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, November 14th, 1964
7:30 JACKIE GLEASON (CBS)
Jackie’s sketches: A traveling salesman tries to get to sleep in a second-class hotel; a pedestrian looks desperately for something to read during a newspaper strike; Rum Dum takes a whack at golf; and a TV weatherman becomes a victim of his own forecast. Frank Fontaine tells Joe the Bartender about Napoleon and Josephine. June Taylor dancers, Sammy Spear orchestra. (60 min.)
[COLOR] Mr. Marvello, a jobless ventriloquist, convinces the boys that Flipper can talk and wants to go away with him.
OUTER LIMITS (ABC)
“I, Robot.” Dour old lawyer Thurman Cutler comes out of retirement to take a most unusual case: defending an almost-human robot accused of murdering its creator. Script by Robert C. Dennis from a story by Eando Binder. (60 min.)
8:00 MR. MAGOO–Cartoons (NBC)
[COLOR] Mr. Magoo’s version of “Robin Hood,” first of a four-part story with Magoo as Friar Tuck.
8:30 MUSICAL COMEDY (CBS)
[SPECIAL] Carol Burnett romps through the TV adaptation of “Once Upon a Mattress,” the off-Broadway musical that made her a star. The fairy tale is set in a dark hour of the Middle Ages: the supply of eligible princesses for Prince Dauntless the Drab (Joe Bova) is running low when who should clamber out of her bog and swim the castle moat but Winifred Woebegone (Carol), who’s heard of “an opening for a princess.” First telecast last June. (90 min.)
“Gilligan’s Island” and “Mr. Broadway” will not be seen tonight.
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 Race Track. 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
Thomas Wong …………… Keye Luke
Postponed from last week.
LAWRENCE WELK–Music (ABC)
Musical highlights include “Those Wedding Bells Are Breaking Up that Old Gang of Mine” (Quartet); “Jamaica Farewell” (Dick Dale); and “How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?” (Lennon Sisters). (Live; 60 min.)
9:00 MOVIE (NBC)
[COLOR] Saturday Night at the Movies: “Some Came Running.” (1958) The Vincente Minnelli film version of James Jones’ novel about postwar disillusionment. After his Army discharge, Dave Hirsch returns to his home in the Midwest, where he tries to find the key to a new life. (Two hours, 40 min.)
9:30 HOLLYWOOD PALACE–Variety (ABC)
Host Victor Borge introduces former motion picture star Alice Faye (Mrs. Phil Harris); pop singer Nancy Wilson; the Swingle singers, French vocal group; Japanese comic Pat Morita; the tap-dancing Nicholas Brothers; bicyclist Rih Aruso; and De Mille, a 15-year-old high-wire performer. In a sketch, pianist Borge composes by amalgamation, using sheet music. A pair of scissors and a role of mending tape. Mitchell Ayres conducts the orchestra. (60 min.)
10:00 GUNSMOKE–Western (CBS)
A hatred for all lawmen prompts young Tony Serpa to gun down Matt’s old friend, retired marshal Jim Downey. (60 min.)
TV Guide, November 14, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 46, Issue #607) [Western New England Edition] *Read my review of this issue*