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Operation Neptune

Entry updated 4 April 2017. Tagged: TV.

Juvenile tv series (1953). NBC-TV network. Directors unknown. Writers included Gen Genovese. Cast includes Harold Conklin, Humphrey Davis, Todd Griffin, Richard Holland, Rusty Lane and Margaret Stewart. Possibly twelve 30-minute episodes. Black and white.

US Navy Commander Bud Hollister (Griffin) and his friend Dink Saunders (Holland) fight various undersea menaces beginning with Kebeda (Conklin), ruler of a kingdom Under the Sea. Other opponents include Thirza (Stewart) and Trychus (Davis). The protagonists' superior is Admiral Bigelow (Lane). Like many early Television programmes, Operation Neptune was filmed live on kinescopes; apparently no episodes survive, though considerable documentation exists. The series had only limited success. [GSt]


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