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Follow the Sun (TV series)

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5.4/10 TV

Created by  Roy Huggins
Directed by  Ted Post
First episode date  17 September 1961
Number of seasons  1
7.9/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama / Adventure
Written by  Roy Huggins
Theme music composer  Sonny Burke
Final episode date  8 April 1962
Number of episodes  30
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Starring  Brett HalseyBarry CoeGary LockwoodGigi PerreauJay Lanin
Network  American Broadcasting Company
Cast  Gary Lockwood, Jayne Mansfield, Barry Coe, Brett Halsey, Gigi Perreau
Similar  Hawaiian Eye, Bus Stop, Adventures in Paradise, Route 66, Dante

Follow the sun classic tv show

Follow the Sun is an American adventure and drama series which ran for thirty episodes on the ABC television network from September 17, 1961, through April 8, 1962.



Follow the Sun stars Brett Halsey and Barry Coe in the roles of Honolulu-based free-lance magazine writers Paul Templin and Ben Gregory, respectively. Gary Lockwood plays their 20-year-old researcher Eric Jason, who was, according to the story line, born on December 7, 1941 (Pearl Harbor Day). In reality, Lockwood was born on February 21, 1937, and was hence nearly five years older than the character he played. Gigi Perreau played Katherine Ann "Kathy" Richards, the pretty secretary, and Jay Lanin was Lieutenant Frank Roper, the writers' friend on the police force.

Lockwood's success on Follow the Sun propelled him thereafter to the role of William T. "Bill" Rice in The Lieutenant, a program about the peacetime United States Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, which aired on NBC during the 1963-1964 season.

Follow the Sun is somewhat similar in theme and tone to Rod Taylor's Hong Kong (1960-1961) and Robert Conrad's Hawaiian Eye (1959-1963). Taylor's role as Glenn Evans, a foreign correspondent, could have fit in with the writers on Follow the Sun who also got involved in detective work—just like the Hawaiian Eye cast.

Follow the Sun faced stiff competition at 7:30 Eastern time on Sunday evenings from CBS's Dennis the Menace with Jay North and the first half of The Ed Sullivan Show, as well as NBC's Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color. Though the program ran for only one shortened season, there were comic books which featured Halsey, Coe, and Lockwood.

Guest stars

Popular female stars made appearances on Follow the Sun: Rhonda Fleming, Julie London, Joanna Moore, Tuesday Weld, Joanna Barnes, Stella Stevens, Yvonne DeCarlo, Anne Helm, Yvonne Craig, Dyan Cannon, Pippa Scott, Vivi Janiss, and Diane Baker.

Male guest stars included Keith Andes, William Bendix, Alan Hale, Jr., Brian Keith, Dennis O'Keefe, Robert Vaughn (who later appeared with Gary Lockwood in The Lieutenant), William Windom, and Keenan Wynn, .

Brian Keith and Jayne Mansfield starred in the episode "The Dumbest Blonde" that reworked the Born Yesterday plot, with Barry Coe as reporter Ben Gregory serving as a stand-in for the William Holden character. Mansfield played the beautiful "Scottie" with low self-esteem and is uncomfortable in high society. Scottie's wealthy boyfriend, played by Keith, mostly ignores her needs. In the story line, Ben Gregory introduces Scottie to books and some of his friends so that she gradually moves forward on her own.

Academy Award-winning actor James Dunn appeared in an episode entitled "Run, Clown, Run." In the episode he sang On the Good Ship Lollipop, a song made famous by Shirley Temple in Bright Eyes, which co-starred Dunn.

In one episode, "A Choice Of Weapons" featured David Janssen as a retired 30-something prize fighter who enters the University of Hawaii as a freshman. Another episode, "The Woman Who Never Was", had Bethel Leslie as a beautiful, devious woman. Inger Stevens portrayed a refugee from the former East Germany in "The Girl from the Brandenberg Gate" episode.


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