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6:00 pm SERGEANT PRESTON OF THE YUKON (1956)
Canadian Mountie Sgt. Preston patrols the wilds of the Yukon with his horse Rex and his faithful dog Yukon King, battling both the elements and criminals. In the episode "Cry Wolf," weekend guest Kathy Garver plays the role of young Annabelle. Ruthless gold thieves target a rich claim that was reportedly staked by "Windy" Brown, a man with an understanding wife and a reputation as an incurable teller of tall tales.
6:30 am HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL (1959)
In the episode "Black Sheep," weekend guest Patrick Wayne plays the role of Ben Huttner. Paladin is hired to bring back from Mexico an heir to a sizable fortune (Wayne). One catch -- the heir may have to spend several years in jail for crimes he committed. But is it jail Paladin is leading him to or something else?
7:00 pm 1950s TV WRESTLING MATCHES
Known as the Friday Night Fights, following the advent of television, professional wrestling matches began to be aired nationally during the 1950s, reaching a larger fanbase than ever before. This was a time of enormous growth for professional wrestling, as rising demand and national expansion made it a much more popular and lucrative form of entertainment than in decades previous. This was called a "Golden Age" for the wrestling industry so we will present a number of those vintage telecasts from the 1950s, with all the excitement, flamboyancy and battle royal of legends.
8:00 pm HOUDINI DOCUMENTARY
This hour-long 1971 television documentary about the life and career of Harry Houdini is fascinating. He was known as the handcuff king, who could escape any straight-jacket. No prison could hold him. Through memories from those who worked with Houdini, to rare archival footage of Houdini in action, this is a great documentary.
9:00 pm I WAS A COMMUNIST FOR THE FBI (1951)
Matt Cvetic (played by Frank Lovejoy), while working in a Pittsburgh steel mill, discovers the Communist Party has infiltrated the company in an effort to sabotage American production. After alerting the authorities, Cvetic agrees to work as a counterspy for the FBI, gathering information and leaking it to the Feds. During these nine years Cvetic is unable to tell his family about his dual role, causing brewed hatred suspecting that he is a genuine believer in Communism. In the process of falling in love with a school teacher who became disenchanted with the Party, forming a violent strike, Cvetic masterminds an attempt to foil the scheme and become an American hero.
10:30 pm THE CREEPING UNKNOWN (1956)
One of the creepiest movies ever made, and what launched a series of movies based on the central character. Professor Bernard Quatermass' manned rocket ship returns to Earth, crashing into a farm field, but two of the astronauts are missing and the survivor seems ill and unable to communicate. The weird fungus on the survivor's hand continues to spread and ultimately spawns a new creature that could populate the countryside and ultimately become the demise of the human race. If you never saw this creepy black and white science-fiction/horror film, we recommend this one. (Just don’t blame us if you cannot sleep because of recurring nightmares.)
12 Midnight ALL-NIGHT HORROR MOVIES
Alex presents his usual obscurities of rare horror films starting at midnight, all three nights. For Wednesday evening he will present The Phantom Honeymoon (1911), The Crooked Circle (1932), Sinister Hands (1932), Tomorrow at Seven (1934), The Black Doll (1938), Henry Haunts a House (1943), and Death Walks in the Rain (1948).
9:00 am THE HOWDY DOODY SHOW
When The Howdy Doody Show made its debut on television in 1947, there were only 20,000 American homes with television sets. What no one knew at the time was that The Howdy Doody Show set numerous benchmarks for television. It was the first network kids show to air five days a week, the first show on the air each day (it was preceded by the network's color pattern), the first television show ever broadcast in color, and the first show ever to air more than 1,000 continuous episodes. In this episode from Christmas Eve 1953, the Circus Gang is curious to see who the mystery guest Howdy Doody has for the Peanut Gallery. But, oh no kiddies, it appears the mystery guest might not appear in the Clubhouse and the mean Mr. Bluster will win the wager.
9:30 am FURY (1957)
Before he played the lead on Mission: Impossible, Peter Graves was the star of his own television western for five seasons, alongside Bobby Diamond and William Fawcett. Rarely seen today and often talked about, the television western focused on a delinquent who ultimately straightened out through adoption, but focused on the story of a boy and his love for his horse. In the episode "Community Chest," Jim becomes chairman of the Community Chest and Joey's teacher appoints him to be the chairman of Junior Community Chest. Everyone pitches in to make the Community Chest a success. Ken Osmond and weekend guest Kathy Garver are featured in this episode.
10 am A MAN CALLED SHENANDOAH (1966)
Starring Robert Horton in the lead role. A man shot and left for dead on the trail is found and revived. He has no recollection of his past and, calling himself Shenandoah, roams the West in search of his identity. In this episode, "Impostor," Shenandoah is following up on a lead from yet another photograph from his time in the army. According to one source his name is Timothy O'Rourke. Apparently, he is the long lost son of wealthy cattleman Andrew O'Rourke. The two had a major falling out, and now the dying father wants to see his son one more time. Shenandoah suspects all of this is too good to be true (we know he never did find out his identity as the television program went off the air before a conclusion could be dramatized) but in this episode also meets his supposed sister, Paula, played by weekend guest Juliet Mills.
10:30 am HIGHWAY PATROL (1955)
Powerful patrol cars, fast motorcycles, and superheterodyne two-way radios combine to fight crime on the rural highways of America's wide open spaces. Broderick Crawford was already a star in a number of musical comedies in the 1940s, and film noir classics in the 1950s, when he agreed to play the lead of Dan Mathews in this weekly television program. The episode we will be screening features his combat against two black leather jacket bikers, juvenile delinquents, who cause problems along the highway -- one of them a very young Clint Eastwood.
11 am ALIAS SMITH AND JONES (1970)
Ex-slave Joe Sims has a cheerful demeanor that masks intensive hatred for the white racists who have dogged him all his life. He has an uncanny ability to track down Heyes and Curry wherever they go and trap them, planning to turn them in for the reward money and methodically ignoring their pleas that they have reformed. After witnessing some of Sims' confrontations with vicious whites, Heyes and Curry are sympathetic to his plight and try to help him, but Sims won't let them go. The role of Joe Sims is played by weekend guest Louis Gossett, Jr.
12 noon THE VIRGINIAN (1970)
The first 90-minute weekly television western ran a total of nine seasons. The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s was owned by multiple individuals over the years, from Judge Henry Garth (Lee J. Cobb), the Grainger brothers, to Colonel Alan MacKenzie (Stewart Granger). It was the setting for a variety of stories, many more based on character and relationships than the usual western. In the episode "Jenny," The Virginian helps a woman being attacked in her hotel room only to learn she is an old girlfriend. They are on a stage together which loses a wheel in the desert stranding them while being chased by the men but she won't say why. Celebrity guests include Janet Leigh, John Ireland and weekend guest Jo Ann Harris.
1:30 pm DRAGNET (1968)
Sgt. Joe Friday and Officer Bill Gannon are asked by a woman from Oregon to try to find her niece who has run away from home. Their search eventually leads them into the world of adult films and they soon become involved in the arrest of a photographer who may have info on where she might be located. Features Hollywood legend Lyle Talbot and weekend guest Jo Ann Harris.
2 pm NANCY DREW (1977)
In the episode "The Mystery of Pirate's Cove," Nancy Drew (played by weekend guest Pamela Sue Martin) suspects something is amiss when an abandoned lighthouse mysteriously activates. When she investigates and discovers the lighthouse has recently been sold to a professor specializing in paranormal research, she wonders if the light might have been some sort of ghostly figure. Considered by many as one of the best episodes of the TV series.
3 pm CHARLEY CHASE COMEDIES
While Charley Chase is far from being as famous as "The Big Three" (Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd) today, he is highly respected as one of the "greats" by fans of comedy film shorts. We will be screening three classic comedies (known as two-reelers) that will make you laugh your butt off. Find out why people refer to him as a comic genius.
4 pm HAZEL (1961)
Since we are highlighting the film career of Don DeFore this weekend, who played the role of George Baxter on Hazel, we are screening two episodes of the series, with Shirley Booth in the title role. George Baxter was a highly successful corporation lawyer who was always in control of everything at the office, but almost nothing at home. When he returned from the office at day's end, to his wife Dorothy, and his young son Harold, he entered the world of Hazel. Hazel was the maid and housekeeper who ran the Baxter household more efficiently than George ran his office. She was always right, knew exactly what needed doing, and pre-empted his authority with alarming, though, justified regularity.
5 pm MAN-EATER (1959)
Rhodes Reason starred as John Hunter, an African safari guide who found himself battling crooked head-hunters, diamond seekers and villainous tribesmen. The TV series was titled WHITE HUNTER and aired for one season beginning in 1957. Filmed in England, the short-lived TV series featured such celebrity guests as Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, John Loder and Robert Shaw. Few have ever heard of the TV series and today WHITE HUNTER remains elusive among film buffs. Never televised since the initial 1957-1958 broadcasts, we are finally treated to an example of what the series was like. In 1959, two half-hour episodes were edited together (along with stock footage of jungle natives and an African safari trek) to create this motion-picture, MAN-EATER, with Rhodes Reason, Lee Patterson and Patrick Holt in the cast.
6:30 pm TONIGHT FOR SURE (1962)
An early film of Francis Ford Coppola, this obscurity is being presented for the first time in decades. A short 69-minute low-budget flick featuring weekend guest Marli Renfro. On the Las Vegas strip, two unlikely men rendezvous: Samuel Hill, an ill-kempt desert miner, and Benjamin Jabowski, a John Birch Society dandy from the city. Intent on some sort of mayhem, they enter the Herald Club before the burlesque show starts, and they wire something to the electrical box, set to blow at midnight. They sit at the back of the club to get to know each other. As they drink and glance at the stage, Sam tells of a partner driven mad by visions of naked women in the sagebrush; Ben tells a tale of trying to rid his neighborhood of a pin-up studio. As they get drunker and the clock ticks toward midnight, they pull their chairs closer to the women on stage. (Small note: this film does contain nudity.)
8 pm CHARLIE CHAN AT THE RACE TRACK (1937)
We had requests for a Charlie Chan movie and in recently revisiting them we were reminded of how much fun these films are. So we are going to offer you one of the best in the entries. When a friend of Charlie's is found kicked to death by his own race horse on board a Honolulu-bound liner, the detective discovers foul play and uncovers an international gambling ring.
9:15 pm DARK CITY (1950)
With the constant request for film noir, we present this gritty classic starring Charlton Heston in his first film appearance, and unique in the fact that true film noir is not about optimism, but the several small elements distributed cleverly along the storyline bring about big changes to the hero. Not to mention Lizabeth Scott's sex appeal emanating from her husky, bedroom voice. Danny Haley's bookie operation is shut down, so he and his pals need money; when Danny meets Arthur Winant (played by Don DeFore), a sucker from out of town, he decoys him into a series of poker games where eventually Winant loses $5000 that is not his. But it seems Winant had a shadowy, protective elder brother who believes in personal revenge. And each of the card players in turn feels a faceless doom inexorably closing in...
11 pm THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. (1966)
The two top Agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.) fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of T.H.R.U.S.H. By special request we are screening this episode, "The Bat Cave Affair," in which Count Zark, a Thrush agent, operates out of Transylvania and has developed a worldwide menace involving bats. Meanwhile, UNCLE is checking out a young woman who seems capable of reading the minds of others. Solo and Kuryakin discover how both events are related. Stars Martin Landau as the Count, who plays his role with inspiration from screen legend Bela Lugosi.
12 Midnight ALL-NIGHT HORROR MOVIES
Alex presents his usual obscurities of rare horror films starting at midnight, all three nights. Thursday night's offerings include The Jungle, Red Mannequin, The Bloody Sword of the Virgin (1959), and two obscure vampire films from the early 1960s.
9:00 am THE BEST OF THE LITTLE RASCALS
Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, the Hal Roach Studio was unofficially known as the "Lot of Fun," employing such mirth-makers as Laurel & Hardy and Charley Chase. But many of the company's most popular comedy shorts starred an aggregation collectively known as Our Gang, a.k.a. The Little Rascals. They were a motley group of scruffy but lovable kids whose antics were easily identifiable to moviegoing audiences. These comedies are finally receiving their due through a major restoration project and we are pleased to screen three comedies that fans consider some of the best in the series. Pups is Pups (1930), Teacher's Pet (1930), and School's Out (1930). We are also screening the remastered, restored prints so you can see how gorgeous they look like and (hopefully) consider supporting the cause by purchasing the recent Blu-ray releases from ClassicFlix.
10:00 am CODE 3 (1957)
For those who cannot get enough of the 1950s detective programs, here is one you may not have seen before. Code 3 ran a full season, with stories based on actual files of the Los Angeles sheriff's office. Stories were presented from the viewpoint of Assistant Sheriff George Barnett, played by Richard Travis. In this episode, a man's hopes of establishing a successful water-skiing school are shattered. Features among the guest stars Robert Horton and Mike Connors.
10:30 am DIAL 999 (1958)
The British equivalent to Dragnet was this gritty half-hour detective program, starring Robert Beatty as Detective Inspector Mike Maguire, a modern day Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman who goes to England to help join London's fight against crime. The wide range of cases include workplace pilfering, mail-train robberies, drug smuggling and murder. In this episode, "Missing Persons," actress Barbara Steele makes her screen debut in a crime caper about the bodies of three girls who are dragged from the Thames. All were strangled, with no obvious motive, forcing Maguire to adopt unusual tactics.
11:00 am THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE AND HARRIET
They never televise this series anymore and it is a darn shame. One of the best situation comedies ever produced, Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard, along with sons Ricky and David, stars as the average American family. What Ozzie's job was remains to be seen, but his half-digested schemes often involve comedic situations that require his wife and children bailing him out. In the later episodes, Ricky and David took the spotlight with their musical careers, going to college and getting married. But it was those early episodes from the early 1950s that are truly gems. Since we are highlighting the film career of Don DeFore over the weekend, we are presenting a half-hour classic with Don DeFore in the cast, who played the recurring role of Thorny. Keep an eye out for weekend guest Jerry Mathers in this episode, too!
11:30 am STUDIO 57: IT'S A SMALL WORLD (1957)
This half-hour weekly anthology offered the producers (and the film studio) an opportunity to present us with a different story every week, with different writers and actors. In 1957, the program offered us with a comedy titled "It's A Small World," starring Barbara Billingsley, Richard Devon and weekend guest Jerry Mathers. This served as a pilot for a proposed series that would soon become Leave It To Beaver. 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.
12 noon SOLE SURVIVOR (1970)
This made for TV movie was loosely based on the discovery of the B-24 "Liberator" bomber the "Lady Be Good" that was found in the Libyan desert after the crew got lost on their 1st bombing mission to Italy. In 1960, Rod Serling wrote a ghost story episode of The Twilight Zone based on the recent discovery of the "Lady Be Good." Fans of that television program may find this movie of interest as Serling wrote the teleplay with a different take on the same story. When a bomber believed to have crashed in the ocean 17 years ago is found in the Libyan desert, a Colonel and Major accompany the only surviving member of the crew, who is now a General to figure out what happened. The General claims that he and the other members of the crew jumped over the ocean when in reality he bailed out leaving the others to fend for themselves. And while the Colonel just wants the whole thing closed, the Major insists on finding the truth. And watching them are the ghosts of the crew. Stars Vince Edwards, William Shatner, Richard Basehart and weekend guest Patrick Wayne.
2:00 pm THE TWILIGHT ZONE (1964)
Considered the worst episode of the series, "The Bewitchin' Pool" tells the story of two children who escape their bickering parents through a portal in the bottom of their swimming pool to a magical land watched over by a kindly old woman the children call Aunt T. To be fair, this is a whimsical fantasy worth watching. Both children speak with Southern accents while their urbane parents have generic American accents. The writer, Earl Hamner, Jr., (who later created The Waltons) hearkened back to the children in the film To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). In the film, the children were named Scout and Jem. In this episode, the children are Sport and Jeb. The casting of weekend guest Mary Badham was not intended when the script was first written, but adds a little legend and lore to the production.
2:30 pm SCREEN DIRECTOR'S PLAYHOUSE (1955)
For one season, this television anthology presented some of the most intriguing productions. Presented by Eastman Kodak, this show offered original scripts directed by acclaimed directors and featuring well-known performers. The stories ranged from musicals to comedies and dramas. In the episode "Rookie of the Year," directed by John Ford, stars John Wayne, Vera Miles, Ward Bond and weekend guest Patrick Wayne. An entertaining story about a reporter who recognizes a hot young baseball player as the son of a former famous - and infamous - ballplayer who was accused of throwing the World Series.
3:00 pm HI-YO, SILVER! (1940)
This motion-picture features Lee Powell as The Lone Ranger, and Chief Thundercloud as Tonto. A rag-tag band of Confederate Army deserters led by Captain Mark Smith captures, then murders Colonel Marcus Jeffries after discovering that he's a newly appointed Commissioner of Finance sent by the U.S. Treasury Department to Texas to collect taxes. Smith then assumes Jeffries identity and over time sets into play his plan to conquer Texas and rule it as a dictator. The Texas Rangers sent to investigate are ambushed, but one survives. He is nursed back to health by Tonto and swears to avenge the massacre. For those who do not want to watch the entire four-hour serial from 1938, this movie rendition featuring the highlights of what is considered one of the best cliffhanger serials is a novel way to enjoy the story in 70 minutes.
4:30 pm THE LONE RANGER (1950)
Flash forward ten years after the motion-picture (which we are screening right before this episode) to watch Clayton Moore and Jay Silverheels play the leads. The lone surviving Texas Ranger who was nursed back to health by the Potawatomi tribesman Tonto. He rides with him, on Silver and Scout, throughout the West, doing good while living off a silver mine which supplies him with income and bullets.
5:00 pm MEET McGRAW (1957)
McGraw is a solitary type who manages to get entangled in the stopping of criminal activity despite not having any official capacity. He often doesn't carry a weapon, especially if an attractive woman is involved. This 1950s crime-adventure program ran a full year and starred Frank Lovejoy in a role no other actor could play.
5:30 pm NIGHT BEAT (1953)
The television pilot for radio's Night Beat starring Frank Lovejoy, with the actor reprising his role for this one-time telecast. As Randy Stone for the fictional Chicago Star, a newspaper reporter is intrigued as to why a woman hired a dive team to retrieve her purse from the Chicago Rivers. Under the direction of Christina Nyby, the film comes off as a mini-film noir but the story is captivating when you discover the reason why she was so insistent to retrieve a purse that could have been replaced down the street for a few dollars.
6:00 pm IT HAPPENED ON FIFTH AVENUE (1947)
Recognizing the film career of Don DeFore over the weekend we present this charming classic. A genial homeless man in New York illegally moves into a millionaire's mansion while the rich businessman is away for the winter, eventually inviting other unfortunates to join him. Naturally, the millionaire owner returns home unexpectedly, and is forced to play along under the guise of a destitute codger after his teenage daughter falls in love with one of the unemployed "idea men" now residing in the estate. This is one of those films you cannot resist recommending to your friends. Charming and entertaining, it stars Don DeFore in a romantic lead, not comedic.
8:00 pm LET'S KILL UNCLE (1966)
A 12-year-old orphan who has just inherited a fortune is trapped on an island with his uncle, a former British intelligence commander who intends to kill him. A young girl is the boy's only ally against the sarcastic uncle, who uses hypnotism, a pool of sharks, fire, and poisonous mushrooms as weapons. Stars weekend guest Mary Badham. Fans of William Castle (the Godfather of movie gimmicks) will enjoy watching this bizarre horror flick.
9:30 pm THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU (1977)
A shipwrecked survivor discovers a remote island owned by a crazed scientist who is carrying out sinister experiments on the island's inhabitants. Starring Burt Lancaster, Richard Basehart, Michael York and weekend guest Barbara Carrera.
11:30 pm LIGHTS OUT (1950)
Telecast on the evening of November 13, 1950, from sound stages over "live" television, this half-hour film dramatizes the strange case of "The Invisible Staircase." Not every episode of the weekly horror program is known to exist, due to lack of preservation, but thankfully more than half of them survive. This episode in particular is the earliest surviving episode known to exist. A team of famous historians visit the creepy old home of the Bosworth family to research the letters that passed between American Civil War era general William Tecumseh Sherman and a Bosworth ancestor. During the night, they discover that a simple closet is not what it seems and a passage is found that leads to a mysterious trunk, a bloody dress and a murder!
12 midnight ALL-NIGHT HORROR MOVIES
Alex presents his usual obscurities of rare horror films starting at midnight, all three nights. For Friday evening he will offer Hercules, Prisoner of Evil (1964), Blue Demon, Curse of the Stone Hand, The Border Terror, Latitude O and a rare Transylvanian film.
8:30 am MR. MAGOO MEETS DICK TRACY (1965)
Dick Tracy has the mob on the ropes. The leaders of the mob, including Prune Face, Flattop, Itchy, the Mole, the Brow and Mumbles, arrange to bring back to the U.S. Squinty Eyes, a hired killer, to eliminate the detective. When the police seize Squinty Eyes upon his arrival, the semi-blind Mr. Magoo ends up taking his place. Brilliantly written and a must-see for fans of Dick Tracy.
9:00 am SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS
One hour's worth of vintage cartoons that you grew up with on Saturday morning. Many of your favorite characters will be offered including Popeye, Woody Woodpecker, Casper the Friendly Ghost, Betty Boop, Felix the Cat, Little Lulu, Clutch Cargo, The Three Stooges and many, many more! You'll discover gems from the early days of animation and charming fables galore.
10:00 am THE INVISIBLE MAN (The Unaired TV Pilot)
In 1957 there was a half-hour TV pilot for a proposed weekly program modernizing an updated rendition of the H.G. Wells novel. The pilot was never telecast but it did succeed in convincing the network to broadcast a weekly series with slight variations. Experimenting on making guinea pigs invisible by lowering their refractive index to that of air, Dr. Peter Brady becomes invisible himself after a radioactive leak. Brady becomes front page news and a target for a ruthless criminal gang who kidnap Sally, forcing Brady to use his invisibility to steal £50,000 from a bank in order to pay the ransom for her safe return.
10:30 am BLAZING SADDLES: The Unaired TV Pilot
Western spoof concerning the adventures of a black sheriff and his fast-drawing sidekick fighting corruption and bigotry in the old west. Yes, this is the unaired TV pilot for Blazing Saddles (1974), titled BLACK BART. Weekend guest Louis Gossett, Jr. plays the lead.
11:00 am NANCY DREW (1977)
In the episode "A Haunting We Will Go," Nancy Drew revives a play in a theater that is supposed to be haunted. Actors from the original cast return to do the play. They seem to have intentions rather than the play, which makes Nancy suspicious and determined to discover the secret of the phantom. Features William Schallert, Victor Buono, Dina Merrill and Bob Crane... and weekend guest Pamela Sue Martin.
12 noon THE ROOKIES (1972)
The exploits of three rookie police officers in a large unnamed Southern California city are followed in this weekly television series. Before she was an Angel, Kate Jackson played the lead on this series. In this episode, "Covenant With Death," against advice of their lieutenant, Officer Webster and Officer Gillis are charmed by Toby Jones (weekend guest Louis Gossett Jr.) who leads an evangelical church fighting drug use. When Gillis spots Jones fleeing a heroin house bust he uncovers Jones' criminal history.
1:00 pm MY THREE SONS (1964)
Widower Steve Douglas raises three sons with the help of his father-in-law, and is later aided by the boys' great-uncle. An adopted son, a stepdaughter, wives, and another generation of sons join the loving family in later seasons. In this episode, "Guest in the House," Steve is asked to take in a boy, who is a delinquent. When Steve has to be out of town that week, it is up to Bub and the boys to handle the visit. When someone (weekend guest Tony Dow) comes to the house, they mistakenly assume he is the delinquent.
1:30 pm DIAL 999 (1958)
The British equivalent to Dragnet was this gritty half-hour detective program, starring Robert Beatty as Detective Inspector Mike Maguire, a modern day Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman who goes to England to help join London's fight against crime. The wide range of cases include workplace pilfering, mail-train robberies, drug smuggling and murder. In this episode, "50,000 Hands," actors William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton make guest appearances, in a crime caper about a factory safe that is robbed and one of the criminals accidentally shot. The police form a dragnet to apprehend the guilty parties.
2:00 pm SPACE PATROL
Commander Corey and youthful Cadet Happy roam the 30th century universe in their ship "Terra" fighting super-villains Mr. Proteus and Prince Baccarratti and other badguys. Captured badguys get zapped with the Paralyzer, then get reprogrammed with the Brainograph. This episode features the television debut of Dick Tufeld, who would later gain fame as the voice of the robot from the TV series Lost in Space. Complete with original network commercials from 1952, we present an episode from this weekly children's program
2:30 pm ADAM-12 (1970)
Starring Kent McCord and Martin Milner, Reed and Malloy work to break up an auto theft ring, where pretty mini-skirted women bait young motorists into giving them a ride, steal their cars and take them to a local chop-shop for disassembly (to sell the parts on the black market). Among the celebrity guest stars in this episode are Hope Summers and weekend guest Tony Dow.
3:00 pm VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA (1966)
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea chronicled the adventures of the world's first privately owned nuclear submarine, the SSRN Seaview. Designed by Admiral Harriman Nelson, she was a tool of oceanographic research for the Nelson Institute of Marine Research. Though the show is known for its "monster" episodes, many plots were focused on international intrigue such as nuclear doomsday, pollution of natural resources, foreign threat, and theft of American technology are all still relevant today. In the above-average episode "Killers of the Deep," Nelson and Crane pursue a mysterious submarine stealing nuclear missiles. Their craft is shot down and Crane is captured. Nelson, recovered by a Navy destroyer, is bent on destroying the sub, not realizing Crane is on board. Stars weekend guest Patrick Wayne.