CTVA US Comedy - "Grindl" (Screen Gems/NBC) (1963-64) starring Imogene Coca

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Grindl (1963-64)
Episode Guide Compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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GRINDL
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David Swift productions in association with
Screen Gems Television, a division of Columbia Pictures

for
NBC (Sundays 8:30 pm EST)
created by David Swift
Executive Producer
David Swift
Produced by
Harry Ackerman and Winston O'Keefe

US Comedy series 1963-64 32 episodes x 30 min bw
release date 15Sep63
starring

Imogene Coca
as Grindl
James Millhollin as Anson Foster

Premise:
A middle-aged maid gets a new job, and a new adventure every week.

Music by Frank De Vol

Imogene Coca had previously appeared in her own show
'The Imogene Coca Show' in 1954-55
Imogene Coca as Betty Crane
Bibi Osterwald as Helen Milliken
Hal March as Jerry Crane
David Burns as Harry Milliken
music by The Carl Hoff Orchestra

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NBC Sundays 8:30 pm Eastern
release date 15Sep63
 
1.01 Grindl: THE GRUESOME BASEMENT
15-Sep-1963 NBC Sun (copyright date 09Sep63)
written by David Swift
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Carol Sandifer ...... Tootsie
Telly Savalas ....... Mr. Hartman
Clyde Adler ......... Sergeant
Cathleen Cordell .... Mrs. Hartman
Henry Kulky ......... Lackland
Dick Wessel ......... Bus Driver
Bill Zuckert ........ Detective #1
Jack Littlefield .... Detective #2
Synopsis:
Mrs. Hartman, Grindl's latest employer has disappeared - and Grindl's
suspicions mount over Mr. Hartman's concern over a locked basement. [TA]

1.02 Grindl: GRINDL COUNTERSPY
Screen Gems-David Swift prod no. 4906
22-Sep-1963 NBC Sun (copyright date 16Sep63)
writen by Charles Tannen & Lou Huston
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Jacques Aubuchon .... Conrad
Hal John Norman ..... Remo
Michel Petit ........ Lou Stevens
Anne Sargent ........ Betty Stevens
Mack Williams ....... General
Synopsis:
Grindl baby-sits for a 7-year old boy genius, who is keeping a
bottle of experimental rocket fuel in the refrigerator. [JB]

1.03 Grindl: GRINDL, SHE-WOLF OF WALL STREET
Screen Gems-David Swift prod no. 4908
29-Sep-1963 NBC Sun (copyright date 23Sep63)
written by J. Bigelow
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Jerome Cowan ........ James A. Hackaberry
Jack Mullaney ....... Rodney Horne
Sherry O'Neil ....... Margaret Horne
Paula Lane .......... Blonde
Bill McLean ......... Elevator Operator
Synopsis:
With the aid of numerology, Grindl becomes the “She-Wolf of Wall Street.”
Hired as a receptionist and phone answerer, Grindl also takes to
answering people’s stock problems. [JB]

1.04 Grindl: THE GHASTLY HONEYMOON
Screen Gems-David Swift prod no. 4923
06-Oct-1963 NBC Sun (copyright date 30Sep63)
written by David Swift & John McGreevey
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Opal Euard ......... Mrs. Benson
John Hiestand ...... Rev. Carstairs
Dee J. Thompson .... Agnes
John Van Dreelen ... Antoine
Synopsis:
Grindl meets handsome and marriage-minded Antoine through a
marriage bureau. But before the wedding, Antoine takes out
an enormous insurance policy on Grindl’s life. [JB]

1.05 Grindl: GRINDL AND THE COUNTERFEITERS
Screen Gems-David Swift prod no. 4921
13-Oct-1963 NBC Sun (copyright date 7Oct63)
written by Ray Singer
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Vaughn Taylor ...... John Wilson
George Kennedy ..... Lefty
Owen Bush .......... Sergeant McGreevy
James T. Callahan... Mike
Garry Walberg ...... Pat
Synopsis:
Grindl goes to work in a bookstore, unaware that it’s being used
as a front for a ring of counterfeiters. [JB]

1.06 Grindl: FEMME FATALE
Screen Gems-David Swift prod no. 4922
20-Oct-1963 NBC Sun (copyright date 14Oct63)
written by Lee Loeb and J. Davis
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Patricia Medina .... Gloria
Lyle Bettger ....... Norman
Martin Blaine ...... Dr. Simpson
Synopsis:
Grindl gets a good close look at a “male harem” when she becomes
a maid for glamorous Gloria Lanett. [JB]

1.07 Grindl: ONE ANGRY GRINDL
Screen Gems-David Swift prod no. 4927
27-Oct-1963 NBC Sun (copyright date 21Oct63)
written by Lee Loeb and J. Davis
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Ralph Roberts ...... Willard Pulasky
Nina Shipman ....... Sally Edwards
Philip Ober ........ Steven Reynolds
Harry Antrim ....... Judge
Ruth Clifford ...... Mrs. Reynolds
Robert Gallagher ... Prosecutor
Jack Littlefield ... Juror
Pat McCaffrie ...... Reporter
Stuart Nisbet ...... Bailiff
Cliff Norton ....... Drunk
Gilman Rankin ...... Fireman
Synopsis:
Grindl has deadlocked the jury with her vote of “not guilty.”
She feels the defendant’s blue eyes are just cause for reasonable
doubt. [JB]

1.08 Grindl: GRINDLE, WITNESS FOR THE DEFENSE
Screen Gems-David Swift prod no. 4909
03-Nov-1963 NBC Sun (copyright date 28Oct63)
written by Gerald O'Hanlon
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Robert P. Lieb ..... Gus Carson
Del Moore .......... Charlie Crow
Barbara Nichols .... Wilma Bryan
Synopsis:
Grindl is keeping house for a man who is supposedly an invalid. [JB]

1.09 Grindl: LADY GRINDL
Screen Gems-David Swift prod no. 4929
10-Nov-1963 NBC Sun (copyright date 4Nov63)
written by Jay Sommers
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Kathryn Givney ..... Abigail Ludlow
Kendrick Huxham .... Grimes
Arthur Malet ....... Reggie
Richard Peel ....... Bertram
Synopsis 1:
Grindl inherits an estate and a title, "Lady Grindl". [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Grindl inherits a British estate and a title: Lady Grindl.
She arrives at Dundstetter moors to claim her inheritance but
three bent twigs on the family tree try to frighten her away. [JB]

1.10 Grindl: THE GREAT BANK ROBBERY
Screen Gems-David Swift prod no. 4903
17-Nov-1963 NBC Sun (copyright date 11Nov63)
written by Bud Grossman & William Davenport
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Harry Hickox ........ Brad Quillan
Tol Avery ........... Mr. Bensfield
Frank Cady .......... Mr. Burroughs
John Cliff .......... Nick
David Fresco ........ Jack
Chet Stratton ....... Mr. Krimby
Synopsis 1:
Some thieves, hoping to pull off "The Great Bank Robbery", can't find
the bank's weak spot - until Grindl starts work as a teller. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
The great bank robbery is what a group of thieves have been planning to
pull, but they are unable to find the bank’s weak spot-until Grindl
is employed as a teller. [JB]

[--] "Grindl's Day Off"
24-Nov-1963 NBC Sun postponed to 19-Jan-1964 due to the assassination
of JFK.


[--] 01Dec63 Pre-empted for “World’s Greatest Showman, Cecil B. DeMille” [JB]

1.11 Grindl: GRINDL, THE MEDDLER
Screen Gems-David Swift prod no. 4911
08-Dec-1963 NBC Sun (copyright date 02Dec63)
written by Burt Styler & Albert Lewin
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Doris Dowling ....... Lena
Arthur Hanson ....... George Martin
David Lewis ......... Broderick Jordan
Synopsis:
Grindl has a way of getting involved in her employers’ lives.
Mr. Foster gives her another chance, and reluctantly sends her
to work at the home of a busy lawyer. [JB]

1.12 Grindl: THE GREAT SCHULTZ
15-Dec-1963 NBC Sun (copyright date 09Dec63)
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Oscar Beregi Jr. .... Professor Augustus Schultz
Nancy Hadley ........ Hilda Schultz
John W. Morley ...... Harry Walsh
Robert Stevenson .... Hank Peters
Synopsis:
A magician known as “The Great Shultz” plans a pseudo-scientific act
in which he’ll change his wife into a rabbit, which leads Grindl
to think he’s a real scientist. [JB]

1.13 Grindl: 'TWAS THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS
22-Dec-1963 NBC Sun (copyright date 16Dec63)
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Paul Lynde .......... Purvis Inchback
Oliver McGowan ...... Fenton Sperling
Debbie Megowan ...... Shirley Inchback
Felix Silla ......... Flaged
Bobs Watson ......... Harry Dawson
Synopsis:
‘Twas the week before Christmas, and in the store these creatures
are stirring: a cashier plotting a robbery, a Santa who needs a
loan, a suspicious manager and Grindl, who’s all tied up in the
gift-wrapping department. [JB]

1.14 Grindl: GRINDL, IMPRACTICAL NURSE
Screen Gems-David Swift prod no. 4913
29-Dec-1963 NBC Sun (copyright date 23Dec63)
written by Jay Sommers
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Allan Melvin ........ Dr. Millbank
Irene Tedrow ........ Nurse Gardiner
Anita Ponce ......... Nurse Traves
William A. Ritchie .. Dr. Ehrlich
Synopsis:
While watching a TV soap, Grindl decides to become a nurse. [RF]

1.15 Grindl: THE LUCKY PIECE
Screen Gems-David Swift prod no. 4935
05-Jan-1964 NBC Sun (copyright date 30Dec63)
written by P. David
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Herschel Bernardi ... Joe Bostick
Joyce Jameson ....... Laverne
Dee J. Thompson ..... Agnes
Synopsis:
Gambler Joe Bostick hires Grindl as his maid and lucky charm. [RF]

1.16 Grindl: GRINDL, PRIVATE EYE
12-Jan-1964 NBC Sun (copyright date 6Jan64)
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Dabbs Greer ......... Sladowski
Kenneth Tobey ....... Jack
Synopsis:
After watching a TV detective show, Grindl accepts a job as a maid
for a private detective. [JB]

1.17 Grindl: GRINDL'S DAY OFF
Screen Gems-David Swift prod no. 4916
19-Jan-1964 NBC Sun (copyright date 13Jan64)
written by Jay Sommers
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Frank DeVol ......... Wilson
Regina Gleason ...... Woman
Carol Hill .......... Saleslady
Herb Armstrong ...... Theater Manager
John Cliff .......... Man
Synopsis:
Grindl’s day off starts as one of “those” days when she finds herself
taking a shower in her pajamas. [JB]

1.18 Grindl: THE MAD BOMBER
26-Jan-1964 NBC Sun (copyright date 20Jan64)
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Walter Burke ........ Olaf
Alan Dexter ......... Lieutenant Donaldson
Robert Karnes ....... Detective Grover
Shari Marshall ...... Gwen Lansing
King Calder ......... Anton Brodsky
Synopsis:
Olaf, the mad bomber who plants bombs that go off when the phone
rings, makes a bad connection when he uses the answering service
where Grindl works. [JB]

1.19 Grindl: GRINDL AND THE BOODLE
Screen Gems-David Swift prod no. 4918
02-Feb-1964 NBC Sun (27Jan64 copyright date)
written by Jay Sommers
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Charles McGraw ...... Steve
Charles Seel ........ Mr. Clapper
Betty Bronson ....... Mrs. Clapper
Synopsis:
Insurance investigators, hoping to recover some stolen money, ask
Grindl to impersonate a gun moll. [RF]

1.20 Grindl: DIAL G FOR GRINDL
09-Feb-1964 NBC Sun (copyright date 3Feb64)
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Gloria Grahame ...... Olive York
Tod Andrews ......... Harold York
Gregory Morton ...... Riddle
Douglas Henderson ... Operative G

*************** no synopsis ******************

1.21 Grindl: TAMING OF A TYRANT
16-Feb-1964 NBC Sun (copyright date 10Feb64)
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Berry Kroeger ....... Rayburn
Florence Sandstrom .. Mary
Rowena Burack ....... Lizzie
Synopsis:
While working in a socialite’s household, Grindl spearheads a strike
against a tyrannical butler. [JB]

1.22 Grindl: IT'S IN THE BAG
23-Feb-1964 NBC Sun (copyright date 17Feb64)
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Robert Q. Lewis ..... Edwin 'Smiley' Thindyle
Lennie Weinrib ..... Archie Williams
Lillian Bronson ..... Mrs. Lucy Tewksbury
Harriet MacGibbon ... Mrs. Graybill
Synopsis:
Grindl wants to be her own boss, so she lets two men talk her into
selling vacuum cleaners. [JB]

1.23 Grindl: GRINDL, PART-TIME WIFE
01-Mar-1964 NBC Sun (copyright date 24Feb64 )
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Jules Munshin ....... Herman Krumplefelder
Sheila Bromley ...... Alicia Pierson
Jess Kirkpatrick .... George Pierson
Lauren Gilbert ...... Arthur Murdock
Carter De Haven ..... Dr. Renfrew
Byron Morrow ........ Charles Baldwin
Maurice Manson ...... Charles Hargrove
Synopsis:
Grindle unwittingly chooses a kleptomaniac to pose as her
butler-husband. [RF]

1.24 Grindl: ACTIVE RETIREMENT
08-Mar-1964 NBC Sun (copyright date 02Mar64)
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Brian Nash .......... Brad Sterling
Jay C. Flippen ...... Mr. Casey
Frank Aletter ....... Mr. Sterling
Sally Mansfield ..... Mrs. Sterling
Synopsis:
Grindl tries to provide an active retirement program for
an old railroad man. [JB]

1.25 Grindl: GRINDL, GIRL WAC
15-Mar-1964 NBC Sun (copyright date 09Mar64)
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Pat Harrington Jr. .. Major Wiggins
Alan Hewitt ......... Colonel Ellenbogen
John Hoyt ........... German Colonel
Henry Brandon ....... German Major
Henry Gibson ........ Private Stoner
Ben Aster ........... German Sergeant
**************** no synopsis ********************

1.26 Grindl: THE BIG DECEPTION
22-Mar-1964 NBC Sun (copyright date 16Mar64)
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Aron Kincaid ........ Bob Wilson
Linda Marshall ...... Sue Wilson
Jack Albertson ...... Jason Elmquist
Roy Roberts ......... George Billings
Queenie Smith ....... Martha Billings
**************** no synopsis ********************

1.27 Grindl: GRINDL GOES WEST
Screen Gems-David Swift prod no. 4948 (copyright date 23Mar64)
29-Mar-1964 NBC Sun (rerun 13Sep64)
written by J. Greene & P. David
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Lawrence Dobkin ..... Marty Loomis
Jack Weston ......... Leo Loomis
Charles Tannen ...... Joe Walnut
Hal Balfour (possibly Hal Baylor?) ......... Eddie Drummond
Synopsis:
Grindl may be one of the few people to leave Las Vegas a winner. Half
of a gambling casino has been built on property she owns. [RF]

1.28 Grindl: THE MOON KILLER
05-Apr-1964 NBC Sun (copyright date 30Mar64)
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Leif Erickson ....... Karl Stauffer
Dennis Patrick ...... Lieutenant Slade
Dee J. Thompson ..... Agnes
Paul Barselou ....... Tom
Synopsis:
The Moon killer is on the prowl and Grindl is alone and unprotected
in her apartment. [JB]

1.29 Grindl: THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A BAD BARRACUDA
12-Apr-1964 NBC Sun (copyright date 6Apr64)
written by Ed Jurist & Bob Nye
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
David Kent .......... Albert Strunk
Jimmy Baird ......... Blinky
Charles Briles ...... Benny
Darryl Richard ...... Mongolian
Baynes Barron ....... Harry Strunk
Hollis Irving ....... Wilma Strunk
Robert John Pittman . Clydie Strunk
Katie Sweet ......... Claudia Strunk
Vicki Malkin ........ Veronica Strunk
Synopsis:
While baby-sitting in a tough neighborhood, Grindl gets
involved in a war between two teenage gangs. [RF]

1.30 Grindl: EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES
Screen Gems-David Swift prod no. 4949
19-Apr-1964 NBC Sun (copyright date 13Apr64)
written by John McGreevey
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Ernest Truex ........ Luther Pontifex
Arch Johnson ........ Tattoo Thompson
Synopsis:
Grindl's working as a housekeeper for a horticulturist -
and she'd like to know what became of her predecessors. [RF]

1.31 Grindl: SOME DOGS HAVE THE BIGGEST MOUTHS
Screen Gems-David Swift prod no. 4947
26-Apr-1964 NBC Sun (copyright date 20Apr64)
written by Jay Sommers
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Mike Kellin ......... Joe Bruno
Bill Zuckert ........ Lieutenant Fitzoy
**************** no synopsis ********************

1.32 Grindl: AUNT GRINDL (final episode)
Screen Gems-David Swift prod no. 4945
03-May-1964 NBC Sun (copyright date 27Apr64)
written by Jay Sommers
Starring: Imogene Coca (as Grindl)
Guest cast:
Billy Booth ......... Billy
Dee J. Thompson ..... Agnes
Danny Flowers ....... Donald Weatherburton
Jonathan Kidd ....... Bertram Swacker
Synopsis:
Grindl thinks her cousin has left her a fortune, but the legacy
is something other than money. [JB]  

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Summer Reruns
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[--] 13Sep64 rerun of #1.27 "Grindl Goes West" (first aired 29Mar64)
(final rerun)


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