CTVA Western - "26 Men" (Russell Hayden production) Season 1 (1957-58)

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Starring Tris Coffin (as Capt.Tom Rynning) & Kelo Henderson (as Ranger Clint Travis)
Season 1 (Syndicated) (1957-58)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Dischley, Sal Crisanti, Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)


 
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   Syndicated Program  (39 episodes)

1.01 [--] 26 Men: THE RECRUIT
15-Oct-1957
Guest Cast: [RF]
Don Haggerty ...... Big Red Monahan
William Fawcett ... Sam Miller
Billy Baucom ...... Ranger Cpl. Drake
Elizabeth Marshall. Lola Johnson
Bill Murphy ....... Curley
Jimmy Cotton ...... Jud
Bill French ....... Jones
Fred Kohler ....... Dr. Adams
Synopsis:
First episode of the series. Captain Rynning and Ranger Travis answer a request for help sent
out by a newspaper editor in the town of Wilcox, and arrive to find the editor hanging from a tree.

1.02 [--] 26 Men: TROUBLE AT PINNACLE PEAK
22-Oct-1957
Guest cast:[RF]
Tom Monroe ......... Walt Handy
Connie Buck ........ Maria
Hal Hooper ......... Cpl. Hillborn
Billy Bacum ........ Ranger Foster
Kay Appel .......... Mrs. Beldon
Boyce Wright ....... Mr. Beldon
Ed Morgan .......... Buzz
Jim Norman ......... Arch
Jack Riggs ......... Doc
Gina Carr .......... Bea
John Cole .......... Tad
I. Stanford Jolley . Cincioni
Joe Angel .......... Mexican Boy
Synopsis:
Pursuing a group of vicious outlaws, Rynning and Travis enlist the help of an Indian tracker.

1.03 [--] 26 Men: THE WILD BUNCH
29-Oct-1957
Guest cast: [RF]
Norma Ward .......... Mary
Walter Crane ........ Wally
Bud Brown ........... Carmody
Jack Riggs .......... Mueller
Dusty Walker ........ Logan
Bob Pollard ......... Railroad Inspector
Hal Hooper .......... Ranger Hillborn
Bill Gillis ......... Ranger
Dot Johnson ......... Woman
Robin Jewel ......... Girl
Joe Angel ........... Chinaman
Ed Morgan ........... Logan Henchman
Jim Norman .......... Logan Henchman
Synopsis:
Ranger Travis is fired when a member of the Wild Bunch escapes his
custody, and to prove his worth, the ranger matches guns with the whole gang.

1.04 [--] 26 Men: BORDER INCIDENT
05-Nov-1957
Written by Joe Richardson
Guest cast:
Rico Alaniz .......... Juan Morales
Arthur Palmer ........ Lt. Gomez
Lane Bradford ........ Scar Davis
Ron Hansen ........... Sam Gorham
Joe Angel ............ John Morales
Jack Martin .......... Pete Martin
Ed Morgan ............ Dale
Allegra Varron ....... Mrs. Juan Morales
Jay Orent ............ Mexican
Synopsis:
Disguised as a gunrunner, Travis attempts to foil the plan of Juan Morales to overthrow the Mexican government.

1.05 [--] 26 Men: DESTINATION NOWHERE
12-Nov-1957
Written by Dwight V. Babcock
Guest cast:
Walter Crane ......... Governor
Lane Bradford
Gloria Rhoads
Boyce Wright
Rico Alaniz
Synopsis:
Rynning and Travis attempt to stop the smuggling of Chinese coolies across the Colorado River.

1.06 [--] 26 Men: INCIDENT AT YUMA
19-Nov-1957
Written by Ed Repp
Guest Cast:
Steve Conte ........... Lloyd Quinten
Gregg Barton .......... Whale
Marjorie Stapp ........ Kit Thompson
Philip Tonge .......... Deputy Guthrie Kane
Boyce Wright .......... Ireland
Jack Riggs ............ Canuck
Bud Brown ............. Ringo
John Carr ............. Reb
Ronnie Hansen ......... Dirk Thompson
Ed Morgan ............. Jawbone
Synopsis:
Captain Rynning has difficulty gathering men to help capture a group of convicts who have escaped prison.

1.07 [--] 26 Men: THE SLATER BROTHERS (1957) (verified -SC)
(no copyright details)
26-Nov-1957
Directed by Oliver Drake
Written by Terence Maples, Sam Roeca and Tom Hubbard
Guest cast:
Stanley Andrews ...... as Jeremiah Kolb
Monte Blue ........... as Frank Slater
Richard Garland ...... as Captain Brock
Walter Crane.......... as John Martin
George Ross........... as Corporal Smith
Bud Brown............. as Karl Slater
Bill Hall............. as Sam
Jim Norman............ as Williams
Jack Riggs............ as Gilbert
Ed Morgan............. as Rustler
Bill Gillis........... as Charlie Hall
Synopsis:
Ranger Travis is falsely accused of murder, and is sent by Rynning into the
Galioro Mountains of Arizona to prove his innocence and to find a group of cattle rustlers.

1.08 [--] 26 Men: DEAD MAN AT TUSCON (aka "Dead Man in Tuscon")
03-Dec-1957
Guest Cast:
Steve Conte ........... Cane Devers
Richard Beymer ........ Tod 'Gary' Devers
Philip Tonge .......... Matthew Devers
Gregg Barton .......... Foster Hatch
Wally Crane ........... Frank Barlow
Hal Hopper ............ Sheriff
Fred Shryer ........... Barney
Boyce Wright .......... Henry
Synopsis:
Travis pursues a diabolical escaped con who has robbed a bank in
Yuma and is using counterfeit plates as a part of a scheme against
his father and younger brother.

1.09 [--] 26 Men: MAN ON THE RUN (1957) (verified -SC)
(no copyright details)
Directed By Oliver Drake [SC]
Written By Sam Roeca,Tom Hubbard and Will George [SC]
Starring:
Tris Coffin (Capt. Tom Rynning), Kelo Henderson (Ranger Clint Travis)
Guest Cast: [SC]
George Ross............as Ben Howard
Richard Garland............as Jack Ralls
Stanley Andrews............as Jeb Howard
Monte Blue........as John Simms
Jeanne Wood............as Mrs.Howard
Bob Pollard............as Sheriff Wells
Ronnie Hansen............as Pete Peters
Bill Gillis............as Cpl. Hill
Synopsis 1:
Captain Rynning tries to find out why Ranger Ben Howard has unexpectedly resigned from the force. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
An Arizona Ranger resigns with no explanation, and Rynning discovers that the man is trying to hide a terrible secret.

1.10 [--] 26 Men: THE BIG ROPE
17-Dec-1957
Directed by Oliver Drake
Written by John K. Butler
Guest cast:
Harry Lauter ......... Sheriff Clyde Trevor
Howard Negley ........ Paul Cullen
Richard Reeves ....... Tony Snyder
Gene Roth ............ Chas. Lemker
Tom Cain ............. Ben Sobel
Lyn Thomas ........... Mrs. Mary Bingham
George Ray ........... Rev. Matthew Bingham
Synopsis:
Three men are mysteriously hanged and the Arizona Rangers enter the case
after receiving an anonymously signed telegram. Ranger Travis journeys to the town of
 Galeyville and discovers sullen townspeople, a cowardly sheriff and a missing preacher.

1.11 [--] 26 Men: VALLEY OF FEAR
24-Dec-1957
Written by Sloan Nibley
Guest cast:
Art Palmer ............ US Marshal Peterson (TV Guide has Harry Millet in this role)
Mickey Simpson ........ Ross Parker
Tim Graham ............ Uncle Ben Larkin
Jim Canino ............ Stace Underhill
William Forrest ....... Colonel Underhill
Michael Ivor .......... Carter
Norman MacDonald ...... Lew
Phil Munch ............ Judge
Synopsis:
Posing as an outlaw, Travis tries to solve the mysterious disappearance of a marshal. [RF]

1.12 [--] 26 Men: THE INDIAN GUNSLINGER
31-Dec-1957
Guest cast:
Tony Russo
Mickey Simpson ........ Alder
Synopsis:
The Rangers try to help an Apache (Tony Russo) protect property he inherited from his adopted father. [RF]

1.13 [--] 26 Men: TRAIL OF DARKNESS
07-Jan-1958
Guest Cast:
Paul Sorensen ......... Howard
Rayford Barnes
Dorothy Johnson
Mary Newton
Synopsis:
Rynning and Travis ride into a town that is enraged by the murders of two women.

1.14 [--] 26 Men: TRADE ME DEADLY
14-Jan-1958
Guest cast:
Nancy Kilgas .......... Jane Claiborne
Gertrude Graner ....... Ma Hackett
Robert Blake .......... Tobe Hackett
Gertrude Graner ....... Ma Hackett aka Mable Swan
Harry Lauter .......... Lt. Holloway
Howard Negley ......... Lt. Casteel
Lee Pugh .............. Grady Hackett
Dick Reeves ........... Clay Hackett
Dave Robard ........... Johnnie
Synopsis 1:
The Texas Rangers join with the Arizona Rangers in an attempt tosave the governor of Texas.
Synopsis 2:
Rangers of two states join in the effort to rescue a kidnap victim the daughter of the Texas governor. [RF]

1.15 [--] 26 Men: THE VIOLENT LAND
28-Jan-1958
Guest cast:
Rayford Barnes ........ Culmer
Synopsis:
A chance for quick cash tempts an Arizona lawman when he's offered a bribe for the release of two prisoners. [RF]

1.16 [--] 26 Men: PANIC AT BISBEE
04-Feb-1958
Guest cast:
I. Stanford Jolley
Rayford Barnes
Bud Brown
Hal Hopper
Tom Monroe
Bob Pollard
Paul Sorenson
Boyce Wright
Synopsis:
Jobless miners threaten to storm a closed bank when currency arrives. [RF]

1.17 [--] 26 Men: INSURRECTION
11-Feb-1958
Written by Dwight V. Babcock
Guest cast:
Walter Kelly
Jackie Blanchard ...... Stella
Britt Lomond .......... Kosterlitzky
Synopsis:
The careless activities of a former Ranger (Walter Kelly) have Mexico
and Arizona on the brink of war. [RF]

1.18 [--] 26 Men: SLAUGHTER TRAIL
18-Feb-1958
Guest cast:
Alex Montoya .......... Slaughter
Rodney Bell
Laurie Carroll
Fred Graham
Walter Kelly
Britt Lomond
Frank Richards
Synopsis:
The Rangers try to capture a ruthless cattle baron and his gang. [RF]

1.19 [--] 26 Men: GUN HAND (verified -SC)
25-Feb-1958 (copyright date 05Feb58)
Directed by Oliver Drake
Written by Frank Graves
Guest cast:
John Redmond .......... as The Original Ranger
Paul Picerni .......... as Ben Thorpe
Raymond Hatton ........ as Jigger
Barbara Bestar ........ as Gina Allison
Robert Swan ........... as Holdren
John James ............ as Aaron Granger
Joseph Crehan ......... asDoc Hammerly
Alan Wells ............ as Kabe
Don C. Harvey ......... as Bayliss
Riley Hill ............ as Haney
Frank Mullen .......... as Kirby
Jim Norman ............ as Johnson
Synopsis:
Captain Rynning is called upon to aid a wounded lawman and a gang of silver hijackers. [SC]

1.20 [--] 26 Men: THE CATTLE EMBARGO
04-Mar-1958
Guest cast:
Tom Hennessey
Penny Edwards
Mauritz Hugo
Steve Mitchell
Alex Montoya
Kim Spalding
Synopsis:
Ranger Jim Hatton spearheads an all-out search for his outlaw friend. [RF]

1.21 [--] 26 Men: BADGE TO KILL (verified -SC)
11-Mar-1958 (copyright date 19Feb58)
Directed by Oliver Drake
Written by Lawrence Resner and Frank Graves
Guest cast:
Clarence Beaty ........ as The Ranger
Paul Picerni .......... as Ben Thorpe
Robert Swan ........... as Spooner
Barbara Bester ........ as Gina Thorpe
John James ............ as Tyler
Carole Campbell ....... as Kay Whiteside
Alan Wells ............ as Carlson
Joseph Crehan ......... as Pat Higgins
Ralph Quita ........... as Bula Fernandez
Synopsis:
Captain Rynning and his men search for ranger Carl Hubbard who was ambushed
and wounded while escorting a shipment of Mexican gold. [SC]

1.22 [--] 26 Men: MONTEZUMA'S CAVE
18-Mar-1958
Guest cast:
Robert Foulk .......... Romero
Bill Henry ............ Blue
Don Diamond
Louis Lettieri
Phillip Turich
Danny Zapien
Synopsis:
Ranger Rynning tries to track down a Mexican bandit named Romero. [RF]

1.23 [--] 26 Men: THE SUNDOWN DECISION
25-Mar-1958
Guest cast:
Kim Spaulding
Mauritz Hugo .......... Arron
Harry Strang .......... Dehner
Penny Edwards
Claire Du Brey
Steve Mitchell
Synopsis:
A half-crazy rancher tries to goad his ex-convict brother into committing a murder. [RF]

1.24 [--] 26 Men: THE PARRISH GANG
01-Apr-1958
Guest cast:
Robert Lowery ......... Parrish
Joe Kelsay ............ Marston
Gregg Barton
Johnny Carpenter
Anabel Shaw
Hal Hopper
Synopsis:
Travis poses as a bank robber to learn the location of a gang's hide-out. [RF]

1.25 [--] 26 Men: HOAX AT GLOBE (copyright title)
(TV Guide title "Globe Hoax")
26 Men, Inc. (copyright ODAT: 19Mar58; OREG: LP11522)
08-Apr-1958 (rerun 28Aug58)
Guest cast:
Don Diamond
Robert Foulk
Bill Gillis
Bill Henry ............ Moore
Bob Pollard
Synopsis:
A crooked candidate for sheriff of Globe tries to use the Arizona Rangers to guarantee a favorable election. [RF]

1.26 [--] 26 Men: BOUNTY HUNTER (verified -SC)
15-Apr-1958 (copyright date 26Mar58)
Directed by Oliver Drake
Written by Sloan Nibley and Frank Graves
Guest cast:
John Redmond .......... as The Original Ranger
Harry Fleer ........... as Ranger John
Robert Lowery ......... as Red Tanner
Gregg Barton .......... as Muley Wilcox
Tommy Ivo ............. as Tim Whitney
Synopsis:
Rynning and Travis encounter an outlaw who is posing as a professional
bounty hunter in a scheme to collect the prize on his partner's head. [SC]

1.27 [--] 26 Men: THE APACHE WINTER
22-Apr-1958
************ no guest cast details ***********
Synopsis:
Rynning tries to persuade a religious group, camped on Apache land, to move. [RF]

1.28 [--] 26 Men: LEGACY OF DEATH (verified -SC)
29-Apr-1958(copyright date 09Apr58)
Written and Directed by Oliver Drake
Guest cast:
Clarence Beaty...... as The Ranger
Roy Barcroft........ as Marshal Bill Stevens
Don Haggerty........ as Big Red Cassidy
Lynne Carter........ as Betty Evans
Helen Begam......... as Lola
Peter Adams......... as Cal Ward
Ewing Mitchell...... as Lawyer Benson
Synopsis:
At the reading of rancher Bart Evans' will, Captain Rynning learns that
before his death Evans had hired someone to kill Rynning. [SC]

1.29 [--] 26 Men: THE CHAIN GANG
06-May-1958
Guest cast:
Lash LaRue
Gregg Palmer
Glenn Strange
Lane Bradford
Hal Hopper
Bob Pollard
Dan Riss
Synopsis:
Posing as a convict, Ranger Ed Braddock probes grisly conditions in a prison labor camp. [RF]

1.30 [--] 26 Man: THE BELLS OF ST. THOMAS
13-May-1958
Guest cast:
Roy Barcroft .......... Luke Baxter
Jim Davis ............. Father Diego
Pierce Lyden .......... Jake Norman
Jack Beutel ........... Ranger Johnny Whitecloud
Ewing Mitchell ........ Sheriff Haley
John Redmond .......... Original Ranger
Jack Riggs ............ Will Anders
Dave Robard ........... Peter Redfox
Synopsis:
Three outlaws elude their pursuers after robbing a bank and killing a guard, and take refuge in an Indian school. [RF]

1.31 [--] 26 Men: HONDO MAN
20-May-1958
Guest cast:
Mickey Simpson ........ Alfred
Milton Frome
Fred Kohler Jr.
Ed Morgan
Herb Vigran
Gregory Walcott
Synopsis:
A reformed gunman is forced to take up arms after he finds a Ranger murdered. [RF]

1.32 [--] 26 Men: THE VANQUISHER
27-May-1958
Guest cast:
Gregg Palmer ........... Ranger Andrew Shoreham
Jacqueline Holt ........ Jennie
Mickey Simpson ......... Trancas
Jack Austin
Milton Frome
Herb Vigran
Synopsis:
Hearing that outlaws have taken over his home town, Ranger Andrew Shoreham aims to oust the gang his own way. [RF]

1.33 [--] 26 Men: THE RANGER AND THE LADY
03-Jun-1958
Guest cast:
Ann Daniels ............ Barbara
Mason Alan Dinehart .... Blaine
Jackie Loughery ........ Ruth
Synopsis:
The town of Bisbee's a stir over a new campaign for women's suffrage. [RF]

1.34 [--] 26 Men: IDOL IN THE DUST
10-Jun-1958
Guest cast:
Steve Darrell
Dusty Walker
Synopsis:
An ex-lawman has allegedly been hired to work for an outlaw. [RF]

1.35 [--] 26 Men: THE RUNAWAY STAGE
17-Jun-1958
Guest cast:
Gregg Palmer ........... Shoreham
Jackie Loughery ........ Laura
Baynes Barron
Jack Austin
Ralph Neff
Joe Perce
Boyce Wright
Synopsis:
Nobody believes a Ranger's account of how he was knocked unconscious during a stage robbery. [RF]

1.36 [--] 26 Men: THE WAYWARD GUN
24-Jun-1958
Guest cast:
Doug McClure ........... Scarsted
Hal Baylor
Clarence Beatty
Kenneth Becker
Jack Buetel
James Canino
William Fawcett
Gail Ganley
William Haade
Synopsis:
A thief tries to set up an alibi by getting himself arrested in another town. [RF]

1.37 [--] 26 Men: HOLE UP
01-Jul-1958
Guest cast:
Jack Austin
Baynes Barron
Paul E. Burns
James Gavin
Gregg Palmer
Synopsis:
To rescue a girl from outlaws, Ranger Travis needs help from an Indian prisoner. [RF]

1.38 [--] 26 Men: THE UNHOLY PARTNERS
08-Jul-1958
Guest cast:
Doug McClure ........... Keith
Hal Baylor ............. Roper
Synopsis:
Travis trails a young hijacker to his hide-out and then tries to capture the whole gang single-handed. [RF]

1.39 [--] 26 Men: KILLER'S TRAIL
15-Jul-1958
Guest cast:
Robert Lowery
Paul E. Burns
Claire Carleton
Carol Ann Daniels
Mason Alan Dinehart
William Fawcett
Gail Ganley
William Haade
George Keymas
Synopsis:
The Arizona Rangers set up a dragnet for four murderous prison escapees. [RF]

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