CTVA US Adventure - "Route 66" (Screen Gems/CBS) Season 4 (1963-64)

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Season 4 (CBS) (1963-64)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: James Beer
references:
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################# Route 66 ###################
############# season 4 1963-64 ###############
############## (final season) ################
CBS Fridays 8:30-9:30pm Eastern (23 episodes)
Executive Producer Herbert B. Leonard / Produced by Leo Davis (season 4)
Starring: Martin Milner (as Tod Stiles) & Glenn Corbett (as Linc Case)

4.1 [94] Route 66: TWO STRANGERS AND AN OLD ENEMY
Filming Location: Everglades and Cape Coral, Florida
27-Sep-1963 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Walter E. Grauman
Guest Cast:
Sessue Hayakawa ....... Takasuka
Jack Warden ........... Major Barben
Nancy Wickwire ........ Vic Barben
James Brown ........... Royce
Don Frazer ............ Reporter
Anthony Zerbe ......... Reporter
Synopsis:
In the Florida Everglades, a plane piloted by Major Barben, a WWII veteran crashes. Tod and Linc along with Takasuka,
an old Japanese enemy of Barben's set out to find the missing aircraft and its pilot. [JB]

4.2 [95] Route 66: SAME PICTURE, DIFFERENT FRAME
Filming Location: Poland Springs, Maine
04-Oct-1963 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest Cast:
Joan Crawford ......... Morgan Harper
Patrick O'Neal ........ Eric
Tom Bosley ............ Dr. Klein
Jacquie Courtney ...... Binky
Charles White ......... George
Matt Crowley .......... Spence
Synopsis:
Tod and Linc are working at a resort in Poland Spring, Maine, where Tod is being pursued by a girl named Binky, on
the other hand, Linc is being asked by a woman named Morgan Harper to protect her from her ex-husband who has escaped
from an insane asylum. [JB]

4.3 [96] Route 66: COME OUT, COME OUT, WHEREVER YOU ARE
Filming Location: Poland Springs, Maine
11-Oct-1963 CBS Fri
Written by Richard Jessup & Anthony Basta and Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
Guest Cast:
Diane Baker ........... Marie
Lon Chaney, Jr. ....... Poppa
Alex Viespi ........... Jack
Albert Henderson ...... Bartender
Peter Gumeny .......... Card Dealer
Synopsis:
Tod and Linc are working at a sawmill on coastal Maine and rooming at the home of Poppa Duplessis and his daughter, Marie.
Even though Linc has fallen in love with Marie, she tells Tod she must hurt Linc, because a another man has spoken for her. [JB]

4.4 [97] Route 66: WHERE ARE THE SOUNDS OF CELLI BRAHMS?
Filming Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
18-Oct-1963 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Allen H. Miner
Guest Cast:
Tammy Grimes .......... Celli Brahms
Horace McMahon ........ Fenton
Harry Bellaver ........ Shagbag
Kelly Peters .......... Valerie Mills
Synopsis:
In Minneapolis, Linc is a beauty-contest judge and Tod is a public relations man in a posh hotel. Tod's job involves
working with Celli Brahms, an attractive acoustical engineer---a more difficult task than it sounds. [JB]

4.5 [98] Route 66: BUILD YOUR HOUSES WITH THEIR BACK TO THE SEA
Filming Location: Maine coast
25-Oct-1963 CBS Fri
Written by Frank L. Pierson
Directed by Frank L. Pierson
Guest Cast:
William Shatner ....... Manomsha Faxon
Pat Hingle ............ Thayer Faxon
Louise Sorel
Synopsis:
While on the Maine coast, Tod and Linc encounter a man named Menemsha Faxon, who blames his father,
Thayer Faxon for the drowning death of his brother. [JB]

4.6 [99] Route 66: AND MAKE THUNDER HIS TRIBUTE
Filming Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
01-Nov-1963 CBS Fri (Rerun 28Feb64 CBS Fri)
Written by Lewis John Carlino
Directed by Leonard Horn
Guest Cast:
J. Carrol Naish ....... Mike Donato
Alfred Ryder .......... Joe Sky
Lou Antonio ........... Tony
Michael J. Pollard .... Vinny
Linda Marsh ........... Jenny
Thomas A. Carln ....... Mr. Whitney
Synopsis:
Life isn't a bowl of cherries for Minnesota raspberry farmer Mike Donato: He's set in his eccentric ways,
and his son is determined not to go along with them. [JB]

4.7 [100] Route 66: THE STONE GUEST
Filming Location: Central City, Colorado
08-Nov-1963 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Allen H. Miner
Guest Cast:
Jo Van Fleet .......... Hazel
Lee Philips ........... Ben
Christopher Votos ..... David
William Cort .......... Jimmy
Synopsis:
The Central City (Colo.) Opera Festival has opened with a production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni", and offstage there's
another Don Juan drama being enacted. The real-life characters are a notorious miner and a lonely spinster. [JB]

4.8 [101] Route 66: I WOULDN'T START FROM HERE
Filming Location: Vermont
15-Nov-1963 CBS Fri
Written by Ernest Kinoy
Directed by Allen H. Miner
Guest Cast:
Parker Fennelly ....... Arthur Perham
Rosemary Forsyth ...... Claire
Howard Freeman ........ Frank Ball
John Gibson ........... Newton Wheeler
Synopsis:
Tod and Linc come to the aid of an elderly farmer named Arthur Perham, who is forced to sell his home and all of his
possessions, including a team of horses, but Linc has other ideas, including bidding on the horses at an auction. [JB]

4.9 [102] Route 66: A CAGE IN SEARCH OF A BIRD
Filming Location: Denver, Colorado.
29-Nov-1963 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by James Sheldon
Guest Cast:
Stefanie Powers
Dan Duryea
Synopsis:
Len Ringsby, the last surviving member of a gang who robbed the U.S. Mint thirty years earlier, arrives in Denver, just
when Tod and Linc come to the aid of a lady named Julie Severn who took $600 from a card game, where card sharp Rick Mango
claims she cheated him. [JB] 
"Tex, I'm Here to Kill a King" originally scheduled for this date was postponed to 20-Mar-1964
after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy


4.10 [103] Route 66: A LONG WAY FROM ST. LOUIS
Filming Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
06-Dec-1963 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
Guest Cast:
Jessica Walter ........ Liz
Virginia Wing ......... Gyo
Lynda Day ............. Allison
Susan Ringwood ........ Daphne
Patricia Harty ........ Chops
Al Lewis .............. Wait
Hedley Mattingley ..... Foxglove
Synopsis:
In Toronto, five members of an all-girl jazz band were evicted from their hotel and forced to sleep in an empty stadium
nearby. Linc agrees to be their manager and put them up in a hotel room where he and Tod are staying, although it doesn't
sit well with Tod. [JB]

4.11 [104] Route 66: COME HOME GRETA INGER GRUENSCHAFFEN
Filming Location: Mt. Snow, Vermont and Buffalo, New York (to be verified)
13-Dec-1963 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest Cast:
Tammy Grimes .......... Greta Inger Gruenschaffen
Chad Everett .......... Heiss Horgal
William LeMassena ..... Mr. Spofford
Louis Criscuolo ....... Detective
Synopsis:
Both Linc and Tod try in vain to make time with Miss Gruenschaffen, a physical culturist.[JB]

4.12 [105] Route 66: 93 PERCENT IN SMILING
Filming Location: Erie Canal
20-Dec-1963 CBS Fri
Written by Alvin Sargent
Directed by Philip Leacock
Guest Cast:
Albert Salmi .......... Aaron Kronberg
David Howell .......... Howard
Susan Howell .......... Pansy
Olga Bellin ........... Min
Paul Larson ........... Haskell
Dennis Scott .......... Billy
Jean Stapleton
Synopsis:
Tod and Linc, while working on the Erie Canal and living in a trailer park, find a family in trouble. Their fellow worker
was fired after getting into a fight with their boss, goes home drunk and gets into a quarrel with his wife, then their
three kids, the youngest being eight months old, run away from home in the middle of the night with the intentions of
the two older children to find a more stable home environment for their baby brother. [JB]

4.13 [106] Route 66: CHILD OF A NIGHT
Filming Location: Savannah, Georgia
03-Jan-1964 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Allen H. Miner
Guest Cast:
Sylvia Sidney ......... Lonnie
Chester Morris ........ Mr. Hull
Diana Van Der Vlis .... Nita Hull
Herschel Bernardi
Joanna Pettet
Percy Rodriguez
Synopsis:
A lone survivor of a plane crash asks Tod and Linc to help find the child of a waitress he had met some twenty years earlier,
because he wants to turn $38,000 over for Linc to give to this child of a brief love affair, so the search begins. [JB]

4.14 [107] Route 66: IS IT TRUE, THERE ARE PIXIES AT THE BOTTOM OF LANFAIR LAKE?
Filming Location: Savannah, Georgia
10-Jan-1964 CBS Fri
Written by Alvin Sargent
Directed by John Peyser
Guest Cast:
Geoffrey Horne ........ Simon Devereaux
Collin Wilcox ......... Diana
Graham Jarvis
Synopsis:
Tod and Linc deliver a neon sign to a general store, only to have it lassoed from them and damaged by Simon Deveraux,
an Army vet who has returned home to Savannah, and is having all kinds of issues with his family.[JB]

4.15 [108] Route 66: LIKE THIS IT MEANS FATHER-LIKE THIS BITTER-LIKE THIS TIGER
Filming Location: Savannah, Georgia
17-Jan-1964 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Jeffrey Hayden
Guest Cast:
Larry Blyden .......... Cam
Frances Helm .......... Edith
Eugene Roche .......... Mr. King
Donald Losby .......... Vic
Ramon Bieri
Synopsis:
In a Savannah tavern, Linc goes beserk when sees Cam Wilcox and gets into a fight with him. Cam refuses to press
charges against Linc, who accuses Cam of cowardice, causing the death of two of his men in Vietnam.

4.16 [109] Route 66: KISS THE MONSTER, MAKE HIM SLEEP
Filming Location: Minneapolis, MN
24-Jan-1964 CBS Fri
Written by Stanley R. Greenberg
Directed by Allen Reisner
Guest Cast:
James Coburn .......... Hamar Nielsen
Barbara Mattes ........ Nola Nielsen
Linda Watkins ......... Mrs. Case
Synopsis:
In Minneapolis, Tod and Linc are employed by construction tycoon Hamar Neilsen when they are approached by his sister Nola,
who begs to Tod and Linc to free her from Hamar's dominance after she jumps from a bridge he is building. Meanwhile,
Linc's mother comes to town to convince him to reconcile with his father, whom he hasn't spoken to for many years. [JB]

4.17 [110] Route 66: CRIES OF PERSONS CLOSE TO ONE
Filming Location: Not known
31-Jan-1964 CBS Fri
Written by William Kelley & Howard Rodman
Directed by Allen H. Miner
Guest Cast:
Michael Parks ......... Tank
Ellen Madison ......... Gaybee
Michael Baseleon ...... Blair
James Brown ........... Mr. Newton
Ken Strange ........... Motorcycle Cop
Frank Tweddell ........ Schoolteacher
James Farentino ....... Perry Baker
Alix Elias ............ Carhop
Synopsis:
Gaybee is devoted to Tank, her boxer boy friend, but Tank seems fond only of demon rum and outbursts of violence. [JB]

4.18 [111] Route 66: WHO IN HIS RIGHT MIND NEEDS A NICE GIRL?
Filming Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
07-Feb-1964 CBS Fri
Written by Joel Carpenter
Directed by Jeffrey Hayden
Guest Cast:
Dan Frazer
Ruth McDevitt
Lee Philips
Lois Smith
Synopsis:
A Daytona librarian is confronted with a very unprofessional situation---a murderer wants her to help him evade arrest.[JB]

4.19 [112] Route 66: THIS IS GOING TO HURT ME MORE THAN IT HURTS YOU
Filming Location: St. Augustine, Florida
14-Feb-19644 CBS Fri
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
Guest Cast:
Soupy Sales ........... Harlan Livingston III
Bibi Osterwald ........ Mrs. Hunter
Roland Winters ........ Dr. Frank Hillman
Dawn Nickerson ........ Doreen Hunter
Lee Meriwether ........ Jeanelle
Carole Ann Lewis ...... Cindy
Synopsis:
Millionaire Harlan Livingston III can't stand to see anyone suffer---a fact that several "desperately ill"
young ladies plan to take advantage of. [JB]

4.20 [113] Route 66: FOLLOW THE WHITE DOVE WITH THE BROKEN WING
Filming Location: Not known
21-Feb-1964
Written by Alvin Sargent
Directed by Dennis Sanders
Guest Cast:
Lee Kinsolving ........ Walter Reston
Bert Freed ............ Capt. West
Grayson Hall .......... Mrs. Reston
Mart Hulswit .......... Warren
Synopsis:
Tod and Linc have an encounter with a man named Walter Reston, who becomes incensed with jealousy when his girlfriend
is dancing with another man. A police officer tries to calm Reston down, but he is killed by a bunch of falling crates
in a warehouse while pursuing Walter, who cuts his arm, takes the gun from the dead cop, holds Linc hostage and forces
Tod to go for medical supplies. [JB]

[--] 28Feb64 CBS Fri - Rerun of #4.6 "And Make Thunder His Tribute" (from 01-Nov-63)

4.21 [114] Route 66: TEX, I'M HERE TO KILL A KING
Filming Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
20-Mar-1964
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Allen Reisner
Guest Cast:
Robert Loggia ................. Col. Zaman
Tina Louise ................... Robin
Arnold Moss ................... King
Jack Dabdoub .................. Kahwaji
Frank Campanella .............. Pierson
Synopsis:
Tod and Linc are working in Niagara Falls when they learn that the King of an eastern country is scheduled to make
a stop in that city. There is a plot by an assassin, who bears a striking resemblance to Tod, to kill the king. [JB]
Note: Originally scheduled for 29-Nov-1963 this episode was postponed due to the assassination of President
John F. Kennedy.


4.22 [115] Route 66: WHERE THERE'S A WILL, THERE'S A WAY (Part 1/2)
Filming Location: Tampa, Florida
06-Mar-1964
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
Guest Cast:
Nina Foch ............. Samantha
Patrick O'Neal ........ Leon
Barbara Eden .......... Margo
Chill Wills ........... Monty
Alex Viespi ........... Michael
Synopsis:
Tod and Linc make their way to Tampa to meet a family of oddballs at the reading of a will of Todís deceased friend.
Tod falls head over heels for an attractive young woman named Margo, and soon, the the two get married, but then the
members of her family have cooked up a plot to kill off Tod, and they carry it out on a bridge. [JB]

4.23 [116] Route 66: WHERE THERE'S A WILL, THERE'S A WAY (Part 2/2)(final episode)
Filming Location: Tampa, Florida
06-Mar-1964
Written by Stirling Silliphant
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
Guest Cast:
Nina Foch ............. Samantha
Patrick O'Neal ........ Leon
Barbara Eden .......... Margo
Chill Wills ........... Monty
Alex Viespi ........... Michael
Synopsis:
Linc and Margo set out to bring the murderer to justice---only to have Tod turn up alive.[JB]

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