CTVA US Adventure - "Ripcord" (ZIV-UA-Ivan Tors) Season 1 (1961-62)

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Starring Larry Pennell & Ken Curtis
Season 1 (Syndicated) (1961-62)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
"Ripcord" skydiver "Bob Henry",  Jorge Reinaldo Galindo, Tom Alger

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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Syndicated Program 
Listed in Production Number Order or  New York City Airdate Order where known

1.00 [--] Ripcord: THE SKY DIVER (1961)(pilot episode ?) (color)
Guest Cast:
Russell Johnson (as Stan Warner)
Joan Evans (as Juli Warner)
Doug Kennedy (as Henry Kruger)
Alex Montoya (as Mendez)
Janet Lake (as Sybil)
Harvey Stephens (as Dr. Pareto)
Joanne Smith (as Kip)
Paul Comi (as Chuck Lambert, pilot)(recurring)
Synopsis 1:
Ted Mckeever and Jim Buckly are not exactly jumping
for joy-they do it for a living as partners in Sky Divers Inc. an
outfit that hires out for aerial jumps. In this premiere episode
Ted and Jim are on their way to Central Mexico with an instrument
urgently needed by a group of geologist.
(Aired 28Sep61 NYC) (also shown on BBC-uk)
Synopsis 2:
Ted and Jim are on their way to Central Mexico with an instrument
urgently needed by a group of geologist. [TA]
(Aired 25Jan64 in COLOR on WHDH-5, Boston, Saturday 6:30pm)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: THE BIG JUMP  (1961 wga)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: MILLIONAIRE DOCTOR (not listed by wga)
Guest Cast:
Lee Philips (as Dr. Kendrick)
George MacReady (as Hal Glinders)
Meade Martin (as Mark)
Erica Elliot (as Ellen)
Mary Lou Stevens (as Norma)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: THE CONDEMNED (1961 wga)
Guest Cast:
Denver Pyle ........... Charles Guest
Sarah Selby ........... Sarah Guest
Michael Pataki ........ Joe Bartram
Synopsis:
At a ski resort, Ted and Jim are searching for the body of Jean Bartram
who has presumably been shoved off a cliff by her husband Joe. [TA]
(Aired 25Oct61 WMAZ-13, Macon, Georgia, Wednesday 8:00pm)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: HI-JACK (1961 wga)
Guest Cast:
Whit Bissell (as Elmo Gossett)
Betty Lou Gerson (as Emily Burton)
Liam Sullivan (as Jeffrey Hamlin)
(Aired 26Oct61 NYC)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: SIERRA JUMP (1961 wga)
(a.k.a. "Under the Influence of Drugs")
Guest Cast:
Byron Morris (as Henry Harris)
Charles G. Martin (as Bradley Spencer)
Kenny Roberts (as Andy)
Synopsis:
Chuck is trying to stop passenger Jay Coates Spencer from jumping out of his plane. [TA]
(Aired 23Nov61 NYC)
(Aired 5Dec61 on WTVN-6, Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday 7:00pm)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: D.A.R.B. -aka- Dangerous Night (1961 wga)
Guest Cast:
Harry Townes .......... Dr. Gustave Merril
Paul Comi ............. Chuck Lambert (pilot)(recurring)
Synopsis:
Archeologist Gustave Merril wants Ted to smuggle an Aztec death mask
 into the States. Ted refuses - and Merril promptly takes him prisoner. [TA]
(Aired 30Nov61 New York City)
(20Nov64 on WSIX-8, Nashville, Fri. 6:30pm)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: AIR CARNIVAL (1961 wga)
Guest Cast:
Carol Ohmart (as Betty)
Willis Bouchey (as Hank)
Stu Erwin (as Justin Rock)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: CRIME JUMP (1961 wga)
Guest Cast:
Richard Arlen (as Phillip Hanna)
Leo Penn (as Johnny)
Norbert Schiller (as Dr. Horzeyny)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: DERELICT (1961 wga)
Guest Cast:
Alan Baxter (as Leach)
Marshall Reed (as Harvey)
Ashley Cowan (as Parrot)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: THOROUGHBRED (1961 wga)
Guest Cast:
Doris Dowling (as Margo Kane)
Lee Van Cleef (as Henry Kane)
Paul Comi (as Chuck Lambert, pilot)(recurring)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: RANSOM DROP (1961 wga)
Guest Cast:
Tracy Olsen (as Dana Oliver)
Rick Marlow (as Leather Jacket)
Jerry Lazarre (as Webb Moody)
Jack Raine (as Brandon Oliver)
Paul Comi (as Chuck Lambert, pilot)(recurring)
 
1.xx [--] Ripcord: DOUBLE DROP (1961 wga)
Guest Cast:
Kenneth MacDonald (as Dr. Page)
Gene Roth (as The Sheriff)
James Coburn (as Bert Tucker)
Chris Kims (as Webb)
Paul Comi (as Chuck Lambert, pilot)(recurring)
Bert Tucker, Jim's old Army buddy, is on the lam following a robbery.
Injured, he seeks refuge in a mountain cabin owned by Dr. Page. [TA]
 
1.xx [--] Ripcord: ESCAPE  (1961 wga)
Guest Cast:
Lane Bradeford (as Steve Danton)
Page Slattery (as Brewster)(recurring)
Paul Comi (as Chuck Lambert, pilot)(recurring)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: THE FINANCIER (1961 wga)
Guest Cast:
Myron Healey (as Joe Manson)
Robert Karnes (as Sam Patton)
Leo Needham (as the pilot)
Paul Comi (as Chuck Lambert, pilot)(recurring)
 
1.xx [--] Ripcord: HIGH JEOPARDY  (1961 wga)
Guest Cast:
Lorrie Richards (as Linda Fortnum)
Don O'Kelly (as Johnny Grimes)
Paul Comi (as Chuck Lambert, pilot)(recurring)
 
1.xx [--] Ripcord: JUNGLE SURVIVAL (1961 wga)
Guest Cast:
(no details)
 
1.xx [--] Ripcord: LAST CHANCE (1961 wga)
Guest Cast:
Hank Patterson (as Henry Patterson)
Tom London (as Garet)
Nick Pawl (as Brinker)
Paul Comi (as Chuck Lambert, pilot)(recurring)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: AIRBORNE (1961 wga)
Guest Cast:
Susan Silo (as Suzy Thomas)
Pat De Simone (as Frank "Digger" Dillworth)
Craig Curtis (as Gordon Cox)
James Ragan (as John Monroe Singleton III)
Paul Comi (as Chuck Lambert, pilot)(recurring)
Synopsis:
Skydiving student Suzy Thomas is harassed by a gang of hot rodders. [TA]
(Aired 11Jan65 on KTEN, ch. 10, Ada, Oklahoma, Monday 4:00 pm)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: THE HUMAN KIND  (1961 wga)
Guest Cast:
Paul Lambert (as Colin Garth)
Miranda Jones (as Ruth Rutledge)
Nick Nicholson (as Andy, the pilot)
Kenneth Tobey (as Rev. Dr. Darrell)
Ted and Jim join in an air search for Ruth Rutledge - the kidnapped wife of a rancher. [TA]
(Aired 12Jan66 on KTTS, Ch. 10, Springfield, MO, Wednesday 11:20pm)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: THE SILVER CORD (1961 wga)
Guest Cast:
Richard F. Simon ("The Amazing Soiderman")(as Speed Domaine)
Jack Chaplain (as Billy Domaine)
James Anderson (as Skinner)
George Dunn (as John Chapman)
(Aired 11Jan62  NYC)
 
1.xx [--] Ripcord: LOG JAM (1961 wga)
Guest Cast:
Paul Langton (as Haney)
Michael Harvey (as George St. Martin)
Paul Comi (as Chuck Lambert, pilot)(recurring)
Lumberman George St. Martin hires Ted and Jim to fly in nitroglycerin to help break up
 a logjam. Seems a sawmill tow is depending on the logs for economic survival. [TA]
(Aired 14Jan62 NYC)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: MILE HIGH TRIANGLE  (1961 wga)
Guest Cast:
Robert Sampson (as Eric Ashley)
Walter Mathews (as Charley Carroll)
Page Slattery (as Brewster)(recurring)
(Aired 22Jan62 NYC)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: SENTENCE OF DEATH  (1961 wga)
Guest Cast:
(no details)
Ted and Jim are hired to parachute a propeller device to the fishing trip "Caroline" [TA]       
(Aired 26Apr62 NYC)
(Aired 14Apr65 Ch14. Wed 10:00pm)

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    1962  - the following episodes are dated 1962 by the Writers Guild of America (wga)
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1.xx [--] Ripcord: CHUTING STARS (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
John Agar (as Warrant Officer Frank Pearson)
Ed Faulkner
Dani Lynn
Bill Sergeant
Paul Sorenson
Stephen Pearlman
Clarke Alexander

1.xx [--] Ripcord: COLORADO JUMP (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Ty Whitney (as Bobby Lucas)
Jean Carson (as Blanche Telford)
Neil Grant (as John Wallis)
Teenage recording star Bobby Lucas is accompanied by Jim on a publicity-stunt jump [TA]
(Aired 26Mar66 WNHC(ABC) NYC Sat 8:00am)
(shown on BBC-UK - date unknown)
 
1.xx [--] Ripcord: DEATH CAMP (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Biff Elliot
Kelton Garwood
Shug Fisher (recurring)
Mike Masters
Allen Jaffe
Synopsis:
The mysterious deaths of three uranium prospectors prompt Ted and Jim to investigate. [TA]
(Aired 13Feb63 on KFVS-12, Girardeau, MO, Wednesday 5:30pm)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: DESPERATE CHOICE  (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Michael Clay (as Sep Wilson)
Leslie Barrett (as David Croft)
Dan White (as Simmons)
Page Slattery (as Brewster)(recurring)
(Aired 15Feb62 NYC)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: TOP SECRET (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Robert Clarke (as Carl Sexton)
Paul Birch (as Dr. Rupert Sexton)
John Alonzo (as Amendarez)
(Aired 12Apr62  NYC)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: ELEGY FOR A HERO (1962 wga)
(c)1962 ZIV-UA-Ivan Tors. Release no. 1031.
producer-director, Leon Benson
Writer, Stuart Jerome.
Film Editor, Bruce Pierce
photography, Robert Wyckoff.
Guest Cast:
Lang Jeffries
Shug Fisher (as Charlie Kern, pilot)(recurring)
 
1.xx [--] Ripcord: COUGAR MESA (a.k.a. "Hand To Hand")(1961 wga)(surely 1962?)
(c)1962 by ZIV-UA-Ivan Tors. Release no. 1032.
Executive producer: Ivan Tors
Producer: Stanley Colbert
Director: James Clavell
Writer: P.K. Palmer
Film Editor: Warren H. Adams
Photography: Monroe Askins
Guest Cast:
Michael Pate
Della Sharman
Joey Faye
William Benedict
Paul Comi (as Chuck Lambert, pilot)(recurring)
Synopsis:
An airplane owner tells his insurance company that his plane has
crashed. But the company wants proof. [TA]
(Aired 10May62 on WNEP-16, Scranton; Thursday 7:00pm)
(Aired 17May62 NYC)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: RADAR RESCUE (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Edward Norris (as George Anderson)
John Considine (as Lt. Bill Kirk)
Jack Hogan (as Major Jackson)
Shug Fisher (as Charlie Kern, pilot)(recurring)
Gary True (as Capt. Reeves)
Mary Ann Durken (as Anderson's Daughter)
(Aired 7Jun62  NYC)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: HURRICANE CHARLIE  (1962 wga)
 Guest Cast:
Grant Lockwood (as Bob Archer)(recurring)
Shug Fisher (as Charlie Kern, pilot)(recurring)
(Aired 21Jun62  NYC)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: COUNTER-ATTACK (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Peter Walker (as Tom Jordan)
Lonie Blackman (as Kay Wilson)
Ken Drake (as the helipcopter chutist)
Shug Fisher (as Charlie Kern, pilot) (recurring)
(Aired 28Jun62  NYC)

1.xx [--] Ripcord: DIPLOMATIC MISSION  (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Walter Brooke (as Frank Taylor)
Richard Simmons (as Jock Sutherland)
Shug Fisher (as Charlie Kern, pilot)(recurring)
 
1.xx [--] Ripcord: HAGEN CHARM  (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Arthur Franz (as Dr. Joe Hagen)
Shug Fisher (as Charlie Kern, pilot)(recurring)
 
1.xx [--] Ripcord: THE HELICOPTER RACE  (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Dyan Cannon (as Marion Hines)
Tom Brown (as Frederick Stanton)
Norman Alden (as Owen

1.xx [--] Ripcord: ONE FOR THE MONEY  (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
(no details)
 
1.xx [--] Ripcord: PARA-NURSE  (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Harry Carey Jr. (as Carl Devlin)
William Flahery (as Dr. Barnes)
Curtis Haymore (as Carl Jr,)
Grant Lockwood (as Bob Archer) (recurring)
Allison Hayes ("Attack of the 50 ft Woman" 1958)

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