Captain Midnight was a daring, jut-jawed war hero who led a mysterious government group known as the Secret Squadron. Midnight, his comic sidekick Icky, and the rest of the Squadron ... See full summary »
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Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Captain Drummond travels to Switzerland in order to marry his girlfriend but the disappearance of a dangerous cargo of explosives makes him delay his plans.

Director: Louis King
Stars: John Barrymore, John Howard, Louise Campbell
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Secret Service Major Steel (Joseph W. Girard), is one of the few men in American aware of the fact that Captain Albright (Dave O'Brien) is also Captain Midnight, daring masked aviator ... See full summary »

Director: James W. Horne
Stars: Dave O'Brien, Dorothy Short, James Craven
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

While Charlie is distracted with the birth of his first grandchild, son Jimmy impersonates his father in order to investigate a murder aboard a freighter in the harbor.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Stars: Sidney Toler, Phyllis Brooks, Victor Sen Yung
Sugarfoot (1957–1961)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Correspondence-school law graduate Tom Brewster travels west to seek his fortune. Unfortunately, his "cowboy" abilities leave a lot to be desired and earn him the nickname "Sugarfoot" which... See full summary »

Stars: Will Hutchins, Charles Fredericks, Don 'Red' Barry
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In this episode captain Drummond tries to find the killer of various people. All assassinations were provoked by a diamond of great value, but Drummond will face the danger.

Director: James P. Hogan
Stars: John Barrymore, John Howard, Louise Campbell
Certificate: Passed Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A blind detective and his seeing-eye dog investigate a murder and discover a Nazi plot.

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Stars: Edward Arnold, Ann Harding, Donna Reed
Drama | War | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Major Kirby leads The Wildcats squadron into the historic WWII battle of Guadalcanal.

Director: Nicholas Ray
Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Don Taylor
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Professor Groves, an expert in prehistoric life, proves his theories with an extract that'll regress a cat to a saber-tooth tiger and man to a Neanderthal.

Director: Ewald André Dupont
Stars: Robert Shayne, Joyce Terry, Richard Crane
Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

After the Civil War, nomadic adventurer Cheyenne Bodie roamed the west looking for fights, women and bad guys to beat up. His job changed from episode to episode.

Stars: Clint Walker, Clyde Howdy, Chuck Hicks
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Moto thwarts a ruthless band of international agents who try to foment an international incident by mining the entrance to the Suez Canal and blaming the British.

Director: Norman Foster
Stars: Peter Lorre, Ricardo Cortez, Virginia Field
Wagon Train (1957–1965)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Stories of the journeys of a wagon train as it leaves post-Civil War Missouri on its way to California through the plains, deserts and Rocky Mountains. The first treks were led by gruff, ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank McGrath, Terry Wilson, Robert Horton
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas
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 Captain Midnight (39 episodes, 1954-1956)
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 Ichabod 'Ikky' Mudd / ... (27 episodes, 1954-1956)
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 Aristotle 'Tut' Jones (24 episodes, 1954-1956)
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Captain Midnight was a daring, jut-jawed war hero who led a mysterious government group known as the Secret Squadron. Midnight, his comic sidekick Icky, and the rest of the Squadron traveled around the globe stomping out evil. When the show went into syndication, Midnight's name became Jet Jackson, and the show's title was changed. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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(39 episodes)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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The first program to include audience participation through the use of the famous "Secret Decoder Ring" which allowed the afterschool TV viewer to decode Jet Jackson's secret orders. See more »

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Aristotle 'Tut' Jones: You were my friend when nobody else knew I was alive. We were an odd combinaton: the campus hero and the greasy grind.
Captain Midnight: You taught me all I know about science; I could never teach you anything about football.
Ichabod Mudd: Gosh! Nobody could teach me anything.
Captain Midnight: Ikky, if you weren't the best flight engineer in 70 states, I'd never made it back from that last recon run in Korea.
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Referenced in Last of the Summer Wine: From Wellies to Wet Suit (1982) See more »

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Captain Midnight was my hero
9 September 2005 | by (California, usa) – See all my reviews

Captain Midnight was a crime fighter, a jet pilot, a scientist and a super role model for kids. He gave me an early desire to become a jet pilot when I grew up. I never did though, become a jet pilot I mean. I was a fan from the beginning of the TV series and never missed an episode when we lived in Los Angeles. I had a secret squadron decoder ring too. If I remember it right, I sent in the paper seal on the inside of the cap of a bottle of Ovaltine plus 25 cents and I got the ring in the mail. Pretty cheesy little gadget that fell apart quickly but it was a symbol of the show and I liked having it. I believe he had a slick special car too to go along with the streamlined theme of the base and the jet. Yeah, really good entertainment for kids of the day IMHO.

-bm


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