CTVA US Adventure - "Route 66" (Screen Gems/CBS) Season 2 (1961-62)

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Season 2 (CBS) (1961-62)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  James Beer
references:
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 CBS Fridays 8:30-9:30pm Eastern (32 episodes)
Executive Producer Herbert B. Leonard / Produced by Leonard Freeman (late season 1, all of season 2)
Starring: Martin Milner (as Tod Stiles) & George Maharis (as Buz Murdock)

2.1 [31] Route 66: A MONTH OF SUNDAYS
Filming Location: Butte, Montana
22-Sep-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant Directed by Arthur Hiller
Guest Cast:
Anne Francis .......... Arline Sims
Conrad Nagel .......... Father Prior
Betty Garde ........... Lydia Sullivan
Synopsis:
Tod and Buz vie for the affections of a Broadway actress, who has run away from New York to Montana,
but with a secret, she is dying of an incurable disease. [JB]

2.2 [32] Route 66: BLUE MURDER
Filming Location: Butte, Montana
29-Sep-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Guest Cast:
Suzanne Pleshette ..... Blossom Bludge
Gene Evans ............ Jim Bludge
Harry Townes
Claude Akins
Synopsis:
Tod and Buz take delivery of a wild stallion horse, which wreaks havoc on a Montana ranch. [JB]

2.3 [33] Route 66: GOOD NIGHT, SWEET BLUES
Filming Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
06-Oct-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Will Lorin
Directed by Jack Smight
Guest Cast:
Ethel Waters .......... Jenny Henderson
Juano Hernandez ....... King Loomis
Coleman Hawkins ....... Snooze
Frederick O'Neal ...... Horace
Bill Gunn ............. Hank
Billie Allen .......... Cora
P.J. Sidney ........... Dr. Farrow
Roy Eldridge .......... A.C.
Jo Jones .............. Lover Brown
Synopsis:
A dying blues singer asks Tod and Buz to travel all over the country to reunite members of her band,
so they can have one final jam session. [JB]

2.4 [34] Route 66: BIRD CAGE ON MY FOOT
Filming Location: Boston, Massachusetts
13-Oct-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Elliot Silverstein
Guest Cast:
Robert Duvall ......... Arnie
Diana Millay .......... Charlotte Lee
Mike Kellin ........... Lt. Calder
Synopsis:
In Boston, Tod and Buz are paying a visit to a female acquaintance named Charlotte Lee when a heroin addict named
Arnie, tries to steal Tod's Corvette. Tod and Charlotte intervene to try to help Arnie kick the habit, but Buz takes
over to help him go through the withdrawl by relying on his own childhood memories of a friend's similar addiction.[JB]

2.5 [35] Route 66: FIRST CLASS MOULIAK
Filming Location: Cleveland, Ohio
20-Oct-1961 CBS Fri
Written by John Vlahos
Directed by William Conrad
Guest Cast:
Nehemiah Persoff ...... Jack
Martin Balsam ......... Mike
Robert Redford ........ Janosh
Nancy Malone .......... Eva
Synopsis:
As steel mill workers in Cleveland, Tod and Buz intervene when a friendship between two men from Polish families
are being torn apart as a result of a lover's quarrel between their offspring that lead to an accidental death. [JB]
Note: "Mouliak" was a slang term for a Russian.

2.6 [36] Route 66: ONCE TO EVERY MAN
Filming Location: Gloucester, Massachusetts
27-Oct-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Frank L. Moss
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Guest Cast:
Janice Rule ........... Prudence
Murray Matheson ....... Leigh Adams
Synopsis:
The owner of a boat company in Boston is killed in an accidental drowning, despite the efforts of Tod and Buz to
save him. His daughter, Prudence comes home from Rome with intentions of closing down her dad's business, but falls
in love with Tod, as the two make their wedding plans. [JB]

2.7 [37] Route 66: THE MUD NEST
Filming Location: Near Baltimore, Maryland
10-Nov-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by James Sheldon
Guest Cast:
Betty Field ........... Dorothea Colby
Edward Asner .......... Tegeler
Lon Chaney, Jr. ....... Colby
Paul Maharis .......... Mark Colby
Harold Maharis ........ Hank Colby
Cleopatra Maharis ..... Sister Colby
Synopsis:
In Hester, Md., local folks are amazed at Buz's resemblamce to members of the Colby family. Buz, who has never
known his parents, thinks he might find them in the little village. [JB]
(Synd. rerun Tues 20Sep66 KMSP-9 Mpls-St.Paul, MN 4 p.m. CDT)

2.8 [38] Route 66: A BRIDGE ACROSS FIVE DAYS
Filming Location: Catonsville, Baltimore, Maryland
17-Nov-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Howard Rodman
Directed by Richard Donner
Guest Cast:
Nina Foch ............. Lillian Aldrich
James Dunn ............ Mexia
Jean Muir ............. Beatrice
James Patterson ....... Paul
Davey Davison ......... Jo
Judith Robinson ....... Geraldine
Isa Davison ........... Nurse
Synopsis:
Buz has a heated argument with Lillian Aldrich, an employee of the shipyard where Tod and Buz have jobs.
She dosen't show up the next day, and the boys learn that she was released from a mental hospital. [JB]
(Synd. Rerun Mon 5Dec 66 KMSP-9 (ABC) Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN 4 p.m. CST)

2.9 [39] Route 66: MON PETIT CHOU
Filming Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
24-Nov-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Sam Peckinpah
Directed by Sam Peckinpah
Guest Cast:
Lee Marvin ............ Glenn Ryan
Macha Meril ........... Perette Dijon
Synopsis:
Near Pittsburgh, the boys meet singer Perette Dijon, and Tod wants to develop the friendship---if he can get
past Perette's agent. [JB]
(Synd. Rerun Tues 6Dec 66 KMSP-9 Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN 4 p.m. CST)

2.10 [40] Route 66: SOME OF THE PEOPLE, SOME OF THE TIME
Filming Location: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
01-Dec-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Sam Peckinpah
Guest Cast:
Keenan Wynn ........... Max Coyne
Shirl Conway
Lois Nettleton
Synopsis:
A talent scout tells the people of Carlisle, PA, that the winner of the beauty contest will receive a
movie contract. [JB]
(Synd. Rerun Wed 7Dec 66 KMSP-9Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN 4 p.m. CST)

2.11 [41] Route 66: THE THIN WHITE LINE
Filming Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
08-Dec-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Leonard Freeman & Jordan Brotman & Bill Stine
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Guest Cast:
Sylvia Miles
Synopsis:
At a party in Philadelphia, Tod drinks a beer 'spiked' with a halliuogenic drug intended for a troublemaker, and
he goes off into several satges induced by the chemical compound, including a heightened state of euphoria, manic
depression, and suicide. Buz and the local police go off in a desperate search for Tod before its too late.[JB]

2.12 [42] Route 66: AND THE CAT JUMPED OVER THE MOON
Filming Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15-Dec-1961
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Elliot Silverstein
Guest Cast:
Milt Kamen ............ Chuck Brennan
Martin Sheen .......... Packy
James Caan ............ Johnny
Susan Silo ............ Marva
Synopsis:
Tod and Buz meet up with an old social worker, Chuck Briner, who once helped get Buz out of a street gang. Briner
then falls to his death from high atop an apartment after playing a game of chicken with a gang leader. Buz vows
to avenge his old friend's death because of the accident. [JB]

2.13 [43] Route 66: BURNING FOR BURNING
Filming Location: Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
29-Dec-1961 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Charles Haas
Guest Cast:
Inger Stevens ......... Julie Brack
Pat Hingle ............ Frank Brack
Beulah Bondi .......... Agnes Brack
Lenka Peterson ........ Beth
Ann Dee ............... Laura
Synopsis:
Tod and Buz, working at a chicken ranch, come to aid of a Swedish woman and her baby after being blamed by the
matriarch and her family for the death of her son overseas. [JB]

2.14 [44] Route 66: TO WALK WITH THE SERPENT
Filming Location: Boston, Massachusetts
05-Jan-1962 CBS Fri
Written by Will Lorin
Directed by James Sheldon
Guest Cast:
Dan O'Herlihy ......... John Westerbrook
Simon Oakland ......... Ben Newcombe
Judson Laire .......... Henry Westerbrook
Logan Ramsey .......... Emery Williams
Frank Sutton .......... Davis
DeAnn Mears ........... Amelia Van Ness
Synopsis:
A maniacal neo-nazi leader leads a group of followers at patriotic meetings around Boston with every intention
to overthrow the U.S.Governmant, and that's where Tod and Buz become involved by going undercover with the aid
of the father of the leader. [JB]

2.15 [45] Route 66: A LONG PIECE OF MISCHIEF
Filming Location: Mesquite, Texas
19-Jan-1962 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Guest Cast:
Albert Salmi .......... Ollie Crump
Audrey Totter ......... Babe Hunter
Slim Pickens .......... Jud
Ben Johnson ........... Del
Denver Pyle ........... Wiley
Synopsis:
While working on the rodeo circuit, Tod and Buz save Ollie, a rodeo clown, from a rather cruel practical
joke by one of the riders on the circuit. Ollie also has a love for a female stunt rider named “Babe” Hunter,
a widow, as he expresses a desire to marry her. [JB]

2.16 [46] Route 66: 1800 DAYS TO JUSTICE
Filming Location: Harcourt Junction, Texas
26-Jan-1962 CBS Fri
Written by Jo Pagano
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Guest Cast:
John Ericson .......... David Job
Noah Beery ............ Emlyn
DeForest Kelley ....... Bob Harcourt
Marion Ross ........... Ann
Oliver McGowan ........ Sheriff Drake
Jack Bryan ............ Doodle
Synopsis:
David Job, who just finished a five-year prison term, returns with a vengeance to Harcourt Junction to
literally hold the town hostage, including Tod and Buz ,and to preside over a kangaroo court with one thing
in mind, to get back at Harcourt for sending him to jail on a trumped-up charge of bank robbery. [JB]

2.17 [47] Route 66: A CITY OF WHEELS
Filming Location: Long Beach (Veterans Hospital), California
02-Feb-1962 CBS Fri (Rerun 22May 64 CBS Fri)
Written by Frank Chase
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Guest Cast:
Steven Hill ........... Frank Madera
Bethel Leslie ......... Lori Barton
James Callahan ........ Smudge
Jacquelyn Scott ....... Midge
John Lasell ........... Dan
Synopsis:
While working at a veteran's hospital, Tod and Buz meet Frank Madera, a paraplegic. Lori Barton, a nurse, falls in love
with Frank, but the young man refuses to take Lori seriously---he believes she only pities him. [JB]

2.18 [48] Route 66: HOW MUCH A POUND IS ALBATROSS
Filming Location: Tucson, Arizona
09-Feb-1962 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Guest Cast:
Julie Newmar .......... Vicki Russell
Frank McHugh .......... Landers
Synopsis:
Vicki Russell, riding her motorcycle recklessly through Tucson, forces Tod and Buz off the road. Little by
little, they find out the reason for her reckless way of behavior, she is an heiress to a fortune due to
the death of her parents and brother, as she tries to find the meaning of life, much to the chagrin of law
enforcement and the judicial system. [JB]

2.19 [49] Route 66: AREN'T YOU SURPRISED TO SEE ME?
Filming Location: Dallas, Texas
16-Feb-1962 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by James Sheldon
Guest Cast:
David Wayne ........... Caine
James Brown ........... Captain Strode
Synopsis:
Caine, a madman posing as John Farrington takes Buz hostage, because he believes the cities of Dallas-Ft.Worth
have sinned, and if they don’t follow the Ten Commandments, Buz will be killed, just like six other men in
other cities who have met the same fate. [JB]

2.20 [50] Route 66: YOU NEVER HAD IT SO GOOD
Filming Location: Phoenix, Arizona
23-Feb-1962 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant & Frank L. Moss
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Guest Cast:
Patricia Barry ........ Terry Prentiss
Peter Graves .......... David Leland Fisk
Synopsis:
The boys are working for a large corporation in Phoenix and Buz is singled out as a building vice-president
by the president's assistant. [JB]
(Synd. Rerun Mon 20Jun66 KDAL-3 Duluth, MN 3:30p.m. CDT)

2.21 [51] Route 66: SHOULDER THE SKY, MY LAD
Filming Location: Phoenix, Arizona
02-Mar-1962 CBS Fri
Written by Mort Thaw
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Guest Cast:
Edward Asner .......... Carl Selman
Lili Darvas ........... Annie Selman
H.M. Wynant ........... Rabbi Harris
Susan Gordon .......... Rose Corbello
Synopsis:
On their first day at work at a factory in Phoenix, AZ, foreman Carl Selman asks Tod and Buz to his house for dinner.
After a pleasant evening the boys go home and Selman goes out for a paper---and is stabbed. [JB]

2.22 [52] Route 66: BLUES FOR THE LEFT FOOT
Filming Location: Hollywood, California
09-Mar-1962 CBS Fri (Rerun 3Aug 62 CBS Fri)
Written by Leonard Freeman
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Guest Cast:
Elizabeth Seal ........ Rosemarie Brown
Akim Tamiroff ......... Sam Benjamin
Zach Matalon .......... Pete Martin
Tony Monaco ........... Kelly
Harvey Lembeck ........ Zip
Larri Thomson ......... Joy
Zeme North ............ Rhoda
Synopsis:
Tod and Buz take jobs in a Hollywood television studio, where they meet dancer Rosemarie Brown, Tod's first love.
Rosemarie's career is on the skids, and the boys are anxious to help her----by persuading producer Sam Benjamin to
give her a part in his show. [JB]

2.23 [53] Route 66: GO READ THE RIVER
Filming Location: Colorado River
16-Mar-1962 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Guest Cast:
John Larch ............ Sandy Mason
Lois Smith ............ Dana
Elizabeth McRae ....... Jean
Harold Gould .......... Crane
John Astin
Synopsis:
Tod Stiles, as a marine test driver, gets a chance to pilot a high-speed experimental power boat. [JB]

2.24 [54] Route 66: EVEN STONES HAVE EYES
Filming Location: Austin and Kerrville, Texas
30-Mar-1962 CBS Fri (Rerun 14Sep 62 CBS Fri)
Written by Barry Trivers
Directed by Robert Gist
Guest Cast:
Barbara Barrie ........ Celia
Paul Tripp ............ Frank Robinson
Booth Colman .......... Dr. Snyder
Dallas Mitchell ....... Chet Hollis
Synopsis:
Buz and Tod are doing structural steel work in Texas when a swinging beam cracks Buz over the head. Regaining consciousness
in the ambulance, he opens his eyes---and sees nothing but darkness. [JB]

2.25 [55] Route 66: LOVE IS A SKINNY KID
Filming Location: Kilkenny, Texas
06-Apr-1962 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Jack Smight
Guest Cast:
Tuesday Weld .......... Miriam
Cloris Leachman ....... Lydia
Malcolm Atterbury ..... Sheriff Bruner
Harry Townes .......... Jason Palmer
Margaret Phillips ..... Mrs. Bainbridge
Harry Raybould ........ Les
Charlie Briggs ........ Jed
Synopsis:
Tod and Buz have a few hours to wait in the town of Kilkenny, TX, while their car is in the garage. The boys are wondering
if they will die of boredom, when the bus pulls in, and a girl steps out---wearing a mask. [JB]

2.26 [56] Route 66: KISS THE MAIDEN ALL FORLORN
Filming Location: Dallas, Texas
13-Apr-1962 CBS Fri (Rerun 26Jun 64 CBS Fri)(Rerun 24Aug 62 CBS Fri)
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Guest Cast:
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. .... Charles Clayton
Zina Bethune .......... Bonnie
Arthur Hill ........... Howard
Elena Verdugo ......... Elena
Michael Tolan ......... Antonio
Beatrice Straight
Synopsis:
Rumors of Texas swindler Charles Clayton's return to the United States have The Dallas Times-Herald in an uproar:
Bulletins report his capture in New Orleans---and Boston. [JB]

2.27 [57] Route 66: TWO ON THE HOUSE
Filming Location: Cleveland and Lake Erie, Ohio
20-Apr-1962 CBS Fri
Written by Gilbert Ralston
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Guest Cast:
Ralph Meeker .......... Willard McIntyre
Brad Herrman .......... Ritchie McIntyre
Henry Jones ........... Asa Turnbull
Patricia Smith ........ Miss Aubrey
Herbert Voland ........ Captain Garrison
Barnard Hughes ........ Al Forrester
Harry Gresham ......... Lamson
Duke Farley ........... Joe Wayy
Synopsis:
When schoolboy Richie McIntyre is fished out of the water after falling off a Lake Erie excursion boat, he says
someone pushed him. [JB]
(Synd. Rerun Tues 21Jun66 KDAL-3 Duluth, MN 3:30 p.m. CDT)

2.28 [58] Route 66: THERE I AM, THERE I ALWAYS AM  (final appearance of George Maharis in season 2) [JB]
Filming Location: Santa Catalina Island, California
04-May-1962 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by John Newland
Guest Cast:
Joanna Moore .......... Lola
Emile Genest .......... Emil Barraux
Joe Queens
Synopsis:
Tod and Buz are skindiving on Catalina Island, when Buz notices a girl swimming toward shore---carrying two bottles
of champagne. [JB]
(Synd. Rerun Wed 22Sep66 KDAL-3 Duluth, MN 3:30 p.m. CDT)
(Synd. Rerun Thurs 8Dec 66 KMSP-9 Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN 4 p.m. CST)
Note: George Maharis became ill with Infectious Hepatitis and missed the final four episodes of season 2. [JB]

2.29 [59] Route 66: BETWEEN HELLO AND GOODBYE
Filming Location: Pacific Ocean Park, California
11-May-1962 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Guest Cast:
Susan Oliver .......... Chris
Herschel Bernardi ..... Dr. Reisman
Steve Peck ............ Man in the Night Club
Ralph Bernard ......... Mr. Martin
Ruth Enders ........... Mrs. Martin
Joan Tompkins ......... Mrs. Thomas
Synopsis:
Tod and a police escort rush to Pacific Ocean Park where a girl is suspended on the Sky Ride, hundreds
of feet above the ocean. [JB]
(Synd. Rerun Fri 9Dec66 KMSP-9 Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN 4 p.m. CST)

2.30 [60] Route 66: A FEAT OF STRENGTH
Filming Location: Los Angeles, California
18-May-1962 CBS Fri
Written by Howard Rodman & Joseph Petracca
Directed by David Lowell Rich
Guest Cast:
Jack Warden ........... Sandor Biro
Signe Hasso ........... Eva
Joe DeSantis .......... Steiner
Mushy Callahan ........ Referee
John Zaccaro .......... Vince
Dean Moray ............ Boy
Harriet MacGibbon ..... Nurse
Jesslyn Fax ........... Birdie
Synopsis:
While Buz is being hospitalized, Tod goes to work for a wheelchair bound wrestling promoter, who has dispatched
him to pick up a Hungarian grappler named Sandor, who has been released from prison in Hungary, and needs to be
reunited with his wife. [JB]

2.31 [61] Route 66: HELL IS EMPTY, ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE
Filming Location: Jungleland, Thousand Oaks, California
25-May-1962 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Paul Stanley
Guest Cast:
Peter Graves .......... Peter Hale
Eva Stern ............. Julie
Henry Beckman ......... Wasson
Synopsis:
Tod is working at Jungleland, taking care of camels for his employer Peter Hale, who’s on his second marriage
to his wife Julie, after his first wife Lisa was mauled to death by a leopard. Hale is bound and determined to
get at Phillip Taber, whom he believes caused her to commit suicide during the act some years earlier. [JB]

2.32 [62] Route 66: FROM AN ENCHANTRESS FLEEING
Filming Location: Southern California
01-Jun-1962 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Walter A. Grauman
Guest Cast:
Arthur O'Connell ...... Dr. Lawrence Martin
June Vincent .......... Dr. Anna Martin
Anne Helm ............. Lorre Martin
Milton Selzer ......... Gunther
Biff Elliot ........... Ames
Thayer Roberts ........ Anderson
Joyce Aehle ........... Mrs. Bradley
Bobby Horan ........... Mark Bradley
Brendan Dillon ........ Tommy
Josie Lloyd ........... Janie Sanders
Robert Biheller ....... Rough Kid
Synopsis:
Tod's got a job as a dental assistant to Dr. Anna Martin---and dosen't mind spending some time with her daughter
Lorre either. But when he inquires about Lorrie's father Dr. Lawrence Martin, Tod discovers that the inventor
has disappeared. [JB]

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