CTVA US Military - "The Silent Service" (California National/Syndicated) Season 1 (1957)

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Season 2 (Syndicated) (1958)
with contributions by:
Rina Fox, Tom Alger, Dale Weiss, John Ellis Hoyt S. Greeson, Jr. 
  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)

  ############ The Silent Service ##############
############### season 2 1958 ################
############### (final season) ###############
Syndicated Program

2.01 [40] The Silent Service: THE ARCHERFISH SPITS STRAIGHT
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-1 (copyright date 18Mar58)
starring
DeForest Kelley ...... Capt. Joe Enright
Walter Reed .......... Pace
William Boyett ....... Hastings
Paul Hahn ............ Exec
Clark Gordon ......... Dealey
Synopsis:
The commander of the USS Archerfish orders the attack of Japan's largest carrier.

2.02 [41] The Silent Service: THE SEA DEVIL ATTACKS PUGET SOUND
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-2 (copyright date 26Mar58)
starring
Christopher Drake
Ross Ford
Synopsis:
The skipper of the USS Sea Devil finds a weakness in our supposedly airtight defenses. [RF]
(Synd: 06Feb59 ABC/NBC affiliate WJAR-TV Providence R.I.)

2.03 [42] The Silent Service: THE BERGALL'S REVENGE (see #1.06)
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-3 (copyright date 17Apr58)
starring
Hal Baylor ........... Ison
Charles Cooper ....... Hyde
Dennis Cross ......... Welsh
Pat Hogan ............ Ford
Michael Emmet ........ Drew
Synopsis:
The USS Bergall has trouble with a homing-type torpedo. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The USS Bergall uses an unpredictable homing-type torpedo against a Japanese craft. [RF]
(Synd: 15Jul59 ABC/NBC affiliate WJAR-TV Providence R.I.)

2.04 [43] The Silent Service: THE UNSUCCESSFUL PATROL
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-4 (copyright date 28Apr58)
starring
Richard Carlyle ...... Logan
Robert Knapp ......... Sellers
Robert Patten ........ Thompson
Alan Reed Jr. ........ Gibson
Synopsis:
On her first patrol, the S-34 runs aground. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The sub S-34 runs aground and is discovered by the enemy. [RF]
(Synd: 17Nov58 CBS WGAN-TV Portland Maine, 7pm ET)
(Synd: 12Mar62 NBC/ABC affiliate WHIZ-TV Zanesville Ohio, 7:30pm ET)

2.05 [44] The Silent Service: THE ASPRO STORY
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-5 (copyright date 23Apr58)
starring
Simon Scott .......... Ashley
Ross Elliott ......... Weaver
Ken Mayer ............ Murphy
Leon Tyler ........... Bernsen
Steve Howell ......... Mikes
Morgan Jones ......... Osborne
Synopsis:
The USS Aspro attempts to resuce a downed airman from the sea. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The Aspro tries to rescue a downed airman only a few miles off Tokyo. [RF]
(Synd: 23Mar59 ABC Cincinnati, Mon 10:30pm ET)

2.06 [45] The Silent Service: THE THRESHER STORY
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-6 (copyright date 04Apr58)
*************** no synopsis/cast details *****************

2.07 [46] The Silent Service: THE UGLY DUCKLING
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-7(copyright date 24Apr58)
*************** no synopsis/cast details *****************

2.08 [47] The Silent Service: PETO PLUCKS SOME CHICKENS
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-8 (copyright date 12May58)
starring
Fred Eisley
Gil Lasky
Synopsis 1:
During a patrol a crewman of the USS Peto jumps off the submarine to rescue a drowning flier.
Synopsis 2:
Crewman John Laboon has his life strangely touched when he rescues a drowning flier. [RF]
(Synd: 26Jun61 CBS WGAN-TV Portland, Maine, Mon 11:15pm ET)
Feedback: RE: U.S.S. Peto (SS 265)
Where can I purchase a video of this episode ?
Mike Walsh R.M. 2/c (crewmember) <Michaelwalsh1923@aol.com> (Nov2004)

2.09 [48] The Silent Service: THE S-38 STORY (see #15)
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-9 (copyright date 26May58)
starring
Steve Brody .......... Munson
Pat Waltz ............ Lennox
Steve Mitchell ....... Secl
Charles Carpentier ... Sinks
Frank Gerstle ........ Rivetz
Robin Hughes ......... Freeley
Synopsis 1:
During the Japanese invasion of the Dutch East Indies the S-38 attempts
to rescue survivors from a British destroyer. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The S-38 attempts to rescue survivors of a British destroyer. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
An S-38 sub tries to rescue survivors of a doomed British destroyer. [RF]
(Synd: 19Nov58 ABC/NBC WJAR-TV Providence R.I., Wed 7pm ET)
(Synd: 10Apr59)

2.10 [49] The Silent Service: INCIDENT DOWN SOUTH
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-10.(copyright date 29May58)
*************** no synopsis/cast details *****************


2.11 [50] The Silent Service: MINE FOR KEEPS
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-11 (copyright date 12May58)
starring
Carl Betz ............ Benson
Russell Johnson ...... Beach
Ron Hagerthy ......... Thomas
Robert Foulk ......... Gebhart
K.L. Smith ........... Perkins
Synopsis:
For her third war patrol, the USS Trigger's assignment is to mine the
coastal waters of Japan to drive enemy shipping into deep water. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The USS Trigger is assigned to Japan's coastal waters to drive enemy
shipping into deep seas. [RF]
(Synd: 05Aug59 Ch. 10 WJAR-TV ABC, NBC Providence R.I.)
(Synd: 24Jul61 CBS Mon)

2.12 [51] The Silent Service: FISH OUT OF WATER
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-12 (copyright date 16Jul58)
*************** no synopsis/cast details *****************

[--] Silent Service: Unknown Title (possibly "Fish Out Of Water")
starring
John Hudson ........ Officer
Brett Halsey ....... Thompson
James Franciscus ... Bertrand
Robert Anderson .... Swanson
Paul Lambert ....... Tully
Synopsis:
A submarine officer, doubtful about his own capabilities, gets a chance
to gain confidence in surface actions against enemy ships. [RF]

2.13 [52] The Silent Service: COD'S LOST BOARDING PARTY
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-13 (copyright date 08Oct58)
starring
Robert Knapp ....... Kimball
Peter Leeds ........ Babick
Richard Bakalyan ... McKnight
John Conwell ....... Tollie
Synopsis:
A sub submerges without part of its crew and the men are forced to take
refuge on an enemy junk. [RF][DW]

2.14 [53] The Silent Service: THE TRITON'S CHRISTMAS
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-14 (copyright date 17Dec58)
starring
Ben Baker ............ Mayhew
Eric Fleming ......... Kirkpatrick
Paul Picerni ......... Eichman
Michael Miller ....... Van Roosen
Harry Landers ........ Jones
Synopsis:
The USS Triton celebrates Christmas, complete with Santa Claus, 200 feet below sea level.

2.15 [54] The Silent Service: THE HAWKBILL'S REVENGE
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-15 (copyright date 05Jun58)
starring
Paul Dubov ........... Captain
Liam Sullivan ........ Tucker
Joseph Turkel ........ Kramer
Ray Montgomery ....... Jarvis
Stanley Clements ..... Logan
Synopsis:
The skipper of the USS Hawkbill vows revenge when a Japanese mine-layer sinks the Legarto.
Synopsis 2:
The USS Hawkbill's captain tries to avenge the sinking of a friend's
sub by destroying a Japanese mine-layer.

2.16 [55] The Silent Service: THE TIGERSHARK
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-16 (copyright date 18Jun58)
starring
Leonard Nimoy ........ Sonarman
*************** no synopsis available *****************

2.17 [56] The Silent Service: THE CAVALLA STORY
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-17 (copyright date 24Sep58)
starring
Simon Oakland ........ Cdr. Herman Kossler
Sanford Talton ....... Malco
William Hudson ....... Casler
Willard Sage ......... Zellner
Synopsis:
The novice crew of the Cavalla reports heavy enemy craft but they're
ordered to observe rather than attack.
Feedback:
"Sir: I believe that Jay C. Flippen
played the role of the Chief of the Boat on the episode "The Cavalla Story",
in the series "The Silent Service".
R.Adm. Tommy Dyckers called my dad to get a release for his name to be
used on this episode. My father, Chief Petty Officer Hoyt S. Greeson, Sr.,
TMC, was Chief of the Boat on Cavalla when she sank the Japanese aircraft
carrier "Shikoku". The skipper, Cdr. Herman Kossler, was awarded the
Navy Cross for this exploit.
Best wishes, Hoyt S. Greeson, Jr. (retired)
Dept. of English, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
"Hoyt Greeson" <
hgreeson@laurentian.ca>(July 2003)
 

 RE: Silent Service ep 2.17 The Cavalla Story (June 2006) 
From: "Hoyt Greeson" <hgreeson@laurentian.ca>
Greetings.
Thanks for your note today. Since none of the characters listed by TVGuide are
named Greeson or Chief of the Boat (now called "COB"), perhaps the TVGuide
just didn't have space to list all the characters depicted in this episode,
especially the enlisted men.
I'm visiting my brother here in Eugene, OR, who recalls that our father
received a phone call from R.Adm. Tommy Dyckers, asking permission to use his
name on this episode.
I made contact a few years ago with one of the officers of the Cavalla crew.
I'm certain this officer is "Zeke" Zellner, Capt., USN, Retired,
listed below, who helped save the Cavalla from being turned into scrap iron.
Thanks to his efforts, the ship is now in the aquatic park at either Corpus
Christi or Galveston. Zeke lives in Florida.
Cavalla eventually sank the Japanese aircraft carrier Shokoku, for which Cdr.
Hermann Kossler received the Navy Cross, and several members of the crew, the Bronze
Star. Capt. Zellner told me why our father received his Bronze Star.
I'm happy you contacted me. Our dad has been gone since 1976, and I just turned 73
on June 22, 2006. I'm happy to be able to reply.
Best wishes,
Hoyt Greeson, retired
Dept. of English, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada


2.18 [57] The Silent Service: THE GROWLER'S CAPTAIN
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-18 (copyright date 10Sep58)
starring
Ross Elliott ....... Commander
Bing Russell ....... Schade
Joel Marston ....... Davis
Steve Terrell ...... Williams
Stafford Repp ...... Wiles
Fred Gabourie ...... Kelly
Jack Grinnage ...... Gaffney
Synopsis:
A badly wounded commander orders his ship to submerge while he is still on the bridge. [RF][DW]

2.19 [58] The Silent Service: THE U.S.S. TINOSA STORY
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-19 (copyright date 24Jun58)
starring
Murray Hamilton ...... Latham
William Phipps ....... Smith
Brett Halsey ......... Donahue
Britt Lomond ......... Sanders
Synopsis:
The USS Tinosa tries to penetrate the sea of Japan but they need sonar to cross the guarding mine fields. [RF]

2.20 [59] The Silent Service: THE GRAYLING STORY
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-20 ( copyright date 13Aug58)
starring
Barry Atwater ........ Lee
Dan Barton ........... Bonin
Arvid Nelson ......... Campbell
Raymond Bailey ....... Christie
Gene Persson ......... Talker
Synopsis:
The USS Grayling finds itself without torpedoes in enemy waters and
hunted by an enemy ship releasing depth charges. But a whale disturbs
the Japanese detection devices. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The USS Grayling, without torpedoes, is hunted by an enemy ship releasing depth charges. [RF]
(Synd: rerun 19Dec60 CBS Boston, Mon 6pm ET)

2.21 [60] The Silent Service: THE S-44 STORY
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-21 (copyright date 01Oct58)
starring
Phillip Pine ......... Moore
Buck Young ........... Fox
Mark Roberts ......... Brown
Sam Gilman ........... Duva
Peter Miles .......... Whitmore
Synopsis 1:
A renovated 18-year-old sub is sent to sink a Japanese cruiser.
Synopsis 2:
During World War 2 the 18 year old S-44 is rehabilitated and put into service. [RF]
(Synd: rerun 04Feb1959)
Feedback:
"From: Anthony R. Giancola <agiancol@naco.org> Sent: June 23, 2004
I am interested in obtaining the episode "The S-44 Story".
My father served on the S-44 during WWII and was transfered off
before its ill fated mission. Regards, A. R. Giancola"

2.22 [61] The Silent Service: THE PARGO'S LUCKY SEVENTH
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-22 (copyright date 15Oct58)
starring
Joan Elan
Ross Ford ............ Hogg
John Pickard ......... Bell
Michael Pate ......... Dennis
Charles Davis ........ Bayer
Synopsis:
The USS Pargo tries to rescue a crewman's ex-fiancee from an enemy outpost. [RF]

2.23 [62] The Silent Service: CREVALLE'S MINE PLANT
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-23 (copyright date 05Nov58)
starring
John Hubbard ......... Walker
Ainslie Pryor ........ Munson
Ray Montgomery ....... Ruhe
Stanley Adams ........ Stanley
Brad Trumbull ........ Dempster
Grant Richards ....... Coates
Synopsis:
The USS Crevalle is attacked at a bad time: one of its mines is stuck in a torpedo tube. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Panic strikes the crewman when depth charges force the USS Crevalle to the ocean floor. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
A damaged U.S. submarine, forced to the ocean floor, hopes to avoid enemy detection. [RF]

2.24 [63] The Silent Service: THE SUNFISH STORY
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-24 (copyright date 03Jul58)
starring
Arthur Franz ......... Shelby
Christopher Dark ..... Mansell
Fred Eisley .......... Hilton
Ray Kellogg .......... Dickson
Synopsis:
A Japanese surface ship releases 186 depth charges. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The USS Sunfish survives 186 depth charges released by Japanese surface craft. [RF]

2.25 [64] The Silent Service: THE SUNFISH COOK
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-25 (copyright date 19Jan59)
starring
Jimmy Dobson ......... Teddy
Arthur Franz ......... Shelby
Christopher Dark ..... Mansell
Ray Kellogg .......... Dickson
Synopsis:
Teddy, a submarine cook, defends his sub in a surface battle with a rifle. [RF]

2.26 [65] The Silent Service: NAUTILUS AND THE NUNS
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-26 (copyright date 30Jul58)
starring
Peter Hansen ......... Brockman
Brett King ........... Lynch
Don Nagel ............ Eckert
Robert Herman ........ Timmons
Synopsis:
Fourteen nuns escape from the Solomon Islands in a USS Nautilus sub. [RF]

2.27 [66] The Silent Service: THE SANDSHARK STORY
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-27 (copyright date 22Jan59)
Guest Cast:
Walter Brooke ........... Waycross
Synopsis:
A submarine rescue party is assigned to liberate a missionary and his
wife from a Japanese occupied island. [TA/RF]
(Synd: 08Apr59 ch ?)
(Synd: 15Sep59 WSFA-12, Montgomery, Ala., Tues. 7:30pm)

2.28 [67] The Silent Service: OPERATION SEADRAGON (see #23)
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-28 (copyright date 29Dec58)
starring
Richard Deacon ..... Wheeler Lipes
James McCallion .... Ferrall
Mark Tapscott ...... Manning
Synopsis:
Pharmacist's Mate Wheeler Lipes performs a life-or-death appendectomy
operation in U.S.S Seadragon [RF] [DW]

2.29 [68] The Silent Service: HARDER AT WOLEAI
(aka_ The Hordes at Woleai)
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-29 (copyright date 12Nov58)
starring
Wesley Lau ......... Dealey
Manning Ross ....... Lynch
Robert Crawley ..... Levin
Harry Fleer ........ Paquet
Synopsis:
Three sub crewmen are ordered to rescue a downed flier, but to do it
they must penetrate fierce sniper fire. [RF][DW]

2.30 [69] The Silent Service: THE TAUTOG STORY
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-30 (copyright date 03Feb59)
starring
Robert Knapp ......... Sieglaff
Richard Bakalyan ..... Mignone
Peter Leeds .......... Zellog
Synopsis:
The heroic exploits of the USS Tautog are relived by a hospitalized crew member. [RF]

2.31 [70] The Silent Service: THE SWORDFISH STORY
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-31 (copyright date 07Jan59)
starring
James Lydon .......... Hyde
Richard Jaeckel ...... Smith
Ted Donaldson ........ Clarke
Bert Remsen .......... Murdock
Richard Benedict ..... Wilkes
Synopsis:
The USS Swordfish seeks an anchorage where the enemy is stashing airbase supplies. [RF]

2.32 [71] The Silent Service: THE GABILAN STORY
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-32 (19Nov58 copyright date)
starring
Robert Brubaker ...... Parham
Dennis McCarthy ...... Rankin
Robert M. Hemingway .. Johnson
Synopsis:
The USS Gabilan enters enemy waters to rescue a downed flier. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The USS Gabilan, trying to rescue a downed flier, is shelled by U.S. destroyers. [RF]
(Synd: rerun 06Mar61)

2.33 [72] The Silent Service: THE GATO STORY
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-33 (copyright date 17Dec58)
guest cast:
Paul Richards ........ Holden
Hal Riddle ........... Young
Robert Karnes ........ Haley
Robert Nash .......... Lehman
Synopsis:
While trying to rescue downed airmen from the Sea of Japan, the USS
Gato is attacked by enemy planes. [TA/RF]
(Synd: 14Sep59 WBRC-6, Birmingham, Ala., Tues. 7:00pm)

2.34 [73] The Silent Service: THE SILVERSIDES STORY
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-34 (copyright date 03Dec58)
*************** no synopsis/cast details *****************

2.35 [74] The Silent Service: THE BOWFIN STORY
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-35 (copyright date 04Feb59)
*************** no synopsis/cast details *****************

2.36 [75] The Silent Service: ROYAL SUBMARINES
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-36 (copyright date 31Dec58)
starring
Robert McQueeney ... Commander
Roy Dean ........... Bann
Patrick Westwood ... Akins
John O'Malley ...... Keever
Synopsis:
A British sub commander in the Mediterranean intercepts enemy supply boats. [RF]

2.37 [76] The Silent Service: THE SQUALUS STORY
(aka_ Squalis Rescue)
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-37 (copyright date 24Oct58)
starring
Ken Lynch ............ Mihalowski
Willis Bouchey ....... Cole
Robert Rockwell ...... Sharp
Synopsis 1:
The USS Squalus sinks with its crew trapped inside.
Synopsis 2:
An untested rescue diving bell is used to save crewmen of the sunken USS Squalus. [RF]
(Synd: 17Apr61 CBSWGAN-TV Portland ME, Mon)

2.38 [77] The Silent Service: SEANETTLE VERSUS U-BOAT
(aka_ U-boat versus Subpay)
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-38 (copyright date 26Nov58)
starring
William Schallert .... Kennedy
Norman Sturgis ....... German Soundman
Kurt Kreuger ......... German Captain
Sanford Talton ....... American Soundman
Sasha Hardin ......... German Lieutenant
Synopsis 1:
During World War II, a U.S. submarine is ordered to find and sink a
certain German sub which is en route to Japan. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
The USS Seanettle searches for a German sub that's on its way to Japan. [RF]
(Synd: 24Apr61 CBS WGAN-TV Portland Me., Mon 6pm)

2.39 [78] The Silent Service (anthology): U-47 IN SCAPA FLOW (final episode)
Twin Dolphins prod. no. 19-39 (copyright date 29Oct58)
starring
Carleton Young ..... Richards
John Wengraf ....... Donitz
Kurt Krueger ....... Hauser
Werner Klemperer ... Prien
Synopsis:
A Nazi U-boat makes a daring attack on a British anchorage. [RF] [DW]

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