CTVA US Spy - "The Hunter" (1952;1954) starring Barry Nelson (1952) Keith Larsen (1954)

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The Hunter (1952)(1954)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Jim Brent, J. Fred MacDonald <macfilms.com> [JFC] , Rina Fox
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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THE HUNTER
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Pathescope Studios Production
Sponsored by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
for
CBS (Thursdays 9pm EST) (3Jul52)
CBS (Wednesdays 9:30pm EST) (16Jul52-24Sep52)
NBC (Sundays 10:30 pm EST) (26Sep54-26Dec54)
Produced by Edward J. Montagne
Directed by Oscar Rudolph, William A. Berke
Filmed in New York
 
US Cold War Spy series 1952, 1954  26 episodes x 30 min bw film
starring
Barry Nelson as Bart Adams (1952) (13 episodes)
Keith Larsen as Bart Adams (1954) (13 episodes)
with
Anna Minot as Liz (his friend in Prague)
Lisa Howard as Janet Wood (reporter)
Barbara Bolton as Rita (his friend in Copenhagen)
Susanna TaFel as Ruby Ellis (Bart's old flame)

   ################## The Hunter ################
############ season 1 Summer 1952 ##########
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CBS Thursdays 9pm EST (3Jul52)
CBS Wednesdays 9:30pm EST (16Jul52-24Sep52)
starring
Barry Nelson as Bart Adams

1.01 [--] The Hunter: starring Barry Nelson: THE GREY PEOPLE
03Jul52 CBS Thur (Network rerun 10Jul54 NBC)
Written by Checkley Ellis
Bart Adams enlists the help of "The Grey People", the poor Polish passengers
on a train, in an effort to obtain a valuable diary. Bart as "The Hunter" has
slipped behind the Iron Curtain and gone to Warsaw to find the diary. [JK]

1.02 [--] The Hunter: starring Barry Nelson:  BUCHAREST EXPRESS
10Jul52 CBS Thur - originally scheduled air date - Pre Empted
(First Aired with Network Reruns 10Jul54 NBC)

Written by Phil Reisman, Jr.
Guest Cast:
Rita Lynn (as Lt. Redescu)
Bart Adams slips behind the Iron CUrtain in an effort to find a renegade
American who is broadcasting over Radio Bucharest. He is tailed by a beautiful
intelligence agent.[JK]
(Pre Empted - "Republican National Convention")

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Moves from CBS Thursdays to Wednesdays
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1.03 [--] The Hunter: starring Barry Nelson: THE PUZZLE OF PIER 90
16Jul52 CBS Wed (Network Rerun 24Jul54 NBC)
Written by Jack Roche
Guest Cast:
Jack Ryan (later known as Jack Lord "Hawaii Five-0")
(appears in a small role in this episode) [JFM]

A group of Communist agents arrive at New York's Pier 90 with a
plan to kidnap a Viennese woman soil-expert. For some reason they
wish to smuggle her substitute into Oak Ridge. [JB]

1.04 [--] The Hunter: starring Barry Nelson: SALZBERG FESTIVAL
23Jul52 CBS Wed - originally scheduled air date - Pre Empted
(First Aired with Network Reruns 01Aug54 NBC)

Written by Robert R. Presnell, Sr. & Peter Ordway
When the head of the Anti-Communist Party in Free Austria is
assassinated, Bart Adams realizes that he must keep his successor
from meeting a similar fate. The new leader is moved to the hotel
where Bart is living. [JK/JB]
(Pre Empted - "Democratic National Convention")

1.05 [--] The Hunter: PARIS EPISODE _aka_ PARIS INCIDENT
30Jul52 CBS Wednesday (First Aired with NetwoRk Reruns 08Aug54 NBC)
Written by Henry Kane
Bart Adams, "The Hunter", investigates when Communist agents kidnap
an important U.S. economist. A girl reporter offers to help Bart
locate the missing man. [JB]

1.06 [--] The Hunter: starring Barry Nelson: MAD MONEY
06Aug52 CBS Wed (No Evidence of Network Rerun)
Written by Checkley Ellis
***** no synopsis available ********

1.07 [--] The Hunter: starring Barry Nelson: ATHENS EPISODE
13Aug52 CBS Wed (Network Rerun 14Aug54 NBC)
Written by Henry Kane
"The Hunter" travels to Athens to locate the members of a Communist
gang. One of their men lies dying in a hospital there, ready to
reveal secret information. [JB]

1.xx [--] The Hunter: THE MAN FROM GREECE
(
possibly an aka for "Athens Episode")
(10Apr56 Tues WNHC-TV, ABC, NBC Dumont affliate, Connecticut 11:20pm)
Starring: Barry Nelson (as Bart Adams)
Synopsis:
Adams discovers a group of international spies in Athens. [RF]

1.08 [--] The Hunter: starring Barry Nelson: OPERATION ASHES
20Aug52 CBS Wed (Network Rerun 21Aug54 NBC)
Written by Hamilton Benz
Bart Adams, "The Hunter", goes into East Berlin to rescue a woman
spy who has been cornered by Russian agents. The woman has a
valuable roll of microfilm. [JB]

1.09 [--] The Hunter: starring Barry Nelson: TIME AND TIDE
27Aug52 CBS Wed [JK] / 03Sep52 CBS Wed 9:30pm EST [JB]
(Network Rerun 28Aug54 NBC)
Teleplay by Burton R. Benjamin
Original Story by Denis Green
Bart Adams saves the Polish born daughter-in-law of a U.S. General from being
kidnapped by Communists. The girl, a native of Poland has disappeared behind the
Iron Curtain. [JK]

1.10 [--] The Hunter: starring Barry Nelson: THE MAN WHO DROPPED IN
03Sep52 CBS Wed [JK] (Network Rerun 04Sep54 NBC)
Written by Robert R. Presnell, Sr. & Peter Ordway
Bart Adams investigates when a former member of the Russian secret police the
asylum of Germany's British sector. The defector has eluded British authorities
of his own free will. [JK]

1.11 [--] The Hunter: starring Barry Nelson: RENDEZVOUS IN PRAGUE
10Sep52 CBS Wed 9:30pm EST (Network Rerun 11Sep54 NBC)
Written by Norman Ashton
Synopsis 1:
A painting by a Czech artist-patriot carries a message that leads
Bart to a brush with Iron Curtain officials. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Bart Adams casually buys a painting in Munich, only to discover
that the paint conceals a message. [JB]

1.12 [--] The Hunter: starring Barry Nelson: BLACK AND WHITE SHEEP
17Sep52 CBS Wed (Network Rerun 18Sep54 NBC)
Written by Franz Spencer
Bart Adams visits Bulgaria, where he meets the sister of an
allegedly traitorous American newspaperman. Through the use of a
disguise, Adams tries to find the real traitor. [JB]

1.13 [--] The Hunter: starring Barry Nelson: THE GHOST GOES EAST
24Sep52 CBS Wed (Network Rerun 26Sep54)
Written by Phil Reisman, Jr.
Bart Adams, boards a trans-atlantic airliner in search of a courier for a
communist agent who has eluded his FBIcaptors. A murder aboard the plane confronts
the Hunter. [JK/JB]

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NBC Summer 1954 Reruns
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NBC New York City Saturdays 7:00pm EST (10Jul54-26Sep54) (air dates listed here)
(NBC West Coast Sundays 10:30pm?)(one day later)
starring
Barry Nelson as Bart Adams (re-runs)

[--] 10Jul54 NBC NYC Sat first airing of "Bucharest Express"
(originally scheduled for 09Jul52 CBS - but Pre Empted)
[--] 17Jul54 NBC NYC Sat rerun of "The Gray People" (first aired 03Jul52 CBS)
[--] 24Jul54 NBC NYC Sat rerun of "The Puzzle of Pier 90" (first aired 16Jul52 CBS)

[--] 31Jul54 NBC NYC Sat first airing of "Salzberg Festival"
(originally scheduled for 23Jul52 CBS - but Pre Empted)
[--] 07Aug54 NBC NYC Sat rerun of "Paris Episode" (first aired 30Jul52 CBS)
[--] 14Aug54 NBC NYC Sat rerun of "Athens Episode" (first aired 13Aug52 CBS)
[--] 21Aug54 NBC NYC Sat rerun of "Operation Ashes" (first aired 20Aug52 CBS)
[--] 28Aug54 NBC NYC Sat rerun of "Time and Tide" (first aired 27Aug52 CBS)
[--] 04Sep54 NBC NYC Sat rerun of "The Man who dropped in" (first aired 03Sep52 CBS)
[--] 11Sep54 NBC NYC Sat rerun of "Rendezvous in Prague" (first aired 10Sep52 CBS)
[--] 18Sep54 NBC NYC Sat rerun of "Black and White Sheep")(first aired 17Sep52 CBS)
[--] 26Sep54 NBC Sun Rerun of "Ghost Goes East" (first aired 24Sep52 CBS)


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############# season 2 Fall 1954 ############
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NBC Sundays 10:30 pm EST (26Sep54-26Dec54) (new episodes)
Keith Larsen replaces Barry Nelson as Bart Adams.

2.01 [--] The Hunter: starring Keith Larsen: PARTY POLITICS
3Oct54 NBC Sunday
Bart Adams tries to help a pretty young American feature writer get her
story in communist Albania. [JB]

2.02 [--] The Hunter: starring Keith Larsen: THE GENERAL SPIES AT DAWN
10Oct54 NBC Sunday
General Jan Beran, a Benedict Arnold from behind the Iron Curtain,
arrives in Paris with some secret documents which he plans to sell.
Bart Adams does some master disguise work in his attempt to secure
the papers. [JB]

2.03 [--] The Hunter: starring Keith Larsen: THE WOODEN NOOSE
17Oct54 NBC Sunday
Written by Mann Rubin
Keith Larsen, an outstanding amateur tennis player, stars as
The Hunter in an adventure that finds him in Budapest, disguised
as a masseur for a Rumanian tennis team. One of the players has
secret information for the Allies. The show was filmed at the
West Side Tennis Club Stadium, Forest Hills, N.Y., where the
annual U.S. National Amateur Tennis Tournament is held. [JB]

[--] 24Oct54
Pre-empted for "Light's Diamond Jubilee" 75th Anniversary of Edison's
Invention of the Electric Light.


2.04 [--] The Hunter: starring Keith Larsen: THE CASE OF THE COUNTERFEIT M.P.C.'s
31Oct54 NBC Sunday
Bart tries to intercept a plan by the Communists to turn out
counterfeit U.S. Military payment script in Germany. [JB]

2.05 [--] The Hunter: starring Keith Larsen: SWORD PLAY
07Nov54 NBC Sunday
Bart Adams' efforts to stop a group of German university youths
who want to revive the Hitler Youth and wage war against the
Americans and their sympathizers. He enrolls as a youth. [JB]

2.06 [--] The Hunter: starring Keith Larsen: BORDERLINE CASE
14Nov54 NBC Sunday
Bart Adams goes "hunting" on a Bavarian estate near the
Czechoslovakian border. His host thinks Bart is after wild game,
but Bart's quarry is actually some secret Red documents. [JB]

2.07 [--] The Hunter: starring Keith Larsen: THE HUNTER IS BACK
21Nov54 NBC Sunday
Bart Adams assumes the guise of The Hunter to go behind the Iron
Curtain in search of a captured American veteran of the Korean
War. He traces the soldier to the Kremlin [JK/JB]

2.08 [--] The Hunter: starring Keith Larsen: CZECHMATES
28Nov54 NBC Sunday
Bart Adams as "The Hunter" goes behind the Iron Curtain to find a
Czech patriot who has been kidnapped from West Berlin. [JB]

2.09 [--] The Hunter: starring Keith Larsen: DEAD PIGEON
05Dec54 NBC Sunday
Bart Adams uncovers a plot by enemy agents to blow up New York's
Central Park with a radar bomb. [JB]

2.10 [--] The Hunter: starring Keith Larsen: THE BEETLE BRIGADE
12Dec54 NBC Sunday
The Hunter assumes yet another disguise as he boards the Orient
Express to follow the female leader of a youth farm behind the
Iron Curtain into Bulgaria. The woman is unaware that the Communist
M.V.D. is following her. [JB]

2.11 [--] The Hunter: starring Keith Larsen: DOUBLE JEOPARDY
19Dec54 NBC Sunday
A Communist agent tries to disguise himself as the Hunter in an
attempt to locate a defecting Russian agent. The Hunter had known
the former agent's girl friend. [JB]

2.12 [--] The Hunter: starring Keith Larsen: BAMBOO AND IRON CURTAINS
(final network episode)
26Dec54 NBC Sunday
Bart Adams assumes the disguise of a photographer for the Polish
free press in order to contact a Chinese metallurgist visiting
Czechoslovakia. [JB] (Final show of the series)

(Next Week at this time "The Bob Cummings Show")

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2.13 [--] The Hunter: starring Keith Larsen: PANIC IN COPENHAGEN
26Dec55 NYC (syndicated airdate)
Planning a quiet day in Copenhagen, Bart Adams meets up with
international spies. [JK/JB]

2.xx [--] The Hunter: WINNER TAKES ALL (possibly an aka of one of the episodes  above)
(23Oct56 Dumont WABD New York City, Tue 10pm)
starring Keith Larsen (as Bart Adams)
Synopsis:
Turning to the highest bidder, a modern Benedict Arnold decides to
sell his stolen secrets to Bart Adams. [RF]

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