CTVA US Adventure - "Ripcord" (ZIV-UA-Ivan Tors) Season 2 (1962-63)

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Starring Larry Pennell & Ken Curtis
Season 2 (Syndicated) (1962-63)
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

2.x [--] Ripcord: AERIAL BACKFIRE (not listed by wga) (color)
(a.k.a. "Cold Turkey")
Guest Cast:
Michael Petit ......... Billy Jacobi
Rex Hollman ........... Fellows
Shug Fisher (as Charlie Kern, pilot)(recurring)
Synopsis:
Ted and Jim are fighting a forest fire and they're too busy to rescue Billy Jacobi's lost dog. [TA]
(18Oct62 NYC )
(Aired 20Sep65 in COLOR on KVOO-2, Tulsa, OK., Monday 6:30pm)

2.x [--] Ripcord: PANIC AT 10,000 (aka "Panic at Ten Thousand") (not listed by wga) (color)
Guest Cast:
Myron Healey ......... Sen Gilbert
Ken Drake ............ Rep Fant
Ted Knight ........... The Attendant
Synopsis:
When the boys are invited to perform at the opening ceremonies of an airport,
they become involved in a long-standing feud. [TA]
(Aired 4Oct65 in COLOR on KVOO-2, Tulsa, OK., Monday 6:30pm)

2.x [--] Ripcord: EMERGENCY LANDING  (1962 wga)

2.x [--] Ripcord: JOHN D (1962 wga)

2.x [--] Ripcord: AMONG THOSE MISSING (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Paul Lambert (as Sandoe)
Vic Creatore (as Deputy Turner)
Gordon Jones (as Captain Blacker)

2.x [--] Ripcord: CHUTE TO KILL  (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Joanna Moore (as Jill Kelly)
Jerome Cowan (as Stuart Ferris)

2.x [--] Ripcord: DAY OF THE HUNTER   (1962 wga) (color)
Guest Cast:
Karl Swenson (as Will Gorman)
King Calder (as John Harland)
Synopsis:
On a hunting trip, Will Gorman accidentally shoots his boss, John
Harland. Ted & Jim find the injured Harland and it looks as if he's going
to survive the shooting - until Gorman decides that his boss will
charge him with attempted murder. [TA]
(Aired 3Aug63 in COLOR on WHDH-5, Boston, Mass., Sat. 7:00pm)
 
2.x [--] Ripcord: DEVIL'S CANYON (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Audrey Dalton (as Janice Dean)
Paul Birch (as Bill Dean)
Pat Conway (as Johnny Bicker)

2.x [--] Ripcord: FLIGHT TO TERROR  (1962 wga)  (color)
Guest Cast:
Joe De Santis (as Louis Santee)
Helena Nash (as Mrs. Judita Santee)
Al Ruscio (as Carlo Minnelli)
Synopsis:
Ted and Jim answer an SOS from a downed plane near the Mexican border.
(Aired 28Dec63 in COLOR on WHDH-5, Boston, Mass. Sat. 6:30pm)
 
2.x [--] Ripcord: A FREE FALLING STAR  (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Harry Carey Jr. (as Cheyenne Bronson)
Ben Welden (as Dan Larch)
Barbara Collentine (as Dorothy Bronson)
Sherry Alberoni (as Pamela Bronson)
Synopsis:
Singing star Cheyenne Bronson wants to open his new act with a skydiving stunt. [TA]
(Aired 26Feb63 NYC)
(Aired 14Feb63 on WTVW-7, Evansville, Indiana, Thursday 6:00pm)

2.x [--] Ripcord: HOSTAGE BELOW (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Paul Lambert (as Dick Kupper)
Mikki Jamison (as Laurie Hart)
Richard Eastham (as Don Hart)
(Aired 15Jan62?  NYC ?)

2.x [--] Ripcord: THE HUNTER (1962 wga)  (color)
Guest Cast:
Gerald Mohr ............ Cliff Street
Russ Conway ............ Scott
Joseph Turkel .......... the Bush Pilot
Howard Curtis .......... the Man
Shug Fisher ............ Charlie Kern (pilot)(recurring)
Synopsis:
Cliff Street tells Ted and Jim he's hunting a mountain lion which killed his partner a year ago. [TA]
(Aired 28Jan67 on WHBF-4, Rock Island, Illinois, Sat. 6:00pm, COLOR)
 
2.x [--] Ripcord: INFILTRATION (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
John Zaremba (as Harvey Stanton)
Lane Bradford (as MacQuarrie)
Ric Marlow (as Steve Neven)

2.x [--] Ripcord: THE LAST CHAPTER  (1962 wga)  (color)
Guest Cast:
John E. Wengraf (as Jans Rovag)
Albert Szabo (as Herman Witz)
Dolores Faith (as Tanya Rovag)
Synopsis:
Col. Jans Rovag, a refugee from Communism, has written an expose of Red
tactics. Ted learns that someone is desperate to stop publication of the story. [TA]
(Aired 29May66 in COLOR on WISC-3, Madison, Wisconsin, Sunday 5:30pm)

2.x [--] Ripcord: THE LOSERS  (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Frederick Beir (as Ed Sutton)
(13Dec62 NYC)

2.x [--] Ripcord: THE LOST ONES   (1962 wga) (a.k.a. "X-Factor") 
Guest Cast:
Lyle Cameron (as Jim's pilot)
Shug Fisher (as Charlie Kern, pilot)(recurring)

2.x [--] Ripcord: THE LOST TRIBE  (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Douglas Dick (as Mike Alberts)

2.x [--] Ripcord: THE MONEY MINE (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Lee Van Cleef (as Jack Martin)
Kendrick Huxham (as Fred Reynolds)
John Bryant (as Stuart Langton)
(Aired 3Jan63 NYC)

2.x [--] Ripcord: A PRESENT FOR FELIPE  (1962 wga) (color)
Guest Cast:
Barbara Luna (as Domi Dias)
Ted and Jim perform their sky-diving act for a party. [TA]
(Aired 18Jan64 in COLOR on WHDH-5, Boston, Saturday 6:30pm)

2.x [--] Ripcord: RACE MORGAN: BOUNTY HUNTER (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Johnny Seven (as Race Morgan)
Earl Hansen (as Al Sorto)
David Tomack (as Smith)
(Aired 25Oct62 NYC)

2.x [--] Ripcord: REPRISAL (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Mary Scott (as Reba Mason)
Ed Peck (as Sheriff Clanton)
Howard Wendell (as Sam Marks)

2.x [--] Ripcord: RUN, JOBY RUN (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Carl Crow (as Joby Mason)
Dani Lynn (as Ella Ledbetter)
Robert J.Wilke (as Samuel Wilson)

2.x [--] Ripcord: THE TROUBLE WITH DENNY COLLINS  (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Lynn Bari (as Meg Collins)
Peter Helm (as Denny Collins)

2.x [--] Ripcord: THE WRONG WAY DOWN (1962 wga)
Guest Cast:
Bill Quinn (as Ericson)
Sue Randall (as Nora Willis)
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    1963  - the following episodes are dated 1963 by the Writers Guild of America (wga)
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2.x [--] Ripcord: THE PROUD LITTLE MAN (1963 wga)
Guest Cast:
Arthur Peterson (as Doc)
Paul Comi (as Chuck Lambert, pilot)(recurring)
Shug Fisher (as Charlie Kern, pilot)(recurring)
Note:
Both pilots were featured in this episode
- was this the transition episode with both pilots?
- if so maybe this should move earlier - say start of season2

2.x [--] Ripcord: EXPOSE (a.k.a. "Skepical Reports")  (1963 wga)  (color)
Guest Cast:
Steve Brodie (as Allison Hartford)
William Boyett (as Gore)
Shug Fisher (as Charlie Kern, pilot, pilot)(recurring)
Synopsis:
Hackwriter Allison Hartford decides to vent his spleen, and the target
he picks for his libelous journalism is skydiving. [TA]
(Aired 28Jan68 in COLOR on KXTV-10, Sacramento, California, Sunday 8:30am)

2.x [--] Ripcord: THE FINAL JUMP (1963 wga)
Guest Cast:
Grant Richards (as "Doctor" Partlow)
Tim Mathieson (as David)
Morgan Jones (as Jeff Kilby)
Joan Granville (as Doris Thurston)
 
2.x [--] Ripcord: FLIGHT FOR LIFE  (1963 wga)
Guest Cast:
Adam Hill (as Jud Strother)
Don Eitner (as Milt Clay)
Dayton Lummis (as Dr. Chapman)
Shug Fisher (as Charlie Kern, pilot)(recurring)
 
2.x [--] Ripcord: THE INVENTOR (1963 wga)
Guest Cast:
Cheryl Holdridge (as Angie Carter)
Grandon Rhodes (as Dwight Carter)
Shug Fisher (as Charlie Kern, pilot)(recurring)
(Aired 30Apr63 NYC)

2.x [--] Ripcord: JUMP OR DIE  (1963 wga)
Guest Cast:
Lurene Tuttle (as Helen Brandon)
Carl Crow (as Steve Brandon)
Michael Vandever (as Mark Brandon)
Shug Fisher (as Charlie Kern, pilot)(recurring)
 
2.x [--] Ripcord: JUMP TO A BLIND VALLEY  (1963 wga)
Guest Cast:
Paul Fix (as Josh Parker)
James Johnson (as Tom Asher)
Michael Barrier (as Garson)
 
2.x [--] Ripcord: JUMP TO FREEDOM   (1963 wga)
Guest Cast:
Charles Bronson (as Korvich)
John Apone (as Andrei)
Don Harvey (as Rand)
Adam La Zarre (as Sergei)
(21May63 NYC)

2.x [--] Ripcord: MAN ON A MOUNTAIN   (1963 wga)  (color)
Guest Cast: (no details)
Ted and Jim find that a landslide was not an accident - it was caused by a renegade fleeing from the law. [TA]
(29Jul67 in COLOR on WPIX-11, New York City, NY, Saturday 5:30pm)
 
 
2.x [--] Ripcord: MILLION DOLLAR DROP (1963 wga)
Guest Cast:
Edward C. Platt (as Jake Miller)
Ken Drake (as Hal Lundy)
Leigh Chapman (as Sal)
(Aired 18Jun63 NYC)
 
2.x [--] Ripcord: PICTURE OF TERROR  (1963 wga)
Guest Cast:
Dick Sargent (as Frank Webb)
Tyler McVey (as Dan Jenkins)
(Aired 23Apr63 NYC)

2.x [--] Ripcord: SEMPER PARATUS ANY TIME (1963 wga)
Guest Cast:
Bryan Russell (as Tim)
John Gallaudet (as Fred)
Ward Wood (as Com. Condon)
Shug Fisher (as Charlie Kern, pilot)(recurring)

2.x [--] Ripcord: THE SUICIDE CLUB (1963 wga)
Guest Cast:
Philip Ober (as Dr. Ladd)
Forrest Taylor (as Martin Seims)
Lester Matthews (as Hugh Olds)
Paul R. Maxey (as Sam Breckridge)

2.x [--] Ripcord: WHERE DO ELEPHANTS GO TO DIE? (1962 wga)
Written by Harlan Ellison
Guest Cast:
Denver Pyle (as Aaron Sparks)
Lynn Cartwright (as the Newspaper woman)
Alan Reynolds (as Dr. Newcomb)
(Aired 12Feb63 NYC)

2.x [--] Ripcord: WILLIE  (1962 wga)(surely 1963?)  (Color)
(c) 1963 Rapier Productions, Inc. -UA Prod. no. 63B
executive producer, Babe Unger ; producer, Leon Benson ;
director, Jack Herzberg ;
writer, Steve Fisher ; story by Sid Harris.
Film Editor, John F. Schreyer
photography, Monroe Askins.
Guest Cast:
Michael Vandever (as Willie Sandstrom)
Steve Terrell (as Nick Lacy)
Dawn Wells (as Evvie Eden)
John Rockwell,
Lyle Cameron
(Aired 26Mar63 NYC) 

2.x [--] Ripcord: THE WELL (1962 wga)(surely 1963?)
(c)1963 Rapier Productions, Inc. -UA , Prod. no. 67B
executive producer, Babe Unger /producer, Leon Benson
director, Jack Herzberg
writer, Karl Daniels.
photography, Monroe Askins / Film Editor, John B. Woelz;
Guest Cast:
Kathie Browne (as Lucy Williams)
William Fawcett (as the prospector)
Lyle Cameron
Linden Chiles.
Synopsis:
Ted McKeever (Larry Pennell) joins an insurance investigator Lucy
Williams (Kathie Browne) in search of a stolen payroll. Johnny Reed
turns up, identifies himself as a G-man and warns Jim Buckley (Ken
Curtis) that Lucy is the girlfriend of one of the payroll robbers.
Sensing McKeever's danger, Jim takes off in pursuit to warn him.
When Ted and Lucy reach the cache, it's empty! He suddenly finds
himself faced with an enraged gun-armed girl. She thinks he's
double crossed her. It's a race between trigger-finger and Ripcord
as Jim makes a desperate plunge from the sky, to save his partner.

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