CTVA UK Comedy - "Glencannon" (1957-58) starring Thomas Mitchell  with Patrick Allen

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  Gross-Krasne Productions:-
"Big Town" (1950-56)
  "Mayor of the Town" (1954-55)   "O.Henry Playhouse" (1957)   
"Glencannon" (UK, 1957-58)

 "The Lone Wolf" (US, 1954-55)  "The Pursuers" (UK, 1961-62)
"Adventures of a Jungle Boy" (1957)   "African Patrol" (1958-59)
Glencannon (1957-58)
   Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
D.W. McGregor, David Moore, Brian Walsh
Tom Alger [Updated- April 2021 eps #1.1 #13,#17]
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)


GLENCANNON
Gross-Krasne, Ltd.
Republic Pictures Corporation
Executive producers Jack J. Gross and Philip N. Krasne
Produced by  Donald Hyde
Directed by John Knight (all episodes)
Based on the 'Glencannon' stories by Guy Gilpatric

UK Comedy Adventure series 1957-58   39 episodes x 30 min bw film
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell

as  Colin Glencannon, Chief Engineer


 
with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes
Regular Support Cast:
Charles Carson as Captain Ball
Barry Keegan as Montgomery
Georgie Wood as Cookie/ Svenson
Peter Collingwood as Sparks
Recurring:
John Gabriel as Hazlitt (eps #11, #34)

Premise:
Adventures of a talkative old seafaring man Glencannon, Chief Engineer
of the freighter the "Inchcliffe Castle".

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"Glencannon" Theme Song Lyrics as recalled by
Dan Coli, Richmond, Virginia, USA <danlee01@aol.com)
All I can remember are the opening words:
"From Peru to Honolulu to the sunny shores of Spain"
And the final words:
"Glencannon, Glencannon, tough as a roving buccaneer,
Glencannon, Glencannon, the rough and ready Inchliffe Castle Engineer.
Glencanon!"


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"Glencannon"     Theme song lyrics as recalled by
Graham Clark, Kent, UK<intray@partnersinp.demon.co.uk> (verse 1)
Mike Jittlov, USA <mike@:wizworld.com> (verse 2)

From Peru to Honolulu
To the rocky shores of Maine
From the River Plate to Bristol
Or the sunny coast of Spain
When a harbour brawl is brewing
And therešs trouble in the air
You can bet your bottom dollar
That Glencannon will be there!
Glencannon! Glencannon!
Tough as a roving buccanneer!
Glencannon! Glen-cannon!
The canny Inchcliffe Castle engineer!
There's a salty Scottish seadog
Lives on trouble, so they say!
It's remarkable what he can get
And then forget to pay!
So when you hear the bagpipes wailing
On a foreign shore,
You can clear the decks for action
'Cause Glencannon's off to war!
Glencannon! Glencannon!
Tough as a roving buccanneer!
Glencannon! Glen-cannon!
The canny Inchcliffe Castle engineer!

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"Bos'n" / "Bo's'n" - variant spellings of "boatswain"
Boatswain - a petty officer, or a warrant officer who is responsible
for the maintenance of a ship and its equipment.

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[--] MR. GLENCANNON TAKES ALL (30 min)
19Apr53 ABC, US.
Produced by Herbert Brodkin
Starring
Robert Newton as Colin Glencannon
Also:
Melville Cooper
Myron McCormick

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All episodes dated 1Jan58 on U.S. copyright notice.
Episodes listed in official episode number order

 1.01 [--] Glencannon: HAIR OF THE DOG  [Updated - TA]
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes
Synopsis 1:
Glencannon saves his ship from disaster and a beautiful young
singer from a fate worse than death - gaining a handsome reward
for his trouble.
(US synd: 06Mar59 KVAL-13, Eugene, Oregon, Fri. 8pm)
Synopsis 2:
A puzzling problem perplexes the crew of the "Inchcliffe Castle."
The problem: When a dog wags its tail, in which direction does he wag it first?
The crew is divided and nothing will do but to set up a wagering pool ...
with Glencannon holding the money. [Sacramento (Calif.) Bee newspaper]
Synopsis 3:
In which direction does a dog first wag his tail? The ship's crew
places bets on the problem. [TA]
(US synd: 02Mar59 on KRON-4, San Francisco, Mon. 10:30pm)
(US synd: 06Mar59 KOVR-13, Stockton, California, Fri. 9pm)

1.02 [--] Glencannon: CHINAMAN'S CHANCE
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes
Regular Support Cast:
Charles Carson ....... Captain Ball
Barry Keegan ......... Montgomery
Peter Collingwood .... Sparks
Guest Cast:
Wolf Morris .......... Mr. Loong
Barry Lowe ........... Stanley
Georgie Wood ......... Svenson
Synopsis 1:
The lure of the dollar causes Glencannon to conceal a stowaway from
Hong Hong. [TA]
(US synd: 9Feb59 KRON-4, San Francisco, Mon. 10:30pm)
(US synd: 14Feb59 KVIP-7, Redding, Calif. Sat.9:00pm)
Synopsis 1:
The "Inchcliffe Castle" clears the port of Hong Kong with a full
crew - and one uninvited guest. The stowaway turns out to be a
mysterious Mr. Loong who has "bought his passage to San Francisco
through the courtesy of Sparks and Glencannon - neither of whom is
opposed to turning an oportune dollar. The journey is uneventful
until the Chinese gentleman is discovered. Then the fun really starts.
(UK synd: 26Jun60 Tyne-Tees UK, Sun 4:00 pm)

1.03 [--] Glencannon: DOUBLE, DOUBLE DEAL AND TROUBLE
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes
Guest Cast:
Alan Mowbray
Synopsis:
A perfect double for Glencannon is discovered. [TA]
(US syndicated broadcast: 17Jan59 on KVIP-7, Redding, Calif. Sat. 9:00pm)

1.04 [--] Glencannon: CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes


1.05 [--] Glencannon: PEARL OF PANAMA
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes
Synopsis:
When he hears that his employers, the Castle Shipping Company,
plan to name a superintendent of shipping Glencannon decides
he wants the job - and sets his cap at it.

1.06 [--] Glencannon: THE MONTE CARLO MASSACRE
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes

[--] Glencannon: (unknown title) (possibly #6)
Synopsis:
When Glencannon's system to beat the Nice roulette tables fails, he
decides to stage a mock hanging. [TA]
(US synd: 7Feb59  KVIP-7, Redding, Calif. Sat. 9:00pm)

1.07 [--] Glencannon: (Way of a) MAN WITH A MERMAID
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes


1.08 [--] Glencannon: THE MEAN MAN FROM GENOA
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell (as Glencannon)
with: Patrick Allen (as Bos'n Hughes), Charles Carson (as Capt. Ball)
Synopsis:
Captain Ball faces replacement unless he can secure a contract from the
most miserly man in Genoa. [TA]
(US synd: 26Jan59 KRON-4, San Francisco, Mon. 10:30pm)
(US synd: 31Jan59 KVIP-7, Redding, Calif. Sat. 9:00pm)

1.09 [--] Glencannon: A NOSEGAY FOR MR. MONTGOMERY
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes
Synopsis:
When the owners of the Inchcliffe Castle announce a bonus for the crew
member who does the most to improve public relations, Glencannon comes
up with an outlandish scheme. [TA]
(US synd: 5Jan59  KRON-4, San Francisco, Mon. 10:30pm)

1.10 [--] Glencannon: THE LOVING CUP
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes

[--] Glencannon: (unknown title) (possibly #10 "The Loving Cup")
Synopsis:
Glencannon agrees to convey the ashes of a Mr. MacCrummon to London in
a bronze cup. [TA]
(US synd: 16Feb59 KRON-4, San Francisco, Mon. 10:30pm)

1.11 [--] Glencannon: SCOT FROM SCOTLAND YARD
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring: Thomas Mitchell (as Glencannon)
with: Patrick Allen (as Bos'n Hughes),
Charles Carson (as Captain Ball), Barry Keegan (as Montgomery)
Guest Cast:
John Gabriel .......... Hazlitt (recurring)
Madeleine Christie .... Mrs. O'Halloran
Lally Bowers .......... Miss Melcher
Danny Greene .......... Belcher
Arthur Lovegrove ...... Alf
J. Leslie Frith ....... Willy
William Forbes ........ Foxy
Frank Forsyth ......... Inspector
Synopsis:
Captain Ball describes Glencannon as "nature's bachelor", and the
description proves as accurate as it is apt when Glencannon nearly
met his match in the persistant form of the widow Mrs. Halloran.

1.12 [--] Glencannon: THE ANCIENT MARINER
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes

1.13 [--] Glencannon: CROCODILE TEARS  [updated Apr 2021 - TA] 
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes
Synopsis 1:
On an African trip, Glencannon acquires two stuffed crocodiles. [TA]
(US synd: 28Feb59 KVIP-7, Redding, Calif. Sat. 10:00pm)
Synopsis 2:
Glencannon has Captain Ball's permission to stuff two crocodiles on the deck of the
Inchcliffe Castle, against the wishes of Montgomery. [Melbourne Age]
Synopsis 3:
Glencannon sets to work to stuff two crocodiles which he has brought aboard the
Inchcliffe Castle. Montgomery thinks Glencannon is wasting his time -
until the "old crocs" turn out to be more profitable than anyone had imagined.
[TV Times, Northern Edition]
(UK synd: 09Nov59 ITV Granada, Mon 6:35 pm)

1.14 [--] Glencannon: THE MASKED MONSTER
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Directed by John Knight
Teleplay Basil Dawson
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes
Cast also includes
(Peter Collingwood not mentioned in this episode)
Percy Herbert ....... Duncan
Sydney Tafler ....... Mr Daninds
Milton Reed

1.15 [--] Glencannon: THE SMUGGLERS OF SAN DIEGO
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes
Synopsis:
The "Inchcliffe Castle" faces a two-day delay in San Diego harbour
pending the arrival of her cargo.

1.16 [--] Glencannon: THREE LOVESICK SWAINS OF GIBRALTER
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes

1.17 [--] Glencannon: THE ROLLING STONE [verified TV Times - TA]
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Directed by John Knight
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes
Guest cast:
Rufus Cruickshank ... Douglas
Percy Herbert ... Donald
Georgie Wood ... Cookie
Ethel O'Shea ... Aberdeen
Peter Madden ... MacBruce
John Barrett ... McWhirter
Tony Simpson ... Uncle Jock
Michael Hitchman ... Bird Society man
Walter Randall ... Waiter
Raf Jover ... Accordionist
Synopsis:
Glencannon thinks up a crafty ruse to make himself sold heir to his rich uncle's estate.
But he does not reckon on the spry old centenarian having plans of his own.
[TV Times, Northern Edition]
(UK synd: 08Apr60 ITV Granada, Fri 10:35 pm)

1.18 [--] Glencannon: NEARLY A BRIDEGROOM
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes
Synopsis:
A wealthy widow tells the penniless Glencannon that she owns the Ritz. [TA]
(US synd: 3Jan59 KVIP-7, Redding, Calif. Sat. 9:00pm)

1.19 [--] Glencannon: THE DONKEYMAN'S WIDOW
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes

1.20 [--] Glencannon: THE BALLOON STORY
Gross-Krasne prod. (c)1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes
Synopsis:
Glencannon uses his nautical knowledge in the air when, on an amusement
park balloon ride, he and Hughes lose hold of the ground rope. [TA]
(US synd: 24Jan59  KVIP-7, Redding, Calif. Sat. 9:00pm)
(US synd: 18Sep59 WBRC-6, Birmingham, Ala., Fri. 7:00pm)

1.21 [--] Glencannon: THE CHRISTMAS STORY
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes

1.22 [--] Glencannon: THE TOOTHLESS HAG OF CADIZ
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes
Regular Support Cast:
Barry Keegan .......... Montgomery (recurring)
Charles Carson ........ Captain Ball (recurring)
Georgie Wood .......... Cookie (recurring)
Synopsis:
The crew of the "Inchcliffe Castle" find themselves chased by
police for alleged theft - all because of Montgomery's attack of
toothache!
(UK synd: 19Jun60 ITV Tyne-Tees, Sun 4:00 pm)

1.23 [--] Glencannon: STARDUST AND CORN
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes


1.24 [--] Glencannon: GABRIEL'S TRUMPET
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell (as Glencannon) with: Patrick Allen (as Bos'n Hughes)
Synopsis:
An old schooner loses its "lucky" bowspirit - the angel Gabriel blowing
his trumpet - when it collides with the "Inchcliffe Castle". [TA]
(US synd: 3Sep59 WEWS-5, Cleveland, Ohio, Thurs. 10:30pm)

1.25 [--] Glencannon: MUTINY ON THE INCHCLIFFE CASTLE
Gross-Krasne prod. (c)1957
Executive Producer: Donald Hyde
Teleplay by Basil Dawson
Directed by John Knight
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes
Cast:
Barry Keegan ........ Montgomery (recurring)
Charles Carson ...... Captain Ball (recurring)
Georgie Wood ........ Cookie (recurring)
John Baron .......... John Castle
John Gabriel ........ Hazlitt
John Salew .......... Forthdale
Lally Bowers ........ Miss Melcher
Meredith Edwards .... MacDool
Eddie Byrne ......... Davy White
John Lee ........... First Officer
Synopsis:
Word reaches the "Inchcliffe Castle" the the owners of the Castle Shipping
Company are planning to merge with the White Crown Line and the
Inchcliffe is one of four ships to be decommisioned. Believeing that the
deal will go through Glencannon's only thought is for his personal
future. [TV Times/ B. Walsh]

1.26 [--] Glencannon: THE YOGI OF WEST NINTH STREET
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes

1.27 [--] Glencannon: WHERE EARLY FA'S THE DEW
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes

1.28 [--] Glencannon: AT THE SIGN OF THE BRASS KNUCKLES
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes

1.29 [--] Glencannon: THE ARTFUL MR. GLENCANNON
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes


1.30 [--] Glencannon: LOVE STORY
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes
Synopsis:
Bos'n Hughes (Patrick Allen) announces to his pal Glencannon, that
he's tendered his resignation as Bos'n's mate of the "Inchcliffe
Castle" and is planning to marry Helen. Glencannon does not take
to the idea and decides to break the pair up.

1.31 [--] Glencannon: MR. GLENCANNON AND THE AILING TURTLE
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes


1.32 [--] Glencannon: THE WAILING LADY OF LIMEHOUSE
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell (as Glencannon) with: Patrick Allen (as Bos'n Hughes),
Charles Carson (Capt. Ball), Barry Keegan (Montgomery), Georgie Wood (Cookie)
Guest Cast:
Barbara Ogilvie ........ Laurie
Reginald Beckwith ...... MacFidd
Vic Wise ............... Woolstocking
Peter Sinclair ......... Ferguson
John Miller ............ Otterburn
John Baker ............. Loan Agent
Sheree Winton .......... Stuesque beauty
Synopsis 1:
Captain Ball, Hughes and Glencannon prepare to order a fine fish dinner
in a London restaurant when the sight of a weeping lady sends Glancannon
scurrying for the exit. He later recounts a strange tale.
(UK synd:16Jan61 ITV Tyne-Tees, Mon 6:30 pm)
Synopsis 2:
A weeping woman in a fish restaurant sends Glencannon running. Years ago,
the Scot reminisces, he robbed a London fishmonger of his goods to stop
a girl's tears. [TA]
(US synd: 23Aug59 WHDH-5, Boston, Mass., Sunday 6:30pm)

1.33 [] Glencannon: THE HOME STRETCH
Gross-Krasne prod. (c)1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell (as Glencannon), with: Patrick Allen (as Bos'n Hughes)
Charles Carson (Capt. Ball), Barry Keegan (Montgomery) Georgie Wood (Cookie)
Peter Collingwood (Sparks)
Guest Cast:
John Gabriel ........... Hazlitt (recurring)
Gerald C. Lawson ....... Musician
George Carter .......... O'Reilly
Synopsis:
Glencannon saves his Captain's command of the "Inchcliffe Castle"
with a crash diet and some piano strings!
(UK synd: 06Mar61 ITV Tyne-Tees, Mon 6:35PM)

1.34 [--] Glencannon: THE MILK BLOSSOM
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell (as Glencannon), with: Patrick Allen (as Bos'n Hughes)
Charles Carson (Capt. Ball), Barry Keegan (Montgomery)
Georgie Wood (Cookie), Peter Collingwood (Sparks)
Guest Cast:
John Gabriel ........... Hazlitt (recurring)
John Baron ............. John Castle
Synopsis:
Captain Ball is sure that he will lose command of the  "Inchcliffe
Castle" when word reaches him from the ship-owners' office that
unless the ship returns immediately to London with a paying cargo,
he is through
(UK synd: 30Dec61 ITV Tyne-Tees, Mon 6:35 pm)

1.35 [--] Glencannon: CAPTAIN SNOOTY OF THE YACHT
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes
Directed by John Knight
Starring
Thomas Mitchell with Patrick Allen
Regular Support Cast:
Charles Carson .......... Captain Ball
Barry Keegan ............ Montgomery
Georgie Wood ............ Cookie
Synopsis:
The "Inchcliffe Castle" is taking on coal when an unidentified
yachtsman storms aboard complaining that the coal dust is ruining
his yacht. Glencannon loses his job when he unwittingly throws
the very important man off the "Inchcliffe Castle". But Glencannon
is not dismayed - he knows how to make the wheel of fortune
spin in his favour.
(UK synd: 23Nov59 ITV Granada, Mon 6:35 pm)

1.36 [--] Glencannon: THE GLENCANNON COLLECTION
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes
Synopsis:
Glencannon is bilked by a smooth-talking confidence trickster in
Buenos Aires. He sells him a Nazi sword, claming that it belonged
to the Admiral of The Admiral Graf Spee - scuttled in Argentine
waters in 1939 during the early years of World War II.

1.37 [--] Glencannon: THE TOADMEN OF TUMBAROO
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes
Synopsis:
During a brief stop at Kola Bankur, Hughes (Patrick Allen) becomes
enamoured to the adventure stories of Captain Speed.
(7Nov60 Tyne-Tees UK, Mon 6:35 pm)

1.38 [--] Glencannon: MUD BOTTOM MULLIGAN
Gross-Krasne prod. (c) 1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes
Synopsis:
Glencannon retains "Mud Bottom" Mulligan, a deep sea diver, to
recover an outboard motor from the ocean floor, but "Mud Bottom"
Mulligan doublecrosses Glencannon and makes off with the prize
himself. Glencannon's ire knows no bounds and he vows to track
Mulligan down

1.39 [--] Glencannon: THE JUNGLE STORY (final episode)
Gross-Krasne prod. (c)  1957
Starring:
Thomas Mitchell as Glencannon with Patrick Allen as Bos'n Hughes
Synopsis:
On the African seacoast, Glencannon obtains a treasure map. [TA]
(US synd: 27Jul59  KRON-4, San Francisco, CA, Mon 10:30pm)


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