Captain David Grief

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Captain David Grief
Also known as ''The Jack London Stories''
Genre Action/Adventure
Starring Maxwell Reed
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 39
Producer(s) Sidney T. Bruckner
Duke Goldstone
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 25 mins.
Distributor Guild Films
Original network Syndication
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release October 3, 1957 (1957-10-03) – 1960

Captain David Grief (also known as The Jack London Stories) is an American action/adventure series that aired in syndication from October 1957, to 1960. The program was based on a series of Jack London short-stories centered on the South Seas tradesman and adventurer David Grief, collected in THE SON OF THE SUN (1912).


The cast included the Irish-born actor Maxwell Reed as Captain Grief, Tudor Owen as Elihu Snow, Mickey Simpson as Boley, Mel Prestidge as Jackie-Jackie, and Maureen Hingert as Anura.[1]

The series was distributed by Guild Films and shot on location in Mexico.[2] Captain David Grief ran for two seasons with a total of 39 episodes.[3]

Guest stars[edit]

Among the series guest stars were boxers Rocky Marciano and Buddy Baer.[4] Other guest stars include:

DVD release[edit]

Four episodes of the series (episodes 9, 19, 24 and 25) were released on DVD by Alpha Video in 2007.[5]


  1. ^ "Reed Gets Feature Roles in 'Grief' Pix". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 7 July 14, 1956. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  2. ^ Erickson, Hal (2001). Syndicated Television: The First Forty Years, 1947-1987. McFarland. p. 22. ISBN 0-786-41198-8. 
  3. ^ Halliwell, Leslie (1979). Halliwell's Teleguide. Granada. p. 46. 
  4. ^ "Rocky a Heavy In 'Grief' Role". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 12 May 20, 1957. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  5. ^ "Captain David Grief (1957-59)". Retrieved March 1, 2013. 

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