TV Guide 365: Sunday, November 29th, 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.

Sunday, November 29th, 1964

The year is 1850, and after thirty years in the Senate, Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri is not about to compromise. Although frmo a slave-holding state, he’s determined to block the introduction of slavery into the West. Written by A. J. Russell and directed by Lamont Johnson. (60 min.)

7:00 LASSIE–Drama (CBS)
Corey thinks Jim McKinnon would make a fine forest ranger, but the young man will need a college degree in forestry.

Uncle Martin’s space ship is poised for take-off and sure enough off it goes–piloted by a little boy.

[COLOR] “Toby Tyler,” conclusion of a two-part story. Toby tells the circus folk he’s an accomplished trick rider–and then is called on to prove it. Based on the book by James Otis Kaler. (60 min.)

Coop’s boyhood blood brother, now blind, joins the wagon train with one purpose–to kill Coop.

Guests include Ella Fitzgerald, Gordon and Sheila MacRae, comedian Myron Cohen, the Obernkirchen Children’s choir, British comic Des O’Connor and Jorgen and Konny, balancing act. Ray Bloch orchestra. (Live; 60 min.)

[SPECIAL] [COLOR] Films chronicle the career of movie director Cecil B. DeMille. Details are in the Close-up on page A-18. (60 min.)
Bill Dana and “Bonanza” are pre-empted.


[SPECIAL] [COLOR] Originally aired one year ago, this 90-minute program reviews the life and times of Cecil Blount DeMMille, who died in 1959 after a 59-year career in the production and directing of feature films.

Things are going haywire at the motor pool and Adrian’s responsible: He’s sabotaging the operation in hopes that the Waves will be shipped out for inefficiency. Anne: Kathleen Nolan. Adrian: Edward Andrews. Trotter: Dick Sargent. Molly: Lois Roberts. Selma: Sheila James. Roberta: Joan Staley. Nicky: Don Edmonds. Marion: Jimmy Boyd. Captain Westbrook: Lee Krieger.

Bob’s working feverishly on a magazine article and he instructs Rhoda to make certain that he finishes on time. Bob: Bob Cummings. Rhoda: Julie Newmar. Peter: Jack Mullaney. Bradford Kent: Robert Gallagher.

Sunday Night Movie: “Solomon and Sheba” (1959) When Solomon is made King of Israel, his older brother vows to destroy him, and the Pharaoh of Egypt sends the beautiful Queen of Sheba to undermine his rule. First telecast in January 1963. (Two hours)

9:30 JOEY BISHOP–Comedy (CBS)
The more she thinks about it, the more deprived Ellie feels–she married Joey without the benefit of a long, romantic courtship.

Diminutive singer Linda Lou baffles toy shoppers when she portrays a mechanical doll that acts human; the camera catches women looking through a peephole labeled “For Men Only”; and the reactions of men lighting a cigaret for a beautiful girl whose two front teeth are missing. Durward Kirby and Allen Funt are the hosts.

“Plavonia, Hail and Farewell.” Tony becomes the target of crooks when he poses as a financier in an attempt to fleece a wealthy exile. Tony: Gig Young. Margaret: Gladys Cooper. Timmy: Robert Coote. Script by Carey Wilber and R. A. Cinader. (60 min.)
Guest Cast
Elsa Idonescu ………. Barbara Bouchet
Max ………. Leonid Kinskey
Willie ………. Leon Askin
Briggs ………. Jim Boles
Butler ………. John Barclay

Carol Channing, star of Broadway’s “Hello, Dolly!” joins panelists Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf and Dorothy Kilgallen. John Daly is the host.


TV Guide, November 28, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 48, Issue #609) [Western New England Edition] *Read my review of this issue*

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3 Replies to “TV Guide 365: Sunday, November 29th, 1964”

  1. Sadly, I must report than Joan Staley who played Roberta [AKA the original “Hot Lips”] on Broadside died this week. She was in many classic series and she was the Playmate of the month in November 1958 [the month I was born]!

  2. for Shame!!! Joan did the rounds// never got on the boards in nyc—( or correct me if im wrong..)–made the mishap of signing on with the DONDI movie/——-[I RECALL IN PREVIOUS POSTS. mentioned .as she .APPEARED WITH BONNIE SCOTT RIPE FROM HOW TO SUCCEED in BUSINESS ON BROADWAY WITH MY OWN COUSIN AND DONNA MCKECHNIE.. ….. She never had the vocal chops;; nor dance experience like barbara eden or Yvonne Craig// a.k.a Batgirl** but happily did the BATMAN Oakie Annie with Cliff Robertson…..( i recall he was going thru plenty of personal life splits at that time.. did dina merrill do a batman episode?? nahhhhh..

    1. First of all, a correction on Joan’s Broadside nickname: it wasn’t Hot Lips, It was Honey Hips! SORRY ABOUT THAT! Secondly, both Dina Merrill and Joan Staley assisted Cliff Robertson’s Shame on Batman!

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