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TV - 1955 / 57 Disney Serials
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In 1955, Disney aired the first of two serials: The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure. It was based on The Tower Treasure and is generally considered much better than the sequal, The Mystery of Ghost Farm (a new story). The serials were released on the Mickey Mouse Show in fifteen minute segments.
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Applegate Treasure Synopsis, Cast & Crew
Synopsis:
Frank and Joe Hardy are the sons of Fenton Hardy, a famous private detective. Finding everyday life at home in Bayport dull, the boys hope their father will let them work on one of his cases. Disappointed when he tells them his work is too dangerous for children, they are more determined than ever to follow in their dad's footsteps, and solve mysteries.

Cast:
Tim Considine (Frank)
Tommy Kirk (Joe)
Sarah Selby (Aunt Gertrude)
Russ Conway (Mr. Hardy) [Fenton]
Carole Ann Campbell (Iola)
Donald MacDonald (Perry [Robinson])
Florenz Ames ([Silas] Applegate)
Charles Cane (Sergeant)
Frances Morris (Landlady)
Robert Foulk (Jackley)
Arthur Shields (Boles)
Bill Henry (Policeman)

Doubles:
Terry Wilson for Jackley
Frank Darro for Joe
Cloy Cunnington for Frank

"Stand-Ins and Atmosphere": 
Miss Anderson
Bill Chaney
Mickey Martin

Crew: [members in black from a shooting call sheet dated May 15, 1956;members in white from the television credits]
Director: Charles Haas
Ass't Directors: Bob [Robert G.] Shannon, Ted Schilz, Vincent McEveety, Dolph M. Zimmer, William Beaudine, Jr.
Teleplay: Jackson Gillis
Producer: Bill Walsh
Post Production Producer: Brian McCullough
Ass't to the Producer: Louis Debney
Directors of Photography: Gordon Avil, A.S.C.; Walter H. Castle, A.S.C.
Art Directors: Bruce Bushman, Marvin Aubry Davis
Film Editors: George Nicholson, Ellsworth Hoagland, A.S.C., Al Teeter, Joseph S. Dietrick
Set Director: Fred Maclean
Music: Buddy Baker and William Lava
Song: Jackson Gillis and George Bruins
Sound: Robert O. Cook

Episode Lists
THE MYSTERY OF THE APPLEGATE TREASURE
An Introduction - Sep. 21, 1956
The Stranger - Sep. 28, 1956
A Real Case - Oct. 5, 1956
The First Clue - Oct. 12, 1956
The Fugitive - Oct. 19, 1956
Applegate's Gold - Oct. 26, 1956
Dig for Treasure - Nov. 2, 1956
A Pirate's Chest - Nov. 9, 1956
Boys in Trouble - Nov. 16, 1956
Female Detective - Nov. 23, 1956
Iola's Bravery - Nov. 30, 1956
Footsteps in the Tower - Dec. 7, 1956
The Prisoner Speaks - Dec. 14, 1956
Strange Confession - Dec. 21, 1956
A Golden Clue - Dec. 28, 1956
The Final Search - Jan. 4, 1957
The Tower Secret - Jan. 11, 1957
Never Say Die - Jan. 18, 1957
Boys in Danger - Jan. 25, 1957
The Tower Treasure - Feb. 1, 1957
THE MYSTERY OF GHOST FARM
An Introduction - Sep. 13, 1957
Beginning of the Puzzle - Sep. 20, 1957
Detective Joe - Sep. 27, 1957
Who Feeds the Cat? - Oct. 4, 1957
Two Private Eyes - Oct. 11, 1957
The Man Named Fred - Oct. 18, 1957
Animals in Danger - Oct. 25, 1957
Catching a Ghost - Nov. 1, 1957
The Ghost Speaks - Nov. 8, 1957
Lacey's Wonderful Will - Nov. 15, 1957
Detectives in Trouble - Nov. 22, 1957
The Ghost Confesses - Nov. 29, 1957
Iola to the Rescue - Dec. 6, 1957
Panic at the Zoo - Dec. 13, 1957
Uncle Billy's Secret - Dec. 20, 1957
 
Series Collectibles
78 RPM Record [1956] - The Sandpipers, Mike Stewart, Mitch Miller and Orchestra
78 RPM Record [1956] - The Sandpipers, Mike Stewart, Mitch Miller and Orchestra
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Dec. 1956 (Dell #760; The Hardy Boys - Applegate Treasure story)  August 1957 (Dell #830; The Secret of the Old Mill)  Jan. 1958 (Dell #887; The Mystery of Ghost Farm)  Jan. 1959 (Dell #964; The Mystery of the Caves)
Dec. 1956 (Dell #760; The Hardy Boys - Applegate Treasure story)  August 1957 (Dell #830; The Secret of the Old Mill)
Jan. 1958 (Dell #887; The Mystery of Ghost Farm)  Jan. 1959 (Dell #964; The Mystery of the Caves)
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Hardy Boys Treasure Game By Parker Brothers  1957 - Featuring Disney Serials Characters
1960 - Updated Art No Longer Features Disney Serials Characters
1957 - Hardy Boys Treasure Game By Parker Brothers - Featuring Disney Serials Characters
1960 - Updated Art No Longer Features Disney Serials Characters
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Plastic Ring Promoting 'Weather Bird Shoes' [1956] - secret compartment (gold-coloured center comes out) with treasure map.Side 1Side 2
1956 - Plastic Ring Promoting 'Weather Bird Shoes' - secret compartment (gold-coloured center comes out) with treasure map.
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Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Club Magazine - February 1957 - Volume 2 #2 (Shore Road Mystery)Walt Disney's Magazine - August 1957 - (House on the Cliff)Walt Disney's Magazine - 1957 - Inside, stills from Ghost Farm
Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Club Magazine - February 1957 - (Shore Road Mystery)
Walt Disney's Magazine - August 1957 - (House on the Cliff)
Walt Disney's Magazine - ? 1957 - Inside, stills from Ghost Farm
 
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