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9 January 1967 (USA) See more »
He's the country's unique crime fighter. In reality he's a mild-mannered filling station attendant, but when law and order break down, he takes a magical pill which sends him flying after the gangsters. Starring Stephen Strimpell, Dick Gautier and John McGiver as Barton J. Reed. New comedy, in color.
Stanley Beamish, the weakling proprietor of a Washington gas station, is also a top-secret super agent... See more »
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Actor Michael Pataki Dies
 (From Famous Monsters of Filmland. 27 April 2010, 10:49 AM, PDT)

’50’s Sci-Fi Writer Myles Wilder Dies
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 12)
Stephen Strimpell ... Stanley Beamish / ... (17 episodes, 1967)

Dick Gautier ... Hal Walters (17 episodes, 1967)

Paul Smith ... Harley Trent (17 episodes, 1967)

John McGiver ... Barton J. Reed (17 episodes, 1967)
Paul Frees ... Narrator (17 episodes, 1967)

Series Directed by
Jack Arnold (9 episodes, 1967)
Arthur Lubin (3 episodes, 1967)
Series Writing credits
Budd Grossman (11 episodes, 1967)
William Raynor (3 episodes, 1967)
Myles Wilder (3 episodes, 1967)

Series Produced by
Jack Arnold .... executive producer / producer (17 episodes, 1967)
Byron Chudnow .... associate producer (17 episodes, 1967)
Budd Grossman .... producer (16 episodes, 1967)
Series Original Music by
Gerald Fried (17 episodes, 1967)
Series Cinematography by
Walter Strenge (15 episodes, 1967)
Series Film Editing by
Tony Martinelli (10 episodes, 1967)
Danford B. Greene (4 episodes, 1967)
Robert L. Kimble (3 episodes, 1967)
Series Art Direction by
Howard E. Johnson (14 episodes, 1967)
John T. McCormack (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. (17 episodes, 1967)
John M. Dwyer (16 episodes, 1967)
Series Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist (17 episodes, 1967)
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist (17 episodes, 1967)
Series Production Management
John Morrison .... unit manager (8 episodes, 1967)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Burt Astor .... assistant director (16 episodes, 1967)
Series Art Department
Robert M. Anderson .... property master (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
David H. Moriarty .... sound (3 episodes, 1967)
James T. Porter .... sound (3 episodes, 1967)
Edwin J. Somers Jr. .... sound (3 episodes, 1967)
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound (2 episodes, 1967)
Elbert W. Franklin .... sound (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vincent Dee .... costume supervisor (16 episodes, 1967)
Series Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor (17 episodes, 1967)
Robert Brower .... color coordinator (17 episodes, 1967)
Series Music Department
Gerald Fried .... composer: theme music (17 episodes, 1967)
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor (17 episodes, 1967)

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30 min
Color (Technicolor)
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This CBS mid-season replacement series and a similarly themed one on NBC called "Captain Nice" (1967) both debuted the same evening, 9 January 1967, in successive time slots. Both shows aired their last episode on 28 August 1967. Neither was renewed for a second, full season.See more »
[Repeated line]
Barton J. Reed:Now is the time for action! A-C-T-I-O-N, action!
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Referenced in Contact High (2009)See more »


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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
A satire in the tradition of "Batman" TV series, 31 May 1999
Author: Snecko from Seattle

This was meant to be a spoof on the superhero genre, just as the Batman TV series of the same era was intended to be. I believe that the Batman series prompted at least two "copycats" in the fall of '67, Mr. Terrific and Captain Nice. I was only ten when these were on, but I thought they were funny. I expect, however, that adults tired of the rather juvenile humor. That may be why they only lasted a season (or less).

However, I wonder if the producers of the early '80s show, "Greatest American Hero" were somehow influenced by these programs. GAH was also a total "deconstruction" of superheroes, though the humor was much more adult and thoughtful. Just wondering...

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