The Lieutenant is an American television series that appeared on NBC for the 1963-1964 television schedule. It was the first television series program ever created by Gene Roddenberry. It was produced by Arena Productions, one of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's most successful in-house production companies in the 1960s. Situated at Camp Pendleton, a West Coast Infantry Training School of the U.S. Marine Corps, it focused on the men of the Corps in peace time. The title character was Second Lieutenant William Tiberius Rice, a rifle platoon leader and one of the training instructors stationed at Camp Pendleton. An hour-long drama, The Lieutenant explored the lives of Marine recruits and general officers alike.
* Gary Lockwood - Second Lieutenant William Tiberius Rice
* Robert Vaughn - Captain Raymond Rambridge
* John Milford - Sergeant Kagey
* Henry Beckman - Major Al Barker
* Richard Anderson - Lieutenant Colonel Steve Hiland
* Don Penny - Lieutenant Harris
* Carmen Phillips - Lily
* Steven Franken - Lieutenant Samwell 'Sanpan' Panosian [Season 1, 1963]
* Chris Noel - the regular female cast member, who never had a regular "character;" Gene Roddenberry had her acting out different characters each week
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 29
Running time 1 hour
Original channel NBC
Original run September 14, 1963 – April 18, 1964
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