CTVA US Crime - "Sarge" (Universal/NBC)(1971-72) starring George Kennedy

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Sarge (1971-72)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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SARGE
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Universal City Studios/ an MCA Company
for
NBC (Tuesdays 8:30 PM ET)
Executive Producer Richard A. Colla (to be verified)
Produced by David Levy and David Levinson

US Police series 1971-72 2 pilots x 120 min + 14 episodes x 60 min
(22Feb71)(21Sep71-11Jan72)
Starring:
George Kennedy as Rev. Samuel Patrick 'Sarge' Cavanaugh
with
Harold Sakata as Kenji Takichi
Sallie Shockley as Valerie

Premise:
Stories of a cop turned priest.

Music Dave Grusin

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###### pilot 1 The Badge or The Cross ########
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 THE BADGE OR THE CROSS (1st pilot - 2 hour TV film)
22-Feb-1971
Universal City Studios
Executive Producer Richard A. Colla
Produced by David Levinson
Written by Don Mankiewicz
Directed by Richard A. Colla
*
Cast (in credits order)
George Kennedy .... Sarge Swanson
Ricardo Montalban .... Al Matteo
Nico Minardos .... Nico
Diane Baker .... Carol Swanson
Stewart Moss .... Father Terrence
Sallie Shockley .... Valerie
Larry Gates .... Arnie Bigelow
Harold Sakata .... Kenji Takichi
Naomi Stevens .... Mama Bain
Henry Wilcoxon .... Bishop Andrade
Stanley Livingston .... Charlie
Dana Elcar .... Father Frank Dinsmore
Ramon Bieri .... Chief Dewey
Walter Brooke .... Rector
Charles Tyner .... Hawley
David Huddleston .... Tyler
*
Barry Cahill
Elizabeth Colla
Robert Donner
Morgan Lin Justice
Randolph Mantooth
Jeff Thompson
*
Original Music by Dave Grusin
Director of Photography, Jacques R. Marquette
Film Editing by Robert L. Kimble
Art Direction by Joseph Alves Jr. Sydney Z. Litwack
*
Synopsis:
After his wife is murdered, a veteran cop (George Kennedy) quits the police
department and becomes a priest. Several years later he is assigned to a
parish where he meets the man who killed his wife--and discovers that the
killer was gunning for him instead

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######### pilot 2 The Priest Killer #########
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THE PRIEST KILLER (2nd pilot - 2 hour TV film)
(Crossover/Combined episode of "Ironside" & "Sarge")
14-Sep-1971 NBC Tuesday 7:30-9:30 PM Eastern
(1st hr. in "Ironside" slot/ 2nd hr. in "Sarge" slot)
Harbor Productions/ Universal TV
Universal City Studios /an MCA Company
Executive Producer Richard A. Colla
Produced by David Levinson
Associate Producer Rita Dillon
Teleplay by Joel Oliansky & Robert Van Scoyck
Story by David Levy & Robert Van Scoyck
Directed by Richard A. Colla
*
Cast (in credits order)
Raymond Burr .... Robert T. Ironside (from "Ironside")
George Kennedy .... Sarge Swanson
Don Galloway .... Det. Sgt. Ed Brown (from "Ironside")
Don Mitchell .... Mark Sanger (from "Ironside")
Louise Latham .... Martha Gordon
Anthony Zerbe .... Vincent Wiertel
Peter Brocco .... Father Miles
Robert Sampson .... Father Dennis McMurtry
Robert Shayne .... Father Adam Wendell
Kermit Murdock .... Publisher
Fred Slyter .... Author
Max Gail .... Patrolman
Ned Romero .... Monsignor
David Huddleston .... Harrison Davis
Ann Doran .... Harriet Miles
Regis Cordic .... Archbishop
Kit Woodhouse
Allison McKay .... Woman
Thomas Bellin .... Mr. LaPlan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gail Bonney .... Josephine McMurtry
Robert Karnes .... Hugh O'Flynn
Ron Masak .... Michaels
Don Ross .... Det. Baker
Charles Seel .... Sacristan
Robert Williams .... Tom McMurtry
*
Original Music by David Shire
Director of Photography Jacques R. Marquette
Film Editing by Robert L. Kimble
Art Direction by Joe Alves
Set Decoration by Hal Gausman
Costume Design by Grady Hunt
Assistant Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Sound: Terry Kellum
Editorial Supervisor: Richard Belding
Synopsis:
Police Chief Ironside (Raymond Burr) confined to a wheelchair and a
former cop who is now a priest (George Kennedy) team up to discover
who has been committing a series of murders of local priests.

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############## season 1971-72 ###############
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NBC Tuesdays 8:30 PM Eastern

1.01 Sarge:
A TERMINAL CASE OF VENGEANCE
21-Sep-1971 NBC Tue
Directed by John Badham
Written by Joel Olinsky
Guest Cast:
Jack Albertson
Mike Farrell
James Wainwright

1.02 Sarge:
RING OUT, RING IT
28-Sep-1971 NBC Tue
Directed by Richard Donner
Guest cast:
Martin Sheen
Joe De Santis
Corinne Camacho
Roy Jenson
Irene Tsu

1.03 Sarge:
PST! WANNA BUY A DIRTY PICTURE?
05-Oct-1971 NBC Tue
Guest cast:
Janis Paige
Vincent Gardenia
Warren Stevens
Tom Bosley

1.04 Sarge:
IDENTITY CRISIS
12-Oct-1971 NBC Tue
Guest cast:
Sheila Larken ....... Jane Doe
Bill Fletcher ....... Gerald MacClean
Jeff Pomerantz ...... Steve Farrell
Pippa Scott ......... Socialite
Synopsis:
Call her Jane Doe, she's a beautiful mental patient whose identity is a
mystery. Sarge's only clues a rosary and a baffling link between a
salesgirl and an alcoholic socialite. [RF]

[--] 19Oct71 - no details

1.05 Sarge:
A PUSH OVER THE EDGE
26-Oct-1971 NBC Tue
Directed by John Badham
Guest cast:
Vic Morrow
Marion Ross
Synopsis:
Sarge tries to help a burned out police detective. [RF]

1.06 Sarge:
JOHN MICHAEL O'FLAHERTY PRESENTS THE ELEVEN O'CLOCK WAR
02-Nov-1971 NBC Tue
Guest cast:
Jack Cassidy ........ John Michael O'Flaherty
Dana Elcar .......... Father Frank Dinsmore
Julie Gregg
Synopsis:
An local newscaster has only evil on his mind. [RF]

1.07 Sarge:
SILENT TARGET
09-Nov-1971
Guest cast:
Leslie Nielsen
Joseph Perry
Allison McKay

1.08 Sarge:
QUICKSILVER
16-Nov-1971 NBC Tue
Guest cast:
Carol Lawrence
Gerald S. O'Loughlin
Michael Baselon

1.09 Sarge:
A BAD CASE OF MONOGAMY
23-Nov-1971 NBC Tue
Guest cast:
Arlene Golonka
Monte Markham
David Sheiner

1.10 Sarge:
THE COMBATANTS
30-Nov-1971 NBC Tue
Guest cast:
Don Johnson ........ Deloy Coopersmith
Randolph Mantooth... Finch
Tom Selleck ........ Captain Denning
Lindsay Wagner ..... Laurie Meyers
Morgan Woodward

1.11 Sarge:
A COMPANY OF VICTIMS
07-Dec-1971 NBC Tue
Directed by Jeannot Swarc

1.12 Sarge:
A PARTY TO THE CRIME
28-Dec-1971 NBC Tue
Guest cast:
Robert Lyons
Lou Frizzell
Leo Hartbeck

1.13 Sarge:
AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN
04-Jan-1972 NBC Tue
Guest cast:
Susan Oliver
Robert Sampson
Synopsis:
A young priest is accused of hit and run murder while under the
influence of alcohol. Sarge begins to suspect the "accident" was arranged.

1.14 Sarge:
NAPOLEON NEVER WANTED TO BE A COP
11-Jan-1972 NBC Tue
Guest cast:
Michael Burns
Synopsis:
A young man who wants to be a police officer but is too short.

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