CTVA US Drama -  "The Men: Assignment Vienna/ The Delphi Bureau/ Jigsaw"  (ABC)(1972-73)

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The Men
Assignment Vienna - The Delphi Bureau - Jigsaw
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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THE MEN
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ABC (Thursdays 9:00PM ET)(21Sep72-21Dec72)
ABC (Saturdays)(13Jan73-01Sep73)

Rotating Drama series 1972-73  24 episodes x 60 min color

Umbrella title for 3 series from 3 different production companies :-

(1) ASSIGNMENT VIENNA (MGM Television)
1972-73   8 episodes x 60 min
starring
Robert Conrad as Jake Webster
Charles Cioffi as Maj. Caldwell 
Anton Diffring as Inspector Hoffman 
Stories of United States Intelligence in Vienna.

(2) THE DELPHI BUREAU (Warner Brothers Television)
1972-73 pilot + 8 episodes x 60 min
starring
Laurence Luckinbill as Glenn Garth Gregory
Anne Jeffreys as Sybil Van Loween
Stories of a Resarch Worker.

(3) JIGSAW (Universal Television)
1972-73 (pilot 'Jigsaw' 120 min) + 8 episodes x 60 min
starring
James Wainwright as Lt. Frank Dain
Pernell Roberts as Sgt. Gustafson
Stories of the California Missing Persons Bureau

'The Men' theme music by Isaac Hayes

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[--] The Delphi Bureau: THE MERCHANT OF DEATH (2hr pilot TV Movie)
06Mar72
Warner Brothers Television for ABC  (copyright  reg no. LP47024)
Writer Sam Rolfe
Director Paul Wendkos
Guest Cast:
Laurence Luckinbill ..... Glenn Garth Gregory
Celeste Holm ............ Sybil Van Loween
Dean Jagger ............. Matthew Keller
Cameron Mitchell ........ Stokely
Bradford Dillman ........ Randy Jamison
Bob Crane ............... Charlie Taggart
Joanna Pettet ........... April Thompson
Co-starring
Lucille Benson .......... Mrs. Loveless
David Sheiner ........... Joe Dobkin
Kevin Hagen ............. Luke
June Vincent ............ Charlotte
Dub Taylor .............. Old timer
Frank Marth ............. Sheriff Morgan
Pamelyn Ferdin .......... Alice
Robert Osterloh ......... Drunk
Judy Baldwin
William Stevens
Joseph Mell
K.L. Smith
Synopsis:
An agency of gifted people with totall recall, is only
responsible to the president. This pilot led to a series of
of 8 one-hour episodes.

[--] Jigsaw MAN ON THE MOVE  (2hr Pilot TV Movie) 
Universal Television prod no. 83373
26Mar1972
Producer Stanley Kallis
Director William Graham
Writer Robert E. Thompson
Director of photography, Mike Margulies
Music Robert Drasnin
Editor Jim Benson
cast:
James Wainwright .... Lieutenant Frank Dain
Vera Miles .......... Lilah Beth Cummings
Andrew Duggan ....... Harrison Delando
Edmond O'Brien ...... Det. Ed Burtelson
Marsha Hunt ......... Doctor Gehlen
Irene Dailey ........ Mrs. Cummings
Richard Kiley ....... District Attorney Dan Bellington
Gene Andrusco ....... Timmy Cummings
Milton Selzer ....... Psychologist
Elliott Street ...... Motel Clerk
Ken Lynch ........... Mr. Cummings
Pamela Rodgers ...... Adele Collier
Jenifer Shaw ........ Waitress
Claudia Bryar ....... Motel Manager
Felton Perry ........ Cab Driver
Ted Gehring ......... Deputy Sheriff Coley
Charles Lampkin
J.H. Lawrence
Ed Peck
Casey MacDonald
Adrian Ricard
Lou Krugman
Helen Baron
Bert Holland
Synopsis:
A detective specializing in missing persons cases finds himself accused of murder
after being found unconscious in the apartment of a slain official. [RF]

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ABC (Thursdays 9:00PM ET)(21Sep72-21Dec72)
ABC (Saturdays)(13Jan73-01Sep73)

[01] The Men: Jigsaw #1: BADGE ON FIRE
Prod. no. LP43702
21Sep1972 ABC Thur
Starring: James Wainwright (as Lt. Frank Dain)
Guest cast:
Marianne McAndrew .. Helen
Charles Macaulay ... Brown
Jonathan Lippe ..... Sergeant Doyle
Mike Farrell ....... Joe Collins
Marie Cheatham ..... Mary Collins
Synopsis:
Missing: an undercover cop who was about to crack a car-theft ring.

[02] The Men: Assignment: Vienna #1 THE LAST TARGET
Prod. no. LP42966
28Sep72 ABC Thur
Writer Eric Bercovici & Jerrold L. Ludwig
Director Paul Krasny
Starring: Robert Conrad (as Jake Webster)
Guest cast:
Leslie Nielsen ..... Floyd Macklin
Belinda J. Montgomery .. Julie Hayes
Eduard Franz ....... Professor Hayes
Synopsis:
An escaped con bent on revenge. Marked for murder: Major Caldwell.

[03] The Men: The Delphi Bureau #1 THE DEADLY ERRAND PROJECT
Prod. no. 166081
05Oct72 ABC Thur
Starring: Laurence Luckinbill (as Glenn Garth Gregory)
Guest cast:
Kent Smith ......... Prescott
Martha Scott ....... Martha
Harry Townes ....... clergyman
Tina Chen .......... Mei Ling
Richard Loo ........ Shen Si
Synopsis:
Glenn's out to ransom a kidnapped Red Chinese diplomat.

[04] The Men: Jigsaw #2: HARD TIME
Prod. no. LP43705
12Oct72 ABC Thur
Starring: James Wainwright (as Lt. Frank Dain)
Guest cast:
Catherine Burns .... Lily Blaydon
Jim Davis .......... Mort Stone
Pernell Roberts .... Sergeant Gustafson
James Carroll Jordan ... Vincent
Reid Smith
Tom Reese
Synopsis:
While writing about the people in a small Midwestern town, an author vanishes mysteriously.

[05] The Men: Assignment: Vienna #2 HOT POTATO
Prod. no. LP42965
19Oct72 ABC Thur
Starring: Robert Conrad (as Jake Webster)
Guest cast:
John Ireland ....... Duncan
Skye Aubrey
Kathy Cannon
Don Edwards
Synopsis:
Jake has a secret film of a gangland meeting.

[06] The Men: The Delphi Bureau #2 THE MAN UPSTAIRS--THE MAN DOWNSTAIRS PROJECT
Prod. no. 166085
26Oct72 ABC Thur
Starring: Laurence Luckinbill (as Glenn Garth Gregory)
Guest cast:
Roddy McDowall ..... Harold
Arlene Golonka ..... Stella
Harold Gould ....... Judge Lowal
L.Q. Jones ......... Cole
Beverlee McKinsey .. Goldy
Synopsis:
A mystery surrounding a Supreme Court nominee is the problem for the
Delphi Bureau's Glenn Garth. The judge is being backed by a businessman
known to be his political enemy. [RF]

[07] The Men: Jigsaw #3: THE BRADLEY AFFAIR
Prod. no. LP43703
02Nov72 ABC Thur
Starring: James Wainwright (as Lt. Frank Dain)
Guest cast:
Skye Aubrey ........ Linda Bradley
James Gregory ...... Warren Bradley
Don Stroud ......... Stearman
Maria Elena Cordero ... Marina
Synopsis:
A custody battle sparks the search for a baby and his widowed mother.

[08] Assignment: Vienna #3 QUEEN'S GAMBIT
Prod. no. LP42964
09Nov72 ABC Thur
Writer D.C. Fontana
Director Paul Stanley
Starring: Robert Conrad (as Jake Webster)
Guest cast:
Anne Francis ........ Aline Masterson
Joby Baker .......... Russell
Robert F. Simon ..... Prince Hohlenberg
Arthur Brauss
Peter Vajda
Synopsis:
Jake Webster's mission: recover the Royal Crown of Bosnia.

[09] The Men: The Delphi Bureau #3 THE WHITE PLAGUE PROJECT
Prod. no. 166082
16Nov72 ABC Thur
Starring: Laurence Luckinbill (as Glenn Garth Gregory)
Guest cast:
William Schallert ... Maury Stapleton
Mariette Hartley .... Sarah Bowmont
Len Lesser .......... Mockthornton
Don Calfa ........... Gunjamen
Fay DeWitt .......... Reva
William Bramley ..... Dr. Kantor
E.J. Andre .......... Dr. Quint
Robert L. Harris .... Marty
Synopsis:
A moth that eats poppy plants, is bad news for opium dealers if Glenn Gregory
can successfully get the hybrid specimens safely to Washington. [RF]

[10] The Men: Jigsaw #4: TO STALK THE NIGHT
Prod. no. LP43701
30Nov72 ABC Thur
Starring: James Wainwright (as Lt. Frank Dain)
Guest cast:
James Olson ........ Dr. Leo Heller
Diana Ewing ........ Judy Morgan
Ramon Bieri ........ Herb Jacobs
Gregory Enton ...... Carl Zandt
James McEachin ..... Sergeant Prescott
Kathleen Dabney .... Lorraine Heller
Athena Lorde ....... Mrs. Haig
Synopsis:
Murder sends Dain down a cold trail when he tries to link the victim with a priest who vanished two years ago.

[11] The Men: Assignment: Vienna #4 ANNALISA
Prod. no. LP42963
07Dec72 ABC Thur
Writer Eric Bercovici & Jerrold L. Ludwig
Director Bruce Kessler
Starring: Robert Conrad (as Jake Webster)
Guest cast:
Rosemary Forsyth .... Annalisa
Victor Buono ........ Karafatma
Paul Mantee
John Ericson
Peter Herald
Abraham Sofaer
Synopsis:
Jake helps an old flame clear her husband of a false murder charge.

[12] The Men: The Delphi Bureau #4 THE TOP SECRET SECRET PROJECT
Prod. no. 166083
14Dec72 ABC Thur
Starring: Laurence Luckinbill (as Glenn Garth Gregory)
Guest cast:
Charles Lampkin .... Jason Thomas
Dana Elcar ......... Michael Kendall
Jennifer Leak ...... Judy Rogers
Kathy Lloyd ........ Melanie Kendall
William Sargent .... Harley Rawls
Michael Lerner ..... Cy Turrell
Henry Wills ........ Sanders
Henry Olek ......... Lou Powell
Michael Perrotta ... Hank
Synopsis:
A dangerous hunt for a little data-filled notebook.

[13] The Men: Jigsaw #5: FINDER'S FEE
Prod. no. LP43704
21Dec72 ABC Thur
Starring: James Wainwright (as Lt. Frank Dain)
Guest cast:
Sheree North ....... Laura Anderson
John Lupton ........ Ted Harmon
Corinne Camacho .... Florence Travis
Regis Toomey
Synopsis:
Personal interest prods Dain as he hunts for a friend who was trying to find the heirs to a fortune.

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[14] The Men: Assignment: Vienna #5 SOLDIER OF FORTUNE
Prod. no. LP42950
04Jan73 ABC Sat (rerun 10Mar73)
Writer Gene L. Coon
Director Bruce Kessler
Starring: Robert Conrad (as Jake Webster)
Guest cast:
Joseph Campanella .. Frank Cort
Lynn Marta ......... Helen
Moses Gunn ......... Vasamumbo
Dick Cangey ........ Rocco
Synopsis:
A soldier has revenge on his mind. Jake Webster's task: find the intended victim.

[15] The Men: Assignment: Vienna #6 THERE WAS AN OLD WOMAN
Prod. no. LP42951
13Jan73 ABC Sat
Writer Mark Rodgers
Director Alexander Singer
Starring: Robert Conrad (as Jake Webster)
Guest cast:
Susan Strasberg ..... Carole
Alexander Scourby ... Rupert
Eric Braeden
Peter Wajde
Frank Baur
Jane Tilden
Victor Brandt
Synopsis:
Jake hunts for the murderer of an elderly flower vendor.

[--] 20Jan73/27Jan73 - no details

[16] The Men: Assignment: Vienna #7 SO LONG, CHARLEY
Prod. no. LP42952
03Feb73 ABC Sat
Writer Gene L. Coon
Director Paul Krasny
Starring: Robert Conrad (as Jake Webster)
Guest cast:
Cameron Mitchell .... Charley Stokes
Maria Schell ........ Elga Compani
Jack Kruschen ....... Orloff
Chris Anders
Veit Relin
Synopsis:
One of Jake's cronies is the key figure in a plot to abort an international trade conference.
*NOTE: Also known as Adios, Charley.

[17] The Men: Assignment: Vienna #8 A DEADLY SHADE OF GREEN
Prod. no. LP42953
10Feb73 ABC Sat
Writer Eric Bercovici & Jerrold L. Ludwig
Director Alexander Singer
Starring: Robert Conrad (as Jake Webster)
Guest Cast:
Walter Slezak ....... Tandler
Robert Gentry
L.Q. Jones
Peter Haskell
Gerry Crampton
Janaire Skidmore
Synopsis:
"A Deadly Shade of Green" is the color of a 70-carat emerald that Jake, among others, is looking for.

[18] The Men: Jigsaw #6: KISS THE DREAM GOODBYE
Prod. no. LP43699
17Feb73 ABC Sat
Starring: James Wainwright (as Lt. Frank Dain)
Guest Cast:
Broderick Crawford .. Eddie Dwyer
Jessica Walter ...... Janice
Nico Minardos ....... Marty Soret
Ned Romero .......... Sergeant Delgado
Mary Cross .......... Leona
Cameron Mitchell
Jackie Coogan
Synopsis:
Dain quits the force and sets out alone to clear himself of a murder rap.

[19] The Men: Jigsaw #7: GIRL ON THE RUN
Prod. no. LP43700
24Feb73 ABC Sat
Starring: James Wainwright (as Lt. Frank Dain)
Guest Cast:
Shirley Knight-Hopkins ... Stella
Frank Aletter ...... Dan Drennan
Skye Aubrey ........ Mrs. Hanford
Brenda Scott ....... Katherine Drennan
Ben Hammer
David Spielberg
Del Monroe
Synopsis:
Prostitution and blackmail: keys to the mysterious disappearance of a young bride.

[20] The Men: Jigsaw #8: IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, NOTIFY CLINT EASTWOOD
(final episode of "Jigsaw")
Prod. no. LP43698
03Mar73 ABC Sat
Starring: James Wainwright (as Lt. Frank Dain)
Guest Cast:
Christine Belford ... Gale Parker
Richard Anderson .... Douglas Parker
Stefan Arngrim ...... Jeffrey Mallin
Dennis Olivieri ... James Lyons
Harry Cooper
Harry Hickox
Claire Brennen
Eileen Brennan
Michael Baseleon
Synopsis:
A hospital patient vanishes before having the operation that could save her life.

[--] 10Mar73 - rerun of Assignment Vienna: Soldier of Fortune

[21] The Men: The Delphi Bureau #5 THE TERROR BROKER PROJECT
Prod. no. 166088
17Mar73 ABC Sat
Starring: Laurence Luckinbill (as Glenn Garth Gregory)
Guest cast:
Dean Jagger ........ Quick
Sharon Acker ....... Sheila
William Windom ..... Broker
Lauri Peters ....... Jackdaw
Arlene Martel ...... Margaret
Robert Hogan ....... Cobra
George Spell ....... Rico
Jim Mills .......... Statesman
Synopsis:
Gregory is assigned to an Interpol-type organization and ferrets his way
into an international coalition of assassins. [RF]

[22] The Men: The Delphi Bureau #6 THE DAY OF JUSTICE PROJECT
Prod. no. 166087
24Mar73 ABC Sat
Starring: Laurence Luckinbill (as Glenn Garth Gregory)
Guest cast:
Fritz Weaver ....... Vander
Sandy Kenyon ....... McIntyre
Andrew Prine ....... George-O
Brenda Scott ....... Stick
Lawrence Pressman .. Patrick
Peter Hobbs ........ Ewbank
Paul Tulley ........ Hippie soldier
Synopsis:
Political extremism sparks violence: Gregory stumbles onto a ring of young
activists planning to kill off familites of right-wing radicals. [RF]

[23] The Men: The Delphi Bureau #7 THE SELF-DESTRUCT PROJECT
Prod. no. 166086
31Mar73 ABC Sat
Starring: Laurence Luckinbill (as Glenn Garth Gregory)
Guest cast:
George DiCenzo ..... Langtree
Bert Convy ......... George Danvers
Jo Ann Pflug ....... Ronnie
Allyn Ann McLerie .. Ginny
Ted Gehring ........ Bernhart
Shelly Novack ...... Carson
Willard Sage ....... Captain Emerson
Robert Rhodes ...... Colonel Nardell
Edward Faulkner .... Warden
Synopsis:
A group of radicals are threatening to unleash a highly toxic defoliant unless
Gregory can spring its inventor from a high-security prison. [RF]

[24] The Men: The Delphi Bureau #8 THE FACE THAT NEVER WAS PROJECT
(final episode of "The Delphi Bureau")
07Apr73 ABC Sat
Starring: Laurence Luckinbill (as Glenn Garth Gregory)
Guest cast:
Richard Anderson ... Landis
Jon Lormer ......... Senator Hicks
Robin Strasser ..... Jane
Oliver Clark ....... Roly Poly
Lani O'Grady ....... Gail
Tom McDonald ....... Billings
Synopsis:
Pacemakers and microwave ovens: space age murder weapons in a plot to kill a senator.

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