CTVA US Adventure - "Sky King" (NBC) Season 1 (1952)

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Season 1 (NBC) (1951-52)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, Rina Fox, Tom Alger, James Beer
Steve Jensen (ep #13),
Robert B. Huggins (#54), Kent Volgamore 
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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############ season 1 1951-52 ###############
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Jack Chertok Production
NBC Sundays (16Sep51-26Oct52)
19 episodes (Prod. nos. A-01 to A-19)
Starring:
Kirby Grant as Schuyler J. "Sky" King
Gloria Winters as Penny King (niece of Sky King)
Ron Hagerthy as Clipper King (nephew of Sky King)
Chubby Johnson as Jim Bell, Ranch Foreman

Airplane - Songbird Cessna T50
Sponsors - Peter Pan Peanut Butter
Automobile - 1951 Plymouth Woody Station Wagon
Sky King's Horse - Yellow Fury

1.01 [--] Sky King: OPERATION URGENT (1951)(copyright title)
Jack Chertok prod. no. A-01 (copyright date 05Apr52; OREG: LP17391)
Guest Cast:
John Banner
Rand Brooks
Pierre Watkin
Todd Karns
Sky intercepts an SOS from an Airforce pilot who is lost in a storm and almost out of fuel. [RF]

1.2 [--] Sky King: CARRIER PIGEON (copyright title)
Jack Chertok prod. no. A-02 (copyright date 19Apr52; OREG: LP17392)

 Guest Cast:
Morgan Farley as Penwick
Lane Bradford as Truck (uncredited)
Penny finds an injured carrier pigeon carrying a rare ruby. Sky and the
Mexican police investigate. [RF]

1.3 [--] Sky King: STAGECOACH ROBBERS (copyright title)
Jack Chertok prod. no. A-03 (copyright date 03May52; OREG: LP17393)
Guest Cast:
Robert J. Wilke as Matt Guthrie
Glenn Strange as Bolling
Emmett Lynn as Pop Reilly
Holly Bane (aka Mike Ragan) as Curt Alden
Stephen Chase as Bolling
Gregg Barton as Deputy Briggs
Penny is taken captive by a crooked express agent who plans to steal
gold from his company by faking a holdup. [RF]

1.4 [--] Sky King: DEADLY CARGO (1952)(copyright title) ) [verified -SC]
Jack Chertok prod. no. A-04 (copyright date 17May52; OREG: LP17394)
Directed by John H. Morse.
Teleplay by HARRY POPPE, JR. AND DON TAIT
FROM A RADIO STORY BY SIDNEY RENTHAL.
Guest Cast:
GENE ROTH......BURKE,
Myron Healey......MANNING,
JOHN CASON......SINCLAIR,
RAY MONTGOMERY......FLETCHER,
CHARLES STEVENS......JUAN.
SYNOPSIS:
THE WRECKAGE OF AN AIRPLANE LEADS SKY KING TO A GANG OF GOLD
SMUGGLERS AND THEIR CARGO. [SC]

1.5 [--] Sky King: JIM BELL'S TRIUMPH (copyright title)
Jack Chertok prod. no. A-05 (copyright date 31May52; OREG: LP17395)
Guest Cast:
Tony Dante as Jose Sanchez
Maurice Jara as Juan Sanchez
Fred Libby as Ed Briggs
Emmett Vogan as Charles D. Griffith
Tom Keene (to be verified)
A corrupt county clerk causes problems for Sky. [RF]

1.6 [--] Sky King: DESIGNING WOMAN (copyright title)
Jack Chertok prod. no. A-06 (copyright date 14Jun52; OREG: LP17396)

Guest Cast:
Angela Greene as Elaine Hudson
Frank Dae as Judge Scott
Evan Loew as Jonathan Wells' Niece
Robert Shayne as John Waythron
After an aerial survey the trio is flagged down by a woman claiming to
be the daughter of a rancher who died mysteriously. [RF]

1.07 [--] Sky King: ONE FOR THE MONEY (1952)(copyright title) ) [verified -SC]
Jack Chertok prod. no. A-07 (copyright date 28Jun52 / OREG: LP17397)
Directed by John H. Morse.
ORIGINAL Teleplay by JOE RICHARDSON.
Guest Cast:
JOHN DOUCETTE......NEIL GORHAM,
STEVEN CLARK......ALLEN MCNEIL,
DALE VAN SICKEL......LEFT GROGAN,
CHARLES HORVATH......SATCH,
DOROTHY VAUGHAN......MRS MCNEIL.
RECURRING CAST:
MONTE BLUE AS SHERIFF HOLLISTER.
SYNOPSIS:
PENNY, RETURNING FROM A TRIP, PICKS UP A SUITCASE FULL OF PHONEY
DOLLAR BILLS. SKY AND CLIPPER FIND THEMSELVES MIXED UP WITH A GANG
OF COUNTERFEITERS. [SC]

1.08 [--] Sky King: DANGER POINT (copyright title)
Jack Chertok prod. no. A-08 (copyright date 12Jul52; OREG: LP17398)
Guest Cast:
Darryl Hickman as Jesse Herrick
John Eldredge as Gebhart
Stanley Andrews as Jim Herrick
Keith Richards as Paul Redmond
Joseph Crehan as Koster
Joe Haworth as Charlie
Mickey Simpson as Mac
Jack Shea as Guard
Monte Blue (to be verified)
An eldery rancher is murdered and his disinherited son is blamed. [RF]

1.09 [--] Sky King: DESPERATE CHARACTER (copyright title)
Jack Chertok prod. no. A-09 (copyright date 26Jul52; OREG: LP17399)
Guest Cast:
Robert Arthur as Danny Corrigan
Frank Fenton as Bob Durkin
Greta Granstedt as Rhonda Durkin
House Peters Jr. as Matt Durkin
Gordon Wynne as First Reformatory Guard
Steve Dunhill as Second Reformatory Guard
Don Haggerty (to be verified)
A mysterious teenage hitchhiker who has escaped from a reformatory is sought. [RF]

1.10 [--] Sky King: THE MAN WHO FORGOT (copyright title)
Jack Chertok prod. no. A-10 (copyright date 09Aug52; OREG: LP17400)
Guest Cast:
Dorothy Patrick as Sue Reynolds
James Brown as Matt Reynolds
David Bruce as Frank Reynolds
Earle Hodgins as Worthless Jones
George Pembroke as Silas Hawkins
Mickey Simpson as Jake
A rancher disappears after a murder and Sky believes he is innocent and
is suffering from amnesia. [RF]

1.11 [--] Sky King: THE THREATENING BOMB (copyright title)
Jack Chertok prod. no. A-11 (copyright date 23Aug52; OREG: LP17401)
Guest Cast:
Stanley Andrews as Josh Bradford
George Lynn as Jack Corwin
Mira McKinney as Margaret Bradford
Frank Richards as Blackie
Anthony Warde as Vic Lawrence
Monte Blue (to be verified)
Gangsters move into ranchers territory and offer protection. [RF]

1.12 [--] Sky King: SPEAK NO EVIL (copyright title)
Jack Chertok prod. no. A-12 (copyright date 06Sep52; OREG: LP17402)
Guest Cast:
Ross Elliott as Frank Carney
Raymond Greenleaf as Doc Rogers
Hal K. Dawson as Briggs
Richard Gaines as Gaff
Ben Welden as Tony
Ted Jordan as Telephone Man
Alan Ray as Intern
An ill man confesses that he is a former criminal who escaped but is straight now. [RF]

1.13 [--] Sky King: TWO-GUN PENNY (1952) (copyright title) ) [verified -SC]
http://members.tripod.com/~JohnHart/skyking.htm
Jack Chertok prod. no. A-13 (copyright date 20Sep52, LP17403)
Directed by John H. Morse
ORIGINAL Teleplay by JOE RICHARDSON
Guest Cast:
FREDERIC BRAUN.....AS KRALENCO,
Nester Paira (as Henrick Mahler)
("on-screen" error - correct spelling should be Nestor Paiva)
Steve Geray (as Prof. Gluckman)
John Hart (as Mr. Blake) (not credited)
SYNOPSIS:
PENNY CAPTURES FOREIGN AGENTS WHO ARE HOLDING A REFUGEE-PROFESSOR
PRISONER. [SC]

1.14 [--] Sky King: FORMULA FOR FEAR (copyright title)
Jack Chertok prod. no. A-14 (copyright date 04Oct52; OREG: LP17404)
Guest Cast:
Lee Van Cleef as Mark
Hayden Rorke as Rudolph Mizner
Fred Essler as Dr Roy Urban
David Leonard as Hirsch
Sara Selby as Rita Miller
A poisonous gas formula and spies are involved as Sky tries to solve this one. [RF]

1.15 [--] Sky King: THE GIANT EAGLE (copyright title)
Jack Chertok prod. no. A-15 (copyright date 18Oct52; OREG: LP17405)
Guest Cast:
William Vedder as Harvey Travis
Hugh Prosser as Jim Parsons
John Alvin as Judson DeWitt
Robert Forrest as Deputy Sheriff
Murray Alper as Nat
Russell Trent as Bert
Tom Tyler as Al
After several robberies and no clues, the Sheriff begins to wonder if
these criminals are magicians, disappearing into thin air. [RF]

1.16 [--] Sky King: BLACKMAIL (copyright title)
Jack Chertok prod. no. A-16 (copyright date 08Nov52; OREG: LP17406)
Guest Cast:
Connie Marshall as Ellen Barret
John Gallaudet as Joe Gans
Mary Newton as Martha Barret
Don Beddoe as Sam Barret
James Flavin as Sheriff
Gene Roth as Goldie
The banker a respected citizen of the town is blackmailed. [RF]

1.17 [--] Sky King: WINGS OF JUSTICE (copyright title) or WINGED JUSTICE
Jack Chertok prod. no. A-17 (copyright date 22Nov52; OREG: LP17407)
Guest Cast:
Fay Baker as Lucille Bradley
Douglas Evans as Harry Bradley
Maude Wallace as Peggy Dorn
Pierre Watkin as Joe Dorn
James Flavin as Sheriff
Don Haggerty (to be verified)
Sky sets out to uncover the mystery of two suspicious looking strangers
at a dude ranch and finds that there is a Uranium deposit on the ranch.

1.18 [--] Sky King: DESTRUCTION FROM THE SKY (copyright title)
Jack Chertok prod. no. A-18 (copyright date 6Dec52; OREG: LP17408)

Guest Cast:
David Bond as Joseph
Emmett Lynn as Charlie
Hugh Sanders as Major Gordon
Janna de Loos as Dr. Hazara
Robert Carson as Mr. Davis
Pete Kooy as Guard
Military intelligence looks for help to find the saboteur who has blown
up a secret project. [RF]

1.19 [--] Sky King: THE PORCELAIN LION (1952)(copyright title)
Jack Chertok prod. no. A-19 (copyright date 20Dec52; OREG: LP17409)
Guest Cast:
Robert Rockwell as Jim Taylor
Grandon Rhodes as Gideon Parrish
George Eldredge as Hugo Mercer
Johnny Downs as Jeff Bradford
James Parnell as Gus
James Flavin as Sheriff
The disappearance and reappearance of a valuable Porcelain Lion complicates
a dramatic double-cross and causes Sky to decide an investigation is in order.
A very valuable artifact disappears. [RF]

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