Major Dell Conway of the Flying Tigers
|Major Dell Conway of the Flying Tigers|
Luis Van Rooten
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original release||April 7, 1951 – March 2, 1952|
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. 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.
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". 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.
Like most DuMont programs, no episodes of this program are known to exist today.
- List of programs broadcast by the DuMont Television Network
- List of surviving DuMont Television Network broadcasts
- David Weinstein, The Forgotten Network: DuMont and the Birth of American Television (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2004) ISBN 1-59213-245-6
- Alex McNeil, Total Television, Fourth edition (New York: Penguin Books, 1980) ISBN 0-14-024916-8
- Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows, Third edition (New York: Ballantine Books, 1964) ISBN 0-345-31864-1