CTVA US Crime - "The Silent Force" (AaronSpelling/ABC)(1970-71) Ed Nelson, Lynda Day, Percy RodriguezTige Andrews

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The Silent Force (1970-71)
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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THE SILENT FORCE
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Aaron Spelling production
for
ABC (Mondays 8:30 PM EST)
Executive Producer Walter Grauman 
Created by Luther Davis
Editor Art Seid

US Crime Drama series 1970-71 15 episodes x 30 min color
(21Sep70-11Jan71)
Starring
Ed Nelson as Ward Fuller
Lynda Day as Amelia Cole (later known as Lynda Day George)
Percy Rodrigues as Jason Hart


Opening Narration:
"If you do not, on a national scale, attack organized criminals with
weapons and techniques as effective as their own, they will destroy
us...Robert F. Kennedy. An attack has been mounted from Washington; an
undercover team of federal agents is the spearhead of that attack...THE SILENT FORCE."


Premise:
Cases of "The Silent Force" a Washington DC based group of undercover
government agents. Similar to 'Mission Impossible'.

Music by Dominic Frontiere

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKoEDjmhxr4

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ABC Mondays 8:30pm Eastern

 1.01 [--] The Silent Force: THE PROSECUTOR
21Sep70 ABC Mon [Premiere]
Written by Ronald Austin and James D. Buchanan
Directed by Gene Nelson
Guest Cast:
Lloyd Bochner ......... Drake
Mark Tapscott .......... Sheriff Williams
Eddie Firestone ....... Tommy Moran
Vic Tayback ............. Capt. Al Grant
John Dehner ............ Judge Caldwell
Thom Carney ........... Bartender
Ed Prentiss
Allen Pinson
Synopsis:
The Silent Force's first mission is to foil a criminal plot to control a state's government by
exposing a candidate for governor as a syndicate boss.
Synopsis 2:
A syndicate-linked district attorney frames his opponent in the governor's race and the Silent Force
moves in to prevent syndicate control of the Statehouse.

1.02 [--] The Silent Force: THE HERO
28Sep70 ABC Mon
Producer Philip Barry
Written by Dan Ingalls
Director Arnold Laven
Director of photography Fleet Southcott
Guest Cast:
James A. Watson, Jr. ..... Eddie Grant
Martin E. Brooks ............ Vernon
Murray Matheson ...........
Diane Summerfield ......... Darlene Grant
Herbert Jefferson Jr.
Ezekiel Williams
Clarence Landry
Synopsis:
The Silent Force investigates the numbers racket in a ghetto area after a respected young man is
forced to work for the syndicate collecting bets from his neighbors.

1.03 [--] The Silent Force: A DEADLY GAME OF LOVE
Prod no. 32003-008
05Oct1970 ABC Mon
Written by Jack Turley
Guest Cast:
Peter Mark Richman
Joan Van Ark
Synopsis:
While the undercover trio investigate a prostitution-blackmail racket at a plush desert resort,
plot develops to discredit an aide to a prominent United States Senator.

1.04 [--] The Silent Force: THE SHOPPING LIST
12Oct70 ABC Mon
Producer Philip Barry
Written by Donald S. Sanford
Directed by Gene Nelson
Director of photography Fleet Southcott
Editor Leon Carrere
Music George Duning
Guest Cast:
Dane Clark .......... Burton Heller
Kevin Hagen ........ Roman Garoyan
Joseph Ruskin ..... Luis Chagas
Lloyd Battista ....... Robert
Richard Forbes .... Zaleski
John Lupton ......... Colonel Avery
Synopsis:
The Silent Force traves syndicate's air freighting of stolen arms to South America.
Synopsis 2:
Pilot Burton Heller is the Silent Forces only lead, as he traces the syndicate's air freighting of stolen arms to South America.

1.05 [--] The Silent Force: THE JUDGE
19Oct1970 ABC Mon
Written by James D. Buchanan and Ronald Austin
Directed by Lawrence Dobkin
Director of photography Fleet Southcott
Guest Cast:
John Dehner ........ Judge Caldwell
DeForest Kelley ... Curston
Paul Carr .............. Dr. Morris
Loretta Leversee .. Mrs. Caldwell
Edward Ansara ...... Danny Buck
Dean Rhoads ........ Tim Nayler
John Clarke
Jim Beach
Ed Deemer
Synopsis:
The agents fight a stranglehold on justice. The sole prosecution witness in a police bribery case is shot;
a corrupt political machine has the judge in its pocket.

1.06 [--] The Silent Force: THE WAX JUNGLE
Production no. 32003-007
26Oct1970 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Linda Marsh ....... Monica
Robert Yuro ....... Ray Gantry
Jared Martin ...... Neil Becker
Regis Philbin ..... Disc Jockey
Dick Patterson .... Johnny
John Armond ....... Stan
Billy Shannon ..... Ed Lucas
Synopsis:
The agents move in on the recording industry. Target: the head of a record company, a syndicate man who will
kill to control the lives of his stars.

[--] The Silent Force: A Family Business postponed to 23Nov1970.
02Nov1970


1.07 [--] The Silent Force: HORSE IN A WHITE COLLAR
Prod no. 32003-010
09Nov1970 ABC Mon
Written by Donald S. Sanford
Guest Cast:
Bert Convy
Mala Powers
Anthony Eisley
Natalie Trundy
Synopsis:
After an executive is murdered at an insurance company, the Silent Force trio investigates the syndicate's
dope operation at the firm.

1.08 [--] The Silent Force: CRY IN CONCRETE
Prod no. 32003-011
16Nov1970 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Jeanne Cooper ..... Tina Barnes
Michael Conrad ..... Max Fredericks
Art Lewis ............... Zeke Williams
Synopsis:
The agents infiltrate the construction business. Targets: syndicate loan sharks who are victimizing and
murdering their hardhat borrowers.

1.09 [--] The Silent Force: IN BY NINE, OUT BY FIVE
Prod no. 32003-009
23Nov1970 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Tom Bosley .......... Binachi
Paul Lambert ........ Cane
Paul Harris ........... Saul
Carmen Zapata
Del Monroe
Aspa Nakapoulou
Synopsis:
Binachi the owner of a dry cleaning firm is threatened by the syndicate. The man is the key to the agents'
efforts to smash the mob.

1.10 [--] The Silent Force: TAKE AS DIRECTED FOR DEATH
30Nov1970
Written by John Meredyth Lucas
Guest cast:
Steve Ihnat
Arthur Batanides
Michael Bell
Synopsis:
When a woman dies in a hospital as a result of substandard medication supplied by the syndicate,
the Silent Force is called in.

1.11 [--] The Silent Force: THE COURIER
Prod no. 32003-012
07Dec1970 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Edward G. Robinson
Synopsis:
Amelia Cole poses as a syndicate heroin courier, in an attempt to crack the mob's West Coast
distribution center.

1.12 [--] The Silent Force: A FAMILY TRADITION
Prod no. 32003-015
14Dec1970 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Stewart Moss
Anthony Caruso
Roy Jenson
Synopsis:
The Silent Force trio investigates the mob's strong arm operation forcing supermarkets to buy goods
produced by syndicate companies.

1.13 [--] The Silent Force: THE OCTOPUS
21Dec1970 ABC Mon
Written by Luther Davis
Directed by George McCowan
Director of photography, Arch R. Dalzell
Guest cast:
Norman Alden
Richard Van Fleet
Albert Paulsen
Austin Willis
Dan Travanty (aka Daniel J. Travanti)
Synopsis:
Amelia poses as a gangster’s wife in an assault on the syndicate’s takeover of trucking companies.

1.14 [--] The Silent Force: THE BANKER (Part 1/2)
04Jan1971 ABC Mon
Written by Mark Rodgers
Guest Cast:
John Vernon
Paul Stewart
Robert Pine
Carla Borelli
Synopsis:
The Silent Force begins an investigation of the syndicate's gambling operation in the Caribbean
in the first of two parts.

1.15 [--] The Silent Force: THE BANKER (Part 2/2)
11Jan1971 ABC Mon
Written by Mark Rodgers
Guest Cast:
John Vernon
Paul Stewart
Robert Pine
Carla Borelli
Synopsis:
Ward Fuller opposes the syndicate's "Banker" in a high stakes poker game, not knowing Jason Hart has
been captured by the mob.

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