Follow the Sun
GenreAdventure
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes30
Production
ProducersRoy Huggins
Marion Hargrove
Running time60 minutes
Production company20th Century Fox Television
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 17, 1961 (1961-09-17) –
April 8, 1962 (1962-04-08)

Follow the Sun is an American television adventure series that aired on ABC from September 17, 1961 to April 8, 1962.[1] The episodes follow a pair of freelance magazine writers based in Hawaii who seek out interesting stories while leading an active social life both on the mainland and aboard their boat, The Scuber.[1][2] The series is characterized by a host of guest appearances by popular film and television actors.

Dell Comics issued a contemporaneous series of comic books based on the show in 1961 and 1962.

Production

The series was co-produced by Roy Huggins and Marion Hargrove at 20th Century Fox.[3] The plotline was designed as a follow-up to Hong Kong, which Huggins had lately produced, "with two freelance journalists based in Honolulu encountering mystery and their fair share of beautiful women in their weekly Hawaiian adventures".[3] Hargrove left the project after the fifth episode and Huggins reworked the cast list, downgrading Gary Lockwood from one of the reporters to a scout, and upgrading Brett Halsey to the journalist position. Huggins also began alternating the episodes to star one or the other of the two lead characters.[3]

Cast

Barry Coe with guest star Jayne Mansfield in 1962
Barry Coe with guest star Jayne Mansfield in 1962
Gary Lockwood with guest star Leslie Parrish in 1962
Gary Lockwood with guest star Leslie Parrish in 1962

Episodes

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"A Rage for Justice"Jules BrickenStory by : Thomas Fitzroy
Teleplay by : Howard Browne & Toby Benjamin
September 17, 1961 (1961-09-17)
2"Cry Fraud"Francis D. LyonStory by : Sheldon Stark
Teleplay by : Howard Browne & Jay Simms
September 24, 1961 (1961-09-24)
3"The Highest Wall"Ted PostStory by : Thomas Fitzroy
Teleplay by : Ellis Kadison
October 1, 1961 (1961-10-01)
4"Journey Into Darkness"Gilbert KayTeleplay by : Elmer M. Parsons & Roy HugginsOctober 8, 1961 (1961-10-08)
5"The Woman Who Never Was"Felix E. FeistTeleplay by : Howard Browne & Thomas Fitzroy
Based on a Play by Leonard Lee
October 15, 1961 (1961-10-15)
6"Busman's Holiday"Mitchell LeisenDean RiesnerOctober 22, 1961 (1961-10-22)
7"Another Part of the Jungle"Francis D. LyonStory by : Anthony Wilson
Teleplay by : Howard Browne & Ron Alexander
October 29, 1961 (1961-10-29)
8"The Longest Crap Game in History"Felix E. FeistAlbert BeichNovember 5, 1961 (1961-11-05)
9"The Hunters"Francis D. LyonHoward Browne & Jonathan HughesNovember 12, 1961 (1961-11-12)
10"Little Girl Lost"Ted PostStory by : John Whittier
Teleplay by : Ellis Kadison
November 19, 1961 (1961-11-19)
11"Night Song"Felix E. FeistHarold Jack BloomNovember 26, 1961 (1961-11-26)
12"The Primitive Clay"Richard L. BareStory by : Palmer Thompson
Teleplay by : Palmer Thompson & Ellis Kadison
December 3, 1961 (1961-12-03)
13"Conspiracy of Silence"Ted PostGeorge W. George & Judy GeorgeDecember 10, 1961 (1961-12-10)
14"The Far End of Nowhere"Don TaylorA.J. CarothersDecember 17, 1961 (1961-12-17)
15"Mele Kalikimaka to You"Mitchell LeisenEdwin BlumDecember 24, 1961 (1961-12-24)
16"The Girl From the Brandenburg Gate"Felix E. FeistStory by : Fritz Von Koenig
Teleplay by : Judith Friedman
December 31, 1961 (1961-12-31)
17"Chicago Style"TBAEdwin BlumJanuary 7, 1962 (1962-01-07)
18"The Last of the Big Spenders"Robert ButlerEllis KadisonJanuary 14, 1962 (1962-01-14)
19"Ghost Story"Felix E. FeistOrville H. HamptonJanuary 21, 1962 (1962-01-21)
20"Sergeant Kolchak Fades Away"Jacques TourneurGene L. CoonJanuary 28, 1962 (1962-01-28)
21"The Dumbest Blonde"Robert ButlerDonn MullallyFebruary 4, 1962 (1962-02-04)
22"Annie Beeler's Place"Felix E. FeistAlbert BeichFebruary 11, 1962 (1962-02-11)
23"The Irresistible Miss Bullfinch"Robert ButlerEllis KadisonFebruary 18, 1962 (1962-02-18)
24"A Choice of Weapons"Alexander SingerGeorge W. George & Judy GeorgeFebruary 25, 1962 (1962-02-25)
25"Marine of the Month"TBATBAMarch 4, 1962 (1962-03-04)
26"The Inhuman Equation"Jack DonohueStory by : Tony Wilson
Teleplay by : David Harmon
March 11, 1962 (1962-03-11)
27"A Ghost in Her Gazebo"Leonard HornStory by : Robert Presnell, Jr. & Donn Mullally
Teleplay by : Donn Mullally
March 18, 1962 (1962-03-18)
28"Not Aunt Charlotte!"TBAErna LazarusMarch 25, 1962 (1962-03-25)
29"Run, Clown, Run"Justus AddissStory by : William Froug & Michael Patrick Casey
Teleplay by : William Froug
April 1, 1962 (1962-04-01)
30"Chalk One Up for Johnny"Leonard HornEllis KadisonApril 8, 1962 (1962-04-08)

Guest stars

The series featured guest appearances by many popular film and television stars, including:

References

  1. ^ a b Brooks & Marsh 2009, p. 486.
  2. ^ Terrace 2014, p. 355.
  3. ^ a b c Green 2014, p. 75.
  4. ^ Lisanti 2015a, p. 58.
  5. ^ Finnigan, Joe (March 1, 1962). "James Dunn Makes TV Singing Debut". Philadelphia Daily News. UPI. p. 37 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  6. ^ Lisanti 2015b, p. 262.
  7. ^ Green 2014, p. 79.
  8. ^ Lisanti 2015b, p. 87.
  9. ^ Owen 2017, p. 241.

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