CTVA US Crime - "Surfside 6" (WB/WmTOrr/ABC) Season 1 (1960-61)

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Starring Van Williams, Lee Patterson, Troy Donahue
Season 1 (ABC) (1960-61)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Cindy Rumbold, Barry Gould, Sal Crisanti
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
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  ############### Surfside 6 #################
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ABC Mondays 8:30 pm (34 episodes)

1.01 [--] Surfside 6: COUNTRY GENTLEMAN
3Oct60 ABC
Written by NOT KNOWN
Directed by Irving J. Moore
Guest Cast:
Fredd Wayne ................... Allan Abbott
Ray Danton .................... Marty Hartman
Frank DeKova .................. Stinger
John Hubbard .................. Roger Fielding
Commodore Gladstone is found dead, and his friend Allan Abbott
puts the finger of suspicion on Marty Hartman, an ex-gambler.
Abbott hires Dave to prove his case against Marty.

1.02 [--] Surfside 6: HIGH TIDE
10Oct60 ABC
Writer/Director NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Sherry Jackson ................ Jill Murray
Gregg Palmer .................. Lou Mantell
Lou Mantell has been hiding out in Cuba. Suddenly, he comes back
home and, just as suddenly, Jill Murray, his old girlfriend,
disappears. The SurfSiders attempt to locate Jill who's scheduled
to testify against Mantell at a Senate Committee Hearing.

1.03 [--] Surfside 6: THE CLOWN
17Oct60 ABC
Writer/Director NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Vito Scotti ................... Silva
Ted de Corsia ................. Correro
Tina Carver ................... Elaine Alvarez
Joe De Santis ................. Silva
A nasty type named Carlos is annoying Cha-Cha, so Dave clobbers
him and takes him back to his boss, an exiled dictator named
Correro. When Correro is killed by a clown at a birthday party
for his son, Pepe, a clown entertaining at the party is arrested.
Dave finds another clown costume and learns the real killer is
Carlos, the dictator's henchman.

1.04 [--] Surfside 6: ACCORDING TO OUR FILES
24Oct60 ABC
Written by NOT KNOWN
Directed by George Waggner
Guest Cast:
Mike Road ..................... Kip Daly
Alvy Moore .................... Herbert Colter
Joan Marshall ................. Vera Burnet
Insurance agent Herbert Colter is not the detective type, but
his insurance company assigned him the job of tracking down a
fortune in stolen bonds. He gets Sandy to help him look for
ex-con Lou Gorman, a likely suspect. They find him, but he has been murdered.

1.05 [--] Surfside 6: LOCAL GIRL
31Oct60 ABC
Writer/Director NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Sue Ane Langdon ............... Darcy Peyton
Frank Ferguson ................ Earl Purdy
Tom Gilson .................... Billy Paris
Ric Roman ..................... Ralph Shreiner
Jimmy Ames .................... Angel
Darcy Peyton is a backwoods girl who left home to make a name
for herself in show business. Instead, she became involved with
gangsters. She decides to return home with the $20,000 her
boyfriend left with her in order to bribe a politician. Arriving
with Ken as her bodyguard, she gets a tumultuous reception – a
shotgun blast from her father.

1.06 [--] Surfside 6: PAR-A-KEE
7Nov60 ABC
Written by NOT KNOWN
Directed by William J. Hole, Jr.
Guest cast:
Lyle Talbot (Ozzie & Harriet)............... Allan Crandell
Raymond Bailey  (Beverly Hillbillies)........ Reginald Dutton
Grant Williams ................ Keith Minter
Michael Harris ................ Eddie Geer
When someone tries to kill Daphne's race horse, Par-a-kee,
before the big race, Mr. Dutton wants Dave to find out why.
He learns that a local bookmaker willl lose a fortune if the
horse wins so he kidnaps Daphne to insure the horse doesn't run.

1.07 [--] Surfside 6: DEADLY MALE
14Nov60 ABC
Written by NOT KNOWN
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Guest Cast:
Nancy Hadley .................. Linda Howell
Robert Colbert ................ Gary Dawson
George Wallace ................ Jim Elliott
Roger Til ..................... Jacques Andre
Gloria Elliot is two-timing her wealthy husband, and her two
favorite admirers are Frenchman Jacques Andre and beach boy
Gary Dawson. Gloria has fallen prey to a scheme in which
handsome young men become involved with married women, then
blackmail them. When Gloria refuses to pay, she is murdered.
Dave investigates and uncoveres a lucrative jewel insurance racket.

1.08 [--] Surfside 6: POWER OF SUGGESTION
21Nov60 ABC
Writer/Director NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Shirley Knight ................ Miriam
Stephen Bekassy ............... Professor Daniel
Joe Baker ..................... Bernie Bergen
Oliver McGowan ................ Dr. Rose
Frank Leo ..................... clerk
The mentalist on stage has a gorgeous assistant named Miriam,
who, to Dave's suspicious eye, looks scared. He's right. Miriam
comes to him after the show and insists someone is trying to
hypnotize her into committing murder. Dave and Cha Cha try to
protect her but, shortly afterwards, the magician is murdered.

1.09 [--] Surfside 6: ODD JOB
28Nov60 ABC
Written by NOT KNOWN
Directed by Robert Douglas
Guest Cast:
Robert Rockwell ........... Phillip
Pat Michon ................ Nan
Wilton Graf................ Stanley
Clark Gordon ............. Rodney Arms
Ken is hired via a telegram to guard a proxy fight srtaegy meeting
from conflict within. After a brief kidnapping on the way, Madison
escapes only to find an imposter working in his place. Ken gets Sandy
involed in a plot to turn tables using the same imposter game.
(Details of this episode kindly supplied by Barry Gould, Columbus, Ohio)

1.10 [--] Surfside 6: THE INTERNATIONAL NET
5Dec60 ABC
Written by NOT KNOWN
Directed by William J. Hole, Jr.
Guest Cast:
Claude Akins .................. Mike Hogan
Anna-Lisa ..................... Alixe Hogan
John Van Dreelen .............. Frederick Lundstrom
Myrna Fahey ................... Ann Trevor
Gladys Hurbut (or Hurlbut) .... La Contessa
Vaughn Taylor
Russell Thorson
Producer Mike Hogan is in Miami with the idea of getting a back
for a show. His wife gets a note saying he's a murderer, and
that she's slated to be his next victim. When two people are
murdered, Mike is arrested and it's up to Ken to discover the
identity of the writer of the note and real killer.

1.11 [--] Surfside 6: THE FRIGHTENED CANARY
12Dec60 ABC
Written by NOT KNOWN
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
guest cast:
Nina Shipman .................. Nina Landis
Ray Danton .................... Danny Rome
Robert Ridgely ................ Eddy Harker
Hal Baylor .................... Marty Moran
Art Lewis ..................... Luke Miles
Nina Landis is a pretty nightclub singer who Danny Rome finds
to his liking. When she rejects him, the comic turns heavy and
threatens her. Nina publicly embarrasses him and he vows revenge.
He arranges for Nina to be framed for murder, but Sandy expsoses the scheme.

1.12 [--] Surfside 6: GIRL IN THE GALLEON
19Dec60 ABC
Written by NOT KNOWN
Directed by Frank Baur
Guest Cast:
Andra Martin .................. Connie Waters
Dean Fredericks ............... Danny Waters
Jackie Loughery ............... Hazel Haynes
Jean Willes ................... Eve Tibbles
Rhodes Reason ................. Martin Haynes
Whit Bissell .................. Quincey Tibbles (Time Tunnel)
Michael Garrett ............... Ason Westover
Diver Danny 'Deep' Waters, hired by the Maritime Museum to
explore a sunken Spanish galleon, see the body of a girl near
the ship on a preliminary dive. Later, the body can't be found.
Criminals, who've stolen a fortune in gold, are making Spanish
coins from the stolen loot and planting them in the galleon.
Sandy and Ken uncover the scheme and capture the crooks in an undersea fight.

1.13 [--] Surfside 6: BRIDE AND SEEK
26Dec60 ABC Mon
Teleplay by Anne Howard Bailey/ Story by Steve Goodman [SC]
Directed by Charles Haas
Guest Cast:
Grant Williams ................ Frank Anders
Warren Stevens ................ Arnie Helman
Kaye Elhardt .................. Lois Culver
Linda Bennett ................. Nancy Clayborne
Louise Lorimer ................ Mrs. Clayborne III
Paul Carr ..................... Stan Ritchie
Synopsis:
Frank Anders is part of an extortion racket. His assignment is to elope with
heiress Nancy Clayborne to get money from her wealthy grandmother. Dave Thorne
(Lee Patterson) is hired by Frank's ex-girlfriend to find him and does, in time to save Nancy.

1.14 [--] Surfside 6: LITTLE STAR LOST
2Jan61 ABC
Writer/Director NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast;
Shirley Knight ................ Linda Lord
Constance Ford ................ Sybil Lord
David White ................... Arnold Plagermann
Marjorie Reynolds  (Life of Riley)............. Mrs. Phelps
Starlet Linda Lord makes a triumphant return to her home town of
Miami to star in a movie to be filmed there. Her happiness is
short-lived when she is told that Sybil Lord is not her real
mother. Linda hires her old friend Sandy to find her real mother.
But first, Sandy must protect her from a crooked lawyer who's
trying to cash in on her dilemma.

1.15 [--] Surfside 6: HEELS OVER HEAD
9Jan61 ABC
Writer/Director NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Carlos Romero ................. Juan Escudero
Berry Kroeger ................. Homer Garson
George Kennedy ................ Gabe Buchanan
William Phipps ................ Al Owens
Dave and Ken won't take Juan Escudero's case because he's too
closed-mouthed about the details. He does talk them into keeping
an envelope for him, then disappears. The envelope contains
$70,000 in case that Escudero stole from gangster Homer Garson.
Garson kidnaps Dave and Cha Cha in order to get his money back.

1.16 [--] Surfside 6: THE FACTS ON THE FIRE
16Jan61 ABC
Writer/Director NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Julie Adams ................... Merilee Williams
Dorothy Green ................. Crystal Martel
Robert Knapp .................. Philip Baine
Richard Webb  (Captain Midnight) ......... Jock Lansford
Merilee Williams tells police she thought her husband was a
prowler. She took a shot at him and killed him. She hires Dave
to prove the killing was accidental, but the detective uncovers
evidence that she was the intended victim.

1.17 [--] Surfside 6: YESTERDAY'S HERO
23Jan61 ABC
Writer/Director NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Merry Anders .................. Chris Karns
Joe De Santis ................. Emilio Mendez
Chris Karns, the wife of Dave's wartime buddy, turn up in Miami.
Dave blames her lust for gold in driving her husband, Robbie,
to drink , then to his death while aiding in Caribbean
revolutionaries. Dave is startled when Chris says she believes
Robbie is still alive. It turns out his execution had been faked
to cover up his betrayal of the rebels with whom he was working.

1.18 [--] Surfside 6: THIEVES AMONG HONOR
30Jan61 ABC
Written by NOT KNOWN
Directed by Robert Altman
Guest Cast:
Peter Breck ................... Mark Goodwin
Alex Gerry .................... Dr. Bernard Ostrow
Myron Healey .................. Dan Zeeman
Harry Holcombe ................ Mayor White
Daphne is out to help her friend, Dr. Bernard Ostrow, raise money
for a new hospital. She's delighted when two contributors, Mark
Goodwin and Dan Zeeman, volunteer to handle the fund raising.
But Sandy and Ken believe the two men are con artists out to make a big score.

1.19 [--] Surfside 6: LICENSE TO STEAL
6Feb61 ABC
Writer/Director NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Jill Jarmyn ................... Sue Morrison
Hardie Albright ............... Mr. Adam
Vito Scotti ................... Marcus
Sam Gilman .................... Dan Norwin
Joseph Ruskin ................. Christy
Songstress Sue Morrison is entertaining a large crowd in a Miami
night spot when the festivities are interrupted by gangsters who
make off with a hat full of Sue's priceless jewelry. Dave uncovers
evidence that the insurer of the jewels is the person behind the theft.

1.20 [--] Surfside 6: RACE AGAINST TIME
13Feb61 ABC
Written by NOT KNOWN
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Guest Cast:
Angela Greene ................. Barbara Manning
Nancy McCarthy ................ Pamela Wiley
John Archer ................... Arnold Henderson
William Lanteau ............... Steve Crest
Brad Johnson .................. Maxwell
Darlene Fields ................ Mrs. Carpenter
Dave is carried off a New York-Miami plane. He's been poisoned,
but hospital attendants are unable to identify the poison or
prescribe the antidote, which means Ken and Sandy have only a
short time to spot the poisoner among the other passengers on
the flight. They learn the poisoner was a man Dave once helped send to prison,
 but he's killed before they are able to question him about an antidote.

1.21 [--] Surfside 6: BLACK ORANGE BLOSSOMS
20Feb61 ABC
Written by NOT KNOWN
Directed by Robert B. Sinclair
Guest Cast:
Kathleen Crowley .............. Lady Kay Smallens
David Frankham ................ Smallens
Errol John .................... Charlie
Karen Parker .................. Barbara Page
Howard Wendell ................ Mr. Page
Doris Packer .................. Mrs. Page
Alan Caillou .................. Sir Niles Smallens
Sandy heads for Jamaica and a vacation rendezvous with lovely
Barbara Page. But he's not off duty long neighboring plantation
boss Sir Niles Smallens dies of a snake bite and it looks like
murder. There hasn't been a poisonous snake on the island in years.

1.22 [--] Surfside 6: THE CHASE
27Feb61 ABC
Written by Roger Smith    
Directed by Montgomery Pittman
Guest Cast:
Reggie Nalder ................. Oren Jackson
Tim Graham .................... old man
George Werier ................. hotel manager
Cha Cha drives through the Everglades to deliver some papers to
Thorne. On a small backroad, she recognizes another traveler as
a wanted killer. The killer also spots her and chases her to a
ghost town. Dave tracks him down, and becomes a target of the murderer.

1.23 [--] Surfside 6: GHOST OF A CHANCE
6Mar61 ABC
Writer/Director NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Claire Kelly .................. Pat Wheeler
John Gabriel .................. Jonah Starr
Russ Conway ................... Brockton Starr
An engraver for the Federal Mint disappears while on his honeymoon
fishing trip to Catfish Bayou. Since this is one of Ken's favorite
vacation spots, he's the logical choice to help Treasury Agent Pat
Wheeler look for the missing man. The government fears the engraver
was the target of counterfeiters hoping to use his expertise.

1.24 [--] Surfside 6: THE IMPRACTICAL JOKER
13Mar61 ABC
Writer/Director NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Harold J. Stone ............... Harry Wilde
Karen Steele .................. Jean Pappas
Mala Powers ................... Millie Pierce
Harry Wilde learns that having fun a another's expense can have
its grim side. He planned to threaten his partner's life as part
of a practical joke. When his partner actually dies, Harry is
charged with murder. Dave and Ken investigate to uncover the real murderer.

1.25 [--] Surfside 6: INSIDE JOB
20Mar61 ABC
Writer/Director NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Mary Tyler Moore .............. Kathy Murlow
Jeffrey Stone ................. Barney Michaels
Dolores Donlon ................ Laurie Ames
Joe Sawyer .................... Leon Huff
Donald Burnett ................ Hal Murlow
Tol Avery ..................... Mr. Wylie
Working undercover as a bank teller, Dave learns that one of his
co-workers has a peculiar friend Barney Michaels, a notorious
bank robber. When the banker is murdered, Dave infiltrates the
gang that is planning a bank robbery.

1.26 [--] Surfside 6: INVITATION TO A PARTY
27Mar61 ABC
Writer/Director NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Kaye Elhardt .................. Virginia Barker
Ed Nelson ..................... Eddie Grant
George Margo .................. Bunny Lewis
Elizabeth MacRae .............. Carla Wilson
Wealthy Virginia Barker is being blackmailed after injuring a
girl named Carla Wilson in a parking lot accident. Virginia goes
Sandy for help and he decides to look over the scene of the
accident. He arrives just in time to see Carla involved in another
accident only this time she's killed.

1.27 [--] Surfside 6: SPRING TRAINING
3Apr61 ABC
Writer/Director NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Will Hutchins (Sugarfoot) ................. Arky Cooper
Gigi Perreau .................. Robin Phillips
Barry Kelley .................. Matty Phillips
George Neise .................. Mitch Mitchell
Bing Russell .................. Ron Kaslow
The Bears baseball club is in spring training in Florida when
owner Matty Phillips discovers his star pitcher, Arky Cooper, has
been paying visits to gambler Mitch Mitchell. Phillips asks Ken
to pose as an aspiring rookie and find out if Arky's throwing him
a curve. It seems Arky's girlfriend had been involved with a
gambler, so Arky beats him up. Mitchell vows to get even but is
killed before he has the chance, leaving Arky as the prime murder suspect.

1.28 [--] Surfside 6: DOUBLE IMAGE
10Apr61 ABC
Written by NOT KNOWN
Directed by Irving J. Moore
Guest Cast:
Ellen McRae (Burstyn) .......... Wanda Drake
Brad Dexter ................... Albie Banion
Ann Robinson .................. Gloria Hale
Sandy is hitting it off with a refined beauty named Wanda Drake.
But he gets a jolt when he discovers that Wanda if flirting with
a socially ambitious hoodlum named Albie Banion. He also learns
that Wanda's father is serving a life-sentence and Wanda believes
Banion is the man who committed the crime for which her father was convicted.

1.29 [--] Surfside 6: CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE
17Apr61 ABC
Writer/Director NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Lisa Gaye ..................... Lix Perry
John Lupton (Broken Arrow) .............. Curt Maxon
John Beradino  (General Hospital)............ Al Granger
Mario Roccuzzo ................ Raphael
Leslie Parrish ................ Sunny Golden
Circumstantial evidence is used to pin the murder of a beautiful
water skier, Sunny Golden, on Cha Cha's nephew, Raphael, a busboy
at the hotel where Sunny was staying. Cha Cha and Ken believe the
young man is innocent, but have to find someone else who might be
implicated by the evidence. They discover that Sandy's boss is the real murderer.

1.30 [--] Surfside 6: VENGEANCE IS BITTER
24Apr61 ABC
Writer/Director NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Guy Stockwell ................. Bob Carver
(brother of actor Dean Stockwell, Quantum Leap)
Claire Griswold ............... Patricia Carver
James Seay .................... Phillip Jordan
Peggy McCay
Bob and Patricia Carver ask Dave to stop publication on a book
when they claim slanders their family. Then the prospective
publisher, Phillip Jordan, is murdered, and it begins to look
like one of the Carvers couldn't wait for Dave to act.

1.31 [--] Surfside 6: LITTLE MISTER KELLY
1May61 ABC
Writer/Director NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Biff Elliot ................... Hank Kelly
Ronnie Dapo ................... Little Kelly
Irene Hervey .................. Mrs. Gardner
Police say boxer Hank Kelly's sparring partner committed suicide,
but Hank scores it differently. He thinks it was murder and, when
he learns someone is after his son, he hires Ken to investigate.
Ken uncovers a fight-fixing ring headed up by a local gambler.

1.32 [--] Surfside 6: SPINOUT AT SEBRING
8May61 ABC
Written by NOT KNOWN
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Guest Cast:
Sue Randall ................... Maggie Littrell
John Van Dreelen .............. Martin Harriby
Jorja Curtwright .............. Lorraine Littrell
Alejandro Rey ................. Tony Ricardo (The Flying Nun)
Sandy's pursuing his hobby of sports car racing, when he's
approached by Maggie Littrell, a girl with a problem. Maggie
thinks her mother and attorney Martin Harriby are plotting to
murder Maggie's father. Sandy and Tony Ricardo, a champion
sports car racer and Maggie's love interest, enter the Sebring
Grand Prix in order to thwart the plot. Harriby is killed in an
accident during the race and Maggie's mother is struck and killed by an car.

1.33 [--] Surfside 6: THE BHOYO AND THE BLONDE
15May61 ABC
Writer/Director NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Sean McClory .................. Kevin Flanagan
Sue Ane Langdon ............... Renee
Paula Raymond ................. Kathleen
Anthony Caruso
Although Irish author Kevin Flanagan usually has one eye on the
bottle and the other on pretty girls, he has found time to
accidentally witness a Miami underworld killing. Kevin's long-
suffering wife, Kathleen, knows the mob won't take long to close
her husband's wandering eyes permanently, so she hires Dave to
protect him. The mob sends an attractive hitwoman after Flanagen,
but Sandy and Ken manage to capture her before she shoots the Irishman.

1.34 [--] Surfside 6: AN OVERDOSE OF JUSTICE
22May61 ABC
Writer/Director NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast:
Mara Corday ................... Bonnie Scott
Edward Platt .................. Phil Molloy
Richard Coogan ................ Eddie Regis
Judy Lewis .................... Mary Regis
Thief Eddie Regis has pulled off a major heist and fled to Miami
with his girl, Bonnie Scott. Dave, who has been approached by
insurance man Phil Molloy to assist in the search, finds that someone close to
Regis is willing to co-operate none other than the larcenous Bonnie herself.

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