Major Dell Conway of the Flying Tigers

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Major Dell Conway of the Flying Tigers
Starring Eric Fleming
Ed Peck
Fran Lee
Luis Van Rooten
David Anderson
Joe Graham
Harry Kingston
Ben Hoffman
Country of origin  United States
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Release
Original network DuMont
Original release April 7, 1951 – March 2, 1952

Major Dell Conway of the Flying Tigers was an early American television program broadcast on the now defunct DuMont Television Network.

Broadcast history[edit]

The series ran from April of 1951 to March of 1952. It was an action-adventure series originally starring B-movie actor Eric Fleming. Fleming was replaced in July 1951 by Ed Peck.[1] Other actors included Fran Lee (as Ma Wong), Luis Van Rooten, David Anderson, Joe Graham, Harry Kingston, and Ben Hoffman. According to Brooks and Marsh (2007), the roles these actors portrayed has been lost to time.[2]

Major Dell Conway was loosely based on a true story about a pilot who flew with the Flying Tigers in World War II China. The series has been called "an extremely low-budget production".[2] The program was produced by Gen Genovese, who had served as a pilot during the war. The program aired on Saturday at 6:30 pm EST on most DuMont affiliates. In May 1951, the series went on hiatus, returning to the air on Sunday afternoons from July 1951 to March 1952. The final episode aired on March 2, 1952.[2]

Episode status[edit]

Like most DuMont programs, no episodes of this program are known to exist today.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ McNeil, Alex (1980). Total Television (4th ed.). New York: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-024916-8.
  2. ^ a b c Brooks, Tim & Marsh, Earle (2007). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows (9th ed.). New York: Ballantine. ISBN 978-0-345-49773-4.

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