DEADLY HARVEST

Deadly Harvest, a CBS TV Movie of the Week, starring Richard Boone and Patty Duke, had a plotline as follows: An Iron Curtain defector who has been living for years as a California wine grower learns that Soviet agents are stalking him. Boone, of course, was the defector. Patty played a drifter who got involved with Boone's character. We shot Deadly Harvest on location in the Napa Valley, using the town of St. Helena, and several local vineyards and wineries.


CBS Prop and Wardrobe truck on one of the local farms we used as a location.

Setting up for a shot for Deadly Harvest. Chief Electrician, Buddy Bowles, on right, walking toward arc light.

Richard Boone and veteran character actor, Murray Hamilton, discussing something between scenes. Hamilton is probably best known as the mayor in Steven Speilberg's Jaws.

CBS camera crew set up for a high shot. Director of Photography, Earl Rath, looking through camera. His assistant in red jacket is unidentified. Gentleman in white t-shirt kneeling is Key Grip, Bob Sperry.

For the film's finale, we went to Stockton, California, where there was this huge cornfield. Here's the camera crew on the Chapman Crane shooting the chase between Richard Boone and the assassin (Fred Carson), who has been sent to kill him. Only shot I have of the chase. Sorry.

Co-star, Patty Duke (back to camera) between setups. Person in yellow shirt is unidentified.

Sometimes just using a ladder will give you a high spot. Note sound equipment in foreground.

Richard Boone on left, Murray Hamilton on right. To the left of Hamilton is director Michael O'Herlihy wearing a hat that looks identical to Boone's. I worked a lot with Michael at CBS Studio Center.

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