Assignment Foreign Legion

Assignment Foreign Legion

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Country: UK

Language: English

Release Date: 21 September 1956 (UK) 1957

Also Known As: Legión extranjera Assignment Foreign Legion

Filming Locations: Algeria

Company Credits

Production Co: Bartley Productions, Intel Films

Distributors CBS (1957) (USA) (TV)

Technical Specs

Runtime: 30 min (26 episodes)

Sound Mix: Mono

Color: Black and White

Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1

Negative Format 35 mm

Cinematographic Process Spherical

Printed Film Format 35 mm

Series Directed by

Lance Comfort ... (9 episodes, 1956-1957)

Don Chaffey ... (7 episodes, 1956-1957)

Michael McCarthy ... (4 episodes, 1956-1957)

David MacDonald ... (3 episodes, 1957)

Terence Fisher ... (2 episodes, 1956)

Terrence Fisher ... (1 episode, 1957)

Series Writing Credits

James Carhardt ... (3 episodes, 1956-1957)

Don Chaffey ... (1 episode, 1957)

Reed De Rouen ... (1 episode, 1956)

Max Ehrlich ... (7 episodes, 1956-1957)

Irving Elman ... (1 episode, 1956)

Brian Kingcome ... (1 episode, 1957)

George Kirgo ... (1 episode, 1956)

John Kruse ... (1 episode, 1957)

Paul Monash ... (4 episodes, 1956-1957)

W. Stanley Moss ... (1 episode, 1956)

A.R. Rawlinson ... (3 episodes, 1956)

David Rayfiel ... (1 episode, 1956)

Brian Ringlove ... (1 episode, 1957)

Hal Weber ... (2 episodes, 1956-1957)

Carey Wilber ... (2 episodes, 1957)

Nicholas Winter ... (3 episodes, 1956-1957)

Series Cast

Merle Oberon Merle Oberon ... Host - War Correspondent /

...

26 episodes, 1956-1957

Martin Benson Martin Benson ... Kassar / ...

3 episodes, 1957

Lionel Jeffries Lionel Jeffries ... Commandant /

...

3 episodes, 1956-1957

Peter Arne Peter Arne ... Andre / ...

2 episodes, 1956-1957

Eddie Byrne Eddie Byrne ... Sergeant Quinn / ...

2 episodes, 1956-1957

Anton Diffring Anton Diffring ... Franz Mayer / ...

2 episodes, 1956

Lee Patterson Lee Patterson ... Lgnre. Reese / ...

2 episodes, 1956-1957

Patrick Allen Patrick Allen ... Corporal Schultz / ...

2 episodes, 1956-1957

Christopher Lee Christopher Lee ... El Abba /

...

2 episodes, 1956-1957

Betty McDowall Betty McDowall ... Corinne / ...

2 episodes, 1956-1957

Norman Rossington Norman Rossington ... Legionnaire

Tete de Bras / ...

2 episodes, 1956-1957

Robert Arden Robert Arden ... Bill Ainsworth / ...

2 episodes, 1956-1957

Frederick Schiller Frederick Schiller ... German

Legionnaire / ...

2 episodes, 1956-1957

Alfred Burke Alfred Burke ... Corporal Lescaux / ...

2 episodes, 1956-1957

Arthur Gomez Arthur Gomez ... Commandant

2 episodes, 1956-1957

Michael Mellinger Michael Mellinger ... Ballard /

...

2 episodes, 1957

André Mikhelson André Mikhelson ... Colonel Juin

/ ...

2 episodes, 1956

Charles Stapley Charles Stapley ... Sergeant Le

Jean / ...

2 episodes, 1956-1957

Patrick Barr Patrick Barr

1 episode, 1956

Tom Conway Tom Conway ... Georges Delacroix

1 episode, 1956

Alan Cuthbertson Alan Cuthbertson ... Captain de

Suresne

1 episode, 1956

Anthony Dawson Anthony Dawson ... Captain Pierre Cordier

1 episode, 1956

Alexander Gauge Alexander Gauge ... Meister

1 episode, 1956

Michael Gough Michael Gough ... Andre La Palme

1 episode, 1956

Donald Houston Donald Houston ... Zub Rowski

1 episode, 1956

Stephen Murray Stephen Murray ... Grosjean

1 episode, 1956

William Russell William Russell ... Gerry Brooke

1 episode, 1956

William Sylvester William Sylvester ... Tony

1 episode, 1956

Patrick McGoohan Patrick McGoohan ... Captain

Valadon

1 episode, 1957

Roger Moore Roger Moore ... Legionnaire Paul Harding

1 episode, 1957

André Morell André Morell ... Colonel Laurent

1 episode, 1957

Anthony Newley Anthony Newley ... Legionnaire Horatio Smith

1 episode, 1957

Dennis Price Dennis Price ... Major Louis de la Tour

1 episode, 1957

Robert Brown Robert Brown ... Sergeant Boucher

1 episode, 1956

Rosalie Crutchley Rosalie Crutchley ... Lucette

1 episode, 1956

Clifford Evans Clifford Evans ... John Warwick

1 episode, 1956

Bill Fraser Bill Fraser ... Monsieur Daudet

1 episode, 1956

Vera Fusek Vera Fusek ... Anna

1 episode, 1956

Maurice Kaufmann Maurice Kaufmann ... Max Brecker

1 episode, 1956

Geoffrey Keen Geoffrey Keen ... Captain Cheminot

1 episode, 1956

John Loder John Loder

1 episode, 1956

Laurence Payne Laurence Payne ... Etienne

1 episode, 1956

Liam Redmond Liam Redmond ... Inspector Simkins

1 episode, 1956

Leonard Sachs Leonard Sachs ... Gavin

1 episode, 1956

Peter Wyngarde Peter Wyngarde ... Lt., Charles Designe

1 episode, 1956

Andre Charisse Andre Charisse ... Abdul Rahim

1 episode, 1957

Adrienne Corri Adrienne Corri ... Gabrielle

1 episode, 1957

George Coulouris George Coulouris ... Sultan Ahmed

Bey

1 episode, 1957

Peter Dyneley Peter Dyneley ... Richard Harding

1 episode, 1957

Richard Johnson Richard Johnson ... Lt.

Guillaume

1 episode, 1957

Leo McKern Leo McKern ... Sergeant Campeau

1 episode, 1957

Nigel Stock Nigel Stock ... Geist

1 episode, 1957

Paula Byrne Paula Byrne ... Jane Warwick

1 episode, 1956

Robert Cawdron Robert Cawdron ... Boileau

1 episode, 1956

Carl Duering Carl Duering ... Willems

1 episode, 1956

Anna Gerber Anna Gerber ... Miriam

1 episode, 1956

Norah Gorsen Norah Gorsen ... Marie Courville

1 episode, 1956

Charles Lloyd Pack Charles Lloyd Pack ... Huggins

1 episode, 1956

Lesley Nunnerley Lesley Nunnerley ... Brigitte

Daudet

1 episode, 1956

Conrad Phillips Conrad Phillips ... Dullin

1 episode, 1956

Michael Ripper Michael Ripper ... Corporal

1 episode, 1956

Denis Shaw Denis Shaw

1 episode, 1956

Karel Stepanek Karel Stepanek ... Lt. Voljac

1 episode, 1956

Bruce Beeby Bruce Beeby ... Captain Henri Bardot

1 episode, 1957

Edward Cast Edward Cast ... Cpt. Dupont

1 episode, 1957

Roger Delgado Roger Delgado ... Lt. Lachaise

1 episode, 1957

Harold Kasket Harold Kasket ... El Kebir

1 episode, 1957

Alec Mango Alec Mango ... Captain Gary

1 episode, 1957

Ferdy Mayne Ferdy Mayne ... Ben Rahim

1 episode, 1957

Andree Melly Andree Melly ... Denise

1 episode, 1957

Richard Pasco Richard Pasco ... Lt. Mauriac

1 episode, 1957

Wensley Pithey Wensley Pithey ... Captain Mercier

1 episode, 1957

Walter Rilla Walter Rilla ... Marchand

1 episode, 1957

Peter Allenby Peter Allenby ... Clyde Warman

1 episode, 1956

Jacques Apollo Bolton Jacques Apollo Bolton ... Papa

Courville

1 episode, 1956

Gaylord Cavallaro Gaylord Cavallaro ... Masterson

1 episode, 1956

Larry Cross Larry Cross ... Larry

1 episode, 1956

Felix Felton Felix Felton

1 episode, 1956

Alex Gallier Alex Gallier ... Captain Haleine

1 episode, 1956

Walter Hudd Walter Hudd ... Major Gautier

1 episode, 1956

John Le Mesurier John Le Mesurier ... Leblond

1 episode, 1956

Philip Lennard Philip Lennard ... Sergeant Malraux

1 episode, 1956

Eric Pohlmann Eric Pohlmann ... Thibault

1 episode, 1956

Ewen Solon Ewen Solon ... Coustaud

1 episode, 1956

Peter Swanwick Peter Swanwick ... Colonel

1 episode, 1956

Roland Brand Roland Brand ... Morgan

1 episode, 1957

John Dearth John Dearth ... Doctor

1 episode, 1957

Lisa Gastoni Lisa Gastoni ... Jacqueline

1 episode, 1957

Fred Kitchen Jr. Fred Kitchen Jr. ... Colonel

Pinaud

1 episode, 1957

Philip Leaver Philip Leaver ... Haroun

1 episode, 1957

Connie Smith Connie Smith ... Man'Emi

1 episode, 1957

Patrick Troughton Patrick Troughton ... Nadeau

1 episode, 1957

Henri Vidon Henri Vidon ... Colonel Pradier

1 episode, 1957

Edward Ashley Edward Ashley ... Jean

1 episode, 1956

John Chandos John Chandos ... Commissioner

1 episode, 1956

Maureen Connell Maureen Connell

1 episode, 1956

John Fabian John Fabian ... Legionnaire Defaulter

1 episode, 1956

Stephen Gray Stephen Gray ... Sergeant Maury

1 episode, 1956

John Harvey John Harvey ... Captain Janvier

1 episode, 1956

John G. Heller John G. Heller ... Ratenbild

1 episode, 1956

Angela Krefeld Angela Krefeld ... Denise

1 episode, 1956

Guido Lorraine Guido Lorraine ... Lt. Bourdon

1 episode, 1956

Brian O'Higgins Brian O'Higgins ... O'Casey

1 episode, 1956

Keith Pyott Keith Pyott ... Commandant

1 episode, 1956

John Salew John Salew ... Finance Minister

1 episode, 1956

Edward Evans Edward Evans ... Garrison Commandant

1 episode, 1957

Fred Goddard Fred Goddard ... Aussie

1 episode, 1957

Seymour Green Seymour Green ... Captain LeClerc

1 episode, 1957

John Harrison John Harrison ... M'Dongo

1 episode, 1957

Gertan Klauber Gertan Klauber ... Schiller

1 episode, 1957

Lucette Marimar Lucette Marimar ... Jackie

1 episode, 1957

John Miller John Miller ... Balmain, a Gendarme

1 episode, 1957

Donald Pleasence Donald Pleasence ... Commandant

1 episode, 1957

Victor Baring Victor Baring ... Jo Polo

1 episode, 1956

Pat Clavin Pat Clavin ... Franz Mayer's Secretary

1 episode, 1956

Paul Homer Paul Homer ... El Hakim

1 episode, 1956

Carl Jaffe Carl Jaffe ... Von Hoffe

1 episode, 1956

Auric Lorand Auric Lorand ... Berber Guide

1 episode, 1956

Terence O'Regan Terence O'Regan ... Murphy

1 episode, 1956

April Olrich April Olrich ... Lucette

1 episode, 1956

Gerik Schjelderup Gerik Schjelderup

1 episode, 1956

John Serret John Serret ... Concierge

1 episode, 1956

Patrick Westwood Patrick Westwood ... Italian

Legionnaire

1 episode, 1956

John Bailey John Bailey ... Hussein

1 episode, 1957

Thomas Baptiste Thomas Baptiste ... Bolo

1 episode, 1957

Victor Brooks Victor Brooks ... Gendarme Sergeant

1 episode, 1957

Peter Macarte Peter Macarte ... Arab stall keeper

1 episode, 1957

Lee Montague Lee Montague ... Mahmoud

1 episode, 1957

George Pravda George Pravda ... Captain LeClerc

1 episode, 1957

John Schlesinger John Schlesinger ... Corporal

Schneider

1 episode, 1957

Della Voss Della Voss ... Marion

1 episode, 1957

John Welsh John Welsh ... Minister of Colonies

1 episode, 1957

Stanley Zevic Stanley Zevic ... Thiebault

1 episode, 1957

Oscar Quitak Oscar Quitak ... Delly

1 episode, 1956

Tom Bowan Tom Bowan ... Sergeant Arnault

1 episode, 1957

Guy Deghy Guy Deghy ... Kunz

1 episode, 1957

David Saire David Saire ... Achmed

1 episode, 1957

Stanley Van Beers Stanley Van Beers ... Colonel

1 episode, 1957

Lance Comfort Lance Comfort ... Undetermined Minor Role

(uncredited)

1 episode, 1956

Series Produced by

Anthony C. Bartley ... executive producer (26 episodes,

1956-1957)

E.M. Smedley-Aston ... associate producer / producer (25

episodes, 1956-1957)

Herman Blaser ... producer (2 episodes, 1956-1957)

F. Sherwin Green ... supervising producer (1 episode,

1957)

Series Music by

Herbert Griffiths ... (2 episodes, 1956)

Albert Elms ... (1 episode, 1957)

Series Cinematography by

James Wilson ... (1 episode, 1957)

Series Film Editing by

Peter Saunders ... (1 episode, 1956)

Lee Doig ... (1 episode, 1957)

Ted Hunter ... (1 episode, 1957)

Series Art Direction by

Frank White ... (3 episodes, 1956-1957)

Duncan Sutherland ... (1 episode, 1957)

Series Makeup Department

Jill Carpenter ... makeup artist (1 episode, 1956)

Roy Ashton ... makeup artist (1 episode, 1957)

Series Production Management

Peter Bolton ... production manager (1 episode, 1956)

Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Peter Price ... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1956)

Philip Shipway ... assistant director (1 episode, 1956)

René Dupont ... assistant director (1 episode, 1957)

Gerry O'Hara ... assistant director (1 episode, 1957)

John Comfort ... second assistant director (uncredited) (15

episodes, 1956)

Series Sound Department

Len Page ... sound (2 episodes, 1956-1957)

Series Camera and Electrical Department

Arthur Graham ... lighting cameraman (2 episodes, 1956-1957)

Ray Sturgess ... camera operator (1 episode, 1956)

Austin Dempster ... camera operator (1 episode, 1957)

Series Editorial Department

Roy Hyde ... deputy editor (2 episodes, 1956-1957)

Series Music Department

Herbert Griffiths ... musical director (1 episode, 1956)

Albert Elms ... musical director (1 episode, 1957)

Series Other crew

Beryl Booth ... continuity (1 episode, 1956)

Doreen Dearnaley ... script supervisor (1 episode, 1957)

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Season

TV Show

Episodes 26 1956 1957

1 The Stripes of Sergeant Schweiger September 21, 1956

2 The Baroness September 28, 1956

3 The Man Who Found Freedom October 5, 1956

4 The Search October 12, 1956

5 The Thin Line October 19, 1956

6 The Glory That Was Meister October 26, 1956

7 The Stool Pigeon November 2, 1956

8 The Ghost November 9, 1956

9 Finger Your Neck November 16, 1956

10 The Testimonial of a Soldier December 17, 1957

11 Dollar a Year Man November 30, 1956

12 The Anaya December 7, 1956

13 Sword of Truth December 14, 1956

14 A Matter of Honour December 21, 1956

15 The Debt December 28, 1956

16 The White Kepi January 4, 1957

17 The Testamonial of a Soldier January 11, 1957

18 A Pony for Joe Crazy Horse January 18, 1957

19 The Conquering Hero January 25, 1957

20 As We Forgive February 1, 1957

21 The Richest Man in the Legion February 8, 1957

22 The Deserter February 15, 1957

23 The Coward February 22, 1957

24 Mixed Blood March 1, 1957

25 The White Witch of Makala March 8, 1957

26 The Volunteer March 15, 1957

ASSIGNMENT: FOREIGN LEGION

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Intel Films production/ CBS Television Film Sales Inc.

Filmed on lcation in Algeria and Morocco and at

Beaconsfield Studios, Buckinghamshire, England

Executive producer Anthony C. Bartley (all episodes)

Produced by E. M. Smedley-Aston (most episodes)

Produced by Herman J. Blaser ("The Glory that was Meister"/ "The

White Kepi" verified)

for

ATV London UK, Saturdays (15Sep56-9Mar57)

ATV Midlands UK, Fridays 9:30pm (21Sep56-15Mar57)

CBS (US) (Tuesdays 10:30PM ET) (01Oct57-24Dec57)

UK Anthology series 1956-57 26 episodes x 30 min bw

(only 12 episodes shown on CBS Network in US)

Hosted by and occasionally starring

Merle Oberon

as Foreign correspondent in North Africa

Premise:

A female correspondent seeks the stories behind the men of the

foreign legion.

Background:

Originally filmed on location in Algeria and Morocco before conflict

between the French Foreign Legion (who co-operated on the series) and

nationalistic freedom fighters forced the crew to return to Beaconsfield Studios in Buckinghamshire.

Assignment: Foreign Legion

season 1956-57 [UK]

season Fall 1957 [US]

ATV London UK, Saturdays (15Sep56-9Mar57)

ATV Midlands UK, Fridays 9:30pm (21Sep56-15Mar57)

CBS USA, Tuesdays 10:30pm ET (1Oct57-24Dec57)

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Assignment: Foreign Legion

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive

with contributions by:

D.W. McGregor (Sunderland, UK)

Dinosaur TV - Save Our Forgotten British Heritage (David Moore)

references:

Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)

Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)

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ASSIGNMENT: FOREIGN LEGION

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Intel Films production/ CBS Television Film Sales Inc.

Filmed on lcation in Algeria and Morocco and at

Beaconsfield Studios, Buckinghamshire, England

Executive producer Anthony C. Bartley (all episodes)

Produced by E. M. Smedley-Aston (most episodes)

Produced by Herman J. Blaser ("The Glory that was Meister"/ "The White Kepi" verified)

for

ATV London UK, Saturdays (15Sep56-9Mar57)

ATV Midlands UK, Fridays 9:30pm (21Sep56-15Mar57)

CBS (US) (Tuesdays 10:30PM ET) (01Oct57-24Dec57)

UK Anthology series 1956-57 26 episodes x 30 min bw

(only 12 episodes shown on CBS Network in US)

Hosted by and occasionally starring

Merle Oberon

as Foreign correspondent in North Africa

Premise:

A female correspondent seeks the stories behind the men of the

foreign legion.

Background:

Originally filmed on location in Algeria and Morocco before conflict between

the French Foreign Legion (who co-operated on the series) and nationalistic

freedom fighters forced the crew to return to Beaconsfield Studios in

Buckinghamshire.

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Assignment: Foreign Legion

season 1956-57 [UK]

season Fall 1957 [US]

ATV London UK, Saturdays (15Sep56-9Mar57)

ATV Midlands UK, Fridays 9:30pm (21Sep56-15Mar57)

CBS USA, Tuesdays 10:30pm ET (1Oct57-24Dec57)

1.1 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: THE STRIPES OF SERGEANT SCHWEIGER

15Sep56 UK ATV London, Sat / 22Oct57 US CBS Tue 10:30pm ET (#4 US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Assoc. Prod. E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by Paul Monash

Directed by Lance Comfort

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Anton Diffring ........... Sgt. Schweiger

Geoffrey Keen ............ Capt. Cheminot

Karel Stepanek ........... Lt. Voljac

Alex Gallier ............. Capt. Haleine

John Fabian .............. Legionnaire Defaulter

Auric Lorand ............. Berber guide

Production Manager, Peter Bolton

Assistant Director, Phil Shipway

Script Supervisor, Beryl Booth

Lighting cameraman, Arthur Graham

Camera Operator, Ray Sturgess

Editor, Peter Saunders

Deputy Editor, Roy Hyde

Art Director, Frank White

Make-up, Jill Carpenter

Music Composed and directed by Herbert Griffith

Sound, Len Page

(no synopsis available)

(23Jan59 UK ITV Tyne-Tees)

1.2 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: THE MAN WHO FOUND FREEDOM

22Sep56 UK ATV London, Sat / 12Nov57 US CBS Tue 10:30pm ET (#7 US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Assoc. Prod. E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by Hal Weber

Directed by Lance Comfort

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Lee Patterson .......... Ridge

Leonard Sachs .......... Gavin

Norah Gorsen ........... Marie Courville

Jacques Gey ............ Papa Courville

Frederick Schiller ..... German legionnaire

Patrick Westwood ....... Italian legionnaire

(no synopsis available)

1.3 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: THE BARONESS

29Sep56 UK ATV London, Saturday / (not shown in US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Assoc. Prod. E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by Max Ehrlich

Directed by Michael McCarthy

Art Director, Frank White

Music, Herbert Griffiths

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Merle Oberon ......... the baroness

Tom Conway ........... Georgews Delacroix

Laurence Payne ....... Etienne

Betty McDowall ....... Corrine

Arthur Gomez ......... commandant

(no synopsis available)

1.4 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: THE STOOL PIGEON

6Oct56 UK ATV London, Sat / 26Nov57 US CBS Tue 10:30pm ET (#9 US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Assoc. Prod. E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by A.R. Rawlinson

Directed by Don Chaffey

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Donald Houston ......... Zub Rowski

Maurice Kaufmann ....... Max Brecker

Robert Arden ........... Bill Ainsworth

Larry Cross ............ Larry

John Heller ............ Ratenbild

Terence O'Regan ........ Murphy

Synopsis:

The stark background of a penal battalion of the Foreign Legion is the

scene for this of a man who tries to turn his back on the past.

(rpt 16Jan58 A-R London )

1.5 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: THE SEARCH

13Oct56 UK ATV London, Sat / (not shown in US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Assoc. Prod. E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by Max Ehrlich

Directed by Michael McCarthy

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Peter Arne ............. Andre

Vera Fusek ............. Anna

Michael Ripper ......... Corporal

John Le Mesurier ....... Leblond

Guido Lorraine ......... Lieutenant Bourdon

John Serret ............ concierge

Synopsis:

A man goes out of prison and begins a search for his wife and son.

He discovers that his wife has married an officer in the Foreign

Legion and that his son thinks that he is dead.

1.6 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: THE GHOST

20Oct56 UK ATV London, Sat / 8Oct57 US CBS Tue 10:30pm ET (#2 US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Assoc. Prod. E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by Max Ehrlich

Directed by Michael McCarthy

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

William Russell ......... Gerry Brooke

Clifford Evans .......... John Warwick

Paula Byrne ............ Jane Warwick

Peter Allenby ........... Clyde Warman

Keith Pyott ............. commandant

(no synopsis available)

1.7 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: THE OUTCAST

27Oct56 UK ATV London, Saturday / 1Oct57 US CBS Tue 10:30pm ET (#1 US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Assoc. Prod. E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by Max Ehrlich

Directed by Lance Comfort

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Michael Gough ........... Andre la Palme

Rosalie Crutchley ....... Lucette

Patrick Allen ........... Corporal Schultz

Eric Pohlmann ........... Thibault

Edouard Ashley .......... Jean

Carl Jaffe .............. Von Hoff

André Mikhelson ......... Colonel Juin

(no synopsis available)

1.8 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: THE GLORY THAT WAS MEISTER

3Nov56 UK ATV London, Sat / (not shown in US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley

Producer Herman J. Blaser/ Assoc. Prod. E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by George Kirgo & David Rayfiel

Directed by Lance Comfort

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Alexander Gauge ......... Meister

Liam Redmond ............ Inspector Simkins

Charles Lloyd Pack ...... Huggins

Philip Lennard .......... Sergeant Malraux

Brian O'Higgins ......... O'Casey

April Olrich ............ Lucette

(no synopsis available)

1.9 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: THE THIN LINE

10Nov56 UK ATV London, Saturday / 3Dec57 US CBS Tue 10:30pm ET (#10 US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Assoc. Prod. E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by W. Stanley Moss & Reed De Rouen

Directed by Don Chaffey

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Patrick Barr

John Loder

Denis Shaw

Felix Felton

Maureen Connell

Gerik Schjelderup

(no synopsis available)

1.10 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: THE SWORD OF TRUTH

17Nov56 UK ATV London, Sat / (not shown in US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Assoc. Prod. E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by Paul Monash

Directed by Lance Comfort

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Alan Cuthbertson ....... Capt. de Suresne

Robert Brown ........... Sgt. Boucher

Carl Duering ........... Willems

Alfred Burke ........... Cpl. Lescaux

Stephen Grey ........... Sgt. Maury

Synopsis:

The "Sword of Truth" is the sword on which the Arabs swear allegiance to

France, but it becomes an object of dread and suspicion to Captain de

Suresne, who has taken command of a desert post. He is suspicious of

everyone around him to the point of paranoia.

(rpt 27Feb58 UK A-R London)

1.11 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: THE DOLLAR A YEAR MAN

24Nov56 UK ATV London, Sat / (not shown in US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Assoc. Prod. E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by A.R. Rawlinson

Directed by Lance Comfort

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Anton Diffring ......... Franz Mayer

Bill Fraser ............ Monsieur Daudet

Lesley Nunnerley ....... Brigitte Daudet

Gaylord Cavallaro ...... Masterson

John Salew ............. finance minister

Pat Clavin ............ Franz's secretary

Synopsis:

A former great banker and financial wizard joins the legion after

a concentration camp in rags, without home or money. Then a letter

arrives - and he deserts.

(3Apr59 UK Tyne-Tees, Fri 7:00 pm)

1.12 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: FINGER YOUR NECK

1Dec56 UK UK ATV London, Saturday / (not shown in US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Assoc. Prod. E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by James Carhartt & Nicholas Winter

Directed by Don Chaffey

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Merle Oberon .......... Anne/Carla

William Sylvester ..... Tony

Norman Rossington ..... Manetti

Conrad Phillips ....... Dullin

(no synopsis available)

1.13 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: THE DEBT

8Dec56 UK UK ATV London, Saturday / 29Oct57 US CBS Tue 10:30pm ET (#5 US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Producer E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by Max Ehrlich / Adapted by A.R. Rawlinson

Directed by Terence Fisher

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Tony Dawson .......... Captain Pierre Cordier

Peter Wyngarde ....... Lieutenent Charles Designe

André Mikhelson ...... fort commandant

Walter Hudd .......... Major Gauthier

Angela Krefeld ....... Denise

Charles Stapley ...... sergeant major

(no synopsis available)

1.14 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: TESTIMONIAL TO A SOLDIER

15Dec56 UK ATV London, Saturday / 17Dec57 US CBS Tue 10:30pm ET (#11 US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Producer E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by Paul Monash

Directed by Lance Comfort

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Martin Benson ....... Kasar

Nigel Stock ......... Geist

Richard Pasco ....... Lieutenant Mauriac

Fred Kitchen, Jr. ... Colonel Pinaud

Alfred Burke ........ Major Lebeque

Peter Macarte ....... Arab stall keeper

(no synopsis available)

1.15 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: THE VOLUNTEER

22Dec56 UK ATV London, Saturday / (not shown in US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Producer E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by Max Ehrlich

Directed by Lance Comfort

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

André Morell ........ Colonel Laurent

Leo McKern .......... Sergeant Campeau

Harold Kasket ....... El Kebir

Roland Brand ........ Morgan

Seymour Green ....... Captain Le Clere

Charles Stapley ..... Sergeant Le Jean

Tom Bowan ........... Sergeant Arnault

(no synopsis available)

1.16 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: A PONY FOR JOE CRAZY HORSE

29Dec56 UK ATV London, Sat / 19Nov57 US CBS Tue 10:30pm ET (#8 US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Assoc. Prod. E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by Carey Wilber

Directed by David MacDonald

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Martin Benson ........... Legionnaire Crazy Horse

Lionel Jeffries ......... Sergeant Le Boule

Edward Cast ............. Cpt Dupont

Norman Rossington ....... Legionnaire Tete de Bras

Edward Evans ............ Garrison commandant

John Schlesinger ........ Cpl Schneider

Production Supervisor, Frank Sherwin Green

Assistant Director, René Dupont

Script Supervisor, Doreen Dearnaley

Lighting Cameraman, Arthur Graham

Editor, Lee Doig

Deputy Editor, Roy Hyde

Art Director, Frank White

Make-up, Roy Ashton

Music Composed and Directed by Albert Elms

Sound, Len Page

(no synopsis available)

1.17 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: THE COWARD

5Jan57 UK ATV London, Sat / (not shown in US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Producer E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by Max Ehrlich

Directed by David MacDonald

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Patrick McGoohan ....... Capt. Valadon

George Coulouris ....... Sultan Ahmed Bey

Roger Delgado .......... Lieutenent Lachaise

Henri Vidon ............ Colonel Pradier

Donald Pleasence ....... commandant

John Welsh ............. minister of colonies

(no synopsis available)

1.18 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: THE CONQUERING HERO

12Jan57 UK ATV London, Sat / (not shown in US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Producer E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by Cary Wilber

Directed by Don Chaffey

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Anthony Newley ........ Lgnre. Horatio Smith

Adrienne Corri ........ Gabrielle

Walter Rilla .......... Marchand

Patrick Troughton ..... Nedeau

Gertan Klauber ........ Schiller

George Pravda ......... Captain Leclerc

Stanley van Beers ..... colonel

(no synopsis available)

1.19 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: THE WHITE KEPI

19Jan57 UK ATV London, Sat / 15Oct57 US CBS Tue 10:30pm ET (#3 US)

Intelfilm/ British National Studios

Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Produced by Herman J. Blaser

Written by Paul Monash

Directed by David MacDonald

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Eddie Byrne ............. Sgt. Weller

Lee Patterson ........... Lgnre Reese

Alec Mango .............. Capt. Gary

Lisa Gastoni ............ Jacqueline

Michael Mellinger ....... Ballard

Stanley Zevic ........... Thibault

Guy Deghy ............... Kunz

Assistant Director, Gerry O'Hara

Director of Photography, James Wilson

Camera Operator, Austin Dempster

Editor, Ted Hunter

Art Director, Duncan Sutherland

Synopsis:

Across the hot and arid desert, constantly on the track of hostile Arab bands

slog the patrol of the French Foreign Legion. Their only break is leave. And

leave means bazaars, mysterious and alluring night clubs, and the opportunity

to act like civilians and tell of the days when no military orders existed.

Their tales are strange. This is such a story.

(14Feb58 UK Granada)

1.20 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: THE WHITE WITCH OF MAKALA

26Jan57 UK ATV London, Sat / (not shown in US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Assoc. Prod. E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by James Carhartt & Nicholas Winter

Directed by Don Chaffey

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Dennis Price .......... Major Louis de la Tour

Betty McDowall ........ Jeanne de la Tour

Bruce Beeby ........... Captain Henri Bardot

Connie Smith .......... Man'Emi

John Harrison ......... M'Dongo

Thomas Baptiste ....... Bolo

(no synopsis available)

1.21 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: THE RICHEST MAN IN THE LEGION

16Feb57 UK ATV London, Sat / (not shown in US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Producer E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by Hal Webber

Directed by Don Chaffey

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Roger Moore ............. Legionnaire Paul Harding

Peter Dyneley ........... Richard Harding

Wensley Pithey .......... Captain Mercier

Michael Mellinger ....... the guide

Lucette Marimer ......... Jackie

Della Voss .............. Marion

(no synopsis available)

1.22 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: THE DESERTER

23Feb57UK ATV London, Sat / (not shown in US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Producer E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by John Kruse

Directed by Terry Fisher

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Patrick Allen .......... Mike O'Shea

André Charise .......... Abdul Rahim

Frederick Schiller ..... Sgt. Schmidt

Robert Arden ........... Canadian

Fred Goddard ........... Aussie

Lee Montague ........... Mahmoud

Synopsis:

A man who joins the Legion to obtain secret information.

(15May58 UK, A-R London, Thur 7:00 pm repeat)

1.23 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: AS WE FORGIVE

2Mar57 UK ATV London, Sat / (not shown in US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Producer E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by Brian Kingcome and Don Chaffey

Directed by Don Chaffey

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Peter Arne ............ Father Prousteau

Christopher Lee ....... Rodin

Andrée Melly .......... Denise

John Dearth ........... Doctor

John Miller ........... Balmain (Gendarme)

Victor Brooks ......... Sergeant (Gendarme)

Synopsis:

A priest, bound by his vowes to respect the secrecy of the confessional, is

accused of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. But what of the guilty

man? He and the priest are to meet again, and play an important part in each

other's lives.

(12Mar58 UK Granada)

1.24 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: MIXED BLOOD

9Mar57 UK ATV London, Sat / (not shown in US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Producer E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by Brian Ringlove

Directed by Michael McCarthy

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Martin Benson ......... Novac

Richard Johnson ....... Lieutenant Guillaume

Ferdy Mayne ........... Ben Rahim

Philip Leaver ......... Haroun

Arthur Gomez .......... commandant

John Bailey ........... Hussein

David Saire ........... Achmed

(no synopsis available)

1.25 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: THE ANAYA

29Sep58 UK / 24Dec57 US CBS Tue 10:30pm ET (#12 US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Assoc. Prod. E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by Irving Ellman

Directed by Lance Comfort

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Eddie Byrne .......... Sergeant Quinn

Christopher Lee ...... El Abba

Anna Gerber .......... Miriam

Peter Swanwick ....... colonel

John Harvey .......... Captain Janvier

Paul Homer ........... El Hakim

Synopsis:

An Arab leader forces a legionnaire to swear on the "anaya", a small

stick sacred to the Arabs, that he will remain faithful to him forever.

1.26 [--] Assignment: Foreign Legion: A MATTER OF HONOR (final episode)

5Oct58 UK / 5Nov57 US CBS Tue 10:30pm ET (#6 US)

Intelfilm/ Exec. Prod. Anthony C. Bartley/ Assoc. Prod. E.M. Smedley Aston

Written by James Carhartt & Nicholas Winter

Directed by Terence Fisher

Hosted by Merle Oberon

Guest Cast:

Stephen Murray ......... Grosjean

Lionel Jeffries ........ commandant

Robert Cawdron ......... Boileau

Ewen Solon ............. Coustaud

John Chandos ........... commissioner

Victor Baring .......... Jo Polo

Oscar Quitak ........... Delly

(no synopsis available)

Assignment: Foreign Legion

the end

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