Men of Annapolis

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Men of Annapolis
Written byDavid Chandler
Richard Donner
Leonard Freeman
Leonard Heideman
Jack Laird
Gene Levin
Robb White
Directed byWilliam Castle
Richard Donner
Paul Guilfoyle
Sutton Roley
Herbert L. Stock
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes41
Running time30 minutes
Production companyZiv Television Programs
DistributorZiv Television Programs
Original networkSyndication
Picture formatBlack and white (1957-1958)
Original release1957 (1957) –
1958 (1958)

Men of Annapolis is a 41-episode half-hour syndicated drama television series in anthology format which aired from 1957–1958 and was hosted by the voice of Art Gilmore. Darryl Hickman appeared four times on the program as Dusty Rhodes, a fictitious midshipman at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.[1]


Guy Williams appeared twice as Steve Clay. Jack Mullaney appeared twice as Styron. Harry Harvey, Jr. appeared twice as Wally Mason. Judson Pratt appeared twice in separate roles in the episodes "Miss Fire" and "All-American". Jud Taylor appeared twice as Red Magruder. Mason Alan Dinehart appeared twice as Joe Marrison in episodes entitled "Seawall" and "Boxing Lesson".[1]

Richard Eastham starred in the series premiere "Counter Flood". In the episode "Blue & Gray", Dwayne Hickman appeared with his brother, Darryl Hickman, as well as Jack Mullaney and Jud Taylor. Robert Blake appeared in the episode "The White Hat".[1]

Paul Burke appeared as Wesley Edmont in the episode "Seawall". L.Q. Jones appeared in "Mister Fireball". Adam Kennedy appeared in the episode "Mister Number Five". Leo Carrillo appeared once, with Harry Harvey, Jr., in "Rescue at Sea".[1]

Former child actor Bobby Driscoll had the title role in "The Irwin Brown Story", and John Smith, later on Cimarron City and Laramie, played Williams in this episode.[1]

Doug McClure, Dennis Cross, and Mike Ragan appeared in the episode "Jinx" as Byrd, the Commander, and the Gunners Mate, respectively.[2]

Other notable guest stars included Fred Astaire, Dean Stockwell, Doug McClure, Lyle Talbot, Peter Marshall (entertainer), and Mark Damon.

John Ashley made his acting debut in the series.[3]

Men of Annapolis, a Ziv production (part of MGM), was filmed at the Naval Academy. Leonard Freeman, later with CBS's Hawaii Five-O crime drama, was one of the writers of the series.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Men of Annapolis". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved March 30, 2009.
  2. ^ ""Jinx" (1957)". Internet Movie Data Base. Retrieved April 20, 2014.
  3. ^ Vagg, Stephen (December 2019). "A Hell of a Life: The Nine Lives of John Ashley". Diabolique Magazine.[permanent dead link]

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