CTVA US Adventure "Troubleshooters" (UA/NBC) (1959-60) starring Keenan Wynn

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The Classic TV Archive - US Adventure series
Troubleshooters (1959-60)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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TROUBLESHOOTERS
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Meridian productions, Inc.
Presented by United Artists Television
for
NBC (Fridays 8:00pm EST)
Produced by Frank Rosenberg and John Gibbs

US Adventure series 1959-60 26 episodes x 30 min bw
starring:
Keenan Wynn
as Kodiak
with:
Bob Mathias as Frank Dugan
Bob Fortier  as Scotty
Carey Loftin as Skinner
Chet Allen as Slats
Bob Harris as Jim
 
directors included
Robert Altman  

Premise:
Adventures of a Construction Gang on difficult jobs.

Note:
Meridian Productions, Inc also produced "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars"

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NBC Fridays 8:00pm Eastern

    [01] Troubleshooters: LIQUID DEATH
UA-Meridian
11Sep59 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier et al 
****** see unknowns at the bottom of the guide******


1.02 [--] Troubleshooters: THE LAW AND THE PROFITS (copyright title)
aka DISASTER (broadcast title)
UA-Meridian
18Sep59 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias (Dugan)
Carey Loftin (as Skinner) Bob Fortier (as Scotty)
Guest cast:
Peter Miller ......... Wallach
Dabbs Greer .......... Lepage
Dennis Cross ......... Deputy Morton
Synopsis 1:
Working on a storage farm in central California, Kodiak is forced to
fire a college youth from his summer job when the boy takes to drink. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Kodiak flattens a drunken tunnel worker, who calls foul and enters a claim of injury. [RF]

1.03 [--] Troubleshooters: THE WIDOW OF ELBOW BEND
UA-Meridian
25Sep59 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier et al
Guest cast:
Jeanette Nolan ...... Mrs. Conboy
Ken Clark ........... Cudahy
Jack Herrin ......... Pete
Stafford Repp ....... Gilhooley
Synopsis:
Kodiak's highway crew is held at bay by an old lady and she's a mean shot with a rifle. [RF]

1.04 [--] Troubleshooters: THE LOWER DEPTHS
UA-Meridian
02Oct59 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias (as Dugan), Bob Fortieret al
Guest cast:
Norbert Schiller .... Gunga Din
Suzanne Lloyd ....... Janice
Wayne Morris ........ Harry
Synopsis:
In Kodiak's absence, Dugan hires an ailing man as the underwater
foreman, opening the way for disaster. [RF]

1.05 [--] Troubleshooters: TIGER CULHANE
UA-Meridian
09Oct59 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier et al
Guest cast:
Dan Blocker ......... Culhane
James Westerfield ... Stewart
Charles Horvath ..... Slaughter
Owen Bush ........... Cook
Synopsis:
A boxing construction worker causes a problems among the men. [RF]

1.06 [--] Troubleshooters: MOMENT OF TERROR
UA-Meridian
16Oct59 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier et al
Guest cast:
Harry Townes ........ Verne Lewis
Rayford Barnes ...... Roy Torkel
Harry Bartell ....... Captain Kerrigan
Abby Shelton ........ Marie
Synopsis 1:
Kodiak and his crew are building a hydroelectric plant in the
Northwest, when two escaped convicts kidnap Kodiak. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Building a hydroelectric plant, Kodiak is kidnapped and a town's safety threatened. [RF]

1.07 [--] Troubleshooters: GINO
UA-Meridian
23Oct59 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier et al
Guest cast:
Marc Cavell ......... Gino
John Larch .......... Maguire
Synopsis:
In a scheme to steal the company payroll, a workman uses a young
motorcycle thief as the patsy. [RF]

1.08 [--] Troubleshooters: PIPELINE
UA-Meridian
06Nov59 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortieret al
Guest cast:
Ruta Lee ............ Jane
Eugene Iglesias ..... Ramses
Jason Wingreen ...... Pophir
Synopsis:
Laying an oil pipe line in the Near East is no cinch. Local rebels are
plotting to kill the king. [RF]

1.09 [--] Troubleshooters: TRAPPED
UA-Meridian
13Nov59 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier et al
Guest cast:
Elisha Cook ......... Hammerfield
Bryan Russell ....... Eddie
Dee Pollack ......... Joe
Anne Benton ......... Eileen
Synopsis:
Dugan and Kodiak work feverishly to save a boy trapped in a ground fissure. [RF]

1.10 [--] Troubleshooters: DOWNRANGE
UA-Meridian
20Nov59 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier et al
Guest cast:
Charles McGraw ...... Hageb
Noreen Nash ......... Dorothy
Patricia Crest ...... Smitty
Forrest Compton ..... Davis
Synopsis:
Kodiak is sent to rush construction on a missile-range project, but
the foreman finds love more enthralling than work. [RF]

[11] Troubleshooters: THE BIG SQUEEZE
UA-Meridian
27Nov59 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier et al 
****** see unknowns at the bottom of the guide******

1.12 [--] Troubleshooters: TUNNEL TO YESTERDAY
UA-Meridian
04Dec59 NBC Fri
Script by Ray Bradbury [RF]
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier et al
Guest cast:
Werner Klemperer .... Stehlmann
Erika Peters ........ Bettina
Albert Szabo ........ Schweitzer
Synopsis:
Drilling in Bavaria, Kodiak finds an underground fortress manned by Germans
who don't know the war is over. [RF]

1.13 [--] Troubleshooters: THE CHAIN
UA-Meridian
11Dec59 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier et al
Guest cast:
Rebecca Welles ...... Diana
Charles Boaz ........ Mike
Wayne Tucker ........ Officer
Synopsis:
Dugan has a tough settlement when it's learned that he's already built on private property. [RF]

1.14 [--] Troubleshooters: TROUBLE AT THE ORPHANAGE
(Tv Guide title SWING SHIFT)
UA-Meridian
25Dec59 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier
Guest cast:
Fintan Meyler ....... Sister
Bart Bradley ........ Spiros
Synopsis 1:
In Greece on a construction job, Kodiak investigates a minor theft.
The trail takes him to an orphanage. He discovers that the children
have no fresh water, so he decides to dig a well for the orphanage. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Kodiak intercedes when he discovers that water has been cut off from an  orphanage. [RF]

1.15 [--] Troubleshooters: THE MOUNTAIN THAT MOVED
UA-Meridian
01Jan60 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier
Guest cast:
Abraham Sofaer ...... Jeremiah Woodruff
Synopsis 1:
The United States and Canadian Governments join forces for giant oil
exploration. A construction company is chosen to dig a tunnel in
which an atomic blast will be touched off, but their work is halted
by a man claiming to be "The Savior of the World". [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A religious fanatic halts an oil job. [RF]

1.16 [--] Troubleshooters: HIGH STEEL
UA-Meridian
15Jan60 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier et al
Guest cast:
Marc Lawrence ....... Blossom
Francy Scott ........ Annie
Synopsis:
Acrophobia tests the pride of an Indian whose tribe is famous for
courageous labor on high buildings. [RF]

1.17 [--] Troubleshooters: HARRY MAUR
UA-Meridian
22Jan60 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier et al
Guest cast:
Howard Caine ........ Harry Maru
James Shigeta ....... Taka
Synopsis:
A Japanese deserter is determined to sabotage Kodiak's project. [RF]

1.18 [--] Troubleshooters: THE BIG BLAZE
UA-Meridian
29Jan60 NBC Fri (rebroadcast 10Jun60)
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier et al
Guest cast:
Chana Eden ..... Maria
Perry Lopez .... Rodriguez
Synopsis:
Hired by a South American ruler to develop an oil field, Kodiak
is forced to take some revolutionists prisoner. Retaliating,
the rebels kidnap Kodiak. [RF]

1.19 [--] Troubleshooters: HEADHUNTER ROAD
UA-Meridian
12Feb60 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier et al
Guest cast:
Joseph Ruskin ....... Kalang
Frank de Kova ....... Nadi
Nina Martinez ....... Bhahati
Manning Ross ........ Patel
Synopsis:
Head-hunters interrupt a group of road builders in a Far Eastern jungle. [RF]

1.20 [--] Troubleshooters: THE TOWN THAT WOULDN'T DIE
UA-Meridian
19Feb60 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier et al
Guest cast:
Ken Lynch ........... Burt Crandall
Charles Aidman ...... Joe Drake
Lillian Buyeff ...... Emma Crandall
Synopsis 1:
After living in the same place for two years during a construction job,
families and crew members decide they want to remain permanently in the
little town by the Mississippi River. They ask Kodiak to let them use
the company's equipment to build dikes to protect them from floods. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Building crews don't want to leave their two-year homes on the
Mississippi but they need a strong dam. [RF]

1.21 [--] Troubleshooters: INCIDENT AT RAIN MOUNTAIN
UA-Meridian
26Feb60 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier et al
Guest cast:
Madlyn Rhue ......... Rhoda
Sam Gilman .......... Walter
Anne Loos ........... Mrs. Harrald
Tom Palmer .......... Doctor
Synopsis:
Dugan defies Kodiak's orders not to join in the hunt for a plane-crash victim. [RF]

1.22 [--] Troubleshooters: SENORITA
UA-Meridian
04Mar60 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier et al
Guest cast:
Al Ruscio ........... Armendariz
Rene Kroper ......... Pancho
Julian Rivero ....... Peronez
Synopsis:
In the Central American highlands, Kodiak is given a burro that turns out to
be more trouble than expected. [RF]

1.23 [--] Troubleshooters: THE LANDMARK
UA-Meridian
11Mar60 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier et al
Guest cast:
Louise Fletcher ..... Dellie
Ron Hayes ........... Potter
Renny McEvoy ........ Purvis
Synopsis:
Kodiak and Dugan are up against history when a Civil War monument impedes a road job. [RF]

1.24 [--] Troubleshooters: NO STONE UNTURNED
UA-Meridian
18Mar60 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier et al
Guest cast:
Jacques Aubuchon .... Moon
Synopsis:
Natives working on a flood-control project in South Vietnam are harassed by a stranger. [RF]

1.25 [--] Troubleshooters: FIRE IN THE HOLE
UA-Meridian
25Mar60 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier et al
Guest cast:
Rhys Williams ....... Buttery
Joan Vohs ........... Joan
Synopsis:
It's brains vs. brawn as Dugan and Kodiak try to rescue miners from a cave-in. [RF]

1.26 [--] Troubleshooters: THE CAT-SKINNER (final episode of "Troubleshooters")
UA-Meridian
01Apr60 NBC Fri
Starring: Keenan Wynn (as Kodiak)
With: Bob Mathias, Bob Fortier et al
Guest cast:
Richard Eyer ........ Billy
Edgar Buchanan ...... Wilkins
Lou Krugman ......... Beasley
Synopsis:
An accident on a construction site may end plans for a benefit for a disabled child. [RF]

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Summer Reruns - NBC Fridays
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[--] 10Jun60 rerun of #18 "The Big Blaze" (first aired 29Jan60)


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[--] Troubleshooters: Unknown episode
Guest cast:
Gregory Morton ...... Castings
Edgar Stehli ........ Bishop
Alan Reed Jr. ....... Abel
Paul Sorensen ....... Stu
Synopsis:
Construction of a dam in Canada becomes cause for controversy: a
religious sect wants it and the farmers oppose it. [RF]

[--] Troubleshooters: Unknown episode
Synopsis:
Indians and a landslide interrupt Kodiak and Dugan's supply trip
through Venezuelan mountains. [RF]
 
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Unknown Episode
From : Jeff Stevens <jfstevens@msn.com>  Sent : 19 April 2005
What episode of Trouble Shooters did Keenan Wynn find a WWII bunker
with Nazi troopers still waiting for Hitler like the Japanese soldiers
who hid in the Pacific jungles long after WWII was over?
Jeff

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Carter Provo <carterprovo@earthlink.net> (April 2002)
"The Troubleshooters tv series was one of my favorites as a child. I was
11 to 12 years old when this show was on TV. My grandfather worked for a
Caterpillar Tractor dealer so as a child I always like Caterpillar and
The Troubleshooters had plenty of them. I also liked motorcycles and
Keenan Wynn always rode one. I also liked jeeps and Bob Mathias's
character drove one. Everything I really loved as a kid was contained
in this series. Now the big question....is this series available on
video tape? I would pay almost anything to see these shows again.
It would be like returning to one of the happiest periods of my life.
If videos are not available now, is there any possibility that they may
be in the future if the master film is still in existence?
Thanks very much for any light you can shed on this.
Sincerely,
Carter Provo <carterprovo@earthlink.net>

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"Cassidy Allen" <cassidyallen@hotmail.com> (November 2002)
My Dad, Chet Allen played "Slats" on the Troubleshooters TV show back in
1960 (NBC). He would really be interested in finding VHS copies of any of
the episodes from the TV series -- would you have any, or know where he
could get some?  Thanks very much!
"Cassidy Allen" <cassidyallen@hotmail.com> (November 2002)

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