The Brothers Brannagan

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The Brothers Brannagan
Genre Crime drama
Written by Jerry Layton
Wilbur Stark
Directed by Paul Landres
Starring Stephen Dunne
Mark Roberts
Barney Phillips
Theme music composer Alexander Courage
Composer(s) Leon Klatzkin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 39
Production
Producer(s) Jerry Layton
Wilbur Stark
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Syndication
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original run September 24, 1960 (1960-09-24) – July 15, 1961 (1961-07-15)

The Brothers Brannagan is an American crime drama television series that aired in syndication from September 24, 1960, and July 15, 1961.

Synopsis[edit]

The Brothers Brannagan features fictitious detectives Mike and Bob Brannagan, portrayed, respectively, by Stephen Dunne and Mark Roberts. The pair operated out of the Mountain Shadows Resort Inn in Phoenix, Arizona. According to Alex McNeil's Total Television, the series was a low-budget offering.[1]

Notable guest stars[edit]

Barney Phillips appeared in seven episodes as police Lieutenant Avery. Paul Bryar guest starred three times as Lieutenant Ecklund, including the premiere episode, "Tune in for Murder", which also featured Vic Morrow as the character "Locke". Marion Ross appeared in two episodes as Diane Warren. Joan Evans guest starred in two episodes as Peggy Dodd.[2]

Other guest stars included Richard Rust and Christopher Dark in "An Hour to Kill", John Dehner in "Three", Whit Bissell in "Delayed Payment", Elinor Donahue (with Marion Ross) in "Duet", child actor Bobby Driscoll in "The Twisted Root", Sterling Holloway and Steve Brodie in "Love Me, Love My Dog", Jackie Coogan in "The Damaged Dolls", Bing Russell in "Tough Guy", child actor Flip Mark in "A Friend to Man", Ruta Lee in "Shot in the Dark", Paul Richards in "Thunderbird", K.T. Stevens in "Wheel of Fortune", Ron Hagerthy in "Advantage: Death", Don Haggerty in "The Green Gamblers", Robert Harland and Gloria Talbott in "Terror in the Afternoon", Anne Helm in "Equinox", James Coburn in "Death Is Not Deductible", Madge Blake in "A View of Murder", Burt Reynolds in "Bordertown", Joanna Cook Moore in "A Matter of a Million", Kent Taylor as Ray Norton in "Her Brother's Keeper", Joan Tompkins as Martha in "The Twisted Root", and Ford Rainey in "The Hunter and the Hunted", the series finale.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alex McNeil, Total Television, New York: Penguin Books, 1997, p. 123
  2. ^ "The Brothers Brannagan". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved April 7, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Episode List of The Brothers Brannagan". IMDB. Retrieved April 7, 2009. 

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