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.
Wednesday, December 2nd, 1964
7:30 CBS NEWS SPECIAL (CBS)
[SPECIAL] “Five Faces of Tokyo,” a study of the Japanese capital as seen through the eyes of five citizens from different walks of life. Sumiko Tamaka, women’s rights leader and member of the Socialist Party; mat maker Tokutaro Takada; factory worker Yuji Nakano; Tatsuzo Mizukami, business executive; and Akihito Haga, a white-collar worker. Also seen: films of Sanya, Tokyo’s crime-ridden slum. (60 min.)
“CBS Reports” is pre-empted.
[COLOR] “A Gallows for Sam Horn.” Railroad magnate John Briscoe shipped his son Scott off to Europe to keep him from marrying Peg Dineen. Now Scott’s in Medicine Bow involved in a land dispute–and one again he meets Peg. (90 min.)
OZZIE AND HARRIET–Comedy (ABC)
Kris thinks she’ll appear more feminine to Rick if she seems to be weak and helpless.
8:00 PATTY DUKE (ABC)
“This Little Patty Went to Market.” Patty takes stock of her financial situation–and decides to sell shares in Patty Lane, Inc. Script by Austin and Irma Kalish.
8:30 BEVERLY HILLBILLIES (CBS)
Mrs. Drysdale wants to establish a permanent Beverly Hills ballet company, but she’s humiliated at the very thought of asking Jed for a contribution.
Bobby Vinton (“Roses are Red,” “Mrs. Lonely”) is the special guest. Also scheduled: Aretha Franklin (“It Won’t Be Long,” “Running Out of Fools”); the Righteous Brothers (“Baby, Whatcha Want Me to Do?”); Freddie Cannon (“Too Much Monkey Business”); a duet with Bobby Sherman and Lonna Loren (“Casting My Spell Over You”); the Chambers Brothers (“Before You Go to Heaven”) and the Blossoms.
9:00 DICK VAN DYKE (CBS)
Buddy and Sally decide to go on strike for higher wages, and they want Rob to plead their case.
[COLOR] Wednesday Night at the Movies: “Cry Terror!” (1958) A psychopath drupes a TV repairman into constructing a device to be used in an extortion plot. Written and directed by Andrew Stone. (Two hours)
MICKEY ROONEY–Comedy (ABC)
Mickey and the family return home from a trip, putting Sammy and Bobby on the spot–they’ve rented Mickey’s quarters for the night to a wealthy traveler. Nora: Emmaline Henry. Sammy: Sammee Tong. Buddy: Brian Nash. Tim: Timmy Rooney. Buddy: Brian Nash. Traveler: Willard Waterman.
9:30 CARA WILLIAMS (CBS)
Burkhardt’s teen-age niece Kasey needs a place to stay and she decides to room with “single” Cara–a situation that forces Frank to move in next door with Fletcher. Frank: Frank Aletter. Burkhardt: Paul Reed. Fletcher: Jack Sheldon.
Kasey …………… June Harding
Sweeney ………. Dave Willock
Cop ………. Karl Lukas
BURKE’S LAW (ABC)
At a magician’s convention, Merlin the Great attempts his greatest stunt spending several hours submerged in an airtight coffin. When the casket is brought to the surface, Merlin is dead–from a bullet wound. (60 min.)
10:00 DANNY KAYE–Variety (CBS)
Guest are Art Carney and Pearl Bailey. In a sketch, Art is a loudmouthed neighbor driving Danny to work. “Murder, Maestro, Please” is a musical melodrama spoofing gangster movies. Laurie Ichino, Joyce Van Patten, Harvey Korman, Earl Brown singers, Tony Charmoli dancers, Paul Weston orchestra. (60 min.)
10:30 ABC SCOPE (ABC)
“The Big Family.” Interviews with the 16-member John Rock family of Plantation, Fla., provide differing views of large-family life and reveal some of the problems involved.
TV Guide, November 28, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 48, Issue #609) [Western New England Edition] *Read my review of this issue*