CTVA US Military Anthology - "West Point Story" (ZIV) (1956-57)  - host Donald May

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West Point Story (1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger, Martin Nuetzel,  Rina Fox, Wendell Vega [WV], Dave Mower
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)

Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)

Ziv Television Programs, Inc.
for
CBS (Fridays 8:00 PM EST) (5Oct56-27Sep57)
ABC (Tuesdays 10:00PM EST) (8Oct57-1Jul58) (re-runs?)
Produced by
Maurice Unger  

US military anthology series 1956-1957 39 episodes x 30 min bw
hosted by

Donald May as Cadet Charles C. Thompson

Premise:
Anthology series about life at the US Military Academy at West Point.

"West Point March" composed by Philip Egner and Alfred Parham

Ziv produced a companion anthology series called "Men of Annapolis"
in 1957, filmed largely on location at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis,
Maryland.

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[--] West Point Story (anthology): THE YEARLING AND THE PLEBE (pilot)
Script dated 10 January 1956
Cast:
Bruce Hood ............ young cadet who later became a general.

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CBS Fridays 8:00 pm Eastern

1.1 [--] West Point Story (anthology): THE MYSTERY OF CADET LAYTON
ZIV Release No. 1001 (aka "No Reason")
05Oct56 CBS
starring
Martin Milner ...... Cadet Layton
Don Eitner ......... Townsend
Carolyn Craig ...... Judy
Synopsis:
A cadet wants to resign for no apparent reason. [RF]

1.2 [--] West Point Story (anthology): THE OPERATOR AND THE MARTINET
(aka "The Operator")
ZIV Release No. 1002 / ZIV Prod. no. 3B
12Oct56 CBS Fri
Written by Gene Roddenberry
starring:
Robert Vaughn ......... Cadet Homoroff
Chuck Connors ......... Major Neilson
Chet Marshall ......... Cadet Towne
Del Erickson .......... Cadet Harrison
Leonard Shoemaker ..... Cadet Furnas
Robert Carle .......... Cadet De Witt
Synopsis 1:
Second Classman Hammeroff is an "operator" in the classic "Mole" tradition. A rough and tumble product of a big city, he is
good West Point material, except that he goes over-board in attempting to beat the Army system. His roommate, Second Classman
Towne, is almost a direct opposite. A product of an old back bay Boston family, he has taken Army regulations to heart, and
is in danger of becoming a book man.... a martinet. This basic difference between the two men has set up a rivalry in which
both cadets are endangering their careers by going to extremes, each one trying to prove his way to the Army way. A situation
is resolved by the Tactical Officer, Major Neilson, who turns this rivalry into constructive channels and arranges for the
good qualities of each cadet to rub off each other. [MN]
Synopsis 2:
Two roommates at West Point are completely opposite in temperament and personality. One is the rough and tumble product of
a big city the other is from a strait-laced old Back Bay Boston family. The basic differences between the two boys leads to
a rivalry which threatens the Army careers of both. [RF]

1.3 [--] West Point Story (anthology): OFFICER'S WIFE
ZIV Release No. 1003 (aka Counter Attack)
19Oct56 CBS Fri
written by Don Brinkley
starring
Diana Douglas ........ Janet
Olive Sturgess ....... Connie
Burt Masters ......... Willis
Dallas Midgette ...... M.P.
John Wilder .......... Cadet Jacoby
Synopsis:
A cadet's fiancee rebels at the thought of becoming an "Army wife" and breaks their engagement. [RF]

1.4 [--] West Point Story (anthology): THE HONOR CODE
26Oct56 CBS Fri
written by Donald A. Brinkley
Directed by Leon Benson
assistant director Erich von Stroheim Jr
director of photography Robert Hoffman
starring
Richard Jaeckel ...... Cadet Tanner
Terry Kilburn ........ Cadet Garley
Steve Terrell ........ Cadet Hollis
Jane McArthur
Tom Middleton
Ted Perritt
Ernest Parmentier
Synopsis:
One of the cadets sees his roommate cheating during an exam. He knows that by the rules of the honor code, he has to
report his friend but is torn between personal friendship and the rigid West Point rules. [RF]

1.5 [--] West Point Story (anthology): THICKER THAN WATER
02Nov56 CBS Fri
starring
William Campbell ... Joel
Corey Allen
Synopsis:
A young man enters West Point, purely to please his father. He has no desire to go to the Point and little if any respect
for its traditions. He is assigned to a new cadet corps commanded by his older brother. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A spoiled, cocky young man (Corey Allen) enters West Point with a big chip on his shoulder. [RF]

1.6 [--] West Point Story (anthology): THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE
ZIV Release No. 1006
09Nov56 CBS Fri
starring
Bob Gothie .......... Jim Stratton
Hillary Brooke ...... Carol Gridgeman
Gloria Talbott ...... Mrs. Gridgeman
Synopsis:
A cadet and a society girl fall in love. The match is bitterly opposed bythe girl's mother. [RF]

1.7 [--] West Point Story (anthology): HIS BROTHER'S FIST (aka "The Boxer")
ZIV Release No. 1007
16Nov56 CBS Fri
written by William Bruckner & Don Brinkley
Hosted by: Donald May (as Cadet Charles C. Thompson)
starring
Leonard Nimoy ........ Tom Kennedy
John Beradino ........ Rick Kennedy
Jeff Harris .......... Lon Milliken
Rodney Bell .......... Bud York
Michael Garth ........ Captain Rogers
Synopsis 1:
Tom Kennedy, young Golden Gloves middleweight champion, comes to West Point. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
After winning the national Golden Gloves middleweight championship, Tom Kennedy enters West Point, intent only on a career
with the Army. But his brother, a successful boxer, determines Tom should follow in his footsteps, and tells the company
commander Tom is a coward and should be expelled. [RF]

1.8 [--] West Point Story (anthology): THE DECISION
ZIV Release No. 1008
23Nov56 CBS
Hosted by: Donald May (as Cadet Charles C. Thompson)
Guest cast:
Don Oreck ............ Lou Sylvan
Barbara Eden ......... Toni DeWitt
Donald May ........... Host
Synopsis 1:
After he wins an international art award and a good deal of critical
acclaim, Cadet Lou Sylvan becomes confused about his future. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
An artistically talented cadet must choose between art and the Army. [RF]

1.9 [--] West Point Story (anthology): HIS HIGHNESS AND THE HALFBACK
ZIV Release No. 1009
30Nov56 CBS Fri
starring
Felix A. Blanchard
Synopsis:
Just before the annual Army-Navy football game, West Point's star
halfback gets a heavy-punishment tour. Traditionally, the only means of
gaining amnesty for a cadet is through a ruler's request. [RF]

1.10 [--] West Point Story (anthology): MAN OF ACTION
ZIV Release No. 1010
07Dec56 CBS Fri
Hosted by: Donald May (as Cadet Charles C. Thompson)
Guest Cast:
Larry Pennell ...... Bob Matson
Laurence Hugo ...... Major King
Don Gardner ........ Larry Jones
John Aberle ........ Pete Burke
Peter Hanson ....... Capt. O'Hara
Synopsis 1:
A cadet with a great deal of creative ability is spending too much time
thinking up good practical jokes and thus neglecting his academic work.
A faculty member uses psychology in an attempt to straighten the boy out. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A faculty member takes interest in a cadet who wastes his time playing pranks. [RF]

1.11 [--] West Point Story (anthology): HEAT OF ANGER
ZIV Release No. 1011
14Dec56 CBS Fri
Hosted by: Donald May (as Cadet Charles C. Thompson)
starring
Patricia Crowley ..... Meg
Henry Silva .......... Joe Simpson
Brian Hutton ......... Will Adler
Larry Thor ........... Captain Holmes
James Hickman ........ Cadet Carter
Synopsis:
A cadet is confined to quarters the weekend of a big dance, so he asks
his roommate to escort his girl. The other boy falls in love with her,
which creates a major conflict between the two cadets. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Conflicts are inevitable when two cadets fall in love with the same girl. [RF]

1.12 [--] West Point Story (anthology): CHRISTMAS PRESENT
(a.k.a. "Plebe Christmas")
ZIV Release No. 1012
21Dec56 CBS Fri
written by Donn Mullally
starring
Don Eitner ........... Don Townsend
Race Gentry .......... Pete
Jackie Loughery ...... Clare Logan
Tyler MacDuff ........ Stacey
David Rollins ........ Clark
Larry Thor ........... Captain Holmes
Synopsis:
During Christmas holidays, West Point belongs to the plebes, and a few upperclassmen remaining at the point to study.
The plebes have their annual Christmas hop, but the merriment is dimmed when an upperclassman ruins the plans for one
of them. [RF]

1.13 [--] West Point Story (anthology): A DOUBLE REVERSE
ZIV Release No. 1013
28Dec56 CBS Fri
starring
Cynthia Baxter ...... Doreen
Don Durant .......... Colton
Mike Mason .......... Thompson
Jean Ann Lewis
Kaye Elhardt
Synopsis:
A wealthy girl lets herself get talked into making a blind date with a
West Point cadet. She isn't particularly impressed with the cadet and
decides to break her date and go back home. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Cadets vie for the heart of a sophisticated young lady who is unimpressed by West Point. [RF]

1.14 [--] West Point Story (anthology): THE HARD TASK
ZIV Release No. 1014
04Jan57 CBS Fri
starring
Jack Grinnage ....... Zigler
Chet Marshall ....... Riley
Del Erickson
Paul Grant
Peter Miller
Synopsis:
There's a new plebe in West Point who is less aggressive than most
cadets and because of this takes a great deal of ribbing from the first classmen. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A new boy's roommate has to protect him from upperclassmen's ribbing. [RF]

1.15 [--] West Point Story (anthology): THE ARMY-NAVY GAME
ZIV Release No. 1015
11Jan57 CBS Fri
starring
Chuck Connors
Steve Warren ......... Hubbell
Glen Kramer .......... Bennett
Dan White ............ Bracken
Synopsis:
The football team's star halfback is on restriction for alleged rule
breaking. Problem: getting him into the annual Army-Navy game. [RF]

1.16 [--] West Point Story (anthology): START RUNNING
ZIV Release No. 1016
18Jan57 CBS Fri
starring
Larry Hagman .......... Bailey
Pat Conway ............ Joshua McCabe
Mike Garth ............ Major Dark
Brett Halsey .......... Stephen Pauley
Mike Mason ............ Cadet Carl Dodge
Betsy Meade ........... Betty Dodge
Synopsis:
A good-natured Kentucky boy meets resistance when he is moved into a room with two other boys.
One, especially, takes an immediate dislike to him. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A snobbish cadet's sister falls in love with his country-bumpkin roommate. [RF]
*
NY TV Guide Vol.5 No.40 Oct 5-11, 1957
Oct 8, 1957 (page A-31)
West Point: "Start Running"
A snobbish cadet resents his new roommate, who he considers a country "clown" because he's from Kentuky.
But the country boy beats the roommate on the rifle range and in a track race. [WV]
Cast: Cadet Carl Dodge: Mike Mason, Joshua Mcabe: Paul Conway


1.17 [--] West Point Story (anthology): THE WRONG FIGHT
ZIV Release No. 1017
25Jan57 CBS Fri (rerun 16Apr63)
Guest Cast:
Patrick Waltz ...... Mickey Weems
William Traylor .... John Bellson
Patricia Hardy ..... Lisa Wallace
Dick Sargent ....... Cadet Daniels
Ray Weaver ......... Dave Standish
Synopsis 1:
One of the members of the varsity basketball team is liked by his classmates, but his one-man-team attitude toward
everything from basketball to academics threatens his Army career. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Cadet Weems' one-man-team attitude makes his classmates hostile and almost ruins his Army career. [RF]

1.18 [--] West Point Story (anthology): OPERATION SURVIVAL
01Feb57 CBS (16Dec57)
starring
Rod McKuen
Jan Merlin ........... Farrell
Clark Howat .......... Dubley
Synopsis:
West Point cadets are called on to aid in the rescue and evacuation of an area threatened by flood. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Singer-poet Rod McKuen appears in this drama about a rescue team working against a flood. [RF]

1.19 [--] West Point Story (anthology): JET FLIGHT
ZIV Release No. 1019 / ZIV Prod. no. 24B
08Feb57 CBS Fri (rerun 7Dec57)
Written by Gene Roddenberry
Guest Cast:
William Lundmark ....... Chuck Cawistat
Richard Erdman ......... Captain Don Prickette
Melville Cooper
Ron Foster
Morgan Jones
Synopsis 1:
A USAF Air Base where a West Point class is receiving summer jet familiarization training. Our lead, Chuck Cawlstat, who has
had some previous light plane flying time, is not excited about the maneuver as his friends. An infantry careerist, he
considers flying only another form of transportation. He finds jet flying considerably more thrilling than he anticipated.
A minor emergency occurs and, although unhurt and never in any great danger, the unfamiliar experience unnerves him. Not
understanding that a certain amount of fright is a healthy and normal reaction, he becomes angry with himself and stubbornly
decides to reject his infantry career and apply for an Air Force commission. However, when he is scheduled on a second jet
flight a real emergency does occur, and he finds his courage put to a decisive test. He discovers that fear and courage can
go hand in hand -- the experience clarifies his thinking and resolves his problem. [MN]
Synopsis 2:
During a summer training course on jets, Cadet Chuck Cawistat is involved in a minor emergency. Though he is unhurt, the
experience unnerves him; but he is too ashamed to admit it. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
A group of cadets are sent to an Air Force base to undergo jet training. One of the cadets, who has had some previous
light-plane instruction, becomes angry and ashamed when he doesn't react well in a crisis. [RF]

1.20 [--] West Point Story (anthology): COMBAT PROOF
ZIV Release No. 1020
15Feb57 CBS Fri
starring
Jan Merlin .......... Grey
Race Gentry ......... Stapleton
Peter Hayman ........ Mal
Synopsis:
A young Cadet only went to West Point because of family tradition. He feels
that armies, war and even West Point are obsolete in an age governed by the UN. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A young man who feels that armies are obsolete attends West Point because of family tradition. [RF]

1.21 [--] West Point Story (anthology): THE COMMAND
("One Command"- TV Guide title)
ZIV Release No. 1021
22Feb57 CBS Fri (rerun 03Jun58)
starring
Richard Jaeckel ..... Leo
Edward Platt ........ Col. Bellman
Dick Davalos ..... Jim Bellman
Synopsis 1:
Jim Bellman, son of a West Point colonel and faculty member, wants to beat the scholastic and athletic records his father
set at the school. His father, however, seems to be more interested in the progress of Jim's chief rival. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A faculty member's son (Dick Davalos) tries to beat all rivals for scholastic and athletic honors. [RF]

1.22 [--] West Point Story (anthology): WHITE FURY
ZIV Release No. 1022
01Mar57 CBS Fri (04Feb58)
written by John Kneubuhl
starring
Clint Eastwood ...... Cadet Bob Salter
Jerome Courtland .... Cadet Chris Wooderson
Bruce Bennett ....... Wooderson
Synopsis 1:
Cadets Wooderson and Salter plan a weekend skiing trip with Chris's father. Just after they arrive at the ski resort,
Mr. Wooderson is called away on business. The two boys are out skiing when they see the father's helicopter crash. [RF/TA]
Synopsis 2:
Two cadets on a skiing trip see a helicopter crash and attempt to rescue the passenger. [RF]

1.23 [--] West Point Story (anthology): AMBUSH
ZIV Release No. 1023
08Mar57 CBS Fri
starring
Steve McQueen
James Ogg .......... Frank
Jim MacBridges ..... George
Synopsis 1:
A West Point Cadet, while home on vacation, befriends a young man who gets involved in a street fight. Later the boy
visits West Point, and decides to try to get an appointment. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A cadet tries to save a young boy from becoming a juvenile delinquent. [RF]

1.24 [--] West Point Story (anthology): THE ONLY WITNESS
ZIV Release No. 1024
15Mar57 CBS Fri
starring
Eddie Foy III .......... Steve Atlas
Peter Baldwin .......... Paul Victor
Ron Hagerthy ........... Daniel Atlas
William Doty ........... Marty
Tom Brown .............. Coach
Synopsis 1:
Cadet Paul Victor witnesses an auto accident caused by the careless driving
of another cadet's brother. Paul is unhappy about being called as a witness. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A cadet must testify against a classmate's brother in a car-accident case. [RF]

1.25 [--] West Point Story (anthology): DANGEROUS AREA
ZIV Release No.
22Mar57 CBS Fri
Hosted by Donald May
starring
Clark Howat ......... Andrews
Robert Beneveds ..... Dan
Joby Baker .......... Monty
Joey Forman ......... Alan
Synopsis:
Two cadets try to instill confidence in their friend---who is incapable of making decisions. [RF]

1.26 [--] 29Mar57 CBS Fri - no details

[--] West Point Story (anthology): THE MANHUNT
starring
James Best ............ Placek
Peter Baldwin ......... Mileston
Synopsis:
A week-end hunting trip becomes a test of know-how and courage for two cadets. [RF]
*
NY TV Guide Vol.6 No.1 Jan 4-10, 1958
Jan 5, 1958 (page A-18)
West Point: "Manhunt"
Two cadets go on a week-end hunting trip. The younger boy lacks self confidence, and his friend hopes the week-end
will help him to gain self-respect. Insted, the boy is bitten by a poisonous snake and when his friend goes for help,
he gets lost in the woods. [WV]


1.27 [--] West Point Story (anthology): MCKINLEY'S CHALLENGE
ZIV Release No. 1027
05Apr57 CBS Fri (originally scheduled airdate) (rescheduled to 31May57 ?)
starring
Chris Warfield ........ Dick McKinley
Donna Martel .......... Maria Alicia Gracia
Valentin de Vargas .... Rodriguez
Don Eitner,
Russell Hicks
Synopsis 1:
Because of his calculating mind and strict adherence to the rule book, Second Classman Dick McKinley is nicknamed "Zombie"
by his classmates. When a South American republic's president visits West Point, "Zombie" is dared to date the man's
beautiful daughter. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A cadet bets that he can date the beautiful daughter of a visiting diplomat. [RF]

1.28 [--] West Point Story (anthology): COLD PERIL
ZIV Release No. 1028
12Apr57 CBS Fri
written by Don Brinkley
starring
Leonard Nimoy ....... Kennedy
Larry Pennell ....... Marson
Synopsis:
A cadet, wanting to visit his girl, takes an unauthorized leave and a dangerous walk across a frozen river. [RF]

*
NY TV Guide Vol.6 No.17 April 26-May 2, 1958
April 27, 1958 (page A-19)
West Point: "Cold Peril"
A cadet takes an unauthorized leave on Saturday afternoon. He walks across the Frozen waters of the Hudson River to
visit his girl who lives on the other side. His buddies at the point learn that an ice breaker is headed toward that
part of the river and try to get their friend back before he's stranded on the other side.[WV]

1.29 [--] West Point Story (anthology): THE CONTACT
ZIV Release No. 1029
19Apr57 CBS Fri
written by Donald A. Brinkley
directed by Ted Post
assistant director Erich Von Stroheim Jr.
director of photography Robert Hoffman
Hosted by Donald May
starring
Steve Terrell ...... George Nelson
Del Erickson ....... Tobin
Larry Thor
Jack Mather
Richard Emory
Mitchell Lear
Richard McGrath
Eddie Bryan
Al Austin
Leonard Shoemaker
Synopsis 1:
Cadet George Nelson believes that he cannot hope to compete with his classmates in physical ability. His lack of confidence
almost causes him to be injured while running an indoor obstacle course. He feel's he's a failure as a cadet- and also as a
man. Then he is faced with a big decision. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
George Nelson got into West Point by the skin of his teeth---and things keep getting worse.

1.30 [--] West Point Story (anthology): BACKFIRE
ZIV Release No. 1030
26Apr57 CBS Fri
written by George F. Slavin
starring
Jack Grinnage ....... Dodd
Charles Maxwell ..... Howard
Synopsis:
A cadet thought to have no leadership ability must take charge during a forest fire. [RF]

1.31 [--] West Point Story (anthology): FLAREUP
ZIV Release No. 1031
03May57 CBS Fri
written by Tom Warlock
starring
Peter Baldwin ....... Cadet Saunders
Rad Fulton .......... Talbert
Jerry Charlebois .... Jerry
Harry Vinson ........ Clay
Synopsis:
Cadet Saunders' explosive temper is threatening his West Point career. [RF]

1.32 [--] West Point Story (anthology): M-24
ZIV Release No. 1032
10May57 CBS Fri
starring
Roger Smith ........ Cadet Matt Tracy
John Erman ......... Prentice
Synopsis 1:
Cadet Matt Tracy rebels against the Academy and flunks out of West Point when he neglects his studies in armored tactics.
He joins the regular Army and goes to Korea. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A youth has to leave West Point and ends up in the Korean War. [RF]

1.33 [--] West Point Story (anthology): THE HARDER RIGHT
ZIV Release No. 1033
17May57 CBS Fri
starring
Richard Jaeckel ..... Tanner
Terence Kilburn ..... Garley
Synopsis:
Friendship vies with duty when a cadet sees his roommate cheating on a test. [RF]

1.34 [--] West Point Story (anthology): THE DROWNING OF THE GUN
ZIV Release No. 1034
24May57 CBS Fri 9:00pm [TA]
written by Gene Roddenberry & E. Jack Neuman
directed by Henry S. Kesler
director of photography Monroe Askins
Hosted by: Donald May (as Cadet Charles C. Thompson)
starring
Jack Haley Jr. ........ Cadet Charles Davis
Clu Gulager ........... Prous
Arthur Storch ......... Saunders
William Traylor
Addison Powell
Richard Shepard
John Boruff
Paul Carr
Barbara Lord
Synopsis 1:
A traditional yearling class prank is the drowning of the reveille gun in Lake Popolopen. Cadet Charles Davis leads a group
determined to carry out the tradition. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
Throwing the reveille gun in the lake is a class tradition and this year's class is all for tradition.

1.35 [--] West Point Story (anthology): COURAGEOUS DECISION
ZIV Release No. 1035
31May57 CBS Fri 9:00pm [TA]
written by David P. Harmon
starring
Chet Marshall ......... Chet Marshall
Karen Sharpe .......... Sandra
Walter Kelley ......... Reb
Synopsis:
A spoiled, arrogant youth is crushed when his big-shot father is charged with income-tax evasion. [RF]

1.36 [--] West Point Story (anthology): FIGHT BACK
(a.k.a. "The Boxing Story")
ZIV Release No. 1036
07Jun57 CBS Fri (rerun 20May58)
starring
Patrick Waltz ......... Ernie Watts
Dick Sargent .......... Mike Mullen
Don Gardner ........... Kent Peterson
Brett Halsey .......... Wally Andrews
Roger Dollarhide ...... Cadet Sloane
Synopsis 1:
Cadet Ernie Watts seems to bring nothing but trouble to his company. He almost causes it to lose the cross-country race,
and then he accidentally breaks the ribs of the middleweight boxing champ of the corps. Then he decides to take the place
of the champ in the forthcoming boxing tournament. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Bad times befall a cadet who's thought to be a living jinx. [RF] 

1.37 [--] West Point Story (anthology): THE DRAGOON PATROL
ZIV Release No. 1037
14Jun57 CBS Fri (rerun 10Jul60)
written by Don Brinkley
Hosted by: Donald May (as Cadet Charles C. Thompson)
cast:
James Best ............ William Purdom
Tris Coffin ........... Watts
Tom Greenway .......... Mooney
Synopsis:
First Classman William Purdom disagrees with Major Watt's statement that no man is expendable in battle. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
In 1871, a cadet (James Best) and a major disagree about the expendability of an individual in battle. [RF]
*
NY TV Guide Vol.5 No.37 SEPT 14-20, 1957 Fall Preview
Sept 20, 1957 (page A-46)
West Point: "Dragoon Patrol"
West Point in 1871. First classman Williams Purdon disagrees with Maj. Watt's statement that no man is expendable
in battle. After graduation, he learns a valuable lesson. [ccc [WV]
Cast: Pardon: James Best, Maj. Watts: Tris Coffin


1.38 [--] West Point Story (anthology): THE DEEP END
ZIV Release No. 1038
21Jun57 CBS Fri
written by Ellis Marcus & E. Jack Neuman
starring
Robert Beneveds ...... Cadet Tom Garber
Christine White ...... Louise
Patrick Colby ........ Couzens
Synopsis 1:
Cadet Tom Garber is called on the carpet when his grades start dropping. He's told to make better use of his time. But he
goes to extremes. He gives up all outside interests to concentrate on his studies, and even goes so far as to break his
engagement. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Cadet Garber goes to extremes: first he ignores his work, then he thinks of nothing but grades. [RF]

1.39 [--] West Point Story (anthology): PRESSURE (final episode)
ZIV Release No. 1039
28Jun57 CBS Fri
starring
James Dobson ........ Porter
Dale Hutchinson ..... Driggs
Jo Ann Lilliquist ... Polly
Gloria Talbott ...... Marie
Helen Brown
Maureen Cassidy
Frank Fenton
Synopsis 1:
When Cadet Porter's father becomes seriously ill, he is faced with the possibility of having to leave the Point to take care
of his family. During his 30 day summer leave he applies his training to the family, teaching them to be self-reliant. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A cadet faces the possibility of having to give up his West Point career to take care of his family. [RF]

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ABC Tuesdays 10:00 PM EST
(8Oct57-1Jul58)(reruns)

[--] 16Dec57 ABC Mon? - rerun of #1.18 "Operation Survival" (first aired 01Feb57)

[--] 04Feb58 ABC Tue - rerun of #1.22 "White Fury" (first aired 01Mar57)
[--] 20May58 ABC Tue - rerun of #1.36 "The Fighting Back") (first aired 07Jun57)

[--] 03Jun58 ABC Tue - rerun of #1.21 "The Command" (first aired 22Feb57)



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[--] West Point Story (anthology): BENEFIT OF DOUBT
written by John Kneubuhl
starring
Ron Hagerthy .......... Downey
Bill Lundmark ......... Windall
Synopsis:
One cadet is suspected by the others when a sneak thief begins operation. [RF]

[--] West Point Story (anthology): DUTY, HONOR AND TROUBLE
starring
Dorothy Adams ......... Mrs. Carter
Paul Stickles ......... Carter
Arch Johnson .......... Davis
Synopsis:
A cadet risks his good reputation when he treats his parents rudely on their visit to the Point. [RF]

AMNESTY
written by Donald A. Brinkley

ARMY BRAT
written by Gene Roddenberry & Jack Bennett

BAYONET STORY
written by Sam Rolfe

BRASS BUTTONS
written by John Kneubuhl

THE BROTHERS
written by Gene Roddenberry

CALL OF DUTY
written by Ed Hope & Donald A. Brinkley

[--] West Point Story (anthology): COMEBACK
written by Bob Eisenbach
Synopsis:
After repeated warnings, a cadet refuses to take his tank training seriously. Finally he is forced to leave West Point.
He enlist in the Army for duty in Korea and is assigned to duty in a tank corps. [WV][NY TV Guide Vol.5, No.31 Issue #227]

CORPS ON DRESS PARADE
written by Laurence Lee

COUNTRY BOY
written by Albert E. Lewin & Burt Styler

THE FLOOD
written by Malvin Wald & Jack Jacobs

GUEST OF HONOR
written by Gene Roddenberry

HARD WAY
written by Don Brinkley

HOME FOLKS
written by Gene Roddenberry

JUVENILE DELINQUENT
written by Sterling Silliphant

LOST CADET
written by Gene Roddenberry

THE MANLY ART
written by Donn Mullally

THE OPERATOR
written by Gene Roddenberry

PHYSICAL CONTACT
written by Don Brinkley

POINT OF VIEW
written by David P. Harmon

THAYER GIRLS
written by Gene Roddenberry

TOP SPEED
written by Don Brinkley

OPERATION BENNING
written by Sam Rolfe & Gene Roddenberry

TRIANGLE
written by John Kneubuhl & Don Brinkley

WATER MAIN
written by Gene Roddenberry
 
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 I am in search of a copy of a specific episode of the West Point story. I was born at the academy and lived there for
approximately 12 years, during which time ZIV was producing and filming the West Point series. I am uncertain of the episode
in question, however I do recall it focused around a cadet who was embarrassed by his elderly parents during their visit to
the school. During that particular shooting I was filmed in the bleachers during a baseball game. I am unsure if you have
access to series tapes or know where I may acquire one, but I'd like to purchase that episode in a DVD or VHS format.
I would appreciate any assistance you can offer in this matter. Thanks in Advance,
Andrew P. Mraz, AEC <Andrew.Mraz@atec.army.mil> (Jan 2004)

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Linda Bryant <linda.bryant@ucr.edu> (Feb 2004)
As a kid I used to watch the show every Friday night. I wish we have had a VCR to tape the shows. When so many old TV series
were coming out on Video, I hoped West Point and Annapolis would come out but they did not. I then traced down the company
that had the rights which was MGM. They wanted $200 a show. My husband and were Air Force Officers and our oldest son was
interested in attending an academy. We tried to find some of the series but never did before he became a Marine Officer.
However our daughter and youngest son did graduate from West Point and many things have not changed from the original show.

Last fall the AOG at West Point offered the entire series for sale through a company they had contracted with. That company
charged about $280 for the 39 show series. However, they were very poor at marketing, they came out with the sale in Nov.
and people were thinking about Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I paid but the money was refunded. I told them they should try
again but Iíve never seen the sale offered.They did send me one show. I had been able to get about 5 others over the years.
If you know a source where I could purchase the set let me know. I have the originals with Post cereal ads and Folgers coffee.

I loved that show and wanted to go to West Point so bad but they did not take women. It really stuck with me and to think
that later 2 of my 3 children would graduate from there is unbelievable.
Linda Bryant <linda.bryant@ucr.edu> (Feb 2004)

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I remember an episode that does not appear on the series description list where a cadet turned in a engineering paper
that predicted a precise point on the grounds that the Academyís water system would fail if all the faucets and toilets
were turn on and off or flushed at the same instant. He got a failing grade on the paper from the instructor who
considered the paper pure fantasy. Consequently, the cadet set out to prove his calculations were correct by having the
corps of cadets execute the experiment to coincide with the instructorís passing the predicted breach point. Could
this episode be the missing one?

Dave Mower <dmower@northernneck.com> (February 2012)

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West Point; ZIV Release No. 1001; ODAT: 05Oct56; OREG: LP50598.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1002; ODAT: 12Oct56; OREG: LP50599.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1003; ODAT: 19Oct56; OREG: LP50600.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1004; ODAT: 26Oct56; OREG: LP50601.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1005; ODAT: 02Nov56; OREG: LP50602.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1006; ODAT: 09Nov56; OREG: LP50603.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1007; ODAT: 16Nov56; OREG: LP50604.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1008; ODAT: 23Nov56; OREG: LP50605.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1009; ODAT: 30Nov56; OREG: LP50606.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1010; ODAT: 07Dec56; OREG: LP50607.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1011; ODAT: 14Dec56; OREG: LP50608.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1012; ODAT: 21Dec56; OREG: LP50609.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1013; ODAT: 28Dec56; OREG: LP50610.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1014; ODAT: 04Jan57; OREG: LP50582.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1015; ODAT: 11Jan57; OREG: LP50583.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1016; ODAT: 18Jan57; OREG: LP50611.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1017; ODAT: 25Jan57; OREG: LP50612.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1018; ODAT: 01Feb57; OREG: LP50613.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1019; ODAT: 08Feb57; OREG: LP50614.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1020; ODAT: 15Feb57; OREG: LP50615.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1021; ODAT: 22Feb57; OREG: LP50616.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1022; ODAT: 01Mar57; OREG: LP50617.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1023; ODAT: 08Mar57; OREG: LP50618.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1024; ODAT: 15Mar57; OREG: LP50619.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1025; ODAT: 22Mar57; OREG: LP50620.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1026; ODAT: 29Mar57; OREG: LP50621.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1027; ODAT: 05Apr57; OREG: LP50622.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1028; ODAT: 12Apr57; OREG: LP50623.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1029; ODAT: 19Apr57; OREG: LP50624.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1030; ODAT: 26Apr57; OREG: LP50625.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1031; ODAT: 03May57; OREG: LP50626.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1032; ODAT: 10May57; OREG: LP50627.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1033; ODAT: 17May57; OREG: LP50628.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1034; ODAT: 24May57; OREG: LP50629.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1035; ODAT: 31May57; OREG: LP50630.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1036; ODAT: 07Jun57; OREG: LP50584.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1037; ODAT: 14Jun57; OREG: LP50585.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1038; ODAT: 21Jun57; OREG: LP50586.
West Point; ZIV Release No. 1039; ODAT: 28Jun57; OREG: LP50587.

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