CTVA US Anthology - "Walt Disney Presents" (ABC) Season 6 (1959-60)

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 Season 6 (ABC) (1959-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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ABC Fridays 7:30pm EST

 

6.01 [--] Walt Disney Presents: MOOCHIE OF THE LITTLE LEAGUE (Part 1)

02-Oct-1959

Written by Ellis Marcus

Directed by William Beaudine

cast:

Kevin Corcoran ........ Moochie Morgan

Reginald Owen ........ J. Cecil Bennett

Alan Hale Jr. ........ Fred Preston

Frances Rafferty ........ Louise Morgan

Stuart Erwin ........ Lou Rosson

James Brown ........ Andy Clinton

Dorothy Green ........ Charlotte

Russ Conway ........ Monty Morgan

Lee Aaker ........ Chuck Taylor

Paul Bryar ........ Pete Dixon

Annette Gorman ........ BB Preston

*Note: Also known as "A Diamond is a Boy's Best Friend".

 

6.02 [--] Walt Disney Presents: MOOCHIE OF THE LITTLE LEAGUE (Part 2)

09-Oct-1959

same as above.

 

6.03 [--] Walt Disney Presents: KILLERS OF THE HIGH COUNTRY

16-Oct-1959

Summary:

A pair of mountain lions are followed from their days as playful cubs to their

hazardous existence as grown animals. [RF]

 

6.04 [--] Walt Disney Presents: SWAMP FOX #1: THE BIRTH OF THE SWAMP FOX

23-Oct-1959

Producer James Pratt
Teleplay by Lewis R. Foster
Based on the book by Dr. Robert D. Bass
Directed by Harry Keller
Director of photography Philip Lathrop
Music by William Lava

starring

Leslie Nielsen ....... Francis Marion
Patrick Macnee ....... Dragoon Captain
John Sutton .......... Banastre Tarleton
Joy Page ............. Mary Videaux
Dabbs Greer .......... Sgt. Jasper's Tory Brother
John Alderson ........ Sergeant McDonald
Chuck Roberson ....... Jenkins
Mary Field ........... Cathy
Yvette Vickers ....... Nina
Synopsis:
General Lincoln, leader of Patriot forces in South Carolina, has permitted his

officers to attend a Tory-organized party, the British prepare an attack on the

unsuspecting garrison in Charleston. Colonel Francis Marion, becoming aware

of the eminent attack, rides into the garrison and awakens Lincoln.
 

6.05 [--] Walt Disney Presents: SWAMP FOX #2: BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER

30-Oct-1959

Producer James Pratt
Teleplay by Lewis R. Foster
Based on the book by Dr. Robert D. Bass
Directed by Harry Keller
Director of photography Philip Lathrop
Music by William Lava

starring

Leslie Nielsen ....... Francis Marion
John Sutton .......... Banastre Tarleton
Edward Ashley ........ Captain Wall

Denver Pyle ....... Amos Briggs
Mary Field ........... Cathy
Chuck Roberson ....... Jenkins
Patrick Macnee ....... Dragoon Captain
Joy Page ............. Mary Videaux
Dick Foran ........... Gabriel
Myron Healey ......... Major Peter Horry
Jordan Whitfield ..... Oscar
Slim Pickens ......... Plunkett
Robert Foulk ......... Rebel arsonist leader (uncredited)
Parley Baer .......... Innkeeper
Synopsis:
Marion and his men breaking up a Tory raid on a local farm. The Tory leader is

a man named Amos Briggs--played in this episode by Denver Pyle--and the

man having his barn burned is Ceton Briggs; the two adversaries are brothers.

In the aftermath of the assault, Francis learns that his brother's place has also been torched.
 

6.06 [--] Walt Disney Presents: PERILOUS ASSIGNMENT

06-Nov-1959

Synopsis:
Veteran French Mountain climber Gaston Rebufatt is seen teaching a pupil the

 rudiments of mountain climbing. Then Rebufatt and his pupil attempt to climb Eiger,

 a high peak in the Swiss Alps, but are forced back by avalanches. Rebufatt and the

novice then climb Mount Blanc, Europe's highest mountain, and then the French expert

leads an American motion-picture company on a climb of the picturesque Matterhorn. [RF]

 

6.07 [--] Walt Disney Presents: ELFEGO BACA #7: MOVE ALONG, MUSTANGERS

13-Nov-1959 (rebroadcast 27Aug60)

Producer James Pratt

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

Robert Loggia ......... Elfego Baca

Brian Keith ......... Shadrack O'Reilly

Beverly Garland ...... Susanna O'Brien
Arthur Hunnicutt ..... Elias O'Brien
James Coburn ......... Outlaw Jack
John Maxwell ......... Pappy Sawyer
Roger Perry .......... Luke Sawyer
William Schallert .... Deputy Sheriff Denbigh
Skip Farrell ......... Josh Jordan
Robert F. Hoy ........ Sam Carter
Robert Nichols ....... Pronto
Synopsis:
Elfego Baca defends a group of persecuted nomads. [RF]

 

6.08 [--] Walt Disney Presents: ELFEGO BACA #8 : MUSTANG MAN, MUSTANG MAID

20-Nov-1959 (rebroadcast 02Sep60)
Producer James Pratt

Written by Maurice Tombragel

Directed by Christian Nyby

Director of photography Lucien Ballard

starring
Robert Loggia ....... Elfego Baca
Brian Keith ........ Shadrack O'Reilly
Beverly Garland ....... Suzanna
Arthur Hunnicutt ..... Elias O'Brien
DeForest Kelley ...... Silas Morgan
Lillian Bronson ...... Rachel O'Brien
James Coburn ......... Outlaw Jack
Roger Perry .......... Luke Sawyer
William Schallert .... Deputy Sheriff Denbigh
Barry Kelley ......... Sheriff Holman
John Maxwell ......... Pappy Sawyer
Skip Farrell ......... Josh Jordan
Robert F. Hoy ........ Sam Carter
Robert Nichols ....... Pronto

Synopsis:
Although the mustangers have established themselves on their homesteads,

 the local ranchers still consider them worthless nomads and attempt to drive them out.

When town merchants refuse to sell the necessities of life to the new settlers,

Baca uses his legal knowledge (and his guns) to protect his clients' rights. [RF]

 

6.09 [--] Walt Disney Presents: A STORM CALLED MARIA

27-Nov-1959

 

6.10 [--] Walt Disney Presents: TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER No.7 - THE ROBBER STALLION

04-Dec-1959 (rebroadcast 24Jun60)

written by Fred Freiberger

directed by Harry Keller

guest cast:

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

Barton MacLane ............ John Scanlon

Darryl Hickman ........... Ashley Carstairs

John Vivyan ........... Jason Hemp

Jean Inness ............. Bess Scanlon

Synopsis:

Texas John Slaughter is talked into going on a wild horse roundup, but before he

can capture any of the horses, he must overcome an outlaw and a spirited stallion. [TA]

*Note: Part of the Texas John Slaughter series.

 

6.11 [--] Walt Disney Presents: TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER No. 8 - WILD HORSE REVENGE

11-Dec-1959

written by Fred Freiberger

directed by Harry Keller

guest cast:

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

Barton MacLane........ John Scanlon

Bing Russell ........ Arne

William Phipps ......... Gabe

John Vivyan .......... Jason Hemp

Jean Inness ........... Bess Scanlon

*Note: Part of the Texas John Slaughter series.

 

6.12 [--] Walt Disney Presents: TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER No. 9 - RANGE WAR AT TOMBSTONE

18-Dec-1959

written by David P. Harmon

directed by Harry Keller

guest cast:

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

Regis Toomey ........... David Howell

Jan Merlin ............ Robbie

James Westerfield ........... Ike Clanton

Nora Marlowe ............ Rachel Howell

Synopsis:

Texas John drives a herd to Tombstone, Arizona.

*Note: Part of the Texas John Slaughter series.

 

25-Dec-1959 Alice in Wonderland rebroadcast from 03Nov54.

 

6.13 [--] Walt Disney Presents: SWAMP FOX #3: TORY VENGEANCE

01-Jan-1960

starring
Leslie Nielsen ....... Francis Marion
Tim Considine ........ Gabe
Sherry Jackson ....... Melanie Culpen

Henry Daniell ........ Colonel Townes
Dorothy Green ........ Mrs. Townes
Rhys Williams ........ Professor Culpen
Mary Field ........... Cathy
Clarence Muse ........ Joseph
James Anderson ....... Amos Briggs
Synopsis:
A story of the American Revolution. Colonel Francis Marion's nephew Gabe,

proud of his promotion to lieutenant in the Continental Army, foolishly wears his

new uniform to visit his sweetheart Melaine Culpen. Young Gabe is captured

by a British officer, Colonel Townes. [RF]

 

6.14 [--] Walt Disney Presents: SWAMP FOX #4: DAY OF RECKONING

08-Jan-1960

starring
Leslie Nielsen ....... Francis Marion
Tim Considine ........ Gabe
John Sutton .......... Colonel Banastre Tarleton
Henry Daniell ........ Colonel Townes
Rhys Williams ........ Professor Culpen
Dorothy Green ........ Mrs. Townes
Sherry Jackson ....... Melanie Culpen
James Anderson ....... Amos Briggs
Hal Stalmaster ....... Gwynn
Clarence Muse ........ Joseph
Synopsis:
Marion and his Freedom Fighters in a relentless pursuit of Amos Briggs,

the man responsible for killing the servant boy Toby and Young Gabe Marion,

 the Swamp Fox's nephew. Finally, Fran is convinced to ease the chase because

 his men are tired, as well as ill with swamp fever. [RF]

 

6.15 [--] Walt Disney Presents: SWAMP FOX #5 : REDCOAT STRATEGY

15-Jan-1960

starring

Leslie Nielsen ....... Francis Marion
Alan Caillou ......... Ken Anakin
Robin Hughes ......... Hitchcock
Patrick Macnee ....... British Captain
Hal Stalmaster ....... Gwynn
Louise Beavers ....... Delia
Robert Douglas ....... General Cornwallis
John Sutton .......... Colonel Banstre Tarleton
Henry Daniell ........ Colonel Townes
Dorothy Green ........ Mrs. Townes
Hal Stalmaster ....... Gwynn
Donald Randolph ...... Mr. Videaux
Eleanor Audley ....... Cook
Mary Field ........... Cathy
Clarence Muse ........ Joseph
George Neise ......... Lieutenant Peters
Synopsis:
The Swamp Fox's capture of Colonel Townes, General Cornwallis goes to the Videaux

Plantation to recruit a new Tory leader--Mary's father. Videaux doesn't offer an answer

immediately, and Mary pleads with Fran not to wage war against her father.
Colonel Tarleton devises a plan to trap Marion--by having British troopers impersonate

 Patriots who wish to join his band of Freedom Fighters.
 

6.16 [--] Walt Disney Presents: SWAMP FOX #6 : A CASE OF TREASON

22-Jan-1960

starring
Leslie Nielsen ....... Francis Marion
Robert Douglas ....... General Cornwallis
John Sutton .......... Colonel Banstre Tarleton
Hal Stalmaster ....... Gwynn
Donald Randolph ...... Mr. Videaux
George Neise ......... Lieutenant Peters
Clarence Muse ........ Joseph
Synopsis:
When Colonel Tarleton sees Mary Videaux kissing General Marion, he begins to

suspect that Mary is not the Tory she claims to be. He sets a trap for her and

catches her trying to pass information to the Swamp Fox. Tarleton then arrests

her and has her taken to Charleston to be held.

 

6.17 [--] Walt Disney Presents: WILD BURRO OF THE WEST

29-Jan-1960

 

6.18 [--] Walt Disney Presents: TWO HAPPY AMIGOS

05-Feb-1960 (rerun 18Jun60)

Summary:

Donald Duck takes his visiting friend Jose Caricoa on an animated tour of the United States. [RF]

 

6.19 [--] Walt Disney Presents: TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER No. 10 - DESPERADO FROM TOMBSTONE

12-Feb-1960

written by Maurice Tombragel

story by Cyril Hume & Maurice Tombragel

directed by Harry Keller

guest cast:

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

Regis Toomey ............ David Howell

Gene Evans ............. Loco Crispin

Nora Marlowe ........... Mrs. Howell

George Wallace ........... Gus

Don Haggerty ............. Trail Boss

Synopsis:

Tough Texas John Slaughter is baffled when his

two young children, whom he has rejoined after years of

separation, regard him as a frightening stranger. [TA]

*Note: Part of the Texas John Slaughter series.

 

6.20 [--] Walt Disney Presents: TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER No. 11 - APACHE FRIENDSHIP

19-Feb-1960

written by Maurice Tombragel

story by Maurice Tombragel & Cyril Hume

directed by Harry Keller

guest cast:

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

Regis Toomey ........ David Howell

Gene Evans ......... Loco Crispin

Nora Marlowe ........ Mrs. Howell

George Wallace ....... Gus

James Edwards ....... Batt

Jay Silverheels ....... Natchez

Don Haggerty ....... Trail Boss

Synopsis:

Texas John Slaughter's prospective mother-in-law tells him that his marriage to

Violet Howell is off unless he gives up wearing guns. John reluctantly agrees

and so becomes easy prey for a horse thief. [TA]

*Note: Part of the Texas John Slaughter series.

 

6.21 [--] Walt Disney Presents: TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER No. 12 - KENTUCKY GUNSLICK (Gunslinger)

26-Feb-1960

written by David P. Harmon

directed by Harry Keller

guest cast:

Tom Tryon ........... Texas John Slaughter
Darryl Hickman ...... Ashley Carstairs
Gregory Walcott ..... Henderson
Allan Lane .......... Johnny Ringo
Don Haggerty ........ Wes
Charles Maxwell ..... Ben Thompson
Jay Silverheels ..... Natchez
James Edwards ....... Batt
Pat Hogan ........... Geronimo
Bob Steele .......... Ben
Synopsis:
Ashley Carstairs brings Texas John Slaughter the two Kentucky thoroughbreds

he had promised him. John notices that young Ashley has a quick temper

 and a pride in his speed on the draw. [RF]
*Note: Part of the Texas John Slaughter series.

 

6.22 [--] Walt Disney Presents: TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER No. 13 - GERONIMO'S REVENGE

04-Mar-1960

written by David P. Harmon

directed by Harry Keller

guest cast:

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

Allan Lane ...... Johnny Ringo

Charles Maxwell ........ Johnson

James Edwards ....... Batt

Don Haggerty ....... Wes

Jay Silverheels ...... Natchez

Pat Hogan ....... Geronimo

Bob Steele ....... Ben

Gregory Walcott ...... Henderson

*Note: Part of the Texas John Slaughter series.

 

6.23 [--] Walt Disney Presents: THIS IS YOUR LIFE, DONALD DUCK

11-Mar-1960

 

6.24 [--] Walt Disney Presents: FRIENDLY ENEMIES AT LAW

18-Mar-1960

 

6.25 [--] Walt Disney Presents: GUS TOMLIN IS DEAD

25-Mar-1960

 

6.26 [--] Walt Disney Presents: THE MAD HERMIT OF CHIMNEY BRUTE

01-Apr-1960 ABC Fri

 

[--] Walt Disney Presents: Our Unsung Villians

06-Jun-1960 originally broadcast 15Feb56.

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