CTVA US Drama - "Empire" (Screen Gems/NBC)(1962-63) starring Richard Eagan

The Classic TV Archive - US  Drama Series
Empire (Screen Gems/NBC|)(1962-63)  -  Redigo (Screen Gems/NBC)(fall 1963)
Empire (1962-63)
 
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Algar, Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

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EMPIRE (UK title: 'The Big G')
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Wilrich productions
Screen Gems Inc.

for
NBC (Tuesdays 8:30pm EST)
Created by Frank Nugent
Produced by William Sackheim

US Action Drama series 1962-63   32 episodes x 60 min color?
starring
Richard Egan as Jim Redigo
Terry Moore as Constance Garret
Anne Seymour as Lucia Garret
Ryan O'Neal as Tal Garret
Warren Vanders as Chuck Davis (1963)
Charles Bronson as Paul Moreno (1963)

Premise:
Action stories about the operation of the Garret family's huge
ranch in New Mexico. Family saga on the style of 'The Big Valley' 'Bonanza' and ' Dallas'.
Background:
When the "Empire" series finished, it was followed, the following season by a half-hour
series of 15 episodes based on the Richard Egan character called - "Redigo" (Screen Gems/NBC)(fall 1963)

music by Johnny Green

################### Empire ###################
############## season 1 1962-63 ##############
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NBC Tuesdays 8:30-9:30pm (Hour Long)

[01] Empire: THE DAY THE EMPIRE STOOD STILL (60 min)
(1962.09.25) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Denver Pyle ................... Tom Rawlings
Oliver McGowan ................ Harvey Welk
Paul Tripp .................... Thayer Wilson
Vic Perrin .................... Matt Webster

[02] Empire: BALLARD NUMBER ONE (60 min)
(1962.10.02) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Ed Begley ..................... Dan Ballard
George Mathews ................ Kelly Biggs
Gilbert Green ................. Ed Jarvis
Frederick Downs ............... Harry Phelps

[03] Empire: A PLACE TO PUT A LIFE (60 min)
(1962.10.09) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Chris Robinson ................ Arnold Koenig
James Griffith ................ Pete Stroud
Cathy Lewis ................... Grace Koenig
James Anderson ................ Dusty Rhodes

[04] Empire: RIDE TO A FALL (60 min)
(1962.10.16) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Victor Jory ................... Milo Dahlbeck
Claude Akins .................. Joe Horvath

[05] Empire: LONG  PAST, LONG REMEMBERED (60 min)
(1962.10.23) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Tom Tully ..................... Tom Cole
Richard Jordan ................ Jay Bee Fowler
Paul Birch .................... Sam Fowler
Noah Keen ..................... Dr. Phelps
Michael Fox ................... Chester Arkins
Vincent St. Cyr ............... Estoban

[06] Empire: WALK LIKE A KING (60 min)
(1962.10.30) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Ralph Meeker .................. Barney Swanton
Joanne Linville ............... Leona Spence

1.07 [--] Empire: THE FIRE DANCER (60 min)
13Nov1962 NBC Tue (rerun 03May64)
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Frank Gorshin ................. Billy Roy Fix
Roy Barcroft .................. Charlie Hooper
Susan Silo .................... MacCormack
Harry Lauter ............ Starbeck
Jan Arvan ..................... Pete Twist
Kelly Thordsen ................ George
James Chandler ................ Phil Curtis
Synopsis:
Billy Roy Fix offers to snuff out Redigo's oilwell fire - for a fat fee. [RF]

[08] Empire: THE TALL SHADOW (60 min)
(1962.11.20) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Bethel Leslie ................. Charlotte Robbins
Frank Overton ................. Charles Pierce
Mickey Sholdar ................ Jimmy Robbins
Ray Teal ...................... Mr. Todd
Leo Gordon .................... Jake
Duane Grey .................... Fred

[09] Empire: THE EARTH MOVER (60 min)
(1962.11.27) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Dan O'Herlihy ................. Glenn Kassin
Linda Bennett ................. Fay Saunders
Eddy Waller ................... Abel Saunders
Max Showalter ................. Hobart Muncey

[10] Empire: PRESSURE LOCK (60 min)
(1962.12.04) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Cathleen Nesbitt .............. Hertie Burton
Carolyn Kearney ............... Charlotte
Ford Rainey ................... Josh
Harvey Korman ................. Bunce

[11] Empire: ECHO OF A MAN (60 min)
(1962.12.11) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
John Dehner ................... Dan Tabor
Glenn Turnbull ................ Canaday
Claire Griswold ............... Ellen Connors
Kelton Garwood ................ Jennison
Wayne Heffley ................. Christy

[12] Empire: WHEN THE GODS LAUGH (60 min)
(1962.12.18) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
James Gregory ................. Theron Haskell
Roger Mobley .................. Kieran Haskell
Jenny Maxwell ................. Coffin Haskell

[13] Empire: GREEN, GREEN, HILLS (60 min)
(1962.12.25) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Arthur O'Connell .............. Clayton Dodd
Joanna Moore .................. Althea Dodd
Leonard Stone ................. Lawrencewan
Dayton Lummis ................. Jason Simms

[14] Empire: STOPOVER ON THE WAY TO THE MOON (60 min)
(1963.01.01) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Keir Dullea ................... Skip Wade
Sharon Farrell ................ Lisa
Mark Allen .................... Carl
Harold Gould .................. Judge
Armand Alzamora ............... Luis

[15] Empire: THE FOUR THUMBS STORY (60 min)
(1963.01.08) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Ray Danton .................... Four Thumbs
Rudy Solari ................... Rabbit Stockins
Barry Atwater ................. Dr. Forsythe
Don Diamond ................... Arturo (recurring)
George Gaynes ................. Johnson
Joseph A. Vitale .............. Quicker Than You
Stuart Nisbet ................. Fred

[16] Empire: END OF AN IMAGE (60 min)
(1963.01.15) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Richard Jordan ................ Jay Bee Fowler
Gail Kobe ..................... Janet Rainey
Stefan Gierasch ............... Jack Morgan
Billy Mumy .................... Freddy
Oliver McGowan ................ Harvey Welk
Nellie Burt ................... Margaret Rainey
Leonard Stone ................. Raymond Carlisle
William Bryant ................ Fred Rainey
Dabbs Greer ................... Joseph Williams
Melora Conway ................. Ruthie Mathis

[17] Empire: THE LONER (60 min)
(1963.01.22) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Jeremy Slate .................. Mike Novak
Clarke Gordon ................. Andy Owens
Allan Melvin .................. Dr. Benjamin Walls
Michael Trekilis .............. Jody

[18] Empire: WHERE THE HAWK IS WHEELING (60 min)
(1963.01.29) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Robert Culp ................... Jared Mace
Walter Burke .................. Micah
John Duke ..................... Leo Heller
Carlos Romero ................. Max
Lew Brown ..................... Cord
Michael Mikler ................ Ben
Arthur Marshall ............... Dr. Paul Karlan

[19] Empire: NO SMALL WARS (60 min)
05Feb63 NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo), Terry Moore (as Connie)
Guest Cast:
Robert Vaughn ................. Capt. Paul Terman
Walter Brooke ................. Dr. Sidney Morgan
Otis Greene ................... Don McKellar
Ronnie Knox ................... Gary Lindley
John McLiam ................... Pat Sullivan
Jim Boles ..................... Arnie Arneberg
Stewart Bradley ............... Norman Dierker
Capt Paul Terman, an old friend of Redigo's must undergo a spinal
operation or face almost final death and he's a very uncooperative patient. [ta]

[20] Empire: THE TIGER INSIDE (60 min)
(1963.02.12) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Harold J. Stone ............... Gerald Wormser
Joyce Bulifant ................ Betty Wormser
Philip Abbott ................. Sid Keller
Richard Evans ................. Monte Clifford
William Woodson ............... Al Pope
Dennis Patrick ................ Hoot Hinkley

[21] Empire: SEASON OF GROWTH (60 min)
(1963.02.19) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Pat Conway .................... Dan Bishop
James Stapleton ............... Ray Hollister
Arch Johnson .................. Brad Hollister
Davy Davison .................. Judy Hollister
Frederic Downs ................ Denton
Nick Nicholson ................ Sig Torvald

[22] Empire: SEVEN DAYS ON ROUGH STREET (60 min)
(1963.02.26) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Frank Sutton .................. Young Floyd
Clegg Hoyt .................... Beanie
Suzi Carneil .................. Twyla
Jerry Douglas ................. Le Roy
John Davis Chandler ........... Aflen
Jack Searl .................... Phipps

[23] Empire: A HOUSE IN ORDER (60 min)
(1963.03.05) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Virginia Gregg ................ Mrs. Austin
James Callahan ................ Redford
Oliver McGowan ................ Harvey Welk
Russell Thorson ............... Austin
James Doohan .................. Doctor
Jason Johnson ................. Ranger
Don Harvey .................... Caine

[24] Empire: DOWN THERE, THE WORLD (60 min)
(1963.03.12) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Joanna Barnes ................. Neva Bradford
John Vivyan ................... Shelly Hanson
Dayton Lummis ................. Thomas Fenton Giler
Oliver McGowan ................ Harvey Welk
Philip Ober ................... Walter Kenner
William Quinn ................. Lupak
Bern Hoffman .................. George Neimeyer
Herb Armstrong ................ Colby
Ken Drake ..................... Ludwell
Paul Fierro ................... Bob Lopez

[25] Empire: BURNOUT (60 min)
(1963.03.19) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Gunnar Hellstrom .............. Chris Norden
John Milford .................. Tom Barton
Karen Steele .................. Kate Callahan
Joseph Gallison ............... Kelly Haines
Burt Douglas .................. Jack Pittman
Byron Morrow .................. Lloyd Halstead
Nancy Hadley .................. Ruth Barton

[26] Empire: HIDDEN ASSET (60 min)
(1963.03.26) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Lon Chaney, Jr. ............... Bart Howe
William Windom ................ Lawrence Rowan
Barbara Bain .................. June Bates
John Matthews ................. Matt Christopher
Joseph Hoover ................. Johnny Howe
Willard Sage .................. Sheriff Joe Clay

[27] Empire: ARROW IN THE SKY (60 min)
(1963.04.09) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Telly Savalas ................. Tibor
Ilka Windish .................. Eva
Russell Johnson ............... Bill Carey
Michael Davis ................. Bobby
Don Diamond ................... Artufo

[28] Empire: BREAKOUT (a.k.a. Nobody Dies on Saturday) (60 min)
(1963.04.16) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
William Schallert ............. Sully Mason
Dean Stanton .................. Nick Crider
Don Gordon .................... Quinn Serrato
Jean Innes .................... Rose Serrato
Willard Sage .................. Sheriff Joe Clay
Jon Lormer .................... Sam Richmond
Hugh Lawrence ................. Driver
Jim Galante ................... Hank

[29] Empire: 65 MILES IS A LONG, LONG WAY (60 min)
(1963.04.23) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Claude Akins .................. Joe Horvath
Jena Engstrom ................. Mrs. Sangster
Woodrow Parfrey ............... Gates
Ann Carroll ................... Helen
Hank Patterson ................ Hughes
Robert J. Stevenson ........... Sam Tate

[30] Empire: DUET FOR EIGHT WHEELS (60 min)
(1963.04.30) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Inger Stevens ................. Ellen Thompson
Lawrence Dobkin ............... Dr. Karr
Noah Keen ..................... Dr. Phelps
Lauren Gilbert ................ Dr. Clymer
Don Wilbanks .................. Corley
Gil Rankin .................... Ben

[31] Empire: BETWEEN FRIDAY AND MONDAY (60 min)
(1963.05.07) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Joan Hackett .................. Dolores Lanza
William Mims .................. Perry Wilmot
Naomi Stevens ................. Mrs. Quintero
Dort Clark .................... Panhandler
Maida Severn .................. Spinster
Harvey Johnson ................ Desk Clerk
Peggy Adams ................... Debbie

[32] Empire: THE CONVENTION (60 min) (final episode of 'Empire')
(1963.05.14) NBC Tue
Starring: Richard Egan (as Jim Redigo)
Guest Cast:
Diane Brewster ................ Caroline
Rudy Bond ..................... Sam Callison
Alan Hale, Jr. ................ Fletcher
Anne Helm ..................... Joanie
L.Q. Jones .................... L.Q.
Jean Willes ................... Claire Hagen
William Bramley ............... Marty Albee
Robert Anderson ............... Mackey
Doye O'Dell ................... Announcer

 When the "Empire" series finished, it was followed, the following season, by a half-hour
series of 15 episodes based on the Richard Egan character called - "Redigo" (Screen Gems/NBC)(fall 1963)

################## Empire ####################
################## the end ###################
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