John Herrick was the Captain of the tug "Cheryl Ann" in Los Angeles harbor. His family consisted of wife May, Police Detective son Jim, and the crew of the tug, his son Carl, Tip, and ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Preston Foster ...  Cap'n John Herrick / ... 78 episodes, 1954-1955
Douglas Dick ...  Carl Herrick 36 episodes, 1954-1955
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John Herrick was the Captain of the tug "Cheryl Ann" in Los Angeles harbor. His family consisted of wife May, Police Detective son Jim, and the crew of the tug, his son Carl, Tip, and Willie. Carl was engaged to Terry. The stories revolved around the family and various criminals encountered around the harbor. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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English

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1 February 1954 (USA) See more »

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(78 episodes)

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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The syndicated program was shot, in part, on location at Los Angeles Harbor, with some equipment furnished by the United States Coast Guard. See more »

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Early recollections
28 October 2008 | by dandt1174See all my reviews

One of my earliest recollections of TV include a memory of this program. Actually I remember little more than that this program was set (duh) on a waterfront. What is, however, indelibly imprinted on my mind is from the end of the program. As the credits rolled, the background was a moonlit seascape as one would see it through a porthole. That with the theme song playing and the sound of a horn- I suppose from the tugboat- has haunted my mind through the years. I believe I can also hear and feel the wind from the electric fan in my grandfathers house where I watched the program. I would really like to hear that theme song and fog horn again. I am looking online for a sound link but as yet have been unsuccessful. I may have to just buy the whole enchilada and get the programs. Who knows I may enjoy them too, but sometime memories are best left unaltered.


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