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"Follow the Sun" Sergeant Kolchak Fades Away (1962)

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Original Air Date:
28 January 1962 (Season 1, Episode 20)
Templin tries to develop a story based on an ex-Marine's storied career, but the former leatherneck won't cooperate. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Brett Halsey ... Paul Templin

Gigi Perreau ... Kathy Richards

William Bendix ... Sergeant Major Kolchak

Nobu McCarthy ... Tamiko

Howard Smith ... General Fulton
James Yagi ... Seigo Tachikawa
Conlan Carter ... Sentry
Les Damon ... Adjutant

Dick Sargent ... Lieutenant Collins

Barry Coe ... Ben Gregory (credit only)

Gary Lockwood ... Eric Jason (credit only)
Jay Lanin ... Lt. Frank Roper

Episode Crew
Directed by
Jacques Tourneur 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gene L. Coon  written by

Produced by
Carl Pingitore .... associate producer
William H. Wright .... producer
Original Music by
Arthur Morton 
Cinematography by
Kenneth Peach (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Joseph Silver 
Art Direction by
Jack Senter 
Jack Martin Smith 
Set Decoration by
Edward M. Parker 
Walter M. Scott 
Production Management
Gaston Glass .... production manager
James Moore .... post-production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hal Herman .... assistant director
Sound Department
Marvin I. Kosberg .... sound effects editor (as Marvin Kosberg)
Music Department
Sonny Burke .... composer: theme music
Leonard A. Engel .... music editor
Lionel Newman .... conductor
Lionel Newman .... music supervisor
Other crew
Orville H. Hampton .... story editor

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Additional Details

60 min | 51 min (without commercials)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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[first lines]
Sentry:Yes sir?
Paul Templin:My name is Paul Templin, Corporal. I'm to meet a Lt. Collins here.
Sentry:Oh, yes sir. You're the writer who's going to cover the retirement ceremonies tomorrow.
Paul Templin:That's right.
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William Bendix guest Stars, 28 February 2015
Author: gordonl56 from Canada

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

FOLLOW THE SUN – Sergeant Kolchak Fades Away – 1962

This is episode 20 from the 1961-62 series, FOLLOW THE SUN. The series, which ran for 30 episodes, follows a trio of free-lance magazine writers. The three are played by Barry Coe, Gary Lockwood and Brett Halsey. The gimmick here is that they are based in Honolulu. Also with recurring roles are Gigi Perreau as their secretary, and Jay Lanin as their contact with the local Police. Of course the three newsmen are always getting involved with the usual assortment of nasty types.

Reporter Brett Halsey is asked by the Marine Corp to do a piece on a 40 year man, William Bendix, who is being retired. Halsey agrees and hits the Marine base to meet Bendix and get some background. All he finds out is that Bendix is one nasty s.o.b. and everyone on base hates his guts.

Halsey writes up the article as best he can and sends it in. He is somewhat surprised when it becomes the cover story for the magazine. Bendix now contacts Halsey to ghost write a book on his life as a Marine. Bendix still is not forthcoming with any details of his service. He tells Halsey to make up something that will sell.

Now a Japanese soldier from WW2 shows up on Bendix's front porch. The man, James Yagi had seen the magazine article. He has hunted down Bendix to kill him. Bendix it seems had killed the man's commanding officer on Saipan during the battle for the island.

There is a bit of a throw down between Bendix and Yagi which is stopped by Nobu McCarthy. McCarthy is an orphan who was raised by Bendix after the war. It turns out that Bendix has been sending all his money to fund a home in Japan for orphans. Yagi now decides that honour has been served and heads back to Japan.

Also in the cast with a 30 second bit is George (Mister Sulu) Takei. I must admit this one is a strange episode that starts with a definite comic feel, then turns nasty, and ends on a happy note. Considering the cast, and who the director was, Jacques Tourneur, I was expecting more of a noir or crime type show. Still, it is always interesting to see Bendix on screen.

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