CTVA US Adventure - "Passport To Danger" (Hal Roach Studios)(1954-55) starring Cesar Romero

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Passport to Danger (1954-55)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Jim Brent, Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
British Film Institute (#13 #22 #24 #37)

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PASSPORT TO DANGER
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Hal Roach Studios
for First-Run Syndication
Produced by Hal Roach Jr.

US Adventure series 1954-55    39 episodes x 30 min
starring
Cesar Romero
as Steve McQuinn

Premise:
Adventures of a Diplomatic Courier.

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Episodes listed in Alphabetical Order (except Pilot)

1.1 [--] Passport to Danger: BUDAPEST (Pilot episode)
Prod. no. 9549.
06Oct55 New Haven, CT
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
Virgil Tanac
John Mylong
Douglass Dumbrille
Nadja Pesey
Synopsis:
Steve McQuinn becomes the cellmate of a Hungarian priest, and the decoy of the secret police. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
A Hungarian priest jailed for anti-Communist activities gets a helping hand from McQuinn.

1.2 [--] Passport to Danger: ANTIGUA
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
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[--] Passport to Danger: Unknown (possibly "Antigua")
Guest cast:
Rita Lynn
Robert Tafur
Synopsis:
McQuinn uncovers the plot of a speculator who wants to keep coffee prices high. [RF]


1.3 [--] Passport to Danger: ATHENS
19Apr56 Chicago, IL
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest cast:
Carolyn Jones
Synopsis:
When Steve meets a beautiful lady in an Athens café, he uncovers an
international drug smuggling racket. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
A beautiful woman involves McQuinn with international dope smugglers.

1.4 [--] Passport to Danger: BAJA, CALIFORNIA
03May56 Chicago, IL
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
Dan Seymour
June Vincent
Jan Merlin
Synopsis 1:
Steve's plane crash lands in Mexico during a hurricane, and the first
person to reach the wreckage is a desperate criminal. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Survivors of a plane crash are menaced by a desperate criminal. [RF]

1.5 [--] Passport to Danger: BATAVIA
02Jan58 Kansas City, MO
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
Dan Seymour
Synopsis 1:
McQuinn helps a girl find her missing boy friend in this far-off place. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
A Batavian plantation owner holds the key to a man's disappearance. [RF]

1.6 [--] Passport to Danger: BELGRADE
28Jul56 Wichita, KS
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
Dan Seymour
Maria Palmer
Synopsis 1:
A dying man on an express train to Belgrade tells Steve McQuinn about an assassination plot. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
McQuinn discovers an assassination plot on the Simplon Express to Belgrade. [RF]

1.7 [--] Passport to Danger: BRISBANE
12Jun58 Johnson City, TN
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
Peter Adams
Shawn Smith
Lumsden Hare
Synopsis 1:
Diplomatic courier Steve McQuinn tries to find the beautiful blonde
who left an envelope of top secret documents in a local bar. He
can't seem to locate her but he has no trouble finding-murder. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
McQuinn's search for a mysterious girl involves top-secret documents and murder. [RF]

1.8 [--] Passport to Danger: CALCUTTA
29Jun56 Lawton, OK
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
Dorothy Patrick
Robert Cabel
Naji
Harvey Stephens
Synopsis:
Steve tries vainly to recover a plague-ridden hawk stolen from him
upon his arrival in Calcutta. The hawk was destined for a doctor. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
A plague-ridden hawk is stolen from McQuinn in Calcutta. [RF]

1.9 [--] Passport to Danger: CASABLANCA
29Jun55 Dayton, OH
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
Hillary Brooke
Rudolph Anders
Charles Horvath
Synopsis 1:
Entering a house in Casablanca's native quarter on an errand of mercy,
Steve and his beautiful companion Mae Rand walk right into headquarters
for an uprising. A commanding German has them imprisoned for what they have seen. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Revolutionaries match wits with McQuinn as he tries to halt an uprising in Casablanca. [RF]

1.10 [--] Passport to Danger: DAMASCUS
04Jun56 New Haven, CT
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
Paula Vernay
Synopsis 1:
Steve is assigned to protect an Arabian sultan enroute to Damascus.[JB]
Synopsis 2:
An Arabian sultan, en route to an important meeting, must be protected from assassins. [RF]

1.11 [--] Passport to Danger: DUBLIN
12Aug56 Dayton, OH
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
Nancy Lee
Michael Emmet
James Fairfax
Michael Pate
Synopsis 1:
A small black bag, placed in his luggage when he disembarked at Dublin,
involves Steve in the doings of some Irish patriots. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
A small black satchel involves McQuinn with Irish patriots. [RF]

1.12 [--] Passport to Danger: EDINBURGH
19Dec56 Boston, MA
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
Reginald Denny
Lili Fontaine
Synopsis 1:
Steve is suspected in a plot to unearth an ancient treasure. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Buried treasure and McQuinn's old identity card are linked to an
Edinburgh murder. [RF]

1.13 [--] Passport to Danger: GENEVA (aka "Wrong Grandson")[BFI]
US synd: 12Mar56
Directed by Sobey Martin
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
Oscar Beregi ........ Dr Bartok
Sasha Harden ........ Alex Teleki
Gene Roth
Karin Booth
Synopsis:
A Hungarian patriot's grandson seeks political asylum in Geneva with McQuinn. [RF]

1.14 [--] Passport to Danger: HAVANA
15Feb56 Sacramento, CA
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest cast:
Lina Romay
Stuart Randall
Hy Anzel
Harris Brown
Synopsis:
Steve McQuinn is disturbed to discover that a friend is piloting
passengers into the country illegally. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
McQuinn tries to find out why an honest flier is bringing people into Havana illegally. [RF]

1.15 [--] Passport to Danger: HELSINKI
14Jul56 Boston, MA
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
Gladys Holland
John Miljan
Synopsis 1:
Steve gets involved in a political feud, further complicated by a
Romeo-and-Juliet situation when he plays cupid in Helsinki for a couple he introduced. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
McQuinn tries to reconcile two Helsinki lovers whose families differ politically. [RF]

1.16 [--] Passport to Danger: JOHANNESBURG
06Feb58 Kansas City, MO
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
James Gleason
Noreen Nash
Synopsis 1:
McQuinn protects a prospector who has found a huge diamond. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
A Johannesburg prospector's life is threatened after he discovers a huge diamond. [RF]

1.17 [--] Passport to Danger: LIMA
05Feb56 Kansas City, MO
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest cast:
Walter Sande
Elinor Donahue
Ted de Corsia
Synopsis:
Steve McQuinn doesn't suspect that his young lady traveling companion
on a plane to Lima, Peru, will play a vital part in his capture of a
big-time American racketeer. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
A big-time U.S. racketeer flees to Lima with McQuinn (Cesar Romero) hot on his trail. [RF]

1.18 [--] Passport to Danger: LONDON
09Jul56 Detroit, MI
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest cast:
Virginia Christine
Victoria Ward
Carl Esmond
Scott Forbes
Synopsis:
A war widow insists to diplomatic courier Steve McQuinn that she has
found the German nurse, who betrayed her husband. The widow, now in
the hospital, believes that the place is the center of a spy ring. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
London is the scene of an investigation involving a spy ring, a hospital and McQuinn. [RF]

1.19 [--] Passport to Danger: MACAO
02Jul56 Chicago, IL /04Jul56 NYC
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
Alan Hale Jr.
Irene Tedrow
Charles Lung
Synopsis 1:
After a mission to Hong Kong, Steve McQuinn stops at Macao to see an
old friend. Soon after their reunion, the friend is killed. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
A diplomatic courier's friend is killed. [RF]

1.20 [--] Passport to Danger: MADRID
22Jun55 Dayton, OH
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
Yvette Dugay
Abel France
Vincente Padula
Synopsis 1:
A beautiful Duchess captures Steve McQuinn's heart, and is then
kidnapped by powerful enemies. Steve is involved in a series of events
through his efforts to save her life. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
McQuinn becomes involved with a Spanish countess in Madrid. [RF]

1.21 [--] Passport to Danger: MARSEILLES
15Dec55 New Haven, CT
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
**** no guest cast details *****
Synopsis:
Steve masquerades as a murdered man in an effort to learn more about underground activities. [JB]

[--] Passport to Danger: Unknown (possibly "Marseilles")
Guest cast:
Susan Seaforth ......... Mme. Garreau
Synopsis:
Mme. Garreau has a lucrative trade getting persons without passports to South America. [RF]


1.22 [--] Passport to Danger: MEXICO CITY [BFI]
08Mar56 New Haven, CT
Written by Donald S. Sandford
Directed by Sobey Martin
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
Edgar Barrier ......... Ruiz
Manual Rojas .......... Vincente
Robin Short
Donna Martell
Synopsis 1:
Steve McQuinn tries to help a frightened youth who is to debut as a matador. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
McQuinn befriends a frightened Mexican youth who is making his debut as a matador. [RF]

1.23 [--] Passport to Danger: MONTE CARLO
09Dec58 Chicago, IL
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
Ann Robinson
Roland Varno
Synopsis 1:
One of America's allies is trying to protect its oil interests. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
A U.S. ally tries to protect oil interests by helping a deposed monarch regain his throne. [RF]

1.24 [--] Passport to Danger: NAPLES [BFI]
US synd: 7May56
Written by Frank L. Moss
Directed by Erle C. Kenton
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
Paul Picerni ........ Eddie
Harry Lauter
Lester Matthews
Henry Corden
Anthony Caruso
Toni Gearry
Synopsis:
International smugglers complicate McQuinn's attempt to renew an old friendship. [RF]

1.25 [--] Passport to Danger: NEW YORK
01Jan58 Topeka, KS
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest cast:
Mary Beth Hughes
Jean Willis
Synopsis 1:
McQuinn masquerades as a government agent in order to find out about espionage activities. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
McQuinn investigates a dancing school said to be a front for an espionage ring. [RF]

1.26 [--] Passport to Danger: PARIS
22Feb55 Los Angeles, CA
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest cast:
Ina Anders
William Ching
Lita Milan
Mark Dana
Synopsis 1:
Steve McQuinn, in Paris, tries to save his best friend from scandal and ruin. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
McQuinn tries to aid a friend accused of selling confidential information to France. [RF]

1.27 [--] Passport to Danger: PRAGUE
04Jul57 Kansas City, MO
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
Ted de Corsia
Pamela Duncan
Peter Brocco
Gerry Gayler
Synopsis 1:
Steve McQuinn helps a Czech skating star escape from Prague to be reunited with her husband. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
A Czech skating star wants to escape from Prague and join her husband in London. [RF]

1.28 [--] Passport to Danger: RANGOON
08Dec55 New Haven, CT
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
Phillip Ahn
Soo Yong
Keye Luke
Maria Pinki Tsien
Synopsis 1:
Steve McQuinn tries to help an Indian holy man's village. Bandits
have been victimizing the people. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Bandits have invaded the quiet village of an Indian holy man. [RF]

1.29 [--] Passport to Danger: RIO DE JANEIRO
29Dec55 New Haven, CT
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
Fay Wall
Ernest Sarracino
Yvette Dugay
John Wengraf
Synopsis 1:
It's carnival time in Rio! But Steve McQuinn is busy trying to find
a young woman's missing husband and preventing a young girl's elopement. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
McQuinn must stop an elopement and find a missing husband during carnival time in Rio. [RF]

1.30 [--] Passport to Danger: ROME
13Feb56 Sacramento, CA
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
Donna Martell
David Kasday
Carl Milletaire
Synopsis 1:
Diplomatic courier Steve McQuinn helps out a Roman beauty who has
gotten herself mixed up with a gang of counterfeiters. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
A beautiful girl gets mixed up with counterfeiters in Rome. [RF]

1.31 [--] Passport to Danger: SAIGON
19Feb56 Kansas City, MO
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest cast:
Warren Lee
Richard Leo
Angela Greene
Synopsis:
After his plane is downed, Steve McQuinn hitchhikes on a boat to Saigon
During a flight aboard ship, Communist agents steal his dispatch case. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Communist agents steal McQuinn's dispatch case on a boat to Saigon. [RF]

1.32 [--] Passport to Danger: SOFIA
07Mar56 Providence, RI
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest cast:
Nestor Paiva
Alana Monet
Bill Henry
Synopsis 1:
Steve tries to buy his freedom from the Bulgarian secret police. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Bulgaria's secret police arrest McQuinn for theft. [RF]

1.33 [--] Passport to Danger: TANGIER
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest cast:
Sig Arno
Carol Thurston
Jan Merlin
Synopsis:
McQuinn, in Tangier, helps a refugee who's wanted by Bulgaria's secret police. [RF]

1.34 [--] Passport to Danger: TEHERAN
20Jul55 Dayton, OH
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest cast:
Nestor Paiva
Carl Esmond
Synopsis 1:
Steve McQuinn tastes the pleasures and dangers of inherited fortune-if
only temporarily. Steve arrives in Teheran on leave from his courier
duties to meet an old friend-only to be greeted by a flying bullet
and news of his friend's death. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
McQuinn attempts to solve a successful oil prospector's murder in Teheran. [RF]

1.35 [--] Passport to Danger: TEL AVIVI
11Sep58 Kansas City, MO
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast:
Peter Votrian
Karen Verne
Peter Brocco
Sig Arno
Synopsis 1:
A DP boy arrives in Israel by plane and disappears before his mother
reaches the airport to meet him. She turns to Steve McQuinn for
help. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
A refugee mother searches Tel Aviv for her kidnapped son. [RF]

1.36 [--] Passport to Danger: TRIESTE
23May55 Syracuse, NY
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest cast:
Phillip Tonge
Jorja Curtwright
Paula Corday
Synopsis 1:
Steve McQuinn finds a coded Latin book is the key to an enemy spy ring. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Diplomatic courier McQuinn is stuck with a mysterious book and enemy agents want it. [RF]

1.37 [--] Passport to Danger: TURKEY [BFI]
US synd: 16Feb56
22Mar56 Chicago, IL
Written by Donald S. Sanford
Directed by Sobey Martin
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest Cast;
Sherry Alberoni
Christopher Cook ....... Peter
Nick Dennis
Mel Welles
Synopsis 1:
Steve McQuinn befriends the children of an escaped Rumanian industrialist. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
McQuinn protects a Rumanian industrialist and his children from enemy agents. [RF]

1.38 [-] Passport to Danger: VIENNA
19Aug56 Dayton, OH
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest cast:
Lisa Gaye
Gregory Gay
John Warburton
John Hamilton
Synopsis 1:
Steve McQuinn gets more than he expected when he promises an American
senator that he will look up the man's daughter in a Vienna ballet school. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
A U.S. senator's daughter, studying ballet in Vienna, gets mixed up in
international intrigue. [RF]

1.39 [--] Passport to Danger: ZAMBOANGA
10Jun56 Kansas City, MO
Starring: Cesar Romero (as Steve McQuinn)
Guest cast:
Gale Robbins
James Burke
Alexander Campbell
Michael Pate
James Seay
Linda Goodridge
Synopsis 1:
Steve McQuinn is asked by the American government to investigate an
American chorus girl who's supposed to marry the Prince of Borneo.[JB]
Synopsis 2:
McQuinn investigates an American chorus girl who's supposed to marry the prince of Borneo. [RF]

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