CTVA Western - "Annie Oakley" (Flying 'A'/Syndicated) Season 1 (1953-54)

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Starring Gail Davis (as Annie Oakley) 
Season 1 (Syndicated) (1953-54)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
contributions by: Sal Crisanti, Rina Fox , Louis H. Allgood
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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Synidcated Program
26 episodes

1.01 [--] Annie Oakley: ANNIE AND THE BRASS COLLAR
(c) 1953 (Copyright Date 11Dec53)
Written by Robert Schaefer and Eric Freiwald
Directed by William Berke
Director of Photography William Bradford
Editor, Paul Porofsky
Guest cast:
Robert Emmett O'Connor as Dan Heywood
Chris Alcaide as Paul Dodson, train conductor
Roy Barcroft as Martin Ellison
Paul E. Burns as Jim, Telegraph Operator
Glase Lohman as Clint Hackett
Bob Woodward as Hank
Synopsis:
Annie and Tag help foil a bunch of train robbers, and also help
to save an old engineer's job. [RF]
(Companion Episode: "The Cinder Trail")

1.02 [--] Annie Oakley: THE CINDER TRAIL
(c) 1954 (copyright date 13Mar54)
Written by Robert Schaefer and Eric Freiwald
Director of Photography, William Bradford, A.S.C
Directed by William Berke
Guest cast:
Robert Emmett O'Connor as Dan Heywood
Glase Lohman as Clint Hackett
Roy Barcroft as Martin
Paul E. Burns as Jim
Chris Alcaide as Paul Dodson, train conductor
Bob Woodward as Bart
Synopsis:
Annie,Tagg and Lofty battle a corrupt rancher with plans to take over
the railroad and control the price of shipping cattle. [SC]
(Companion Episode: "Annie and the Brass Collar")

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1.03 [--] Annie Oakley: ANNIE TRUSTS A CONVICT
(Copyright Date 31Dec53)
Directed By Frank McDonald
Teleplay By Norman S.Hall.
Guest Cast:
Myron Healey, Harry Harvey,Jr. Gregg Barton, Steve Pendleton,
Alan Bridge, Edward Earle.
Synopsis:
Annie comes to the aid of a newly released convict who seems to be
implicated in the robbery of a shipment of gold ore. [SC]
(Companion Episode: "Gunplay")

1.04 [--] Annie Oakley: GUNPLAY
(Copyright Date 14Jan54)
Directed By Frank McDonald
Teleplay By Jack Townley.
Guest Cast:
Myron Healey, Ralph Sanford, Paul McGuire, Steve Pendleton,
Gregg Barton, Francis McDonald, Bob Woodward.
Synopsis:
Annie,Tagg and Lofty become involved when the marshal on his way to Diablo
to pick up a prisoner is murdered by the outlaw's brother, who impersonates
the lawman and demand that the prisoner be turned over to him. [SC]
(Companion Episode: "Annie Trusts a Convict")

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1.05 [--] Annie Oakley: THE DUDE STAGECOACH
(Copyright Date 17Feb54)
Producer Colbert Clark
Written by Paul Gangelin
Directed by Frank McDonald
Director of Photography, William Bradford, A.S.C
Guest Cast:
Maura Murphy ..... Patricia Dennis
Tom London ..... Buckhorn, Diablo Stage Manager
House Peters, Jr. ..... Wiley
George Lewis ..... Mason, Wiley's Gunslinger
Bob Woodward ..... Kramer, Manager of the Mine
(Companion Episode: "Annie and the Lily Maid")

1.06 [--] Annie and the Lily Maid
(copyright date 17Mar54)
Directed by Frank McDonald
(Companion Episode: "The Dude Stagecoach)

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1.07 [--] Annie Oakley: AMBUSH CANYON (1954)
(copyright date 17Feb54)

Annie Oakley - Ambush Canyon
Directed by Frank McDonald
TELEPLAY BY ROBERT SCHAEFER AND ERIC FREIWALD.
GUEST CAST:
ROBERT B. WILLIAMS, GLORIA TALBOTT, MARSHALL REED, SAM FLINT,
WILLIAM FAWCETT, MICKEY SIMPSON, DARWYN GREENFIELD.
SYNOPSIS:
ANNIE, TAGG AND LOFTY HELP A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG INDIAN WOMAN WHEN HER
FAMILY OF LOWLAND FARMERS IS THREATENED BY AN ANGRY MOB AND ACCUSED
OF THE MURDER OF A WELL KNOWN STOCKHOLDER IN A LOCAL GOLD MINE. [SC]
(Companion Episode "The Hardrock Trail")

1.8 [--] Annie Oakley: THE HARDROCK TRAIL (1954)
(copyright date 17Mar54)

Annie Oakley - The Hardrock Trail 1/5 (1954)   2/5   3/5   4/5  5/5

Directed by Frank McDonald
TELEPLAY BY ROBERT SCHAEFER AND ERIC FREIWALD.
GUEST CAST:
KENNETH MACDONALD, ROBERT B. WILLIAMS, ALAN WELLS, WILLIAM FAWCETT.
SYNOPSIS:
SHERIFF LUCK MACTAVISH IS BEING HUNTED BY AN EX-CONVICT WHO WANT'S TO
KILL HIM FOR SENDING HIM TO PRISON. ANNIE STEPS IN TO HELP THE
SHERIFF, AND TAGG'S APPETITE FOR HARDROCK CANDY ASSISTS IN CAPTURING
THE OUTLAW. [SC]
(Companion Episode: "Ambush Canyon")
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1.09 [--] Annie Oakley: ANNIE CALLS HER SHOTS
(copyright date 01Mar54)
Directed By Frank McDonald
Teleplay By Joe Richardson.
Guest Cast:
Alan Hale,Jr. Harry Lauter, Lane Bradford, Bud Osborne, Bob Woodward.
Synopsis:
Annie helps an embittered ex-convict,sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit,
 returns to Diablo and declares war on the town and the man who prosecuted him. [SC]
(Companion Episode: "Annie and the Silver Ace")

1.10 [--] Annie Oakley: ANNIE AND THE SILVER ACE
(c) 1954 (copyright date 01Mar54)
written by Joe Richardson
directed by Frank McDonald
director of photography Joseph Novak
Guest cast:
Harry Lauter .......... Jamie 'Deuce' Johnson
Alan Hale Jr. ......... Big Al
Mary Young ............ Mrs. Johnson, Jamie's mother
Lane Bradford ......... Cash Naylor
Jack Sterling ......... Steve
Bob Woodward .......... Card Dealer
Bud Osborne ........... Stagecoach Driver
(Brad Morrow .......... Kid Calico)?
not in this episode possibly another episode
Synopsis:
When a likable young man opens a new gambling casino in Diablo, he
incurs the wrath of Annie and Lofty and also the owner of an established casino. [SC]
(Companion Episode: "Annie Calls Her Shots")

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1.11 [--] Annie Oakley: A GAL FOR GRANDMA
(copyright date 01Mar54)
written by Joe Richardson
directed by Robert G. Walker
Director of Photography William Bradford
Editor Paul Porofsky
Guest cast:
Mabel Paige ........... Mrs. Frances Randall
Elizabeth Harrower .... Gladys
Christopher Cook ...... Francis Kruger
Myron Healey .......... Al Proctor
Gregg Barton .......... Stu
Steve Mitchell ........ Tulsa
Bob Woodward .......... Stage Driver
Synopsis:
When the grandson of a rich, man-hating old lady arrives in town,
various bad men try to eliminate him in order to get the old gal's money. [RF]
(Companion Episode: "Annie Meets Some Tenderfeet")

1.12 [--] Annie Oakley: ANNIE MEETS SOME TENDERFEET
15-May-1954
written by
written by Norman S. Hall
directed by Robert G. Walker
director of photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Kirk Alyn ........ Arthur Blodgett
Helene Marshall .. Laura
Christopher Cook . Murray "Stinky" Blodgett
Myron Healey ..... Webb Lingard
Gregg Barton ..... Phil Colby
Alan Bridge ...... Pop Wade
Jim Diehl ........ Steve
Synopsis:
A new banker comes to town, taking care of his sister and her son  "Stinky"
who gets along famously with Tagg. When Lingard finds out about the new
banker he finds a new way to scam him out of the banks cash. [RF]
(Companion Episode: "A Gal for Grandma")

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1.13 [--] Annie Oakley: ANNIE FINDS STRANGE TREASURE
(Copyright Date 17Mar54)
Directed by Frank McDonald
Don Harvey
Ric Vallin
Stanley Andrews
Bill Crandall
Sam Flint
Michael Vallon
Bob Woodward
(Companion Episode: "Justice Guns")

1.14 [--] Annie Oakley: JUSTICE GUNS
Flying 'A' Production (copyright Date 17Mar54)
Directed By Frank McDonald
Teleplay By Robert Schaefer and Eric Freiwald.
Guest Cast:
Stanley Andrews, Rick Vallin, Damian O'Flynn, Sam Flint, Don C. Harvey,
Bill Crandall, Bob Woodward.
Synopsis:
Annie somes to the aid of a proud old marshal who is provoked into a
gunfight with a young gunman. [SC]
(Companion Episode: "Annie Finds Strange Treasure")

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1.15 [--] Annie Oakley: VALLEY OF THE SHADOWS
(Copyright Date 17Mar54)
Written by Robert Schaefer and Eric Freiwald
Directed By Robert G. Walker
director of photography Joseph Novak
Guest cast:
Judy Nugent as Donna Bishop
Arthur Space as Carl Bishop
Forrest Taylor as Dr. Thomas Moody
Denver Pyle as Dr. Barnes
John L. Cason as Emmett
Steve Darrell as Benny
Synopsis:
A 12-year-old girl is temporarily blinded when her run-away buckboard
overturns after her father is murdered. Annie,Tagg and Lofty help her
recover her sight so she can idenify the killers. [SC]
(Companion Episode: "Annie's Desert Adventure")

1.16 [--] Annie Oakley: ANNIE'S DESERT ADVENTURE (1954)
(Copyright Date 17Mar54)
Directed by Robert G. Walker
Written by Jack Townley
Director of Photography, Joseph Novak
Guest cast:
Denver Pyle as Tom Malloy
Steve Darrell as Dan Bolton
John Cason as Jeb Bolton
Forrest Taylor as Bert Cooper
Arthur Space as Wade
Francis McDonald as Ed Willis
SYNOPSIS #1:
ANNIE, TAGG AND LOFTY COME TO THE AID OF AN EX-CONVICT WHO'S BEEN
FRAMED FOR A GOLD ROBBERY JUST AFTER HIS RELEASE FROM PRISON. [SC]
Synopsis #2
Tom Malloy, after serving a prison term, wants to
make a new start, but on his way back to town he is
suspected of being involved in a robbery and is arrested.
(Companion Episode: "Valley of the Shadows")

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1.17 [--] Annie Oakley: ANNIE GETS HER MAN
(Copyright Date 17Mar54)
TELEPLAY BY NORMAN S. HALL.
Directed by George Archainbaud
GUEST CAST:
DARRYL HICKMAN, CLAYTON MOORE (THE LONE RANGER), JOHN ELDREDGE,
STEVE DARRELL, HANK PATTERSON,I. STANFORD JOLLEY.
SYNOPSIS:
ANNIE AND LOFT USE MARKED BULLETS TO SOLVE A BANK ROBBERY AND MURDER.[SC]
(Companion Episode: NONE)

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1.18 [--] Annie Oakley: ANNIE AND THE MYSTERY WOMAN
(copyright date 06Apr54)
Written by Robert Schaefer and Eric Freiwald
Directed by George Archainbaud
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Fess Parker ......... Tom Conrad, Diablo Courier publisher & editor
Virginia Lee ........ Lil Benton
Larry Chance ........ Con Morley
Edward Clark ........ Brady
Richard Reeves ...... Hotel Manager
Bob Woodward ........ Pete, Stagecoach driver
Synopsis:
Dance hall queen, Lil Benton is the eyewitness in a murder trial
and hides out in Diablo after being threatened by the killer. [RF]
(Companion Episode: "Annie and the Texas Sandman)

1.19 [--] Annie Oakley: ANNIE AND THE TEXAS SANDMAN
Flying 'A' Production (copyright date 12Apr54)
Directed By George Archainbaud
Teleplay By Robert Schaefer and Eric Freiwald
Guest cast:
Fess Parker ......... Len Clinton/ The Texas Sandman
Virginia Lee ........ Miss Marge White
Larry Chance ........ Rick Yancy
Edward Clark ........ Will Brady
J. Pat O'Malley ..... Billy Yancy
Richard Reeves ...... Mac
Isa Ashdown ......... Telegraph Clerk
Synopsis:
Annie,Tagg and Lofty try to help a notorious Texas gunman who has put
away his weapons and has come to Diablo to lead a peaceful life. [SC]
(Companion Episode: "Annie and the Mystery Woman")

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1.20 [--] Annie Oakley: ANNIE JOINS THE CAVALRY
(c) 1954 (copyright date 16Apr54)
Written by John K. Butler
Directed by George Archainbaud
Director of photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Keith Richards ... Duke Martin
Henry Rowland .... Dodge
Harry Harvey Sr... Sgt. O'Hara
Rodd Redwing ..... Hopi Indian
Karl Davis ....... Steve
Dick Jones ....... Trooper Davis
Kenne Duncan ..... Dr. Sharpe
Synopsis:
A cavalry regiment is attacked and almost wiped out and it looks like Hopi Indians,
  only they are a peaceful tribe and there are rustlers that led Annie to think otherwise.
(Companion Episode: "Annie Helps a Drifter")

1.21 [--] Annie Oakley: ANNIE HELPS A DRIFTER
(c) 1954 (copyright date 27Apr54)
written by Norman S. Hall
Directed by George Archainbaud
director of photography William Bradford
Guest cast:
Dick Jones as Bob Neil (aka Dickie Jones)
Keith Richards as Dan Bradshaw
Karl Davis as Charlie Bassett (aka Karl 'Killer' Davis)
Harry Harvey Sr. as Billy Cody, storekeeper
Henry Rowland as Dave Spencer, Range Boss
Synopsis:
Bob Neil seeks out his uncle Dan Bradshaw, who rustles cattle for a living. [RF]
(Companion Episode: "Annie Joins the Cavalry")

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1.22 [--] Annie Oakley: BULL'S EYE
(copyright date 27Apr54)
Directed By Wallace Fox
Teleplay By Dorothy Yost.
Guest Cast:
Kenneth MacDonald, Marshall Reed, Wade Crosby,
William Fawcett, Robert B. Williams.
Synopsis:
The discovery of poisoned water holes on rangeland set aside for wild animals
puts Annie, Tagg and Lofty on the trail of a land-grabbing scheme. [SC]
(Companion Episode: NONE)

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1.23 [--] Annie Oakley: SHARPSHOOTING ANNIE
(copyright date 27Apr54)

Annie Oakley - Sharpshooting Annie 1/5 (1954)  2/5  3/5  4/5  5/5

DIRECTED BY GEORGE ARCHAINBAUD
TELEPLAY BY SAMUEL F. ROECA.
Directed by George Archainbaud
GUEST CAST:
George Pembroke
Mickey Simpson
Max Terhune
Terry Frost
SYNOPSIS:
ANNIE AND LOFTY MATCH WITS AND GUNS WITH A MYSTERIOUS MASKED
BANDIT WANTED FOR YEARS BY THE LAW. [SC]
(Companion Episode: Annie Makes a Marriage")

1.24 [--] Annie Oakley: ANNIE MAKES A MARRIAGE
(copyright date 12May54)
Written by David Lang
Directed by George Archainbaud
Director of Photography William Bradford, A.S.C.
Guest cast:
Nancy Hale ........... Bess Murdock
Don Kennedy .......... Bart Thompson
Don C. Harvey ........ Dallas Carson
Mickey Simpson ....... Bailey
Terry Frost .......... Gibbs
Synopsis:
Annie helps Bess to snag Bart, but three former colleagues are after something else. [RF]
(Companion Episode: "Sharpshooting Annie")

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1.25 [--] Annie Oakley: OUTLAW MESA
(copyright date 28May54)
Directed By John English
Teleplay By Robert Schaefer and Eric Freiwald
Guest cast:
James Best .......... Scott Warren
Jean Howell ......... Linda Warren
Harry Lauter......... Howard Morley
Chris Alcaide ....... Gil Warren
Rick Vallin ......... Buck
Duane Grey .......... Duke Jaeger
Dick Elliott ........ Judge
Synopsis:
Annie,Tagg and Lofty become involved when the chief witness against
the man accused of a stage holdup and murder refuses to testify. [SC]
(Companion Episode: "Annie and the Outlaw's Son")

1.26 [--] Annie Oakley: ANNIE AND THE OUTLAW'S SON
(copyright date 08Jun54)
Directed by John English
Teleplay By Robert Schaefer and Eric Freiwald
Guest Cast:
James Best
Jean Howell
Stanley Andrews
Duane Thorsen
Harry Lauter
Rick Vallin
(Companion Episode: "Outlaw Mesa")

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