CTVA US Military - "Navy Log" (Sam Gallu/CBS) Season 1 (1955-57)

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Season 1 (CBS) (1955-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: John King, Rina Fox, Sal Crisanti
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)


 ################# Navy Log #################
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CBS Tuesdays 8:00pm
39 episodes

1.1 [--] Navy Log (anthology): THE PIRATE AND THE PLEDGE
20Sep55 CBS Tue
starring
Ross Elliott ......... March
Robert Nichols ....... Kane
Harry Landers ........ McQuarrie
Paul Dubov ........... Lt. Sawicki
James Seay ........... Skipper
Morgan Jones
Robert Knapp
Mike Garrett
Bill Allyn
Synopsis:
The frogmen's assignment: destroy two sunken U.S. vessels so the enemy can't salvage them. [RF]

1.2 [--] Navy Log (anthology): HIYA PAM
27Sep55 CBS Tue
starring
John Archer .......... Skipper
Douglas Dick ......... Lieutenant Thomas Hudner
Robert Easton ........ Hi-Boats
James Edwards ........ Ensign Jesse Brown
******************* no synopsis ********************

1.3 [--] Navy Log (anthology): THE LEAVE
04Oct55 CBS Tue
starring
Dan Barton ........... Jim
Dick Jones ........... Eddie
Stuart Whitman
Mike Ragan
Jimmy Cross
Jack Grinnage
John Cliff
Synopsis:
During the Korean War, a sailor leaves his ship to carry out his father's last wish. [RF]

1.4 [--] Navy Log (anthology): HOME IS THE SAILOR
11Oct55 CBS Tue
starring
Wright King .......... McAdams
Toni Gerry ........... Joan
Phillip Pine ......... Meneke
Alan Dexter
Synopsis:
A sailor has fallen in love by mail, but his pen pal refuses to meet him. [RF]

1.5 [--] Navy Log (anthology): THE PHANTOM OF THE BLUE ANGELS
18Oct55 CBS Tue
starring
Edward Binns ......... Zeke
William Phipps ....... Ken
Paul Picerni ......... Frenchy
Tony Rock ............ Nello
Morgan Jones ......... Sam
Synopsis:
Aerial footage highlights this saga of the Blue Angels, the Navy's four-man precision-flying team. [RF]

1.6 [--] Navy Log (anthology): SKY PILOT
25Oct55 CBS Tue
starring
Paul Burke ........... Sparks
Stanley Clements ..... Martin Ertell
Harry Townes ......... Priest
Jimmy Baird .......... Martin Ertell Jr.
Tyler McVey .......... Monsignor Flaherty
Richard Karlan ....... Detective
Frank Griffin ........ Sailor
Dehl Berti ........... Master at Arms
Dayton Lummis ........ Executive Officer
Claire Meade ......... Woman
Synopsis:
A priest on an aircraft carrier tries to help a deeply disturbed sailor. [RF]

1.7 [--] Navy Log (anthology): OPERATION THREE-IN-ONE
01Nov55 CBS Tue (rerun 03Jul56)
Note: nominated for an EMMY for its film editing, 1955
starring
Lawrence Dobkin ...... Gunner
Francis de Sales ..... Skipper
Henry Kulky .......... Cookie
Richard Benedict ..... Jake
Jack Larson
Paul Smith
Art Lewis
Synopsis 1:
The skill of a Navy gunner's mate enables his ship to rescue some
Marines from a group of Chinese Soldiers. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A gunner's mate is instrumental in saving hemmed-in marines on a small Pacific island. [RF]

1.8 [--] Navy Log (anthology): FAMILY SPECIAL
08Nov55 CBS Tue
Produced by Sam Gallu
Written by Roger Marston
Directed by Reginald LeBorg
director of photography Les White
Narrated by Robert Carson
starring
Paul Smith ........... Hal
Beverly Garland ...... Sally
Veda Ann Borg ........ Marge Kramer
Clark Howat .......... Doctor
Frank Kreig .......... Walt Kramer
Stephen Wootton
Alyn Lockwood
Dudley Dickerson
Yvonne White
Leslie Turner
Beverly Warren
Synopsis 1:
While 300 Navy dependents are being transferred by train across the
country, a woman gives birth after many complications. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
On a California-bound train, a woman gives birth to a baby who requires
an immediate blood transfusion. [RF]

1.9 [--] Navy Log (anthology): THE CAPTAIN'S CHOICE
15Nov55 CBS Tue
starring
Chick Chandler ....... Captain
Jon Shepodd .......... Ensign Jerome Walker
James Dobson ......... Zaki
Gregg Palmer ......... Executive Officer
******************* no synopsis ********************

1.10 [--] Navy Log (anthology): THE TRANSFER
22Nov55 CBS Tue
starring
Alvy Moore ........... Fins Finsternis
Sally Fraser ......... Leilani Jones
Gayle Kellogg ........ Carter
John Alvin ........... Lt. Hagen
Rodney Bell .......... Chief
William Bryant ....... Personnel Officer
Synopsis:
A sailor falls in love during his tour of duty in Hawaii. When he's transferred to Iceland, his
romance is put in a deep freeze. But he  refuses to give up hope of returning to his lady love. [RF]

1.11 [--] Navy Log (anthology): NAVY CORPSMAN
29Nov55 CBS Tue
starring
Bobby Driscoll ....... Billy Sayres
Gordon Gebert ........ Billy (as a boy)
Dabbs Greer .......... Mr. Sayres
Dick Foote ........... Louis
Virginia Carroll ..... Mother
Henry Hunter ......... Doctor
Robert Shayne ........ Marine General
Joel Smith ........... Marine
Synopsis:
A sailor who enlisted as a non-combatant because of a deep aversion to killing, is place aboard a ship during the Korean
War.  The crew is  pitched into battle and the corpsman must either conquer his aversion or watch his mates die. [RF]

1.12 [--] Navy Log (anthology): THE PENTAGON STORY
06Dec55 CBS Tue
starring
Dan Barton ........... Lt. John J. Koelsch
Kay Riehl ............ Mrs. Koelsch
Carleton Young ....... Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Vernon Rich .......... Commander Wilson S. Billet
Nelson Leigh ......... Captain Gallery
Synopsis:
Flashbacks tell the story of a Navy commander who was posthumously
awarded the Medal of Honor for the helicoptor rescue of a downed pilot. [RF]

1.13 [--] Navy Log (anthology): THE POLLYWOG OF YOSU
13Dec55 CBS Tue
starring
Tom Laughlin ......... McQueen
Patrick Waltz ........ Lt. Ackerman
Alan Wells ........... Goldberg
Jimmy Murphy ......... Charley Carter
Alan Hale Jr. ........ Beartracks
Britt Lomond ......... Garrigio
******************* no synopsis ********************

1.14 [--] Navy Log (anthology): THE BISHOP OF BAYFIELD
20Dec55 CBS Tue
starring
Peter Whitney ........ Deacon Jones
Wellington Soo Hoo ... Tay
Hal Baylor ........... Eddie
Douglas Evans ........ Skipper
Synopsis:
Deacon Jones, a Navy careerman with a penchant for breaking regulations, gets the
shock of his life when Tay, a Vietnam waif mistakes him for the ship's chaplain. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
A tough sailor is changed by a Vietnamese refugee. [RF]

1.15 [--] Navy Log (anthology): OF CAUTION AND COURAGE
27Dec55 CBS Tue
starring
Walter Sande ......... Robbie
Joseph Downing ....... Molton
Synopsis:
Crewman on an aircraft carrier play a practical joke that backfires. [RF]

1.16 [--] Navy Log (anthology): THE BOMB
03Jan56 CBS Tue
starring
Wally Cassell ........ Chief Malchman
Howard Price ......... Lt. Boyle
Scotty Morrow ........ David
Brad Morrow .......... Jonathan
Ann Staunton ......... Mrs. Malchman
Synopsis:
A bomb-disposal unit goes to work on an explosive that lies dangerously close to the Navy's family compound. [RF]

1.17 [--] Navy Log (anthology): DR. VAN
10Jan56 CBS
starring
John Archer .......... Lt. Commander Vance Crawford
Richard Loo .......... General Hashimoto
Roland Moryama ....... Saki Joe
Wally Richard ........ Mike
Jimmy Goodwin ........ Pete
Synopsis:
A Navy surgeon assumes leadership of the men in a Japanese prison camp. [RF]

1.18 [--] Navy Log (anthology): OPERATION TYPEWRITER
17Jan55 CBS Tue (rerun 17Sep59)
starring
Les Tremayne ......... Lt. Commander Forsythe
Philip Ahn ........... General Chen
Benson Fong .......... Colonel Huam
Raymond Bailey ....... Admiral Fenton
Jimmy Cross .......... Ed
Frances Fong ......... Miss Ling
Jack Grinnage ........ Joe
Robert Forrest ....... Commander
Synopsis 1:
A Navy supply officer is responsible for the delivery of a large amount of cast to a
guerrilla leader. But the man who receives the money turns out to be an impostor. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
An officer takes drastic steps to reclaim stolen money slated for a guerrilla leader. [RF]

1.19 [--] Navy Log (anthology): THE GIMMICK
24Jan56 CBS Tue
starring
Richard Benedict ... Angie
William Swan ....... Lt. Appleton
William Boyett ..... Harris
George Eldredge .... Captain
Morgan Jones ....... Pilot
Jean Howell ........ Mrs. Appleton
Synopsis:
A jet pilot laughs at his mechanic's suggestion that he take along a good-luck charm on his flights. A number
 of near-disasters convince the mechanic that a charm is needed but the pilot remains skeptical. [RF]

1.20 [--] Navy Log (anthology): DEMOS THE GRIK
31Jan56 CBS Tue
Produced by Sam Gallu
Written by Allan E. Sloane
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
director of photography Les White
Narrated by Robert Carson
starring
George Conrad ........ Demos
William Tracy ........ Red Feeney
Joseph Corey ......... Joe Fanelli
Herb Ellis ........... Lt. Hudson
Trevor Bardette ...... Mr. Stamus
Jeanne Gerson ........ Mrs. Stamus
Reba Waters
David Leonard
Mike Ragan
John Bleifer
Synopsis:
True story of how the U.S. Navy came to the rescue of a Greek town stricken by an earthquake. One of the
 young American sailors discovers that  his family is listed among the missing in the catastrophe. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
It's the Navy to the rescue after a Greek town is hit by an earthquake. [RF]

1.21 [--] Navy Log (anthology): LITTLE MORE THAN A BROTHER
07Feb56 CBS Tue
Produced by Sam Gallu
Written by Allan E. Sloane
Directed by Oscar Rudolph
director of photography Les White
Narrated by Robert Carson
starring
Donald Murphy ........ Lt. W.T. Dorr
Jerry Paris .......... Joe Gish
Dan Barton ........... Officer
Craig Hill ........... Officer
Synopsis:
A carrier pilot is blinded while in action over the Pacific. His buddy
in another plane tries to guide him to their ship. [RF]

1.22 [--] Navy Log (anthology): LUNGER OF KUNSAN
14Feb56 CBS Tue
Hosted by James Stewart
Starring:
Philip Bourneuf ......... Commander William Dickson
Stafford Repp ........... Daniel Adler
Kenneth MacDonald ....... Admiral
Lyle Latell ............. Air Officer
Janet Stewart ........... Technician
Synopsis:
The exploits of the commander of a Navy mine sweeper help change the course of the Korean War. [RF]

1.23 [--] Navy Log (anthology): THE WEB FEET
21Feb56 CBS
Produced & Directed by Sam Gallu
written by Max Ehrlich
diretor of photography Les White
Narrated by Robert Carson
starring
Casey Adams .......... Lt. Sloane
Phyllis Coates ....... Marge
Lyle Talbot .......... Captain Morgan
Aline Towne .......... Miss Harris
David Balfour ........ Lt. Wilson
Stuart Whitman
Richard Peel
John Close
Jonathan Haze
Nancy Kulp
Thomas B. Henry
Synopsis:
A young naval officer is forced to cancel his wedding at the last moment when he is sent
 out to command a highly secret bomb-disposal mission against the enemy in the Pacific. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Lieutenant Sloane's wedding plans are disrupted when he's sent on a secret bomb-disposal mission. [RF]

1.24 [--] Navy Log (anthology): THE HELIUM UMBRELLA
28Feb56 CBS
Produced by Sam Gallu
Written by Max Ehrlich
Directed by Jean Yarborough
director of photography Les White
Narrated by Robert Carson
starring
Robert Crosson ....... Eric Hauser
Peter Bourne ......... Kurt Hauser
John Gallaudet ....... Captain Haggerty
Tommy Cook ........... Tommy Jones
James Flavin ......... Admiral
Ivan Triesault
Joseph Bogan
John Bogan
Fred Essler
Paul McGuire
Billy Wayne
Synopsis:
An ironic story about two German brothers who have been separated since childhood. 
They meet years later as enemies during an historic naval battle of World War II. [RF]

1.25 [--] Navy Log (anthology): NINETY DAY WONDER 
06Mar56 CBS Tue
starring
Ron Hagerthy ......... Johnny Fletcher
Russell Hicks ........ Admiral Stevens
Bill Henry ........... Lt. Commander Tatum
Ben Welden ........... Chief
Don Devlin ........... Bob Levine
Synopsis:
A young Navy Officer assumes command of a destroyer during heavy action in the Pacific. [RF]

1.26 [--] Navy Log (anthology): THE FATAL CREST
13Mar56 CBS Tue
Produced & Directed by Sam Gallu [SC]
Written by Leonard Lee [SC]
Starring:
Liam Sullivan ......... Lt. Weaver
Arthur Hanson ......... Lt. Curtis
Virginia Hale ......... Lt. Commander Cartwright
Nelson Leigh .......... Captain Gray
Synopsis:
A young Naval intelligence officer sets an ingenious trap for a U-boat
which has been waging a successful battle against Allied shipping. [RF]

[--] 20Mar56 - no details

1.27 [--] Navy Log (anthology): NOT A LEG TO STAND ON
27Mar56 CBS Tue
starring
Harry Landers ........ Ben Katz
Natalie Norwick ...... Sally
Veda Ann Borg ........ Nurse Griffin
Morris Ankrum ........ Captain Canty
John Bryant .......... Lt. Robbins
Synopsis:
An amputee's wife tries to help him adjust to his disability. [RF]
                                
1.28 [--] Navy Log (anthology): MEN FROM MARS
03Apr56 CBS
Produced & Directed by Sam Gallu
Written by William N. Robson
director of photography Les White
starring
Douglas Kennedy ...... Lt. Commander Boggs
Willis Bouchey ....... Admiral Stover
Frank Jenks .......... Polly Prelle
John Pickard
Andrew Serrell
Synopsis:
The crew of the seaplane Mars attempts to repair the crippled airship during a flight over the Pacific. [RF]

1.29 [--] Navy Log (anthology): THE FIRST SHOT
10Apr56 CBS Tue
Produced by Sam Gallu
Written by Max Ehrlich
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
Director of Photography Les White
Narrated by Robert Carson
Starring:
Herbert Rudley ......... Lt. Commander John Harper
Robert Boon ............ Hugo Brueckman
Britt Lomand ........... Executive Officer
Peter Miller ........... Murphy
Robert Nichols ......... Sandy
John Bradford .......... Brad
Ben Weldon
Horst Ehrhardt
Synopsis:
In the Iceland sea lanes before U.S. entry into World War 2, a Nazi U-boat
and a U.S. destroyer both have been ordered not to fire unless fired upon. [RF]

1.30 [--] Navy Log (anthology): THE BEACHCOMBER
17Apr56 CBS Tue
Starring:
Harry Tyler ............ Tom Jason
Hugh Sanders ........... Captain Miller
Philip Tonge ........... Admiral Wakeman
Ted de Corsia .......... Commander Walker
Synopsis 1:
About to begin the assault on Okinawa, the Allied Forces try to find people
familiar with the coastline. The only man they find is an elderly beachcomber [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The one man Familiar enough with the Okinawan coastline to direct the
invasion by Allied forces is an elderly beachcomber. [RF]

1.31 [--] Navy Log (anthology): GET BACK SOMEHOW
24Apr56 CBS Tue
Produced by Sam Gallu
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
Narrated by Robert Carson
starring
Stanley Clements ....... Steve Wagner
Howard Price ........... Joe
Francis De Sales ...... CIC Officer
Noel Drayton ........... Australian
Robert Shayne ......... Commander
Synopsis:
A Navy pilot is shot down over the Pacific and parachutes into the jungle.
 He fights for his life against the elements and the enemy in an attempt to survive. [RF]

1.32 [--] Navy Log (anthology): ROCK BREAKS SCISSORS
01May56 CBS
starring
James Seay ........... Skipper
Joey Forman .......... Rocky
Max Slaten ........... Sissors
Robert Keys .......... Executive Officer
Ray Gordon ........... Admiral
Synopsis:
A destroyer, rescuing a downed pilot, must make its way through heavily mined seas. [RF]

1.33 [--] Navy Log (anthology): GHOST SHIP (aka The Don Frost Story - copyright title)
08May56 CBS
starring
Jerry Mickelsen ...... Don Frost
William Henry ........ Skipper
Wilfred Knapp ........ Captain A.C. Crawford
Raymond Greenleaf .... Secretary of Navy
******************* no synopsis ********************

1.34 [--] Navy Log (anthology): BUCKET OF SAND
15May1956 CBS
Produced by Sam Gallu
Written by Leonard Lee
Directed by Jean Yarbrough
Director of photography Les White
Narrated by Robert Carson
starring
Tom Laughlin ......... Ensign Fred Scot
Sue Carlton .......... Eleanor King
Anthony Eustrel ...... Captain Lord Mountport
Kenneth McDonald ..... Captain
Keith McConnell ...... Commando Major
with
Bill Hunt, Lomax Study
Dirk London, Grant Scott
Synopsis 1:
A Navy physical instructor who is anxious for combat service, volunteers
for the commandos. He sees his first action during the invasion of Normandy. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A Navy physical-education instructor, anxious for combat duty, sees his
first action during the invasion of Normandy. [RF]

1.35 [--] Navy Log (anthology): SACRIFICE
22May1956 CBS
starring
Phil Tead ............ Admiral Mitscher
Leonard Nimoy ........ Steven Henderson
Sherwood Price ....... Russ Carter
William Tracy ........ Joe Williams
Carleton Young ....... Chief of Staff
John Phillips ........ Operations Officer
Synopsis:
As a storm rages, Adm. Marc Mitscher risks the security of his fleet to guide 200 planes to safety. [RF]

1.36 [--] Navy Log (anthology): NIGHT LANDING
29May56 CBS Tue
Starring:
Dani Sue Nolan ....... Wendy Hilliard
Paul Langton ......... Tim Lansing
Bing Russell ......... Bob Harris
Herbert Patterson .... Stoker
Paul Bryar ........... Whitey
Synopsis:
A civilian transport pilot breaks his engagement to a Wave because she insists on re-enlisting. Little does
 he realize that her love for him and her felling of duty toward her country are not unconnected. [RF]

1.37 [--] Navy Log (anthology): THE PLEBE
05Jun56 CBS
starring
John Wilder .......... Steve Polachek
Kurt Katch ........... Jan Polachek
William Hayden ....... Lennie
Jack Larson .......... John Crawford
Richard Tyler ........ Jim
Hank Patterson ....... Pop Foley
Synopsis:
A member of the Annapolis boxing team undergoes an arduous test to prove that he is good officer material. [RF]

1.38 [--] Navy Log (anthology): THE LONG WEEKEND
12Jun56 CBS
starring
Ed Kemmer ............ George Griffin
Gregory Walcott ...... Jack Franklin
Steve Pendleton ...... Bill Mathison
Dorothy Green ........ Susan Griffin
Peter Adams .......... Lt. Commander Kenneth Lawson
Bradford Jackson ..... Ed Wakefield
Synopsis:
A Navy rescue unit vies with the Japanese to retrieve a downed pilot. [RF]

1.39 [--] Navy Log (anthology): LST-999
19Jun56 CBS
starring
Michael Emmet ........ Lieutenant
Carl Milletaire ...... Executive Officer
Rodney Bell .......... Chief
Synopsis:
"LST 799" recounts the role of a battle-scarred LST in the landing at Inchon during the Korean War. [RF]

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