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Starring Jackie Cooper
Season 1 (CBS) (1959-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger, Rina Fox  
references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

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CBS Mondays 10:00 pm Eastern

1.01 [--] HENNESEY (pilot episode)
Prod. no. 1500-1
28Sep59 CBS
Guest cast:
Frank Gorshin ........ shore patrolman
Norman Alden ......... shore patrolman
Gene Reynolds ........ Bob
Synopsis:
Following the completion of his medical education, Charles J. "Chick"
Hennesey reports to the naval base at San Diego to assume his post as a Navy doctor.

1.02 [--] Hennesey: HENNESEY MEETS HONEYBOY JONES
Prod. no. 1500-3
5Oct59 CBS
Guest cast:
Bobby Darin .......... Honeyboy Jones
Frank Gorshin ........ Pulaski (recurring)
Norman Alden ......... Herman
Synopsis:
Honeyboy Jones, a young entertainer is unhappy about life in the Navy. His
behavior puts him in line for a bad-conduct discharge.

1.03 [--] Hennesey: HENNESEY MEETS HARVEY SPENCER BLAIR III
Prod. no. 1500-4
12Oct59 CBS
Guest cast:
James Komak ............ Dr. Harvey Blair (recurring)
Ross Ford ............. Flying Officer
Raymond Bailey ........ Admiral
Synopsis:
Harvey Spencer Blair III arrives at the base to begin his duties as a Navy
dentist. It soon
becomes apparent that the young dentist is more interested in girls than in Navy routine.

1.04 [--] Hennesey: HENNESEY AND PEYTON PLACE
Prod. no. 1500-2
19Oct59 CBS
Synopsis 1:
Author Ruth Thomas is planning to write a novel about the Navy. She decides to join the WAVES to get her information
first-hand.
Synopsis 2:
A pretty blonde author who joins the navy to write an inside story, succumbs to the charm of Chick Hennesey
and tones down her allegations. [TA]

1.05 [--] Hennesey: SHORE PATROL
Prod. no. 1500-7
26Oct59 CBS (CBS re-run 23May60)
Guest cast:
Frank Gorshin .......... Pulaski (recurring)
Larry Storch ........... Sylvester
Hal Baylor ............. Herman
Stafford Repp .......... Dennis
Probably the correct synopsis:
Chick gets a routine assignment at the Shore Patrol station. Then the fleet lands.
(also see ep #61 "Shore Patrol Revisited")

1.06 [--] Hennesey: PORK CHOPS AND APPLE SAUCE
Prod. no. 1500-8
2Nov59 CBS
Synopsis:
A memo from the Admiral orders all base officers examined for physical fitness.
Hennesey prescribes
 a rigid diet for the officers, not knowing  that the Admiral is accustomed to a richer diet.

[--] 09Nov59 - pre-empted for a
"Du Pont Show of the Month" special: "I, Don Quixote" starring Lee J. Cobb.

1.7 [--] Hennesey: HARVEY BLAIR RETURNS (copyright title)
a.k.a THE RETURN OF HARVEY SPENCER BLAIR (broadcast title)
Prod. no. 1500-12 (copyright date 16Nov59)
16Nov1959 CBS (possibly postponed until 14Dec1959) [TA]
Guest Cast:
Steve Roberts .......... Commander Wilkes
James Komak ............ Dr. Harvey Blair (recurring)
Synopsis 1:
Dentist Harvey Spencer Blair goes on a wild spree and buzzes the base hospital. The Navy Commander, aghast
at Blair's antics, decides to take drastic action.
Synopsis 2:
The escapades of Harvey Spencer Blair, Chick's irrepressible friend, irritate Captain Shafer. The
senior medical officer finally loses patience and orders Blair to duty on Guam.
Synopsis 3 (Chicago Tribune):
Doc Hennesey is perturbed when his friend, Harvey Spencer Blair, gets himself in trouble when he goes on
a binge, which includes buzzing an airplane over the base hospital. [RF]

1.08 [--] Hennesey: HENNESEY MEETS MRS. HORATIO GRIEF
Prod. no. 1500-11
23Nov59 CBS
Guest cast:
Harriett MacGibbon ....... Mrs. Grief
Richard Bakalyan ......... Harry Benson
Nelson Welch ............. the butler
Synopsis 1:
Hennesey is assigned to help Mrs. Horatio Grief conduct the annual Navy Relief Fund drive on the base. Mrs. Grief is
a dowager with a hearty dislike for medical people.
Synopsis 2:
Chick Hennesey draws the unenviable assignment of having to work with Mrs. Horatio Grief, a fleet admiral's brittle
and caustic widow who heads the annual relief fund drive for the naval base. [TA]

1.09 [--] Hennesey: HENNESEY GOES HOME
Prod. no. 1500-5
30Nov59 CBS
Guest Cast:
J. Pat O'Malley .......... Dr. Hardy
Ricky Allen .............. Freddie
Synopsis:
Chick Hennesey gets his first three-day pass. At home he hears disturbing
talk about old Dr. Hardy, the man who influenced Chick to become a doctor.

1.10 [--] Hennesey: HENNESEY AND THE LADY DOCTOR
Prod. no. 1500-9
07Dec59 CBS Mon (Rerun 30Jan63)
Guest cast:
Phyllis Coates ........... Dr. Patricia Granger [RF]
Synopsis 1:
Psychologist Patricia Granger enlists Hennesey's aid on a research project. Martha uncovers a startling motive behind
the lady psychologist's work. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Lt. Hennesey is puzzled when a female psychologist wants to find out what makes navy men tick. [TA]

1.11 [--] Hennesey: THE BABY SITTER
Prod. no. 1500-06 (copyright date 14Dec59)
14Dec59 CBS (according to the Chicago Tribune) [TA]
Synopsis 1:
While treating one of Seaman Walker's children, Hennesey is asked to stay with the children until the
babysitter arrives. [TA]
(Syndicated re-run 01Jun64, WECT-6, Wilmington, Monday 9:30pm)
Synopsis 2 (Chicago Tribune):
Doc Hennesey puts in one of his roughest days in the navy when he answers a sick call at the home of a
seaman and finds he must treat an 18-month-old baby girl. [TA]

1.12 Hennesey: THE CHRISTMAS SHOW
Prod. no. 1500-14
21Dec59 CBS Mon (Rerun 19Dec1960)
Guest Cast:
Bartlett Robinson .. Commander Jenkins
Arlen Stuart ....... Nurse Kelly
Herb Ellis ......... Dr. Wagner
Joseph Corey ....... Tony
Ursula McGowan ..... Wave
Rudy Solari ........ Sailor
Howie Storm ........ Sailor
Synopsis:
Chick is unable to take a Christmas leave and decides to organize a choral group to entertain patients
at the base hospital. But Commander Jenkins refuses to sanction the plan.

1.13 [--] Hennesey: THE MATCHMAKER
Prod. no. 1500-17
28Dec59 CBS
Guest cast:
Sue Randall ............ Linda
Dallas Mitchell ........ Dan Johnson
Synopsis:
Shafer tries to arrange a romance between his attractive daughter and Hennesey.

1.14 [--] Hennesey: MORE OF HARVEY SPENCER BLAIR
Prod. no. 1500-19
4Jan60 CBS (Network rerun 20Jun60)
Guest Cast:
James Komak ............ Dr. Harvey Blair (recurring)
Synopsis 1:
Harvey Spencer Blair again raises Captain Shaferís blood pressure. Blair not only manages to interpret Navy regulations
in his own manner, but he manages to charm the admiralís wife in the process.
Synopsis 2:
Chick Hennesey has to soothe his commanding officer when his navy dentist friend hypnotizes an admiral's wife. [RF]

1.15 [--] Hennesey: SPACE MAN
Prod. no. 1500-18
11Jan60 CBS
Guest cast:
Bob Hastings .......... Bolt
Roscoe Karns .......... Shafer
Henry Kulky ........... Max
Barry McGuire ......... Brockaway
Synopsis:
Hennessey and another Navy doctor, Lt. William Bolt, are chosen to give tests to applicants for a space project.
Chick finds that Blot is bitter  because his Navy hitch has interrupted his career as a neurosurgeon.

1.16 [--] Hennesey: HENNESEY JOINS THE MARINES
Prod. no. 1500-10
18Jan60
Guest cast:
Ken Lynch ............. Col. Michael Crockett
Henry Kulky ........... Max
William Idelson ....... Mac
William Fawcett ....... Ezra Green
Frederick Ford ........ Marine Captain
Glen Holtzman ......... Marine Lieutenant
Synopsis 1:
Hennesey is told to report to a Marine unit and fill in for Dr. Johnson for three days. Chick prepares to leave,
believing that it will be a routine assignment.
Synopsis 2:
Chick is assigned to a Marine unit on combat maneuvers and finds he must aid not only a farmer's cow, but
also a tough Marine colonel with a bad leg. [TA]

1.17 [--] Hennesey:  HENNESEY MEETS FUJI _aka_ HENNESEY MEETS TOJO
Prod. no. 1500-13
25Jan60 CBS
Guest cast:
Jimmy Murphy ......... Peabody
Fuji ................. himself
Harry Landers ........ Tolliver
Synopsis 1:
Seaman Peabody's mother complains that a petty officer is picking on her boy. Captain Shaffer assigns Hennesey the task
of smoothing over the situation. Chick gets a Japanese wrestler named Fuji to teach Peabody judo.
Synopsis 2:
Chick Hennesey has to contend with his senior medical officer, the admiral, a congressman, and a seaman's
doting mother. [TA]

1.18 [--] Hennesey: HELLO, COBRA LEADER
Prod. no. 1500-22
1Feb60 CBS
Guest cast:
Alan Dexter ........... Lt. Henry Ross
Ken Patterson ......... Commander Williams
John Newton ........... Mr. Stevens
Synopsis:
Dr. Chick Hennesey receives orders to travel by helicopter to a desolated area and treat a young girl suffering
from appendicitis.  Hennesey finds that his pilot is nearsighted and the helicopter is ready for the junk pile.

1.19 [--] Hennesey: HENNESEY AND THE ANCIENT VEHICLE
Prod. no. 1500-21
8Feb60 CBS (Repeated 6Jun60)
Guest Cast:
Charles Meredith ....... Admiral
William Idelson ........ Marine
Jolene Brand ........... Wave
Synopsis 1:
Surprised when he wins an automobile in a contest, Chick discovers that Dr. Wagner had entered his name. Everyone
except Captain Shafer is delighted when the car turns out to be an early replica.
Synopsis 2:
Chick Hennesey is surprised when he wins a 1901 automobile in a contest he can't remember entering. [TA]

1.20 [--] Hennesey: DR. BLAIR AGAIN
Prod. no. 1500-20
15Feb60 CBS
Guest Cast:
James Komak ............ Harvey Blair (recurring)
Synopsis:
Harvey Spencer Blair manages to get himself in hot water again by assuring the admiral's
wife that  he can get various Hollywood stars to  appear at a find-raising drive.

1.21 [--] Hennesey: THE ANNAPOLIS MAN
Prod. no. 1500-15
22Feb60 CBS
Guest cast:
Roy Wright ............. Commander
Synopsis:
Smarting from a defeat at the hands of a Marine baseball team, Shafer  connives to get even by making
sure that the regular Navy scores  impressively in the regional exam for Annapolis.
He orders Hennesey to  find the brightest Navy enlisted man to take the test.

1.22 [--] Hennesey: HENNESEY MEETS MR. WILKINS
Prod. no. 1500-25
29Feb60 CBS
Guest cast:
Raymond Greenleaf ....... Mr. Wilkins
Lonie Blackman .......... Miss Lane
Rudy Solari ............. sailor
Synopsis:
It looks as though Shafer has forgotten his annual reunion with an old corpsman.
 Covering for Shafer,  Hennesey and Martha pass up the Admiral's  party to visit the old man.

[--] 7Mar60 - pre-empted for a
"Playhouse 90" special: "Tomorrow" starring  Richard Boone & Kim Stanley


1.23 [--] Hennesey: SENIOR NURSE
Prod. no. 1500-24
14Mar60 CBS
Guest cast:
Harriet MacGibbon ....... Clara Carpenter
Diane Strom ............ Joan
Jolene Brand ........... Gloria
Della Sharman .......... Barbara
Synopsis:
The senior nurse of the medical staff is pretty rough on her nurses. Hennesey and Shafer decide to find out what's bothering her.

1.24 [--] Hennesey: SCARLET WOMAN IN WHITE
Pord. no. 1500-23
21Mar60 CBS
Yvonne Craig ............ Harriet Barnes
Alice Backes ............ Ethel Peterson
Synopsis:
There's standing room only in ward C. Chick finds one reason: the gorgeous new nurse.

1.25 [--] Hennesey: ANGEL FACE
Prod. no. 1500-16
28Mar60 CBS
Guest cast:
Robert Gist ............. King
Synopsis 1:
Plastic surgeon Owen King has done wonders with a burned seaman.
Synopsis 2:
Chick admires the artistic operating technique of a plastic surgeon who builds a new face for a badly burned seaman. [TA]

1.26 [--] Hennesey: WHAT IS DR. BLAIR?
Prod. no. 1500-28
4Apr60 CBS
Guest cast:
King Calder ............. "Iron Mike" Crockett
James Komak ............ Dr. Harvey Blair (recurring)
Synopsis 1:
Dr. Blair is making Hennesey's life miserable again. He's set against a transfer to field duty with the Marines.
Synopsis 2:
Navy dentist Harvey Spencer Blair is ordered to field duty with the Marines. [TA]

1.27 [--] Hennesey: WE'RE GLAD IT'S YOU
Prod. no. 1500-29
11Apr60 CBS
Synopsis:
Shafer may be a great medic, but he's no hero. A TV producer, however, thinks he is - and decides to present his life story.

1.28 [--] Hennesey: CALLING DR. KING
Prod. no. 1500-27
18Apr60 CBS
Guest cast:
Herb Ellis ........... Dr. Dan Wagner (recurring)
Robert Gist .......... Dr. Owen King (recurring)
Alan Reed Jr. ........ Roy Thomas
Kasey Rogers ......... Elizabeth Ann Larkin
Synopsis:
Chick is "Calling Dr. King" for another miracle of plastic surgery. But  King has other plans - he's giving up medicine for art.

1.29 [--] Hennesey: WHICH ONE IS WAGNER?
Prod. no. 1500-26
25Apr60 CBS
Guest cast:
Herb Ellis ........... Dr. Dan Wagner (recurring)
Lonie Blackman ....... Gloria
Diane Strow .......... nurse
Synopsis:
Dr. Dan Wagner has been on Shafer's staff for two years, but Shafer is
positive he never  
met him - a fact that may get Chick, who is Wagner's supervisor, into hot water.

1.30 [--] Hennesey: BIG BROTHER
Prod. no. 1500-30
2May60 CBS
Guest cast:
Bert Metcalfe ......... Lt. Joe Alberts
Walter Reed ........... Cmdr. Frank Alberts
Forrest Compton ....... Lieutenant Hillman
Synopsis:
Chick tries to patch up a conflict between two Navy doctors. But the
rivalry isn't professional, it's personal: the medics are brothers.

1.31 [--] Hennesey: BONJOUR, MR. HENNESEY
Prod. no. 1500-31
9May60 CBS
Guest:
Forrest Compton ........ Dr. McIntosh
Toni Gerry ............. Miss Hamilton
Synopsis:
Chick and a doctor from the Marines are rivals for the honor of representing the state department at a
medical symposium in Paris. Chick's French is pathetic. The Marine speaks like a native.

1.32 [--] Hennesey: GOODBYE, DR. BLAIR
Prod. no. 1500-32
16May60 CBS Mon
Guest Cast:
James Komak ............ Dr. Harvey Blair (recurring) 
Synopsis:
Dr. Blair is back on the base and, as usual, the madcap dentist is a thorn in Shafer's side.
This time Blair is armed - with a jet-propelled  dental drill of his own invention.

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CBS Network Summer Re-Runs (23May60 - 18Jul60)
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23May60 - rerun of "Shore Patrol" (first aired 26Oct59)
30May60 - rerun of "Hennesey Meets Honeyboy Jones"
06Jun60 - rerun of "Hennesey and the Ancient Vehicle"
13Jun60 - rerun of "Space Man"
20Jun60 - rerun of "More of Harvey Spencer Blair"
27Jun60 - rerun of "Hennesey And Peyton Place"
04Jul60 - Re-run of "Which One Is Wagner?" (first aired 25Apr60)
11Jul60 - pre-empted for the Democratic National Convention
18Jul60 - rerun of "Senior Nurse"
25Jul60 - pre-empted for the Republican National Convention
 

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Summer Replacement Series: "New Comedy Showcase" (from 01Aug60)
(collection of pilots not picked up by the network)
CBS Mondays 10:00pm
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