CTVA US Comedy - "Valentine's Day" (TCF/ABC/Hal Kanter)(1964-65) starring Tony Franciosa

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Valentine's Day (1964-65) -
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 Matt Helm (1975-76)  -  Finder Of Lost Loves (1984-85)
Valentine's Day (1964-65)
Episode Guide compiled by  The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, New York Bruce Howard (writer), Rina Fox, Robert Leszczak
references:
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Savannah Productions, Inc./ Yorktan Productions, Inc.,
in association with
Twentieth Century Fox Television, Inc.

for
ABC (Fridays 9:00pm EST)
Created by Executive Producer Hal Kanter

US Comedy series 1964-65    34 episodes x 30 min bw
18Sep64-10Sep65
starring
Tony Franciosa as  Valentine Farrow
Jack Soo as Rockwell "Rocky" Sin
Janet Waldo as Libby Freeman
Mimi Dillard as Molly
Jerry Hausner as O.D. Dunstall
Eddie Quillan as Grover Cleveland Fipple

Premise:
This half-hour comedy series centers around Valentine Farrow played by
Tony Franciosa, a bachelor-about-Manhatten whose job as nonfiction
editor of a Park Avenue book publishing firm involves him with an
endless parade of beautiful women. Janet Waldo is his secretary Libby.
Eddie Quillan is Fipple, the neighborhood handy man.

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ABC Fridays 9:00 pm Eastern

1.01 [--] Valentine's Day: THE LIFE YOU SAVE IS YOURS (copyright title/broadcast title)
a.k.a  "The Life you save may be your own"
TCF-Savannah-Yorktan prod. no. 7502
18Sep64 ABC Fri
Written by Hal Kanter
Directed by George Marshall
Guest Cast:
Jack Soo ......... Rockwell "Rocky" Sin (recurring)
Pat Priest ....... Lola
Rickie Layne ..... Buster
Synopsis:
A black-veiled "lady" in the waiting room turns out to be Valentine's
old Army buddy, Rockwell Sin. [RF]

 [--] 25Sep64 "Triple Trouble" (postponed to 09Oct64)

[03] Valentine's Day: HOW TO LIVE WITHOUT DYING
Prod. no. 7505 / 02Oct64 ABC
Written by David P. Harmon
Directed by George Marshall

[--] Valentine's Day: TRIPLE TROUBLE
TCF-Savannah-Yorktan prod. no. 7503
09Oct64 ABC Fri (postponed from 25Sep64)
Written by Ben Gershman & Bill Freedman
Directed by Alan Rafkin
Guest Cast:
Nita Talbot ......... Sonja Ekstrom/Helga Ekstrom/Inga Ekstrom
William O'Connell ... Jerry
Synopsis:
Val pulls a publishing coup by acquiring the memoirs of the three glamorous,
much-married Ekstrom sisters, but there are problems: The ghost writer
quits and the beauties "vant to go back to Sveeden". [RF]

[--] Valentine's Day: FRAUDULENT FEMALE (pilot)
Prod. no. 6010 / 09Oct64 ABC ?
Written by Hal Kanter & Jack Sher
Directed by George Marshall
  
[05] Valentine's Day: CALL ME NO CABS
Prod. no. 7506 / 16Oct64 ABC
Written by Hal Kanter
Directed by George Marshall

[06] Valentine's Day: IF AFRICA SPEAKS, DON'T ANSWER
Prod. no. 7508 / 23Oct64 ABC
Written by Bill Davenport & Charles Tannen
Directed by Seymour Robbie

[07] Valentine's Day: THE BARITONE CANARY
Prod. no. 7507 / 30Oct64 ABC
directed by Jerry Hopper
Written by Michael Fessier
Guest Cast:
Helen Traubel

[08] Valentine's Day: THE OLD SCHOOL TIE
Prod. no. 7504 / 6Nov64 ABC
directed by Barry Shear
Written by Hal Kanter
Guest Cast|:
Barbara Bain

1.9 [--] Valentine's Day: YEN KU HOROWITZ
TCF-Savannah-Yorktan prod. no. 7512
13Nov64 ABC Fri
directed by Jerry Hopper
Written by Hal Kanter.
Guest Cast:
Aki Hara ......... Yen Ku Horowitz
Jack Soo ......... Rockwell "Rocky" Sin (recurring)
Synopsis:
Yen Ku works at the "Taiwan Tea and Sympathy Tavern" as a stand-up comic.
She wants to marry Rocky (Jack Soo) very much, but he really doesn't
want to be tied down. When Yen Ku finds out that Valentine Farrell
knows Mamie Van Doren(who appears as herself), she begs for an audition
and gets a small part in Van Doren's new movie. While on the set, Yen Ku
(played by Aki Hara,) falls in love with her co-star and elopes, leading
Rocky to celebrate his continued celibacy. [RL]

1.10 [--] Valentine's Day: THE HOTTEST GAME IN TOWN
TCF-Savannah-Yorktan prod. no. 7509
20Nov64 ABC Fri
Written by Ken Kolb
Directed by Bruce Humberstone
Guest Cast:
George Gobel ........ Dr. Delmore Link
Joan Huntington ..... Susan Cole
Fritz Feld .......... Paola Monasto
Synopsis:
Val suspects that Rocky is behind the mysterious disappearance
of Dr. Delmore Link. The missing Link is a math professor who's
in town to promote his book, "Stamp Out Poverty Playing Poker". [RF]

1.11 [--] Valentine's Day: BRIDE AND GLOOM
TCF-Savannah-Yorktan prod. no. 7511
27Nov64 ABC Fri
Written by Bruce Howard & Bud Nye.
Directed by Howard Morris.
Synopsis:
Valentine Farrell and a girlfriend see a play about a guy who simply will
not get married, and the comparisons to his OWN life are so amazing he
decides to do something about it. He begins proposing to every girl he
dates, until one, Elizabeth, finally accepts. He and Rocky then try to
get OUT of the predicament. [RL]

[12] Valentine's Day: CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN NEW YORK
Prod. no. 7513 / 4Dec64 ABC
directed by Alan Rafkin.
written by ??
Director of photography: Harold Stine
music Lionel Newman.

1.13 [--] Valentine's Day: TEAHOUSE OF THE BANKRUPT MOON
TCF-Savannah-Yorktan prod. no.7516
11Dec64 ABC Fri
Written by Al Lewis
Directed by Chris Nyby
Guest cast:
Doria Brown ......... Audrey Westphall
H.T. Tsiang ......... Grandpa Chang
Synopsis:
Rocky asks Val to provide the financial backing for a pizza pagoda. [RF]

[14] Valentine's Day: SEE THE SEASICK SAILOR
Prod. no. 7515 / 18Dec64 ABC
directed by Jerry Hopper
Written by Allan Scott

[15] Valentine's Day: ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT
Prod. no. 7514 / 25Dec64 ABC
directed by Barry Shear
Written by Irene Winston.

1.16 [--] Valentine's Day: FOLLOW THE BROKEN PRETZEL
TCF-Savannah-Yorktan prod. no. 7510
01Jan65 ABC Fri
Written by Robert C. Dennis & Earl Barret
Directed by Alan Rafkin
Guest Cast:
Marlo Thomas ........ Stacy
Charles Horvath ..... Boris
Leo Fuchs ........... Gortchakoff
Than Wyenn .......... Papa Sheputchin
Synopsis:
A gorgeous party-crasher offers Val the top-secret Gortchakoff Papers, and
he finds that the explosive documents land him up to his neck in spies. [RF]
 
1.17 [--] Valentine's Day: THE DOUBLE SHAMAGUCHI
TCF-Savannah-Yorktan prod. no. 7517
8Jan65 ABC Fri
Written by Hal Kanter.
Directed by Barry Shear.
Guest Cast:
Danica D'Hondt ...... Donna
Miko Mayama ......... Pat
Lukas Shimatsu ...... Tommy
Mel Berger .......... Shigi
William "tiny" Baskin .... Fugi
Synopsis:
Valentine dresses up as a Judo expert to get Rocky out of a real jam.
Rocky's girlfriend, Pat wants to get married. Rocky then makes up a story
that he's already married with a kid named Tommy, whom he borrows from a
friend. When Pat finds out that the story is bogus, she sends her very
large brothers over to Valentine's pad to rough up Rocky. Valentine, as
the Judo expert, saves the day with a move called "the Double Shamaguchi." [RL]

[18] Valentine's Day: THE SWEET SMELL OF WAMPUM
Prod. no. 7518 / 15Jan65 ABC
directed by Chris Nyby

[19] Valentine's Day: WHICH WITCH?
Prod. no. 7519 / 22Jan65 ABC
directed by Leslie Goodwins
Written by Hal Kanter

1.20 [--] Valentine's Day: TWO WEEKS WITH PAY
TCF-Savannah-Yorktan prod. no. 7520
29Jan65 ABC Fri
Written by David P. Harmon
Directed by Barry Shear
Synopsis:
Valentine's boss wants him to postpone his 2 week vacation when an emergency
crops up at work, but Val says NO. His vacation, however, is cut very short
when he is recalled for two weeks of active military duty and employs the
services of a congressman friend to get him out of it. [RL]

[21] Valentine's Day: ALL RIGHT, LOUIE, DROP THAT BLUE PENCIL
Prod. no. 7523 / 5Feb65 ABC
directed by Leslie Goodwins
Written by Arnold Horwitt

1.22 [--] Valentine's Day: FOR ME AND MY SAL [verified -RL]
TCF-Savannah-Yorktan prod. no. 7524 / 12Feb65 ABC
Written by Bruce Howard and Bud Nye
Directed by Barry Shear
Guest cast
Jim Brown ............. Jim Brown
Edward Everett Horton .... Professor Leeland Ramsey
Lurene Tuttle ......... Sally "Sal" Chambers
Janet Waldo ........... Libby
Jerry Hausner ......... O.D. Dunstall
Jo Anne Ludden ........ Randy Miller
Madge Kennedy ......... the Lady in The Bar
Cleveland Browns great Jim Brown guest stars as himself, an old college classmate of Valentine's. The purpose of Jim's
visit is to try to get Valentine (and his boss, publisher O.D. Dunstall) to publish a manuscript by their old college
professor, Leeland Ramsey who's been very "down in the dumps" of late. Seems the manuscript is really good, and as they
find out, it's autobiographical. There's one hitch, however. The story has no ending unless Valentine can find Leeland's
long-lost sweetheart Sally "Sal" Chambers. [RL]

[23] Valentine's Day: SIN HAS TWO FACES
Prod. no. 7522 / 19Feb65 ABC
directed by Chris Nyby
Written by Courtney Haslam.

[24] Valentine's Day: MAD, MAD MOMMA
Prod. no. 7525 / 26Feb65 ABC
directed by William Graham
Written by Ken Kolb
Guest Cast:
Helen Traubel

[25] Valentine's Day: THE TITLE FIGHT
Prod. no. 7526 / 5Mar65 ABC
directed by William Graham
Written by Robert C. Dennis & Earl Barret.

[26] Valentine's Day: VIVA VALENTINE
Prod. no. 7527 / 12Mar65 ABC
directed by George Marshall
Written by Max Hodge

[27] Valentine's Day: THE MAN WHO SHOT THE WORLD
Prod. no. 7521 / 19Mar65 ABC
directed by Barry Shear
Written by Hal Kanter

[28] Valentine's Day: MAMA LOATHES PAPA
Prod. no. 7528 / 26Mar65 ABC
directed by Howard Morris
Written by Howard Morris

[29] Valentine's Day: INSTANT FATHER
Prod. no. 7529 / 2Apr65 ABC
directed by Barry Shear
Written by Bruce Howard & Bud Nye.

[30] Valentine's Day: TELL ME IN ENGLISH
Prod. no. 7531 /
originally scheduled for 9Apr65 ABC, airdate not known
directed by Leslie Goodwins
Written by Jack Raymond

[--] 9Apr65 ABC  Pre-empted: "Johnny Keane, The Yankee From Texas"

[31] Valentine's Day: FARROW'S FLING
Prod. no. 7530 / 16Apr65 ABC
directed by Barry Shear
Written by Jim McGinn.

[32] Valentine's Day: A MUFFIN IS NOT A TART
Prod. no. 7532 / 23Apr65 ABC
directed by Leslie Goodwins
Written by Michael R. Stein & Jack Gross, Jr.

[33] Valentine's Day: I'LL CRY AT MY WEDDING
Prod. no. 7533 / 30Apr65 ABC
Directed by Bernard Wiesen
written by Hal Kanter.
Guest Cast:
Reta Shaw

[34] Valentine's Day: CLIMB UPON MY KNEE, SONNY BOY
Prod. no. 7534 / 7May65 ABC
directed by Hal Kanter
Written by Hal Kanter.

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"While trying to locate my old writing partner, Bud Nye, and still trying, I
typed in his name on Google. Suddenly, there is his name with mine related to
the episodes we wrote for "Valentine's Day" and Hal Kanter. The episodes
we wrote were:
#11 "Bride and Gloom", #22 "For Me and My Sal", #29 "Instant Father"
I wish the show had better ratings because Bud and I enjoyed writing for
the show. I went on, after Bud went back East, to write 200 or so other
episodes of many shows. If you have any idea how I can reach Bud I would
be most grateful. I still have the original shooting scripts of the
three shows I mentioned. Hope to hear from you."
Bruce Howard <boohh@earthlink.net> (August 2003)

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