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A disillusioned reporter, James "Jim" Bronson, quits his job and starts wandering the road on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle as a form of soul-searching. He meets various characters. Some he helps, others he educates. This is one of only a few of my holy grails. Thank goodness this Pilot was released as it’s highly unlikely they’ll ever be anymore. Sadly Warner Archive has abandoned classic tv years ago. Thanks goes out to Jeff Flugel for finding this link!!

S01E00 Pilot (Mar.24.1969)
Stars Michael Parks Bonnie Bedelia Akim Tamiroff Gary Merrill Sheree North Martin Sheen Bert Freed Bruce Mars Ted Gehring Lawrence Hauben Michael Bell Gene Dynarski Art Metrano Peter Brocco Stanley Schneider Stu Klitsner Fabian Gregory

A newspaper reporter quits his job and travels across America by motorcycle. Contains nudity.​




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After World War II, a German scientist who worked on the Nazi's biological warfare efforts, is pursued through East Berlin by both the American and Soviet agents, though he has no desire to work for either side.​



 

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William Thompson, an American intelligence agent, goes on missions deep behind enemy lines to gather information about threats to American security and protect American diplomats abroad.

S01E14 Mission Navik (1955)


General Navik is defecting to the U.S. During a stopover in the U.K., Major Morgan assists British MI5 with security for Navik, who is traveling incognito. However, his ailing wife and Morgan's lack of sleep threaten to blow his cover.​



 

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Each show features a different star or stars in this dramatic anthology produced by the successful team by Four Star Productions, there are many young actors and actresses that went onto bigger things.

S02E03 The Man Who Was Dead (Nov.12.1955)
Stars Thomas Mitchell Chuck Connors Kathryn Card Hugh Sanders Don Megowan Don Shelton Henry Fonda

A man returns from the dead to help the living. Writes Barry I. Grauman, “Originally syndicated in November 1955. In New York (on WRCA-TV), it was presented as part of a second weekly "RHEINGOLD THEATRE" series, with Henry Fonda as host.”



 

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When The Alcoa Hour dramatic anthology series moved from Sunday night to Monday, both the name and the format were changed. Instead of having a completely different cast for each episode, the series now used a set group of actors who would appear repeatedly throughout the series in various roles. While most of the productions were serious dramas, a few comedies were a... Read all

S03E14 All in the Family (Mar.28.1960)


A family finds that their rich philanthropist relative died broke and left them all in debt.​



 

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San Franciscans during the goldrush of the 1850s attempt to maintain law and order in their wild city. Newly arrived Matthew Wayne becomes sheriff, then marshal, and organizes the city police force while expressing interest in the young widow Fanzler and sparring with attorney Pitt.

S01E01 The Vigilantes Begin (Sep.24.1957)


Arriving in San Francisco in search of gold, Dion Patrick is almost shanghaied to China.​



 

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The comedy on The Ed Wynn Show consisted mostly of old vaudeville schtick, with lots of corny jokes and silly sight gags. Each week, the show would end with Ed retiring to his bed, delivering quips as the credits rolled.

S01E25 The Three Stooges (Mar.25.1950)
Stars Ed Wynn The Three Stooges Larry Fine Moe Howard Shemp Howard Helen Forrest William Frawley Bob LeMond

Ed approaches three CBS network executives (played by the Three Stooges) seeking help to improve his program. Amateur restoration but improved from the same previously posted episode.





An exceptional TV comedy series stars Ed Wynn as John Beamer, Jacklyn O' Donnell as Laurie and Sherry Alberoni as Midge. NBC cancelled this television series after 16 episodes.

S01E02 The Crossing Guard (Oct.02.1958)
Stars Ed Wynn Jacklyn O'Donnell Sherry Alberoni Herb Vigran Elaine Edwards Ross Ford June White Frank Wilcox Howard Wright

A witty, fun, and heartwarming series with the lovable John Beamer, played by Ed Wynn. Original airdate October 2, 1958 on NBC. From 16mm b-w film. (Moviecraft Inc.)



 

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Daily children's program hosted by Captain Kangaroo (Robert Keeshan).

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Sneaky Frankie Bennett tells Beaver that he can win a new bicycle by entering a popular television show's Franklin Milk bottle cap contest; but Beaver and big brother, Wally, cause quite a commotion at the milk company's office when no one there seems to know anything about a contest after the boys show up to claim their prize pulling a wagon loaded with a thousand bottle caps​



 

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The show had two venues. In December 1948 to March 1949, Morey Amsterdam was the emcee at a small fictional nightclub in New York City's Times Square. Charlie the Doorman (later Newton the Waiter) and Lola the cigarette girl were also employed at the club. Between April 1949 and October 1950, the show shifted to a different network and the scene shifted to the Silver Swan Cafe with Newton and Lola still employed.

S02E01 Vic Damone (Apr.21.1949)
Stars Morey Amsterdam Art Carney Jacqueline Susann

In the premiere on DuMont, Morey's guests at the Silver Swan Cafe are singer Vic Damone, and the dance team of Mary Raye and Naldi. Morey performs "Yuk a Puk"C with his cello, Carney does impressions of trees, Damone sings "So In Love,", and joins Amsterdam and Carney in a drama Netwon wrote. Morey introduces columnist Earl Wilson in the audience.​







A live big-band musical series, airing on Tuesday evenings.

S02E53 Episode #2.53 (Sep.04.1951)






Former actor/vaudevillian Skip E. Lowe interviews actors and actresses who were popular in Hollywood's "Golden Era" but who seldom give interviews.​




 
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Dream It Up (1952)

Episode: Whistling In The Mirror (1952)
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Bizarre TV comedy stars Chick Chandler as the Wizard of Dreams. In this episode the Wizard explores "Why be superstitious"? A husband is the victim of his wife's superstitions. Wacky, zany comedy series fully of slapstick comedy. You want obscure here it is!! So obscure even Wikipedia and IMDb have nothing to say about it!​



 

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The show had two venues. In December 1948 to March 1949, Morey Amsterdam was the emcee at a small fictional nightclub in New York City's Times Square. Charlie the Doorman (later Newton the Waiter) and Lola the cigarette girl were also employed at the club. Between April 1949 and October 1950, the show shifted to a different network and the scene shifted to the Silver Swan Cafe with Newton and Lola still employed.

S02E01 Vic Damone (Apr.21.1949)
Stars Morey Amsterdam Art Carney Jacqueline Susann

In the premiere on DuMont, Morey's guests at the Silver Swan Cafe are singer Vic Damone, and the dance team of Mary Raye and Naldi. Morey performs "Yuk a Puk"C with his cello, Carney does impressions of trees, Damone sings "So In Love,", and joins Amsterdam and Carney in a drama Netwon wrote. Morey introduces columnist Earl Wilson in the audience.​







A live big-band musical series, airing on Tuesday evenings.

S02E53 Episode #2.53 (Sep.04.1951)






Former actor/vaudevillian Skip E. Lowe interviews actors and actresses who were popular in Hollywood's "Golden Era" but who seldom give interviews.​





Skip E. Lowe is a character but the shows are often great. Haven't seen it for awhile but the Nita Talbot episode showed her to be as beautiful as ever in her later years, and as funny and smart as you would imagine from her roles.
 

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Skip E. Lowe is a character but the shows are often great. Haven't seen it for awhile but the Nita Talbot episode showed her to be as beautiful as ever in her later years, and as funny and smart as you would imagine from her roles.
I watched it last night. In 1987 Nita was 57 years old and as you say quite attractive. Still with us at age 92. Thanks for pointing out this interesting interview Alan.
 

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I watched it last night. In 1987 Nita was 57 years old and as you say quite attractive. Still with us at age 92. Thanks for pointing out this interesting interview Alan.
You're welcome Neal. IMDB doesn't list any acting credits for her after 1997, when she would have been 67. A shame she didn't continue to work.
 

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At the beginning of the program, Peter Lawford explains that Frank Sinatra's plans to film his TV special outdoors in sunny Palm Springs have foundered because an extended rainstorm has turned their desert location into a morass of mud. The company is forced to move inside a stark studio instead and delivers their songs with a minimum of props but a maximum of verve.

May.12.1960

This episode is also known "Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley", and was the forth in a series of specials hosted by Frank Sinatra. His guests are: Sammy Davis Jr, Joey Bishop, Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, and another star whose surprise appearance I won't spoil. (this had been uploaded before, but that copy was watermarked. This copy has no watermark).​




An episode of "The Frank Sinatra Timex Show", which was a series of four specials. His guests in this episode are Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, and Mitzi Gaynor.​




An episode of "The Frank Sinatra Timex Show", which consisted of four hour-long specials. This episode guest stars The Hi-Lo's, Hermoine Gingold, Juliet Prowse, Ella Fitzgerald, and Peter Lawford.​



 

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