Route 66

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One of the most brilliant dramas to emerge from the 60s, Route 66 was famous for its catchy Nelson Riddle theme song, intriguing characters, top-drawer writing and stellar guest star appearances.
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Black November
    October 6, 1960
    51min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Car trouble strands Tod and Buz in an isolated Mississippi lumber town named for and dominated by its unscrupulous ruler and haunted by a secret.
  2. 2. A Lance of Straw
    October 13, 1960
    51min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz crew a Grand Isle, Louisiana shrimp trawler while its captain deals with a hurricane and a jealous boyfriend.
  3. 3. The Swan Bed
    October 20, 1960
    51min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A young woman inadvertently interferes with a bird smuggling ring at the center of a psittacosis outbreak in New Orleans.
  4. 4. The Man on the Monkey Board
    October 27, 1960
    51min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod assists an undercover Nazi hunter while working with Buz on an oil platform off the coast of Venice, Louisiana.
  5. 4. Birdcage on My Foot
    October 12, 1961
    50min
    NR
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz, in Boston for a day of leisure, interrupt an odd acting man who is attempting to steal their Corvette.
  6. 5. The Strengthening Angels
    November 3, 1960
    52min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Buz attempts to prove the innocence of a single mother who killed the younger brother of a small-town sheriff in self-defense.
  7. 5. Voice at the End of the Line
    October 18, 1962
    50min
    NR
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz are working in Chicago as, respectively, a motel lifeguard and a warehouse employee. Buz inadvertently helps colleagues who are playing a nasty practical joke on their supervisor; the latter, profoundly embarrassed by the intrusion into his private life, quits.
  8. 6. Ten Drops of Water
    November 10, 1960
    51min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Three orphaned ranchers stubbornly fight a losing battle against chronic drought conditions near Kanab, Utah.
  9. 7. Three Sides
    November 17, 1960
    51min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz help a Grants Pass, Oregon hops farmer reluctant to instill discipline in his spoiled son and daughter.
  10. 7. The Mud Nest
    November 9, 1961
    50min
    NR
    Audio languages
    English
    On intuition Buz steers the 66ers off route to a Maryland hamlet where everyone thinks they recognize Buz - as returning prodigal of a hated local clan.
  11. 8. Legacy for Lucia
    November 24, 1960
    51min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    To finance a new Virgin Mary statue for her church, a Sicilian woman tries to sell Oregon land "bequeathed" to her by an American soldier during World War II.
  12. 9. Layout at Glen Canyon
    November 1, 1960
    51min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz act as bodyguards to fashion models at the Glen Canyon Dam construction site.
  13. 9. Mon Petit Chou
    November 23, 1961
    50min
    NR
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz are in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania working as crewmen on a tugboat. Tod "rescues" a pretty girl who oddly was water skiing in the shipping lanes. She is a singer from France, managed by a Svengali who closely watches her and is haunted by the memory of a previous "discovery" who deserted him.
  14. 10. The Beryllium Eater
    December 8, 1960
    51min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz help an old prospector stake his claim after he finds beryllium ore.
  15. 11. The Thin White Line
    December 7, 1961
    50min
    NR
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz,in Philadelphia working as "high floor" construction workers,are at a party and Tod mistakenly drinks a beer meant for a troublemaker.The beer was laced with "an experimental chemotherapy compound" by the party givers who are college students.
  16. 11. A Fury Slinging Flame
    December 29, 1960
    46min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz meet a scientist who intends to hide in Carlsbad Caverns with friends until an expected nuclear holocaust is over.
  17. 12. Sheba
    January 5, 1961
    51min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz work for a cotton company and battle cowboy Woody Biggs, who is not done with the woman he sent to prison.
  18. 13. The Quick and the Dead
    January 12, 1961
    51min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod becomes a race car driver as he and Buz get involved in a family controversy over whether an aging driver should retire.
  19. 14. Play It Glissando
    January 19, 1961
    51min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz try to protect a woman from her jazz musician husband.
  20. 15. The Clover Throne
    January 26, 1961
    51min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz work for a date farmer who fights the highway department while he "waits out" his sexy ward, hoping she will marry him.
  21. 16. Fly Away Home, Part 1
    February 9, 1961
    50min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod becomes a crop duster for a struggling company.
  22. 16. 1801 Days to Justice
    January 25, 1962
    50min
    NR
    Audio languages
    English
    Job seeks justice in his hometown after 5 years in a Texas prison.
  23. 17. Fly Away Home, Part 2
    February 16, 1961
    52min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz get involved in a quandary over an extra-dangerous crop dusting contract.
  24. 18. Sleep on Four Pillows
    February 23, 1961
    51min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz meet a teenage girl who claims to be on the run from gangsters - but her family thinks she has been kidnapped.
  25. 19. An Absence of Tears
    March 2, 1961
    51min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz try to protect a blind widow from her husband's murderers.
  26. 20. Like a Motherless Child
    March 16, 1961
    52min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Buz and Tod split up over whether to return a runaway boy to an orphanage.
  27. 21. Effigy in Snow
    March 23, 1961
    52min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz try to stop a murderer who has left his latest victim in the snow at Squaw Valley.
  28. 22. Eleven, the Hard Way
    April 6, 1961
    52min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz meet a gambler, whom the people of Broken Knee have asked to save their town.
  29. 23. Most Vanquished, Most Victorious
    April 13, 1961
    52min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    At the request of his aunt, Tod traces the life of his saintly cousin through the Los Angeles slums.
  30. 24. Don't Count Stars
    April 27, 1961
    52min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz get involved in a custody case over a 9-year-old heiress and her drunken, gambling "uncle."
  31. 25. The Newborn
    May 4, 1961
    51min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz protect a Native American girl and her newborn from their employer, who rules the land like a feudal baron. (Robert Duvall as a nasty ranchhand)
  32. 26. A Skill for Hunting
    May 11, 1961
    52min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz are framed as poachers after Tod interferes with a real poacher's hunting.
  33. 26. Peace, Pity, Pardon
    April 11, 1963
    50min
    NR
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Linc in Tampa, Florida find that their rooming house neighbor is not simply a part of professional jai lai. He is also an anti-Castro freedom fighter and a wanted man in Cuba.
  34. 27. Trap at Cordova
    May 25, 1961
    52min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz are coerced into teaching school children in rural New Mexico.
  35. 27. Two on the House
    April 19, 1962
    50min
    NR
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz are in Cleveland, Ohio where they are employed as crewman on the Cuyahoga River tour boat. They are drawn into the drama surrounding a motherless, lonely son of a workaholic land developer.
  36. 28. The Opponent
    June 1, 1961
    52min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Buz visits and inspires his boyhood hero, a former boxing great who is now on the skids.
  37. 29. Welcome to Amity
    June 8, 1961
    52min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz meet a woman, who wants to bury her mother in a nearby cemetery. The people of Amity want to stop her.
  38. 30. Incident on a Bridge
    June 15, 1961
    52min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Buz board in a home with an abused, mute girl and her two jealous - and violent - suitors.
  39. 31. Hell is Empty, All the Devils are Here
    May 24, 1962
    50min
    NR
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod is in Thousand Oaks, California "wrangling camels" at the Jungleland zoo. The zoo's owner has nightmares about the tiger which killed his first wife, a famous animal trainer. His second wife and Tod are puzzled as to what else he has in his thoughts. Buz is not seen - Tod mentions he has "a buddy in the Pacoima Hospital".
  40. 31. Soda Pop and Paper Flags
    May 30, 1963
    50min
    NR
    Audio languages
    English
    Tod and Linc are en route from St. Louis to Memphis, Tennessee. They stop in Mapleton, Mo., for gas. Tod defends a transient hobo from troublemakers. Deciding to stay, Tod & Linc go to work for a rubber processing plant.

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Directors
David Lowell RichArthur HillerJames SheldonAlvin GanzerPhilip LeacockElliot SilversteinAllen H. MinerTom GriesGeorge ShermanRobert Gist
Season year
1962
Network
Shout! Factory
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