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Route 66: The Man on the Monkey Board

Now working on an offshore drilling rig in the Louisiana gulf, Tod and Buz become curious about one of their coworkers - an elderly man named Bartlett obviously unsuited for such work. In actuality, Bartlett is really a Holocaust survivor who believes that one of the other workers may be a long-sought Nazi war criminal.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 3
Airdate: Friday October 28th, 1960

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Guest Stars
Alfred Ryder
As Palmer
Barnard Hughes
As Doctor
Edward Asner
As Second Man
Frank Overton
As Hanson
Fred J. Scollay
As Thompson
Michael Conrad
As Jenkins
Roger C. Carmel
As Man in Shower
Bruce Dern
As Albert
Lew Ayres
As Bartlett
Main Cast
Martin Milner
As Tod Stiles
George Maharis
As Buz Murdock


Tod and Buz have gotten new jobs working as roustabouts for an off-shore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. One of their fellow new recruits whom they are assigned quarters with is Bartlett, an elderly and scholarly-looking man. Bartlett immediately draws interest from the other men not only for his inordinate interest in his fellow workers, but because of his inexperience and obvious unsuitability for such work. In reality, Bartlett is not what he appears to be, and is secretly working for an organized agency on a dangerous mission that has meant death for others. ..

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Episode Notes
Filmed offshore of Venice, Louisiana (July 29-August 8, 1960).

Episode Quotes
Nazi hunter Bartlett on the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust.

Bartlett: Tod, I hope your life is long and that you never know the blistering forces which sear and destroy, turn men into enemies and sweep past the last frontiers of compassion . . . once you’ve seen that dark, unceasing tide of the faces of the victims, the last spark of dignity so obliterated that not one face is lifted to heaven, not one voice is raised in protest even as they died . . .

Warning: Route 66 season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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