TV Guide 365: Saturday, October 31st, 1964

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 31st, 1964

It is likely that both major parties will purchase additional time for paid political telecasts tonight, thus pre-empting programs normally seen in the evening hours.]

Sketches: Reggie Van Gleason opens his own night club, where he cavorts to the music of Phil Napoleon’s Dixieland band; Rum Dum goes out for an evening of dancing; and the Poor Soul struggles to resist a stupendous banana split. Frank Fontaine describes a neighborhood political rally for Joe the Bartender. Barbara Heller, Helen Curtis, Sid Fields, June Taylor dancers. (55 min.)

[COLOR] “Not Necessarily Gospel.” Andy Devine becomes a regular as old seaman Hap Gorman, who beguiles Bud with his tales of marine heroics–until lobster poachers put his claims to the test.

“The Invisible Enemy.” The first astronauts on Mars report that there’s no sign of life. But something kills them, and another expedition is sent to find out what it was. Script by Jerry Sohl. (60 min.)

8:00 MR. MAGOO–Cartoons (NBC)
[COLOR] Magoo’s version of “The Three Musketeers” concludes with the musketeers sailing for England to retrieve the Queen’s jewels.

8:25 POLITICAL TALK–Republican (CBS)

The castaways hold an election, and Gilligan wins the presidential vote.

Kentucky doesn’t want to do anything to jeopardized his custody of Ike, so he tries to control his temper when hot rodder Chub Baxter starts needling him. Kentucky: Dennis Weaver. Ike: Rickey Der. Seldom: Harry Morgan.
Guest Cast
Chub Baxter …………… James Dawson
Mr. Baxter …………… Lloyd Gough
Sheriff …………… Tyler McVey

Welk’s Halloween highlights: “This Old House” (Larry Hooper); “Me and My Shadow” (Norma Zimmer, Jim Roberts); “Be Yourself” (men’s dance trio); “Alley Cat” (Jo Ann Castle); “Dry Bones” (Lennon Sisters); “Satan Takes a Holiday” (Barbara Boylan, Bobby Burgess); “Jeepers Creepers” (Bob Lido); “Hot Canary” (Joe Livoti); and “South Town, U.S.A.” (band). (Live; 55 min.)

9:00 MR. BROADWAY–Drama (CBS)
“The He-She Chemistry,” by Garson Kanin. Mike reminisces about the time he tried to set up a box-office gold mine–by bringing together a temperamental actress and a handsome leading man who hated each other. Mike: Craig Stevens. Hank: Horace McMahon. (60 min.)
Guest Cast
Nella …………… Tammy Grimes
Allan …………… Jack Cassidy
Hagen …………… Howard St. John
Otis …………… William Hickey

[COLOR] Saturday Night at the Movies: “The Teahouse of the August Moon.” (1955) In 1944, an American captain is sent to rehabilitate an Okinawan village, but he succumbs to the oriental way of life instead Jack Patrick adapted the screenplay from his Broadway success. (Two hours, 30 min.)

9:25 POLITICAL TALK–Democratic (ABC)

The host is “Beverly Hillbilly” Buddy Ebsen, who does a comedy baseball sketch with San Francisco Giants’ center fielder Willie Mays and comedian Jack Carter. Ebsen introduces songstress Jane Morgan; English vocalist Shani Wallis; the Mascotts, German acrobats; the Wiere Brothers, comedy musical trio; and Tony the Wonder Horse. Mitchell Ayres orchestra. (60 min.)

10:00 GUNSMOKE–Western (CBS)
On the trail, Matt stops to fix the Carp family’s broken-down wagon. The Carps are so grateful that they offer him daughter Allie as a bride. (60 min.)


TV Guide, October 31, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 44, Issue #605) [Western New England Edition]

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One Reply to “TV Guide 365: Saturday, October 31st, 1964”

  1. An embarrassment of stars on Mr. Broadway! Tammy Grimes will always be remembered for her failed sitcom, Jack Cassidy was a frequent guest star who never disappointed, and William Hickey was in Prizzi’s Honor! I would love to see this one! Garson Kanin wrote many screenplays along with his wife Ruth Gordon!

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