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"Route 66" Come Home Greta Inger Gruenschaffen (1963)

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Original Air Date:
13 December 1963 (Season 4, Episode 11)
Tod and Linc are in Mount Snow,Vermont employed at the Snow Lake Lodge Motel. An attractive "escapee" of the Buffalo... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Martin Milner ... Tod Stiles

Glenn Corbett ... Linc Case

Tammy Grimes ... Greta Inger Gruenschaffen

Chad Everett ... Heiss Horgal
William LeMassena ... Mr. Spofford (as William Le Massena)
Lou Criscuolo ... Detective (as Louis Criscuolo)
Olga Fabian ... Mrs. Horgal

Bruce Glover ... Helicopter Pilot
Marguerite Lenert ... Lady Clerk

Episode Crew
Directed by
Philip Leacock 
Writing credits
Arnold Manoff (written by) (as Joel Carpenter)

Herbert B. Leonard (created by) and
Stirling Silliphant (created by)

Produced by
Leo Davis .... producer
Herbert B. Leonard .... executive producer
Original Music by
Nelson Riddle 
Cinematography by
Irving Lippman (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jack Gleason 
Art Direction by
John T. McCormack 
Set Decoration by
Morris Hoffman 
Makeup Department
Abe Haberman .... makeup artist
Production Management
Sam Manners .... in charge of production
Lawrence Werner .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leonard Katzman .... assistant director
Leonard Katzman .... second unit director
Art Department
Arthur Wasson .... property master
Sound Department
Jim Bullock .... sound effects editor
Paul Franz .... sound mixer
Sid Lubow .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Daniel Hays .... special effects (as Daniel W. Hays)
Camera and Electrical Department
James Goss .... camera operator
Harold Sanders .... key grip
Virgil Thompson .... gaffer
Casting Department
Marion Dougherty .... eastern casting executive
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ed Lossman .... costumer (as Edward L. Lossmann)
Editorial Department
Aaron Nibley .... supervising film editor
Music Department
Ed Forsyth .... music supervisor (as Edward J. Forsyth)
Gil Grau .... orchestrator
Jack Lee .... musician contractor
Nelson Riddle .... conductor
Nelson Riddle .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Alfred Schultz .... transportation captain
Other crew
John D. Benson .... location manager
Jack Gannon .... script supervisor
Willetta Leonard .... assistant to producer
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
What Once Was And..., 4 September 2012
Author: AudioFileZ from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This episode seems to make it pretty clear: the magic that was once Route 66's stock-in-trade is sorely gone! "Come Home Greta Inger Gruenschaffen" may be the worst episode in the entire series. While that is subjective to the individual the overall poor story and worse acting isn''s objective as this one is a "stinker". Starting with the lame story line of a German influenced medi-physical media poster-girl, played by the attractive Tammy Grimes, disappearance from being a on a two-year mass awakening country-wide tour this makes little sense even in a purely whimsical entertainment mode.

Tod and Linc are working at a small quaint ski resort when a mysterious beauty drops in behaving quite odd. It's Greta, the body over mind heavy thinker, who, instead of doing the bidding of a strange German influenced sect of physical thinkers decides to drop off the map. Sound like a compelling storyline? I know not. All that Tod and Linc can see is their latest female competitive conquest. While this unfolds at the resort the cult groups leader, played by a very youthful Chad Everett, is trying to get police help to find Greta. Meanwhile, neither heroic efforts by Tod or Linc seem to crack the mysterious veneer of Greta. They both go to the extreme in trying when finally they make what looks like an Octoberfest breakthrough. Right then the Chad Everett character arrives on the scene and we see it is all just an unrequited love spat between the two. Noteworthy is the worst staged fight scene this viewer has ever seen anywhere.

The writing is on the wall. What was once is gone and Route 66 is definitely on its way out. Glenn Corbutt just can't channel enough of the Maharris magic and the writing is only hurting. Even a scenic venue that could give us some of that famous American travelogue doesn't seem to work. Tammy Grimes plays the part she's given well, but it isn't a compelling one. This, IMHO, is the worst episode in the series plain and simple. There is still more to come and I hope there will be that old flash of brilliance somewhere still. One can only hope.

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