CTVA Western - "Boots and Saddles" (1957-58) Jack Pickard, Pat McVey, Gardner McKay

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Boots and Saddles (1957-58)
Episode Guide  compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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BOOTS AND SADDLES : The Story of The Fifth Cavalry
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California National Productions, Inc.
for
First-Run Syndication
Produced by George M. Cahan, Robert Stillman
Created and Developed by Robert A. Cinader

US Western series 1957-58  38 episodes x 30 min bw
Starring:
Jack Pickard a
s Capt. Shank Adams
Patrick McVey
as Lt. Col. Hayes
Gardner McKay
as Lt. Kelly (Adventures in Paradise)
David Willock
as Lt. Binning
John Alderson
as Sgt. Bullock
Mike Hinn
as Scout Luke Cummings
James Dobson as Pvt. Hatfield
Joel Ashley as Pvt. Boone
Michael Emmett as Cpl. Britt Davis
Johnny Western as Pvt. Ben Jordan
Robert Knapp as Pvt. Swanson (#1.7, #1.30)

Recurring Cast:
Red Morgan, Al Wyatt, Fred Krone, Earl Parker

Directors invclude:
William J. Hole. Jr, Bernard L. Kowaslki, James Neilson

Director of Photography, Lester White
Film Editor, Irving Berlin
Music, Fred Steiner.

Boots and Saddles 1950's TV Western Intro

Boots and Saddles Part 1
Boots and Saddles Part 2
Boots and Saddles Part 3
Boots and Saddles Part 4
Boots and Saddles Part 5
Boots and Saddles Part 6
Boots and Saddles Part 7
Boots & Saddles Part 8 (final)

Boots&Saddles Closing Titles

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Syndicated Program
 
 1.01 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE GATLING GUN
19Sep57
Starring:
Patrick McVey (as Lt. Col. Hayes)
Synopsis:
A visiting general ignorant of desert fighting finds fault with Hays' command. [RF]

1.02 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE REPEATER RIFLE (aka "Repeater Rifles") [UCLA]
(c) 1957 California National Productions
26Sep57 Syndicated program
Produced by George M. Cahan
Written by Antony Ellis
Directed by James Neilson
Director of Photography, Lester White
Film Editor, Irving Berlin;
Music, Fred Steiner.
Starring: Jack Pickard (as Capt. Adams), Patrick McVey (as Lt. Col. Hayes)
Guest Cast:
Ned Glass ............. Trader Jackson
Henry Wills
Red Morgan
Al Wyatt
Fred Krone
Earl Parker
Johnny Western ........ Pvt. Ben Jordan (recurring)
Synopsis:
Trader Jackson sells Repeater Rifles at high prices to marauding
Indians. Troopers of the Cavalry die as a result, so Captain Adams
forces him to ride patrol. Then he realises the tragic results of his greed.
Synopsis 2:
The Apaches have better weapons than the cavalry: a trader is selling them carbines. [RF]

1.03 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE OBSESSION
03Oct57
Guest Cast:
Morris Ankrum ......... Surgeon Major
Natalie Norwick ....... Lucy
Wright King ........... Pvt. Bennett
Mark Roberts .......... Lt. Hagan
Johnny Western ........ Pvt. Ben Jordan (recurring)
Synopsis:
It is behaviour in the field and under fire that can prove
a young recruit's fitness to become a Cavalry officer, and not
whether he conforms to the popular conception of a West Point Cadet.
Synopsis 2:
Bennett meets all the requirements for West Point but an officer is
against his admittance. [RF]

1.04 [--] Boots and Saddles: PRIVATE WAR
10Oct57
Synopsis:
Memories of the bitter hatreds of the Civil War turn Fort Lowell into a divided camp. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A trooper renews Civil War hostilities at Fort Lowell. [RF]

1.05 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE PRUSSIAN FARMER
17Oct57
Written by Gene Roddenberry
Guest Cast:
Herbert Rudley ........ Franz Mueller
Synopsis:
Apache Indians attack the fort. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
A former Prussian cavalry officer helps recruits stall an Apache attack. [RF]

1.06 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE PAYMASTER [UCLA]
(c) 1957 California National Productions
24Oct57
Produced by George M. Cahan, Robert Stillman
Written by Kathleen Hite.
Directed by William J. Hole, Jr.
Director of Photography, Lester White
Film Editor, Irving Berlin
Music, Fred Steiner.
Starring: Jack Pickard (as Capt. Adams), Patrick McVey (as Lt. Col. Hayes)
Guest Cast:
Claude Akins, Peter Brocco, Cyril Delevanti,
Regular/ Recurring Cast:
John Alderson, Dave Willock, Michael Hinn, Michael Emmett, James Dobson
John Western, Red Morgan, Al Wyatt, Fred Krone, Earl Parker.
Synopsis:
Discipline breaks down at Fort Lowell: four months' back pay just arrived. [RF]

1.07 [--] Boots and Saddles: TERROR AT FORT LOWELL [UCLA]
(c) 1957 California National Productions
31Oct57
Written by Don Brinkley
Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski
Director of photography, Lester White
Film Editor, Irving Berlin
Music, Fred Steiner.
Starring: Jack Pickard (as Capt. Adams)
Guest Cast:
Robert Knapp .......... Pvt. Swanson (recurring)
Rebecca Welles ........ Clara
House Peters, Jr.
Richard Devon
Regular/ Recurring Cast:
Michael Emmett, Red Morgan, Al Wyatt, Fred Krone, Earl Parker.
Synopsis:
Apache raids heighten tensions between soldiers and Indian scouts. [RF]

1.08 [--] Boots and Saddles: BORDER RAIDERS
07Nov57
Synopsis:
Recent raids on the settlers look like Apache work, but the captain isn't convinced. [RF]

1.09 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE DESERTER
14Nov57
Guest Cast:
Paul Picerni .......... Trooper Grimes
Synopsis:
Adams tracks a soldier who left his patrol in the desert without horses or water. [RF]

1.10 [--] Boots and Saddles: QUIET DAY AT FORT LOWELL
21Nov57
Synopsis:
Adams helps a trooper overcome guilt feelings resulting from an act of cowardice. [RF]

1.11 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE GIFT
05Dec57
Guest cast:
Eugenia Paul .......... Yellow Sky
Patrick McVey ......... Hays
Synopsis:
Binning helped a wounded Apache, so the Indian sends him a gift: his daughter. [RF]

1.12 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE TREASURE
12Dec57
Starring: Jack Pickard (Capt. Shank Adams)
Guest Cast:
Edward Colmans ........ Willis Rodney
Michael Emmett ........ Cpl. Davis (recurring)
Rebecca Welles ........ Laurie
Johnny Western ........ Pvt. Ben Jordan (recurring)
Synopsis:
A Civil War bandit has willed a fortune in contraband to the U.S.
government. Escorting the treasury man sent to claim the money, troopers
encounter trouble when the dead man's daughter contests the will. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
A bandit wills his fortune to the Government but his daughter's
determined to keep it. [RF]

1.13 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE COWARD
19Dec57
John Alderson ......... Sgt. Bullock (recurring)
Synopsis:
The sergeant's nephew, branded a coward, gets a chance to prove
himself. [RF]

[--] Unknown episode - possibly "The Coward"
(rerun 21Mar59)
Synopsis:
Sgt. Bullock's nephew turns out to be a cocky, loquacious kid who can't
keep his mouth closed. [RF]

1.14 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE MARQUIS OF DONNYBROOK
26Dec57
Guest Cast:
DeForest Kelley ....... Merriweather
John Alderson ......... Sgt. Bullock (recurring)
Joel Ashley ........... Pvt. Boone (recurring)
James Dobson .......... Pvt. Hatfield (recurring)
Synopsis:
Bullock is set to box the Seventh Cavalry champ who turns out to be an ex-professional. [RF]

1.15 [--] Boots and Saddles: POUND OF FLESH
02Jan58
Starring: Jack Pickard (Capt. Shank Adams)
Guest cast:
Donald Buka ........... Hubbard
Synopsis:
Why does Adams bow to a new trooper? [RF]

1.16 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE STRANGE DEATH OF TROOPER JONES
09Jan58
[--] Boots and Saddles: THE TROOPER'S WIFE
*Possibly an aka for "The Strange Death of Trooper Jones"
Guest cast:
Juney Ellis ........... Edna
Strother Martin ....... Slocum
Synopsis:
A domineering wife comes to retrieve her husband from the cavalry. [RF]

1.17 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE DUEL
16Jan58
Cast:
Gardner McKay ........ Lt. Kelly (recurring)
Synopsis:
An Apache chief challenges Kelly to a duel: lance vs. saber. [RF]

1.18 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE LAST WORD
23Jan58
Cast:
Joel Ashley ........... Pvt. Boone (recurring)
James Dobson .......... Pvt. Hatfield (recurring)
Synopsis:
Ex-cavalrymen put on their old uniforms and shoot up the town. [RF]

1.19 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE PROUD CONDEMNED
30Jan58
Cast:
Gardner McKay ......... Lt. Kelly (recurring)
James Dobson .......... Pvt. Hatfield (recurring)
Synopsis:
Pvt. Hatfield is devoted to his horse which for
some strange reason is unreliable in the presence of Indians. He
and Lt. Kelly (Gardner McKay) do their best to save him from being
sold, but in the end the horse solves the problem itself.
Synopsis 2:
Kelly's cause: save a trooper's unruly horse that's destined for the hide buyer. [RF]

1.20 [--] Boots and Saddles: FEMALE OF THE SPECIES
06Feb58
Cast:
David Willock ........ Lt. Binning (recurring)
Synopsis:
A female singer raises morale at the fort until Binning falls in love with her. [RF]

1.21 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE DISPATCH RIDER
13Feb58
Cast:
James Dobson .......... Pvt. Hatfield (recurring)
Synopsis:
Hatfield has opportunity to prove himself a soldier: he's captured by
two desperadoes. [RF]

1.22 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE EIGHT-FOR-FIVE MEN
20Feb58
Cast:
Gardner McKay .......... Lt. Kelly (recurring)
Synopsis:
A change of pace for Kelly: he leads an unofficial raid on a loan racket. [RF]

1.23 [--] Boots and Saddles: LATE ARRIVAL
27Feb58
Synopsis:
Rumor has it that the company is being transferred to Vermont. [RF]

1.24 [--] Boots and Saddles: RESCUE OF THE STRANGER
06Mar58
Starring: Jack Pickard (Capt. Shank Adams)
Guest cast:
Robert Anderson ....... Hall
Jane Nigh ............. Beth
Synopsis:
Adams and men protect a group of Mormons. [RF]

1.25 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE COOK
13Mar58
Cast:
James Dobson .......... Pvt. Hatfield (recurring)
Synopsis:
Pvt. Hatfield is an excellent cook who dislikes cooking. When
he is sent to work in the cookhouse as a punishment, he is
not inclined to take his punishment lying down.
Synopsis 2:
A private, unhappy with his cooking duties, goes AWOL to join the night patrol. [RF]

1.26 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE COURT MARTIAL
20Mar58
Cast:
Gardner McKay .......... Lt. Kelly (recurring)
Synopsis:
Kelly, the scapegoat for a commander's blunder, is faced with court-martial. [RF]

1.27 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE LOST PATROL
27Mar58
Guest Cast:
Jack Diamond .......... Bedford
John Alderson ......... Sgt. Bullock (recurring)
Synopsis:
Bedford, a recruit in Sgt. Bullock's patrol is more hindrance
than help when the party is ambushed. His military experience
is negligable but he is not without bravery or common sense
and these prove useful qualities.

1.28 [--] Boots and Saddles: A QUESTION OF DUTY
03Apr58
Starring:
Jack Pickard (Capt. Shank Adams)
Synopsis:
Adams is escorting a wagon train and under strict orders: no combat
with the Apaches. [RF]

1.29 [--] Boots and Saddles: ONE-MAN WAR
10Apr58
Cast:
Mike Hinn .......... Scout Luke Cummings (recurring)
Synopsis:
Luke works to maintain peace when a general's daughter is captured by
Indians. [RF]

1.30 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE INDIAN SCOUT
17Apr58
Starring:
Jack Pickard (as Capt. Shank Adams)
Cast;
Robert Knapp .......... Pvt. Swanson (recurring)
Synopsis:
War often arps a man's mind and Pvt. Swanson nurses a private
hate of all Indians, in particular the Apache scouts at Fort Lowell
Synopsis 2:
A visiting major forces Adams to dispense with his much-needed Indian scouts. [RF]

1.31 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE POLITICIAN
24Apr58
Starring:
Jack Pickard (as Capt. Shank Adams)
Synopsis:
Adams tangles with a politician. [RF]

1.32 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE RECRUIT
01May58
Guest Cast:
Joseph Turkel ......... Ray Martin
John Alderson ......... Sgt. Bullock (recurring)
Synopsis:
Ray Martin, a recruit training at Fort Lowell seems to
have a deep knowledge of drill and regulations. Sgt. Bullock
suspects that the man has had previous army experience.
Synopsis 2:
Bullock is suspicious of a recruit: the new man knows too much about the Army. [RF]

1.33 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE SUPERSTITION [UCLA]
(c) 1957 California National Productions
8May58
Produced by George M. Cahan, Robert Stillman
Written by Don Brinkley.
Directed by William J. Hole, Jr.
Director of Photography, Lester White.
Film Editor, Irving Berlin
Starring: Jack Pickard (as Capt. Adams), Patrick McVey (as Lt. Col. Hayes)
Guest Cast:
Joe Conley ........... Pvt. Spanner
Ross Sturlin
Regular/Recurring Cast:
John Alderson, Gardner McKay. Dave Willock, Michael Hinn,
Joel Ashley, James Dobson, Red Morgan, Earl parker,
Synopsis 1:
A man with a jinx is never popular and Pvt. Spanner is no exception.
His popularity does not improve when an Indian Scout becomes terrified
of his 'devil spirit', and flees from Fort Lowell.
Synopsis 2:
Accident-prone Private Spanner has his moment as a hero because of his bad luck. [RF]

1.34 [--] Boots and Saddles: IRON JOHN
15May58
Synopsis:
It took hard men to soldier in Arizona during the 1880's,
but to lead them took men like 'Iron John'.

1.35 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE HOLDOUT
22May58
Guest Cast:
Carolyn Craig ......... Lisa Emery
Joel Marston .......... Pvt. Wells
Synopsis 1:
Lisa Emery is a touch rancher who scorns the idea of running away from
Indians. When Pvt. Wells is sent to bring her to the safety of Fort
Lowell because the Apaches are on the warpath, Boone predicts he is in for a tough time.
Synopsis 2:
Lisa Emery refuses to leave her ranch during an Apache raid and Wells is sent to get her. [RF]

1.36 [--] Boots and Saddles: WEIGHT OF COMMAND [UCLA]
(c) 1957 California National Productions
27May58
Produced by George M. Cahan, Robert Stillman
Written by David Lang
Directed by William J. Hole, Jr.
Director of Photography, Lester White
Fim Editor, Irving Berlin;
Music, Fred Steiner.
Starring: Jack Pickard (as Capt. Adams), Patrick McVey (as Lt. Col. Hayes)
Cast:
Michael Emmett ....... Cpl. Britt Davis (recurring)
Mike Hinn ............ Scout Luke Cummings (recurring)
House Peters Jr.
Paul Picerni
Red Morgan
Al Wyatt
Fred Krone
Earl Parker
Synopsis:
Diphtheria's struck the fort and Hays must get help before the Apaches find out.

1.37 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE DECISION [UCLA]
(c) 1958 California National Productions
Produced by George M. Cahan, Robert Stillman
Written by Tony Barrett.
Director, Bernard L. Kowalski ;
Director of Photography, Lester White
Fim Editor, Irving Berlin;
Starring: Jack Pickard (as Capt. Adams)
Guest Cast:
William Boyett
Charles Stevens
Mickey Maga
Regular/Recurring Cast:
John Alderson, Dave Willock, Michael Hinn, Joel Ashley,
James Dobson, Gardner McKay, Red Morgan, Earl Parker, Ross Sturlin.
Synopsis:
The official view is that Pvt. Boone (Joel Ashley) and Pvt. Hatfield
(James Dobson) have no right to steal army rations to feed a starving
band of Indians. But they believe that the end justifies the means,
and for once they happen to be right.
Synopsis 2:
Soldiers give food to a hungry band of Paiutes and are charged with
stealing Army supplies. [RF]

1.38 [--] Boots and Saddles: THE CAPTAIN'S LEAVE [BFI]
Directed by William J. Hole, Jr.
Written by John Hawkins
Starring:
Jack Pickard (Capt. Shank Adams)
Guest cast:
Gail Kobe ............. Molly Parker
Dan Barton ............ Jeb Parker
Than Wyenn ............ Sanchez
Synopsis:
Adams encounters a couple trying to cross the desert without supplies
and the woman's pregnant. [RF]

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