CTVA US Crime - "My Friend Tony" (Sheldon Leonard/NBC) (1969) starring James Whitmore

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My Friend Tony (1969)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox / Mark <mfuncle>
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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MY FRIEND TONY
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Sheldon Leonard Productions
for
NBC (Sundays)
Executive Producer Sheldon Leonard
Created by Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Warren Duff
Produced by Art Seid, Ernest Frankel
Story editor James L. Brooks

US Crime Drama series 1969 16 episodes x 60 min color
5Jan69-31Aug69

Starring
James Whitmore as Prof. John Woodruff
Enzo Cerusico as Tony Novello
recurring cast:
Jennifer Douglas  (aka Mary Frann)  as ?
Dan Ferrone as ?
Harvey Jason as ?
Christopher Graham as ?

Premise:
James Whitmore and newcomer Enzo Cerusico are partners in crimefighting
in this laugh-accented drama series. They portray an unusual pair:
John Woodruff, a criminology professor who does his teaching in the lab;
and Tony, his fun-loving Italian friend whose boyish charm gets him in
and out of the rough spots.

Director of Photography, Arch R. Dalzell
"My Friend Tony" theme music, Earle Hagen.

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NBC Sundays

[--] The Pilot Episode first aired 04-Mar-1968 on "The Danny Thomas Hour".

 1.1 [--] My friend Tony: COREY DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE [UCLA] (Series premiere)
05-Jan-1969 NBC Sun
director, Arthur Marks
writer, Jerry Ludwig /Story editor: James L. Brooks
photography, Arch R. Dalzell / editor, Richard H. Cahoon
music and theme music, Earle Hagen.
Starring:
James Whitmore (Prof. John Woodruff); Enzo Cerusico (Tony Novello);
Guest Cast:
Mark Richman
Brooke Bundy
Robert Emhardt
Ford Rainey
Corey Allen,
Mark Roberts
Sherwood Price
William Philipps
Richard Geary
Dan Ferrone (recurring)
Jennifer Douglas (recurring)
Paul Verdier
Christopher (Bill) Graham (recurring)
Synopsis:
Hired by Mayor Roy Muncie to set up a special criminology lab, Woodruff
and Tony cross paths with the zealous new police commissioner who's
determined to nail a syndicate boss--at any price. Complicating the
situation is Tony's involvement with a girlfriend of the commissioner's.
[UCLA/TV guide]

1.2 [--] My friend Tony: DEATH COMES IN SMALL PACKAGES
12-Jan-1969 NBC Sun
************** no guest cast details/ no synopsis **************

1.3 [--] My friend Tony: VOICES
19-Jan-1969 NBC Sun
Guest Cast:
Julie Adams
************************* no synopsis **************************

1.4 [--] My friend Tony: LET GEORGE DO IT [UCLA]
26-Jan-1969 NBC Sun
director, Harvey Hart
writer, Robert Hamner / Story editor, James L. Brooks
photography, Arch R. Dalzell / editor, Thomas W. Scott
music, Richard Shores; theme music, Earle Hagen.
Starring:
James Whitmore (Prof. John Woodruff); Enzo Cerusico (Tony Novello)
Guest Cast:
William Daniels
Richard Anderson
Val Avery
Dee Hartford
Hal Lynch,
Larry Pennell
*
Dan Ferrone (recurring)
Harvey Jason (recurring)
Jennifer Douglas (recurring)
Aly Wassil,
John Hubbard
Don Sturdy
Anna Hagen
Allison McKay
Laura Sanguinetti,
Hal Baylor
Percy Helton.
Synopsis:
Acting as investigators for an insurance company, Woodruff and Tony deduce
that an 'accidental' death was really murder. So why can't Woodruff get the
police to take an interest in the matter? [UCLA/TV guide]

1.5 [--] My friend Tony: THE LOST HOURS [UCLA]
02-Feb-1969 NBC Sun
director, Arthur Marks
writers, Jackson Gillis, Orville Hampton / Story editor: James L. Brooks
photography, Arch R. Dalzell / editor, Saul Caplan;
music and theme music, Earle Hagen.
Starring:
James Whitmore (Prof. John Woodruff); Enzo Cerusico (Tony Novello);
Guest Cast:
Eduard Franz
Grant Williams
Don Dubbins
Lana Wood
Marcia Rodd,
Willi Koopman
Mort Mills
Jennifer Douglas (recurring)
Dan Ferrone (recurring)
Harvey Jason (recurring)
George Neise
James McEachin
Hank Garfield
Synopsis:
Eduard Franz stars as an eminent scientist plagued by a
scandalmongering journalist. After an experiment, one of Dr. Kober's
subjects has been hospitalized, her mind apparently damaged.
Latching onto the news: writer Malcolm Stevens, whose sensational
attacks threaten to ruin the doctor's career--and mind. [UCLA/TV guide]

[--] 09-Feb-1969 - no details

1.6 [--] My friend Tony: THE HAZING
16-Feb-1969 NBC Sun
Guest Cast:
Harrison Ford
Steven Benson .... College Student

1.7 [--] My friend Tony: ENCOUNTER [UCLA]
23-Feb-1969 NBC Sun
director, Lewis Allen
writers, Ernest Frankel, James Brooks.
director of photography, Arch R. Dalzell / Editor, Richard H. Cahoon
music, Hugo Freidhofer / theme music, Earle Hagen.
Starring:
James Whitmore (Prof. John Woodruff); Enzo Cerusico (Tony Novello)
Guest Cast:
Geraldine Brooks
Marianna Hill
Skip Homeier
Barry Russo
*
Jennifer Douglas (recurring)
Harvey Jason (recurring)
Dan Ferrone (recurring)
Christopher Graham (recurring)
Synopsis:
"Woodruff loses his heart to a lady charged with murdering her husband.
In front of witnesses, Kay Todd (Brooks) vowed to kill her husband.
Minutes later, he was found dead" [UCLA/TV guide]

[--] 02Mar69 - no details

1.xx [--] My Friend Tony: DEAD RECKONING
09-Mar-1969 NBC Sun
************** no guest cast details/ no synopsis **************

[--] 16Mar69 - no details

1.xx [--] My Friend Tony: WEDDING CAKE BLUES
09-Mar-1969 NBC Sun
************** no guest cast details/ no synopsis **************

[--] 30Mar69 - no details

1.xx [--] My Friend Tony: CASINO
06-Apr-1969 NBC Sun (possibly postponed to 6Jun69) (rerun 17Aug69)
Guest cast:
Janet MacLachlan ........ Lorraine
Hal Frederick ........... Prime Minister
Bill Fletcher ........... Ed Neal
George Sperdakos ........ Farrell
Synopsis:
Tony goes to the aid of a tiny Caribbean country dependent on its casino
for revenue. The operation is being run by gamblers taking the top dollar
for themselves. [RF]

1.XX [--] My Friend Tony: THE TWENTY-MILE JOG
13-Apr-1969 NBC Sun

[--] 20-Apr-69 no details
[--] 27-Apr-60 no details
[--] 04-May-69 no details
[--] 11-May-60 no details


1.XX [--] My Friend Tony: MOLLY
18-May-1969 NBC Sun
************** no guest cast details/ no synopsis **************


1.XX [--] My Friend Tony: COMPUTER MURDER
(some sources have "Intermission" for this airdate)
25-May-1969 NBC Sun
Guest cast:
Diane Varsi.............. Iris
Sheree North ............ Vivian
Richard Anderson ........ Chief Orr
Ned Glass ............... Herbie
Synopsis:
The Police ask Prof. Woodruff and Tony to help solve a baffling case:
an unknown woman has blinded three male clients of the same computer dating service. [RF]

[--] "Casino" (possibly postponed from 6-Apr-69)
01June1969 - no details


1.14 [--] My friend Tony: KIDNAP [UCLA]
08-Jun-1969 NBC Sun
director, Harvey Hart
writer, Jackson Gillis / Story editor: James L. Brooks
photography, Arch R. Dalzell / editor, George Brooks
music, Richard Shores/ theme music, Earle Hagen
Starring:
James Whitmore (Prof. John Woodruff); Enzo Cerusico (Tony Novello)
Guest Cast:
Will Geer
Fay Spain
John McLiam
Ellen Geer
Larry Perkins
Dan Ferrone (recurring)
Paul Verdier
Jennifer Douglas (recurring)
Aly Wassil
Christopher Graham (recurring)
Susan Michaels
Hagen Boggs
Art Lewis
George Sims.
Synopsis:
"Woodruff and Tony search for a girl who was abducted minutes after her
family won 70,000 dollars in a sweepstakes." [UCLA/TV guide]

1.15 [--] My friend Tony: THE SHORTEST COURTSHIP [UCLA]
15-Jun-1969 NBC Sun
director, Earl Bellamy
writer, James L. Brooks.
photography, Arch R. Dalzell/ Editor, Thomas W. Scott;
music, Richard Shore; theme music, Earle Hagen.
Starring: James Whitmore (Prof. John Woodruff); Enzo Cerusico (Tony Novello)
Guest Cast:
William Windom,
Jack Kruschen,
Karen Valentine,
Jack Hogan,
Alan Reed, Jr.,
Harvey Jason,
Dan Ferrone (recurring)
Jennifer Douglas (recurring)
Baynes Barron,
Arthur Peterson,
Riza Royce,
Maria Schroeder,
Peter Hellmann,
Russ Conway,
Gloria Lord,
Robert (Bob) Johnson.
Synopsis:
"Gallant Tony involves himself in the plight of a young woman being
forced to work for murderous smugglers" [UCLA/TV guide]
Contents: Commercials: Viceroy Cigarettes -- Wesson Oil -- Hunt Tomato Sauce
-- Lysol Disinfectant -- Medi-Quik -- Newport Cigarettes -- Breck Shampoo
-- Breck Basic Conditioner -- Arrid Deodorant -- True Cigarettes. [UCLA]

1.16 [--] My friend Tony: WELCOME HOME, JERRY STANLEY [UCLA] (final episode)
22-Jun-1969 NBC Sun
director, Christian Nyby
writer, Ernest Frankel / Story editor, James L. Brooks
photography, Arch R. Dalzell / editor, Richard H. Cahoon
music, Carl Brandt; theme music, Earle Hagen.
Starring: James Whitmore (Prof. John Woodruff); Enzo Cerusico (Tony Novello)
Guest Cast:
Monte Markham
Denny Miller
Diana Ewing
Carl Reindel
Nancy Priddy
Bill Callaway
Paul Vernier
Dan Ferrone (recurring)
Jennifer Douglas (recurring)
Joseph Walsh
Dorothy Konrad
Judson Pratt
Russ Bender
Jim Goodwin
Tiffany Bolling
Christopher Graham (recurring)
Synopsis:
"Woodruff and Tony face threats and hostility as they try to prove that parolee
Jerry Stanley was imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit" [UCLA/TV guide]
 
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Summer Reruns (22Jun69-31Aug69)
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[--] 29Jun1969 - no details
[--] 06/13/20/27 July 1969 - no details
[--] 03/10 August 1969 - no details
[--] 17Aug69 - rerun of "Casino" (first aired 06Apr69)
[--] 24/31 August 1969 - no details

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