in the middle when a friend who married "the two most wonderful
women in the world"  tries to keep each wife from learning about the other. [RF]

1.22 Movin' On: WEDDING BELL
09Apr75 NBC Wed (postponed from 13Mar75)
*Filmed in San Francisco.
Guest cast:
Janet Leigh ......... Nina Smith
Debralee Scott ...... Amy
Bill Catching ....... Angelo
Ray Gorman .......... Gentry
Logan Houston ....... Eduard
Synopsis:
Sonny's trucking career hits an unexpected detour when he meets Nina Smith,
an impulsive sculptor who urges him to exploit his untapped talents as a painter. [RF] 

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