CTVA US Adventure -"Cowboy in Africai" (Ivan Tors) (1967-68) starring Chuck Connors

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Chuck Connors TV Series:
The Rifleman (1958-63)   Arrest and Trial (1963-64)    Branded (1965-66)    Cowboy in Africa (1967-68)
Cowboy in Africa (1967-68)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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COWBOY IN AFRICA
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Ivan Tors Production
for
ABC (Mondays 7:30 PM Eastern)

US Adventure series 1967-68 pilot tvm + 26 episodes x 60 min color
Starring
Chuck Connors as Jim Sinclair
Tom Nardini as John Henry
Ronald Howard as Wing Comdr. Howard Hayes
Gerald Edwards as Samson

Premise:
A Rodeo rider is hired to capture and domesticate African wild animals.
A variation on "Daktari" from the same producer.

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[--] AFRICA - TEXAS STYLE! (1967) (pilot TV movie) (2hrs)
Ivan Tors Films, Inc. / Paramount Pictures
Produced by Ivan Tors  
Writing Andy White  
Directed by Andrew Marton  
Director of Photography Paul Beeson  
Film Editor Henry Richardson  
Original music by Malcolm Arnold  
  Cast
Hugh O'Brian .... Jim Sinclair
John Mills .... Wing Comdr. Howard Hayes
Ronald Howard .... Hugo Copp
Hayley Mills .... Girl at airport
Adrienne Corri .... Fay Carter
Nigel Green .... Karl Bekker
Mohammed Abdullah .... Witch doctor
Stephen Kikumu .... Peter
Charles Malinda .... Sampson
Tom Nardini .... John Henry
Ali Twaha .... Turk
Honey Wamala .... Mr. Oyondi
Charles Hayes .... Veterinary  

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ABC Mondays 7:30 PM Eastern

[01] Cowboy in Africa: THE NEW WORLD (1967.09.11)
Frank Marth ................... Kurt Neumann
Antoinette Bower .............. Bibi Graf

[02] Cowboy in Africa:  KIFARU! KIFARUL (1967.09.18)
Joanna Moore .................. Peggy Fisher
Peter Bromilow ................ Tom Fordyce
Dodie Marshall ................ Martha Sawyer
Mel Scott ..................... Peter

[03] Cowboy in Africa: INCIDENT AT DERATI WELLS (1967.09.25)
Yaphet Kotto .................. Musa
Rupert Crosse ................. Jama

[04] Cowboy in Africa: WHAT'S AN ELEPHANT MOTHER TO DO? (1967.10.02)
Lynda Day ..................... Liz Carter
Torin Thatcher ................ Hawkins
Paul Winfield ................. Kahutu

[05] Cowboy in Africa: SEARCH FOR SURVIVAL (1967.10.09)
Anne Baxter ................... Erica Holloway
Izack Fields .................. Kanya
Khalil Bezaleel ............... the Masai Chief
Cynthia Eilbacher ............. Carol

[06] Cowboy in Africa: STONE AGE SAFARI (1967.10.16)
James McEachin ................ Dr. Lee Matsis
Emily Banks ................... Dr. Anne Marlow
Anthony Ghazio, Sr
Wacira Gethaiga
Chips Robinson

[07] Cowboy in Africa: THE ADOPTED ONE (1967.10.23)
William Mims .................. Arne Petersen
Lisa Pera ..................... Signe Petersen

[08] Cowboy in Africa: FANG AND CLAW (1967.10.30)
James Gregory ................. Blue Eyes
Louis Gossett, Jr. ............ Fulah
Arthur Adams .................. Ebawa

[09] Cowboy in Africa: THE TIME OF THE PREDATOR (1967.11.06)
Ken Gampu ..................... Mulanda
Chester Washington ............ Official
Carl Thompson ................. Runner
Bill Russell .................. Ranch Hand

[10] Cowboy in Africa: LAKE SINCLAIR (1967.11.13)
Rockne Tarkington ............. Jacob
Gloria Calomee ................ Mageela
Albert Popwell ................ Lukora
Ken Renard .................... Jomo
Earl T. Smith ................. Jacob's Father
Zara Cully .................... Jacob's Mother

[11] Cowboy in Africa: TOMORROW ON THE WIND (1967.11.20)
Cicely Tyson .................. Julie Anderson
Richard Elkins ................ Jenga

[12] Cowboy in Africa: LITTLE BOY LOST (1967.11.27)
Todd Martin ................... Staub
Charles Lampkin ............... Dr. Mehrar
Stan Duke
Kenneth Lupper
Tony White
Kyle Johnson

[13] Cowboy in Africa: THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING (1967.12.04)
Edward Mulhare
James Wainwright
Hagan Beggs

[14] Cowboy in Africa: TO BUILD A BEGINNING (1967.12.11)
Kamala Devi ................... M'Koru
Kay Kuter ..................... B'Kuma
Don Megowan ................... Sims
Chester Washington ............ M'Kana
Bob Rhodes .................... Fred

[15] Cowboy in Africa: THE HESITANT HERO (1967.12.18)
Brooke Bundy .................. Ellen
Richard Eastham ............... Whittaker
 
[--] 08Jan68 preempted for Jacques Cousteau Shark Special

1.16 [--] Cowboy in Africa: AFRICAN RODEO (Part 1/2) 15-Jan-1968 ABC Mon
1.17 [--] Cowboy in Africa: AFRICAN RODEO (Part 2/2) 22-Jan-1968 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Jan Murray .................... Trevor Wellington
Alejandro Rey ................. Ruy
Michael Conrad ................ Jorge
Ronald Reinberg ............... Hannibal
Michael Jackson
Tom Kelly
Bob Morgan
Albert Popwell
Regis Philbin ................. Sport Announcer (part 2 only)
Synopsis Part 1:
An unscrupulous sports promoter provokes Jim into participating in
an African game rodeo. Competing with the Yanks: two South American
vaqueros with a style - and motives - of their own. [RF]
Synopsis Part 2:
Jim becomes increasingly edgy as the day of the wild-game rodeo nears.
A smell of greed looms over the proceedings, whose participants include
a sharp promotoer and two vaqueros with motives as gamey as the beasts
in the ring. [RF]

1.18 [--] Cowboy in Africa: FIRST TO CAPTURE
29-Jan-1968 ABC Mon (rerun 03Jun68)
Starring: Chuck Connors (as Jim Sinclair)
Guest cast:
James Whitmore ................ Ryan Crose
Michael Burns ................. Dan Crose
Alex Dreier ................... Philip Martin
Rex Holman .................... Matt Crose
Synopsis:
Jim's battle to curb the brutal tactics of veteran game hunter Ryan Crose
conflicts with an old friendship between Crose and Hayes, and causes a
clash between the hunter and his son. [RF]

1.19 [--] Cowboy in Africa: THE RED HAND OF MICHAEL O'NEILL
05-Feb-1968 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Timothy Carey ................. Mike O'Neill
Bonnie Beecher ................ Deirdre O'Neill
Mac McLaughlin ................ Buck O'Neill
Synopsis:
The O'Neill family, newly arrived settlers, means trouble for game
rancher Hayes and his helpers. When mercenaries rob and pillage the
settlers' property, the fiery O'Neills strike back - at Hayes and
John Henry. [RF]

[--] 12Feb1968 preempted for the Winter Olympics

1.20 [--] Cowboy in Africa: THE QUIET DEATH
19-Feb-1968 ABC Mon
Guest cast:
Louis Gossett, Jr. ............ Hemera
Len Birman .................... Dr. Lawson
Bob DoQui ..................... Rendula
Arthur Adams .................. Inspector Ebawa
Davis Roberts ................. Herd Owner
Izack Fields .................. Warrior
Synopsis:
Hayes clashes head-on with an African demagogue who is exploiting an
epidemic of cattle disease to drive out the game ranchers. [RF]

[21] Cowboy in Africa: A MAN OF VALUE (1968.02.26)
James Edwards ................. Shendi Suakiri
John Alderson ................. Baron
Patrick Horgan ................ Sean Bassity
Michael St. Clair ............. Harry Hackett

[22] Cowboy in Africa: SEARCH AND DESTROY (1968.03.04)
Cliff Osmond .................. Frank Bentley
Jeff Burton ................... Dr. Orambi
Jason Wingreen ................ Sid
Don Drysdale .................. Fairchild

[23] Cowboy in Africa: WORK OF ART (1968.03.11)
Madlyn Rhue ................... Christie Blaine

[24] Cowboy in Africa: JOHN HENRY'S EDEN (1968.03.18)
Harvey Jason .................. Albert
William Tannen ................ Bill

[25] Cowboy in Africa: THE LIONS (1968.03.25)
Antoinette Bower .............. Ellen Cromwell
Royal Dano .................... Steven Cromwell
Guy Edwards

[26] Cowboy in Africa: THE KASUBI DEATH (1968.04.01)
Michael Artsara ............... Ernst Roll
Rex Ingram .................... Dr. Tom Merar
Sue England ................... Claudia Roll

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