CTVA Western - "26 Men" (Russell Hayden production) Season 2 (1958-59)

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Starring Tris Coffin (as Capt.Tom Rynning) & Kelo Henderson (as Ranger Clint Travis)
Season 2 (Syndicated) (1958-59)
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)

2.01 [40] 26 Men: THE GLORY ROAD
07-Oct-1958
Guest cast:
Don Haggerty ........... Preacher
Charles Tannen ......... Carson
Eve Brent
Hal Hopper
Frank Mullen
William Tannen
Synopsis:
A preacher is blackmailed into helping a killer escape from prison. [RF]

2.02 [41] 26 Men: SHADOW OF DOUBT (copyright title)
(aka "Shadow of A Doubt")
14Oct58
Guest cast:
Chuck Courtney ......... McDevitt
Denver Pyle ............ Haskins
Synopsis:
A Ranger accused of cowardice by his fellow men is put in charge
of a patrol assigned to rescue a girl held captive by Indians. [TD]
Synopsis 2:
Accused of cowardice, a Ranger is put in charge of a rescue mission in treacherous Indian territory. [RF]

2.03 [42] 26 Men: A MAN IN HIDING
21-Oct-1958
Guest cast:
Gregory Walcott ........ Greaves
Paul Sorenson .......... Ashton
Harry Shannon .......... Miner
Elaine Riley ........... Rose
Synopsis:
A miner informs the Rangers that a wanted killer is in hiding but he won't say where. [RF]

2.04 [43] 26 Men: CROSS AND DOUBLE CROSS
28-Oct-1958
Guest cast:
Blackie Austin
Edgar Buchanan
Ron Hayes
Ed Morgan
Frank Mullen
Synopsis:
The wary Rangers allow an outlaw to lead them to a den of thieves. [RF]

2.05 [44] 26 Men: THE LAST REBELLION [UCLA]
(c) 1958 26 Men, Inc.; a Russell Hayden production
04-Nov-1958 syndicated airdate
An ABC Film presentation
Shot on location in Arizona.
producer, Russell Hayden ;
director, Oliver Drake ; writer, Sam Roeca.
Editor, Frank Capacchione;
photography, John D. Weiler;
music, Gordon Zahler;
title song by Russell Hayden, Hal Hopper.
Starring:
Tris Coffin (Capt. Tom Rynning), Kelo Henderson (Ranger Clint Travis)
Guest Cast:
Tony Dexter ......... Billy-John Armendex
Roy Barcroft ........... Urigh
Blackie Austin ......... Ortega
Danny Zapien
Jeanne Carmen
Dub Taylor
Bob Swan
Billy Dix
Synopsis 1:
"The year is 1903. All the Apaches are living peacefully on reservations.
When one Apache inadvertently kills an elderly chief, the Rangers set
out to defend him against his Apache accusers" [UCLA]
Synopsis 2:
An Apache farmer, Billy-John Armendex, is attacked by an old Apache
chief and in the ensuing fight the old man kills himself with his shotgun. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
Apaches contest the acquittal of a brave and attempt to try him for murder their own way. [RF]

2.06 [45] 26 Men: BRIEF GLORY (verified -SC)
(copyright ODAT: 23Oct58; OREG: LP13515)
11-Nov-1958 syndicated airdate
Directed By Franklin Adreon [SC]
Written By Oliver Drake [SC]
Starring:
Tris Coffin (Capt. Tom Rynning), Kelo Henderson (Ranger Clint Travis)
Guest Cast: [SC]
Robert Foulk............as Blackjack Callahan
Maude Prickett............Sarah Martin
Forrest Lewis............as Charlie Martin
Jason Johnson............as Sheriff Donnelly
Reg Browne............as Johnny
Charles L. Lassell............as The Judge
Jim Hurley............as Frank Porter
Ted Gilbert............as Curt
John Graff............as Carson
Al Overend............as The Villager
Synopsis:
The Rangers encounter a timid bank teller who tries to make himself
more important by confessing to a robbery he didn't commit. [SC]

2.07 [46] 26 Men: DOG EAT DOG
18-Nov-1958
Guest cast:
Steve Pendleton
Darlene Fields
Gary Gray
Hal Hopper
James Seay
Bob Pollard
Blu Wright
Synopsis:
The people of Durando are caught in a power duel between their marshal and their sheriff. [RF]

2.08 [47] 26 Men: JUDGE NOT
25-Nov-1958
Guest cast:
Myron Healey ........... Branch Ford
Jason Johnson .......... Bancroft
Rebecca Welles
James Hurley
Jack Briggs
Synopsis:
A former mental patient seeks revenge against the doctor (Jim Hurley) who committed him. [RF]

2.09 [48] 26 Men: MY BROTHER'S KEEPER
02-Dec-1958
Guest cast:
I. Stanford Jolley ..... Tanner
Steve Pendleton ........ Mort
James Seay ............. Walter
Harry Harvey Jr. ....... Soldier
Gary Gray .............. Shagg
Synopsis:
A soldier is back home trying to reclaim land his father sold to pay taxes. [RF]

2.10 [49] 26 Men: RUN NO MORE
09-Dec-1958
Guest cast:
David Cross ............ Castanares
Joseph Waring .......... Manuel
Leo Gordon
Terry Frost
Eugenia Paul
Synopsis:
Perjured testimony hanged a man. Now his vengeful son wants the real criminals. [RF]

2.11 [50] 26 Men: THE MANHUNT
16-Dec-1958
Guest cast:
Richard Crane .......... Seth
Morris Ankrum .......... Young
Connie Buck ............ Lita
Ted de Corsia .......... Burke
Robert Noe
Guy Prescott
Synopsis:
After releasing a killer's twin, Rynning (Tris Coffin) must convince a
lynch mob that he'd arrested the wrong brother. [RF]

2.12 [51] 26 Men: THE AVENGER (verified -SC)
(copyright ODAT: 4Dec58; OREG: LP13506)
23-Dec-1958 syndicated airdate
Directed By Joseph Kane [SC]
Written By Oliver Drake [SC]
Starring:
Tris Coffin (Capt. Tom Rynning), Kelo Henderson (Ranger Clint Travis)
Guest Cast: [SC]
Dale Cummings............as Jim Harvey
Karl Davis............as Jed Dolan
Gates Brown............as Pete Shane
Thomas Cain............as Sheriff Jeff Hansen
Mark Williams............as The Postmaster
Synopsis 1:
A young boy joins the Rangers with the intention of becoming an expert gunslinger. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Travis teaches a youth how to use a gun, unaware that the boy plans to become a gunslinger. [RF]

2.13 [52] 26 Men: FALSE WITNESS
30-Dec-1958
Guest cast:
Ted de Corsia
Morris Ankrum
Connie Buck
Guy Prescott
Synopsis 1:
An honest judge defies a vicious bully. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A town boss tries to silence the father of a man he killed by threatening the old man's daughter. [RF]

2.14 [53] 26 Men: THE TORCH
06-Jan-1959
Guest cast:
Grant Withers
Dale Cummings .......... Moose
Karl Davis ............. Ebbie
Mack Williams
Paul Lukather
Synopsis:
Children of an Arizona mining settlement are being trained in the tricks of thievery by the town's owner. [RF]

2.15 [54] 26 Men: THE TRAIL OF REVENGE
13-Jan-1959
Guest cast:
DeForest Kelley ........ Ed Lacey
Jeanne Baird ........... May Lacey
Arthur Space ........... Monk Barraby
Vera Costello .......... Esther Barraby
Bill Henry ............. Joe Wallace
Montie Montana ......... Cowhand
Synopsis 1:
An escaped convict learns that his wife has deserted him. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Learning that his wife has deserted him, an escaped convict launches a frenzied campaign for revenge. [RF]

2.16 [55] 26 Men: THE HELLION (verified -SC)
(copyright ODAT: 1Jan59; OREG: LP13520)
20-Jan-1959 syndicated airdate
Directed By Oliver Drake [SC]
Written By Warren Douglas [SC]
Starring:
Tris Coffin (Capt. Tom Rynning), Kelo Henderson (Ranger Clint Travis)
Guest Cast: [SC]
Doug McClure............as George Smith
Rayford Barnes............as Eddie Eagan
Hal Baylor............as Charlie Daggett
Vera Costello............as Mrs. Smith
Rex Lease............as Morton
Dusty Walker............as Spooner
Robert Shayne............as The Judge
Mark Williams............as The Clerk
Bob Taylor............as Al Smith
Bob Johnson............as Bill Smith
Synopsis:
The Rangers go after a young outlaw who has killed the woman he loves and is trying to frame
  both the murder and robbery on his rival for the dead woman's affection. [SC]

2.17 [56] 26 Men: THE RANGER WITHOUT A BADGE
27-Jan-1959
Guest cast:
Orville Sherman ......... Granger
Bill Henry .............. Walker
Charlita
Arthur Space
Synopsis:
A gambler helps Rynning and Travis run down the leader of a gang of rustlers. [RF]

2.18 [57] 26 Men: THE SHOWDOWN
03-Feb-1959
Guest cast:
Leo Gordon .............. Duprine
David Cross
Terry Frost
Bob Pollard
James Hurley
George Douglas
Jack Riggs
Synopsis:
A young man exploits Constitutional law in a scheme to escape punishment for the murder of his father. [RF]

2.19 [58] 26 Men: THE LONG TRAIL HOME
10-Feb-1959
Guest cast:
Leonard Nimoy ........... Toke Shaw
Walter Maslow ........... Ed Shaw
Richard Carlyle ......... Jimmy Blaine
Barbara Bestar .......... Virginia Blaine
Gates Brown ............. Jack Burke
Stuart Wade
Synopsis:
A gang of killers runs into an ex-member of the band, just escaped from prison. [RF]

2.20 [59] 26 Men: DEATH IN THE DRAGOONS (verified -SC)
(copyright ODAT: 29Jan59; OREG: LP13510)
17-Feb-1959 syndicated airdate
Written and Directed By Oliver Drake [SC]
Starring:
Tris Coffin (Capt. Tom Rynning), Kelo Henderson (Ranger Clint Travis)
Guest Cast: [SC]
Jeanne Dean............as Jane Bardeen
Rayford Barnes............as Sam Harvey
Robert Shayne............as Logan Bright
Rex Lease..............as Cliff Swanson
Hal Baylor............as Scar Tyrell
Bob Taylor............as Todd
Tom Cain............as Dan Martin
Mark Williams............as The Telegraph Agent
Kenneth Kennedy............as Bill Farley
Synopsis 1:
Captain Rynning rescues a young woman rancher from a gun battle with
three men and then learns that the woman is wanted for murder. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Rynning must make a difficult decision when he learns that the woman he rescued is wanted for murder. [RF]

2.21 [60] 26 Men: RICOCHET
24-Feb-1959
Guest cast:
Richard Carlyle ......... Wes
Gates Brown ............. Dean
Leonard Nimoy ........... Blake Larson
Bob Pollard
Barbara Bestar
Walter Maslow
Jack Mather
Stuart Wade
Paul Raymond
Synopsis:
Good intentions can't seem to offset the wild reputations of three brothers returned home after a three-year absence. [RF]

2.22 [61] 26 Men: A HOUSE DIVIDED
03-Mar-1959
Guest cast:
George Keymas
William Swan ............ Les
Daria Massey ............ Wanama
Synopsis:
A rancher is determined to wreck the marriage of his brother and an Indian girl. [RF]

2.23 [62] 26 Men: THE PROFANE MASQUERADE
10-Mar-1959
Guest cast:
Eve Brent ............... Kate
George Keymas ........... Tod
Patricia Michon ......... Mary
Synopsis:
Two women help loot-laden outlaws flee to the Mexican border. [RF]

2.24 [63] 26 Men: DEAD OR ALIVE
17-Mar-1959
Guest cast:
Gregg Barton
Steve Darrell
Synopsis 1:
The Arizona Rangers are faced with the problem of solving a three-year-old crime. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Rynning runs into unexpected trouble while investigating a murder. [RF]

2.25 [64] 26 Men: THE HAS BEEN (verified -SC)
(copyright ODAT: 5Mar59; OREG: LP14686)
24-Mar-1959 syndicated airdate
Directed By Oliver Drake [SC]
Written By Buckley Angell [SC]
Starring:
Tris Coffin (Capt. Tom Rynning), Kelo Henderson (Ranger Clint Travis)
Guest Cast: [SC]
Mike Forest ............ as The Champ, Duke Bristol
Roy Barcroft ............ as Barker
Jon Locke ............ as Larry Carson
Blu Wright ............ as Morgan
Bob Corrigan ............ as The Pitchman
Synopsis:
Captain Rynning investigates a boxing racket involving heavyweight champ Duke Bristol. [SC]

2.26 [65] 26 Men: THE UNWANTED
31-Mar-1959
Guest cast:
Mason Alan Dinehart ..... Tex Fallon
Nancy Kilgas ............ Mary
Chuck Courtney .......... Joey
James Seay .............. Griff Halleck
James Canino ............ Bugler
Robert Armstrong
Synopsis:
A grimy group of jobless Easterners want to settle down but they need the help of an obliging Ranger. [RF]

2.27 [66] 26 Men: LIVE AND LET DIE
07-Apr-1959
Guest cast:
Jon Locke ............... Wade
Michael Forest .......... Hardy
Bob Taylor .............. Chunk
Johnny Dakota ........... Wes
Laurie Mitchell ......... Addie
Synopsis:
An outlaw is determined to kill his ex-wife's present husband. [RF]

2.28 [67] 26 Men: THE TRIAL AT VERDE RIVER
14-Apr-1959
Guest cast:
Richard Crane
Robert Armstrong ........ Vallon
Tom Cain ................ Norris
Synopsis:
On returning to his home town, a young lawyer (Richard Crane) incurs
the wrath of old neighbors feuding over water rights. [RF]

2.29 [68] 26 Men: THE SCORPION
21-Apr-195
Guest cast:
Lane Bradford ........... Haddock
Wendy Wilde ............. Jenny
Synopsis:
While taking in an outlaw, Travis gets bitten by a poisonous
scorpion---and finds himself at the mercy of his prisoner. [RF]

2.30 [69] 26 Men: THE LAST KILL
28-Apr-1959
Guest cast:
Richard Garland
Patsy Kelly ............. Kate
William Fawcett ......... Grant
James Hyland ............ Townsend
Virginia Stefan
Ted Stanhope
Synopsis:
A dying ex-con vows to kill the man who sent him to prison. [RF]

2.31 [70] 26 Men: REDSKIN
05-May-1959
Guest cast:
I. Stanford Jolley ...... Cincioni
Robert Corrigan ......... Doctor
Cindy Lee Caster ........ Cindy
Synopsis:
An Indian war hero becomes involved with a quack who's selling phony cure-alls. [RF]

2.32 [71] 26 Men: THE CAVE-IN
12-May-1959
Guest cast:
Richard Garland
William Fawcett
Virginia Stefan
James Hyland
Todd Lasswell
Synopsis:
A crusading editor learns that funds for mine safety equipment have been embezzled. [RF]

2.33 [72] 26 Men: TERROR IN PARADISE (verified -SC)
(copyright ODAT: 30Apr59; OREG: LP14694)
19-May-1959 syndicated airdate
Directed By Joseph Kane [SC]
Written By Oliver Drake [SC]
Starring:
Tris Coffin (Capt. Tom Rynning), Kelo Henderson (Ranger Clint Travis)
Guest Cast: [SC]
Gregg Palmer............as Eddie Graham
I. Stanford Jolley............as Roy Danby
Robert Karnes............as George Martin
Wendy Wilde............as Laura Delaney
Johnnie Westmore............as Ruth Delaney
James Hayward............as The Coronor
Bob Taylor............as Apache Joe Garcia
Stirling Welker............as John Latimer
James Dugan............as Bill Walsh
Synopsis:
Two dance-hall girls agree to testify at a murder trial until they face the muzzle of a nervous gun. [RF]

2.34 [73] 26 Men: THE FIGHTING MAN
26-May-1959
Guest cast:
Lance Fuller ............ Carter
Carol Thurston .......... Sherry
Grant Withers
Denver Pyle
Stirling Welker
Harry Shannon
Bud Brown
Bill Baucom
Synopsis:
A marshal is torn between personal duty and career during a chase after a post-office bandit. [RF]

2.35 [74] 26 Men: THE TUMBLEWEED RANGER
02-Jun-1959
Guest cast:
Tap Canutt .............. Seldom
Roy Barcroft ............ Effrim
Lyn Thomas .............. Maylene
Bob Taylor .............. Jaffe
Synopsis:
Apaches and bandits plague a stage transporting a bevy of mail-order brides through the badlands. [RF]

2.36 [75] 26 Men: THE TIGER
09-Jun-1959
Guest cast:
Britt Lomond ............ Colonel
Robert Foulk ............ Tobasco
Lane Bradford ........... Bascomb
Synopsis:
Three policemen are killed in the first step of a plan by American outlaws to take over a Mexican village. [RF]

2.37 [76] 26 Men: ABANDONED
16-Jun-1959
Guest cast:
Richard Reeves .......... Snyder
Synopsis:
Captain Rynning leads a posse through Indian territory to find a boy being held by kidnappers. [RF]

2.38 [77] 26 Men: THE BANDIT QUEEN
23-Jun-1959
Guest cast:
Jackie Blanchard
Tap Canutt
Bob Johnson
Stirling Welker
Synopsis:
The Rangers light out after a wily and very beautiful outlaw. [RF]

2.39 [78] 26 Men: REFUGE AT BROKEN BOW (final episode)
30-Jun-1959
Guest cast:
Peter Miles ............. Dan
Addison Richards ........ Morgan
Alan Wells .............. Jenkins
Peter Mamakos ........... Merenge
Synopsis:
A young boy must choose between respect for the law and loyalty to his two outlaw uncles. [RF]

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