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.
Friday, December 4th, 1964
7:30 RAWHIDE–Western (CBS)
Corporal Dasovik has always shunned responsibility, but now, with the sudden death of his commanding officer, he reluctantly finds himself in command of a squad of soldiers escorting Indian prisoners to a reservation. (60 min.)
JONNY QUEST (ABC)
[COLOR] “The Dreadful Doll.” Dr. Quest is called in when a young girl falls under the spell of a voodoo doll.
INTERNATIONAL SHOWTIME–Circus (NBC)
The “Swinging Swedish Circus” includes Tony Hochegger and his exotic animals; the Mascott sisters balancing act; the Two Richards, acrobats; Buglione’s liberty horses; the three Zemgannos, trapeze artists; the singing-acrobatic Three Romanos; and the Arabian Mohammed Troupe of tumbling acrobats. Don Ameche is the host. (60 min.)
8:00 FARMER’S DAUGHTER–Comedy (ABC)
Katy’s jealousy is aroused when an attractive widow, who’s an old friend of Glen’s, visits the Morley’s.
8:30 ENTERTAINERS–Variety (CBS)
Comedienne Vivian Vance and Chad and Jeremy, British singing duo, are the guests. Art Buchwald offers a monolog on “The New Vice President.” (60 min.)
BOB HOPE (NBC)
[COLOR] “Mr. Biddle’s Crime Wave,” a comedy by Nathaniel Curtis. Eccentric research chemist Arthur Biddle isn’t a safe man to be around: He’s caused two plants to burn down and done extensive damage to another, managed to break a few traffic regulations, wrecked a policeman’s motorcycle and has accidentally broken the arm of Police Chief Sinclair–who also happens to be his fiancee’s father. (60 min.)
ADDAMS FAMILY–Comedy (ABC)
Morticia dredges up a marriage prospect for her cousin Melancholia. The Lucky man is perennial bachelor Clarence P. Harvey.
9:00 VALENTINE’S DAY–Comedy (ABC)
“Cherry Blossoms in New York.” Rocky promises former geisha Chiyo Asano that he’ll turn Val’s house into a night club and star her as the main attraction. Val: Tony Franciosa. Rocky: Jack Soo. Dunstall: Jerry Hausner. Libby: Janet Waldo.
Chiyo Asano …………… Lisa Lu
Doreen Dorson …………… Kathie Browne
9:30 GOMER PYLE, USMC (CBS)
On war-game maneuvers, Gomer’s tricked into leading his squad into an ambush.
JACK BENNY–Comedy (NBC)
Jack’s guests are comic Louise Nye and singer Wayne Newton, who describes how he was “discovered” at an affair that was raising money to send the “underprivileged” Beverly Hills children to camp–on the French Riviera. Wayne sings “You’re Nobody till Somebody Loves You,” “Falling in Love” and “The Saints Go Marching In.”
12 O’CLOCK HIGH–Drama (ABC)
“Here’s to Courageous Cowards.” Cpl. Ross Lawrence , a clerk in Savage’s office, stows away on a combat mission and is credited with downing a German fighter–then Ross turns down a chance to transfer to aerial gunnery. Script by Al C. Ward.
10:00 REPORTER–Drama (CBS)
“A Time to Be Silent.” Representative Paul Pollard represents a corrupt political machine, but Danny knows just the right man to run against Pollard in the primary election–78-year-old John Vance, who has served as a governor, senator and ambassador. Danny: Harry Guardino. Lou: Gary Merrill. Ike: Remo Pisani. Artie: George O’Hanlon. (60 min.)
Paul Pollard …………… Eddie Albert
John Vance …………… Claude Rains
Howard Cannon …………… Lee Philips
Sam Carmody …………… Sidney Blackmer
Miss Milly …………… Mildred Dunnock
Joan Cannon …………… Pippa Scott
JACK PAAR (NBC)
[COLOR] Paar’s guests are mike Nichols and Elaine May, Liberace, Zsa Zsa Gabor and British acrobatic comedian Dickie Henderson. Liberace performs a Chopin medley and “Hello, Dolly!” Jose Melis conducts the orchestra. (60 min.)
TV Guide, November 28, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 48, Issue #609) [Western New England Edition] *Read my review of this issue*