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The Gallant Men (1962-63)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox, Tom Alger
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
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THE GALLANT MEN
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Warner Brothers Television Production
for
ABC (Fridays 7:30 pm EST)(50ct62-14Dec62)
ABC (Saturdays 7:30 pm EST)(29Dec62-end)
Executive Producer
Wm. T. Orr
Produced by Richard Buel

US Wartime Adventure series 1962-63     26 episodes x 60 min bw
starring
Robert McQueeney as Conley Wright, correspondent
William Reynolds  as Capt. Jim Benedict
Robert Ridgely as Lt. Frank Kimbro
Richard X. Slattery as 1st Sgt. John McKenna
Eddie Fontaine as PFC Pete D'Angelo
Roland LaStarza as Private Ernie Lucavich
Roger Davis as Private Roger Gibson
Robert Gothie as Private Sam Hanson

recurring:?
Sandy Kevin as Private Saunders
Robert Fortier as Captain Jergins

Premise:
The Gallant Men was set in Italy during WWII and followed the adventures
of the 36th Infantry "Texas" Division as they battled their way up the Boot.
The action was seen through the eyes of a war correspondent named Conley
Wright (Robert McQueeney), while the infantrymen were under the command of
Capt. Jim Benedict (William Reynolds). The cast contained the usual
collection of war story characters: the charming Italian lady-killer,
PFC D'Angelo (Eddie Fontaine); best buddies Lucavich (Roland LaStarza) and
Hanson (Robert Gothie); and the tough-as-nails Sgt. McKenna (Richard X Slattery).

Background:
Unlike "Combat", "The Gallant Men" survived just one campaign, despite
good critical notices. Scheduled on Friday nights up against the popular
western, "Rawhide", ABC moved its new show to Saturday nights after only two
months on the air. Out of the frying pan, the show now found itself in the
ratings fire, facing the popular "Jackie Gleason Show". Those Neilson ratings
proved a tougher enemy than the Axis, and the show succumbed in the fall of
1963.

Memorial Day is a wonderful opportunity to pause and reflect on the many
individual sacrifices that have been made in this century on our behalf.
Through dramas such as "Combat" and "The Gallant Men", baby boomers were
given an up-close-and-personal look at the war their parents' generation
had just fought on behalf of the free world. It is only natural that they should
maintain a fondness for the collectibles that remind them of these
groundbreaking shows.

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ABC Fridays 7:30 pm Eastern (eps 1-11)
ABC Saturdays 7:30 pm Eastern (eps 12-26)

1.01 [--] THE GALLANT MEN (pilot)(a.k.a. San Pietro)
5Oct62 ABC Fri
executive producer William T. Orr
produced by Richard Buel
written by Halsted Welles
story by James Merriam Moore
Directed by Robert Altman
director of photography Harold Stine
Starring:
Robert McQueeney as Conley Wright, correspondent
William Reynolds as Capt. Jim Benedict
guest stars:
William Windom ......... Jake
Sharon Hugueny ......... Rosa
William Quinn .......... Colonel
Robert Fortier ......... Capt Jergens
Synopsis:
Landing with the invasion forces at Salerno, Italy, in 1943, Conley Wright
joins an infantry unit commanded by Capt. Jim Benedict. The young officer
is still unsure of himself, and his ability as a combat leader is severely
tested by his first assignment--the taking of San Pietro, whose heavy
defenses have repelled tank battalions. (UCLA)

1.02 [--] The Gallant Men: RETREAT TO CONCORD
12Oct62 ABC Fri
written by William Bruchner
story by Leonard Brown
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
Guest Cast:
Peter Breck ............. Private Draper
Iphigenie Castiglioni ... Signora Josephine Cirasella
Anna Bruno-Lena ......... Felicia
Synopsis:
When Captain Benedict's men liberate the town of Nieto, they find that
the citizens are far from overjoyed. In fact they are so bitter and
war-weary that their attitude toward the troops is strongly anti-American.
In the central role, Peter Breck plays a sniper who has so insulated his
feelings he doesn't care about anyone. [TA]

[03] The Gallant Men: AND CAIN CRIED OUT
19Oct62 ABC Fri
written by Ken Peters
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
guest star
Robert Conrad as Sgt. Griff Benedict (Hawaiian Eye)

 1.04 [--] The Gallant Men: THE NINETY-EIGHT CENT MAN
26Oct62 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 13Apr63)
written by Richard L. Adams
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
guest stars
Rudy Solari .......... Amitore
Chana Eden ........... Elena
Frank DeKova ......... Legrini
Robert Fortier ....... Major Jergens
Dal Jenkins .......... Medic
Sandy Kevin .......... Saunders
Synopsis:
On patrol behind enemy lines, a wounded D'Angelo is rescued by Italian
partisans - but when the Germans attack, the Italians put him in
another tough spot. [RF]

[05] The Gallant Men: ONE MODERATELY PEACEFUL SUNDAY
2Nov62 ABC Fri
written by Montgomery Pittman
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
guest stars
John Dehner
Don O'Kelly
Rudy Donlon

  1.06 [--] The Gallant Men: LESSON FOR A LOVER (copyright title)
aka LESSON FOR A LONER
09Nov62 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 27Apr63 ABC Sat 7:30 PM ET Cincinnati)
written by Richard Landau & Jerry Davis
story by Richard Buel
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
guest stars
Marianna Hill ........ Maria Carducci
John Van Dreelen ..... Francisco Cardinale
Fredric Vilanni ...... Fabio
Eddie Durkin ......... Lieutenant Ravetch
Dennis Cross ......... Captain Brogan
Synopsis:
Lieutenant Kimbro is sent to a hospital in Naples to be treated for an
unusual combat illness - psychosomatic blindness. Kimbro is withdrawn
and dejected by Wright notices that hospital aide Maria Carducci seems
to have a beneficial effect on his health and his attitude. [RF]

[07] The Gallant Men: AND THE END OF EVIL THINGS
16Nov62 ABC Fri
written by David Lang
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
guest stars
Stephen Lander
Buck Kartalian

[08] The Gallant Men: SOME TEARS FALL DRY
23Nov62 ABC Fri
written by William Koenig
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
guest stars
Gail Kobe
Yale Summers

1.09 [--] The Gallant Men: FURY IN A QUIET VILLAGE
30Nov62 ABC Fri
written by Stephen Lord
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
guest stars
Lisa Seagram ....... Angela
Malachi Throne ..... Col. Shunesberg
Stefan Schnabel .... Marshall Kleindorff
Doug Lambert ....... Private Lynstrom
Richard Angarola ... Father Gefolia
Walter Janowitz .... Captain Heffler
Synopsis:
When the company arrives in a quiet village recently evacuated
by the Germans, they are not welcomed by the town's inhabitants. [RF]

1.10 [--] The Gallant Men: SIGNALS FOR AN END RUN
7Dec62 ABC Fri
Teleplay by David Giler & Berne Giler
Story by Arthur Fitz Richard & William P. D'Angelo
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
guest stars
Mala Powers ........ Dina
Rudolph Acosta ..... Lupo
Eduardo Ciannelli .. Bassano
John Karlen ........ Lieutenant Tyrell
Victor Romito ...... 1st Partisan
Synopsis:
Sinister Bassano has ulterior motives when he charms the lovely
Dina.

1.11 [--] The Gallant Men: ROBERTINO
14Dec62 ABC Fri
written by Herman Groves
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
guest stars
Peter Soli ......... Robertino
Renzo Cesna ........ Rossi
Roland La Starza ... Lucavich
Walter Friedel ..... Major Strasser
Eve Marlowe ........ Maria
Sandy Kevin ........ Private Saunders
Dieter Jacoby ...... German Sentry
Synopsis:
Lucavich leads a tattered orphan boy to safety through a mine field
and takes him under his wing - until his watch turns up missing. [RF]
*Note:
Technical Advisor: S.F.C. Robert McClintic U.S. Army. [RF]

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"The Gallant Men" moves from Fridays to Saturdays 7:30 pm ET
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[12] The Gallant Men: ADVANCE AND BE RECOGNIZED
29Dec62 ABC Sat
written by James & George O'Hanlon
Directed by Robert Totten
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
guest stars
Terry Becker
Pamela Gary

 1.13 [--] The Gallant Men: TO HOLD UP A MIRROR
05Jan63 ABC Sat
written by Charles Smith
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
Guest Cast:
Karl Held ............ Major Woelfrel
Paul Carr ............ Pvt. Joe Salford
Patricia Woodell ..... Gina
Ilze Taurins ......... Uta Braun
William Reynolds ..... Captain Benedict
Robert McQueeney ..... Wright
Synopsis:
Captain Benedict leaves his German prisoner, former Olympic
champion Major Woelfel, with Pvt. Joe Salford, whose dreams
of a boxing career were shattered with his right hand. [RF]

[14] The Gallant Men: BOAST NOT OF TOMORROW
12Jan63 ABC Sat
written by Ken Peters
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
guest stars
Laura Devon
Ray Montgomery
Genevieve Griffin

[15] The Gallant Men: THE DOGS OF WAR
19Jan63 ABC Sat
written by Jason Wingreen
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
guest stars
Diane Foster
Dean Stockwell

[16] The Gallant Men: THE BRIDGE
26Jan63 ABC Sat
written by Herman Groves
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
guest stars
Peter Brown (Lawman)
Ernest Sarracino

 1.17 [--] The Gallant Men: THE LEATHERNECKS
02Feb63 ABC Sat
Teleplay by Ken Peters/ Story by Andrew Rosenthal
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
guest stars
Philip Carey ........... Sgt. Matt Barragan
Van Williams ........... Lt. Dave Cameron
Armand Alzamora ........ Cpl. Vince Mazzini
George Murdock ......... Pfc. Ben Cagel
Doug Lambert ........... Pvt. Harvey Loomis
David Brandon .......... Lt. Harper
Martin Brandt .......... Jakob Scheeden
Don Kelly .............. Captain Barlow
Synopsis:
When Wright receives word that his brother is missing in action in
the Pacific, he asks permission to cover Marine operations there
- and joins the Leathernecks in an invasion. [RF]

1.18 [--] The Gallant Men: NEXT OF KIN
9Feb63 ABC Sat
written by Ken Peters
Directed by Robert Sparr (to be verified)
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
guest stars
Stanley Adams ......... Nicola Borrelli
Angela Dorian ......... Teresa Borrelli
Doris Dowling ......... Cristina
Anthony Lettieri ...... Arturo
Victoria Vetri ........ Maria
Synopsis:
When the Americans liberate San Marco, Private D'Angelo discovers that
his uncle Nicola is living there. D'Angelo's happiness is short-lived
however - he begins to wonder why his uncle is the only one in town
who prospered during the German occupation. [RF]

1.19 [--] The Gallant Men: OPERATION SECRET (a.k.a. Operation Avalanche)
16Feb63 ABC Sat
written by Richard Landau
story by Elton Floring
Directed by Robert Sparr (to be verified)
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
Guest Cast:
Ray Danton ........... Lt. Hugo Petra
Earl Hammond ......... David Storm
Albert Paulsen ....... General Kile
George Gaynes ........ Major Neumann
Vito Scotti .......... Giadenza
Tommy Farrell ........ Sergeant Motley
Justin Smith ......... Major Nemo
Conley Wright uncovers the story of Italian army officer Lt. Hugo
Petra, who on behalf of the OSS, fed the Nazis phony information
which disrupted their efforts in Italy. [TA]

1.20 [--] The Gallant Men: THE WARRIOR
23Feb63 ABC Sat
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
guest stars
James Doohan ............ Captain Blagdon
Adam Williams ........... Pvt. McQueen
John McLiam ............. Pvt. Archie Bolt
James Best .............. Pvt. Hook
Med Flory ............... Pvt. Ayres
William Beckley ......... Lt. Wells
Synopsis:
Wright, D'Angelo and Gibson are trapped with soldiers from other units
by an enemy advance and the ranking officer, Captain Blagdon, can't
seem to make a command decision. [RF]
 
[21] The Gallant Men: ONE PUKA PUKA
2Mar63 ABC Sat
written by David Lang
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
guest stars
Poncie Ponce (Hawaiian Eye)
Frank Atienza

[22] The Gallant Men: OL' BUDDY
9Mar63 ABC Sat
Written by ?
Directed by Richaed L. Bare
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
guest stars
Anthony Becket
Kevin Hagen

[23] The Gallant Men: A TASTE OF PEACE
16Mar63 ABC Sat
written by Ken Peters
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
Guest Cast:
Julie Adams
Glen Cannon
DeForest Kelley (Star Trek)

[24] The Gallant Men: THE CRUCIBLE
23Mar63 ABC Sat
Written by ?
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
guest star
Ed Nelson
Suzi Carnell

[25] The Gallant Men: TOMMY
30Mar63 ABC Sat
written by James & George O'Hanlon
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
guest stars
David Frankham
Dorothy Provine (The Roaring 20's, The Alaskans)
George O'Hanlon
Francine York

[--] 06Apr63 -
[--] 13Apr63 rerun of "The Ninety-Eight Cent Man" (first aired 26Oct62)
[--] 20Apr63 -
[--] 27Apr63 -
[--] 04/11/18/25May63


[26] The Gallant Men: A PLACE TO DIE (final episode)
1Jun63 ABC Sat
written by Herman Groves
Directed by Charles R. Rondeau
Starring: Robert McQueeney, William Reynolds
guest stars
Michael Parks
Angela Parks
Victoria Vetri

[--] 14Sep63 - final rerun

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Possibly a.k.a.'s for #10, #20, #22, #24

"Unit Citation"
written by Richard Landau
story by Richard Macaulay

"And a time of Peace"
written by James Komack

"A Question of Why"
written by Richard L. Adams

"Casualty"
written by Don Tait

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