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Route 66

Series Summary
After discovering that his late father has gone through most of the family fortune, Tod Stiles hits the title trans-America highway in his Corvette in search of adventure with friend Buz Murdock, a survivor of New York's mean streets. The two work odd jobs as they meet and interact with colorful characters and find themselves plunged into one situation after another, some of them romantic, some of them very dangerous. Later, Linc Case, a Vietnam war hero trying to find himself, takes over as Tod's travel companion.

Air Dates: 1960 - 1964

Genres: Drama, Adventure

Network: CBS

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  • Season 1, Ep. 1 : Black November Oct 6, 1960

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    Tod and Buz encounter hostility and uncover a long-buried secret when their car breaks down near a lumber-camp town; guest Keir Dullea.

  • Season 1, Ep. 2 : A Lance of Straw Oct 14, 1960

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    A pretty Louisiana shrimper hauls a great catch, but faces a hurricane and a jealous suitor.

  • Season 1, Ep. 3 : The Swan Bed Oct 21, 1960

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    Parrot smugglers cause an outbreak of parrot fever in New Orleans.

  • Season 1, Ep. 4 : The Man on the Monkey Board Oct 28, 1960

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    An off-shore oil worker's (Lew Ayres) search for justice puts co-workers Tod and Buz in danger; guests Michael Conrad, Bruce Dern.

  • Season 1, Ep. 5 : The Strengthening Angels Nov 4, 1960

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    A woman fights a murder charge after killing a sheriff's drunken brother in self-defense.

  • Season 1, Ep. 6 : Ten Drops of Water Nov 11, 1960

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    A proud ranch-owner refuses to ask for help while a drought kills his cattle.

  • Season 1, Ep. 7 : Three Sides Nov 18, 1960

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    Tod and Buz take jobs with a rich Oregon hop grower (E.G. Marshall) struggling to control his spoiled children; guest Joey Heatherton.

  • Season 1, Ep. 8 : Legacy for Lucia Nov 25, 1960

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    A Sicilian woman claims an American soldier willed her his Oregon timberland.

  • Season 1, Ep. 9 : Layout at Glen Canyon Dec 2, 1960

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    A group of fashion models disrupts work at a dam-construction site.

  • Season 1, Ep. 10 : The Beryllium Eater Dec 9, 1960

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    A mining tycoon pressures an old prospector to sell his claim.

  • Season 1, Ep. 11 : A Fury Slinging Flame Dec 30, 1960

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    Believing a nuclear attack is imminent, a scientist (Leslie Nielsen) takes his son and a band of followers deep into Carlsbad Caverns.

  • Season 1, Ep. 12 : Sheba Jan 6, 1961

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    A ruthless cattleman will stop at nothing to make a woman submit to his will.

  • Season 1, Ep. 13 : The Quick and the Dead Jan 13, 1961

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    A stock-car racer's wife wants him to quit racing, but his daughter disagrees.

  • Season 1, Ep. 14 : Play It Glissando Jan 20, 1961

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    Tod and Buz befriend a woman (Anne Francis) who claims her husband (Jack Lord), an ambitious trumpet player, is trying to murder her.

  • Season 1, Ep. 15 : The Clover Throne Jan 27, 1961

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    Buz and Tod go to work for a paraplegic date-grower (Jack Warden) plagued by a greedy ward and the threat of a road across his land.

  • Season 1, Ep. 16 : Fly Away Home Feb 10, 1961

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    A crop duster's widow cannot accept his death; a pilot thinks he is a jinx.

  • Season 1, Ep. 17 : Fly Away Home Feb 17, 1961

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    A crop-dusting operation is in danger of going out of business.

  • Season 1, Ep. 18 : Sleep on Four Pillows Feb 24, 1961

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    A female politician's troubled daughter claims the mob is following her.

  • Season 1, Ep. 19 : An Absence of Tears Mar 3, 1961

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    A blind dance instructor vows to kill the mobsters who killed her husband.

  • Season 1, Ep. 20 : Like a Motherless Child Mar 17, 1961

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    Tod returns a young fugitive to an orphanage; Buz falls for a gambling shill.

  • Season 1, Ep. 21 : Effigy in Snow Mar 24, 1961

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    A disturbed killer finds his victims at a ski resort, and leaves a body in the snow.

  • Season 1, Ep. 22 : Eleven, the Hard Way Apr 7, 1961

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    The people of a fading Nevada mining town pool their savings and send a gambler (Walter Matthau) to Reno to win enough to save the town.

  • Season 1, Ep. 23 : Most Vanquished, Most Victorious Apr 14, 1961

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    Buz and Tod take on a violent youth gang while searching for the missing daughter of Tod's impoverished, dying aunt (Beatrice Straight).

  • Season 1, Ep. 24 : Don't Count Stars Apr 28, 1961

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    An alcoholic man (Dan Duryea) faces the loss of his beloved 9-year-old niece when he is thought to be spending her entire inheritance.

  • Season 1, Ep. 25 : The Newborn May 5, 1961

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    Tod and Buz help a pregnant Indian girl whose father-in-law, a brutal rancher, wants her child born on his land; guest Robert Duvall.

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