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 Season 5 (ABC) (1958-59)
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ABC Fridays 8:00pm EST

 

5.01 [--] Walt Disney Presents: ELFEGO BACA #1: THE NINE LIVES OF ELFEGO BACA

03-Oct-1958 (rebroadcast 09Apr59)

Producer James Pratt
Written by Norman Foster
Directed by Norman Foster
Director of photography William Snyder
Music by Frankly Marks
starring
Robert Loggia ........ Elfego Baca
Robert F. Simon ...... Deputy Marshal Ed Morgan
Lisa Montell ......... Anita Chavez
Leonard Strong ....... Zangana Martinez
Rico Alaniz .......... El Sinverguenza
Nestor Paiva ......... Judge
Linc Foster .......... Kim Spears

Synopsis:

Elfego rides into the town of Frisco, N.M., to find the local justice of the peace

cowering before a drunken cowboy who has been terrorizing the local inhabitants. [RF]

 

5.02 [--] Walt Disney Presents: THE PIGEON THAT WORKED A MIRACLE

10-Oct-1958 (rerun 28Dec75)
Producer Winston Hibler
Written by Otto Englander
Based on the book by Thomas Ligget
Directed by Walter Perkins
Director of photography Ray Jewell and Wolf Lauter
Music by Paul J. Smith
Narrated by George Fenneman
Cast:
Bradley Payne ....... Chad Smith
Winnifred Davenport ....... Mrs. Smith
Synopsis:
A crippled boy's hopes of regaining the use of his paralyzed legs

ride on the wings of a racing pigeon. [RF]

 

5.03 [--] Walt Disney Presents: ELFEGO BACA #2 : FOUR DOWN AND FIVE LIVES TO GO

17-Oct-1958 (rerun 10Apr58)

Producer James Pratt
Written by Norman Foster
Directed by Norman Foster
Director of photography William Snyder
Music by Buddy Baker
starring
Robert Loggia ........ Elfego Baca
Robert F. Simon ...... Deputy Marshal Ed Morgan
Lisa Montell ......... Anita Chavez
Leonard Strong ....... Zangana Martinez
Rico Alaniz .......... El Sinverguenza
Nestor Paiva ......... Judge
Linc Foster .......... Kim Spears

Synopsis:

Elfego Baca, sheriff of Socorro County, N.M. pursues a killer known

as El Sinverguenza (The Shameless One). [RF]

*Note The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca was released theatrically in 1958.

 

5.04 [--] Walt Disney Presents: RUSTY AND THE FALCON

24-Oct-1958

 

5.05 [--] Walt Disney Presents: TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER NO. 1: TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER

31-Oct-1958

written by Frank P. Gilroy

directed by James Neilson

guest cast:

Tom Tryon ...... John 'Texas John' Slaughter

Betty Lynn ...... Viola Slaughter

Robert Middleton ..... Frank Davis

Brian Corcoran ...... Willie Slaughter

Harry Carey Jr. ...... Ben Jenkins

Judson Pratt ....... Captain Cooper

Onslow Stevens ....... General Miles

Pat Hogan ....... Geronimo

R.G. Armstrong ....... Billy Soto

Edward Platt ....... Lease Harris

 

5.06 [--] Walt Disney Presents: HIS MAJESTY, KING OF THE BEASTS

07-Nov-1958

Photography by Al and Elma Milotte

Summary:

African wild life is seen through the cameras of Al and Elma Milotte, who traveled

extensively through Africa over a three year period. Though the film deals mainly

with lions, many other animals are shown at play, feeding, stalking, killing

and fleeing from danger. [RF]

 

5.07 [--] Walt Disney Presents: TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER NO. 2: AMBUSH AT LAREDO

14-Nov-1958

guest cast:

Tom Tryon ............ Texas John Slaughter
Robert Middleton ..... Frank Davis
Edward Platt ......... Lease Harris
Judson Pratt ......... Captain Cooper
John Alderson ........ Sgt. Duncan MacGregor
John Daheim .......... Private Jeff Clay
Leo Gordon ........... Outlaw
Chris Alcaide ........ Outlaw

Synopsis:
After arresting Frank Davis, a cattle-rustler and murder suspect, Slaughter

discovers that the bandit has been bailed out. [RF]

*Note: Part of the Texas John Slaughter series.

 

5.08 [--] Walt Disney Presents: JOHNNY TREMAIN: BOSTON TEA PARTY (Part 1)

21-Nov-1958 (rerun 06Jun65)

written by Thomas W. Blackburn

based on the novel by Esther Forbes

directed by Robert Stevenson

starring

Hal Stalmaster  ....... Johnny Tremain
Will Wright .......... Ephraim Lapham
Walter Sande ......... Paul Revere
Luana Patten ......... Priscilla 'Cilla' Lapham
Jeff York ............ James Otis
Sebastian Cabot ...... Jonathan Lyte
Richard Beymer ....... Rab Silsbee
Rusty Lane ........... Samuel Adams
Whit Bissell ......... Josiah Quincy
Walter Coy ........... Dr. Joseph Warren
Virginia Christine ... Mrs. Lapham
Ralph Clanton ........ General Gage
Lumsden Hare ......... Admiral Montagu
Gavin Gordon ......... Colonel Smith
Geoffrey Toone ....... Major Pitcairn
Synopsis:
While apprenticed to a Boston silversmith, young Johnny Tremain becomes

friendly with Paul Revere, a craftsman in the same shop. Later, Revere enlists

Johnny's aid in the famous Boston Tea Party. [RF]
*Note: Released theatrically in 1957.

 

5.09 [--] Walt Disney Presents: ELFEGO BACA #3: LAWMAN OR GUNMAN (film)
28-Nov-1958 (rerun 17-Apr-1959)
Producer James Pratt
Written by Maurice Tombragel
Directed by Christian Nyby
Director of photography Lucien Ballard
starring
Robert Loggia ........ Elfego Baca
James Dunn ........... J. Henry Newman
Ramon Novarro ........ Don Esteban Miranda
Skip Homeier ......... Ross Mantee
Carl Benton Reid ..... Judge Hargraves
Valerie Allen ........ Lucita Miranda
Joe Maross ........... Horace Towne
Clegg Hoyt ........... Bruiser
Synopsis:
While studying law under attorney J. Henry Newman, Elfego Baca sees

a chance to test his mettle as a lawyer. He learns of a pseudo-legal

scheme to deprive rancher Don Esteban Miranda of his lands.

Seeking to counsel Miranda, Baca finds the Miranda ranch under

virtual siege by the would-be land grabber Horace Towne. [RF]

 

5.10 [--] Walt Disney Presents:  JOHNNY TREMAIN: THE SHOT THAT WAS HEARD AROUND THE WORLD
05-Dec-1958
Adapted by Thomas W. Blackburn
Based on the novel by Esther Forbes
Directed by Robert Stevenson
starring
Hal Stalmaster ........ Johnny Tremain
Luana Patten .......... Priscilla Lapham
Jeff York ............. James Otis
Sebastian Cabot ....... Jonathan Lyte
Richard Beymer ........ Rab Silsbee
Rusty Lane ............ Samuel Adams
Walter Sande .......... Paul Revere
Whit Bissell .......... Josiah Quincy
Walter Coy ............ Dr. Joseph Warren
Will Wright ........... Ephraim Lapham
Virginia Christine .... Mrs. Lapham
Ralph Clanton ......... General Gage
Lumsden Hare .......... Admiral Montagu
Gavin Gordon .......... Colonel Smith
Geoffrey Toone ........ Major Pitcairn

 

5.11 [--] Walt Disney Presents: ELFEGO BACA #4: LAW AND ORDER, INCORPORATED

12-Dec-1958

Producer James Pratt
Written by Maurice Tombragel
Directed by Christian Nyby
Director of photography Lucien Ballard
starring

Robert Loggia ....... Elfego Baca

James Dunn ...... J. Henry Newman

Ramon Novarro ........ Don Esteban Miranda
Skip Homeier ......... Ross Mantee
Raymond Bailey ....... Arnold Bixby
Carl Benton Reid ..... Judge Hargraves
Valerie Allen ........ Lucita Miranda
I. Stanford Jolley ... Sheriff Adams

Synopsis:
The noted lawman hangs up his guns to become a partner in a law office.

However, when a notorious bad man comes along the guns have

to be taken down from the office peg. [RF]

 

5.12 [--] Walt Disney Presents: FROM ALL OF US TO ALL OF YOU

19-Dec-1958

Synopsis:
A special Christmas show "From All of Us to All of You" features popular cartoon characters. [RF]

 

5.13 [--] Walt Disney Presents:

TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER No. 3 : KILLERS FROM KANSAS

09-Jan-1959 ABC Fri 8PM ET (rebroadcast 26Jul59)

written by Frank D. Gilroy

directed by Harry Keller

guest cast:

Tom Tryon ............ Texas John Slaughter
Beverly Garland ...... Mrs. Barko
John Alderson ........ Sgt. Duncan MacGregor
John Daheim .......... Private Jeff Clay
Lyle Bettger ......... Al Barko
Judson Pratt ......... Captain Cooper
Don Haggerty ......... 1st Outlaw
Lane Bradford ........ 2nd Outlaw
Christopher Dark ...... Reed
Robert F. Hoy ........ Jim
Synopsis 1:
As Texas John Slaughter and a fellow Ranger are transacting business in a bank,

they are attacked by the notorious Barko gang. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
 Texas John Slaughter and a fellow ranger are transacting business in
a bank when they are attacked by Mrs. Barko and her gang

of bank robbers. [TA]
*Note: THIRD Part of the "Texas John Slaughter" series.

 

5-14 [--] Walt Disney Presents: NICK

16-Jan-1959

Narrated by Winton Hibler
Synopsis:
A young Indo-Chinese boy's devotion for a baby elephant

in the Cambodian jungle is told. [RF]

 

5.15 [--] Walt Disney Presents: TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER No.4: SHOWDOWN AT SANDOVAL

23-Jan-1959

written by Frank D. Gilroy & Maurice Tombragel

directed by Harry Keller

guest cast:

Tom Tryon ...... Texas John Slaughter

Dan Duryea ...... Dan Trask

Beverly Garland ...... Mrs. Barko

Judson Pratt ...... Captain Cooper

Ann Doran ..... Mrs. Chadwick

Robert Foulk ..... Pitts

John Daheim ...... Clay

Robert F. Hoy ....... Jim

Henry Wills ....... Brown

*Note: Part of the Texas John Slaughter series.

 

5.16 [--] Walt Disney Presents: THE PETER TCHAIKOVSKY STORY

30-Jan-1959

Producer Clyde Geronimi
Screenplay by Joe Rinaldi and Otto Englander
Directed by Charles Barton
Music by George Bruns
Editor George Gale
starring
Grant Williams ....... Peter Tchaikovsky (adult)
Rex Hill ............. Peter Tchaikovsky (boy)
Leon Askin ........... Anton Rubinstein
Lilyan Chauvin ....... Fanny Durbach
Narda Onyx ........... Desiree Artot
Gregory Gaye ......... Major Mashovsky
John Banner .......... Office Supervisor
Edith Evanson ........ Mother Tchaikovsky
Alex Gerry ........... Father Tchaikovsky
Galina Ulanova ....... Girl

Synopsis:

The life story of a the brilliant composer.

 

5.17 [--] Walt Disney Presents: ELFEGO BACA #5: ATTORNEY AT LAW

06-Feb-1959

Producer James Pratt
Written by Maurice Tombragel
Directed by Christian Nyby
Director of photography Lucien Ballard
starring

Robert Loggia ...... Elfego Baca

Edward Colmans ....... Fernando Bernal

James Dunn .......... J. Henry Newman
Lynn Bari ........... Mrs. Simmons
James Drury ......... Deputy Joe Monroe
Kenneth Tobey ....... Shorty
Annette Funicello ... Chiquita Bernal
Grant Withers ....... Sheriff Wharton
Robert Stevenson .... Mr. Simmons
Synopsis:

When a Santa Fe bank is robbed. Elfego's friend Fernando Bernal is identified as

one of the bandits. Because of his prison record, Bernal's plea of innocence is ignored

by everyone except Elfego, who originally had obtained a parole for him. [RF]

 

5.18 [--] Walt Disney Presents: DUCK FLIES COOP

13-Feb-1959

Narrated by Winston Hibler
Synopsis:
Duck runs afoul of Chip 'n' Dale, a couple of playful chipmunks. [RF]

 

5.19 [--] Walt Disney Presents: ELFEGO BACA #6 : THE GRISWOLD MURDER

20-Feb-1959

Producer James Pratt
Written by Maurice Tombragel
Directed by Christian Nyby
Director of photography Lucien Ballard
starring

Robert Loggia ....... Elfego Baca

Patric Knowles ...... Cecil Cunningham

Audrey Dalton ...... Mrs. Cunningham

James Dunn .......... J. Henry Newman
Jay C. Flippen ...... Pop Griswold
Carl Benton Reid .... Judge Hargraves
Phillip Terry ....... Steve Shannon
Grant Withers ....... Sheriff Wharton
R.G. Armstrong ...... Jack O'Neal
Herbert Anderson .... Charles Lowell Smith
 

5.20 [--] Walt Disney Presents: THE ADVENTURES OF CHIP 'N DALE

27-Feb-1959

Written by Bill Berg, Nick George, Dick Kinney and Milt Schaffer
Directed by Bill Justice
Animated story of the Chip 'n' Dale two rambunctious chipmunks.

 

5.21 [--] Walt Disney Presents: TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER No. 5: THE MAN FROM BITTER CREEK

06-Mar-1959

guest cast:

Tom Tryon ....... Texas John Slaughter

Stephen McNally ........ Bill Gallagher

Sidney Blackmer ....... Sam Underwood

Bill Williams ....... Paul

John Larch ........ Frank Boyd

Grant Williams ........ Mike

H.M. Wynant .......... Yancy

Don Kelly ....... Jed

Edward Platt ....... Lease Harris

*Note: Part of the Texas John Slaughter series.

 

5.22 [--] Walt Disney Presents: HIGHWAY TO TROUBLE

13-Mar-1959

Synopsis:
To celebrate Donald Duck's 25th birthday, Disney has done a fine job of

clipping together about four cartoons featuring Donald and his nephews,

Huey, Louey and Dewey. It all winds up in the boss' amusement park, naturally. [RF]

 

5.23 [--] Walt Disney Presents: TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER No. 6: THE SLAUGHTER TRIAL

20-Mar-1959

guest cast:

Tom Tryon ....... Texas John Slaughter

Sidney Blackmer ....... Sam Underwood

Bill Williams ....... Paul

John Larch ....... Frank Boyd

Grant Williams ....... Mike

Harold J. Stone ....... Chisholm

H.M. Wynant ....... Yancy

Herbert Rudley ....... Judge

Slim Pickens ...... Buck

Don Kelly ...... Jed

*Note: Part of the Texas John Slaughter series.

 

5.24 [--] Walt Disney Presents: TOOT, WHISTLE, PLUNK AND BOOM

27-Mar-1959 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 19Apr64)

Synopsis:
A blend of five Disney cartoons dealing with music. The title cartoon,

 winner of a 1953 Oscar and a 1954 Cannes Film Festival award, traces

 the history of musical instruments. Professor Owl makes use of the

other cartoons to conduct courses in spelling, harmony and boogie woogie. [RF]

Summary:
A history of musical instruments presented in animated form. After establishing

the point that every musical sound is basically a toot, a whistle, a plunk or a boom

the program focuses on the crude music which prehistoric man produced. [RF]

 

[--] Walt Disney Presents: Elfego, Lawman or Gunman

17-Apr-1959 (original broadcast 05-Dec-1958)

 

5.25 [--] Walt Disney Presents: THE WETBACK HOUND

24-Apr-1959

Cowboy star Rex Allen provides the folksy narration for this gentle, laid-back nature study.

Synopsis:

The titular hound is Paco, descended from a long and distinguished line

of lion-hunting dogs. But much to the dismay of his master, a Mexican barber,

Paco is all too easily distracted by other animals whenever he goes out on a hunt. [RF]

 

5.26 [--] Walt Disney Presents: I CAPTURED THE KING OF THE LEPRECHAUNS

29-May-1959

Summary:

Walt discusses the Irish film he is making with guest star Pat O'Brien.

O'Brien provides details on his homeland's culture for the half-Irish Walt, discussing

leprechauns and banshees. Walt is convinced that he needs to go to Ireland to find

the little people for his film, so he hops on a plane and goes to Dublin.

*Note: This episode is an added feature on the Darby O'Gill Disney film dvd.

 

26-Jul-59 Texas John Slaughter: Killers From Kansas original broadcast 09Jan59.

 

02-Aug-59 The Goofy Sports Story original broadcast 21Mar56.

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