CTVA US Crime - "Matt Helm" (Columbia/ABC) (1975-76)

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- Matt Helm (1975-76)  -  Finder Of Lost Loves (1984-85)
Matt Helm (1975-76)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox, Trevor Douglas
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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MATT HELM
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Meadway Productions, Inc.
in association with Columbia Pictures Television

for
ABC
Executive Producer Irwin Allen
Producers, Charles B. Fitzsimons, Ken Pettus
Developed by Sam Rolfe
Based on the characters created by Donald Hamilton

US Detective series 1975-76 pilot + 13 episodes x 60 min
(20Sep75-03Jan76)

Starring:
Anthony Franciosa as Matt Helm
Laraine Stephens as Claire Kronski
Gene Evans as Sgt. Hanrahan
Jeff Donnell as Ethel

Premise:
Exploits of Matt Helm, a former government intelligance
agent turned Los Angeles private detective.

Theme Music by Morton Stevens


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[--] Matt Helm I: THE SILENCERS (1966)

[--] Matt Helm II: MURDERER'S ROW (1966)

[--] Matt Helm III: THE AMBUSHERS (1967)

[--] Matt Helm IV: THE WRECKING CREW (1969)

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[--] MATT HELM (Pilot TV Film)
07-May-1975
Teleplay by Sam Rolfe
Directed by Buzz Kulik
starring:
Tony Franciosa ....... Matt Helm
Laraine Stephens ..... Claire Kronski
Gene Evans ........... Sgt. Hanrahan
also starring
Ann Turkel ........... Maggie Gantry
Patrick Macnee ....... Shawcross
John Vernon .......... Harry Paine
Hari Rhodes .......... Seki
James Shigeta ........ Tom McCauley
Catherine Bach ....... Alice
Val Bisoglio ......... Sgt. James
Michael C. Gwynne .... Charlie Danbury
Richard Butler ....... Drone
Frank Campanella ..... Taylor
Marc Alaimo .......... Devlin
Charles Picerni ...... Champion
Joan Shawlee ......... Saleslady


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ABC Saturdays 10:00 PM Eastern
(20Sep75-03Jan76)

1.01 Matt Helm: DEAD MEN TALK
20-Sep-1975 ABC Sat
Written By Michael Fisher [TD]
Directed By Richard Benedict [TD]
Guest cast:
Katherine Justice .. Diane / Paula Sydon
Richard Egan ....... Dan Sydon
Richard Mulligan ... Jack Harte
Peter Donat ........ Attorney Oren Bates
Peter Brown ........ Cassidy
Lance Fuller ....... Andrews
Helen Funai ........ Lin
Robert F. Hoy
Shelley Morrison (to be verifed)
Synopsis:
After an air freight executive disappears Matt sets out to find him,
knowing that the reason for his disappearance might well be because of
his involvement in drug smuggling. [RF]

1.02 Matt Helm: NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO DIE
27-Sep-1975 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Shelley Fabares ..... Chris/Tina Fredericks
Ian McShane ......... Paul Paul Fredericks
Burr DeBenning ...... Frank
Jeff Donnell ........ Ethel
Trisha Noble ........ Millicent
Dorothy Blackburn ... Emma Brady
Danny Wells ......... Buddy
Morgan Jones ........ Tom Corman
Lou Wagner .......... Steve Webster
Lester Fletcher ..... Dreake
A.G.Vitanza ......... Coyle
Chris O’Brien ....... Tailoo
Rita Gam
Synopsis:
Helm gets involved with a very unusual socialite, one who has dual
personalities, she fears that she may have killed someone. [RF]

[--] 04Oct75 preempted for College Football Game

1.03 Matt Helm: SCAVENGER'S PARADISE
11-Oct-1975 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Pamela Bellwood .... Patricia
Farley Granger ..... James McKittrick
Jason Evers ........ Alan Grant
John Moio .......... Harlow
Everett Creach ..... Tate
Frances Reid ....... Millie
Synopsis:
An adopted woman hires Matt after the lawyer who was helping her trace
the identity of her natural parents is murdered. [RF]

1.04 Matt Helm: THE GAME OF THE CENTURY
18-Oct-1975 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Patricia Crowley ... Lila Faro
Fred Beir .......... Billy Jones
Betty Ann Carr ..... Cherokee
Biff McGuire ....... Professor Shannon
Mickey Caruso
Ray Danton
Robert Miller Driscoll
Logan Ramsey
Synopsis:
The highest stakes poker game winds up causing Helm to investigate the
death of a tycoon. [RF]

1.05 Matt Helm: MURDER ON ICE
25-Oct-1975 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Jack Cassidy ....... Buckman
Alex Cord .......... Gallagher
Karen Carlson ...... Janet Larson
Richard Kelton ..... Jed Larson
Peter Brown
Beeson Carroll
R.B. Sorko-Ram
*
Gilbert Green (to be verified)
Synopsis:
An old friend of Matt's needs his help, not realizing he is involved in
diamond smuggling.

1.06 Matt Helm: SQUEEZE PLAY
01-Nov-1975 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Paul Stewart ....... Joe Delphia
Ahna Capri ......... Monique Ledoux
Curt Lowens ........ Alain Ledoux
Marlyn Mason ....... Karen Ashley
Charles Cioffi ..... Pike
Robert Lipton
Claudia Bryar
John McLiam

1.07 Matt Helm: DEADLY BREED
08-Nov-1975 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Beth Brickell ...... Jessica Wells
Pepper Martin ...... Manning
Tom Drake .......... Fred Wells
Lee de Broux ....... Lash
Mark Miller ........ Brandon
L.Q. Jones ......... Tucker
Garry Walberg ...... Doc Sloan
Jessica St. John ... Chloe
Richard LePore ..... Sergeant Pierce
Cliff Fellow ....... Davis
Synopsis:
Matt searches for a kidnaped stud horse whose captors kill three men to
hold their equine hostage. [RF]

1.08 Matt Helm: DEATH RODS
15-Nov-1975 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Juliet Mills ....... Caroline Jeffries
Joseph Campanella... Corbett
Bert Convy ......... Peters
Cesare Danova ...... Knebel
Judson Pratt ....... Guard
Steve Sandor ....... Gilroy

1.09 Matt Helm: DOUBLE JEOPARDY
22-Nov-1975 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Pippa Scott ........ Phyllis Hartley
Clifford David ..... Ed Glenn
Sherry Jackson ..... Elena
Don Gordon
Ed Barth
Susan Bay
Rod Colbin
Nick Dimitri

1.10 Matt Helm: THINK MURDER
06-Dec-1975 ABC Sat
Written by Larry Alexander
Directed by John Newland
Director of photography Robert Hoffman
Guest cast:
Joanna Barnes ...... Hannah Bigelow
Carl Betz .......... Purcell
Whit Bissell ....... Rollins
Diana Ewing ........ Amy Farrah
Daniel Keough ...... Sheriff Parker
Damon Douglas ...... Hansen
David Knapp ........ Bannerman
Carmen Argenziano... Molinas
Jonathan Lippe ..... Reardon
Rigg Kennedy
Gary Campbell
Ed Griffith
Roger Garrett
Synopsis:
Matt investigates the demise of a research scientist who was found
frozen to death after an apparent skiing accident. [RF]

1.11 Matt Helm: MURDER ON THE RUN
13-Dec-1975 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Joshua Bryant ...... Bub Stuart
Gretchen Corbett ... Nancy Taylor
Steven Keats ....... Kelly
John P. Ryan ....... Carl Ainsley
Tim O'Connor

1.12 Matt Helm: PANIC
27-Dec-1975 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Dane Clark ......... Joey Bender
Lynda Carter ....... Bobbi Dee
Roger Perry ........ Dr. Ruben
Eric Braeden ....... Forbes
John Durren ........ Lewis
Arthur Roberts ..... Jerry Dale
Diana Herbert ...... Rose Burke
John Lupton ........ Dave Burke
Murray MacLeod ..... Nick Strella
Wes Parker ......... Cappy Crawford
Lee Pulford ........ Eleanor Ruben
Linda Dano ......... Nurse
Mary Moon .......... Redhead
Synopsis:
Intent on keeping their operation under wraps, a group of record
pirates murder a detective friend of Matt's and critically injure the
songwriter who hired him to investigate. [RF]

1.13 Matt Helm: DIE ONCE, DIE TWICE (final episode)
03-Jan-1976 ABC Sat
Guest cast:
Susan Dey
Charles Drake
Howard Duff
Seamon Glass
Huntz Hall
Audrey Totter
Marged Wakeley
Joel Fabiani (to be verified)
Ben Hammer (to be verified)

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