CTVA US Military - "The Lieutenant" (1963-64) (Norman Felton/MGM) Gary Lockwood, Robert Vaughn

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The Lieutenant (1963-64)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger,  Tom Dischley,   Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
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THE LIEUTENANT
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Arena Productions, Inc.
in association with
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television

for
NBC (Saturdays 7:30pm EST)
Executive Producer
Norman Felton
Created and Produced by
Gene Roddenberry

US Forces Drama series 1963-64   29 episodes x 60 min
starring

Gary Lockwood as Lt. William (Bill) Rice
Robert Vaughn as Capt. Ray Rambridge
Steve Franken as Lt. Samwell (Sanpan) Panosian (1963)
Don Penny as Lt. Harris
Carmen Phillips as Lily
Chris Noel in Various roles
John Milford as Sgt. Kagey
Henry Beckman as Maj. Barker
Richard Anderson as Col. Hiland

Premise:
Hour-long dramatic series set at Camp Pendleton in California.
Stories of a young officer in the peacetime marines.

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NBC Saturdays 7:30 pm Eastern

[01] The Lieutenant: A MILLION MILES FROM CLARY
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7105
14Sep63 NBC (NBC re-run 8Aug64)
directed by Don Medford.
Guest Cast:
Bill Bixby ............. Stew Sallaway
Russell Thorsen ........ Mr. Sallaway
Morris chapnick ........ Coprsman
John Doucette .......... Sergeant Clintock
Frank Gardner .......... Private Matthews
Jack McCall ............ First Lieutenant
John Milford ........... Corporal Kagey
Carmen Phillips ........ Lily
Mario Roccuzzo ......... Private Barducci
Synopsis:
Stew Sallaway, champion goldbrick at Clary High, could always depend on
his buddy Bill Rice to get him out of a jam. Now Stew is a Marine private,
and his ailing father asks Rice to have the boy assigned to his platoon. [TA]

[02] The Lieutenant: COOL OF THE EVENING
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7102
21Sep63 NBC (NBC re-run 05Sep64)
Directed by Robert Gist
Guest cast:
Kathryn Hays ........... Carol Wayden
Michael Strong ......... Peter Clay
Norman Fell ............ Jerry Belman
Jack Albertson ......... District Attorney
Woodrow Merritt ........ Lefferts
Paul Mantee ............ Officer Mackey
Synopsis:
Lieutenant Rice rescues Carol Wayden in a dark alley, only to have her
tell police he tried to molest her. [TA]

[03] The Lieutenant: THE PROUD AND THE ANGRY
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7112
28Sep63 NBC (NBC re-run 25Apr64)
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen.
Guest cast:
Rip Torn ............... Sgt. Karl Kasten
Chris Connolly ......... Private Russell
(listed as "Tim Connolly" on original run - possibly a typo)
Bob "Alabama" Davis .... Farley Crosse
Gilbert Green .......... Lt. Colonel McAdams/MacAdams
Barnaby Hale ........... Capt. Earl Cook
Hap Homewood ........... Sgt. Peter Franklin
Miranda Jones .......... Nancy Kasten
Terry Kovak ............ Lt. Wesley Stauffer
Greg Morris ............ Sgt. Perc Linden
Richard Rust ........... Pvt. Steven Grace
Synopsis:
A drill instructor, Sgt. Karl Kasten, is accused of brutality by an
anonymous recruit, so Rice "joins" the platoon as a private to
investigate the charges. [TA]

[04] The Lieutenant: THE TWO STAR GIANT
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7104
05Oct63 NBC
Directed by Richard Donner
Guest Cast:
Neville Brand ......... Brig. Gen. Ira Stone
Linda Evans ........... Nan Hiland
Sheila Rogers ......... Mrs. Ira Stone
Richard Anderson ...... Col. Clinton Hiland
Don Penny ............. Lt. Stanley Harris
Yale Summers .......... Lt. Barry Everest
Hal Gould ............. Lieutenant Colonel Wade
Joan Tompkins ......... Mrs. Wade
Synopsis:
Orders get botched up and Rice finds himself serving as aide to crusty
General Stone. As if that isn't enough, he has to ward off a love-struck
marine brat named Nan. [TA]

1.05 [--] The Lieutenant: A VERY PRIVATE AFFAIR
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7101
12Oct63 NBC (rerun 02May64)
Directed by Buzz Kulik
Guest cast:
James Gregory ...... Sgt. Horace Capp
Jan Stine .......... Pvt. John Eckles
Stuart Margolin .... Cpl. Merle Perveau
Susan Silo ......... Marie Eckles
Laura Devon ........ Lane Bishop
Steve Franken ...... Lt. "Sampan" Panosian
Robert Elston ...... Lt. Hackettditser
Synopsis:
Investigating a fight between a private and a corporal, Rice finds that
both men tell the same story - in exactly the same words. [TA]

[06] The Lieutenant: TO TAKE UP SERPENTS
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7120
19Oct63 NBC (NBC re-run 13Jun64)
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen.
Guest cast:
John Alderman ......... Lt. Edward Fiske
Tom Simcox ............ Captain Brett Parker
Michael Ryan .......... Lt. Cdr. Johnson
Anna-Lisa ............. Manager
William O'Connell ..... Lt. "J.G." Wade
Synopsis:
Assigned to an air-infantry exercise, Rice discovers that flying gives
him butterflies. World Ward II ace Gregory "Pappy" Boyington appears
briefly in this episode. [TA]

[07] The Lieutenant: A TOUCHING OF HANDS
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7122
26Oct63 NBC (NBC re-run 15Aug64)
Directed by Don Medford.
Guest cast:
Barbara Bain .......... Cissie Van Osten
Ina Balin ............. Jan Everest
Yale Summers .......... Lt. Barry Everest
The base's chief gossip has a field day when Rice starts working on a
dance committee with the wife of a fellow officer. [TA]

[08] The Lieutenant: CAPTAIN THOMSON
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7131
2Nov63 NBC (NBC repeat 30May64)
Directed by Leon Benson.
Writers: Sheldon Stark and Gene McCarthy
Guest cast:
Paul Burke ........... Captain Thomson
Lisabeth Hush ........ Mrs. Thomson
Jay Sheffield ........ Lieutenant Blaney
Kenneth Tobey ........ Sergeant Baker
Synopsis 1:
Captain Thomson is an aggressive guerilla fighter who demands realism
in training. On a field eercise with Rice and his men, Thomson forgets
that he's not back in combat. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Rice and the squad are being trained in guerilla tactics. Their advisor
is Captain Thomson, a veteran of the South Vietnam campaign, who demands
realism in training. During the field exercise, Thomson forgets that
he's not back in combat. [TA]

[09] The Lieutenant: INSTANT WEDDING
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7116
directed by David Alexander.
9Nov63

[10] The Lieutenant: A TROUBLED IMAGE
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7119
16Nov63 NBC (NBC re-run 01Aug64)
Directed by Don Medford
Guest Cast:
Pilar Seurat ........ Lt. Manishan Joraka
Edward Asner ........ Walter Perry
Jerry Hausner ....... Ken Murtchison
Steven Bell ......... Lieutenant April
Jo Helton ........... Sister Lucita
Synopsis #1:
The lady lieutenants among the Vietnamese officers assigned to combat
training pose some embarrassing problems for the Marines, who fervently
hope the women will "wash out." [TA]
Synopsis #2:
Rice is nonplused to find a woman among the Vietnamese officers he's
been assigned to train for combat. [TA]

[--] 23Nov63 - pre-empted for JFK assassination coverage.
The episode "Tour of Duty" (07Mar64) was originally scheduled for this
date.


[11] The Lieutenant: FALL FROM A WHITE HORSE
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7110
directed by John Brahm
30Nov63


[12] The Lieutenant: ALERT
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7144
14Dec63 NBC (NBC re-run 22Aug64)
Directed by Don Taylor
Written by Lee Erwin
Guest cast:
Ted Bessell ......... Jim Douglas
Charles McGraw ...... Sgt. Ernie Tragg
Sharon Farrell ...... Pam Canford
Steven Marlo ........ Sgt. Warren Perry
Synopsis:
Rice's courtship of a well-to-do young lady is interruped by a battle
alert, and this time it's not a drill. [TA]

[13] The Lieutenant: THE ART OF DISCIPLINE
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7139
directed by Robert Butler
21Dec63

[14] The Lieutenant: THE ALIEN
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7132
28Dec63 NBC
Written by George Eckstein
Directed by Michael O'Herlihy
Starring:
Robert Vaughn, Garry Lockwood, with: Carmen Phillips
Guest Cast:
Danny Nagai .......... Li Soong
Madlyn Rhue .......... Jackie Madian
Frank Maxwell ........ Sergeant Heylek
Natalie Masters ...... Mrs. Heylek
Rita Lynn ............ Bernice Adler
Larry Thor ........... Detective Harmon
Henry Beckman ........ Major Barker
John Hart ............ Captain Quincy
"The Alien" is a 10-year-old Korean orphan who unexpectedly arrives
in America to meet her new "father" - an astonished bachelor Marine
named Rambridge.

[15] The Lieutenant: O'ROURKE
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7151
04Jan64 NBC (NBC re-run 16May64)
Directed by E. W. Swackhamer
Written by Jay Simms
Guest Cast:
Eddie Albert ......... R. Cameron O'Rourke
Maurine Dawson ....... Sheila
Robert Diamond ....... Private James
Wayne Heffley ........ Sergeant Brill
K.L. Smith ........... Sergeant Arpel
Jay Stine ............ Corporal Ganz)
Synopsis:
O'Rourke, a Marine veteran, is writing an article on the "soft"
peacetime Corps. [TA]

[16] The Lieutenant: GONE THE SUN
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7146
18Jan64 NBC
Directed by James Galdstone
Written by Robert Dozier
Starring:
Garry Lockwood, Henry Beckman
Guest Cast:
John Anderson ........ Joe Hammond
John Beal ............ Ben Rice
Joan Thompkins ....... Elsie Hammond
Sherry Jackson ....... Maggie Shea
Rice is assigned the sad task of escorting home the body of a young
marine who was killed on manoevres.

[17] The Lieutenant: BETWEEN MUSIC AND LAUGHTER
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7129
25Jan64 NBC (NBC re-run 11Jul64)
Directed by Vincent McEveety
Written by Sy Salkowitz
Guest Cast:
Patricia Crowley .... Susan Rambridge
Henry Beckman ....... Maj. Al Barker (recurring)
Chris Noel .......... Ginny
Sandra Grant ........ Margo
John Harding ........ Lt. Cdr. Charles Harnel
Michael Stefani ..... Captain Perry
Ellen Miller ........ Mrs. Harnel
Synopsis:
After a separation of several years, Rambridge's ex-wife arrives at
Camp Pendleton to determine whether their divorce was a mistake. [TA]

[18] The Lieutenant: INTERLUDE
MGM-Arena 01Feb64 NBC
prod. no. 7150
Directed by Richard Donner
Written by Margaret and Paul Schneider
Guest cast:
Joanna Moore ........ Julie Havener
Conrad Nagel ........ Adm. Terence Havener
Peter Hansen ........ Dr. Sidney Oliver
Arch Johnson ........ Cdr. Harry Engstrom
Synopsis:
Paralyzed in an auto accident, Rice bristles at the attentions of an
admiral's daughter, whom he suspects is just touring the "wounded
soldier circuit" between bridge and cocktails. [TA]

[19] The Lieutenant: CAPP'S LADY
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7126
08Feb64 NBC (NBC re-run 23May64)
Directed by David Alexander
Written by Robert J. Shaw
Guest cast:
James Gregory ....... Sgt. Horace Capp
Nita Talbot ......... Marie Newton
Frank Gardner ....... Pvt. Zed Miller
John Newton ......... Sgt. Johnny Hitchman
J. Lewis Smith ...... Det. Lt. Dan Parkson
Synopsis:
Sergeant Capp is having second thoughts about the marriage proposal he
made to Marie Newton. [TA]

[20] The Lieutenant: GREEN WATER, GREEN FLAG
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7140
15Feb64 NBC (NBC re-run 4Jul64)
Directed by Leon Benson
Guest cast:
Bill Cort ........... Lt. Duncan Martin
Lew Gallo ........... Major Atkins
Jan Merlin .......... Lt. Joe Worth
Nancy Rennick ....... Lt. "J.G." Leslie Colton
Synopsis:
Rice takes charge of the company during maneuvers, and this means
working with a helicopter pilot he's disliked since their days at
Annapolis. [TA]

[21] The Lieutenant: TO SET IT RIGHT
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7153
22Feb64
directed by Vincent McEveety.

[22] The Lieutenant: IN THE HIGHEST TRADITION
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7149
29Feb64 NBC Sat
script by Blanche Hanalis
directed by Marc Daniels
starring
Leonard Nimoy ........ Gregg Sanders
Andrew Duggan ........ Peter Bonney
Martine Bartlett ..... Stella Bonney
Majel Barrett ........ Ruth Donaldson
Russ Conway .......... Colonel Curtis Morley
Bob 'Alabama' Davis .. Sergeant Arons
Synopsis:
A former Marine Lieutenant is strangely reluctant to accept a job as
technical advisor for a movie about the wartime exploits of his own
platoon. [RF]

[23] The Lieutenant: TOUR OF DUTY
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7113
07Mar64 NBC
(originally scheduled for 23Nov63 pre-empted for JFK assassination coverage)
directed by Andrew McLaglen
written by Art Wallace
Guest Cast:
Ricardo Montalban ...... Pfc. John Reading
Louis Nye .............. Lt. Cdr. Kevin Green
Kelly Thordsen ......... Chief Burton Reynolds
Bobby Pickett (as Alvin C. Hopgood)
On a "Tour of Duty" with the Shore Patrol, Rice goes against the advice
of his more experienced colleagues and releases a Marine picked up for
fighting with a sailor. [TA]

[24] The Lieutenant: LAMENT FOR A DEAD GOLDBRICK
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7152
14Mar64
directed by Robert Butler

[25] The Lieutenant: MAN WITH AN EDGE
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7143
21Mar64
directed by Vincent McEveety.

[26] The Lieutenant: OPERATION ACTRESS
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7135
28Mar64 NBC (NBC re-run 25Jul64)
Directed by Leonard Horn
Written by Robert J. Shaw
Guest cast:
Leslie Parrish ..... Toni Kaine
Leora Dana ......... Edith Kaine
Synopsis #1:
A hot-tempered starlet agrees to appear in a training film, and Rice's
assignment is to polish the girl's ego without disrupting the Corps. [TA]
Synopsis #2 (re-run):
Rice is assigned as the public relations man in the production of a
training film. He's to insure the cooperation of a fiery, ambitious starlet
and her hardhearted agent - who is also the girl's mother. [TA]

[27] The Lieutenant: MOTHER ENEMY
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7106
4Apr64
Directed by Vincent McEveety
After recommending a young sergeant for a commission, Rice runs into a black sheep. [TD]

1.28 [--] The Lieutenant: THE WAR CALLED PEACE
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7159
11Apr64 NBC Sat
directed by Andrew W. McLaglen
Guest cast:
Lloyd Bochner ...... Dr. Alex Denning
Denver Pyle ........ Major Matthew Morrissey
Donna Anderson ..... Laura Ann Morrissey
Synopsis:
Disguised as a civilian technician, Rice goes to work at a missile
test site, where he runs into a battle between a rebellious scientist
and a security-conscious officer [RF]

1.29 [--] The Lieutenant: TO KILL A MAN
MGM-Arena prod. no. 7123
18Apr64 NBC Sat
written & produced by Gene Roddenberry
directed by Vincent McEveety
Guest cast:
James Shigeta ...... Captain Myang Dee
Richard Evans ...... Co-pilot
George Shibata ..... Major
Jerry Fujikawa ..... Cpl.
Synopsis:
On a top-secret mission to Vietnam, Rice gets his baptism of fire when
his helicopter is shot down. [RF]

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NBC Summer re-runs 25Apr64 - 05Sep64
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25Apr64 - re-run of "The Proud and the Angry" (from 28Sep63)
02May64 - re-run of "A Very Private Affair" (from 12Oct63)
09May64 - unknown
16May64 - re-run of "O'Rourke" (from 4Jan64)
23May64 - re-run of "Capp's Lady" (from 8Feb64)
30May64 - re-run of "Captain Thomson" (from 2Nov63)
06Jun64 - re-run of "The Alien" (from 28Dec63)
13Jun64 - re-run of "To Take Up Serpents" (from 19Oct63)
20Jun64 - re-run of "Two-Star Giant" (from 5Oct63)
27Jun64 - re-run of "Fall from a White Horse" (from 30Nov63)
04Jul64 - re-run of "Green Water, Green Flag" (from 15Feb64)
11Jul64 - re-run of "Between Music and Laughter" (from 25Jan64)
18Jul64 - re-run of "Lament for a Dead Goldbrick"
25Jul64 - re-run of "Operation: Actress" (from 28Mar64)
01Aug64 - re-run of "A Troubled Image" (from 16Nov63)
08Aug64 - re-run of "A Million Miles from Clary" (from 14Sep63)
15Aug64 - re-run of "A Touching of Hands" (from 26Oct63)
22Aug64 - re-run of "Alert" (from 14Dec63)
29Aug64 - unknown
05Sep64 - re-run of "Cool of the Evening" (from 21Sep63) (final re-run)


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