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20 September 1955 (USA) See more »
Showed featured dramatic reenactments of true Naval events taken from the files of the Defense Department. The episodes generally featured little known actors although better known performers sometimes hosted.
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Anthology of Naval Stories in World War II, emphasizing those in the Navy, Marine Corps and the Coast Guard. See more (1 total) »


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Robert Carson ... Narrator (94 episodes, 1955-1958)

Series Directed by
Samuel Gallu (20 episodes, 1956-1958)
Jean Yarbrough (12 episodes, 1955-1957)
Oscar Rudolph (5 episodes, 1955-1956)
Reginald Le Borg (2 episodes, 1955-1956)

Leslie Goodwins (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Samuel Gallu (28 episodes, 1955-1958)
Allan Sloane (19 episodes, 1955-1958)
Max Ehrlich (4 episodes, 1956)
Leonard Lee (3 episodes, 1956-1958)
Roger Marston (2 episodes, 1955)
Peter Barry (2 episodes, 1957)
David E. Durston (1 episode, 1957)

Series Produced by
Samuel Gallu .... producer (104 episodes, 1955-1958)
Leslie Harris .... executive producer / producer (91 episodes, 1955-1958)
Series Original Music by
Lucien Moraweck (1 episode, 1955)
Lud Gluskin (1 episode, 1956)
Series Cinematography by
Frank V. Phillips (16 episodes, 1956-1958)
Lester White (14 episodes, 1955-1956)
Ken Hodges (1 episode, 1958)
Series Film Editing by
Elmo Veron (11 episodes, 1955-1957)
Jason H. Bernie (6 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Casting by
Fred H. Messenger (13 episodes, 1955-1957)
Series Production Design by
Archie J. Bacon (1 episode, 1958)
Series Art Direction by
John Ewing (17 episodes, 1955-1957)
Series Set Decoration by
Frank Wade (5 episodes, 1956-1957)
Series Makeup Department
Frank Prehoda .... makeup artist (8 episodes, 1956-1957)
Abe Haberman .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
William Oakley .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1955-1956)
Harry Maret .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1957)

Harry Ray .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Tom Connors Jr. .... production manager (10 episodes, 1956-1957)
Al Westen .... production supervisor (9 episodes, 1955-1956)
Robert Huddleston .... production manager (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Read Killgore .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1956-1958)
Tom Connors Jr. .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1955-1956)

Harry R. Sherman .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Martin Hershey .... property master (9 episodes, 1955-1956)
Harold Turberg .... property master (6 episodes, 1956-1957)
J. Robert Benton .... property master (6 episodes, 1957-1958)
Series Sound Department
Roy Siegel .... effects editor / sound effects editor (20 episodes, 1955-1958)
Leon M. Leon .... sound engineer (9 episodes, 1955-1956)
Jack F. Lilly .... sound engineer (7 episodes, 1956-1958)
Glen Glenn .... sound (4 episodes, 1955-1958)
Harold Hanks .... sound engineer (4 episodes, 1957)
Series Special Effects by
Larry Chapman .... special effects (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Merry .... chief electrician (9 episodes, 1955-1956)
Robert Campbell .... chief electrician (8 episodes, 1956-1957)
Earl Kennedy .... chief electrician (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Burt Jones .... chief electrician (2 episodes, 1957)

Roy Kight .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stanley Kufel .... wardrobe / costumer (21 episodes, 1955-1958)
Series Editorial Department
Jack Gleason .... supervising film editor / supervising editor (23 episodes, 1955-1958)
Series Music Department
Fred Steiner .... composer: theme music (27 episodes, 1955-1956)
Al Friede .... musical supervisor / music editor / ... (22 episodes, 1955-1958)
Lud Gluskin .... musical director (12 episodes, 1955-1956)
Series Other crew
Richard Michaels .... script supervisor / set continuity (27 episodes, 1957-1958)
Richard Chaffee .... set continuity (18 episodes, 1955-1958)
Darrell L. Hobbs .... assistant technical advisor / assistant to technical advisor / ... (11 episodes, 1956-1958)
Robert Huddleston .... production coordinator (10 episodes, 1956-1957)
Alan Brown .... Navy story editor / navy story editor / ... (9 episodes, 1955-1956)
John C. Hunter .... technical advisor / technical adviser (9 episodes, 1955-1956)
Merle MacBain .... project officer (9 episodes, 1955-1956)
Fred H. Messenger .... talent supervisor (8 episodes, 1957-1958)
John Thom .... technical advisor (7 episodes, 1956-1957)
Henry Colman .... story editor (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
Joe Corey .... film researcher (4 episodes, 1957-1958)
Arthur A. Giesser .... technical adviser / technical advisor (2 episodes, 1957-1958)
Nick Pope .... project officer (2 episodes, 1957-1958)

Frank Coghlan Jr. .... naval advisor (unknown episodes)

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30 min (102 episodes)
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Brad Harris made his first professional appearances in several episodes of this series. He was mostly cast as an uncredited extra.See more »


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Anthology of Naval Stories in World War II, emphasizing those in the Navy, Marine Corps and the Coast Guard., 31 October 2007
Author: John T. Ryan ( from United States

Top Grade Anthology of Naval Experiences in World War II, it took in Navy, Marines and Coast Guard.

The Anthology or series of unrelated stories, usually bound together by a particular Host/M.C. or by a limitation to one particular theme. This would be the case as it applies to this "NAVY LOG" (1955-58).

The series concentrated its attentions on the true stories of men in the Naval end of World War II. Because of their being so intertwined with the Navy and indeed being an independent Armed Service, but under the Department of the Navy, many of the stories are those of the "Leathernecks" or "Devil Dogs" or "Jarheads", or whatever affectionate nickname that you'd prefer to use.. And because that during time of Declared War, they are detailed to the Navy, some of the stories may also feature the stories of Coast Guardsmen.

Each story was of course, a complete telling of one single man's War Experiences. It didn't, to our knowledge, ever refer to nor have any relation to another. The subject could vary from the story of say, Admiral Halsey to any draftee Marine or Sailor, like my Pop, Clem Ryan (1914-74) draftee to the Navy, who served as an Electrician's Mate stationed in Southampton, England in 1944-45.

We can well remember on story which a young man is brought up on the family farm, but is unable to shoot any deer during hunting season. During his service in the Navy, circumstances demand that he use a B.A.A.R. in battling with Japanese forces. For this action he is recipient of awards for his valor under fire during extreme conditions.

And upon his return home, when out on the hunt, he finds that he still cannot use his gun to bag any deer. Supportive, his father understands.

In another, a Naval or Marine Aviator is shot down and is stranded all by himself behind Japanese lines on some unnamed Pacific Atoll. While being concealed in a position both behind the enemy and slightly above them, the downed flyer made use of his passing arm on the gridiron to "pass" a hand grenade. Into enemy Fox Holes, during time of Allied Air Attacks, thus creating the illusion that the American and British Planes were causing the damage.

"NAVY LOG" provided us with a straight forward, realistic and unglamorized portrait of mostly "regular fellers" in the Naval Operations of World War II. We sure miss it and wish that we had it out in DVD now.

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