CTVA US Crime - "Honey West" (Four Star/ABC) (1965-66) starring Anne Francis

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Honey West  (1965-66)
 
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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HONEY WEST
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Four Star Television production
for
ABC (Fridays 9:00 PM ET)
Executive Producer, Aaron Spelling
Produced by: Richard Newton
Developed for television by Gwen Bagni and Paul Dubov.
Based on the "Honey West" novels by Skip and Gloria Fickling.

US Crime series 1965-66 30 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
Anne Francis as Honey West
John Ericson as Sam Bolt
with
Irene Hervey as Aunt Meg

Premise:
Anne Francis won an Emmy nomination for her role as secret agent Honey West
- proficient in the martial arts and accompanied by her always admiring,
if less resourceful, adventurer Sam Bolt (John Ericson)

Music: Joseph Mullendore
Titles Designed by Format Productions, Inc.

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Anne Francis first played Honey West in an episode of  "Burke's Law"

[--] Burke's Law: Who Killed the Jackpot?
(Pilot for "Honey West")
21-Apr-65
Anne Francis, John Ericson, Jan Sterling, Steve
Forrest, Louis Hayward, Nancy Gates

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ABC (Fridays 9:00 PM ET)

 1.1 [--] Honey West: THE SWINGIN' MRS. JONES [verified on film]
Prod. no. 6410
17-Sep-1965 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 26Aug66)
Written by Gwen Bagni and Paul Dubov
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Director of Photography: Chas E. Burke, A.S.C.
Starring:
Anne Francis (as Honey West); John Ericson (as Sam Bolt)
With: Irene Hervey (as Aunt Meg)
Guest Star:
Ray Danton ........... Sonny
*
Rest of Cast:(end credits-small font)
Winnie Coffin ........ Masseuse
Marvin Brody ......... Joe Steele
Louise Arthur ........ Mrs. Mainwaring
Than Wyenn ........... Driver (Waiter)
Dan Gazzaniga ........ Second Man
David Armstrong ..... Man
J.P. Burns ........... Clerk
Joel Lawrence ........ First Man
Synopsis:
Honey goes undercover as a society matron to quash a blackmail ring
that preys upon wealthy women.

1.2 [--] Honey West: THE OWL AND THE EYE [verified on film]
Prod. no. 6404
24-Sep-1965 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 02Sep66)
Written by William Bast
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Director of Photography: Carl Guthrie
Starring:
Anne Francis (as Honey West); John Ericson (as Sam Bolt)
With: Irene Hervey (as Aunt Meg)
Guest Star:
Lloyd Bochner .......... Gus Patterson
*
Rest of Cast:(end credits-small font)
Richard Loo ............ Tog
William Bramley ........ Mortimer
John McLiam ............ Gordon
Guy Lee ................ Houseboy
Synopsis:
In order to test a museum's security system, an insurance company hires Honey to
steal a jade carving that they have insured.

1.3 [--] Honey West: THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN [verified on film]
Prod. no. 6402
01-Oct-1965 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 09Sep66)
Written by Gwen Bagni and Paul Dubov
Directed by Paul Wendkos
Director of Photography: Richard H. Kline
Starring:
Anne Francis (as Honey West); John Ericson (as Sam Bolt)
With: Irene Hervey (as Aunt Meg)
Guest Star:
Henry Jones ............ Reedy Comfort
*
Rest of Cast:(end credits-small font)
Barry Kelley ........... Lt. Stone
George Keymas .......... Killer
Leon Askin ............. The Count
Henry Hunter ........... Lucas
Phil Arnold ........... Buyer
Synopsis 1:
After agreeing to deliver a novelty salesman's sample case,
Honey becomes marked for death.
Synopsis 2:
A novelty salesman named Lucas hires Honey to deliver his sample case
for him: Someone wants it badly enough to commit murder. [RF]

1.4 [--] Honey West: A MATTER OF WIFE AND DEATH [verified on film]
Prod. no. 6420
08-Oct-1965 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 06May66)
Written by Tony Barrett
Directed by John Florea
Director of Photography: Chas E. Burke, A.S.C.
Starring:
Anne Francis (as Honey West); John Ericson (as Sam Bolt)
With: Irene Hervey (as Aunt Meg)
Co-Stars: (NO Guest Stars in this episode)
Dianne Foster .......... Maggy
James Best .............
*
Rest of Cast:(end credits-small font)
Henry Beckman ......... Cody
Michael Fox ............ Lieutenant Kovacs
Henry Brandon .......... Alexander Sebastian
Someone tries to sink a ship carrying Honey and a woman who hired
her after receiving anonymous death threats.

1.5 [--] Honey West: LIVE A LITTLE ... KILL A LITTLE [verified on film]
Prod. no. 6406
15-Oct-1965 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 24Jun66)
Written by Tony Barrett
Directed by Murray Golden
Director of Photography: Richard H. Kline
Starring:
Anne Francis (as Honey West); John Ericson (as Sam Bolt)
With: Irene Hervey (as Aunt Meg)
Co-Starring: (NO Guest Stars in this peisode)
Warren Stevens .......... Arthur Strickland
Harry Millard ........... Charles French
Mary Murphy ............. Vicky
*
Rest of Cast: (end credits-small font)
Herb Edelman ............ Moody
Maurine Dawson .......... Karen French
Synopsis:
Honey and an assassin race to find the former girl friend of an underworld leader.

1.6 [--] Honey West: WHATEVER LOA WANTS... [verified on film]
Prod. no. 6416
22 Oct 65 ABC Fri (Network rerun 29Apr66)
Written by William Bast
Directed by John Peyser
Director of Photography: Carl Guthrie
Starring:
Anne Francis (as Honey West); John Ericson (as Sam Bolt)
(Irene Hervey- Not in this episode)
Guest Star:
Audrey Christie .......... Lola Getz
*
Rest of Cast:(end credits-small font)
Johnny Haymer ............ Rodriguez
Horst Ebersberg .......... Gunter
Richard Angarola ......... Ramon Vargas
Don Gazzaniga ............ Butler
Jerry Brutsche ........... Carlos
And:
Richard Angarola ......... Ramon Vargas
Synopsis 1:
Honey is hired to escort a man to a charity ball; unaware that
he is a murderer.
Synopsis 2:
Honey's been hired to attend a charity ball with Ramon Vargas, and
Ramon is dressed to kill—in fact, he has just committed murder.

1.7 [--] Honey West: THE PRINCESS AND THE PAUPERS [verified on film]
Prod. no. 6422
29-Oct-1965 ABC Fri
Written by Leonard Stadd
Directed by Virgil W. Vogel
Director of Photography: Carl Guthrie
Starring:
Anne Francis (as Honey West); John Ericson (as Sam Bolt)
With: Irene Hervey (as Aunt Meg)
Guest Star:
Michael J. Pollard
*
Rest of Cast:(end credits-small font)
Philip Ober ............... J.J. Vanderhyden
Nino Candido .............. Marv
Stanley Adams ............. Tobias Quinn

Don Gazzaniga ............. 1st man
Joe Perry ................. 2nd man
Bern Hoffman .............. Steamfitter
Richard Crane ............. Master of ceremonies
And:
Bobby Sherman ............. Nicky Van
Synopsis:
Honey is called in when the kidnapping of a rock and roll star, first thought
to be a publicity stunt, turns into a murder mystery.

1.8 [--] Honey West: IN THE BAG [verified on film]
Prod. no. 6408
05-Nov-1965 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 01Jul66)
written by Gwen Bagni and Paul Dubov
Directed by Seymour Robbie
Director of Photography: Richard H. Kline
Starring:
Anne Francis (as Honey West); John Ericson (as Sam Bolt)
With: Irene Hervey (as Aunt Meg)
Guest Star:
Everett Sloane ............ Mr. Bartholomew/ Mr. Peevy
*
Rest of Cast:(end credits-small font)
Maureen McCormick ......... Margaret Mary Driscoll
Robert Carricart .......... Arkudian
Len Lesser ................ Mr. Crimm
Gene Darfler .............. The Goon
Don Gazzinga ............. T-Man (possible typo on film credits- should be Don Gazzaniga?)
James Donohue ............. Father
Synopsis:
A precocious young girl whom Honey was escorting between her divorced
parents gets lost at the airport.

1.9 [--] Honey West: THE FLAME AND THE PUSSYCAT
12 Nov 65 ABC Fri
Written by George Clayton Johnson
Directed by James Goldstone
Guest Cast:
Liam Sullivan ............. Mr. Canby
Sean McClory .............. Mr. Booth
Harry Basch ............... Mr. Flowers
R.J. Nelson ............... Policeman
Ken Lynch ................. Lt. Barney
Honey and Sam must catch a warehouse arsonist in order to secure
a contract with an insurance company.

1.10 [--] Honey West: A NEAT LITTLE PACKAGE [verified on film]
Prod. no. 6418
19 Nov 65 ABC Fri
Written by Gwen Bagni and Paul Dubov
Directed by Murray Golden
Director of Photography: Carl Guthrie
Starring:
Anne Francis (as Honey West); John Ericson (as Sam Bolt)
With: Irene Hervey (as Aunt Meg)
Co-Starring: (no guest stars in this episode)
J. Pat O'Malley ........... Francis Grady
Roy Jenson
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Rest of Cast:(end credits-small font)
Val Avery ................. Roger
Clarence Lung ............. Maitre D'
Sydney Smith .............. Addison
Harold Fong ............... Custodian
Barbara Morrison .......... Woman
Norman Palmer ............. Customer
Gil Stuart ................ Desk man
Charles Wagenheim ......... Desk clerk
And:
Arthur Batanides .......... Chico
Synopsis:
A newsdealer survives a car wreck with amnesia and a mysterious $175,000.

1.11 [--] Honey West: A STITCH IN CRIME [verified on film]
Prod. no. 6424
26-Nov-1965 ABC Fri(rebroadcast 17Jun66)
Written by Gwen Bagni and Paul Dubov
Directed by John Peyser
Director of Photography: Carl Guthrie
Starring:
Anne Francis (as Honey West); John Ericson (as Sam Bolt)
With: Irene Hervey (as Aunt Meg)
Co-Starring: (no guest stars in this episode)
Charlene Holt
Laurie Main
*
Rest of Cast:(end credits-small font)
James B. Sikking .......... Valentine
Herbie Faye ............... Mr. Kessler
David Pritchard ........... Frankie
Nino Candido .............. Buddy
Marjorie Bennett .......... Ma
Synopsis:
Honey is hired to recover a stolen dress collection valued at $100,000.

1.12 [--] Honey West: A MILLION BUCKS IN ANYBODY'S LANGUAGE [verified on film]
Prod. no. 6426
03-Dec-1965 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 13May66)
Written by Tony Barrett
Directed by John Florea
Director of Photography: Keith Smith
Starring:
Anne Francis (as Honey West); John Ericson (as Sam Bolt)
With: Irene Hervey (as Aunt Meg)
Co-Starring: (no guest stars in this episode)
Steve Ihnat
*
Rest of Cast:(end credits-small font)
Harry Bellaver ........... Charlie Neely
Ken Lynch ................ Lieutenant Keller
Sarah Selby .............. Dora Neeley
Frank Scannell ........... Driver
Percy Helton ............. Wiley
Judy Kane ................ Dottie
Synopsis:
Honey investigates the death of a P.I. whose car exploded shortly after he called
Honey for help, and she uncovers a plan to print fake British pounds.

1.13 [--] Honey West: THE GRAY LADY (series pilot) [verified on film]
Prod. no. 5953 (different opening sequence and music)
10 Dec 65 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 27May66)
Written by William Link and Richard Levinson
Directed by Walter Grauman
Director of Photography: George E. Diskant
Starring:
Anne Francis (as Honey West); John Ericson (as Sam Bolt)
(Irene Hervey- Not in this episode)
Guest Stars:
Cesare Danova ........... Abbott (Jewel thief)
Kevin McCarthy .......... Jerry Ivar
With
Nancy Kovack ............ Nicole Purdue
Bert Parks .............. himself
Pat Collins ............. Babs Ivar
*
Rest of Cast:(end credits-small font)
Fred Vincent ............ Lt. Keith
Jon Sargent ............. Parking Attendant
Aleane Hamilton ......... Nurse
Jason Wingreen .......... Bellhop
Dana White .............. Photographer
Synopsis 1:
Honey goes after a master thief who stole an actress's jewel
collection while she was being interviewed on TV.
Synopsis 2:
While actress Nicole Bridou is being interviewed on TV, jewel thief
John Abbott watches from her hotel room—where he's pulling a heist.

1.14 [--] Honey West: INVITATION TO LIMBO [UCLA]
17Dec65 ABC Fri
Four Star Television prod. no. 6412. ;
executive producer, Aaron Spelling/ producer, Richard Newton ;
Directed by Tom Gries
written by William Link, Richard Levinson.
Director of Photography, Charles E. Burke
Film Editor Lyle Boyer;
music by Mullendore.
Starring:
Anne Francis (as Honey West); John Ericson (as Sam Bolt)
Guest Cast:
Louise Troy ............... Darlene, the hypnotist
Peter Leeds ............... Jerry, the photographer
Wayne Rogers .............. Murderer
Stacy Harris .............. Charlie Kenyon
Dan Frazer ................ Harold Sutter
Judy Lang ................. Miss Christie
S. John Launer ............ Tyler
Lonnie Forte .............. Mrs. Tyler
Cal Bolder ................ Motorcycle Cop
Will J. White ............. Guard
Danny Reese ............... Juggler
George Atkinson ........... Officer
Synopsis:
"An electronics firm hires Honey to find out how secret information has been leaking out". [UCLA]
Copyright notice on film: c1965 by Four Star Television.

1.15 [--] Honey West: ROCKABYE THE HARD WAY
24 Dec 65 ABC Fri
Written by Gwen Bagni and Paul Dubov
Directed by Bill Colleran
Guest Cast:
Vincent Beck
Larry D. Mann
Paul Sorenson ............. Sweetlow
Joe Don Baker ............. Rocky Hansen
Pepe Callahan ............. Jose
Ivan Triesault ............ Lazlo Shatzi
Gil Lamb .................. Counter Man
Bella Bruck ............... Mexican Woman
Jonathan Hole ............. Chemist
Honey and Sam journey to Mexico to investigate the drugging of
a truck driver whose cargo of missile parts was stolen.

1.16 [--] Honey West: A NICE LITTLE TILL TO TAP
31 Dec 65 ABC Fri
Written by Tony Barrett
Directed by Jerry Hopper
Guest Cast:
Anthony Eisley ........... Mr. Sutton
Howard McNear ............ Mr. Tweedy
Marvin Brody ............. Mears
Lou Krugman .............. Durant
William Benedict ......... Farley
Chuck Hicks .............. Crowley
Peter Leeds .............. Lt. Coombs
A suave master thief starts dating Honey in the hopes of getting
inside information needed to pull off a bank robbery.

1.17 [--] Honey West: HOW BRILLIG, O, BEAMISH BOY
7 Jan 66 ABC Fri
Written by Don Ingalls
Directed by Ida Lupino
Guest Cast:
John McGiver ............... Mr. Brillig
Norman Alden ............... Ben Fancher
Howard Dayton .............. Little Ardo
Monte Hale ................. Sheriff Johnson
Leon Lontoc ................ Wong
Charles Horvath ............ Terk
A man kidnaps Sam and is willing to exchange him for a parcel that Honey has been hired to guard.

1.18 [--] Honey West: KING OF THE MOUNTAIN
14 Jan 66 ABC Fri
Written by Jay Simms
Directed by Thomas Carr
Guest Cast:
David Opatoshu ............ Mr. King
Dennis Patrick ............ Ash
Richard Kiel .............. Grolago
Allyson Ames .............. Ida Berring
Troy Melton ............... Guard
Honey goes undercover as a nurse on the secluded estate of
a missing company president she's been hired to find.

1.19 [--] Honey West: IT'S EARLIER THAN YOU THINK
21 Jan 66 ABC Fri
Written by Marc Brandel Directed by James Brown
Guest Cast:
James Griffith .......... Conrad Wicherly #1
Leonid Kinskey .......... Conrad Wicherly #2
Maurice Dallimore ....... Hurd the Englishman
Bill McLean ............. Pringle
Bill Catching ........... Paul Wicherly
Ken Lynch ............... Lt. Barney
Paul Sorenson ........... Patrolman Gowan
A mortally wounded man carrying an 1865 newspaper wanders into Honey's flat and with his dying breath
tells her to warn President Lincoln of an assassination plot.

1.20 [--] Honey West: THE PERFECT UN-CRIME
28 Jan 66 ABC Fri
Written by Ken Kolb
Directed by Sidney Miller
Guest Cast:
David Brian
John Harmon .............. Engineer
Byron Foulger ............ Arthur Bird
James Secrest ............ Stockboy
Bob Stephenson ........... Watchman
An embezzler who has had second thoughts hires Honey and Sam to return the money he had stolen to the
company vault before his employer discovers it is missing.

1.21 [--] Honey West: LIKE VISIONS AND OMENS...AND ALL THAT JAZZ
4 Feb 66 ABC Fri
Written by Tony Barrett
Directed by John Florea
Guest Cast:
Nehemiah Persoff
Fred Beir
Norman Alden
June Vincent
Mimsy Farmer ............. Tina
Benny Rubin .............. Marty
A psychic accurately predicts several attempts to kill an heiress.

1.22 [--] Honey West: DON'T LOOK NOW, BUT ISN'T THAT ME
11 Feb 66 ABC Fri
Written by Gwen Bagni and Paul Dubov
Directed by James Brown
Guest Cast:
Alan Reed ............... Chick
Louis Quinn ............. Toddle
Monica Keating .......... Mrs. Carter
Jonathan Hole ........... Mr. Gruder
Charles Horvath ......... Ding Dong
Paul Sorenson ........... Motorcycle Officer
Honey gets in trouble when her lookalike steals some furs that she has been hired to guard.

1.23 [--] Honey West: COME TO ME, MY LITIGATION BABY
18 Feb 66 ABC Fri
Written by Gwen Bagni and Paul Dubov
Directed by Thomas Carr
Guest Cast:
James Brown .............. Buster Macon
Ellen Corby .............. Nellie Peady
Michael Fox .............. Mr. Strate
Army Archerd ............. Announcer
Ron Lerner ............... Dancer #1
Kami Stevens ............. Dancer #2
Chuck Couch .............. Witness #1
Bill Shannon ............. Witness #2
An insurance company hires Honey to validate a cowboy's claim that he was paralyzed by falling down
a flight of stairs.

1.24 [--] Honey West: SLAY, GYPSY, SLAY
25Feb66 ABC Fri
Written by Tony Barrett
Directed by James Brown
Guest Cast:
Michael Pate .............. Darza
Byron Morrow .............. Franklyn Buckley III
Papita Funez .............. Lida
Ralph Manza ............... Putzi
Jack Perkins .............. Szabo
Arline Anderson ........... Mrs. Buckley
Bobby Johnson ............. Attendant
Synopsis:
A client of Honey's has been kidnaped, and the trail leads Honey and Sam to a gypsy camp. [RF]

1.25 [--] Honey West: THE FUN-FUN KILLER
4 Mar 66 ABC Fri
Written by Art Weingarten
Directed by Murray Golden
Guest Cast:
Marvin Kaplan ............. Byron Manners
John Hoyt ................. Professor Von Kemp
Woodrow Parfrey ........... Ronald Neuworth
William Keene ............. Granville Manners
Ken Lynch ............. Lt. Barney
Honey and Sam have three suspects for the murder of a toy manufacturer.

1.26 [--] Honey West: POP GOES THE EASEL
11-Mar-1966 ABC Fri
Teleplay by Lila Garrett and Bernie Kahn /
Story by Gail Allen and Chris Christensen
Directed by James Brown
Guest cast:
George Furth .............. Sandy Corbin
Larry D. Mann ............. Willis Van Wyck
Robert Strauss ............ King
Anthony Eustrel ........... Mr. Leopold
Bill Quinn ................ Lieutenant
Howard Curtis ............. Thug
Beau Hickman .............. Waiter
Synopsis:
In a supermarket, two men try to take a can of soup away from Aunt Meg. [RF]
Honey and Sam get involved with a famous pop artist.

1.27 [--] Honey West: LITTLE GREEN ROBIN HOOD
18 Mar 66 ABC Fri
Written by Ken Kolb
Directed by Sidney Miller
Guest Cast:
Edd Byrnes ............... Robin Hood
Severn Darden ............ Dr. Gregory Ames
Francoise Ruggieri ....... Annette
Allen Jenkins ............ Gate Guard
Peter Leeds .............. Police lieutenant
Eleanor Audley ........... Mrs. Carlton Murdock
Honey and Sam go after a modern day "Robin Hood" who has been
victimizing the ritzy Sherwood Park area.

1.28 [--] Honey West: JUST THE BEAR FACTS, MA'AM
25 Mar 66 ABC Fri
Written by Gwen Bagni and Paul Dubov
Directed by James Brown
Guest Cast:
Richard Carlyle ........... Twilly
Frank Wilcox .............. Mr. Burgess
Frank Gerstle ............. Director
Mousie Garner ............. Igor
Marvin Brody .............. Bear trainer
Lonie Fotre ............... Mrs. Dawn
Robert Kenneally .......... Joe Hero
Don Gazzaniga ............. Jago
When a stuntwoman is killed during a routine stunt, Honey is called in to discover if the death
was really accidental.

1.29 [--] Honey West: THERE'S A LONG LONG FUSE A' BURNING
1 Apr 66 ABC Fri
Written by Gwen Bagni and Paul Dubov
Directed by Thomas Carr
Guest Cast:
Dick Clark ................. Peyton, the Publicity Agent
Paul Dubov ................. Lt. Badger
John Holland ............... Piccadily Charlie
David Fresco ............... Mousey
Richard Hoyt ............... Drunk/Waiter
Lennie Bremen .............. Maxie Bripp
Honey comes to the aid of a recently released convict who gets into
trouble when someone starts a series of thefts using his M.O.

1.30 [--] Honey West: AN EERIE, AIRY THING
8 Apr 66 ABC Fri
Written by William Link and Richard Levinson
Directed by James Brown
Guest Cast:
Lisa Seagram ............... Connie Philips
Adam Williams .............. Gordon Forbes
Lou Krugman ................ Stuart Bell
Bill Quinn ................. Lt. Curtis
Jan Arvan .................. Mr. Ruth
Michael Harris ............. Technician
Fred Murphy ................ Young man
Ken Lynch .............. Lt. Barney *
A man who threatens to jump out of a window unless his wife is
brought to him, is unaware that she is dead.
*NOTE: The credits incorrectly list Ken Lynch's character name as Lt. Wyman.
In the episode he was referred to as Lt. Barney.

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Summer Reruns ABC Fridays (29Apr66-02Sep66)
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[--] 29Apr66 rerun of #1.06 "Whatever Lola Wants ..." (first aired 22Oct65)


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