Only fiction series written & shot all over North America. Two young adventurers in a Corvette explore early 60′s social problems and changing mores, looking for the right place to settle down while seeking themselves. Route 66 was one of the most unique American television dramas of the 1960s.
Season 1 Ep.03: The Swan Bed
Tod and Buz arrive in New Orleans during a parrot-fever epidemic. They meet a girl named Carrie Purcell and ask her out for a date. Carrie doesn’t have money to afford nice clothes.
Only fiction series written & shot all over North America. Two young adventurers in a Corvette explore early 60′s social problems and changing mores, looking for the right place to settle down while seeking themselves. Debuting 3 years after “On the Road” transformed modern literature, while such newly available fast cars dominated the new teenage culture, Tod, an Ivy Leaguer, and Buz, an orphan from Hell’s Kitchen, cruise the U.S.A. coping with shifting relationships and lifestyles. The FCC’s Newton Minow characterized U.S. TV as a “vast wasteland,” in 1961, but “Route 66″ found important, compelling stories all over. Sterling Silliphant who won an Oscar for writing “In the Heat of the Night,” traveled around the U.S. and Canada scouting locales, while writing ¾ of the very dark, literate show’s episodes – a feat only Rod Serling matched with The Twilight Zone. Soon, a crew of 50 arrived at the location…
Cast and Crew:
* Martin Milner
* George Maharis
* Glenn Corbett
Creators: Herbert B. Leonard, Stirling Silliphant
Production Company: Lancer-Edling Productions, Screen Gems Television
Audio/Visual: mono, black & white
Date Release: 1960
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