Category Archives: vintage TV

Remembering the good old stuff

Stand By (1970)

Swedish Jazz show that opens with the Danska Radions Big Band doing the theme. Your host and band leader is Harry Arnold who speaks Swedish(what else?) and introduces the band playing the Charlie Barnet hit “Cherokee.” Now what may take … Continue reading

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Breaking Point (1963-64)

Paul Richards stars as psychiatrist Dr.McKinley Thompson. His boss at the clinic is Dr.William Rymer played by Eduard Franz. It’s an adult drama that featured a lot of famous or soon to be famous guest stars. September 30,1963 episode: “Fire … Continue reading

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Wire Service (1956-57)

Hour long drama about reporters for Trans-Global Wire Service. Dane Clark, George Brent and Mercedes McCambridge take turns starring in the show’s thirty-nine episodes. It’s a good one to check out. It should have had a longer life. January 3,1957 … Continue reading

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What In The World (1951-66)

Game show broadcast on WCAU-TV in Philadelphia. It ended up on PBS in the sixties.  Experts have to identify objects that appear through smoke. They are artifacts from various time periods. The experts have to identify them. The show may … Continue reading

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Calhoun (Failed 1964 TV Pilot)

Star power can’t save a dull show. This offering from Jackie Cooper Productions has Jackie as a County Agriculture Agent and Babara Stanwyk as his invaluable aide Abby Rayner. Barbara Luna is his secretary and Robert Lansing is Eric Sloane … Continue reading

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The Man Who Never Was (1966-67)

Spy drama that should have lasted more than one season. Robert Lansing is Peter Murphy. He’s an exact double for a multi millionaire. 1966 pilot episode: Peter gets on a ferry and gets some pictures from a contact in East … Continue reading

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The Big Surprise (1955-57)

Quiz show first hosted by Jack Barry and then Mike Wallace. Since “The $64,000 Question” was such a big hit the geniuses decided to rush out an imitation. At least they offered more money…a hundred thousand bucks..  Miss an easy … Continue reading

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What Do You Want? (Unaired Pilot 1961)

Forerunner of “Tell It To Groucho” (1962). The show only lasted five months,. Once again, George Fenneman was his announcer. Groucho interviews guests who want something. They’ll also get a chance to win some money. Groucho was his usual funny … Continue reading

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (1964-68)

MGM jumps into the secret service craze with this excellent show about the efforts of the United  Network Command for Law Enforcement to keep the bad guys from taking over the world. The group is headed by Alexander Waverly (Leo … Continue reading

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From The Files Of Jeffrey Jones (1952-53)

Syndicated show about a Hollywood P.I. He doesn’t have an office so he had to be contacted at the Golden Bubble Cafe. The show has been almost forgotten but it is fun to watch. Jones has a pal named Doyle … Continue reading

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