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contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, James Beer
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"The Fountain of Youth" (Desilu) (1956) hosted by Orson Welles (Unsold TV anthology pilot)(30min)
The Fountain of Youth - Orson Welles 1/3
The Fountain of Youth - Orson Welles 2/3
The Fountain of Youth - Orson Welles 3/3

<proposed series title> "Destination Space" (1959)(50MIN)(B&W)
Source: "TV Guide Presents" DVD...Classic SCI-FI (A 2-DVD set) Genius Entertainment DVD #61289-2
PRODUCED BY PARAMOUNT PICTURES IN ASSOCIATION WITH CBS
Director: Joseph Pevney
Writer-Producer: Rip Van Ronkel
Supervised for Paramount by James A. Schulke
Director of Photography: Loyal Griggs A.S.C.
Art Directors: Hal Pereira and Albert Nozaki
Film Editor: Jerry Webb
Music: Van Cleave
Assistant Director: Richard Caffey
Set Decorators: Sam Comer and Ray Moyer
Casting: Stalmaster-Lister
Makeup Supervision: Wally Westmore S.M.A.
Sound Recording: Lyle Figland and Winston Everett
CAST
Harry Townes...Dr. James Benedict
John Agar, Charles Aidman, Whitney Blake
Cecil Kellaway...Dr. A. A. Andrews
William Traylor, Gail Kobe, Edward C. Platt, John Clarke, Joel Lawrence, Jon Lormer, Robert Cornthwaite
SYNOPSIS
A dedicated group of men aboard a space station led by Dr. James Benedict,
try to launch a spaceship to orbit around the moon, and to endure calamities
such as meteors, a threat of a nuclear explosion, and a grilling by a senate
commitee back down on earth about the enormous costs of launching the space
station, known as "Benedict's Billions". [James Beer]

<proposed series title> "Flying Tigers" (XXX)(30MIN)(B&W)
A LARRY C. MOORE PRODUCTION
PRODUCED FOR TELEVISION AT FILMTONE STUDIOS,
HOLLYWOOD,CALIFORNIA
PRODUCED BY LARRY C. MOORE

STARRING RICHARD DENNING...
AS DING HOWL, GROUP LEADER OF THE FLYING TIGERS

SERIES PREMISE:
THE MANY ADVENTURES OF THE FAMOUS MILITARY AIR SERVICE DURING WORLD
WAR II IN CHINA

EDITORIAL SUPERVISOR W.DANN HAYES
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY FRANK REDMAN

<pilot episode title> "THE SWINGING SWORD"
DIRECTED BY LESLIE GOODWINS
WRITTEN BY PARKER W. KIMBALL.
GUEST CAST:
EVELYN ANKERS...AS BOMBAY FAY
RICHARD LOO...AS HU FANG
BOB BRATT...AS SGT BRADY
VICTOR SEN YUNG...AS GENERAL CHANG
BILL LESTER SKIP DARROW DOROTHY VAUGHN
SONNY CHAN EDDIE LEE WILLIAM HIP RICHARD WANG.
SYNOPSIS:
DIN HOWL AND MEMBERS OF THE 'FLYING TIGERS' ATTEMPT TO RESCUE A
CHINESE GENERAL BEING HELD PRISONER BY ENEMY FORCES. [SC]

<proposed series title> "Warden Duffy of San Quentin " (xxxx)(30MIN)(B&W)
PRODUCED BY SWARTZ AND WALTER DONIGER
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR WILLIAM STEPHENS
*
STARRING:
PAUL KELLY....AS WARDEN DUFFY
*
SERIES PREMISE:
THE DAILY SITUATIONS ENCOUNTERED BY A PRISON WARDEN.
*
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR GILBERT KAY
FILM EDITOR EVERETT DODD
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY JOSEPH BIROC
*
<pilot episode title> "HOSTAGES"
DIRECTED BY WALTER DONIGER
SCREENPLAY BY OLIVER CRAWFORD
STORY BY BERMAN SWARTZ AND WALTER DONIGER.
GUEST CAST:
JOHN IRELAND LAWRENCE TIERNEY
CHARLES NOLTE, LYLE TALBOT, NED GLASS, DON BEDDOE, CHARLES TANNEN,
MORRIS ANKRUM, JAMES SEAY, STANLEY ANDREWS.
Episode Synopsis:
A GROUP OF PRISONERS ARE PLANNING AN ESCAPE. THEY TAKE HOSTAGES, LATER
KILLING ONE. WARDEN DUFFY TRY'S TO CONVINCE ONE OF THE INMATES THAT
THEIR PLIGHT IS USELESS, AND TO GIVE UP. [SC]
 
<proposed series title> "Mike Hammer" (1954) (30MIN) (B&W)
CHARLES B. MOSS AND RICHARD LEWIS PRODUCTION
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER VICTOR SAVILLE
PRODUCED BY RICHARD LEWIS
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR JACK MCEDWARD
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR LLOYD RICHARDS
EDITOR ROLAND GROSS
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY GEORGE E. DISKANT####NO
*
STARRING
BRIAN KEITH...AS MIKE HAMMER.
CO-STARRING:
ROBERT BICE...AS CAPTAIN PAT CHAMBERS
*
<pilot episode title> "UNTITLED"
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY BLAKE EDWARDS.
GUEST CAST:
DONALD RANDOLPH, DON HARVEY, ROBERT FOULK, VIRGINIA LEE,
DALE VAN SICKEL, WILLIAM WOODSON, LEON BURBANK, CAROL BREWSTER.
*
SYNOPSIS:
MIKE HAMMER GOES AFTER THE HEAD OF CRIME ORGANIZATION
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MURDER OF A POLICE WITNESS AND AN INNOCENT
NEWSBOY. [SC]
 
<proposed series title> Hart of Honolulu (1956)(30MIN)(B&W)
A CBS TELEVISION PRODUCTION
FILMED BY DESILU PRODUCTIONS
FILMED ON LOCATION IN HONOLULU
PRODUCED BY E.D.LESHIN
PRODUCTION MANAGER: DEWEY STARKEY

STARRING: WARREN STEVENS...AS ALEC HART

SERIES PREMISE:
A CRIME-FIGHTING NEWSPAPERMAN BASED IN HONOLULU


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: DICK BREMERKAMP
EDITORIAL SUPERVISOR: DANN CAHN
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: ROBERT DE GRASSE
MUSIC SUPERVISOR LUD GRUSKIN

<pilot episode title> "MURDERERD FISHERMAN"
DIRECTED BY JUSTUS ADDISS
TELEPLAY BY JOHN KNEUBUHL FROM A STORY BY LOUIS L'AMOUR.
GUEST CAST:
RICHARD BENEDICT, PAUL DUBOV, BARNEY PHILLIPS, EDDIE FERNANDEZ,
KALANI MCCANDLESS, SALLY LEE, YANKEE CHANG, MEL PRESTIGE.

SYNOPSIS:
ALEC HART INVESTIGATE THE MURDER OF AN ELDERLY FISHERMAN FRIEND,
AND STOLEN CHINESE JADE STATUES WORTH A FORTUNE. [SC]

 <PROPOSED SERIES TITLE> Sea Divers (1956)(30MIN)(B&W)
CREATED BY HAROLD MINNIEAR AND LAMAR BOREN
SERIES PREMISE:
TWO ROUGH AND READY SEA DIVERS FOR HIRE

A LAMAR BOREN PRODUCTION
PRODUCED BY HAROLD MINNIEAR AND LAMAR BOREN
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR ROGER M. ANDREWS
SUPERVISING EDITOR THOMAS SCOTT
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY LAMAR BOREN
SCRIPT SUPERVISOR RICHARD CHAFFEE
DIRECTED BY LESLIE GOODWINS
TELEPLAY BY JAMES NABLO AND CHARLES MAXWELL
STARRING
RHODES REASON...AS TOM GORMAN
JOHN SMITH...AS MIKE GILBERT
GUEST CAST:
JOYCE HOLDEN, JEANNE VAUGHN, RICHARD REEVES, JAMES PARNELL, NAN ADAMS,
SARAH SLAYEN, CHARLES CANNON.
SYNOPSIS:
TOM GORMAN AND MIKE GILBERT ARE HIRED BY A WOMAN TO FIND THE REMAINS
OF A WRECKED SHIP CONTAINING VALUABLE PAPERS,BUT REALLY CONTAIN A FORTUNE
IN DIAMONDS. [SC]
 
<proposed series title> "Chicago 2-1-2" (1957) 30MIN (B&W)
Aired on CBS 30Apr57
A DON W. SHARPE-WARREN LEWIS PRODUCTION
BASED ON AN IDEA CREATED BY JO B. AND PHIL REGAN
*
STARRING:
FRANK LOVEJOY (as Ed McCook)

SERIES PREMISE:
THE EXPLOITS OF ED MCCOOK,INSPECTOR FOR THE CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT
*
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR: SYD FOGL
EDITORIAL SUPERVISOR: DANN CAHN
PHOTOGRAPHY: BERT GLENNON
TECHNICAL CONSULTANT: EARLE DOWNES
FILMED ON LOCATION IN THE CITY OF CHICAGO AND WILDING STUDIOS
*
<pilot episode title> "THE ARSONIST"
DIRECTED BY NORMAN FOSTER
SCREENPLAY BY WILLIAM P. ROUSSEAU.
GUEST CAST:
ROY THINNES (arsonist), CURLEY BRADLEY, TOMI THURSTON,
FRANKLYN MACCORMACK, CLIFFORD SOUBIER, FERN PARSONS.
SYNOPSIS:
INSPECTOR MCCOOK LOOKS FOR AN ARSONIST WHOSE ACTIONS HAVE CAUSED THE
LOSS OF LIFE AND PROPERTY. [SC]
 
<PROPOSED SERIES TITLE> Counterspy (1958)(30MIN)(B&W)
SERIES PREMISE:
THE EXPLOITS OF A U.S. COUNTERSPY WHO TRIES TO PROTECT AMERICA FROM ENEMY
AGENTS
A BERNARD L. SCHUBERT PRODUCTION
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER HERBERT E. STEWART
DIRECTED BY RALPH FRANCIS MURPHY
WRITTEN BY JACK ANSON FINK
STARRING:
DON MEGOWAN AS DAVID HARDING
GUEST CAST:
BRAD JOHNSON....KELLER,
GERALD MILTON....ADMIRAL GILLIS,
PHYLIS STANLEY....NORMA,
JOHN MYLONG....DR.JESNEY,
ROBERT MCQUENNY....FINNIE.
*
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR WILLIAM M. REINECK
FILM EDITOR TONY MARTINELLI
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY WILLIAM WHITLEY
SECOND UNIT PHOTOGRAPHY BY GERALDFIELD PRODUCTIONS LIMITED
PHOTGRAPHIC EFFECTS JACK RABIN AND LOUIS DEWITT
SCRIPT SUPERVISOR HELEN MCCAFFREY
DISTRIBUTED BY TELESTAR FILMS INC
UNDERWATER SCENES FILMED AT SILVER SPRINGS, FLORIDA
LOCATION FILMING PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND###
*
SYNOPSIS:
DAVID HARDING INVESTIGATES A DEADMAN FOUND ON A BEACH IN A WET SUIT, AN
UNKNOWN FOREIGN SHIP, AND TOP SECRET DOCUMENTS. [SC]
 
<proposed series title> "Johnny Nighthawk" (1959) (30MIN) (B&W)
Aired on CBS 01Sep59
Aired as "Forced Landing" on "Geritol Adventure Showcase"
BRISKIN PRODUCTION IN
ASSOCIATION WITH COLUMBIA PICTURES TELEVISION
PRODUCED BY JOSEPH HOFFMAN
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR IRVING MOORE
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT SEYMOUR FRIEDMAN
SUPERVISING EDITOR RICHARD FANTL
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY WILFRID M. CLINE
*
STARRING
SCOTT BRADY...AS JOHNNY NIGHTHAWK
RICHARD ERDMAN...AS HIS PARTNER MATT BRENT
SERIES PREMISE:
TWO FORMER KOREAN WAR VETERANS OPERATE A CHARTED FLYING SERVICE
*
<pilot episode title> "FLIGHT TO DANGER"
DIRECTED BY OSCAR RUDOLPH
WRITTEN BY TONY BARRETT.
GUEST CAST:
VALARIE FRENCH....AS PAULA CROWLEY(REST OF THE CAST UNCREDITED).
SYNOPSIS:
JOHNNY NIGHTHAWK AND HIS PARTNER MATT BRENT ARE HIRED BY AN ATTRACTIVE
WOMAN TO FLY HER AND A PACKAGE CONTAINING BADLEY NEEDED SERUM TO A
HOSPITAL IN RURAL ENGLAND. THE PACKAGE REALLY CONTAINS NITROGLYICYRENE. [SC]

<proposed series title> "Brock Callahan" (1959)(B&W)
Aired on CBS 11Aug59
PRODUCED BY COLUMBIA PICTURES TELEVISION
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER HARRY ACKERMAN
BASED ON A CHARACTOR IN THE NOVELS BY WILLIAM CAMPBELL GAULT
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR MILTON FELDMAN
SUPERVISING EDITOR RICHARD FANTL
PHOTOGRAPHY HENRY FREULICH
STARRING:
KEN CLARK...AS BROCK CALLAHAN
SERIES PREMISE:
A FORMER PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYER WITH THE LOS ANGELES RAMS IS
NOW WORKING AS A BEVERLY HILLS PRIVATE EYE.
*
<pilot episode title> "THE SILENT KILL"
DIRECTED BY GEORGE BLAIR
WRITTEN BY BILL BARRETT.
GUEST CAST:
RANDY STUART,RICHARD SHANNON,BARBARA DARROW,RICHARD DEACON,
BRETT HALSEY,DOUG ODNEY,
LOS ANGELES RAMS COACH SID GILLMAN...AS HIMSELF
SYNOPSIS:
A COMPANY EXECUTIVE IS FOUND DEAD. THE POLICE CONCLUDE THAT IT
WAS A SUICIDE. THE DEAD MAN'S BUSINESS PARTNER BELIEVES IT WAS MURDER.
HE HIRES BROCK CALLAHAN TO INVESTIGATE. [SC]

The Decorator- Bette Davis (Un-aired 1965 Aaron Spelling TV Pilot) Part 1
The Decorator-Bette Davis (Un-aired 1965 Aaron Spelling TV Pilot) Part 2
The Decorator-Bette Davis (Un-aired 1965 Aaron Spelling TV Pilot) Part 3

 "The Hawaiian Experience" (1978 TV Pilot )(unaired)
From: Crossroads Productions, Inc. (xroadsjo@ca.rr.com) Sent: 03 June 2009
In 1978, I produced a TV Pilot (never aired) entitled "The Hawaiian Experience!"
starring Bob Crane. It is the last TV show he did before his death in 1978.
I would like to post the info. and credits on your website.
Sincerely, John Orland

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