The trials of a young US Marine Lieutenant and his comrades at Camp Pendleton.






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Series cast summary:
 Lt. William Rice (29 episodes, 1963-1964)
 Captain Ray Rambridge / ... (16 episodes, 1963-1964)
 Lt. Stanley Harris / ... (14 episodes, 1963-1964)


A marine-corps drama set at Camp Pendleton (near San Diego, California) proving ground for men who pride themselves on being United States Marines. From the lowliest recruit to the highest-ranking General, the men of Pendleton symbolize the utmost in rigorous training and military perfection. Lt. William T. Rice (Gary Lockwood), late of Annapolis and now in charge of a riffle platoon is no exception... This short-lived series was written by Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, and featured an amazing cast of future stars. Written by Anonymous

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Adventures of a young man in the peace time Marines.







Release Date:

14 September 1963 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El teniente  »

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Technical Specs


(29 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Lt. Rice's middle name was TIberius. In Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek (1966) 3 years later, Capt. Kirk had the same middle name. See more »


Referenced in William Shatner's Star Trek Memories (1995) See more »

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Wondered how it would hold up for me over the years.
10 September 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this show when I was 13 years old and I really enjoyed it. Now I'm seeing it again on the local HDTV over-the-air station. I wondered how it would hold up for me over the years and I'm very surprised after watching the show again that it really was quite a good show. I had some limited military experience not too long after the show originally aired, so now I'm watching the show for authenticity of the military, and it seems to be pretty much spot-on. Seeing how this is a Gene Roddenberry was the creator and producer of the show, I wonder if Gary Lockwood was ever under consideration for the role of Captain Kirk in Star Trek. I think he would have been great and wouldn't have "hammed it up" as much as William Shatner. But then of course, "The Lieutenant" lasted only one season so who knows what may have happened?

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