CTVA US Military - "Navy Log" (Sam Gallu/ABC) Season 3 (1957-58)

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Season 3 (ABC) (1957-58)
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 #################
############## season 3 1957-58 ##############
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ABC Thursdays 10:00pm
26 episodes
(the first 4 episodes of season 3 were produced at the end of  season 2

- this would make 39 eps for that season based on early copyright dates for these 4 eps )
     
3.01 [75] Navy Log (anthology): THE BALLAD OF BIG K
Sam Gallu Prod. #5741 (copyright date (12Jun57)
18Sep57 ABC Thurs
Narrated by John Carradine
starring
William Halsey ....... Himself
John Phillips ........ Officer
Paul Birch
Pilots: Jimmy Ogg, Jimmy Hayes
Synopsis:
John Carradine narrates this World War II story of the battleship Enterprise. [RF]

3.02 [76] Navy Log (anthology): CALL CONAD
Sam Gallu Prod. #5728 (copyright date 19Jun57)
25Sep57 ABC Thurs
Produced & directed by Sam Gallu
Written by Peter Barry
Director of photography Frank Phillips
starring
Douglas Kennedy ...... Commander Bourne
Eve Miller ........... Lois MacKenzie
Harlan Warde ......... Hastings
H.M. Wynant .......... Hollis
Kathleen O'Malley .... Mrs. Stout
Eddie Foy Jr.
Synopsis:
A Navy transport plane, en route from Hawaii to the U.S., develops engine trouble.
The pilot tries to call for help, but finds that he is  unable to make radio contact. [RF]

3.03 [77] Navy Log (anthology): PHANTOM COMMANDOR, U.S.N.
Sam Gallu Prod. #5740 (copyright date 26Jun57)
02Oct57 ABC Thurs
starring
Walter Sande ......... Nordon
Ted de Corsia ........ Keebler
Joe Bassett .......... Howard
Synopsis:
The Allies latch onto a new weapon: psychological warfare. [RF]

3.04 [78] Navy Log (anthology): CAPTURE OF THE U-505
Sam Gallu Prod. #5720
09Oct57 ABC Thurs
starring
Joel Smith ........... Johnston
Stuart Randall ....... Gallery
Chuck Webster ........ Lohr
William Flaherty ..... Father
Synopsis:
Combat films highlight the story of the only foreign man-of-war captured by American sailors since the early 19th century. [RF]

3.05 [79] Navy Log (anthology): HUMAN BOMB
Sam Gallu Prod. #6702
16Oct57 ABC Thurs
Hosted by Ernest Borgnine
starring
Jack Larson .......... Gordon
Alex Gerry ........... Bowman
Willard Sage ......... Walling
Jimmy Lydon .......... Kline
Tony Mayo ............ Losh
Synopsis:
A sailor is turned into a human bomb by a projectile fired into his body and ready to go off on the latest disturbance. [RF]

3.06 [80] Navy Log (anthology): PT 109
Sam Gallu Prod. #6701
23Oct57 ABC Thurs (rerun 13Mar58)
Produced & directed by Sam Gallu
Written by Allan E. Sloane
Director of photography Frank Phillips
Narrated by Robert Carson
starring
John Baer ............ John F. Kennedy
Patrick Waltz ........ Ross
Peter Miller ......... McQuire
John Close ........... McMahon
Joel Smith ........... Johnston
Skip Killmond ........ Harris
Thomas Wilde ......... Commandant
Clark Howat .......... Chaplain
David Waldor ......... Ensign Thom
David Frankham ....... Leftenant
Don Blackman ......... Native #1
Anthony Ghazlo ....... Native #2
Synopsis:
A dramatization of the PT-109 incident, in which the heroism of Naval Lieutenant Commander
 John F. Kennedy  saves him and his crew when their PT boat is struck by a Japanese destroyer. [RF]

3.07 [81] Navy Log (anthology): COMMANDER AND THE KID
Sam Gallu Prod. #6705
31Oct57 ABC Thurs (rerun 03Sep58)
starring
Brenda Lee ........... Korean Girl
Tristram Coffin ...... Captain Spofford
Philip Ahn ........... Korean Soldier
Lawrence Dobkin ...... Lt. Commander DeForest
Teru Shimada ......... Patriot
Synopsis:
During the Korean conflict, Lt. Commander DeForest volunteers to sneak ashore and find out what type of
enemy  mines were used in Wonsan harbor  so that it may be cleared for a landing. He befriends a little Korean
girl who helps him in his mission. [RF]

3.08 [82] Navy Log (anthology): FIRE AT SEA
Sam Gallu prod #6704
07-Nov-57 ABC Thur
starring
Edward Binns ......... Robert J. Quinn
Robert Rockwell ...... Chief John Milde
Will J. White ........ Simon
Frank Wilcox ......... Admiral Sharpe
Synopsis:
The crew battles a fire aboard at munitions ship. [RF]

3.09 [83] Navy Log (anthology): STORM WITHIN
Sam Gallu prod #6703
14-Nov-57 ABC Thur
starring
Harry Bellaver ....... Chief Quartermaster Leon Sanford
John Zaremba ......... Dr. Raymond Miller
Betty Lou Gerson ..... Mrs. Sanford
Leonard Graves ....... Lt. Jackson
Mack Williams ........ Captain
Synopsis:
Chief Quartermaster Leon Sanford is overcome by a mysterious depression
after performing an act of heroism aboard his ship during a Pacific typhoon.
At a stateside naval hospital, Sanford's condition fails to improve. [RF]

3.10 [84] Navy Log (anthology): P.O.W. AT FORTY FATHOMS
Sam Gallu Prod. #6708
21Nov57 ABC Thurs
starring
Don Gordon ........... Joey Michael
Kurt Kreuger ......... The Baron
Horst Ehrhardt ....... Erich
Henry Rowland ........ Mueller
Tommy Ivo ............ Stuart
Synopsis:
Merchant-seaman Joey Michael is taken prisoner aboard a Nazi submarine when his freighter is
torpedoed.  A German intelligence officer attempts to get information from the young man. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A Nazi intelligence agent attempts to extract information from a captured American seaman. [RF]

3.11 [85] Navy Log (anthology): ONE IF BY SEA
Sam Gallu Prod. #6713
28Nov57 ABC Thurs (rerun 27Mar58)
Narrated by General Mark W. Clark
starring
Reed Hadley .......... Wright
John Hoyt ............ Clark
Leonard Penn ......... Lemnitzer
Edward Colmans
Synopsis:
During World War 2, General Mark Clark arranges to meet with French leaders in North Africa. But the mission is 
nearly doomed when rough water prevents Clark's party from withdrawing to a submarine. Captain Jerauld
Wright, now an admiral and commander-in-chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, uses his
 skill to save the mission. General Clark appears in a special epilog to the drama. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A captain, fighting both the sea and the enemy, tries to get an officer to a meeting in North Africa. [RF]

3.12 [86] Navy Log (anthology): THE AMATEURS
Sam Gallu Prod. #6515
05Dec57 ABC Thurs
starring
John Archer .......... Commander Welby
Steven Terrell ....... Ensign Adams
Robert Nelson ........ Raymond
Douglas Evans ........ Admiral
Synopsis:
The new destroyer escort begins to excel at chasing submarines.

3.13 [87] Navy Log (anthology): JOE FOSS, DEVILBIRD
Sam Gallu Prod. #6709
12Dec57 ABC Thurs
starring
Fred Eisley (aka Anthony Eisley) .......... Joe Foss
Alan Dinehart ........ Marly
Ray Montgomery ....... Major
Synopsis:
"Joe Foss, Devilbird" details the former South Dakota governor's
exploits in the Solomon Islands, which won him the Medal of Honor. [RF]

3.14 [88] Navy Log (anthology): THE BEACH POUNDERS
Sam Gallu prod #6714
19Dec57 ABC Thur
Hosted by Cesar Romero
starring
Robert Beneveds ........ Larry Hilton
Richard Peel ........... Reinman
Dirk London ............ Reed
Lewis Martin ........... Mr. Johnstone
Evelyn Scott ........... Mrs. Johnstone
Synopsis:
On a foggy night in 1942, Coast Guardsman Larry Hilton is patrolling a Massachusetts beach. Offshore, a
Nazi submarine surfaces and saboteurs masquerading as British seasmen prepare to land. [RF]
*Note: Actor Cesar Romero himself a former Coast Guardsman, is host for tonight's episode. [RF]

3.15 [89] Navy Log (anthology): THE BIG WHITE ALBATROSS
Sam Gallu prod #6717
26Dec57 ABC Thur (rerun 19Jun58)
Produced & directed by Sam Gallu
Written by David E. Durston
Director of photography Frank Phillips
Hosted by Charles Farrell
Starring:
Alvy Moore .......... Guite
Richard Deacon ...... Captain
George Cisar ........ Ederheimer
Stephen Joyce ....... Fox
Lionel Ames ......... Laswell
George Conrad
James Murphy
Doug Andrews
Jack Richardson
Synopsis 1:
Story of a cargo vessel during World War II which gets stuck with a lousy movie just prior to starting a long voyage.
Synopsis 2:
A Navy LST boat heads into the battle of Okinawa with her crew happily anticipating the showing of a new movie just brought aboard. The film,
however, proves to be of ancient vintage and ignoring the battle, the ship tries to exchange the film with other ships in the convoy. [RF]

3.16 [90] Navy Log (anthology): THE BUTCHERS OF KAPSAN
Sam Gallu Prod. #6716
02Jan58 ABC Thurs
Produced & Directed by Sam Gallu
Hosted by Robert Montgomery
starring
Stacy Keach Sr. ...... Commander Paul Gray
Kenneth MacDonald .... Admiral
Warren Frost ......... Shugart
Glen Gordon .......... Vaughan
Synopsis:
Paul Gray, an American flier is assigned to lead a vital raid on a Korean village. [RF]

3.17 [91] Navy Log (anthology): THE LONELY WATCH
Sam Gallu Prod. #6706
09Jan58 ABC Thurs
Produced & directed by Sam Gallu
Hosted by James Cagney
starring
Clint Eastwood ....... Burns
Alex Gerry ........... Busch
James Todd ........... Captain Charles Anderson
Robert Crosson ....... Carter Anderson
Synopsis:
A Naval officer struggles to maintain command of his troops and attend to his critically wounded son. [RF]

3.18 [92] Navy Log (anthology): THE BLOOD LINE
Sam Gallu Prod. #6719
16Jan1958 ABC Thurs
starring
Dorothy Green ........ Mary Sproul
Meade Martin ......... Private First Class Gerald Armstrong
George Eldredge ...... Admiral
Joseph Sargent ....... Cargo Pilot
Synopsis:
Comm. Mary Sproul of the WAVES is dispatched from Washington, D.C. to escort a shipment of whole blood to Korea.
 Her highly perishable cargo  is deteriorating hour by hour as the aircraft develops engine trouble and bad weather delays the flight. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A nurse's assignment: deliver an emergency supply of blood halfway around the world. [RF]

3.19 [93] Navy Log (anthology): AMERICAN U-BOAT III
Sam Gallu Prod. #6707
23Jan58 ABC Thurs
starring
Steve Brodie ......... Lt. Commander F.A. Darbin
Mike Ragan ........... Horn
Ralph Reed ........... Potter
****************** no synopsis *******************
                     
3.20 [94] Navy Log (anthology): THE WAY OF THE WRANGELL
Sam Gallu Prod. #6720
30Jan58 ABC Thurs
starring
Kenneth Tobey ........ Captain Bright
George Breslin ....... Long
Richard Foote ........ Cantrell
William Kendis ....... Kessler
Ben Welden ........... Robert Arnt
Synopsis:
A new skipper is challenged to raise the morale of a sullen crew. [RF]

3.21 [95] Navy Log (anthology): AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
a.k.a. "The Last Battlewagon" (copyright title)
Sam Gallu Prod. #6722 (copyright date 6Feb58)
06Feb58 ABC Thurs
Narrated by John Daly
starring
John Doucette ........ Guns
Bobby Santon ......... Fuzzy Face
David McMahon ........ Commander
Sandra Rodgers ....... Wife
Synopsis:
A turret captain who has served many years with the Navy, faces the loss of his
 job when the last U.S. battleship in active service is about to be decommissioned. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The captain of a decommissioned battleship reminisces about his experiences at sea. [RF]

3.22 [96] Navy Log (anthology): BLOOD ALLEY
Sam Gallu Prod. #6721
13Feb58 ABC Thurs
starring
Frank Gerstle ........ Thompson
Carleton Young ....... Styles
Rico Alaniz .......... Mario
Synopsis:
A Navy commander tries to outsmart Nazi submarines lying in wait for Allied ships. [RF]

3.23 [97] Navy Log (anthology): THE DRAFT DODGER
Sam Gallu Prod. #6723
20Feb58 ABC Thurs
Produced & Directed by Sam Gallu
Written by Leonard Lee
Director of photography Frank Phillips
starring
Ron Hagerthy ......... Swenson
Strother Martin ...... D'Amico
Dale Cummings ........ Keintz
William Walker ....... Orungo
John Shay ............ Hill
Carleton Young ....... Styles
Tyler McVey
John Trayne
Synopsis:
During World War II three Marine airmen are isolated on a Japanese-occupied South Pacific
island. They team up with the natives on the island to make raids on enemy patrols. [RF]

3.24 [98] Navy Log (anthology): THE SOAPBOX KID
Sam Gallu Prod. #6712
27Feb58 ABC Thurs
Hosted by Dennis Day
Guest Cast:
John Doucette ........ The Chief
Richard Beymer ....... Ennis Thompson
Paul Engel ........... Danny
John Wilder .......... Lever
Synopsis:
The drum major of the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, D.C. promises his kid brother Danny that he will be on hand
 for the event if Danny can  enter the soapbox derby. Danny enters, but his brother finds it difficult to keep his word. [RF]

3.25 [99] Navy Log (anthology): HELLDIVERS OVER GREECE
Sam Gallu Prod. #6710
06Mar58 ABC Thurs
starring
Robert Cabal .......... Filios
Richard Karlan ........ Riva
Richard Erdman ........ Officer
Michael Emmet ......... Officer
Dale Cummings ......... Officer
Synopsis:
Greek airmen trying to expel Communist guerrillas are helped by Navy officers. [RF]
Feedback Email:
I was one of the three U.S. Naval Officers in this presentation. I saw it when it
was shown in 1958. I have never seen a re-run. Is it possible to obtain a copy
for my personal library. I suspect my children would be interested.
Buren L. Blackwelder, Captain, U.S. Navy Retired. (blackie@c21america.com)(10Apr06)

  
[--] 13Mar58 - rerun of #3.06 "PT-109" (first aired 23Oct57)

3.26 [100] Navy Log (anthology): ONE GRAND MARINE
20Mar58 ABC Thurs
starring
Regis Toomey .......... Admiral
Sid Clute ............. Major
Joe Di Reda ........... Lt. Richard Winters
Paul Genge ............ Sergeant
Victor Sen Yung ....... Red Officer
Synopsis:
A communist Chinese officer demands an official apology, many thousands of
dollars and recognition of his government money, in exchange for a marine lieutenant. [TA]
(Synd: 20Sep61 Ch.12 Station? Wed 7:00pm)
Synopsis 2:
A marine is held by the Communists. His ransom: an official
apology, thousands of dollars and recognition of their government. [RF]

[--] 19Jun58 rerun of #3.15 "The Big White Albatross" (first aired 26Dec57)
[--] 03Sep58 rerun of #3.07 "The Commander and the Kid" (first aired 31Oct57)

################## Navy Log ##################
############### end of season 3 ##############
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