CTVA US Adventure - "Whirlybirds" (Desilu/CBS) Season 2 (1958)

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Season 2 (Syndicated) (1958)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger, John King, Sal Crisanti, Ray, Rick Fine, Vince Marzo
J. Fred MacDonald <macfilms.com>   

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 ############### Whirlybirds ##################
############# season 2 1958 ###############
################ (Desilu) ####################
39 new episodes produced

Episodes listed in <production no.> order, where known.
Regular Support Cast:
Nancy Hale as Helen Carter (joined the series late in season 1
and stayed for seasons 2&3)
(replaced season 1 regular Sandra Spence as Janet Culver)

2.01 [40] Whirlybirds: SEVEN WERE TRAPPED (verified on film by RF)
Desilu prod. no. 40 (LP# 11085) (11Dec57 copyright date)
Executive Producer N. Gayle Gitterman/  Produced by John H. Auer
Written by Doris Gilbert
Directed by Robert Springsteen
Starring: Kenneth Tobey, Craig Hill, with: Nancy Hale
Guest Cast:
Ann Morrison ......... Mrs. Heller
Cindy Robbins ........ Jamie Heller
Stephan Joyce ........ Jimmy Heller
Chuck Hayward ........ 1st Rescue worker
Sid Howe ............. 2nd Rescue Worker
Dennis McCarthy ...... 3rd Rescue Worker
George Selk ......... 1st Miner
Ray F. Glenn ......... 2nd Miner
Sam Edwards .......... 3rd Miner
Stephan Ellsworth .... Williams
Naoma Stevens ........ Mrs Cermark
Synopsis:
While radioing for a weather check, Chuck and P.T. hear of a mine cave-
in. They fly to the rescue, but the operation is not as easy as they
first supposed.
(Sept 1957, WPIX, New York)[JK]
(Repeated 11Apr62 on WFIE-14, Evansville Wed 6:30pm)[TA]

2.02 [41] Whirlybirds: THE ASHLEY CASE
Desilu prod. no. 41 (LP# 13582) (14Jan58 copyright date)
Guest Cast:
Bartlett Robinson
Synopsis:
Donald Ashley, confined to a wheelchair, is appealing his
conviction for the murder of his wife. Chuck and P.T. find a
battered license plate of the car in which Ashley's wife
disappeared. This means the body and the car are in one
of a number of lakes.
(Synd: 21July57 ?? KHJ, Los Angeles) [JK](this airdate to be checked)
(Repeated Apr62 on 10WFIE-14, Evansville - Tuesday at 6:30pm)[TA]

2.03 [42] Whirlybirds: HIT AND RUN
Desilu prod. no. 42 (LP# 13580) (21Jan58 copyright date)
Regular Support Cast:
Nancy Hale (as Helen Carter, regular),
Guest Cast:
John Forbes
Synopsis:
Chuck and P.T. are aloft on an inspection job when they witness a
hit-and-run accident. They notify the police and transport the
victim to a hospital. With the copter they tow the victim's car
out of a gully to where the police arrive to pick it up. However
when the police arrive to take it, the car has disappeared.
(Synd: 17Feb58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]
(Synd: 27Oct58, KGLO-3, Mason City, Iowa, Monday 7:00pm)[TA]

2.04 [43] Whirlybirds: THE RUNAWAY
Desilu prod. no. 43 (LP# 13581)(29Jan58 copyright date)
Written by Ed Adamson
Directed by R.G. Springsteen
Guest Cast:
Wilton Graff .......... Dr Bradley
Robert Blake .......... Joe
Gloria Castillo
Synopsis:
An illegal Mexican immigrant has contracted dread pneumonia
plague and is on the run with his pregnant wife, from what he
believes to be deportation. The disease is so contagious that
the life of anyone he contact is endangered. Chuck and P.T. are
hired to fly a doctor to a mysterious rendezvous. They arrive
too late.
(Synd: 24Feb58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]

2.05 [44] Whirlybirds: THE BROTHERS
Desilu prod. no. 44 (LP# 13668) (4Feb58 copyright date)
Written by Frank & Doris Hursley
Directed by ?
Cast:
Richard Beymer ......... John Thompson
Whit Bissell ........... Henry Thompson
Virginia Christine ..... Mrs Thompson
Johnny Crawford ........ Timmy Thompson
Mark Tapscott
Synopsis:
Chuck and P.T. learn that the seven-year-old boy they are searching for
has gone to look for his older brother who he thinks has run away from
home after a quarrel with their father. The boy is exhausted when found.
(Synd: 3Mar58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]
(Synd: 23Aug59 WCSH-6, Portland, Maine, Sunday 6:30pm)

2.06 [45] Whirlybirds: SEARCH FOR AN UNKNOWN MAN
Desilu prod. no. 45 (LP# 13667) (11Feb58 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Chuck and P.T. receive a letter from a prospector asking them to
fly him out of a mining town. When Chick and P.T. arrive in the
lonely spot, they are met by toughs who claim there's no such person
as the one being sought.
(Synd: 10Mar58 KHJ, Los Angeles) [JK]
(Synd: 21Aug59, WSPA-7, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Friday 8:30pm)

2.07 [46] Whirlybirds: THE KILLER
Desilu prod. no. 46 (LP# 13666) (1Mar58 copyright date)
Synopsis:
A young featherweight boxer, with a hard punch, hears that his
last opponent has died of injuries inflicted by him. His spirit
is broken by this as his championship bout approaches.
(Synd: 17Mar58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]

2.08 [47] Whirlybirds: UNWANTED  (verified on film -RF)
Desilu prod. no. 47  (copyright date 19Feb58  /LP# 13586)
Executive Producer N. Gayle Gittleman / Produced by John H. Auer
Written by Terence Maples
Directed by Harve Foster
Starring: Kenneth Tobey, Craig Hill, with: Nancy Hale
Guest Cast:
Angela Greene .......... Shirley Madison
Janine Perreau ......... Kathy Sloane
Larry Kerr ............. Carter Madison
Maris Wrixon ........... Mrs Sloane
John Close ............. Capt. Blake
Edwin Jerome ........... Grant Madison
Ralph Moody ............ Caretaker
Special Guest Star:
Tommy Rettig ........... Bobby
Synopsis:
The teenage son of a wealthy family disappears after a quarrel with his
beautiful stepmother. Chuck and P.T. search until a ransom note is found
and then the hunt takes a different turn when his auto is found abandoned..
(24Mar58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]
(Repeated 12Apr62 WKRC-12, Cincinnati, Ohio, Thur 6:30pm)[TA]

2.09 [48] Whirlybirds: MISTER Q
Desilu prod. no. 48 (LP# 13584) (29Feb58 copyright date)
Written by Jerry Adelman & Sid Harris
Directed by Harve Foster
Guest Cast:
Arthur Space ........... Mr. Scoville
Frank Ferguson ......... Dooley
Richard Eyer ........... Bobby
Kay Stewart ............ Mrs. Scoville
Troy Melton ............ Sam
Synopsis:
From their helicopter, Chuck and P.T. spot a boy who has just been thrown
from his horse. When they stop to help the rider, they see that the horse
is unable to get to his feet.
(Synd: 31Mar58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]

2.10 [49] Whirlybirds: SEVEN ORCHIDS (verified on film)
Desilu prod. no. 49 (LP# 11087) (14Jan58 copyright date)
 Written by P.K. Palmer
Directed by Harve Foster
Starring: Kenneth Tobey, Craig Hill, with: Nancy Hale
Guest Cast:
Madeline Rhue ......... Phyllis Bolling
(later known as Madlyn Rhue)
Vinton Hayworth ....... William Bolling
Mary Patton ........... Martha Conover
Cyril Delevanti ....... Ben Wilgus
Michael Hinn .......... Sheriff
Howard Wright ......... Father
Chuck Webster ......... Butler
*
Director of Photography Henry Cronjager
Production Supervisor .. W. Argyle Nelson
Production Manager ..... James Paisley
Editorial Supervisor .. Dann Cahn, A.F.E.
Film Editor ........... Robert L. Swanson
*
Art Director .......... Charles F. Pyke
Set Decorator ......... Kenneth Schwarz
Assistant Directors ... Sydney N. Fogel and Sid Sidman
Sound Mixer ........... Thomas N. Thompson
Casting by ............ Lynn Stalmaster
*
Property Master ....... Cyril Nugent
Music Supervision ..... E.C. Norton
Re-recording Editor ... Robert Reeve
Recorded by Glen Glenn Sound Co.

Synopsis:
P.T. gets a package containing seven bruised orchids and half of
a $500 bill from an unknown woman. The phone for the address has
been disconnected so P.T. flies there for a look.
(Synd: 7Apr58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]

2.11 [50] Whirlybirds: FATHER & SON
Desilu prod. no. 50 (LP# 11088) (21Jan58 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Chuck and P.T. are hired for a day's outing in which they are hired
to fly a boy - a leukemia victim - and his father to the Grand
Canyon and then to an all-star football game. The poignant pilots
learn that their adult passenger is the head of a crime syndicate.
(Synd: 14Apr58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]
(Repeated on 24Nov61 on WBRE-28, Wilkes-Barre, Friday at 1:30pm)[TA]

2.12 [51] Whirlybirds: TIME OUT OF MIND
Desilu prod. no. 51 (LP# 11090) (23Jan58 copyright date)
Starring: Kenneth Tobey (as Chuck), Craig Hill (as P.T)
With: Nancy Hale (as Helen Carter)
Guest Cast:
Val DuFour ............. Jerry Paterson
Edward Binns ........... Doug Jessop
Harry Lewis ............ Martin Vickers
Jim Parnell ............ Man
Jeanette Taylor ........ Waitress
Synopsis:
An unknown man tests Chuck and P.T.'s new helicopter without
their permission and claims he is trying to recapture his lost
memory.
(Synd: 21Apr58, KHJ, Los Angeles) [JK]
(Synd: 12Apr59, WBRL-4, Columbus, Georgia, Sunday 6:00pm)[TA]

2.13 [52] Whirlybirds: BUY ME A MIRACLE
Desilu prod. no. 52 (LP# 11089) (28Jan58 copyright date)
Guest Cast:
Frank Puglia ........... Padre
Robert Brubaker ........ Mr. Downling
Richard Powers ......... Sgt. Patterson
Dudley Owen; Cecil Kellaway.
Synopsis:
A mild-mannered man charters a midnight helicopter ride to a
Mexican hamlet on the towns peoples "Day of Miracles" observed
only once every ten years. He wishes to repay a long-standing
debt by staging a "miracle".
(Synd: 28Apr58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]
(Repeated 15Jan62 on WBRC-6 Birmingham, Ala., Monday at 4:30pm) [TA]

2.14 [53] Whirlybirds: INFRA-RED
Desilu prod. no. 53 (LP# 11086) (30Jan58 copyright date)
Guest Cast:
Russ Thompson ......... Andy Anderson
Dabbs Greer ........... Jim Burdette
Ann Morris ............ Mary Burdette
Joey Faye ............. Character
Synopsis:
The sheriff's office has tabbed the regular movements of three
known drug peddlers but loses them in traffic at the same spot
every time they try to follow them. Only two of the sheriff's men,
& Chuck and P.T. are in on a plan to trace the "pushers" to their
source of supply from the air.
(Synd: 5May58, KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]
(Repeated 16Jan62 on WBRC-6 Birmingham, Ala., Tuesday at 4:30pm)[TA]

2.15 [54] Whirlybirds: AN APPLE FOR THE TEACHER
Desilu prod. no. 54 (LP# 12689) (3Feb58 copyright date)
Guest Cast:
Kathryn Givney ........ Miss Churchill
Arthur Hanson ......... Tyler
Willard Thompson ...... Manager
Synopsis:
Miss Churchill, Chuck's former high school teacher- apparently
a very self- contained woman hires Chuck and P.T. for her first
copter ride to take her to a resort hotel. After the trip Chuck
realizes that the day the teacher began her vacation is the first
day of school. On inquiring he learns that no one named Churchill
has registered at the hotel.
(Synd: 12May58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]
(Repeated 17Jan62 on WBRC-6 Birmingham, Ala., Wednesday at 4:30pm)[TA]

2.16 [55] Whirlybirds: BLIND DATE
Desilu prod. no. 55 (LP# 12686) (6Feb58 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Chuck and P.T. are about to fly Julie Cavanaugh to a vacation
given her by the "Daily Star" as a promotion stunt. When the
photographer is told to "shoot", shots ring out from an uninvited
car which speeds away. The shots were all aimed at Julie who was
on a "blind date" that ended in murder.
(Synd: 19May58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]
(Repeated 18Jan62 on WBRC-6 Birmingham, Ala., Thursday at 4:30pm)[TA]

2.17 [56] Whirlybirds: BLIND VICTORY
Desilu prod. no. 56 (LP# 12424) (11Feb58 copyright date)
Guest cast:
Fay Spain
Burt Metcalfe
Chuck P.T. are in a aerial search for a murderer-on -the-run, when
they see an auto crash and rush a beautiful blonde victim to a
hospital. Unknown to them, the blonde has just left the murderer
they seek. As a result of the accident, the girl is in danger of
losing her sight unless a donor for a corneal transplant can be found.
(Synd: 26May58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]
(Repeated 19Jan62 on WBRC-6 Birmingham, Ala., Friday at 4:30pm)[TA]

2.18 [57] Whirlybirds: COPTERS AND ROBBERS
Desilu prod. no. Not Known (possibly 57)(LP# 13585)(6May58 copyright date)
Regular Support Cast:
Nancy Hale (as Helen, Whirlybirds' secretary)
Guest Cast:
Norma Eberhardt
David Alpert.
Synopsis:
A runaway bride hires the boys to fly her back to he husband's side,
but on reaching there they find him murdered. Chuck, P. T. and Helen,
their secretary, calm the distraught girl. While they are waiting for
the police they encounter a succession of "brothers" all unknown to
their supposed "sister".
(Synd: 2Jun58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]
(Repeated 13Aug64 on WTEV-6, New Bedford, Thursday at 8:00am)[TA]

2.19 [58] Whirlybirds: IF I WERE KING
Desilu prod. no. 58 (LP# 12425) (18Feb58 copyright date)
Guest Cast:
Nico Minardos .......... John Fredrick
Jolene Brand ........... Lucy
Raymond Greenleaf ...... Dean Buchanan
Peter Coe .............. Bohm
John Wengraf ........... Phillip Franck
Lillian Powel .......... Mrs. Ames
Synopsis:
A would be assassin shoots at a man who has come 12,000 miles
for a two-hour visit. Chuck and P.T. are hired to take him to
the secret rendezvous.
(Synd: 9Jun58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]
(Repeated 14Aug64 on WTEV-6, New Bedford, Friday at 8:00am)[TA]

2.20 [59] Whirlybirds: DOG GONE
Desilu prod. no. 59 (LP# 11991) (20Feb58 copyright date)
Guest Cast:
Patty Ann Gerrity
A business tycoon asks Chuck and P.T. to cancel their fishing
trip in order to search for his daughter's lost dog.
(Synd: 17Feb58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]

2.21 [60] Whirlybirds: FEAR
Desilu prod. no. Not Known (possibly 60)(LP# 13587)(24Jun58 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Three youths, volunteers from a juvenile detention camp, are
forced to retreat to a canyon when they are surrounded by the
fire they are fighting, Chuck and P.T. take them to an aid station.
There they encounter a doctor of whom the youths are terrified.
(Synd: 16Jun58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]
(15Dec62 syndicated repeat, WFIE-14 Evansville, Ind., Saturday 3:00pm)[TA]

2.22 [61] Whirlybirds: TIME TO KILL
Desilu prod. no. 61 (LP# 11995) (27Feb58 copyright date)
Synopsis:
A top investment counselor feels the only way he can make good
for a loss, for which he feels responsible, is to have himself
murdered and use the insurance to pay off.
(Synd: 30Jun58, KHJ Los Angeles)[JK]

2.23 [62] Whirlybirds: TWO CAME BACK
Desilu prod. no. 62 (LP# 11994) (4Mar58 copyright date)
Guest Cast:
Gigi Perreau (as Diane)
Synopsis:
Diane invites teenagers John and Bob to join her a biology trip
into a lonely wooded spot. When only Diane and John return,
Chuck and P.T. start a search for the missing youth, said to have
lost his way in returning to the car.
(Synd: 7Jul58, KHJ Los Angeles)[JK]

2.24 [63] Whirlybirds: SUMMIT MEETING
Desilu prod. no. 63 (LP# 12447) (6Mar58 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Army Intelligence hires Chuck, P.T. and their whirlybird to carry
a closely guarded scientist to a secret rocket test. By not using
an Army Carrier they hope to avoid drawing attention to their very
important passenger, but after an attempt to substitute a fake
scientist, they are dogged every inch of the way.
(Synd: 14Jul58, KHJ Los Angeles)[JK]

2.25 [64] Whirlybirds: ROBERT DIXON, M.D.
Desilu prod. no. 64 (LP# 12423) (11Mar58 copyright date)
Synopsis:
A doctor has a heart attack when summoned to a mysterious
rendezvous, and his M.D. son asks Chuck and P.T. to help him
keep the appointment.
(Synd: 20Oct58 KHJ, Los Angeles [JK]

2.26 [65] Whirlybirds: UNCLE PETE
Desilu prod. no. 65 (LP#11993) (13Mar58 copyright date)
Synopsis:
On arriving at the Rollins ranch for a job of crop-dusting,
Chuck and P.T. find the foreman, Pete Novack, beaten and
unconscious, his life-savings missing. They rush him to the
hospital where they are told he has a fighting chance, but
seems to have lost his will to live.
(Synd: 23Jun58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]

2.27 [66] Whirlybirds: HIDEOUT
Desilu prod. no. 66 (LP# 12422) (18Mar58 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Chuck and P.T. innocently carry a young man to the hideout
of a murderer.
(Synd: 3Nov58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]

2.28 [67] Whirlybirds: BABY FACE
Desilu prod. no. 67 (LP# 12421)(20Mar58 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Chuck and P.T. put down in the desert to help a couple they
think are eloping, only to find they are escaping from a charge
of robbery and murder.
(Synd: 10Nov58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]

2.29 [68] Whirlybirds: GLAMOUR GIRL
Desilu prod. no. 68 (LP# 12446) (1Apr58 copyright date)
A movie star involves Chuck and P.T. in the pursuit of a car that
is traveling on a road that is about to be blown up.
(Synd: 17Nov58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]

2.30 [69] Whirlybirds: ADDRESS UNKNOWN
Desilu prod. no. 69 (LP# 12687) (3Apr58 copyright date)
Guest cast:
Tom Drake
Chuck and P.T. attempt to reunite a Korean hero and his sweetheart.
(Synd: 24Nov58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]

2.31 [70] Whirlybirds: THE STORY OF SISTER BRIDGIT
Desilu prod. no. 70 (LP# 12685) (8Apr58 copyright date)
Guest Cast:
Gary Vinson
Chuck and P.T. fly Sister Bridgit to see one of her former
charges. They arrive minutes after the boy has left, armed
with a gun.
(No airdate for KHJ, Los Angeles)(possibly 31Nov58)

2.32 [71] Whirlybirds: THE MIDNIGHT SHOW
Desilu prod. no. 71 (LP# 12688) (11Apr58 copyright date)
Directed by Robert Altman
Guest cast:
Ross Martin
Fay Spain
Synopsis:
Chuck and P.T. fly a ventriloquist and his female partner to
a benefit performance. Hearing that there is no benefit scheduled,
the two performers take a walk along the cliffs. It is here that
the girl learns that the man's former partner fell from this
cliff to her death.
(Synd: 8Dec58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]

2.33 [72] Whirlybirds: 27 PIECES OF GOLD
Desilu prod. no. 72 (LP# 12835) (15Apr58 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Chuck and P.T. meet danger when they answer a young wife’s
request that they find her treasure-seeking husband.
(Synd: 15Dec58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]

2.34 [73] Whirlybirds: DEAD ON ARRIVAL
Desilu prod. no. 73 (LP# 13588)(27Aug58 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Chuck and P.T. fly a sleepy passenger to his destination but
find him dead when they arrive.
(Synd: 22Dec58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]

2.35 [74] Whirlybirds: ACT OF FATE
Desilu prod. no. 74 (LP# 12833) (22Apr58 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Chuck and P.T. fly a reporter who is assigned a story "Mr. Average
American" when they arrive, they find the subject from average.
They find a hard-labor camp.
(Synd: 29Dec58 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]

2.36 [75] Whirlybirds: ALWAYS A GENTLEMAN
Desilu prod. no. 75 (LP# 12834) (24Apr58 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Pursuing an escaped prisoner, Chuck and P.T. discover they have
flown into an Army firing range.
(Synd: 5Jan59 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]

2.37 [76] Whirlybirds: ROAD BLOCK
Desilu prod. no. 76 (LP# 14116) (4Oct58 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Chuck and P.T. are delivering a payroll when they are
asked to aid police in pursuing a robber.
(Synd: 12Jan59 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]

2.38 [77] Whirlybirds: C. O. D.
Desilu prod. no. 77 (LP# 14117) (7Oct58 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Chuck and P.T. fly a wife to meet her husband as he is released
from prison, having served time for robbery. When the ex-prisoner
returns home, he finds three criminals waiting for him.
(Synd: 19Jan59 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]
(Local repeat 11Jul62 on WITI-6, Milwaukee, Wis., Wednesday at 5:55pm)[TA]

2.39 [78] Whirlybirds: REST IN PEACE
Desilu prod. no. 78 (LP# 14118) (14Oct58 copyright date)
Synopsis:
Invited to attend a secret business meeting, Chuck and P.T.
witness a murder.
(Synd: 26Jan59 KHJ, Los Angeles)[JK]
(Local repeat 12Jul62 on WITI-6, Milwaukee, Wis., Thursday at 5:55pm)[TA]

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