CTVA US Adventure - "Route 66" (Screen Gems/CBS) Season 1 (1960-61)

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Season 1 (CBS) (1960-61)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: James Beer
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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 CBS Fridays 8:30-9:30pm Eastern (30 episodes)
Executive Producer Herbert B. Leonard
Produced by Robert S. Bassler (eps 1.2 and 1.6)
Produced by Leonard Freeman (late season 1, all of season 2)
Starring: Martin Milner (as Tod Stiles) & George Maharis (as Buz Murdock)

1.1 [--] Route 66: BLACK NOVEMBER
Filming Location: Concord, Kentucky
07-Oct-1960 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest Cast:
Everett Sloane ........ Caleb Garth
Patricia McCormack .... Jenny Slade
Whit Bissell .......... Jim Slade
Robert Sorrells ....... Dickson
House Jameson ......... Clergyman
Keir Dullea ........... Paul
George Kennedy
Synopsis:
When their car breaks down, Tod and Buz are stranded in the hostile lumber camp town of Garth. While their car is
in the repair shop, Tod and Buz have discovered that the townspeople have been keeping a deep, dark secret since
World War II, and knowing about it has put the duo's lives in peril. [JB]
(Synd. Rerun Fri 23Sep 66 KMSP-9 Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN 4 p.m.)

1.2 [--] Route 66: A LANCE OF STRAW
Filming Location: Grand Isle, Louisiana
14-Oct-1960 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Roger Kay
Guest Cast:
Janice Rule ........... Charlotte Duval
Thomas Gomez .......... Andre Cabateau
Nico Minardos ......... Jean Boussard
Synopsis:
Tod and Buz are hired as crew for Charlotte Duva's shrimp boat---although Charlotte's suitor Jean has a
green-eyed allergy to deck people. [JB]
(Synd. Rerun Wed 21Sep66 KMSP-9 (ABC) Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN 4 p.m.)

1.3 [--] Route 66: THE SWAN BED
Filming Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
21-Oct-1960 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Elliot Silverstein
Guest Cast:
Betty Field ........... Mrs. Purcell
Zina Bethune .......... Carrie Purcell
Henry Hull ............ Amery Grant
Murray Hamilton ....... Dr. Stafford
Louis Zorich .......... Bulloch
Elizabeth MacRae ...... Randy Spring
Louis Guss ............ DeSavo
Jerome Raphel ......... Hercules George
Synopsis:
Tod and Buz arrive in New Orleans as public health doctors searching for the cause in an outbreak of Parrot Fever.
All signs point to a parrot-smuggling ring aboard an old showboat beached in the mud. [JB]

1.4 [--] Route 66: MAN ON THE MONKEY BOARD
Filming Location: Denage and Venice, Louisana
28-Oct-1960 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Roger Kay
Guest Cast:
Lew Ayres ............. Bartlett
Alfred Ryder .......... Palmer
Frank Overton ......... Hanson
Fred J. Scollary ...... Thompson
Synopsis:
On an oil rig in The Gulf of Mexico, Tod and Buz meet a suspected Nazi war criminal. [JB]
(Synd. Rerun Thu 22Sep66 KMSP-9 Mpls-St.Paul, MN 4 p.m.)

1.5 [--] Route 66: THE STRENGTHENING ANGELS
Filming Location: Needles, California
04-Nov-1960 CBS Fri  (23Dec60 Rerun CBS)
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Guest Cast:
Suzanne Pleshette ..... Lotti Montana
Harry Townes .......... Daniel Wylie
John Larch ............ Sheriff Hingle
Tom Reefe ............. Tommy
Synopsis:
A girl named Lotti Montana gets a lift from Tod and Buz. As the trio approaches Sparrow Falls, Lotti asks they drive
through town as fast as possible. Tod and Buz don't understand---until Sheriff Hingle recognizes Lotti. [JB]

1.6 [--] Route 66: TEN DROPS OF WATER
Filming Location: Kanab, Utah
11-Nov-1960 CBS Fri
Written by Howard Rodman
Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest Cast:
Burt Brinckerhoff ..... Vergil Page
Deborah Walley ........ Helen Page
Tony Haig ............. Homer Page
Robert F. Simon ....... Mr. Pepperell
Sara Haden ............ Mrs. Pepperell
Synopsis:
Virgil and Helen Page along with their kid brother Homer are fighting a severe drought on their homestead near Zion
National Park in Utah, then Tod and Buz come along to offer help, but the Pages are too proud to accept such offers,
but the Corvette is put to use in a practical application on the homestead, drilling for water! [JB]

1.7 [--] Route 66: THREE SIDES OF A COIN
Filming Location: Grants Pass, Oregon
18-Nov-1960 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest Cast:
E.G. Marshall ......... Gerald Emerson
Joey Heatherton ....... Karen Emerson
Stephanie Bolster ..... Curt Emerson
Johnny Seven .......... Ted Becker
Paul Genge ............ Galloway
Synopsis:
Tod and Buz take jobs on Gerald Emerson's ranch, only to find that their after-hour chores include watching over
the rebellious Emerson children. [JB]
(Delayed Broadcast Wed 23Nov60 WKBT-8 (CBS) LaCrosse, WI 9 p.m. CST)

1.8 [--] Route 66: LEGACY FOR LUCIA
Filming Location: Merlin, Oregon
25-Nov-1960 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest Cast:
Arline Sax ............ Lucia Trapani
Jay C. Flippen ........ Nathaniel
John Larch ............ Morrison
Vivi Janiss ........... Secretary
Synopsis:
While working in an Oregon lumber town, Tod and Buz meet Lucia Trapani, who's come all the way from Sicily to sell
her only possession---the state of Oregon for $7800 so she can buy a new Madonna for her local church. [JB]

1.9 [--] Route 66: LAYOUT AT GLEN CANYON
Filming Location: Glen Canyon Dam and Page, Arizona
02-Dec-1960 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Elliot Silverstein
Guest Cast:
Charles McGraw ........ Jeff Grady
Bethel Leslie ......... Jo
Zohra Lampert ......... Sue
Richard Shannon ....... Gillis
Lane Nakano ........... Nikko
Synopsis:
Jeff Grady, head of the construction crew at Glen Canyon Dam assigns Tod and Buz to act as chaperones for a group
of models being chaperoned by Jeff's ex-wife, Jo, for a photo shoot at the canyon. [JB]

1.10 [--] Route 66: THE BERYLLIUM EATER
Filming Location: Eureka, Arizona
09-Dec-1960 CBS Fri
Written by Alvin Ganzer
Directed by Richard Collins
Guest Cast:
Inger Stevens ......... Wendy
Edward Binns .......... Fred Durant
Edgar Buchanan ......... Jack McConkie
Synopsis:
Jack McConkle, an old man who struck a rich vein, is badly beaten by Babcock and his thugs after refusing to sell
his claim to Durant. Tod and Buz come to the aid of McConkle to help see that justice is done. [JB]

1.11 [--] Route 66: A FURY SLINGING FLAME
Filming Location: Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico
30-Dec-1960 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Elliot Silverstein
Guest Cast:
Leslie Nielsen ........ Mark Christopher
Fay Spain ............. Paula Shay
James Brown ........... Jim Walsh
Conrad Nagel .......... Dr. Claridge
Synopsis:
A scientist named Mark Christopher, his son, Alan, and their followers are holed up deep down in the Carlsbad Caverns
refusing to leave, because Christopher believes that there will be a nuclear holocaust occurring on New Year's Day.
Meanwhile, Tod and Buz meet an aggressive reporter named Paula Shay, who's come all the way from Boston to cover
the story about the group way down underground in the caverns. [JB]

1.12 [--] Route 66: SHEBA
Filming Location: El Paso, Texas
06-Jan-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by William Claxton
Guest Cast:
Lee Marvin ............ Woody Biggs
Whitney Blake ......... Laura Church
Carol Ohmart .......... Hanna Martin
Rico Alaniz ........... Pedro Regal
Synopsis:
Laura Church is paroled from a Texas prison, and is prepared for a new life. [JB]
(Delayed Rerun Broadcast Fri 30Jun61 KTWO-2 Casper, WY 10 p.m. MDT)

1.13 [--] Route 66: THE QUICK AND THE DEAD
Filming Location: Riverside Racetrack and Mission Inn, Riverside, California
13-Jan-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
Guest Cast:
Susan Kohner .......... Katherine
Betsy Jones-Moreland .... Beatrice
Regis Toomey .......... Jeff
Frank Overton ......... Cord
Pamela Searle ......... Doxy
Harvey Korman ......... Len
Stock car racing provides a thrill a minute but behind the scenes Tod is faced with a situation
which puts him out of his depth.

1.14 [--] Route 66: PLAY IT GLISSANDO
Filming Location: Malibu, California
20-Jan-1961 CBS Fri  (30Jun61 Rerun)
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Lewis Allen
Guest Cast:
Anne Francis .......... Jana Johnson
Jack Lord ............. Gabe Johnson
Barbara Bostock ....... Kitty Parker
Harold J. Stone ....... Lt. Mangano
Synopsis:
Tod and Buz take in a show at a local night club where trumpeter Gabe Johnson and his group are appearing. Driving home
after the performance, Tod swerves to avoid hitting another car that's headed for a crash. Gabe Johnson's wife is behind
the wheel. [JB]

1.15 [--] Route 66: THE CLOVER THRONE
Filming Location: Indio, California
27-Jan-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Herman Meadow
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Guest Cast:
Jack Warden ........... Adam Darcey
Anne Helm ............. Sweet Thing
Arthur Batanides
Synopsis:
Tod and Buz go to work for a California date farmer, whose legs are paralyzed as he fights to prevent a highway construction
project from taking place on his property. Meanwhile, his female ward is desperately seeking his secret stash of money, so she
can leave him to go far away from him. [JB]

1.16 [--] Route 66: FLY AWAY HOME (Part 1/2)
Filming Location: Phoenix, Arizona
10-Feb-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Guest Cast:
Michael Rennie ........ Summers
Dorothy Malone ........ Christina
Cathy Lewis ........... Dora
Bert Remsen ........... Skeats
Jenny Maxwell ......... Vicki
Synopsis:
In Arizona, Tod and Buz are hired to work for an Arizona crop-dusting firm, whose ace pilot believes he is a jinx, because
anybody who has been associated with him has been killed, furthermore, Summers' ex-wife, a singer is in Phoenix to be near him
as Buz falls head over heel for her. [JB]

1.17 [--] Route 66: FLY AWAY HOME (Part 2/2)
Filming Location: Phoenix, Arizona
17-Feb-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Guest Cast:
Michael Rennie ........ Summers
Dorothy Malone ........ Christina
Cathy Lewis ........... Dora
Bert Remsen ........... Skeats
Jenny Maxwell ......... Vicki
Synopsis:
Tod serves as an apprentice crop-duster under pilot Summers, but his employer Dora Windus is being faced with closing down her
business unless she can land some contracts. Dora refuses to believe her husband was killed in a crop-dusting plane crash, but
her daughter Vicki disagrees with her on that matter. Buz has a date with Christina, Summers' ex-wife. [JB]

1.18 [--] Route 66: SLEEP ON FOUR PILLOWS
Filming Location: Hollywood and Los Angeles, California
24-Feb-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Ted Post
Guest Cast:
Patricia McCormack .... Jan
Marianne Stewart ...... Mother
Larry Gates ........... Chief Detective
John Beradino ......... Police Lieutenant
Synopsis:
A girl runs away from home, because she believes her parents weren't giving her enough love and affection, so she concocts a
wild story that her purse was stolen and that she was being trailed by an underworld mob. She seeks help from Tod and Buz,
even dressing up in men's clothing to use the men's bathroom at a dorm where the boys are staying. [JB]

1.19 [--] Route 66: AN ABSENCE OF TEARS
Filming Location: Hollywood, California
03-Mar-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
Guest Cast:
Martha Hyer ........... Donna Stevens
Forrest Compton ....... Jeff
Mary Webster .......... Midge
Joe Abdullah .......... Chico
Joe Ruskin ............ Blinky
Wilfrid Hyde-White
Synopsis:
A blind woman and her seeing-eye dog are witnesses to a service-station shooting where her husband was killed by mobsters.
Donna seeks help from Tod and Buz to find her husband's killers. [JB]

1.20 [--] Route 66: LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD
Filming Location: Reno, Fallon, and Carson City, Nevada
17-Mar-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Howard Rodman
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Guest Cast:
Sylvia Sydney ......... Hannah
Jack Weston ........... Jake
Mina Vaughn ........... Liz
Joyce Horne ........... Peg
Chris Carter .......... Theresa
Synopsis:
Tod and Buz discover a 10-year old boy who has run away from an orphanage. Tod determines to take the boy back,
but Buz refuses to join them for fear of reviving memories of his own orphanage days. [JB]

1.21 [--] Route 66: EFFIGY IN SNOW
Filming Location: Squaw Valley, California
24-Mar-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Guest Cast:
Scott Marlowe ......... Armand Fontaine
Jeanne Bal ............ Penny Foster
Kurt Kreuger .......... Otto Wellers
George Macready ....... Mr. Fontaine
Synopsis:
A deranged psychopath is on the loose after murdering a female skier just when Tod and Buz arrive in Squaw Valley.
Tod joins a ski patrol in search of the killer. [JB]

1.22 [--] Route 66: ELEVEN, THE HARD WAY
Filming Location: Reno and Broken Knee, Nevada
07-Apr-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
Guest Cast:
Walter Matthau ........ Sam Keep
Edward Andrews ........ Francis Oliver
Guy Raymond ........... Monty Knight
Synopsis:
Two men from a dying Nevada town ask for help from Tod and Buz to protect their bankroll at the crap tables in Reno,
as they try to raise enough money to help transform their community into a tourist attraction. [JB]

1.23 [--] Route 66: MOST VANQUISHED, MOST VICTORIOUS
Filming Location: Los Angeles, California
14-Apr-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by William D. Faralla
Guest Cast:
Royal Dano ............ Dr. Clemente
Beatrice Straight ..... Kitty Chamberlain
Pat De Simone ......... Cazador
Frank De Kova
Synopsis:
Tod pays a visit to his dying aunt who has this one request, that he has to find her missing daughter, who is
related to him as his cousin. Buz along with Tod has to deal with a street gang. [JB]

1.24 [--] Route 66: DON'T COUNT STARS
Filming Location: San Diego, Sands Hotel, California
28-Apr-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Guest Cast:
Dan Duryea ............ Mike McKay
Susan Melvin .......... Linda
Oliver McGowan ........ Mr. Bassard
Vaughn Taylor ......... Hammond
Synopsis:
Little Linda's guardian is her uncle Mike whose love of alcohol and horses is jeopardizing her inheritance. [JB]
(Synd. rerun Mon 19Sep66 KMSP-9 Mpls-St.Paul, MN 4 p.m. CDT)

1.25 [--] Route 66: THE NEWBORN
Filming Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
05-May-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Guest Cast:
Albert Dekker ......... Frank Ivy
Arlene Sax ............ Kwana
Synopsis:
While working at a ranch, Tod and Buz come across the ruins of an adobe hut, where an expectant Indian squaw is about
to give birth despite the efforts of a strong-willed rancher who wants to raise the infant himself, because his
deceased son had fathered it. [JB]

1.26 [--] Route 66: A SKILL FOR HUNTING
Filming Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
12-May-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Jack Turley & Martin Gelman
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Guest Cast:
Gene Evans ............ Hump Humphrey
Joanna Moore .......... Trinket
Harold J. Stone ....... Gus
Paul Genge ............ Frank Baker
Warren Kemmerling ..... Fred Capper
Synopsis:
While camping at a state park, Tod and Buz witnesses the killing of an animal out-of-season by a maniacal hunter,
who tries to pin the blame on the guys, even slashing the tires on the Corvette. [JB]

1.27 [--] Route 66: TRAP AT CORDOVA
Filming Location: Cordova, New Mexico
26-May-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Guest Cast:
Thomas Gomez .......... Miguel Delgado
Dianne Foster ......... Anita Delgado
James Brown ........... Sheriff Canfield
State Senator Fabian Chavez ... as himself
Argentina Brunetti .... Senora Maria Otero
Tony Maxwell .......... Tino
Richard Keith/Keith Thibodeaux ......... Juan
Lee J. Roberts ........ Bus Driver
Synopsis:
A rotund resident of an impoverished community stages a fake wagon accident to lure Tod and Buz into a trap, forcing
them to become teachers at a school in town, despite the efforts of a sheriff, who tries to have the kids bussed
to another school elsewhere. [JB]

1.28 [--] Route 66: THE OPPONENT (verified)
Filming Location: Youngstown, Ohio
02-Jun-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant & Leonard Freeman
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Guest Stars:
Darren McGavin ........ Johnny Copa
Lois Nettleton ........ Susan
Edward Asner .......... Scully (not verified)
Synopsis:
A has-been boxer Johnny Copa is now throwing fights. Johnny trains Buz in boxing.

1.29 [--] Route 66: WELCOME TO AMITY
Filming Location: Amity, Ohio
09-Jun-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Will Lorin
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Guest Cast:
Susan Oliver .......... Joan Maslow
Martha Scott .......... Mrs. Watson
Synopsis:
A young woman is hauling a tombstone in her trailer with one thing in mind, to give her mother a proper burial,
who died a decade earlier and buried in a pauper's grave, but her intentions open up her mom's unsavory past. [JB]

1.30 [--] Route 66: INCIDENT ON A BRIDGE
Filming Location: Cleveland, Ohio
16-Jun-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Guest Cast:
Nehemiah Persoff .............. Rovoi
Lois Smith .................... Anna
Muni Seroff ................... Volovich
Allan Melvin .................. Orlov
Herbert Voland ................ Hodges
Synopsis:
Tod, Buz, and Cleveland Police officers are baffled as to why a Russian immigrant and a mute woman disappeared from
a railroad bridge, just when a train was approaching. Our wandering nomads recount their experience of meeting those
two people in a bizarre set of circumstances, which led to the incident on that bridge. [JB]

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