FOLLOW THE SUN starring Gary Lockwood

FOLLOW THE SUN starring Gary Lockwood

 

Follow the Sun starred Brett Halsey and Barry Coe in the roles of Honolulu-based free-lance magazine writers Paul Templin and Ben Gregory, respectively. Gary Lockwood played their 20-year-old researcher Eric Jason, who was, according to the story line, born on December 7, 1941 (Pearl Harbor Day). In reality, Lockwood was born on February 21, 1937, and was hence nearly five years older than the character he played. Gigi Perreau played Katherine Ann "Kathy" Richards, the pretty secretary, and Jay Lanin was Lieutenant Frank Roper, the writers' friend on the police force.

Lockwood's success on Follow the Sun propelled him thereafter to the role of William T. "Bill" Rice in The Lieutenant, a program about the peacetime United States Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton, which aired on NBC during the 1963-1964 season.


Follow the Sun is somewhat similar in theme and tone to Rod Taylor's Hong Kong (1960-1961) and Robert Conrad's Hawaiian Eye (1959-1963). Taylor's role as Glenn Evans, a foreign correspondent, could have fit in with the writers on Follow the Sun who also got involved in detective work just like Hawaiian Eye.

Follow the Sun faced stiff competition at 7:30 Eastern time on Sunday evenings from CBS's Dennis the Menace with Jay North and the first half of The Ed Sullivan Show, as well as NBC's Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color. Though the program ran for only one shortened season, there were comic books which featured Halsey, Coe, and Lockwood. 

The overall quality of this set is very good…..2/3s of the shows rate an 8 and about 1/3 fall around 7.5.   The set comes from original 16 MM prints and  as a bonus one episode even includes the original 1960’s network commercials.

CHALK ONE UP FOR JOHNNY guest Lee Tracy
LAST OF THE BIG SPENDERS guest Lee Tracy and Jay C. Flippen
GHOST STORY guest  Martha Scott
THE PRIMITIVE CLAY guest Joanna Barnes & Karen Steele
THE HIGHEST WALL guest Tuesday Weld & Charlie Ruggles
SERGEANT KOLCHAK FADES AWAY guest William Bendix
RUN CLOWN, RUN guest  James Dunn
THE HUNTERS guest Skip Homier & Lee Phillips
JOURNEY INTO DARKNESS guest Diane Baker
GIRL FROM THE BRANDENBERG GATE guest Inger Stevens
FAR END OF NOWHERE guest Robert Vaughn  and Jane Darwell
THE LONGEST CRAP GAME IN TOWN Guest Dennis O’Keefe & Yvonne DeCarlo
THE LITTLE GIRL LOST guest Keye Luke
ANOTHER PART OF THE JUNGLE guest Patricia Owens

FOLLOW THE SUN starring Gary Lockwood
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