CTVA US Anthology - "Target" (ZIV)(1958) hosted by Adolphe Menjou

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Your Favorite Story (ZIV)(1953-54)  -   Triangle Theater (syndicated reruns)(1954-56)   -  Target (ZIV)(1958)

Target
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TARGET
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Ziv Television Programs, Inc.
for First-Run Syndication
Produced by Sutton Roley, Eddie Davis

US Anthology series 1958 39 episodes x 30 min bw

Hosted by and Occasionally Starring:
Adolphe Menjou

Premise:
Anthology program featuring shows about horror and suspense.

Background:  
Adolphe Menjou had previously hosted another ZIV anthology series
Your Favorite Story (ZIV)(1953-54)
 

Tales of terror and suspense.

Released in Syndication March 1958.

 

 

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Syndicated Program

1.01 [--] Target: (anthology): BREAKING POINT
1958 ZIV release no. 1001
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Synopsis:
Ray Benson taunts his wife Edie about her relationship with a mysterious
stranger. Gripped by fears for her marriage, and her own sanity. Edie fights
back at a cruel fate with her only weapon, violence! [X]

1.02 [--] Target: (anthology): POLICE DOCTOR
1958 ZIV release no. 1002
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest Star:
Gene Barry
Synopsis:
Police officer White hurriedly takes accident-victim Joe Burns to the hospital.
burns, his mind injured, grabs for white's gun, wounding the officer and
terrifying the hospital staff. Young Doctor Martin fights down fears for his
own safety to soothe the wild patient and rescue the wounded officer. [X]

1.03 [--] Target: (anthology): TURN OF THE TIDE
1958 ZIV release no. 1003
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest Star:
John Berardino [JK]
John Wengraf ....... Scientist [RF]
Synopsis:
Aboard a westbound Atlantic freighter are two strange shipmates: One's a
stowaway, a humanitarian escaping from tyranny in his native land....
the other is being returned to the united states in irons - to pay a murderer's
debt to society. the killer endangers the life of the stowaway on a wild scheme
to jump ship. [X]

1.04 [--] Target: (anthology): EDGE OF TERROR
1958 ZIV release no. 1004
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest Stars:
Bonita Granville ....... Alice Ward
Skip Homeier
Synopsis:
When famous authoress Alice Ward - a lifetime paralytic - suddenly finds
herself alone with a friendly stranger, she realizes he fits the description of
a murderous madman wanted by the police. Alice's panic drives the stranger to an
unexpected "act of mercy." [X]

1.05 [--] Target: (anthology): PAYMENT IN FULL
1958 ZIV release no. 1005
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest Star:
John Ireland ....... Tom Durfee
Mary Anderson ...... Ellie

Synopsis:
Tom Durfee is an impoverished clerk who lends his meager savings to a friend.
the friend dies before the loan's repaid. desperation drives Durfee toward an
act of crime. [X]

Synopsis 2:
A poor clerk is driven to crime. [RF]

1.06 [--] Target: (anthology): STORM OF VIOLENCE
1958 ZIV release no. 1006
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest star:
Lucy Marlow ........ Chris
Edward Binns ....... Cozden
Adolph Menjou ...... Alderson

Synopsis:
Alone at night in a darkened cafe, a girl faces two men. one's a killer - the
other's a friend... there's a breathtaking suspense as she tries to discover:
which is the killer... which is the friend? [X]

 Synopsis 2:
Finding herself alone with two men, a girl tries to discover

which is a killer and which is a friend. [RF]

1.07 [--] Target: (anthology): FIVE HOURS TO LIVE
1958 ZIV release no. 1007
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest Star:
Stephen McNally .... Benedict
Synopsis 1:
The Benedicts and their ten-year-old son Larry are aboard an airliner landing in
British East Africa. Larry, down with a virulent disease, must receive
injections of a special serum every five hours. upon landing, his parents
discover that one of their traveling bags, the one containing the serum, has
been replaced by a similar bag, packed with "hot" American money. [X]
Synopsis 2:
A young lad and his parents race against time when they discover that their luggage,
containing a medicine to keep the boy alive, has been replaced by a suitcase full
of money. [RF]

Synopsis 3:
A man desperately tries to retrieve a suitcase containing serum

 needed to keep his son alive. [RF]

1.08 [--] Target: (anthology): THE LAST STOP
1958 ZIV release no. 1008
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest Star:
Neville Brand
Synopsis:
Yager and Stark, two sadistic kidnappers, flee from police agent Vic Conway. The
manhunt continues until the fugitives near the Mexican border. there's only one
way to freedom, across the searing sands of the desert, almost certain death in
midsummer. the hunter and the hunted struggle for life under the unbearable
glare of the sun. [X]

1.09 [--] Target: (anthology): MAN ON A BIKE
1958 ZIV release no. 1009
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest Star:
Paul Burke ....... Martin
Synopsis:
A veteran motorcycle cop sees his rookie buddy shot down by two thugs. he leads
a motorized search of the city in an ingenious plan to capture the killers. [X]

Synopsis 2:
A motorcycle cop sets out to nab the men who killed his partner. [RF]

1.10 [--] Target: (anthology): THE TATTOO ARTIST
1958 ZIV release no. 1010
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest Star:
David Brian  ..... Foster
Hans Conried .... Corwin
Synopsis:
Harbor officers find the body of a dead man, dead but very much "alive" with
intriguing clues pointing to his murderer. The police decipher the clues and
come to grips with the killer. [X]

Synopsis 2:
There are many clues---in fact, too many as harbor police press their search for a murderer. [RF]

1.11 [--] Target: (anthology): BANDIT'S CAVE
1958 ZIV release no. 1011
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest Star:
Cesar Romero....... Swasey
Lynn Cartwright .... Dolly
Synopsis:
In the 1860's, a ruthless bandit holds up a confederate train, escapes with a
fortune in cash, and is forced into hiding. this man of action risks his
freedom, and his very life, to keep a date with a tantalizing woman. [X]

Synopsis 2:
In the 1860s, a hunted bandit risks his freedom---and his life,

to keep a date with a beautiful woman. [RF]

1.12 [--] Target: (anthology): BACKFIRE
1958 ZIV release no. 1012
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest Star:
Pat O'Brien ....... Daniels
Synopsis:
Three bandits, one of them a woman, uses tear gas to overcome and rob several
pawn shops. the woman is wounded in one of the forays and her pals kidnap a
nurse, force her to treat the wound. The nurse realizes she must save the
woman's life, or lose her own. [X]

Synopsis 2:
A nurse, held hostage by fleeing robbers, is forced to help a wounded bandit. [RF]

1.13 [--] Target: (anthology): ASSASSIN
1958 ZIV release no. 1013
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest Star:
James Best
Synopsis:
A cold blooded political assassin takes a "business" trip to a small town in the
south of France. This calculating manhunter suddenly becomes the quarry. [X]

1.14 [--] Target: (anthology): DEADLY DECEPTION
1958 ZIV release no. 1014
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest Star:
Marie Windsor ....... Jean
Synopsis:
When a detective encounters and kills a murderous thief, his girl induces him to
assume the thief's identity, commit further crimes, and place the blame on the
dead man. Fate deals an unexpected double cross to this evil pair. [X]

1.15 [--] Target: (anthology): TAPS FOR THE GENERAL
1958 ZIV release no. 1015
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest cast:

 Adolphe Menjou ....... General Brandon
Synopsis:
An unsuspecting mining syndicate exploits the name of General Brandon to bilk
innocent families in a stock swindle. A cold blooded murder exposes the "con"
game, and the general's terrifying secret. [X]

1.16 [--] Target: (anthology): RETRIBUTION
1958 ZIV release no. 1016
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest Star:
Hugh Marlowe ....... Leo Holiday
Synopsis
Leo Holiday masterminds a pay-roll stick up in which two men die. Leo gets the
money and a sharp new girlfriend. Fate turns the tables on this "lucky" hoodlum. [X]

Synopsis 2:
A smart gangster pulls off a big payroll stickup. Then his luck begins to change. [RF]

1.17 [--] Target: (anthology): MURDER IS A BOTTOMLESS WELL
1958 ZIV release no. 1017
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest Star:
Stuart Whitman (as Danny Patch)
Synopsis 1:
Held by the police on the suspicion of murder, young Danny Patch is offered a
strange bargain. Danny's decision earns him a fortune and the love of another
man's wife, only to lose it all. [X]
Synopsis 2:
A young vagabond held on suspicion of murder,

 is offered an unusual deal by the police. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
A homeless drifter stumbles into a pretty girl a fortune and murder. [RF]

1.18 [--] Target: (anthology): SO DEATHLY QUIET
1958 ZIV release no. 1018
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Synopsis:
Dr. Clinton Vickers tricks a wounded fugitive into capture. later, released from
prison, the ex-con returns to "settle accounts" with the doctor. The "Doc"
plunges into a grim cat and mouse game with the man who's sworn to kill him. [X]

1.19 [--] Target: (anthology): WINNER LOSES ALL
1958 ZIV release no. 1019
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest Star:
Dane Clark ......... Fred Herman
Synopsis:
Fred Harman, unemployed and broke, joins a professional thief in a warehouse
burglary, he's shot by the watchman and needs help, fast! Fred saves his life by
trying to kill the one man who can save him. [X]

Synopsis 2:
A petty thief, seriously wounded during a burglary, murderously

lashes out at the one man who can help him. [RF]

1.20 [--] Target: (anthology): ONCE TOO OFTEN
1958 ZIV release no. 1020
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest Star:
Arthur Franz ....... Carson
Synopsis:
When bigamist Edward Field starts using murder instead of divorce to get rid of
a succession of wives, police chief Robert Carson leads a state-wide hunt for
field's potential victims. The quick witted police officer rounds up the
murderous "Lothario's" targets. [X]

Synopsis:
A polygamist hits upon a way to shed his unwanted wives: murder. [RF]

1.21 [--] Target: (anthology): GRUDGE FIGHT
1958 ZIV release no. 1021
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest star:
Adolphe Menjou ..... Harry Owens

Synopsis:
Harry Owens is refused a match between his fighter and a tough bully managed by
hoodlums. Owens tries to force the racketeer's "boy" into a grudge fight, with
terrifying consequences for himself and his fighter. [X]

Synopsis 2:
A fight manager tries to arrange a grudge bout between his fighter

and a boxer managed by hoodlums. [RF]

1.22 [--] Target: (anthology): FATEFUL DECISION
1958 ZIV release no. 1022
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest Star:
Marshall Thompson ....... Jess Bardo
Synopsis:
Believing his wife is having a romance with another man, Jess Bardo gets a
rifle, plans to kill his rival on sight. but at the showdown, Jess faces not
only his rival but an escaped killer as well and chooses between them. [X]

1.23 [--] Target: (anthology): NIGHT WITHOUT MORNING
1958 ZIV release no. 1023
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Synopsis:
Preparing an expose of the racketeers who threaten his union, Ben Sloane locks
himself in his office for the night. But his enemies get into the building,
intent on killing him. [X]

1.24 [--] Target: (anthology): UNREASONABLE DOUBT
1958 ZIV release no. 1024
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest Star:
MacDonald Carey ........ Herb Maris
Synopsis:
When Joey Nelson is arrested and framed for murdering his ex-boss, attorney Herb
Maris investigates. Maris quickly becomes aware of the "frame" and realizes
joeys innocent of the crime. Almost at once, Maris finds himself facing the gun
of the man who did the killing. [X]

1.25 [--] Target: (anthology): DEATH HAS MANY FACES
1958 ZIV release no. 1025
Host: Adolphe Menjou

Guest cast:

Adolphe Menjou ......... Guachemain
Synopsis:
After watching Nazis execute his beloved son, Guachemain discovers a young
English airman in hiding and determines to save him. the fearless Frenchman uses
the corpse of his own son to trick the Nazis and smuggle the flyer to safety. [X]

1.26 [--] Target: (anthology): TURMOIL
1958 ZIV release no. 1026
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest star:
Joan Greenwood ..... Dorothy
Noel Willman ....... Evans

Synopsis:
Dorothy Evans convinces her husband he has an incurable disease

 with the evil cunning, she plays in his fears, hoping he will commit

suicide and leave her free to re-marry. Dorothy's clever plan backfires,

 placing her own life in danger. [X]

Synopsis 2:
A woman tries to drive her husband to suicide by telling him he has a fatal disease. [RF]

1.27 [--] Target: (anthology): DEATH BY THE CLOCK
1958 ZIV release no. 1027
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest Cast:
Lon Chaney ......... George
Adolphe Menjou ..... Barton

Synopsis:
Taking his weekly steam bath, Oliver Barton sees George, the masseur, kill
another man. discovered, Barton finds himself trapped in the intensely heated
steam room, while the murderer waits outside. Barton plagued by heat and
exhaustion, fights down mounting terror to summon help. [X]

Synopsis 2:
In a Turkish bath, a killer stalks the man who witnessed his crime. [RF]

1.28 [--] Target: (anthology): THE CLEAN KILL
1958 ZIV release no. 1028
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest Cast:
Michael Wilding

Synopsis:
Bored with ordinary pleasures, Peter Danbury plans the murder of a well known
gossip columnist. Danbury plans and commits his "perfect crime" with unforseen
consequences. [X]

1.29 [--] Target: (anthology): THE UNKNOWN
1958 ZIV release no. 1029
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Starring: Adolphe Menjou as Dr. Morgan Spears
Synopsis:
Dr. Spears and his wife arrive at an isolated island for a school reunion, find
it deserted. forced to stay the night in the lone hotel, the guests quickly
realize there is someone else one the island who, for some reason, refuses to be
seen. the doctor and his wife risk their lives to expose the sinister mystery of
the island. [X]

Synopsis 2:
An accomplished physician attends a school reunion and finds murder as his host. [RF]

1.30 [--] Target: (anthology): PIANO TO THUNDER SPRINGS
1958 ZIV release no. 1030
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest cast:
Bruce Gordon .... Matt Dover

Synopsis:
Matt Dover and will Hudson rescue Rachel and Cass Evans from Comanches and agree
to escort them to thunder springs, but Cass is a coward and his fears plunges
the little caravan into crisis after crisis!
When a rattler bites Rachel because of Cass's cowardice, he determines to redeem
himself. the "coward" risks his life to penetrate the Comanche camp and steal
the water his wife so desperately needs. [X]

Synopsis 2:
In the Old West, a cowardly man redeems himself by

entering a Comanche camp to steal water. [RF]

1.31 [--] Target: (anthology): DEATH MAKES A PHONE CALL
1958 ZIV release no. 1031
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Synopsis:
Mason Carey gets a phone call from his boss instructing him to turn over all
responsibility to a younger man. jealous of the younger man and fearful of his
position in the company, Carey plans an "accident" for his successor. Carey's
plan boomerangs. [X]

1.32 [--] Target: (anthology): TEMPORARY ESCAPE
1958 ZIV release no. 1032
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Synopsis:
When a young lad tried to escape his brutal environment and takes a girl and her
brother with him, hoodlum follows, determined to wreck their new lives. A local
constable helps the hunted trio find peace and a good life. [X]

1.33 [--] Target: (anthology): ON CUE
1958 ZIV release no. 1033
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Synopsis:
Boyd Harris, insanely jealous of his much younger wife, plans to murder her and
point suspicion at her leading men. Harris becomes the target of his own hate. [X]

1.34 [--] Target: (anthology): FOUR AGAINST THREE MILLION
1958 ZIV release no. 1034
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest star:
Nigel Patrick ...... Ffolkes

Synopsis:
A foreign diplomat employs four men, each an expert in the "art" of robbery, to
commit a multi-million dollar theft. Scotland Yard, learning of the plan,
secretly arrests one of the thieves and substitutes a police agent instead to
outsmart the gang and bring them all to justice. [X]

Synopsis 2:
Four master criminals from different parts of the world

unite in London to steal a fortune in gold. [RF]

1.35 [--] Target: (anthology): THE THIRTEENTH JUROR
1958 ZIV release no. 1035
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Synopsis:
Brian Watkins murders his business partner, pleads self defense at the trial and
is acquitted. but Watkins gets a note from a "thirteenth juror". an unknown
enemy who has declared him guilty and sentenced him to death. Watkins is plagued
by his mysterious accuser to the point of a confession. [X]

1.36 [--] Target: (anthology): LOST IDENTITY
1958 ZIV release no.1036
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest Star:
John Conte  ...... Cliff Tucker
Synopsis:
Cliff Tucker's passport is stolen by a member of an international espionage ring
who needs it to get out of England. Cliff takes risks to regain his passport
without the help of the police. [X]

Synopsis 2:
An American tries to retrieve his passport from an

international spy who needs it to get out of England. [RF]

1.37 [--] Target: (anthology): MONEY-GO-ROUND
1958 ZIV release no. 1037
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Synopsis:
Henry Baile, a mild mannered architect, is blackmailed by his personal valet.
when the valet is murdered, Henry seems destined to pay for the crime. The
innocent uses a slick trick to clear himself of suspicion. [X]

1.38 [--] Target: (anthology): COUNTERFEIT COIN
1958 ZIV release no. 1038
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Synopsis:
A Wells Fargo agent transports a shipment of gold from the U.S. mint. enroute,
he witnesses a murder. Fearing for his own life, he begs passerby King Jones to
ride with him. the unsuspecting Jones is sucked into a whirlpool of deceit and
crime. [X]

1.39 [--] Target: (anthology): THE JEWEL THIEF
1958 ZIV release no. 1039
Host: Adolphe Menjou
Guest Cast:
Gerald Mohr
George Cahill
Ella Summers (could this be Elke Sommer?)
Lola Albright
Synopsis:
A pretty clerk in a florist's shop loses her heart to a stranger. she thinks
he's the answer to all her dreams. then puzzling things begin to happen, and she
finds she has given her heart to a notorious jewel thief. [X]

 

Target: Unknown episode
02Jun58 WLW-C Columbus, Ohio Sunday 10:30pm
Synopsis:
An impoverished clerk lends his meager savings to a friend,

 but the man dies before the loan is repaid. [RF]

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Target; ZIV release no. 1001. ODAT: 14Mar58; OREG: LP50423.
Target; ZIV release no. 1002. ODAT: 21Mar58; OREG: LP50424.
Target; ZIV release no. 1003. ODAT: 28Mar58; OREG: LP50425.
Target; ZIV release no. 1004. ODAT: 06Jun58; OREG: LP50426.
Target; ZIV release no. 1005. ODAT: 04Apr58; OREG: LP50427.
Target; ZIV release no. 1006. ODAT: 11Apr58; OREG: LP50428.
Target; ZIV release no. 1007. ODAT: 18Apr58; OREG: LP50429.
Target; ZIV release no. 1008. ODAT: 25Apr58; OREG: LP50430.
Target; ZIV release no. 1009. ODAT: 02May58; OREG: LP50431.
Target; ZIV release no. 1010. ODAT: 09May58; OREG: LP50432.
Target; ZIV release no. 1011. ODAT: 16May58; OREG: LP50433.
Target; ZIV release no. 1012. ODAT: 23May58; OREG: LP50434.
Target; ZIV release no. 1013. ODAT: 30May58; OREG: LP50435.
Target; ZIV release no. 1014. ODAT: 13Jun58; OREG: LP50436.
Target; ZIV release no. 1015. ODAT: 20Jun58; OREG: LP50437.
Target; ZIV release no. 1016. ODAT: 27Jun58; OREG: LP50438.
Target; ZIV release no. 1017. ODAT: 04Jul58; OREG: LP50439.
Target; ZIV release no. 1018. ODAT: 11Jul58; OREG: LP50440.
Target; ZIV release no. 1019. ODAT: 18Jul58; OREG: LP50441.
Target; ZIV release no. 1020. ODAT: 25Jul58; OREG: LP50442.
Target; ZIV release no. 1021. ODAT: 01Aug58; OREG: LP50443.
Target; ZIV release no. 1022. ODAT: 08Aug58; OREG: LP50444.
Target; ZIV release no. 1023. ODAT: 15Aug58; OREG: LP50445.
Target; ZIV release no. 1024. ODAT: 22Aug58; OREG: LP50446.
Target; ZIV release no. 1025. ODAT: 29Aug58; OREG: LP50447.
Target; ZIV release no. 1026. ODAT: 05Sep58; OREG: LP50448.
Target; ZIV release no. 1027. ODAT: 12Sep58; OREG: LP50449.
Target; ZIV release no. 1028. ODAT: 19Sep58; OREG: LP50450.
Target; ZIV release no. 1029. ODAT: 26Sep58; OREG: LP50451.
Target; ZIV release no. 1030. ODAT: 03Oct58; OREG: LP50452.
Target; ZIV release no. 1031. ODAT: 10Oct58; OREG: LP50453.
Target; ZIV release no. 1032. ODAT: 17Oct58; OREG: LP50454.
Target; ZIV release no. 1033. ODAT: 24Oct58; OREG: LP50455.
Target; ZIV release no. 1034. ODAT: 31Oct58; OREG: LP50456.
Target; ZIV release no. 1035. ODAT: 07Nov58; OREG: LP50457.
Target; ZIV release no. 1036. ODAT: 14Nov58; OREG: LP50458.
Target; ZIV release no. 1037. ODAT: 21Nov58; OREG: LP50459.
Target; ZIV release no. 1039. ODAT: 05Dec58; OREG: LP50460.

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