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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Sarge' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Sarge':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)





February 22, 1971: The Badge Or The Cross
W: Don M. Mankiewicz   D: Richard Colla

With George Kennedy (Sarge), Larry Gates (Arnie Bigelow), Nico Minardos (Nico), Stewart Moss (Father Terence), Ricardo Montalban (Sgt. Matteo), Diane Baker (Carol), Henry Wilcoxon (Bishop Andrade), Sallie Shockley (Kenji Takichi).
Pilot movie for the series. After a bomb in a car kills his wife, Sarge re-evaluates his life and decides to return to the priesthood he once prepared to enter.

September 14, 1971: The Priest Killer
W: Joel Oliansky   D: Richard Colla

With Anthony Zerbe (The Priest Killer), Don Mitchell (Mark Sanger), Don Galloway (Sergeant Ed Brown), Max Gail (Patrolman), Ann Doran (Harriet Miles), Robert Shayne (Father Adam Wendell), Fred Slyter (Author), Peter Brocco (Father Miles), Kermit Murdock (Publisher), Ned Romero (Monsignor), David Huddleston (Harrison Davis), Raymond Burr (Robert Ironside).
A young priest who was a friend of Sarge is murdered, and Sarge insists on aiding Chief Ironside with his investigation.





September 21, 1971: A Terminal Case Of Vengeance
Season 1, episode 1
W: Joel Oliansky   D: John Badham

With Roy Poole (Michaels), Mike Farrell (Steve), James Wainwright (Wally), Jack Albertson (Henry), Barra Grant (Christina).
Academy Award-winner George Kennedy stars as a former police sergeant who has become a priest. In the premiere episode, a parishoner who learns he has only a short while to live decides to kill a well-known hoodlum to avenge a humiliating incident of years before.

September 28, 1971: Ring Out, Ring In
Season 1, episode 2
W: Edward DeBlasio   D: Daniel Haller

With Joe De Santis (Vito), Corinne Camacho (Marie), Martin Sheen (Dan Cooper), Irene Tsu (Akiko), Roy Jenson (Wickowski).
Asked to perform a marriage ceremony, Sarge recognizes the prospective bridegroom as a suspect in an old unsolved murder.

October 5, 1971: Psst! Wanna Buy A Dirty Picture?
Season 1, episode 3
W: Howard Dimsdale   D: Richard Donner

With Tom Bosley (Stanley Miller), Vincent Gardenia (Arnold Bates), Janis Paige (Marian Hart), Denny Miller (Rockhead), Warren Stevens (Peter North), Henry Wilcoxon (Bishop Andrade), Melendy Britt (Candy Mills), Carol Wayne (Receptionist), Anthony James (Alan Duncan).
Sarge sets out to uncover the source and reason behind a large cash donation and finds himself in the middle of a double murder.

October 12, 1971: Identity Crisis
Season 1, episode 4

With Sheila Larken (Jane Doe), Pippa Scott (Dr. Windsor), Jeff Pomerantz (Steve Farrell), Bill Fletcher (Gerald MacLean), Carole Cook (Cass).
A troubled "Jane Doe", hospitalized for mental observation, blurts out a strange story that sends Sarge on the trail of a murderer.

October 26, 1971: A Push Over the Edge
Season 1, episode 5
W: David Levinson   D: John Badham

With Ted Gehring (Vernon Harris), Gerald Hiken (Marion Page), Marion Ross (Joyce Edmonds), Vic Morrow (Ross Edmonds), Lieux Dressler (Wanda Harris), Bart Burns (Sprill), Felton Perry (Policeman).
Lt. Ross Edmonds, driven to the brink of mental collapse by taunting phone calls from a deranged killer, decides to pursue the madman on his own when he's removed from the case.

November 2, 1971: John Michael O'Flaherty Presents The Eleven O'Clock War
Season 1, episode 6
W: Robert L. Collins   D: Seymour Robbie

With Jack Cassidy (John Michael O'Flaherty), Dana Elcar (Father Dinsmore), Julie Gregg (Jeanette), Lazaro Perez (Jaime Rodriguez), Kermit Murdock (Pierce).
An overly ambitious TV newsman gets Sarge into trouble with a sensational documentary.

November 9, 1971: Silent Target
Season 1, episode 7
W: Joel Oliansky   D: Daniel Haller

With Allison McKay (Margo Drake), Joseph V. Perry (Sal Roselli), Leslie Nielsen (Joe Drake), Jonathan Lippe (Henry), Felice Orlandi (Segarra), Colby Chester (Banners), Ken Lynch (Gray), Johnny Silver (Freddy), Kip Niven (Fifield), Carol Lawson (Anita Roselli).
Sarge tries to help an old friend, a reluctant paid informer in trouble with waterfront hoods.

November 16, 1971: Quicksilver
Season 1, episode 8
W: Robert Van Scoyk, Joel Hammil   D: Seymour Robbie

With Gerald S. O'Loughlin (Sigmund Hess), Michael Baseleon (Andy Miklis), Carol Lawrence (Carol Sato), Richard Bull (Commander Kellin), James Daris (Falco), Robert Doyle (Taggart).
Sarge becomes a target for death when the widow of a wealthy Japanese businessman enlists his help to prove her husband was murdered.

November 23, 1971: A Bad Case Of Monagamy
Season 1, episode 9

With David Sheiner (Lloyd), Arlene Golonka (Marygrace), Monte Markham (Tom Flynn).
Insisting that, as a Catholic, a divorce granted his wife while he was in prison is not valid, ex-convict Tom Flynn returns to renew life with his former wife, who has since remarried.

November 30, 1971: The Combatants
Season 1, episode 10
W: Walter Black   D: Walter Doniger

With Jeff Morrow (Colonel Mitchell), Morgan Woodward (Sergeant Matlock), Randolph Mantooth (Corporal Finch), Joe Hoover (Captain Ludlow), Kip Niven (Randolph), Buck Young (Pete), Gordon Pinsent (Chaplain Stone), Don Johnson (Deloy Coopersmith), Tom Selleck (Captain Dennings), Lindsay Wagner (Laurie Meyers).
Acting as temporary chaplain of a military base, Sarge takes a hand in what he considers undue harassment of a recruit.

December 7, 1971: A Company Of Victims
Season 1, episode 11
W: Robert L. Collins   D: Jeannot Szwarc

With Ross Elliott (Commissioner O'Neil), Peter Brocco (Kress), Than Wyenn (Swarthy Man), Regis Cordic (Bishop), Hank Brandt (Sgt. Marx), Antony Carbone (Victor Bonfiglio).
A series of attempts on the life of Sarge sets the priest on the trail of the would-be assassin.

December 28, 1971: A Party To The Crime
Season 1, episode 12

With Robert F. Lyons (Leo Hartbeck), Lou Frizzell (Gus), Jess Walton (Evelyn).
Sarge, confronted by a man just released from prison, investigates the ex-convict's claim of innocence.

January 4, 1972: An Accident Waiting To Happen
Season 1, episode 13

With Robert Sampson (Father Burke), Susan Oliver (Fran Bavarian), Billy Green Bush (Cy Bronson).
Questioning the circumstances under which a man was killed when struck by a car driven by Father Burke, Sarge sets out to prove his fellow priest innocent of manslaughter.

January 11, 1972: Napoleon Never Wanted To Be A Cop
Season 1, episode 14
W: Hal Sitowitz   D: Georg Fenady

With Michael Burns (Michael Greer), Pamela McMyler (Kay), Skip Homeier (Professor Sitton), Peggy Stewart (Mrs. Whitman), William Bryant (Paul Trinn), Steven Marlo (Tom Woodward), Cliff Carnell (Officer Whitman).
Bitter over his failure to meet the police department's physical requirements, the son of a former policeman assaults an officer and, when the officer is later found dead, is accused of murder. (Last show of the series.)


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