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The Tycoon (1964-65)
Episode Guide  compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, Tom Alger, Rina Fox, Robert Leszczak
references:
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Danny Thomas Production
for
ABC (Tuesdays 9:00pm EST)
Executive Producer Danny Thomas
Produced by Charles Isaacs
US Comedy series 1964-65   32 episodes x 30 min color
starring

Walter Brennan as Walter Andrews
Van Williams as Pat Burns (Walter's Personal Assistant)
Jerome Cowan as Herbert Wilson (President of "Thunder Corporation")
Janet Lake as Betty Franklin (Walter's Secretary)
Pat McNulty as Martha Keane (Walter's Granddaughter)
George Linsdey as Tom Keane (Martha's husband/ Naval Officer)
Monty Margetts as Una Fields (Walter's housekeeper)

Premise:
An old corporation chairman can dominate his business but not his family.


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ABC Tuesdays 9:00 pm Eastern

 1.01 [--] The Tycoon: HORATIO ALGER AGAIN
15Sep64 ABC Tue
Guest cast:
Dave Willock ......... Dave Collins
Jess Kirkpatrick ..... Frisby
Ollie O'Toole ........ Charlie Price
Synopsis:
Walter makes a bet that he can move into a strange town, and startling
from scratch, be a success in three months. [RF]

 1.2 [--] The Tycoon: SHOTGUN MERGER
[verified -RL]
22Sep64 ABC Tue
Written by Charles Isaacs
Directed by Sheldon Leonard
Starring: Walter Brennan
Guest cast:
Jerome Cowan as Herbert Wilson (President of "Thunder Corporation")
Janet Lake as Betty Franklin (Walter's Secretary)
Pat McNulty as Martha Keane (Walter's Granddaughter)
Music by Les Baxter
Synopsis:
Thunder Corporation has designs on building a new assembly plant in Fontana, California.
However, their plans are thwarted when the owner, a grape farmer, bearing a shotgun, refuses to
move and simply will not sell his land. After much effort, a compromise is reached and the
new assembly plant plans are changed to that of a hothouse for the grapes. [RL]

 [03]   The Tycoon: Walter Gets Fired         9-29-64

1.04 [--] The Tycoon: THE GREAT RACE
06Oct64 ABC Tue (rerun 04May65)
Starring: Walter Brennan; With: Van Williams, Jerome Cowan
guest cast:
Burton Metcalfe ...... Ed Matthews
J. Pat O'Malley ...... Harry Horn
Byron Foulger ........ Swenson
John Bernard ......... Bill
George Simmons ....... Mechanic
Synopsis:
"The Great Race" is between a vintage auto designed many years ago by
Walter and a car that was built at the same time by Walter's long-time
rival, Harry Horn. [RF]
E-mail:
One episode, "The Great Race" perhaps, centered around drag racing.
It co-starred Tommy Ivo and featured one of his front engine dragsters.
BUT the car he raced at the Pomona Fairgrounds was against my Dad's car, the
Briggs & Cagle AA/FD. It sure would be fun to get any video, photos or info
about that episode. Like I said I'm not sure it was that episode.
The title suggests it was.
Sincerely, Robert Briggs, Norwalk, CA <rbriggs6@earthlink.net> Jan 2003


 1.05 [--] The Tycoon: THE PATIENT
13Oct164 ABC Tue
Starring: Walter Brennan; With: Van Williams, Jerome Cowan
Guest Cast:
Ron Hussmann .......... Dr. Harrison
Doris Singleton ....... Nurse Sally White
Synopsis:
Walter's in the hospital for a check up and his eccentric ways and
refusal to take orders is driving the staff to distraction. [JK]

 [06]   The Tycoon: Top Ten        10-20-64
 [07]   The Tycoon: Inside Job     10-27-64

 [--]   Pre-empted: Election Night Results    11-3-64

1.8 [--] The Tycoon: MR. FIXIT
[verified -RL]
10Nov64 ABC Tue
Produced by Charles Isaacs
Written by Paul David and John L. Greene
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
Starring: Walter Brennan
With: Van Williams, Jerome Cowan
Guest cast:
Paul Bryar as Bob York
Caroline Kidd as Carol
David Bailey as Newton Foster
Sheila Rogers as Mrs. Foster
Patrick Aherne as Mr. Cornish
Diana Hayes as Marie
Monty Margets as Una Fields (Walter's housekeeper)(recurring)
Douglas Kennedy as Mr. Foster
Percy Helton as Mr. Himmelman
Synopsis:
Walter gains a reputation as the "Mr Fixit" of the neighborhood after
he repairs a little boy's bike. [JK]

1.09 [--] The Tycoon: EAST MEETS WEST
17Nov64 ABC Tue
Guest cast:
Aki Aleong ........... Kumagae
Grace Albertson ...... Louise Wilson
Tiko Ling ............ Arlene Kumagae
Yuki Tani ............ Lotus
Robert Riordan ....... Dunbar
John Rodney .......... Turner
Synopsis:
Thunder Corporation is encountering some stiff competition: A Japanese
firm is turning out duplicate products at much lower prices. [RF]

1.10 [--] The Tycoon: BOY GENIUS
24Nov64 ABC Tue 9:00pm
Synopsis:
Walter receives a product complaint from the President of the
General Research and Development Company - and the executive turns
out to be a precocious little boy. [TA]

 [11]   The Tycoon: Toys in the Pentagon    12-1-64

1.12 [--] The Tycoon: TALENT SCOUT
08Dec64 ABC Tue
Guest cast:
Andy Clyde ........... Skippy Draper
Synopsis:
Thunder Corporation is considering putting on a talent show to promote
a new product, but Walter's against the proposal - until he hits on the
idea of having his old friend, vaudevillian Skippy Draper, headline
the bill. [RF]

 [13]   The Tycoon: Harvey Brinkerhoff, Who Needs You?      12-15-64
 [14]   The Tycoon: Baby Tycoon     12-22-64
 
1.15 [--] The Tycoon: NO PLACE LIKE HOME
29Dec64 ABC Tue
Guest cast:
Teddy Eccles ......... Peter Pfeiffer
Suzanne Cupito (aka Morgan Brittany) ....... Nellie Adams
Sandra Wirth ......... Mrs. Hamilton
Ray Kellogg .......... Jim Kinney
Frank Sully .......... Policeman
Synopsis:
A reluctant Walter finally bows to everyone's wishes and takes a vacation
- which he decides to spend right at home. [RF]

1.16 [--] The Tycoon: THE HONORABLE DR. ADAMS
05Jan65 ABC Tue
Guest cast:
Hank Jones ........ George
Synopsis:
Walter receives some competition in the form of Dr. Adams.[RF]

 [17]   The Tycoon: Thunder Bowl    1-12-65
 [18]   The Tycoon: Muscles Don't Retire    1-19-65
 [19]   The Tycoon: Romance, Incorporated   1-26-65
 [20]   The Tycoon: South of the Border 2-2-65
 [21]   The Tycoon: Tom's Trouble in Transistorland 2-9-65
 [22]   Pat's Retirement    2-16-65
 [23]   The Tycoon: A Dog's Life        2-23-65
 [24]   The Tycoon: Johnny On The Spot      3-2-65         
 [25]   The Tycoon: Cloak and Dagger    3-9-65
 [26]   The Tycoon: Walter On A Pedestal    3-16-65
 [27]   The Tycoon: Dangster Andrews    3-23-65
 [28]   The Tycoon: It's All Relative   3-30-65
 [29]   The Tycoon: Kitchen Caper   4-6-65
 [30]   The Tycoon: Mr. Wilson in Retirement Land   4-13-65
 [31]   The Tycoon: A Slight Case of Merger         4-20-65

 1.32 [--] The Tycoon: HONEST MAN [verified -RL]
sponsored by The American Tobacco Company - Pall Mall and Lucky Strike Filters
27Apr65 ABC Tue
Produced by Charles Isaacs
Written by Paul David and John L. Greene
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
Guest cast
Eva Monty as the girl
Jerome Cowan as Mr. Wilson
John Stephenson as Mr. Sullivan
Stanley Farrar as Mr. Allardice, aka Mr. Petrusky
Howard Wendell as Hoffman
John Lawrence as the counter
Synopsis:
Walter claims to be an honest man, having never told a lie. Mr. Wilson doesn't believe him, and
hooks him up to the company's new toy, a lie detector. Of course, Walter fails the test, and he then
tries to atone for his biggest lie - one made in his youth to win a girl's affection. After a lengthy search,
he finds the guy he thinks was hurt by the lie. The man has changed his name, and is actually grateful
for the lie because it totally changed his life for the better. [RL]

Interesting to note that Walter finds comfort sitting in the first car he ever built, on display at the plant.
It is his place to think and work out his problems. [RL]

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Summer Reruns: ABC Tuesdays (04May65-07Sep65)
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[--] 04May65 rerun of #1.4 "The Great Race" (first aired 06Oct64)

[--] 11May65 rerun of The Tycoon: Unknown title
(original airdate not known)
Starring: Walter Brennan
with: Monty Margetts (as Una Fields)
guest cast:
Pat Buttram ....... Brian
Holly Irving ...... Peggy
Synopsis:
Walter's faithful housekeeper Una is leaving him to get married. [RF]


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