The Lieutenant is an American television series, the first created by Gene Roddenberry (who also created Star Trek).
It aired on NBC on Saturday evenings in the 1963-1964 television schedule. It was produced by Arena Productions, one of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s most successful in-house production companies of the 1960s.
Situated at Camp Pendleton, the West Coast base of the US Marine Corps, The Lieutenant focuses on the men of the Corps in peacetime with a Cold War backdrop. The title character is Second Lieutenant William Tiberius Rice, a rifle platoon leader and one of the training instructors at Camp Pendleton. An hour-long drama, The Lieutenant explores the lives of enlisted Marines and officers alike.
Rice meets Lieutenant Joe Worth, an old adversary, just when he is suddenly given command of important manoeuvres due to Rambridge’s appendicitis.
The Lieutenant Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 15 February 1964.
- Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: Unknown.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.