CTVA US Adventure - "The Blue Angels" (1960-61) Don Gordon, Warner Jones  (syndicated program)

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The Blue Angels (1960-61)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
contributions by:
John King, New York (all episodes), Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

Christopher Gallu Productions, Inc.
Gallu Production
California National Productions, Inc.
for First-Run Syndication
Produced/Directed by
Sam Gallu (aka_ Simeon G. Gallu, Jr.)

US Naval-Airforce Adventure series 1960-61  39 episodes x 30 min bw
Starring
Dennis Cross as Commander Arthur Richards (1-13) (to be verified)
Morgan Jones as Commander Donovan (eps 13-39) (to be verified)
Warner Jones as Capt. Wilber Scott
Don Gordon as Lt. Hank Bertelli
Mike Galloway as Lt. Russ MacDonald
also:
Robert Knapp as Zeke Powers, crewman
Ross Elliott as Cort Ryker, crewman

Premise #1:
Half hour filmed series based on the actual experiences of the U.S. Navy's
ace team of jet pilots.
Premise #2:
Adventures of a precision squadron of four U.S. Navy flyers who tour
the country giving exhibitions.
 
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[01] The Bue Angels: ANGEL ON TRIAL
(c) 1960 Syndicated program.
26Sep60 New York City
producer-director, Sam Gallu
writer, Dale Wasserman.
Film Editor, Jack Gleason
photography, Meredith M. Nicholson
music, Al Friede.
Regular Cast:
Don Gordon, Mike Galloway, Warner Jones,
Guest Cast:
Charles Maxwell,
Virginia Lewis ......... Connie
John Clarke.
There are bad feelings between the skipper and Lt.Russ MacDonald,
a new member to the team.

[02] The Bue Angels: THE JARHEADS
(c) 1960 Syndicated program.
3Oct60 New York City
producer-director, Sam Gallu
writer, Richard L. Newhafer.
Film Editor, James Dyer
photography, Meredith M. Nicholson
music, Al Friede.
Regular Cast:
Don Gordon, Mike Galloway, Dennis Cross, Warner Jones
Guest Cast:
Ed Nelson .............. Lt. Dayl Martin
Roxanne Arlen
Warren Kemmerling.
Lt. Dayl Martin is a brash flight instructor who continually
causes trouble. During one of Martin's classes the Angels decide
to teach him a lesson.

[03] The Bue Angels: BLIND FLIGHT
(c) 1960 Syndicated program.
10Oct60 New York City
Guest Cast:
Denise Alexander ......... Sally Beckett
Lt. Hank Bertelli (Don Gordon) visits a blind girl, Sally Beckett,
who had written to him a fan letter. When Hank is caught in a
storm on his flight home, Sally's philosophy of life gives him
courage.

[04] The Bue Angels: THE HOLLOW OF HIS HAND
(c) 1960 Syndicated program.
17Oct60 New York City
Regular Cast:
Michael Galloway
Guest Cast:
James Bonnet ............. Joe Bassett
Young Joe Bassett does not feel that his job as a mechanic for the
Angels requires his bests effprts - but it's Lt. MacDonald who
suffers from his carelessness.

[05] The Bue Angels: FLYING LESSION
(c) 1960 Syndicated program.
24Oct60 New York City
Regular Cast:
Don Gordon
Guest Cast:
Orville SHerman ......... Doc Shannon
Richard Correll ......... Mike Shannon
Doc Shannon takes his young son Mike for a plane ride. When Doc
has a heart attack, Mike must land the plane himself.

[06] The Bue Angels: TIGER BLOOD
(c) 1960 Syndicated program
31Oct60 New York City
Regular Cast:
Michael Galloway
Guest Cast:
Judy Lewis .............. Kitty Miller
Richard Miles ........... Chuck Miller
MacDonald has a date with Kity Miller and learns that her kid
brother Chuck has fallen in with a gang of young hoods. He
tries to steer the boy on the right course.

[07] The Bue Angels: CARRIER TEST
(c) 1960 Syndicated program
7Nov60 New York City
Regular Cast:
Don Gordon, Mike Galloway
Guest Cast:
Eddie Foy III ........... Jimmy Wallace
Jimmy Wallace in Flight Officer's training has lost his nerve
because of an accident he once witnessed. Bertelli and MacDonald
use some fast psychology on their friend.

[08] The Bue Angels: DON'T SCREAM AT A JET
(c) 1960 Syndicated program
14Nov60 New York City
Guest Cast:
Will Wright ............ Reese
Stephen Talbot ......... Corky
The only surgeon who can perform an operation is in Denver. The
Blue Angels offer to fly the child to Colorado but his father disapproves of jets.

[09] The Bue Angels: SIERRA SURVIVAL
(c) 1960 Syndicated program
21Nov60 New York City
Regular Cast:
Don Gordon
Hank Bertelli's plane crashes in the mountains. He bails out,
finding himself alone in the middle of the wilderness.

 [10] The Bue Angels: PATH OF ANGELS
(c) 1960 Syndicated program
28Nov60 New York City
27Jun61 ABC Mon WNAC-TV Boston, MA [RF]
Guest Cast:
William C. Bryant ...... Charlie Robinson
Amateur pilot and playboy Charlie Robinson makes it clear that
he has no use for the Blue Angels - until he desperately needs their help.

[11] The Blue Angels: THE LEBANON INCIDENT
(c) 1960 Syndicated program
5Dec60 New York City
Regular Cast:
Don Gordon
The Blue Angels receive a dangerous assignment to take pictures
over Lebanon just a few miles from the Russian border.

[12] The Blue Angels: FIRE FIGHT
(c) 1960 Syndicated program
12Dec60 New York City
Regular Cast:
Mike Galloway, Don Gordon
Guest Cast:
Dick Jones .............. Bliss
Burt Reynolds ........... Corman
Trainees Bliss and Corman are bitter enemies. During a fighting
drill Bliss collpases in a burning building and Corman leaves
him there to die.

[13] The Blue Angels: CHANGE OF COMMAND
(c) 1960 Syndicated program
19Dec60 New York City
Regular Cast:
Dennis Cross, Morgan Jones
The Blue Angels resent Commander Donovon replacing Arthur Richards
until Richards tells them a story about Donovan.

[14] The Blue Angels: THE DIAMOND GOES TO WAR
(c) 1960 Syndicated program
26Dec60 New York City
Regular Cast:
Don Gordon
Guest Cast:
William C. Bryant ....... Robinson
The Blue Angels recall a mission assigned to them when other squadrons
failed during the Korean conflict.

[15] The Blue Angels: DESERT WITNESS
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
2Jan61 New York City
Regular Cast:
Warner Jones, Don Gordon
Guest Cast:
Laurie Mitchell ......... Annie
Captain Wilbur Scott and Bertelli are at a restaurant with Ann Ryan,
the one witness to a murder, when the killers interrupt the rendezvous

[16] The Blue Angels: WALKIN' THE BLUES
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
9Jan61 New York City
Regular Cast: Don Gordon
The Blue Angels desert survival training turns out to be a real
fight for survival.

[17] The Blue Angels: EVERGLADES STORY
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
16Jan61 New York City
Regular Cast: Don Gordon, Warner Jones
Bertelli is bitten by a poisonous snake and has two hours to live
unless Scott can find a doctor and a hellicopter.

[18] The Blue Angels: NOT FOR THE MOMENT
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
23Jan61 New York City
Regular Cast:
Warner Jones, Don Gordon, Morgan Jones
Captain Scott tries to persuade his younger brother that an
education is more important than a boxing career.

[19] The Blue Angels: LOST CARGO
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
30Jan61 New York City
Regular Cast:
Don Gordon
Bertelli tries to intercept a pilotless plane that's about to
crash in Los Angeles.

[20] The Blue Angels: THE SMUGGLERS
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
6Feb61 New York City
Regular Cast:
Don Gordon
Guest Cast:
Elain Edwards ........... Joan Roberts
While trying to enjoy a quiet vacation, the Blue Angels tangle with
a gang of dope smugglers.

[21] The Blue Angels: ALIEN ENTRY
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
13Feb61 New York City
Regular Cast:
Don Gordon
Guest Cast:
Don Haggerty ............ Joe Wine
Wesley Lau .............. Vic Lavet
Captain Wilbur Scott rescues two stranded fisherman, and finds
there's something extra fishy about them.

[22] The Blue Angels: MIAMI INTERLUDE
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
20Feb61 New York City
Regular Cast:
Warner Jones, Don Gordon
Vacationing in Miami, Scott and Bertelli run across two wealthy
young girls. While the four are talking the girls' jewelry is
heisted from their suite.

[23] The Blue Angels: DANGER SIGNAL
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
27Feb61 New York City
Regular Cast:
Warner Jones, Don Gordon
Scott, Bertelli and a host of others are gathered in a hotel suite
to honor Pop Benson, a former Navy Officer. Everyone's having a
splendid time - until the hotel sleuth walks in a takes a stolen
transistor radio from Pop's pocket.

[24] The Blue Angels: TO SAVE A LIFE
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
13Mar61 New York City
When blood transfusions prove to no avail to a dying woman, the
Blue Angels hit on a remedy of their own.

[25] The Blue Angels: POWDER PUFF PILOT
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
20Mar61 New York City
Regular Cast:
Don Gordon
Guest Cast:
Sally Hester ............ Jean Chaffrey
Burt Reynolds ........... Chuck
Bertelli likes aviatrix Jean Chaffrey, but he doesn't like her
mechanic who's mixed up with a gambling ring

[26] The Blue Angels: BENEDICTION FOR CORT
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
3Apr61 New York City
Regular Cast:
Don Gordon, Ross Elliott
Cort Ryker wants to enter the Gold Cup race with a speedboat of
his own invention. But Bertelli insists that the race is too
risky for Ryker.

[27] The Blue Angels: SHARK PACKAGE
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
10Apr61 New York City
Regular Cast:
Don Gordon, Warner Jones, Mike Galloway
Bertelli's plane goes down over shark-infested waters.

[28] The Blue Angels: SMOKEJUMPERS
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
17Apr61 New York City
Regular Cast:
Don Gordon, Warner Jones
Guest Cast:
Wally Cassell ........... Cully
Mark Allen .............. Manager
Bertelli and Scott tour a training school where men learn parachute
jumping to fight forest fires.

[29] The Blue Angels: COUNTY FAIR
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
24Apr61 New York City
Regular Cast:
Don Gordon, Warner Jones
Guest Cast:
John Hoyt .............. Walter Hadley
Natalie Trundy ......... Jan
Scott and Bertelli are in a tiny town and the prospects for anything
exciting are nil. Then they visit a former navy man, Walter Hadley
who's all set to stake a lot of money on a race the next day.

[30] The Blue Angels: MEETING ON THE PARALLEL
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
1May61 New York City
Regular Cast:
Don Gordon, Warner Jones
Guest Cast:
Stanley Clements ......
Scott and Bertelli recall meeting for the first time during the Korean war.

[31] The Blue Angels: CARRIER COMPROMISE
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
8May61 New York City
Regular Cast:
Don Gordon
The Blue Angels are assigned to test the alertness of the intelligence
officers on board an aircraft carrier.

[32] The Blue Angels: THE ARSON CASE
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
15May61 New York City
Regular Cast:
Don Gordon, Warner Jones
Guest Cast:
Ale Saxe
Scott and Bertelli investigate a case of arson. Scott has a special
reason for wondering if a factory explosion was really an accident
- his father was killed in the blow up.

[33] The Blue Angels: OPERATION BREAKOUT
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
22May61 New York City
The story of project that supplies food and medicine to the victims of the Korean war.

[34] The Blue Angels: THE DUSTER
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
29May61 New York City
Regular Cast:
Don Gordon, Warner Jones
Guest Cast:
Hugh Sanders ............ Miles Sawyer
Bing Russell ............ Denton
Anne Graves ............. Wendy
Miles Sawyer wonders why his crop duster can't keep insects off the
fields. After Bertelli has seen the machine at work he suspects sabotage.

[35] The Bue Angels: THE BLUE LEADERS
(c) 1961 Syndicated program.
5Jun61 New York City
Producer-Director, Sam Gallu
Writer, Richard L. Newhafer.
Film Editor, Jack Cheap
photography, Meredith M. Nicholson
music, Al Friede.
Guest Cast:
Ernest Borgnine ......... Narrator
Yuki Shimoda ............ Japannese Officer
Stephen Joyce ........... Dusty Rhodes
James Stapleton ......... Hawkins
Ernest Brognine narrates the story of "The Blue Angels" from 1946 to 1960

[36] The Blue Angels: SECOND BEST
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
12Jun61 New York City
Regular Cast:
Don Gordon
Guest Cast:
Douglas Dick ........... Sid Templeton
Bertelli dislikes Sid Templeton, the Blue Angels new information
officer. He needles Sid so badly that the squadron leader decides he
must take matters into his own hands.

[37] The Blue Angels: PACIFIC: MONTERAY STORY
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
19Jun61 New York City
Regular Cast:
Don Gordon, Robert Knapp
Guest Cast:
Alfred Hinckley ........ Pano
Zeke Powers flies from Mexico to California when he gets a distress call from Bertelli.

[38] The Blue Angels: THE FIFTH ANGEL
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
26Jun61 New York City
Regular Cast:
Warner Jones
Captain Scott is grounded, so Tom Drake takes of in Scott's plane - and crashes.

[39] The Blue Angels: THE STICKING SEASON (final episode)
(c) 1961 Syndicated program
3Jul61 New York City
Guest Cast:
Barbara Stuart ........... Marsha
Roy Cook wants to build a gambling casino on San Clemente Island, but then Cook is murdered.


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