TV Guide 365: 1964-1965 explores the 1964-1965 television season through listings published in TV Guide. Each day I’ll post listings for the corresponding day from the 1964-1965 season, with complete cast and guest cast details for obscure, short-lived shows.
Saturday, October 24th, 1964
5:30 SUMMER OLYMPICS (NBC)
[SPECIAL] Scheduled: finals in basketball, boxing and equestrian grand prix jumping; the closing ceremonies; and a summary of last week’s events. (Two hours)
7:30 FLIPPER (NBC)
[COLOR] “Dolphin for Sale.” Dorrie Stone steals the horn the boys use to summon Flipper, and then lures the dolphin into his own fenced-in lagoon.
OUTER LIMITS (ABC)
“Cry of Silence.” Tumbleweeds that seem to possess some kind of intelligence trap Andy Thorne and his wife in a desolate canyon. (60 min.)
JACKIE GLEASON (CBS)
Reginald Van Gleason III appears as the firey [sic] Gaucho el Whippo in another incredible vaudeville routine; Barbara Heller introduces Newsreel sketches; and Frank Fontaine educates Joe the Bartender on adult education and sings “Oh, How I Miss You Tonight.” Jackie offers suggestions to inventors and the June Taylor dancers kick up their heels for “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World.” Sammy Spear orchestra. (55 min.)
8:00 MR. MAGOO–Cartoons (NBC)
[COLOR] Magoo stars as D’Artagnan in “The Three Musketeers,” first of two shows. Tonight: D’Artagnan meets musketeers Aramis, Athos and Porthos–and blunders into duels with each.
8:25 POLITICAL TALK–Democratic (CBS)
8:30 KENTUCKY JONES–Drama (NBC)
Ike’s worried–two race-track touts Kentucky knows have turned up with a scheme to make a bundle at Santa Anita. Kentucky: Dennis Weaver. Seldom: Harry Morgan. Ike: Rickey Der.
Harry Baron …………… Pat Harrington Jr.
Barney Denver …………… Emile Mayer
Dr. Won Sing …………… Allen Jung
Hop Lee …………… Harold Fong
LAWRENCE WELK–Music (ABC)
Highlighted tonight are dancers Barbara Boylan and Bobby Burgess in “Autumn Leaves” and “Shine On, Harvest Moon”; Dick Dale (“Denver”); and the Lennon Sisters (“Supposin'”). Guest Diana Lee solos “I Enjoy Being a Girl” and joins the Lennon Sisters for “I Don’t Know Why.” (Live; 55 min.)
GILLIGAN’S ISLAND (CBS)
Hope stirs in the hearts of the shipwrecked citizens when Gilligan stumbles onto a vintage airplane and its vintage pilot–the famed navigational nincompoop Wrong-Way Feldman.
9:00 MOVIE–Western (NBC)
[COLOR] Saturday Night at the Movies: “Last Train from Gun Hill.” (1959) A Marshall discovers that the man who killed his wife is the son of an old friend. John Sturges directed James Poe’s screenplay. (Two hours)
MR. BROADWAY–Drama (CBS)
“Nightingale for Sale.” A former big-time gangster thinks Mike Bell is the best public relations man in New York–and he wants Mike to help him get his niece on the operatic stage. Mike: Craig Stevens. Toki: Lani Miyazaki. Hank: Horace McMahon. (60 min.)
Minnie …………… Liza Minnelli
Fontana …………… Eduardo Ciannelli
Dora …………… Dee Hartford
Chester …………… George Mathews
Turk …………… Al Nesor
Donovan …………… Richard Dysart
Postponed from an earlier date.
9:25 POLITICAL TALK–Rep. (ABC)
9:30 HOLLYWOOD PALACE (ABC)
Hostess Betty Grable is joined by her trumpeter-husband Harry James and his band; dancer Dan Dailey (who co-starred with Betty in several movie musicals); the Smothers Brothers, comedy folk singers; singer-actress Diahann Carroll; comedian Henny Youngman; and Les Surfs, a group of singing French children. Mitchell Ayres orchestra. (55 min.)
10:00 GUNSMOKE–Western (CBS)
Physician Wesley May has arrived in Dodge to practice medicine, and his wife Jennifer figures the best way to line up patients is to spread malicious gossip about Doc Adams. (60 min.)
10:25 POLITICAL TALK–Dem. (ABC)
TV Guide, October 24, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 43, Issue #604) [Philadelphia Edition]