CTVA US Anthology - "The Wonderful World of Disney" (NBC) Season 17 (1970-71)

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 Season 17 (NBC) (1970-71)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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NBC Sundays 7:30 pm EST (sometimes 7:00pm)

     

17.01 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: CHRISTOBALITO, THE CALYPSO COLT

13-Sep-1970 (rerun 27Jun71)

cast:
Roberto Vigoreaux ...... Chago
Walter Buso ............ Rodriguez
Jose de San Anton ...... Hernandez II
Charles H. Gibbs ....... Hernandez I
Delia Esther Quinones ........ Mama

Jackie Ross ............ Speedy
Synopsis:
Drama about a boy and a stallion. Chago, an orphaned stable boy,

takes drastic steps to save his injured charge, a palomino-hued paso fino

(the breed is named for its unusually smooth gait).

Filmed in Puerto Rico, with some scenes in

the historic El Morro Castle, a Spanish fort built in 1539. [RF]
 

17.02 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: THE BOY WHO STOLE THE ELEPHANT [Part 1]

20-Sep-1970

directed by Michael Caffey

cast:

Mark Lester  .......... Davey
David Wayne .......... Colonel Rufus Ryder
June Havoc ........... Molly Jeffrys
Dabbs Greer .......... Stilts
Parley Baer .......... Mayor Hancock
Whitney Blake ........ Helen Owens
James Westerfield .... Sheriff Berry
Robert Emhardt ....... Cy Brown
Tom Drake ............ Mr. Corbert
Betty Lynn ........... Lottie Ladare
Doris Singleton ...... Lizzie Ladare
Richard Kiel ......... Luke Brown

 

17.03 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: THE BOY WHO STOLE THE ELEPHANT [Part 2]

27-Sep-1970

same as above.

 

17.04 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: THE WACKY ZOO OF MORGAN CITY [Part 1]

18-Oct-1970 (rerun 11Jul71)

Written by Joseph L. McEveety

Based on the novel "I'll Trade You An Elk" by Charles A. Goodrum

Directed by Marvin J. Chomsky

cast:

Hal Holbrook  ......... Mitch Collins
Joe Flynn ............ Major Philbrick
Cecil Kellaway ....... Old Al Casey
Wally Cox ............ Becker
Mary LaRoche ......... Nancy Collins
Michael-James Wixted.. Noah Collins
Anne Seymour ......... Maggie Hargrove
Michael McGreevey .... Ralph
Christina Anderson ... Jen Collins
Annie McEveety ....... Rosemary
Ian Wolfe ............ Reverend Hodgkins
Penny Marshall ....... Mayor's Secretary
George N. Neise ...... Councilman Thompson
Harriet E. MacGibbon.. Mrs. Westerfield
Judson Pratt ......... Shellog, Scott

 

17.05 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: THE WACKY ZOO OF MORGAN CITY [Part 2]

25-Oct-1970 (rerun 18Jul71)

same as above.

Synopsis:
Accountant Mitch Collins' embarrassingly successful operation of the Zoo spurs

conniving Mayor Philbrick to find new ways to sabotage the place. [RF]

 

17.06 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: SNOW BEAR [Part 1]

01-Nov-1970

directed by Gunther von Fritsch

cast:

Laura Itta

Steve Kaleak

Rossman Peetook

 

17.07 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: SNOW BEAR [Part 2]

08-Nov-1970

same as above.

 

17.08 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: MONKEYS, GO HOME! [Part 1]

15-Nov-1970

written by Maurice Tombragel

based on the book by G.K. Wilkinson

directed by Andrew V. McLaglen

cast:

Maurice Chevalier  .... Father Sylvain
Dean Jones ........... Hank Dussard
Yvette Mimieux ....... Maria Riserau
Bernard Woringer ..... Marcel Cartucci
Clément Harari ....... Emile Paraulis
Yvonne Constant ...... Yolande Angelli
Marcel Hillaire ...... Mayor Gaston Lou
Jules Munshin ........ Monsieur Piastillio
Alan Carney .......... Grocer
Maurice Marsac ....... Fontanino
Darleen Carr ......... Sidoni Riserau

*Note: Theatrically released in 1967.

 

17.09 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: MONKEYS, GO HOME! [Part 2]

22-Nov-1970

same as above.

 

17.10 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: HANG YOUR HAT ON THE WIND

29-Nov-1970 (rerun 25Jul71)
Title song written & sung by Randy Sparks
cast:
Angel Tompkins ....... Fran Harper
Ric Natoli ........... Goyo
Judson Pratt ......... Father O'Flaherty
Edward Faulkner ...... Bob Davis
Synopsis:
The tale centers on Goyo, a Navajo teenager who has set his heart on

capturing - and keeping - a valuable lost thoroughbred colt. [RF]
*Filmed in the beautiful red-rock buttes of Monument Valley, Arizona.

 

17.11 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: IT'S TOUGH TO BE A BIRD

13-Dec-1970 (rerun 20Jun71, 28Aug77)

story by Ted Berman & Ward Kimball

directed by Ward Kimball

Narrated by Richard Bakalyan

cast:

Ruth Buzzi

Synopsis:

M.C. Bird, laments, "It's Tough To Be A Bird", because men like to shoot, cage

and eat them. Crying fowl, the cartoon host of this Oscar winning short defends

his heritage by tracing the evolution of birds, their influence on human culture and their

contributions to language (i.e. bird brain, chicken-hearted). In a live action sequence,

buzzards make their yearly return to Hinckley, Ohio (to the off key accompaniment of

Ruth Buzzi). Rounding out the hour (the short runs about 20 minutes) are clips from

some Disney films. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Also covered .... the evolution of birds (with pictures of extinct and threatened species);

 Audubon's hand-colored lithographs; bird watchers in action; bird motions set

to Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody"; and the buzzards' annual return to Hinckley Ridge, Ohio.

*Note: Oscar winning short from 1969.

 

17.12 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: FROM ALL OF US TO ALL OF YOU #4

20-Dec-1970

 

17.13 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: THREE WITHOUT FEAR (1)

03-Jan-1971

 

17.14 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: THREE WITHOUT FEAR (2)

10-Jan-1971

 

17.15 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: THE ADVENTURES OF BULLWHIP GRIFFIN [Part 1]

17-Jan-1971 (rerun 27-Nov-1977)

written by Albert Sidney Fleischman

based on the novel by Lowell S. Hawley

directed by James Neilson

cast:

Roddy McDowall  ....... Eric 'Bullwhip' Griffin
Suzanne Pleshette .... Arabella Flagg
Bryan Russell ........ Jack Flagg
Harry Guardino ....... Sam Trimble
Richard Haydn ........ Quentin Bartlett
Karl Malden .......... Judge Higgins
Hermione Baddeley .... Irene Chesney
Cecil Kellaway ....... Mr. Pemberton
Mike Mazurki ......... Mountain Ox
Liam Redmond ......... Captain Swain
Parley Baer .......... Chief Executioner
Dub Taylor ........... Timekeeper
John Qualen .......... Barber
Pedro Gonzales ....... Bandido
Alvy Moore ........... Ticket Man
Arthur Hunnicutt ..... Referee

Synopsis:

A Boston  butler who follows his young master to the California gold fields,

where their search for fortune is forever being stymied by a larcenous judge. [RF]

 

17.16 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: THE ADVENTURES OF BULLWHIP GRIFFIN [Part 2]

24-Jan-1971

same as above.

 

17.17 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: THE ADVENTURES OF BULLWHIP GRIFFIN [Part 3]

31-Jan-1971

same as above.

Synopsis:

A bare-knuckle match between a Boston butler and the most feared

bouncer in San Francisco highlights the conclusion. [RF]

 

17.18 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: BAYOU BOY [Part 1]

07-Feb-1971

cast:

Mike Lookinland ....... Claude

John McIntire

Michael Ontkean

Percy Rodriguez ....... Charbout

Frank Silvera

Mitch Vogel

*Note: Also known as The Boy From Dead Man's Bayou.

 

17.19 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: BAYOU BOY [Part 2]

14-Feb-1971

same as above.

 

17.20 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: HAMAD AND THE PIRATES [Part 1]

07-Mar-1971

 

17.21 [--] The Wonderful World of Disney: HAMAD AND THE PIRATES [Part 2]

14-Mar-1971

 

20Jun71 rerun of It's Tough To Be A Bird aired 13Dec70.

 

27Jun71 rerun of Cristobalito, the Calypso Colt aired 13Sep70

 

04Jul71 rerun of A Square Peg In A Round Hole aired 03Mar63

 

11Jul71 rerun of The Wacky Zoo of Morgan City aired 18Oct70

 

18Jul71 rerun of The Wacky Zoo of Morgan City aired 25Oct70

 

25Jul71 rerun of Hang Your Hat on the Wind aired 29Nov70

 

01Aug71 rerun of The Waltz King [Part 1] aired 27Oct63

 

08Aug71 rerun of The Waltz King [Part 2] aired 03Nov63

 

15Aug71 rerun of A Boy Called Nuthin' [Part 1] aired 10Dec67

 

22Aug71 rerun of A Boy Called Nuthin' [Part 2] aired 17Dec67

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