CTVA Western - "Black Saddle" (Four Star)/ NBC (early 1959) /  ABC (1959-60)  Peter Breck

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Black Saddle (1959-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, Tom Dischley, Keith Chandler, Louis H. Allgood, Rina Fox, Heikocleef, James Beer
references:
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Four Star-Halmac-Zane Grey production
for
NBC (Saturdays 9:00pm EST)(season 1)(Jan-May 1959)
ABC (Fridays 10:30pm EST)(season 2)(1959-60)
Produced by Antony Ellis
Created by Hal Hudson & John McGreevey

US Western series 1959-60   44 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
Peter Breck
as Clay Culhane
Russell Johnson as Marshal Gib Scott
Anna Lisa as Nora Travers

Premise:
A gunfighter turned lawyer tours the southwest after the Civil War.

"Black Saddle" theme song by Jerry Goldsmith

Music Supervision: Herschel Burke Gilbert
Score Composed by Arthur Morton (ep #23)

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 Zane Grey Theatre (1956-61)  2.28 [058]   THREAT OF VIOLENCE (verified -SC)
(1st pilot for "Black Saddle")
Four Star prod. no. 8454
23May58 CBS Fri
Produced by Hal Hudson
Written by John McGreevey
Directed by Robert Gordon
Production Executive Frank Baur
Editorial Supervisor Bernard Burton
Director of Photography, Guy Roe, A.S.C.
Starring:
Cesar Romero .......... Carlos Gandara
Lyle Bettger .......... Sheriff Griff Evans
With:
Chris Alcaide ........ Clay Culhane
Jorja Curtright ...... Felicia Cheney
Harry Lauter ......... Hake Morris
Alex Gerry ........... James Ballinger
Bruce Cowling ........ Verg Cheney
Jess Kirkpatrick ..... William Newman
Jason Johnson ........ Dr. Harris
Series Premise:
Clay Culhane who was once known as a famous gunfighter decides to become a lawyer. [SC]
Synopsis:
Clay Culhane comes to the aid of a Mexican vacaro accused of murdering another man's wife. [SC]
Background:
This was the original pilot for a proposed series title "Black Saddle" that starred veteran character actor Chris Alcaide,
that aired on "Zane Grey Theatre". Writer John McGreevey wrote an outline for a proposed series about a famous gunfighter
who is almost killed in a gunfight, and later decides to become a lawyer. McGreevey got together with producer Hal Hudson
and came up with a script titled: "A Threat Of Violence", which ended up on "Zane Gret Theatre" as a proposed series pilot.
Veteran charator actor, Chris Alcaide was picked to play the part of Clay Culane, the gunfighter turned lawyer. After the episode
aired in May 1958, it didn't really sell right away. The producers decided to go ahead with the series in 1959 and selected
actor Peter Breck to play the part of Clay Culhane. [SC]

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NBC Saturdays 9:00pm EST
 
  1.01 [--] Black Saddle: CLIENT: TRAVERS  [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.6708
10-Jan-1959 NBC Sat
Written By John McGreevey / Directed By John English
Director of Photography: Chas E. Burke
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
With: Russell Johnson (as Marshal Gib Scott), Anna Lisa (as Nora Travers)
Guest Cast:
Onslow Stevens ............ Pardee
K.L.Smith ................. Moss
John Mylong ............... Karl Brown
Marguerita Cordova ........ Teresa
Quentin Sondergaard ....... Chuck
Synopsis:
Gunslinger turned lawyer,Clay Culhane arrives in the town of Latigo, New Mexico Territory, to defend his first client.
His position as a lawyer is challanged by a vengeful rancher. [SC]

1.02 [--] Black Saddle: CLIENT: MEADE (verified -SC)
Four Star prod. no.6706
17Jan59 NBC Sat
Directed By Roger Kay
Written By John McGreevey
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
With: Russell Johnson (as Marshal Gib Scott), Anna Lisa (as Nora Travers) 
Guest Cast:
Clu Gulager .............. as Andy Meade
Ned Glass ................ as Wheeler Boone
George Mitchell .......... as Fred Bryson
Hampton Fancher .......... as Orv Tibbett
Joe Perry ................ as Cass Tibbett
Fiona Hale ............... as Helen Bryson
Arvid Nelson ............. as Ed Tibbett
Tom Holland .............. as The Jailer
 Synopsis:
Clay Culhane defends a man accussed of murder, resulting from a family feud. [SC]

1.03 [--] Black Saddle: CLIENT: McQUEEN (verified -SC)
Four Star prod. no.6702
24Jan59 NBC Sat (Rerun 6Jun 59 NBC Sat)
Directed By John English
Written By Robert Yale Libott
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
Basil Ruysdael ........... as Senator McQueen
Lisa Gaye ................ as Susan McQueen Kent
Charles Gray ............. as Josh Holt
Patrick MacNee ........... as Michael Kent
Rex Ingram ............... as Alex Booth
Tim Graham ............... as The Judge
Charles Horvath .......... as Santos, The Male Nurse
Synopsis 1:
Clay Culhane comes to the aid of a long time friend who lost his ranch to a devious ranch foreman. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Senator McQueen, once a wealthy rancher, has been dispossessed by members of his family of what is rightfully his.
McQueen asks Clay for help. Clay answers the senator’s request, but soon discovers that they differ on what methods
to employ to regain the senator’s holdings. [JB]

1.04 [--] Black Saddle: CLIENT: DAWES  [Verified on Film]  
Four Star prod. no.6704
31-Jan-1959 NBC Sat
Written By John McGreevey / Directed By Roger Kay
Director of Photography: Chas E. Burke
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
With: Russell Johnson (as Marshal Gib Scott), Anna Lisa (as Nora Travers)
Guest Cast:
Phyllis Coates ......... Maggie
R.G. Armstrong ......... Ben Dawes
Robert Gist ............ Milo Dawes
Mary Carver ............ Ruth Dawes
Ben Wright ............. Paul Miller
Michael Hinn ........... Trip Jenkins
Synopsis:
Clay Culhane investigates the mysterious killing of Ben Dawes, a middle-aged bachelor who married a girl
he selected from the pages of a matrimonial-bureau catalog. Ben's younger brother Milo disapproves of the
girl and has been cut out of Ben's will. But circumstances point to the widow as the murderer. [RF]

1.05 [--] Black Saddle: CLIENT: STARKEY  [Verified on Film]  
Four Star prod. no.6710
07-Feb-1959 NBC Sat
Written by Robert Yale Libbot / Directed by John English
Director of Photography: Chas E. Burke
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
With: Russell Johnson (as Marshal Gib Scott), Anna Lisa (as Nora Travers)
Guest Cast:
Parley Baer ........... Ed Gunther
Joan Camden ........... June Starkey
Walter Burke .......... Tim Potter
Tudor Owen ............ Dr. MacAdam
John Mylong ........... Karl Borgen
Roland Culver ......... Townsman
Gil Perkins ........... Assailant
Synopsis:
June Starkey arrives in Latigo and persuades Clay Culhane to look for her missing husband. When the
townspeople learn who June is, they regard her with open hostility. [JB]

1.06 [--] Black Saddle: CLIENT: TAGGER [Verified on Film]  
Four Star prod. no.6712
14-Feb-1959 NBC Sat
Written by Frederick Louis Fox / Directed by John English
Director of Photography: Chas E. Burke
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
Arthur Hunnicutt ...... Roy Tagger
Walter Sande .......... Virgil Britt
J. Pat O'Malley ....... Judge Caleb Marsh (recurring)
Wesley Lau ............ Jesse Britt
Jan Stine ............. Floyd Britt
Synopsis:
Roy Tagger is released from prison after serving a sentence for murder. He was imprisoned unjustly,
and he brings his case to Clay Culhane. [JB]

1.07 [--] Black Saddle: CLIENT: ROBINSON [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.6714
21-Feb-1959 NBC Sat
Written by Jack Jacobs / Directed by John Florea
Director of Photography: Chas E. Burke
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
with: Russell Johnson (as Marshal Gib Scott)
Guest Cast:
John Dehner ........... Aaron Robinson
Robert Blake .......... Wayne Robinson
Bing Russell .......... Ken Wilson
Raymond Bailey ........ Walter Griggs
Ralph Votrian ......... Billy Griggs
Harry O.Tyler ......... Steve (recurring)
James Parnell ......... Kelly
John Hackett .......... Sam
Synopsis:
Young Wayne Robinson is arrested by Marshal Gib Scott for brawling in a saloon. Clay Culhane tries to help him. [JB]
 
1.08 [--] Black Saddle: CLIENT: MARTINEZ [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.6716
07-Mar-1959 NBC Sat
Written by John Tucker Battle / Directed by Francis D. Lyon
Director of Photography: Chas E. Burke
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
Paul Richards ......... Juan Martinez
Frank De Kova ......... Rubio Calderon
J. Pat O'Malley ....... Judge Caleb Marsh (recurring)
Ric Roman ............. Lopez
Harry O.Tyler ......... Steve (recurring)
Felipe Turich ......... El Mudo
Jorge Moreno .......... Ceycil
Synopsis:
Four Mexicans present Marshal Gib Scott with an extradition order that will allow them to take Mexican patriot
Juan Martinez, a fugitive, back to his native country. Martinez tells Clay Culhane that the men intend to kill him. [JB]

1.09 [--] Black Saddle: CLIENT: NORTHRUP  [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.6718
14-Mar-1959 NBC Sat (rebroadcast 11Jul59)
Written by John McGreevey / Directed by David Lowell Rich
Director of Photography Chas E. Burke
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
John Larch ............ Ty Northrup
Anne Barton ........... Louise Northrup
Lane Bradford ......... Cobb
Charles Arnt .......... Burnett
Harry O. Tyler ........ Steve (recurring)
Chuck Hayward ......... Fields
Bud Osborne ........... Driver
Synopsis:
Ty Northrup, ex-lawman turned renegade, and his wife arrive in Latigo, but Marshal Gib Scott orders them out of town. Mrs. Northrup
is unable to travel, and Clay Culhane tries to talk Scott into allowing them to stay until the woman is well enough to move on. [RF]

 1.10 [--] Black Saddle: CLIENT: STEELE [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.6722
21-Mar-1959 NBC Sat
Written By Rod Peterson / Directed By Francis D. Lyon
Director of Photography Chas E. Burke
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
Scott Forbes ........... Bill Steele
James Coburn ........... Niles
Joel Ashley ............ Barnes
Warren Oates ........... Simms
Mark Tapscott .......... Pete Hale
Lenny Geer ............. Norton
Synopsis:
Clay Culhane defends a man who been arrested with two other men accused of robing a stagecoach and consealing
the strongbox containing a large sum of money. The man insists he is innocent, and Culhane believes him. [SC]

1.11 [--] Black Saddle: CLIENT: MOWERY [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.6720
28-Mar-1959 NBC Sat
Written By Frederic Louis Fox / Directed By David Lowell Rich
Director of Photography Chas E. Burke
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
Simon Oakland ......... Grat Mowery
Barry Atwater ......... Coley Dakins
Strother Martin ....... Pit Thatcher
Charles Tannen ........ Andy Benson
Hank Patterson ........ Harvey Morgan
Joe Hamilton .......... Henry Blair
Synopsis:
Dieing gunman Grat Mowery hires Clay Culhane to write a will that includes a large sum of money.
Culhane isn't aware that the money was stolen from a bank in Durango, Colorado. [SC]

1.12 [--] Black Saddle: CLIENT: BRAUN [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.6724
04-Apr-1959 NBC Sat
Written By John McGreevey / Directed By David Lowell Rich
Director of Photography: Chas E. Burke
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
Barton MacLane ........ General Fowler
Eddie Firestone ....... Lucas Braun
Vic Perrin ............ Ernie Weems
Robert E. Griffin ..... Tobe Slack
Pitt Herbert .......... Willy Pope
Synopsis:
While representing a farmer regarding a water rights dispute, Clay Culhane learns that his client's father
is a disgraced Army General who's been in hiding and has since changed his name. [SC] 

 1.13 [--] Black Saddle: CLIENT: BANKS [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.6730
11-Apr-1959 NBC Sat
Written & Produced by Antony Ellis / Directed by John English
Director of Photography: Chas E. Burke
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
Lee Kinsolving ........ Dick Banks
Dabbs Greer ........... Denver Pollock
L.Q. Jones ............ Jack Shepherd
Vaughn Taylor ......... Eli Banks
Amzie Strickland ...... Polly Banks
George Cisar .......... Kelly
Synopsis:
Teenager Dick Banks maintains an interest in guns in spite of his father’s opposition. Clay Culhane, who sees a similarity to the
start of his own career as a gunfighter, befriends the youth. Then the elder Banks is murdered and Dick stalks the killer. [JB]

1.14 [--] Black Saddle: CLIENT: JESSUP  [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.6726
18-Apr-1959 NBC Sat
Written by Stuart Jerome / Directed by John English
Director of Photography: Chas E. Burke
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
Philip Abbott ......... Lon Jessup
Jeanette Nolan ........ Alice Jessup
J. Pat O'Malley ....... Judge Caleb Marsh (recurring)
Sam Buffington ........ Noah Bailey
Barney Phillips ....... Thompson
Garry Walberg ......... Clark
Elsa Gardenas ......... Rosario
Synopsis:
Rancher Lon Jessup is charged with robbery and murder by two Chicago detectives. Jessup tells Clay Culhane that
he was involved in a robbery but had nothing to do with the murder. [JB]

 1.15 [--] Black Saddle: CLIENT: FROME  [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.6732
25-Apr-1959 NBC Sat
Written By Frederic Louis Fox / Directed By John English
Director of Photography: Chas E. Burke
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
Adam Williams ......... Clint Frome
Mary LaRoche .......... Lydia Frome
Michael Pate .......... Garnie Starrit
Synopsis:
A man delared legally dead during the war, returns to Latigo seeking his wife and property. He is bitter when
he learns that his wife has remarried. He hires Clay Culhane, asking him to locate an important document that
will give him the right to all his possessions, including his former wife. [SC] 

1.16 [--] Black Saddle: CLIENT: NELSON  [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.6734
02-May-1959 NBC Sat
Written by John McGreevey / Directed by Boris Sagal
Director of Photography: Chas E. Burke
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
with: Russell Johnson (as Marshal Gib Scott)
Guest Cast:
James Best ............ Ben Travers
Patrick McVey ......... Tom Nelson
Harry O. Tyler ........ Steve (recurring)
Hampton Fancher ....... Deputy Gillis (recurring)
Synopsis:
Clay Culhane encounters two men engaged in a fight. Each tells Clay that he is an officer of the law and that the other
man is a prisoner. Marshal Gib Scott listens to their stories, takes one man into custody, then sets the other man free. [JB]

1.17 [--] Black Saddle: CLIENT: ADAMS [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.6736
09-May-1959 NBC Sat (rebroadcast 25Dec59)
Written by Ken Kolb / Directed by William Dario Faralla
Director of Photography: Chas E. Burke
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
James Drury ........... Neal Adams
Charles Aidman ........ Luke Morley
Walter Burke .......... Tim
Ken Patterson ......... Bartender
Synopsis:
An injured man, Neal Adams, arrives in Latigo and tells his friend Clay Culhane that he is being unjustly hunted.
Clay learns that Adams is awanted man and his pursuer is a bounty hunter. [RF/JB]

1.18 [--] Black Saddle: CLIENT: BRAND  [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.6728
16-May-1959 NBC Sat
Produced by Antony Ellis
Written by Joe Stone and Paul King / Directed by Gerd Oswald
Director of Photography: Chas E. Burke
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
with: Russell Johnson (as Marshal Gib Scott) / Anna Lisa (as Nora Travers)
Guest Cast:
Barry Atwater ......... Brand
Walter Burke .......... Tom
William Erwin ......... Kelly
Gordon Polk ........... Eddie Dime
Jess Kirkpatrick ...... Harman
G. Stanley Jones ...... Lucas
Jack Lester ........... Carr
Synopsis:
A Texan named Brand picks a fight with a cowboy and as the youth draws, Brand kills him. When Marshal Gib Scott orders
Brand to leave Latigo, the Texan tries to draw the marshal into a gunfight. [JB]

1.19 [--] Black Saddle: CLIENT: REYNOLDS [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.6738
23-May-1959 NBC Sat
Written by John McGreevey / Directed by David Lowell Rich
Director of Photography: Chas E. Burke
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
Madlyn Rhue ........... Julie Reynolds
Lorna Thayer .......... Bella Bronson
Roy Engel ............. Amos Pryor
Don Kelly ............. Harry Briggs
Steve Roberts ......... Whit Graham
J. Pat O'Malley ....... Judge Caleb Marsh (recurring)
Russ Bender ........... Denham Talbot
Hampton Fancher ....... Deputy Gillis (recurring)
Synopsis:
Clay Culhane is hired by Julie Reynolds when her employer, gambler Harry Briggs, refuses to give her back pay.
During an argument with Clay, Briggs draws a gun, but Julie uses a small knife to make him drop the weapon.
Later Briggs is found murdered, and Julie is the likely culprit. [JB]

1.20 [--] Black Saddle: CLIENT: VARDON [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.6740
30-May-1959 NBC Sat
Written by Frederick Louis Fox / Directed by William Dario Faralla
Director of Photography: Chas E. Burke
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
Richard Shannon ....... Boone
John Anderson ......... Clyde Wicker
George Keymas ......... Mace
Richard Rust .......... Frank Vardon
Dennis Cross .......... Walt
Ed Nelson ............. Roy Corey
J. Pat O'Malley ....... Judge Caleb Marsh (recurring)
Hal Torey ............. Samuel Howard
Synopsis:
A dying outlaw says that Frank Vardon is planning to rob the bank where he works as a teller.
Clay Culhane comes to Vardon’s defense. [JB]

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Summer Reruns
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[--] 06Jun59 NBC Sat - Rerun of #1.3 "Client: McQueen" (first aired 24Jan59)

[--] 11Jul59 NBC Sat - Rerun of #1.9 "Client: Northrup"

[--] 25Jul59 NBC Sat - Rerun of #1.12 "Client: Braun"

[--] 22Aug 59 NBC Sat - Rerun of #1.1 "Client: Travers"

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Changes Network from NBC to
ABC Fridays 10:30pm EST

 2.01 [21] Black Saddle: THE FREEBOOTERS [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.2701
02-Oct-1959 ABC Fri
Written by John McGreevey / Directed by Willliam Dario Faralla
Director of Photography: Guy Roe, A.S.C.
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
Simon Scott ........... Major Pryor
John Mylon ............ Karl Borgen
Walter Burke .......... Tim Potter
John Hackett .......... Dunne
Gil Perkins ........... Sgt. Moffat
And:
Richard Sargent ....... Lt. Herndon
Synopsis 1:
Nora's father is murdered by a renegade army Major and his outfit who take over the town and
lock up its citizens. Nora leaves town at the end.[RF]
Synopsis 2:
A band of cavalrymen arrive in Latigo ready to defend the town against some Army deserters who have
been looting the area.[JB]

2.02 [22] Black Saddle: THE SADDLE [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.2709
09-Oct-1959 ABC Fri
Written by John McGreevey / Directed by David Lowell Rich
Director of Photography: Guy Roe, A.S.C.
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
with: Russell Johnson (as Marshal Gib Scott)
Guest Cast:
Robert F. Simon ....... Judge Mercer McKinney
Brian Hutton .......... David Trench
Ralph Moody ........... Judge A.J. TenNifree
Michael Hinn .......... Sheriff Mitchell
Hampton Fancher ....... Deputy Gillis (recurring)
Clane Power ........... Stokes
Synopsis:
Clay Culhane helps Marshal Gib Scott apprehend three men who have escaped from prison and recognizes
of them as David Trench McKinney. McKinney’s father, a judge, encouraged Clay’s legal career.[JB]

2.03 [23] Black Saddle: THE LONG RIDER  [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.2705
16-Oct-1959 ABC Fri
Written & Produced by Antony Ellis / Directed by David Lowell Rich
Director of Photography Guy Roe, A.S.C.
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
with: Russell Johnson (as Marshal Gib Scott)
Guest Cast:
Stacy Harris .......... George Scales
Suzanne Pleshette ..... Nedda Logan
Chris Alcaide ......... Bill Logan
Perry Ivins ........... Pa Scales
Bing Russell .......... Lee Curry
Synopsis:
While Marshal Gib Scott is riding to Albuquerque, his horse goes lame and the marshal gets a ride with
Pa Scales's wagon train. Scott, Pa Scales and son George come across two men, one whom is injured and a
woman. Pa identifies the injured man as a wanted criminal. [RF]

2.04 [24] Black Saddle: THE HOTEL  [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.2707
23Oct59 ABC Fri
Written & Produced by Antony Ellis / Directed by James Sheldon
Director of Photography: Guy Roe, A.S.C.
 Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
 With: Russell Johnson (as Marshal Gib Scott)  /Anna Lisa (as Nora Travers)
Guest Cast:
John Alderson ....... Big Sam Davis
K.L. Smith .......... Fuzz Walker
Joseph Breen ........ Dee Martin
James Rawley ........ William Taylor
Carole Kent ......... Lily
Synopsis:
Nora Travers returns from a trip to San Francisco and decides to sell her hotel and settle there.
Clay Culhane and Marshal Gib Scott are quite upset when they learn that uncouth Big Sam Davis is
ready to buy the hotel.[JB]

2.05 [25] Black Saddle: CLIENT: PETER WARREN [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.2703
30-Oct-1959 ABC Fri
Produced by Antony Ellis
Written by Don Mullally / Directed by David Lowell Rich
Director of Photography: Guy Roe, A.S.C.
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
With: Russell Johnson (as Marshal Gib Scott)
Guest Cast:
John Lupton ........... Peter Warren
Ed Nelson ............. Lee Coogan
Aneta Corsaut ......... Mary Warren
J. Pat O'Malley ....... Judge Caleb Marsh (recurring)
Sara Taft ............. Priscilla Hayes
Larkin Ford ........... Prosecuter
Synopsis:
Peter Warren is accused of murdering Priscilla Hayes, his estranged wife's wealthy aunt.
Lawyer Clay Culhane agrees to take up the case. [JB]

2.06 [26] Black Saddle: THE FREIGHT LINE [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.2711
06-Nov-1959 ABC Fri
Written & Produced by Antony Ellis / Directed by David Lowell Rich
Director of Photography: Guy Roe, A.S.C.
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
With: Russell Johnson (as Marshal Gib Scott) & Anna Lisa (as Nora Travers)
Guest Cast:
Frank Maxwell ......... Sam Witt
Richard Shannon ....... Cassidy Duval
Ben Wright ............ Dawes Trugnet
Raymond Bailey ........ Henry Mortimer
Henry Wills ........... Johnny Raymond
Dennis Moore .......... George Pierce
Synopsis:
Nora Travers receives the government franchise to carry mail to and from Latigo.[JB]

2.07 [27] Black Saddle: MURDOCK [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.2713
13-Nov-1959 ABC Fri
Produced by Antony Ellis
Written by Fred Frieberger / Directed by David Lowell Rich
Director of Photography: Guy Roe, A.S.C.
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
with: Russell Johnson (as Marshal Gib Scott) & Anna Lisa (as Nora Travers)
Guest Cast:
Charles Aidman ........ Ab Murdock
Michael McGreevey ..... Tad Murdock
Ralph Moody ........... Judge Tennifree
Harry Bartell ......... George Dow
Lane Bradford ......... Marshal Grey
John Harrison ......... Morgan
Ken Patterson ......... Kelly
Synopsis:
A murderer is acquitted because of lack of evidence. Gib Scott, realizing that the law can no longer
touch the guilty man, resigns as marshal and endeavors to bring about justice as a private citizen. [JB]

2.08 [28] Black Saddle: APACHE TRAIL [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.2715
20-Nov-1959 ABC Fri (Rerun 26-Feb-1960 ABC Fri)
Produced by Antony Ellis
Written by Joe Stone & Paul King / Directed by William Dario Faralla
Director of Photography: Guy Roe, A.S.C.
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
with: Russell Johnson (as Marshal Gib Scott) & Anna Lisa (as Nora Travers)
Guest Cast:
Mike Kellin ........... Ulzana
DeForest Kelley ....... Sam King
Armand Alzamora ....... Santana
Michael Morgan ........ Nachite
Roberta Haynes ........ Chata
Connie Buck ........... Maria
Synopsis:
Clay Culhane and Nora Travers set out to visit Indian agent Sam King. When they get to
King’s trading post, they find a group of Indians waiting to kill the agent. [JB]

  2.09 [29] Black Saddle: FOUR FROM STILLWATER  [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.2719
27-Nov-1959 ABC Fri
Produced by Antony Ellis
Written by George and Gertrude Fass / Directed by David Lowell Rich
Director of Photography: Harry Wild, A.S.C.
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
(Russell Johnson & Anna Lisa NOT in this episode)
Guest Cast:
Karl Swenson .......... Dr. Wyle
Barney Phillips ....... Charlie Johnson
Ken Mayer ............. Cagan
William Boyett ........ Bridges
Mary Webster .......... Mary Wyle
John Newton ........... Joe Williams
Duncan McLeod ......... Ben Thompson
Kim Charney ........... Petie
Synopsis:
Clay Culhane, traveling to a wedding in Stillwater, comes upon the body of a groom. Discovering that
four men took part in the killing, the lawyer endeavors to prove them guilty.[JB]

2.10 [30] Black Saddle: THE DEAL  [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.2725
04-Dec-1959 ABC Fri
Produced by Antony Ellis
Written by William Link & Richard Levinson / Directed by David Lowell Rich
Director of Photography: Guy Roe, A.S.C.
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
with: Russell Johnson (as Marshal Gib Scott) & Anna Lisa (as Nora Travers)
Guest Cast:
Frank Overton ......... Pete Hooker
Paul Carr ............. Joey Hooker
Hampton Fancher ....... Lon Gillis (recurring)
Pat O'Malley .......... Bowen
Howard Wright ......... Mr. Turley
Alberto Monte ......... Miguel
Synopsis:
Nora Travers is kidnapped by Pete Hooker, brother of a bank robber imprisoned in the Latigo jail.
Pete is willing to free Nora in exchange for his brother’s release.[JB]

2.11 [31] Black Saddle: CHANGE OF VENUE  [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.2721
11-Dec-1959 ABC Fri
Produced by Antony Ellis
Written by John McGreevy / Directed by William Dario Faralla
Director of Photography: Guy Roe, A.S.C.
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
with: Russell Johnson (as Marshal Gib Scott)
Guest Cast:
Patricia Medina ....... Carla Doyle
Dean Harens ........... Tom Brandon
Joseph Sullivan ....... Frank Brandon
Willard Sage .......... Steve Doyle
Victor Millan ......... Alex Montoya
Synopsis:
Following a woman’s murder, Marshal Gib Scott arrests Tom Brandon, the victim’s suitor. Clay Culhane agrees to defend Brandon,
but the dead woman’s sister and brother-in-law say that they will hang Brandon before the trial.[JB]

2.12 [--] Black Saddle: BLOOD MONEY
Four Star prod. no.2723
18Dec59 ABC Fri
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
with: Russell Johnson (as Marshal Gib Scott)
Guest Cast:
Don Harvey .................... George Baker
Mary Munday ................... Grace Baker
William Schallert ............. Mallet
Synopsis:
A respected citizen of Latigo is shot in the back by a stranger, and the estranged townspeople seek vengeance.
Marshal Gib Scott learns that though the dead man appeared to be a solid citizen he was actually a wanted criminal. [JB]

[--] 25-SDec-1959 ABC Fri - Re Run of #1.17 "Clinet: Adams" (first broadcast 09-May-1959)

2.13 [--] Black Saddle: THE KILLER
Four Star prod. no.2717
01Jan60 ABC Fri
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
George Wallace ................ Jim House
Eddie Firestone ............... Willis House
Synopsis:
A dog and four men die at the hands of an unknown killer. Unable to explain the murders,
the townspeople live in constant fear. [JB]

2.14 [--] Black Saddle: LETTER OF DEATH
Four Star prod. no.2727
08Jan60 ABC Fri
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
Adam Williams ........ Brad Pickard
Synopsis:
Represented by lawyer Clay Culhane, Brad Pickard is awarded damages for false imprisonment.
Then Clay, who believes that Pickard is guilty of the crime, goes out to prove it. [JB]

2.15 [--] Black Saddle: MR. SIMPSON
Four Star prod. no.2731
22Jan60 ABC Fri
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
Paul Birch ............ President Grant
John Newton ........... Secret Service Agent
Synopsis:
Clay Culhane learns that President Ulysses S. Grant will make an unpublicized stop in Latigo. When the
president, travelling incognito, arrives in town, Clay and Marshal Gib Scott serve as bodyguards. [JB]

2.16 [--] Black Saddle: MEANS TO AN END  [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.2733
29-Jan-1960 ABC Fri (Rerun 17Jun60 ABC Fri)
Written by John McGreevey / Directed by Frank Baur
Director of Photography: Guy Roe, A.S.C.
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
Patricia Donahue ...... Fran Whitney
Robert Knapp .......... Emory Parsons
Jack Ging ............. Boyd Parsons
Hampton Fancher ....... Lon Gillis (recurring)
Dennis McCarthy ....... Mike Whitney
John Newton ........... Kroll
Synopsis:
A scheming woman asks Clay Culhane for his legal services. But she’s more interested in his ability with a gun. [JB]

2.17 [--] Black Saddle: THE INDIAN TREE  [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.2735
19-Feb-1960 ABC Fri
Written by John McGreevey & Antony Ellis / Directed by David Lowell Rich
Director of Photography: Gordon Avil
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
Nan Peterson .......... Dallas Carver
John Anderson ......... Sam Glidden
Russ Bender ........... Jack Dutro
Dennis Cross .......... Leeds Bradford
Duane Grey ............ Hatch
Synopsis:
A client of Culhane’s is hanged for robbery and murder, and the lawyer is accused of knowing of
where the hidden loot is buried. [JB]

[--] 26Feb 60 ABC Fri - Rerun of #2.8 "Apache Trail"

2.18 [--] Black Saddle: THE APPRENTICE  [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.2729
11-Mar-1960 ABC Fri (rebroadcast 24Jun60)
Written by John McGreevey / Directed by David Lowell Rich
Director of Photography: Guy Roe, A.S.C.
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
Buddy Ebsen ........... Gurney Rhodes
Richard Rust .......... Peck Martin
Jack Kruschen ......... Ben Winkleman
Tommy Cook ............ Lee Winkleman
Ben Wright ............ Frank Everettes
Ken Patterson ......... Kelly
Synopsis:
Clay Culhane tangles with the gunslinger who first taught him how to use a gun. [RF]

2.19 [--] Black Saddle: BURDEN OF GUILT   [NOT Verified ]
Four Star prod. no.2737
18Mar60 ABC Fri
Written by John McGreevey [KC]
Directed by Elliott Silvertstein [KC]
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
John Marley ........... Morgan Ames
Wesley Lau ............ Harris
Ann McCrea ............ Liz
Harry Landers ......... Rand
Synopsis:
Culhane helps to get an innocent man out of prison. Returning home, the man is murdered by an unseen killer. [JB]

2.20 [--] Black Saddle: THE CABIN [verified - Heikocleef]
Four Star prod. no.2739
01-Apr-1960 ABC Fri (Rerun 2Sep60 ABC Fri)
Written & Produced by Antony Ellis / Directed by David Lowell Rich
Director of Photography: Edward Cronjager, A.S.C.
Music by Arthur Morton
edited by Thomas Neef
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
Gene Nelson ........... Wickes
Lee Van Cleef .......... Frank Sandoo
Jack Spain ............. Bill Cooley
Michael Mikler ......... John Ryan
Debbie Megowan ......... Sarah
And:
Mary Murphy ............ Laurie
Synopsis:
The cabin is surrounded by a group of men, set against letting anyone child who needs a doctor.
Culhane trails his stolen horse to the scene. [JB]

2.21 [--] Black Saddle: THE RETURN  [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.2741
O8-Apr-1960 ABC Fri
Written by John McGreevey / Directed by David Lowell Rich
Director of Photography: Edward Cronjager, A.S.C.
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
Burt Douglas .......... Jamie Scott
Lane Bradford ......... Marshal Grey
Vic Perrin ............ Hayes
J. Pat O'Malley ....... Judge Caleb Marsh (recurring)
Chuck Hayward ......... Needham
John Kellogg .......... Chance Crawford
Synopsis:
Marshal Scott breaks into an outlaw hideout and finds his brother Jamie there. Jamie claims to be a prisoner,
but the outlaw leader says he is one of the gang. [JB]

2.22 [--] Black Saddle: A CASE OF SLOW  [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.2743
15-Apr-1960 ABC Fri (Rerun 23Sep60 ABC Fri)
Written & Produced by Antony Ellis / Directed by David Lowell Rich
Director of Photography: Edward Cronjager, A.S.C.
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane) )
with: Anna Lisa (as Nora Travers)
Guest Cast:
John Dehner ........... Park Forrest
Robert Harland ........ Andy Forrest
William D. Gordon ..... Doctor Wall
Kay Stewart ........... Mary Forrest
Ken Christy ........... Judge
Synopsis:
Mary Forrest had accused her husband of trying to poison her so he could romance Nora Travers. [JB]

2.23 [--] Black Saddle: THE PENALTY  [Verified on Film]
Four Star prod. no.2745
22-Apr-1960 ABC Fri
Written by John Falvo / Directed by William Dario Faralla
Director of Photography: Edward Cronjager, A.S.C. 
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
with: Anna Lisa (as Nora Travers)
Guest Cast:
James Franciscus ...... Quinn Jackson
*
John Newton ........... Joe Stamp
Warren Kemmerling ..... Vic Cleland
Leo Brimsey ........... Sam Edwards
Synopsis:
A new employee tells Nora Travers how to run her freight line. She takes his advice, not suspecting he
has got only his own interests at heart. [JB]

2.24 [--] Black Saddle: END OF THE LINE [Verified on Film]  (final episode)
Four Star prod. no.2747
06-May-1960 ABC Fri
Written by Richard Fielder / Directed by William F. Claxton
Director of Photography: Lucien Ballard, A.S.C.
Starring: Peter Breck (as Clay Culhane)
Guest Cast:
Stacy Harris .......... Ben Loomis
Archie Duncan ......... Pat Cudahy
Charlie Briggs ........ Walsh
Paul Sorensen ......... Luke Castleberry
Ryan Hayes ............ Hamp Ross
Charles Horvath ....... Shimp
Sam Reese ............. Runty
And:
Paul Burke ............ Cole Castleberry
Synopsis:
Clay sides with the miners of Chloride when two brothers trying to take over the town force their leader into a gunfight. [JB]

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Summer Reruns
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[--] 17Jun60 ABC Fri - Rerun of #2.16 "Meansto an End"

[--] 24Jun60 ABC Fri - Rerun of #2.18 "The Apprentice" (first aired 11Mar60)

[--] 02Sep60 ABC Fri - Rerun of #2.20 "The Cabin"

[--] 23Sep60 ABC Fri - Rerun of #2.22 "A Case of Slow"


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