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 Season 2 (NBC) (1964-65)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

with contributions by:Tom Alger George Orphanidys  [GO], Jim Brent, Philip Malmuth, Rina Fox

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### Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre ###
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NBC Fridays 8:30-9:30 pm Eastern (60 min)

 

2.01 [030] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: THINK PRETTY

Hovue production

02Oct64 NBC Fri

Written by Jerry Belson & Garry Marshall
Directed by Jack Arnold

guest stars

Fred Astaire  ....... Fred Addams
Barrie Chase ....... Toni Franklin
Louis Nye .......... Mickey Marshall
Edward Mallory ..... Quinn Randall
Linda Foster ....... Laurie Addams
Roger Perry ........ Don Corbin
Eddie Ryder ........ Shelley
Reta Shaw .......... Head Nurse
Jack Bernardi ...... Patient

Synopsis:
A dancing record executive who is trying to sign up a star comedian. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Musical story about a tenacious record-company magnate and a beautiful talent manager.
*Note: Dance numbers include "The Watusi". [RF]

 

2.02 [031] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: MURDER IN THE FIRST

Hovue production

09Oct64 NBC Fri

Teleplay by Stirling Silliphant
From Barrett Prettyman Jr.'s "Death and the Supreme Court".

Directed by Sydney Pollack

Guest Cast:
Bobby Darin ....... Brad Kubec
Janet Leigh ....... Carol Hartley
Lloyd Bochner ..... Michael Hartley
Ivan Dixon ........ Eric Forest
Eduard Franz ...... Victor Seaton
Steve Ihnat ....... Lt. Malloy

Synopsis:

      Brad Kubec, who was a first year law student went to work as a

      live-in gardener for the the Hartley family, one of the richest

      families in the state. Brad was shy, had a shuttering problem and

      was a little unstable. He finds himself falling in love with Carol

      Hartley. Carol was a spoiled housewife who seemed to have everything

     but was desperate for Brad's attention. She led him on and let Brad

      take her out on a date to the county fair while her husband was away

      on business. This only fed Brad's obsession with her. When she broke

      off the affair, something snapped in Brad and it was "Murder In The

      First".  [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Law student Brad Kubec takes a job as house boy for the wealthy Hartley

family and soon becomes romantically involved with Mrs. Hartley, a relationship

that ends in her death and his conviction for first-degree murder. Told in flashbacks,

 the story focuses in part on Associate Supreme Court Justice Victor Seaton, who

must decide not whether Kubic is guilty or innocent, but rather, were his basic rights

 violated and was he denied due process of law from the time of his arrest

 to his subsequent confession. [RF]

*Syndication airing on NBC Adventure Theater 07Aug71.

 

2.03 [032] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: HAVE GIRLS, WILL TRAVEL

           16Oct64 NBC Fri (rerun 07May65)

 guest stars

Bob Hope  ............. Horaito Lovelace
Lucille Ball ......... Hope
Jill St. John ........ Faith
Rod Cameron .......... Tiny
Rhonda Fleming ....... Purity
Aldo Ray ............. Moose
Marilyn Maxwell ...... Charity
Sonny Tufts .......... Monk
Bruce Cabot .......... Sheriff
Richard Deacon ....... Himself
Jack Benny ........... Himself
Synopsis:

Old west marriage broker Horatio Lovelace travels from

town to town matching lassies to prospective husbands. [GO]

 

2.04 [033] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: THE TURNCOAT

 23Oct64 NBC Fri

Produced by Richard Collins
Written by Mark Rodgers & John Joseph
Directed by Ron Winston

Director of photography by Walter Strenge
Music by Benny Carter

guest stars

George Hamilton ....... Peter Thornton

Margaret O'Brien ....... Anne Lipscott

Carroll O'Connor ....... Lawson

Jack Weston ....... Hathaway

Rodolfo Acosta ....... Colonel Lu

Judy James ............. Mona
Jerry Douglas .......... Lieutenant
Buddy Lewis ............ Cab Driver

Don Marshall

Frank Evans

Dick Wilson

Peggy Ward

Fletcher Fist

Raymond Mayo

John Hale

Jack Littlefield
Synopsis 1:

The turncoat is young Peter Thornton, a defector to the Chinese during the

Korean War. Now, with forged credentials, he's en route to a missile plant

to do the job of espionage he was groomed for. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A GI who defected to the Red Chinese during the Korean War has now forged credentials,

he's en route to a U.S. missile plant as an espionage agent. [RF]
*Note: Syndication airing on NBC Action Playhouse 29Jul71.

 

2.05 [034] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: THE TIMOTHY HEIST

Hovue production

30Oct64 NBC Fri

Written by Philip Davis & David Davis

Based on the short story by John Haase

guest stars

Art Carney  ........... Dr. E.J. Timothy
Spring Byington ...... Iris Fuchsia
Reginald Denny ....... Mr. Beauford
Marc Lawrence ........ Plato Atutle
Marian Moses ......... Patricia
Arte Johnson ......... Beatnik
John Willis .......... Himself
Ronny Dapo ........... Keith
Ted Cassidy
Synopsis:
An art-loving billionaire tries to persuade a museum curator

to help him steal one of the world's most valuable paintings. [RF]
 

2.06 [035] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: OUT ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN

Hovue production

06Nov64 NBC Fri

Written by William Inge
Directed by Frank Corsaro

Guest Cast:
Anne Bancroft ........ Faye Benet Garret
Jack Warden .......... Manny Garret
Fay Bainter .......... Mrs. Benet
Lane Bradbury ........ Julia
Tom Fielding ......... Vic Burns
Paul Fix ............. Hap Collins
Meg Wylie ............ Mrs. Burns
William Inge ......... Doctor (also wrote the episode)
Synopsis:
The story of a stormy marriage between a socialite and an ex-baseball star. [RF]
 

 [---] 13Nov64 no details

 

2.07 [036] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: BOB HOPE VARIETY SPECIAL
20Nov64 NBC Fri
Guest cast:
Donald O'Connor
Richard Chamberlain
Trini Lopez
Annette Funicello
Stella Stevens
Les Brown Orchestra
*
Highlights
"The Clyde" ........ Annette
"Jezebel" .......... Trini
"Hello Dolly!" ..... Bob, Trini

Summary:

An hour of dance, skits and singing.

 

2.08 [037] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: PARTIES TO THE CRIME

Hovue production

27Nov64 NBC Fri

Written by William Wood

guest stars

Jeffrey Hunter  ....... Barry Stinson
Sally Kellerman ...... Sister Margaret
Darren McGavin ....... Joe Mason
John Harmon .......... Georgie Duff
Nancy Kovack ......... Sheila DeGault
John Napier .......... Ralph Boyce
Robert Strauss ....... Brother Thomas
Jason Wingreen ....... Birdie Marx
Carlos Rivas ......... Father Adrian
Synopsis:
An ex-con spends so much time at church that a

cop suspects him of planning a robbery. [RF]
 

2.09 [038] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: MR. BIDDLE'S CRIME WAVE

Morpics, Inc. Production

04Dec64 NBC Fri

           Produced by Harry Tugend

Written by Nathaniel Curtis

Directed by Lawrence Dobkin

Director of photography Walter Strenge

Music by Joseph J. Lilley

guest stars

Roddy McDowall  ....... Arthur Biddle
Shari Lewis .......... Lois
Patricia Crowley ..... Carol Sinclair
Lloyd Nolan .......... Dan Sinclair
John Considine ....... Patterson
Willard Waterman ..... Palmer
Parley Baer .......... Bollack

Dodo Denney

Jonathan Hole

George N. Neise

Hoke Howell

Joseph Mell

Anthony Jochim

Synopsis:

      Eccentric research chemist Arthur Biddle isn't a safe man to be around: he's

caused two plants to burn down and done extensive damage to another,

managed to break a few traffic regulations, wrecked a policeman's motorcycle and

has accidentally broken the arm of police chief Sinclair--who also happens to be

his fiancee's father. [RF]

 

2.10 [039] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: THE SHATTERED GLASS

Hovue production

11Dec64 NBC Fri

guest stars

William Shatner ......... David Vincent

Shirley Jones ....... Helen

Dan O'Herlihy .......... Randolph Seers

Synopsis:

Five years ago, talented young architect David Vincent  turned to the

bottle after his girlfriend Helen married another man. Now Helen's

husband is dead, and David hopes to resume the romance. [RF]

 

  [---] 18Dec64 - no details

 

2.11 [040] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: CLASH OF CYMBALS

 Hovue production

  25Dec64 NBC Fri

Produced by Richard Collins

Written by Elick Moll

Directed by Robert Ellis Miller

Director of photography Ray Rennahan

Music by Lalo Schifrin

guest stars

Laura Devon .......... Laura Macon

Jack Klugman ........... Paul Smith

Louis Jourdan .......... Phillippe Dutra

John Bleifer ............ Charles

Tom Brown .......... Fred Blaine

Antony Eustrel ...... Valles

Bea Silvern

Torben Meyer

Maurice Hill

Paul Suter

Evelyn Freeman

Synopsis:

Aspiring concert pianist Laura Macon is one of three finalists in a scholarship competition,

and her romantic involvement with a flamboyant conductor who's also one of the

judges has her teacher worried. [RF]

 

 [---] 01Jan65 NBC - Preempted for "Orange Bowl Football Game" [JB]

 

2.12 [041] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: DOUBLE JEOPARDY

  Hovue production

   08Jan65 NBC Fri

guest stars

Lauren Bacall ....... Amanda/Barbara
Jack Kelly .......... Fred Piper
Zsa Zsa Gabor ....... Pilot
Hugh O'Brian .......... Stanwood
Lee Meriwether ...... Piper's Secretary
Tom Poston .......... Lt. Courtney
Diane McBain ........ Show Girl
Jean Hale ........... Maid
Nobu McCarthy ....... Stanwood's Secretary

Synopsis:

      Fred Piper, a jet-setting private eye who takes on cases no one

      else can solve. Right now he's trying to find out what happened

      to a missing millionaire, a task made difficult by the millionaire's

      wife. For some reason, she doesn't want Piper to question her

     identical twin sister (note the title "Double Jeopardy"). [RF]

 

 2.13 [042] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: BOB HOPE OVERSEAS TOUR

15Jan65
Written by Mort Lachman, Bill Larkin, Lester White,

John Rapp, Gig Henry and Charles Lee
Directed by Jack Shea
starring
Jill St. John
Janis Paige
Anna Maria Alberghetti
Jerry Colonna
Anita Bryant
John Bubbles
Ann Sidney (Miss World)
Peter Leeds
Synopsis:
Bob Hope's annual tour overseas: this time he hits Southeast

Asia--Korea, Guam, the Philippines, Okinawa, Vietnam. [RF]

 

2.14 [043] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: EXIT FROM A PLANE IN FLIGHT

(a.k.a. "A Certain Sky Revisited")

Hovue prod. no. TP 25532

22Jan65 NBC Fri

Written by Rod Serling

guest stars

Hugh O'Brian ........ Quinton Morrow
Lloyd Bridges ....... Lt. Frank Menke
Constance Towers .... Louise Menke
Sorrell Booke ....... Larry Gorman
Noah Keen ........... Capt. Garbedian
Lori Saunders ....... Stewardess
Synopsis:
Ex-paratrooper Quinton Morrow, now a movie star,

returns to an Army base to make a parachute jump for publicity. [RF]

*Syndication airing on Startime 02Aug71.
 

2.15 [044] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: THE LOVING CUP

Hovue prod. no. TP 25549

29Jan65 NBC Fri

Written by Richard Fielder

guest stars

Lee Marvin  .......... Nick Karajanian
Polly Bergen ........ Jennifer Randolph
Patrick O'Neal ...... Senator Randolph
Peter Adams ......... Grant Morris
John Baer ........... Billy
Harry Lauter ........ Eddie
Virginia Sale ....... Mrs. Kerr
Synopsis:
To enter a race, a yachtsman tries to get backing from a wealthy sportsman. [RF]
 

2.16 [045] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: THE FLIERS

Hovue prod. no. TP 25516

05Feb65 NBC Fri

Written by David Rayfiel, David Raynel and Lorenzo Semple Jr.

Directed by Sydney Pollack

Music by Cyril Mockridge

guest stars

John Cassavetes ... Sergeant Lee Harmon
Chester Morris ..... Major Whitman
Dabney Coleman ..... Sergeant Harry King
Tom Simcox ......... Lt. Walter Matthew
Carol Lynley ....... Irene Ayers
Alfred Ryder ....... Boz
Anatol Winogradoff.. Landrain
Lilyan Chauvin ..... Sister
Roxanne Berard ..... Girl
Synopsis:
The story about American pilots serving with the RAF during World War I. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
World War I: after his infantry unit is wiped out,

Lee Harmon joins a volunteer group of fliers. [RF]
 

  [---] 12Feb65 - no details

 

2.17 [046] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: COPS AND ROBBERS

Morpics, Inc. production

19Feb65 NBC Fri

 Written by Eric Bercovici & Jud Taylor

guest stars

Claude Rains  ........ Valentin
Bert Lahr ........... Cesare
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Captain Margo
Ken Murray .......... Vincenzo
Billy De Wolfe ...... Inspector
Naomi Stevens ....... Maria Pia
Cyril Delevanti ..... Mario
John Qualen .........
Synopsis:
The residents of a hotel for retired gentlemen plan a robbery for fun.

 Step one: enlisting the aid of an ex-safecracker. [RF]
 

2.18 [047] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: TERROR ISLAND

           Hovue prod. no. TP 25547

26Feb65 NBC Fri

Produced by Richard Collins

Written by Chester Krumholz

Directed by John Brahm

Director of photography William Margulies

Music by Benny Carter

guest stars

Ginger Rogers ...... Helen

Carol Lawrence ......... Carol

Katharine Ross ......... Gloria

Donnelly Rhodes .......... Mark

Abraham Sofaer ........ Juano

William Fawcett

Jon Locke

Jeannine Fetterolf
Synopsis:

Newlyweds Mark and Carol visit Mark's old island home,

where his foster mother and her embittered, crippled daughter

live in seclusion--and where the memory of Mark's first wife still lingers. [RF]

 

2.19 [048] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: THE WAR AND ERIC KURTZ 

(Pilot for an unsold TV series  "P.O.W.")

          Hovue prod. no. TP 25557

05Mar65 NBC Fri

Teleplay by Howard Browne
Story by Gene L. Coon
Directed by Tom Gries

guest stars

Martin Milner ....... Eric Kurtz
Warren Oates ........ Joe Grover
Jack Ging ........... Major McAllister
Lloyd Bochner ....... Commander Brand
Don Marshall ........ Lathrop
Eric Braeden ........ Manfred Scharff (as Hans Gudegast)
David Carradine ..... Fitzhugh
John Crawford ....... Emmett Dalkins
Larry D. Mann ....... Simmons
Sean McClory ........ Cunningham
John Orchard ........ Lt. Wilson

Synopsis 1:
After being a prisoner of war Eric has to come to grips with his

deeds and overcome his mental breakdown. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Allied prisoners in a POW camp know there's an informer in their midst and

the prime suspect is Lt. Eric Kurtz, a surly American of German descent. [RF]
NOTE: This episode was also a pilot for the show "P.O.W."
 

2.20 [049] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: IN ANY LANGUAGE

     Morpics, Inc. production

  12Mar65 NBC Fri

Produced by Harry Tugend

       Directed by Lawrence Dobkin

Written by Henry Garson & Edmund Beloin

Director of photography Walter Strenge

Music by Joseph J. Lilley

guest stars

Nanette Fabray ...... Hannah King
John Forsythe ....... Charlie King
Ricardo Montalban ... Aldo Carmenelli
Mabel Albertson ..... Valerie Guthrie
Jean Hale ........... Princess Fawzie
Leon Belasco ........ Rozzi

Al Ruscio ........... Loreno
Eve Marlowe ......... Fontana

Ed Hashim

Penny Stanton

Charles Cantor

Rolfe Sedan

John Aniston

Anthony Jochim

George Conrad
Synopsis:

Hannah King has two reasons for being in Rome:

 to win back her husband, who's courting an Arabian princess;

and to land a role in Italian director Aldo Carmenelli's new art film. [RF]

*Syndication airing on NBC Comedy Theater 19Jul71.

 

2.21 [050] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: PERILOUS TIMES

         (a.k.a. "Annio the Peasant Girl")

        Hovue prod. no. TP 25560

   19Mar65 NBC Fri

Written by Theodore Apstein & Harry Brown
Story by Martha Gelhorn
Directed by Ralph Senesky

guest stars

Peter Falk ......... Bara

Diane Baker ........... Helen

Arlene Dahl .......... Valerie

Gene Lyons ........... Paul Lepson

Janie Gray ............. Enid
Nestor Paiva ........... Fisherman

Synopsis:

        A Hungarian photographer is sad when she discovers that her

         handsome lover no longer cares for her. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A bittersweet love story about two people caught up in the maelstrom of World War II. [RF]
*Note: Syndication airing on NBC Action Playhouse 12Aug71.

 

  [---] 26Mar65 - no details

 

2.22 [051] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: MEMORANDUM FOR A SPY pt. 1

   Hovue production  

  02Apr65 NBC Fri

Written by Robert L. Joseph
Story by Ellis St. Joseph
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Director of photography Bud Thackery
Editor Howard Epstein

guest stars

Robert Stack ......... James Andrew Congers

Victor Buono ......... Leo Khareet

John Van Dreelen .......  Strellin

Felicia Farr ......... Jemy

Michael Constantine ....... Niri

George Macready ......... Graham Jutland

Albert Paulsen .......... Avatin

J.D. Cannon ............ Dr. Webb

Don Gordon .......... Harry Edmunds

Vincent Gardenia ......... Burt Neasden

Martin Milner

Leon Belasco ........ Gregor

John Hoyt .......... Lowell Ritchards

Eva Soreny ......... Natalie Kodlitz

Berry Kroeger .......... Dr. Frysen

Mimi Dillard ...... Nurse

Charles Horvath ...... Bartender

John Francis

Roger Til

Danielle Aubry

George Nelson

George Michenaud

Nadia Posey

Synopsis:

        James Congers, a CIA agent who becomes an alcoholic, believing

        himself responsible for the death of two close friends. The Russians

         believe that he would be useful in fingering potential soviet

         defectors. The Americans plans to use Conger's inebriated state

         to get him into a mental hospital, and there locate an enemy spy.

        His girl friend merely wants to get him to pull himself together. [RF]

 

2.23 [052] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: MEMORANDUM FOR A SPY pt. 2

Hovue production

09Apr65 NBC Fri

(see above)

 

[---] 16Apr65 /23Apr65 - no details

 

2.24 [053] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: A TIME FOR KILLING

Hovue prod. no. TP 25545

30Apr65 NBC Fri

Produced & Directed by Richard Collins
Teleplay by Edward Anhalt
Story by William Hardy
Guest Cast:
George C. Scott ..... Captain Vince McGuire
Michael Parks ....... Lt. Commander Burt Engle
Tom Troupe .......... Lt. Perry Brewer
Ernest Anderson ..... Freddie Johnson
Teru Shimada ........ Captain Ichika
Peter Duryea ........ Jimmy Rolfe
Lawrence Montaigne .. Lt. Sam Benzansun
Paul Lukather ....... Simchek
Synopsis:
The time is August 7, 1945. Submarine skipper Vince McGuire, anticipating a

Japanese surrender is bending the rules to avoid combat. McGuire is determined

to save lives; his executive officer is determined to sink the enemy on sight. [RF]
*Note: Syndication airing on NBC Action Playhouse 24Jun71.
 

 [---]  Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: HAVE GIRLS WILL TRAVEL
07May65 (rerun from 16Oct64)

 

14May65/ 21May65 - no details 

 

2.25 [054] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: ESCAPE INTO JEOPARDY

Hovue prod. no. TP 25554

28May65 NBC Fri

guest stars

James Franciscus ....... Larry Martin
Jocelyn Lane ........... Gabrielle
Leif Erickson .......... St. Cloud
Werner Klemperer ....... Colonel Wertha
Peter Coe .............. Polydor
Len Lesser ............. Le Bombard
Albert Carrier ......... Racine

Horst Ebersberg

Gregory Morton

Joe De Santis

Tony Musante

Synopsis:

The Nazi want to get their hands on a set of counterfeit plates which

they plan to use to flood neutral countries with phony dollars, but U.S.

Intelligence plans to beat them to the punch with the help of convict

Larry Martin, the only man who knows where the plates are hidden. [JB]

 

2.26 [055] Bob Hope Chrysler Theatre: SIMON SAYS GET MARRIED

    Morpics, Inc. production

  04Jun65 NBC Fri

Written by Bernard Slade

guest stars

Dorothy Provine .......... Julie

Martin Milner ........ Stanley Patrick

Bob Newhart ......... Charles Fenton

Joanna Barnes ........ Connie

Kathleen Freeman ....... Agnes

Synopsis:

Girl-shy scientist Charles Fenton has decided that it's time he married

-scientifically, by letting a computer play cupid. [JB]

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