CTVA US Adventure - "Soldiers Of Fortune" (Revue/Syndicated) Season 1 (1955)

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Starring John Russell (as Tim Kelly) & Chick Chandler (as Toubo Smith)
Season 1 (Syndicated) (1955)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti , Tom Alger,  John King,  D.W. McGregor,  Rina Fox
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 Original New York City airdate order (where known)

  1.xx [--] Soldiers Of Fortune: PEARLS OF DONDRA HEAD (verified -SC)
aka "Pearls Off Dondra Head"
Revue prod. no. 1206 (copyright date 24Jan55)
9Apr55 Sat, New York City
Directed By John English
Teleplay By Maurice Tombragel/ Story By Llewelyn Hughes
Guest Cast:
Nancy Gates............as Martha Pallette
Christopher Dark............as Bob Marachek
George Keymas............as Hala
Howard Negley............as Capt. Pallette
Dale Van Sickel............as The Dock Thug
Lawrence Dobkin ....... as Tolo Minh
Synopsis:
A dying man tells Tim Kelly and Toubo Smith of a fabulous pearl
bed. Tim becomes a pearl diver for the occasion.
(Repeated 07Aug63, WSAU-7, Wausau, Wisconsin, Wednesday from 5:15pm -5:45pm)

1.xx [--] Soldiers Of Fortune: JUNGLE SEARCH (verified -SC)
(no copyright details)
16Apr55 Sat, New York City
Directed By John English
Story & Teleplay By Lawrence Kimble
Guest Cast:
Robert Ellenstein............as Randall
Kristine Miller............as Dr.Steiner
Jonathan Hale............as Elney
John Eldredge............as The Camp Manager
Bert Arnold............as George LeBlanc
Naji............as The Native Man
Alma Beltron............as The Native Woman
Synopsis:
A missing medical plane carrying an important cargo leads Tim
Kelly and Toubo Smith into the jungles of primitive India. There they
must fight not only natural disasters, but also two greedy white men. [TA/SC]
(Repeat aired 5Sep63, KFVS-12, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Thursday 3:45pm - 4:15pm)

1.xx [--] Soldiers Of Fortune: THE LADY OF RAJMAHAL (verified -SC)
(aka "The Lady From Rajmahal")
Revue prod. no. 1204 (copyright date 09Feb55)
23Apr55 Sat, New York City, original airdate
Directed By John English
Story & Teleplay By Fenton Earnshaw
Guest Cast:
Lisa Daniels............as Lady Diane
Ian Keith............as The Rajah
Grant Williams............as Kingsley Miller
Synopsis:
The scene is the Bengal jungle. Kelly and Smith agree to deliver a
valuable painting the rajah is selling to a dealer.

1.xx [--] Soldiers Of Fortune: CUT CHARLIE IN (verified -SC)
(copyright date 28Feb55)
30Apr55 Sat, New York City
Directed By John English
Teleplay By Muriel Roy Bolton/Story By Douglas Leach
Guest Cast:
Francis Bavier............as Amelia Lilly
Aaron Spelling*............as Charles Applegood
Robert Armstrong............as Sacaree
Claude Akins............as Jonu
John Halloran............as The Ship Captain
John Day............as The Warehouse Heavy (uncredited)
Boyd Stockman............as The Warehouse Thug (uncredited)
*Note:  This is one of Aaron Spelling's earlier acting roles, before
becoming a prolific script writer and famous television producer. [SC]

Synopsis:
Tim and Toubo are taken in by a criminal who claims to be a war hero.
(26Dec55 on WBEN-4, Buffalo, NY, Monday at 7:00pm)

1.xx [--] Soldiers Of Fortune: THE GABOON VIPER (verified -SC)
Revue prod. no. 1202 (copyright date 17Jan55) (possibly 2nd pilot episode)
7May55 Sat, New York City
Directed By John English
Teleplay By Lawrence Kimble/Story By Walt Sheldon
Guest Cast:
Dan Seymour............as Banner
Nooman Brown............as The Witch Doctor
Synopsis:
A wild game hunter in Africa wants Tim and Toubo to guide him into
forbidden territory to hunt and photograph a primitive native tribe
who performs rituals using poisonous snakes. [SC]

[--] 14May55 Sat,  New York City  - No Details

1.xx [--] Soldiers of Fortune: THE GREATEST BEAST (verified -SC)
Revue prod. no. 1203 (copyright date 20Feb55)
21May55 Sat, New York City airdate
Directed By John English
Teleplay By Lawrence Kimble/Story By D.K. Findley
Guest Cast:
Henry Brandon............as Ki Yang
Paul Guilfoyle............as Kaji
Howard Petrie............as Harry Stauffer
Patricia Dale............as The Secretary
Synopsis:
Tim and Toubo are to find a man supposedly killed by a huge beast in Tibet. [TA]
(29Nov57 WGAN-13, Portland, Maine, Friday at 7:00pm)

1.xx [--] Soldiers Of Fortune: THE ELEPHANT GUN (verified -SC)
(copyright date 03Feb55)
28May55 Sat, New York City
Directed by Herschel Daugherty
Story & Teleplay By Lawrence Kimble
Guest Cast:
Fay Morley............as Shira
Kem Dibbs............as Randall McCain
Stanley Price............as Towari
Hugh Sanders............as Murdock
Synopsis 1:
Tim and Toubo travel to India to find out the circumstances behind the
accidental death of a close friend by a charging elephant. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Tim Kelly and Toubo Smith set a trap for a killer who roams the jungles of India with a treasure.

1.xx [--] Soldiers of Fortune: BITE OF THE RUBY RED (verified -SC)
(copyright date 06Apr55)
04Jun55 Sat, New York City
Directed By Herschel Daugherty
Story & Teleplay By Lawrence Kimble
Guest Cast:
James Millican............as Dr. Wade
Jack Raine............as Professor Miner
Synopsis 1:
Tim and Toubo are hired by a strong-willed doctor and a professor, who
want to be taken on an expedition into the jungles of Central America to
find a lost Indian tribe who is immune from the poisonous bite of a wood tick, known as "The Ruby Red". [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Tim and Toubo lead an expedition into the jungle. [TA]
(25Dec55, WHEC-10, Rochester, NY, Sun 7:00pm)

[--] 11Jun55 Sat,  New York City  - No Details

1.xx [--] Soldiers Of Fortune: GIRL IN THE JEEP (verified -SC)
(copyright date 14Feb55)
18Jun55 Sat, New York City
Directed By Herschel Daugherty
Story & Teleplay By Fenton W. Earnshaw
Guest Cast:
Jean Byron............as Jan Forrest
Louis Mercier............as John Hedley
George Givot............as The Restaurant Owner
Boyd Stockman............as The Arab Mugger
Guy Teague............as The Assassin
Synopsis:
A mysterious girl in a waterfront café in Algiers intrigues Tim
Kelly and Toubo Smith and leads them into adventure.
(Repeated 28Aug63, WSAU-7, Wausau, Wisconsin, Wed 5:15pm – 5:45pm)

1.xx [--] Soldiers Of Fortune: HATE AT FORTY FATHOMS (verified -SC)
Revue prod. no. 1212 (copyright date 21Apr55)
25Jun55 Sat, New York City
Directed By John English
Story & Teleplay By Lawrence Kimble
Guest Cast:
Lorna Thayer............as Kirstin Winslow
Robert Anderson............as Big John
Andy Clyde............as Andy
Synopsis:
Tim and Toubo are hired by a grieving woman who wants a rogue whale killed that
caused the death of her father and other fellow whalers. [SC]

[--] 1Jul55 Fri,  New York City  - No Details

 OR [--] 2Jul55 Sat,  New York City  - No Details

1.xx [--] Soldiers of Fortune: THE GENERAL (verified -SC)
Revue prod. no. 1215 (copyright date 23May55)
8Jul55 Fri, New York City
Directed By John English
Story & Teleplay By Barry Shipman
Guest Cast:
Jan Arvan............as Julio
Fay Roope............as General DeSaba
Alex Montoya............as Jose
Susan Cummings............as Pilar
Jay 'X' Brands............as The Sniper (uncredited?)
Dick Farnsworth............as The Gaucho (uncredited?)
Synopsis:
Tim and Toubo investigate the underground activities of a group of South American revolutionaries.
(23Jul59 WGAN-13, Portland, Maine, Thur 5:30pm)

[--] 15Jul55 Fri,  New York City  - No Details

1.xx [--] Soldiers Of Fortune: TORCH OF OLYMPIAD (verified -SC)
Revue prod. no. 1214 (copyright date 09May55)
22Jul55 Fri, New York City
Directed By Herschel Daugherty
Story & Teleplay By Fenton Earnshaw
Guest Cast:
Joanne Davis............as Carolyn Long
Richard Hale............as Dr. Pangree
Michael Ansara............as Amier
Hugh Sanders............as Walter DeLand
Bert LaBaron............as The Alley Mugger (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Tim and Toubo travel to the Island of Crete to find an ancient tomb.
containing a 1600 BC relic known as "The Torch of the Olympiad". [SC]

1.xx [--] Soldiers Of Fortune: THE BLACK SCARAB (verified -SC)
(copyright date 20May55)
29Jul55 Fri, New York City, original airdate
Written by Fenton Earnshaw
Directed by Stuart Gilmore
Guest Cast:
Leon Askin ......... as Aga Dhur
Rita Lynn .......... as Rosanne
Judith Ames ........ as Ellen
Martin Garallaga ... as Kali
Louis Letteri ...... as Robin
James Craven ....... as Capt. Withers
Edwards Colmans .... as Chief Mendoza
Synopsis 1:
Tim Kelly and Toubo Smith encounter a charming French actress whose son
has been kidnapped by her ruthless and cruel husband. (UK "TV Times")
Synopsis 2:
Tim and Toubo are hired to recover a youngster kidnapped by the wealthy Aga Dhur. [TA]
(19Nov57 ITV Associated-Rediffusion, London, UK, Tue 7:00pm)
(Repeated 24Oct62 on WSAU-7, Wausau, Wisconsin, Wed 5:15pm)

1.xx [--] Soldiers Of Fortune: THE LADY AND THE LION (verified -SC)
(copyright date 15Jun55)
5Aug55 Fri, New York City
Directed by John English
Teleplay By lawrence Kimble / Story By Otis Adelbert Kline
Guest Cast:
Beverly Garland............as Elizabeth Marlowe
Herbert Patterson............as Foster Bennett
Edna Skinner............as Wilma Joyce
Paul Bryer............as Mack
Raymond Bailey............as Walter Cort
Synopsis 1:
A movie company filming on location in Africa experience a series of unexplained accidents. The films 
producer hires Tim Kelly and Toubo Smith to act as bodyguards for the actors and director of the film. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Toubo and Tim accompany a moviemaking safari into the African jungle.
(1957 ITV Associated-Rediffusion, London, UK)
(10Mar58 WGAN-13, Portland, Maine, Monday at 7:00pm)
(Repeated 31Oct62 on WSAU-7, Wausau, Wisconsin, Wed 5:15pm)

 1.xx [--] Soldiers of Fortune: DRUMS OF FAR ISLAND (verified -SC)
(copyright date 03Jun55)
12Aug55 Fri, New York City airdate
Directed By Sidney Salkow
Teleplay By Lawrence Kimble
Guest Cast:
Ann Tyrell............as Mrs.Anderson
Woody Strode............as Gulio
Shirley Higginbotham............as Minta
Ondst Conley............as The Voodoo Drummer
Synopsis:
Tim and Toubo, on a fishing jaunt to the Virgin Islands, discover a sinister revival of voodooism.
(27Aug59 on WGAN-13, Portland, Maine, Thursday at 5:30pm)
(Repeated 14Nov62 on WSAU-7, Wausau, Wisconsin, Wed. at 5:15pm –5:45pm.)

1.xx [--] Soldiers Of Fortune: ALOHA MEANS GOODBYE (verified -SC)
(copyright date 09Jun55)
19Aug55 Fri, New York City, original airdate
Directed By Richard Irving
Story & Teleplay By Lawrence Kimble
Guest Cast:
Joyce Holden............as Cara Marsh
Simon Scott............as Ben Norris
Evelynne Eaton............as Dee Thomas
Douglas Evans............as Warner Thomas
Vic Perrin............as Carlton Black
Fred Letuli............as Paul
Loni McIntire............as Nikki
Synopsis:
The two soldiers of fortune, Tim and Toubo, find themselves uninvited
guests at an exclusive party on a secluded Hawaiian island.
(Repeated 21Nov62 on WSAU-7, Wausau, Wisconsin, Wed 5:15pm -5:45pm)
(Repeated 28Mar64 on WVUE-12, New Orleans, Louisiana, Sat 5:30pm)

1.xx [--] Soldiers Of Fortune: THE VANISHING ISLAND (verified -SC)
Revue prod. no. 1222 (copyright date 27Jun55)
26Aug55 Fri, New York City
Directed By John English
Story & Teleplay By Fenton W. Earnshaw
Guest Cast:
Jay Novello............as Professor Kime
Richard Reeves............as Capt.Gardner
John Doucette............as Levitt
Jack Dimond............as Danny Long
Norman Leavitt............as Erik Mueller
Synopsis:
The two adventurers, Tim and Toubo, set sail to find a
geographical oddity, an island that appears and disappears. [TA]
(Repeated 28Nov62, WSAU-7, Wausau, Wisconsin, Wed 5:15pm –5:45pm)

1.xx [--] Soldiers Of Fortune: ESCAPE FROM CAMP DIABLO (verified -SC)
Revue prod. no. 1224 (copyright date 18Jul55)
2Sep55 Fri, New York City
Directed By Stuart Gilmore
Story & Teleplay By Fenton Earnshaw
Guest Cast:
Donald Randolph............as Pilaro
Rick Vallin............as Alfredo
Pamela Duncan............as Maria
Jan Arvan............as The Old Man
Ric Roman............as Captain Rio
David Leonard............as Miguel Catone
Jay 'X' Brands............as The Prison Guard
Ken Terrell............as The Assassin
Synopsis:
Tim Kelly and Toubo Smith infiltrate a notorious prison to obtain proof of its existence. [SC]

1.xx [--] Soldiers Of Fortune: WALK WIDE OF LIONS (verified -SC)
Revue prod. no. 1226 (copyright date 24Jul55)
9Sep55 Fri, New York City
Directed By Philip Ford
Story & Teleplay By Lawrence Kimble
Guest Cast:
K.T.Stevens............as Flora Winters
Arthur Space............as Manning
Roy Glenn............as Nalu
Tim Huntley............as Stauffer
Junita Moore............as Emala
Synopsis:
Power-hungry members of an African tribe try to keep their chief from
having a badly needed operation. Tim Kelly and Toubo Smith are called
to help the doctor get through. [SC/TA]
(Repeated 26Dec62 on WSAU-7, Wausau, Wisconsin, Wednesday 5:15pm-5:45pm.)

[--] 16Sep55 Fri,  New York City  - No Details

 1.xx [--] Soldiers Of Fortune: RUN 'TIL YOU DIE (verified -SC)
Revue prod. no. 1223 (copyright date 07Jul55)
25Sep55 Sun?, New York City
Directed By Richaed Irving
Story & Teleplay By Lawrence Kimble
Guest Cast:
Morris Ankrum............as Peter Vetter
Viginia Christine............as Bonnie
John Doucette............as Von Caggie
Bill Phipps............as Fritz
Ross Elliott............as Frank
Nelson Leigh............as Rawlins
Synopsis:
An American plantation owner in Asia is in danger of being overrun by rebel bandits from Tibet.
(Repeated 1Apr64 on WVUE-12, New Orleans, Louisiana, Tuesdays 11:30pm)

1.xx [--] Soldiers Of Fortune: LAST DAYS OF DOLORES (verified -SC)
Revue prod. no. 1225 (copyright date 15Jul55)
2Oct55 Sat, New York City
Directed By John English
Story & Teleplay By Lawrence Kimble
Guest Cast:
Hayden Rorke............as Dr.Grayson
Laura Elliott............as Paula Grayson
Robert Osterloh............as Carter Logan
Charles Stevens............as Pablo
Synopsis:
The daughter of a famous research scientist ask Tim and Toubo to find her father who is overdue from
 a expedition somewhere in Mexico. While there they encounter a wild man and an erupting volcano. [SC]

1.xx [--] Soldiers Of Fortune: GYPSEY PRINCE (verified -SC)
Revue prod. no. 1216 (copyright date 04May55)
15Jan56 New York City (possibly a rerun)
Directed By Sidney Salkow
Story & Teleplay By Lawrence Kimble
Guest Cast:
Henry Corden............as Nicholas Rekoff
Bill Hudson............as Constantine
Ralph Moody............as King Miklos
Didi Ramati............as Rosa
Peter Gray............as Carlos
Synopsis:
A dying Carsack bandit from years past ask Tim and Toubo to return
his, now older son, to his real family, a clan of gypsys, so he can
regain his throne as a prince. [SC]
[--] Soldiers Of Fortune: (unknown episode title) (possibly "Gypsey Prince")
Tim Kelly and Toubo Smith try to carry out the last wish of a dying desperado. [TA]
(Repeated 17Oct62)
(1962-63 on WSAU-7, Wausau, Wisconsin, Wed 5:15pm –5:45pm.)

1.xx [--] Soldiers Of Fortune: RETURN OF THE HAWK (verified -SC)
(copyright date 20Jun55)
5Feb56 New York City (possibly a rerun)
Directed By Sidney Salkow
Story & Teleplay By Fenton Earnshaw
Guest Cast:
Anthony Caruso............as El Gavalon
Adele Mara............as Marianna Vandoren
Carl Esmond............as Vandoren
Stanley Adams............as Rico
Gil Rankin............as Capt. Martel
Synopsis:
Tim and Toubo are hired by a mine and ranch owner to protect him and
his wife from a rebel bandit who is terrorizing the countryside [SC]

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Original New York City Airdates not known
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1.xx [--] Soldiers Of Fortune: THE RUNAWAY KING (verified -SC)
Revue Prod. no. 1205 (copyright date 28Jan55)  Original New York City Airdate not known
Directed By Richard Irving
Teleplay By Barry Shipman/Story By Jules Archer
Guest Cast:
Jeff York............as John Quincy McCall
Donna Drake............as Cheu
Yvette Dugay............as LeLon
Charles Lung............as Chilender
Synopsis:
Tim Kelly and Toubo Smith become interested in the notorious
island of Kali-Kali, from whence no one has ever returned alive.

1.xx [--] Soldiers Of Fortune: ESCORT TO NAMTOK (verified -SC)
(copyright date 17Apr55)  Original New York City Airdate not known
Directed By John English
Teleplay By Barry Shipman / Story By Hal G. Evarts
Guest Cast:
Sheila Ryan............as Carolyn Holt
Tol Avery............as Garry Holt
Synopsis:
A husband and wife disagree about embarking on a dangerous trip into jungle territory infested
 with crocodiles and headhunters. They hire Tim Kelly and Toubo Smith to guide them. [SC]

1.xx [--] Soldiers Of Fortune: MALAYAN MAGIC (verified -SC)
Revue prod. no. 1213 (copyright date 28Apr55) Original New York City Airdate not known
Directed By Herschel Daugherty
Teleplay By Lawrence Kimble / Story By Joseph Emerson Newton
Guest Cast:
Walter Reed............as Erik Larson
Eleanore Tanin............as Ola Larson
Kim Spalding............as The Sultan
Rudy Robles............as Tang
Synopsis:
Tim Kelly and Toubo Smith challenge the power of a despotic
sultan who is not afraid to kill those who oppose him. An old cane, and
magic tricks, play a part in their battle with the despot.
(17Dec55 KMBC-9, Kansas City, Missouri, Saturday 6:00pm)
(1Apr61 WFBC-4, Greenville, South Carolina, Saturday 9:30pm)

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