CTVA Western - "Branded" (Goodson-Todman/NBC)(1965-66) starring Chuck Connors

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Chuck Connors TV Series:
The Rifleman (1958-63)   Arrest and Trial (1963-64)    Branded (1965-66)    Cowboy in Africa (1967-68)
Branded (1965-66)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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UCLA Film and Television Archive

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BRANDED
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Goodson-Todman Productions (Mark Goodson-Bill Todman)
in association with
Sentinel Productions, Inc.
for
NBC (Sundays 8:30 PM ET)
Created by Larry Cohen
Executive Producer Harris Katleman
Produced by Cecil Barker (first 7 productions no. 30461-30467 inc)
Produced by Andrew J. Fenady (all other episodes)

US Western series 1965-66 48 x 30m (13 bw, 35 color)
(24Jan65- 06Sep66)
starring
Chuck Connors
as Jason McCord

Premise:
In this half-hour Western series, Chuck Connors returns to the saddle
as Jason McCord, a former Cavalry Captain & West Point Graduate,
who wanders the West after being cashiered out of the Army for
cowardice seeking to prove himself

Background:
Chuck Connors previously starred in
'The Rifleman' (1958-63) as Lucas McCain 168 episodes x 30 min
& 'Arrest and Trial'(1963-64) as Attorney John Egan 30 episodes x 90 min

Music:
'Branded' theme song  music by Dominic Frontiere lyrics by Alan Alch

All but one man died there at Bitter Creek.
And they say he ran away.

Branded, scorned as the one who ran.
What do you do when you’re branded,
And you know you’re a man
Wherever you go, for the rest of your life
You must prove, you’re a man.
(full version)

All but one man died, there at Bitter Creek,
And they say he ran away

Branded! Marked with a coward’s shame.
What do you do when you’re branded,
Will you fight for your name?

He was innocent, not a charge was true,
But the world will never know . . .

Branded! Scorned as the one who ran.
What do you do when you’re branded,
And you know you’re a man?
And wherever you go for the rest of your life
You must prove ... You’re a man!

################## Branded #################
############# season 1 early 1965 ############
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NBC Sundays
Black & White (first 16 episodes)

1.01 Branded: SURVIVAL (bw)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 30463
24-Jan-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Cecil Barker
written by Larry Cohen
directed by Richard Whorf
director of photography Richard Cunha
Guest cast:
Alex Cord ............. Jed Colbee
Janet De Gore ......... Sally Colbee
Robert Carricart ...... Navajo
Valerie Szabo ......... Jessie Colbee
Harry Harvey, Sr. ..... Stable Owner
Synopsis:
In the opener, McCord comes to the aid of Jed Colbee, whom he finds on
foot and near death in the desert. [RF]

1.02 Branded: THE VINDICATOR (bw)
31-Jan-1965 NBC Sun
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 30461
produced by Cecil Barker
written by Larry Cohen
directed by Joseph H. Lewis
director of photography Richard Cunha
Guest cast:
Claude Akins .......... Ned Travis
Harry Carey Jr. ....... Lt. John Pritchett
John Litel ............ General James Reed
June Lockhart ......... Sue Pritchett
Johnny Jensen ......... Johnny
John Marley ........... Ritter
John Pickard .......... Sergeant
Bob Random ............ Soldier
Charles Thompson ...... Telegrapher
Synopsis:
A New York newspaperman tracks down McCord to learn why he was
cashiered out of the Army. [RF]

1.03 Branded: THE TEST (bw)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 30464
07-Feb-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Cecil Barker
written by John Wilder and Jerry Ziegman
directed by Leonard Horn
director of photography: Richard Cunha
film editor: Edward Mann
Guest cast:
Jason Evers ........... Father Durant
Jay Silverheels ....... Wild Horse
Joe De Santis ......... Indian Chief
Michael Kemp .......... Bold Eagle
John War Eagle ........ Medicine Man
Alberto Monte ......... Indian
Synopsis:
McCord inadvertently involves a Catholic priest in a deadly encounter
with four drunken Comanches. [RF]

1.04 Branded: THE RULES OF THE GAME (bw)
(aka Elsie Brown)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 30462
14-Feb-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Cecil Barker
written by Larry Cohen
directed by Lawrence Dobkin
director of photography Richard Cunha
film editor: Fred W. Berger.
Guest cast:
Jeanne Cooper ......... Elsie Brown
Russ Conway ........... Sheriff Pollard
Brad Weston ........... Vance
Harry Bartell ......... Mayor
L.Q. Jones ............ Miles
Kathy Garver .......... Ginny
Arthur Peterson ....... Harkness
Irene Tedrow .......... Mrs. Wilcox
Helen Kleeb ........... Mrs. Bryan
Cal Bartlett .......... Ben Vance
Robert F. Hoy ......... Cody Vance
Synopsis:
McCord comes to the aid of Elsie Brown, who once save his life and is
now--like McCord--trying to live down a bad reputation. [RF]

1.05 Branded: THE BOUNTY
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 30468
21-Feb-1965 NBC Sun
written by John Wilder & Jerry Ziegman [RF]
directed by Leonard Horn [RF]
director of photography Lester Schorr [RF]
*
produced by Andrew J. Fenady (on copyright)
teleplay by Richard Carr, Jerry Ziegman, and John Wilder (on copyright)
Story by Larry Cohen (on copyright)
directed by Harry Harris (on copyright)
director of photography: Lester Shorr (on copyright)
film editor: Tony Wollner. (on copyright)
Guest cast:
Pat Conway ............ Johnny Dolan
Michael Ansara ........ Thomas Frys
Gene Evans ............ Matthew Paxton
Pat Conway ............ Johnny Dolan
Gene Evans ............ Matthew Paxton
Juli Reding ........... Liz
Charles Maxwell ....... Andy Starrett
Reg Paxton ............ Vince Starrett
Pete Kellett .......... Gil Starrett
Duane Grey ............ The Sheriff
Synopsis:
A stranger lends McCord some much-needed help in a barroom brawl, and
with good reason. He’s out to collect the 5,000 dollars placed on
McCord’s life. [RF]

1.06 Branded: LEAP UPON MOUNTAINS ... (bw)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 30469
28-Feb-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
directed by Harry Harris
Written by Andrew J. Fenady
director of photography: Lester Shorr
film editor: Edward Mann.
Guest cast:
Chris Alcaide ......... Karp
Claude Hall ........... Buckrum
John Ireland .......... Renger
Joan Leslie ........... Mrs. Cooper
Michael Masters ....... Sheriff
Lionel Decker ......... Barber
Bill Hart ............. Chet
Alex Sharp ............ Lathe
Synopsis:
McCord is hired by a Quaker widow who is being pressured by a
neighboring rancher to sell her land. [RF]

1.07 Branded: COWARD STEP ASIDE (bw)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 30473
07-Mar-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
Teleplay by John Wilder and Jerry Ziegman
story by Larry Cohen
directed by Harry Harris
director of photography: Lester Shorr
film editor: Tony Wollner.
Guest cast:
Skip Homeier .......... Luke Garrett
Johnny Crawford ....... Clay Holden
Richard Arlen ......... Hatton
Charla Doherty ........ Karin
Allen Jaffe ........... Topaz
Loyal T. Lucas ........ Stoner
Melville Ruick ........ Bates
Harry Fleer ........... Adams
Robert Nash ........... Jenkins
Ron Perranoski ........ Lennart
Synopsis:
With the Jefferson City menfolk away at a silver strike, the local bank
seems easy pickings to a gang of outlaws--the only people left in town
are McCord, a teen-age deputy, a one-legged bartender, old men, women
and children.
*Note: Los Angeles Dodger relief pitcher Ron Perranoski guests in the role of Lennart. [RF]

1.08 Branded: THE MISSION Part I
(filmed in color according to copyright)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 30470
14-Mar-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
teleplay by Jameson Brewer/ story by Larry Cohen.
directed by Bernard McEveety
director of photography Lester Schorr
Guest cast:
John Carradine ........ General Josh McCord
Macdonald Carey ....... Senator Lansing
William Bryant ........ President Ulysses S. Grant
Peter Breck ........... Crispo
Patrick Wayne ......... Corporal Dewey
Wendell Corey ......... Major Whitcomb
Cesar Romero .......... General Arriola
Maja Stewart .......... Elena
H.M. Wynant ........... Brissac
Rochelle Hudson ....... Alice Whitcomb
Robert Q. Lewis ....... Ray Hatch
Jon Lormer ............ Colonel Snow
Montie Pyler .......... Angulia
Kamala Devi ........... Laurette Lansing
Steven Marlo .......... Private Tyler
Synopsis:
At the urging of his former fiancee and her father, a U.S. Senator,
McCord returns to Washington--and finds that he is still front-page news. [RF]

1.09 Branded: THE MISSION Part II
(filmed in color according to copyright)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 30471
21-Mar-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
teleplay by Jameson Brewer/ story by Larry Cohen.
directed by Bernard McEveety
director of photography Lester Schorr
Guest cast:
John Carradine ........ General Josh McCord
Macdonald Carey ....... Senator Lansing
William Bryant ........ President Ulysses S. Grant
Peter Breck ........... Crispo
Patrick Wayne ......... Corporal Dewey
Wendell Corey ......... Major Whitcomb
Cesar Romero .......... General Arriola
Maja Stewart .......... Elena
H.M. Wynant ........... Brissac
Rochelle Hudson ....... Alice Whitcomb
Robert Q. Lewis ....... Ray Hatch
Jon Lormer ............ Colonel Snow
Montie Pyler .......... Angulia
Kamala Devi ........... Laurette Lansing
Steven Marlo .......... Private Tyler
Synopsis:
President Grant asks McCord to risk the stigma of treason by
infiltrating a band of marauding Mexican bandits. [RF]

1.10 Branded: THE MISSION Part III
(filmed in color according to copyright)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 30472
28-Mar-1965 NBC Sun
written by Frank Chase [RF]
directed by Allen Reisner [RF]
*
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
teleplay by Jameson Brewer/ story by Larry Cohen. (on copyright)
directed by Bernard McEveety (on copyright)
director of photography Lester Schorr
Guest cast:
John Carradine ........ General Josh McCord
Macdonald Carey ....... Senator Lansing
William Bryant ........ President Ulysses S. Grant
Peter Breck ........... Crispo
Patrick Wayne ......... Corporal Dewey
Wendell Corey ......... Major Whitcomb
Cesar Romero .......... General Arriola
Maja Stewart .......... Elena
H.M. Wynant ........... Brissac
Rochelle Hudson ....... Alice Whitcomb
Robert Q. Lewis ....... Ray Hatch
Jon Lormer ............ Colonel Snow
Montie Pyler .......... Angulia
Kamala Devi ........... Laurette Lansing
Steven Marlo .......... Private Tyler
Synopsis:
McCord succeeds in luring a band of Mexican bandits into a U.S. Army
fort, but he can’t convince the fort’s commander that he’s not one of the outlaws. [RF]

1.11 Branded: THE FIRST KILL (bw)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 30474
04-Apr-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
Written by Frank Chase
directed by Alex March
director of photography: Lester Shorr
film editor: Tony Wollner
Guest cast:
Chad Everett .......... Adam Manning/Tad Manning
James Dunn ............ Sam Manning
John Pickard .......... Rand
Howard Johnson ........ Poker Player
Pete Kellett .......... Bartender
Synopsis:
McCord meets a memory face to face: the exact double of the very first
man he killed in battle. [RF]

1.12 Branded: VERY FEW HEROES (bw)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 30475
11-Apr-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Jerry Ziegman & John Wilder
directed by Bernard McEveety
director of photography Lester Schorr
Guest cast:
Tom Drake ............. Jordan Payne
Kathryn Hays .......... Christina Adams
Bing Russell .......... Thomas Teal
William Cort .......... Alan Winters
Bill Hickman .......... Ensor
Jay Jostyn ............ Judge
Stuart Lancaster ...... Chase
Synopsis:
To avoid losing her ranch in a law suit, Christina Adams needs the
testimony of a man she detests--McCord. [RF]

1.13 Branded: ONE WAY OUT (bw)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 30476
18-Apr-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
Written by Jameson Brewer
directed by Bernard McEveety
director of photography: Lester Shorr
film editor: Tony Wollner
Guest cast:
Jim Davis ............. Malachi Murdock
Paul Brent ............ Micah Murdock
John Dehner ........... Joshua Murdock
Eddie Little Sky ...... Blue Hawk
X Brands .............. Red Arm
Iron Eyes Cody ........ Grey Eagle
Synopsis:
McCord is lured to a ghost town inhabited only by a religious zealot
and his two brutish sons. [RF]

1.14 Branded: THE BRAVE ENDURE (bw)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 30465
25-Apr-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Cecil Barker
Teleplay by Michael Dunn, John Wilder & Jerry Ziegman
story by Michael Dunn
directed by Ron Winston
director of photography Richard Cunha
Guest cast:
Don Collier ........... Wilkes
Tommy Sands ........... Richard Bain
Willard Sage .......... The Major
Boyd Morgan ........... Cole
Marie Windsor ......... Carrie Milligan
Douglas Fowley ........ Jed Peck
Synopsis:
West Point cadet Richard Bain, court-martialed for challenging the
Army’s verdict against McCord, is given 30 days to recant--or resign from
the Academy. [RF]

1.15 Branded: TASTE OF POISON (bw)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 30467
02-May-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Cecil Barker
Teleplay by William Putnam and Nicholas Rowe
story by Larry Cohen;
directed by Ron Winston
director of photography Richard Cunha
film editor: Tony Wollner.
Guest cast:
Carol Rossen .......... Dr. Evelyn Cole
Walter Burke .......... Luke
Joseph Perry .......... Jimmie Boy
Clarke Gordon ......... Howland
Stuart Margolin ....... Officer
Synopsis:
On the way to a desert hospital, McCord, a woman doctor and a wounded
Army officer stop at a way station recently raided by Indians. [RF]

1.16 Branded: PRICE OF A NAME (bw)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 30466
23-May-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Cecil Barker
Teleplay Nicholas Rowe / Story by Larry Cohen
directed by Leonard Horn
director of photography Richard Cunha
Guest cast:
Marilyn Maxwell ....... Lucy Benson
Keith Andes ........... Roy
Don Megowan ........... Carruthers
Jess Kirkpatrick ...... Pete
Charles Fredericks .... The Boss
Don Douglas ........... The Banker
Jay Sullivan .......... The Shopkeeper
Synopsis:
After accepting a high-paying job from rancher Lucy Benson, McCord is
jumped by three strangers and ordered to get out of town.

################## Branded #################
############## season 2 1965-66 ##############
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NBC Sundays 8:30 PM Eastern
In Color

2.01 [17] Branded: JUDGE NOT (color)
12-Sep-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Jerome B. Thomas
directed by Vincent McEveety
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Edward Mann.
Guest cast:
Kathleen Crowley ...... Laura Rock
Tom Drake ............. Major Tom Rock
Harry Harvey, Sr. ..... Potter, Station Master
Warren Oates .......... Perce/Frank Clampett
Lou Roberson .......... Shotgun
Willard Sage .......... Tuttle, Texas Ranger
Clint Sharp ........... Stage Driver
Synopsis:
McCord hitches a ride on a stage carrying four passengers, including a
prisoner who’s headed for the gallows and an officer who was present at
McCord’s court-martial hearing. [RF]

2.02 [18] Branded: NOW JOIN THE HUMAN RACE (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31754
19-Sep-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Ken Pettus
directed by Harry Harris
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Melvin Shapiro
Guest cast:
James Anderson ........ Lt. Garrett
Burt Reynolds ......... Red Hand
Noah Beery Jr. ........ Major Lynch
Ted Jordan ............ Sgt. Mayhew
Jon Lormer ............ Jud Markham
Ann Morell ............ Snow Child
Synopsis:
Red Hand, who has illegally left the reservation with his family, is
cornered by the troops of cold-blooded Major Lynch (Beery). McCord,
afraid that killing the Apache chief would set off a war with the Indians,
tries to mediate Red Hand’s surrender. [RF]

2.03 [19] Branded: MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31751
26-Sep-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Frank Chase
directed by Vincent McEveety
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Edward Mann.
Guest cast:
Lola Albright ......... Ann Williams
Kevin Hagen ........... Paul Mandell
Michael Lane .......... Trask
Charles Horvath ....... Deke
Ed McCready ........... Anders
Maureen Arthur ........ Teddi Stafford
Synopsis:
McCord comes to the aid of newspaper publisher Ann Williams, who
refuses to endorse cutthroat town boss Paul Mandell for an important
political appointment. [RF]

2.04 [20] Branded: I KILLED JASON MCCORD (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31752
03-Oct-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Joseph Hoffman
directed by Larry Peerce
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editors: Edward Mann, Tony Wollner.
Guest cast:
Bruce Bennett ......... Archie Fletcher
Larry Pennell ......... Tuck Fraser
Karen Steele .......... Lorrie Heller
Baynes Barron ......... Sheriff
Billy Beck ............ Gibbons
Alex Sharp ............ Matt Hawley
Lee Delano ............ Carter
Synopsis:
Footloose Tuck Fraser, unexpectedly the center of admiration for
killing a man thought to be McCord, gets an unpleasant shock when
McCord turns up alive. [RF]

2.05 [21] Branded: THE BAR SINISTER (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31758
10-Oct-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Jack Paritz
directed by Larry Peerce
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Melvin Shapiro.
Guest cast:
Stephen McNally ....... Caleb Reymer
Michel Petit .......... Jimmy Whitlaw
Marian Seldes ......... Neela
Walter F. O'Malley .... The Doctor
Paulle Clark .......... Hannah Reymer
Howard Curtis ......... Hubert Mills
William Gwinn ......... Kern
Rick Johnson .......... Peter Foley
Ron Johnson ........... Paul Foley
Deidre Cole ........... Becky
Synopsis:
McCord steps in when the cousins of an old friend’s orphaned son
attempt to take the boy away from the Indian housekeeper who raised him. [RF]
*Note:
Walter O’Malley, president of the Los Angeles Dodgers, appears
as the doctor in a cameo role. [RF]

2.06 [22] Branded: SEWARD'S FOLLY (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31755
17-Oct-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by George W. Schenck & William Marks
directed by Larry Peerce
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Edward Mann.
Guest cast:
Coleen Gray ........... Leslie Gregg
J. Pat O'Malley ....... Rufus Pitkin
Ian Wolfe ............. William Henry Seward
Charles Maxwell ....... Sobel
Robert F. Hoy ......... Grimes
Joel Marston .......... Hotel Clerk
Lulu Porter ........... Millie
Synopsis:
Two unsavory characters plot to steal the maps McCord is making after
his survey of the rich, recently purchased territory of Alaska. [RF]

2.07 [23] Branded: SALUTE THE SOLDIER BRIEFLY (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31759
24-Oct-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Frederick Louis Fox
directed by Lee H. Katzin
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Edward Mann.
Guest cast:
Michael Rennie ........ Charles Briswell
Claude Hall ........... Sample
John Mitchell ......... Slate
John Pickard .......... Lt. Shanley
Michael Keep .......... Chief Wateekah
Chuck Hamilton ........ Daygan
Duncan McLeod ......... Major Brackham
Henry Brandon ......... Cleve
Harry Lauter .......... Dart
Pedro Gonzales Gonzales ... Jose
Synopsis:
McCord interrupts a miners’ kangaroo court to save Charles Briswell, an
accused murderer who could clear McCord. Briswell witnessed the battle
at Bitter Creek. [RF]

2.08 [24] Branded: THE RICHEST MAN IN BOOT HILL (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31760
31-Oct-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Elon Packard
directed by Larry Peerce
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Melvin Shapiro.
Guest cast:
Richard Bakalyan ...... Roy Barlow
Jack Lambert .......... Marty Slater
J. Pat O'Malley ....... Rufus L. Pitkin
Lee Van Cleef ......... Fred Slater
Fred Carson ........... Scotty
William Henry ......... Sheriff
John Indrisano ........ Howie
Synopsis:
McCord reluctantly agrees to help a small-town undertaker haul a coffin
into town, unaware that it contains a live safecracker who plans to rob
the Wells Fargo office. [RF]

2.09 [25] Branded: FILL NO GLASS FOR ME Part I (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31756
07-Nov-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Frederic Louis Fox
directed by Vincent McEveety
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Melvin Shapiro.
Guest cast:
Greg Morris ........... Colonel Johnny Macon
Michael Keep .......... Chief Wateekah
Duncan McLeod ......... Major Brackham
Harry Lauter .......... Dart
Davis Roberts ......... Hawkins
Pedro Gonzales-Gonzales ... Jose
Henry Brandon ......... Lt.
Synopsis:
In a flashback to the days after he was cashiered from the Army, McCord
recalls an encounter with Cpl. Johnny Macon (Morris), the inexperienced
leader of a Cavalry patrol trapped by the Apaches. [RF]

2.10 [26] Branded: FILL NO GLASS FOR ME Part II (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31757
14-Nov-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Frederic Louis Fox
directed by Vincent McEveety
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Melvin Shapiro.
Guest cast:
Gerg Morris ........... Colonel Johnny Macon
Michael Keep .......... Chief Wateekah
Duncan McLeod ......... Major Brackham
Harry Lauter .......... Dart
Davis Roberts ......... Hawkins
Pedro Gonzales-Gonzales ... Jose
Henry Brandon ......... Lt.
Synopsis:
Cpl. Johnny Macon breaks out of jail to rescue McCord, unaware that the
Indians are using McCord as bait. [RF]

2.11 [27] Branded: THE GREATEST COWARD ON EARTH (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31762
21-Nov-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Nathaniel Tanchuck
directed by Lee H. Katzin
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Melvin Shapiro.
Guest cast:
Pat O'Brien ........... P.T. Barnum
Dick Clark ............ A.J. Bailey
Pamela Curran ......... Princess Salome
James Chandler ........ Charlie Stark
I Stanford Jolley ..... Enos Scoggins
John Marley ........... Coutts
Chuck Hicks ........... Young Samson
Hugh Langtree ......... Preston
Max Lewin ............. Harrison
Victor Izay ........... Hotel Clerk
Synopsis:
When McCord tries to collect the 50 dollar prize offered for defeating
a muscleman, circus owner P.T. Barnum decides to offer him a job--as
the star of re-enactments of the Bitter Creek massacre. [RF]

2.12 [28] Branded: $10,000 FOR DURANGO (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31763
28-Nov-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Jerome B. Thomas
directed by Larry Peerce
director of photography Lester Schorr
Guest cast:
Lloyd Bochner ......... Frank Ross
Edwin Cook ............ Tiny Bradford
Martha Hyer ........... Callie Clay
John Agar ............. Sheriff
Gregg Palmer .......... Doc
Pete Dunn ............. Taylor
Montie Plyer .......... Morgan
James Drake ........... Deputy Sheriff
Synopsis:
While McCord is cashing his employer’s draft for 10,000 dollars, Frank
Ross (Bochner) and his gang stage a holdup. [RF]

2.13 [29] Branded: ROMANY ROUNDUP Part I (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31764
05-Dec-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Jameson Brewer & Lon Shaw
directed by Lee H. Katzin
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Melvin Shapiro.
Guest cast:
Gary Merrill .......... Aaron Shields
Ahna Capri ............ Robin Shields
Don Collier ........... Jud Foley
Joan Huntington ....... Lisa
Michael J. Pollard .... Digby Popham
Nico Minardos ......... Kolyan
Alan Baxter ........... Sheriff
Ben Ari
Casey Tibbs
Synopsis:
McCord runs afoul of Aaron Shields when he stops the cattle baron from
whipping Kolyan, leader of a band of gypsies. [RF]

2.14 [30] Branded: ROMANY ROUNDUP Part II (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31765
12-Dec-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Jameson Brewer & Lon Shaw
directed by Lee H. Katzin
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Melvin Shapiro.
Guest cast:
Gary Merrill .......... Aaron Shields
Ahna Capri ............ Robin Shields
Don Collier ........... Jud Foley
Joan Huntington ....... Lisa
Michael J. Pollard .... Digby Popham
Nico Minardos ......... Kolyan
Alan Baxter ........... Sheriff
Ben Ari
Casey Tibbs
Synopsis:
Cattle baron Aaron Shields learns that his daughter has given the gypsies
the money for McCord’s bail bond, and he orders his men to wipe out
the gypsy band. [RF]

2.15 [31] Branded: A PROUD TOWN (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31766
19-Dec-1965 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Paul L. Freedman
directed by Larry Peerce
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Serge Goncharoff.
Guest cast:
Ludwig Donath ......... Julius Perrin
Ken Mayer ............. Martin Stoddard
Carol Brewster ........ Grace Stoddard
Pamelyn Ferdin ........ Abigail
Pat Cardi ............. Mike
Jay Jostyn ............ Dr. Coats
Robert Gross .......... Randy Stoddard
William Harlow ........ Mr. Bolger
Charles Horvath ....... Shay
Bill Henry ............ Regan
Synopsis:
It’s Christmas, but elderly tailor Julius Perrin, who provides a home
for a flock of orphans, is being forced out of town--one of his
youngsters has been accused of shooting the son of the community’s leading citizen. [RF]

2.16 [32] Branded: THE GOLDEN FLEECE (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31767
02-Jan-1966 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Jay Selby & Jessica Benson
directed by Lee H. Katzin
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Melvin Shapiro.
Guest cast:
Harry Townes .......... Randall Kirby
William Bryant ........ President Ulysses S. Grant
Bing Russell .......... Sheriff Gorman
William Phipps ........ Captain Brooks
Frank Gerstle
Hank Grant
Sydney Smith
Bob Hall
Synopsis:
Arrested by uniformed troopers, McCord is placed in a prison van with
Randall Kirby, a former Confederate officer who is making plans to
establish a military empire. [RF]

2.17 [33] Branded: THE WOLFERS (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31768
09-Jan-1966 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Frank Paris
directed by Larry Pierce
director of photography Lester Schorr
Guest cast:
Bruce Dern ............ Les
Charles Horvath ....... Jud
Zeme North ............ White Fawn
Morgan Woodward ....... Clyde
Nick Dimitri .......... Young Hawk
Foster Hood ........... Indian
Synopsis:
McCord finds a delirious white girl--wearing Indian dress--tied in a
clearing by wolf hunters. [RF]

2.18 [34] Branded: THIS STAGE OF FOOLS (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31769
16-Jan-1966 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Ken Trevey
directed by Lee H. Katzin
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Serge Goncharoff.
Guest cast:
Martin Landau ......... Edwin Booth
Chris Alcaide ......... John F. Parker
Rex Ingram ............ Hannibal
Nicolas Surovy
Hagan Smith
William Hickman
William Harlow
Synopsis:
McCord goes to work as a bodyguard to actor Edwin Booth, whose brother
John Wilkes assassinated President Lincoln. [RF]

2.19 [35] Branded: A DESTINY WHICH MADE US BROTHERS (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31772
23-Jan-1966 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Andrew J. Fenady
directed by Allen Reisner
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Melvin Shapiro.
Guest cast:
James MacArthur ....... Lt. Dan Laurence
William Bryant ........ General Grant
Jan Merlin ............ Jim Darcy
Willard Sage .......... Joe Darcy
George Sawaya ......... General Sherman
Len Hendry ............ Wallace
Andrew J. Fenady ...... General Sheridan
Jonathan Hawke ........ McPherson
Steve London .......... Captain
Buck Taylor ........... Corporal
Synopsis:
Army couriers awaken McCord at 3AM to deliver a special letter which
reminds McCord of an unexpected meeting with President Grant--also at
3AM--10 years before. [RF]

2.20 [36] Branded: MCCORD'S WAY (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31771
30-Jan-1966 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Bordon Chase
directed by William Witney
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Edward Mann.
Guest cast:
Mona Freeman .......... Dora Kendall
Ben Johnson ........... Bill Latigo
Tom Reese ............. Jess Muhler
James Beck ............ Bill Tomlin
Henry Capps ........... Joe Latigo
Willard Sage .......... Wes Trent
Robert Swan ........... Bud Lee
Rocky Young ........... Tommy Kendall
Chris Hundley ......... Rob
Synopsis:
After killing a gunman, McCord is offered the job of sheriff--in a town
where three lawmen have been shot down within the past year. [RF]

2.21 [37] Branded: NICE DAY FOR A HANGING (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31774
06-Feb-1966 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Frank Chase
directed by Allen Reisner
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Melvin Shapiro.
Guest cast:
James Anderson ........ Frank Allison
William Baskin ........ Tiny
Whitney Blake ......... Nan Richards
Beau Bridges .......... Lon Allison
Rusty Lane ............ Sherf
Dick Miller ........... Wrangler
Synopsis:
In town to witness the execution of a man who once saved his life,
McCord meets the doomed man’s son--who swears to take revenge on the
townspeople. [RF]

2.22 [38] Branded: BARBED WIRE (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31773
13-Feb-1966 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Ken Trevey
directed by Harry Harris
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Serge Goncharoff.
Guest cast:
Rod Cameron ........... Holland Thorp
Leif Erickson ......... Roy Beckwith
Sherry Jackson ........ Nell Beckwith
Lane Bradford ......... Jack Kilgore
Ted Jordan
Roy Gleason
Synopsis:
Cattleman Roy Beckwith (Erickson) hires McCord to fence his land, a
move which marks the end of the open range and the beginning of the long
war between cattlemen and farmers. [RF]

2.23 [39] Branded: YELLOW FOR COURAGE (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31770
20-Feb-1966 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Frederic Louis Fox
directed by Harry Harris
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Melvin Shapiro.
Guest cast:
Michael Forest ........ Newt Woolery
Harry Harvey, Sr. ..... Doc. Shackley
Patricia Medina ....... Dr. Karen Miller
Stuart Lancaster ...... Bockett
Dirk Evans ............ Sheriff
Victor Izay ........... Banker
Red Morgan ............ Collins
Synopsis:
McCord, stricken by diptheria, risks his life to test a serum developed
by a foreign lady doctor who is also an outcast. [RF]

2.24 [40] Branded: CALL TO GLORY Part I (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31775
27-Feb-1966 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by John Wilder & Jerry Ziegman
directed by Allen Reisner
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editors: Melvin Shapiro and Serge Goncharoff
Guest cast:
Robert Lansing ........ General George Custer
David Brian ........... Gregory Hazin
Kathie Browne ......... Jennie Galvin
H.M. Wynant ........... Lionel MacAllister
William Bryant ........ President Grant
Felix Locher .......... Sitting Bull
Michael Pate .......... Crazy Horse
John Pickard .......... General Phil Sheridan
Lee Van Cleef ......... Charlie Yates
James Hurst ........... Lt. Cable
Jacquelyn Hyde ........ Libby Custer
Gary New .............. Young Hawk
Richard Tatro ......... Lt. Douglas Briggs
Synopsis:
President Grant asks McCord to find out why General Custer has attacked
the Grant Administration over recent Indian outbreaks. [RF]

2.25 [41] Branded: CALL TO GLORY Part II (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31776
06-Mar-1966 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by John Wilder & Jerry Ziegman
directed by Allen Reisner
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editors: Melvin Shapiro and Serge Goncharoff
Guest cast:
Robert Lansing ........ General George Custer
David Brian ........... Gregory Hazin
Kathie Browne ......... Jennie Galvin
H.M. Wynant ........... Lionel MacAllister
William Bryant ........ President Grant
Felix Locher .......... Sitting Bull
Michael Pate .......... Crazy Horse
John Pickard .......... General Phil Sheridan
Lee Van Cleef ......... Charlie Yates
Vaughan Taylor ........ Timothy Galvin
Richard Tatro ......... Lt. Douglas Briggs
James Hurst ........... Lt. Cable
Jacquelyn Hyde ........ Libby Custer
Gary New .............. Young Hawk
Synopsis:
Soon after McCord prevents a clash between the soldiers and Indians,
Chief Crazy Horse appears at a party for General Sheridan to plead for
peace and fair treatment. [RF]

2.26 [42] Branded: CALL TO GLORY Part III (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31777
13-Mar-1966 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by John Wilder & Jerry Ziegman
directed by Allen Reisner
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editors: Melvin Shapiro and Serge Goncharoff
Guest cast:
Robert Lansing ........ General George Custer
David Brian ........... Gregory Hazin
Kathie Browne ......... Jennie Galvin
H.M. Wynant ........... Lionel MacAllister
William Bryant ........ President Grant
Felix Locher .......... Sitting Bull
Michael Pate .......... Crazy Horse
John Pickard .......... General Phil Sheridan
Lee Van Cleef ......... Charlie Yates
Vaughan Taylor ........ Timothy Galvin
Richard Tatro ......... Lt. Douglas Briggs
James Hurst ........... Lt. Cable
Jacquelyn Hyde ........ Libby Custer
Gary New .............. Young Hawk
Synopsis:
Chief Sitting Bull assures McCord that his braves did not kill the
Indian agent--information that McCord must get back to General Custer to
avert a full-scale battle. [RF]

2.27 [43] Branded: THE GHOST OF MURIETTA (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31778
20-Mar-1966 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Frank Paris
directed by William Witney
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Melvin Shapiro.
Guest cast:
Dolores del Rio ....... Antonia Molinera
Jose DeVega ........... Juan Molinera
Rafael Campos ......... Luis
Linda Dangcil ......... Rosita
Ben Welden ............ Vega
Robert Tafur .......... Ramirez
George Petrie ......... Jose
Synopsis:
Teenager Juan Molinera hopes to emulate the infamous bandit Murietta by
stealing the 50,000 dollars in gold entrusted to McCord. [RF]

2.28 [44] Branded: THE ASSASSINS Part I (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31780
27-Mar-1966 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
Written by Jameson Brewer
directed by William Witney.
director of photography: Lester Shorr
film editors Serge Goncha and Melvin Shapiro.
Guest cast:
John Carradine ........ General Josh McCord
William Bryant ........ General Ulysses S. Grant
Peter Graves .......... Senator Keith Ashley
Jim Davis ............. Swaney
Kamala Devi ........... Laurette Ashley
Margarita Cordova ..... Socorro Cueverra
Carlos Rivas .......... Dr. Felix Cueverra
Michael Ross .......... Randall
Synopsis:
President Grant asks McCord to undertake a dirty job: infiltrate a
group of men rumored to be plotting against Grant’s life.[RF]

2.29 [45] Branded: THE ASSASSINS Part II (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31781
03-Apr-1966 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
Written by Jameson Brewer
directed by William Witney.
director of photography: Lester Shorr
film editors Serge Goncha and Melvin Shapiro.
Guest cast:
John Carradine ........ General Josh McCord
William Bryant ........ General Ulysses S. Grant
Peter Graves .......... Senator Keith Ashley
Jim Davis ............. Swaney
Kamala Devi ........... Laurette Ashley
Margarita Cordova ..... Socorro Cueverra
Carlos Rivas .......... Dr. Felix Cueverra
Michael Ross .......... Randall
Synopsis:
McCord learns that the dagger with which he and President Grant were
attacked comes from the collection of Sen. Keith Ashley.[RF]

2.30 [46] Branded: HEADED FOR DOOMSDAY (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31761
10-Apr-1966 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Peter Barry
directed by Edward Ludwig
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Serge Goncharoff.
Guest cast:
Burgess Meredith ...... Horace Greeley
Carol Ohmart .......... Laureen Macklin
Robert Q. Lewis ....... Satterfield
Bruno Vesota .......... Laird Sawyer
Russ McCubbin ......... Fred Turner
Leo V. Matranga ....... Menafee
Saul Gorss
Michael Masters
Lou Cordileone
Synopsis:
After saving famed newspaperman Horace Greeley from an assassin, McCord
accepts a job as Greeley’s armed social secretary. [RF]

2.31 [47] Branded: COWARDS DIE MANY TIMES (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31779
17-Apr-1966 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Frank Chase
directed by Bernard McEveety
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Melvin Shapiro.
Guest cast:
Lola Albright ......... Ann Williams
John Ireland .......... Ted Evers
William Benedict ...... Hogan
Bill Catching ......... Deke
Luke Saucier .......... Midge
Alex Sharp ............ Sergeant
Synopsis:
Freight-line owner Tad Evers vows that he’ll stop McCord from
completing a survey for a railroad that would put him out of business. [RF]

2.32 [48] Branded: KELLIE (color)
Goodson-Todman-Sentinal prod. no. 31782
24-Apr-1966 NBC Sun
produced by Andrew J. Fenady
written by Frank Chase
directed by Marc Daniels
director of photography Lester Schorr
film editor: Serge Goncharoff.
Guest cast:
Lola Albright ......... Ann Williams
Suzanne Cupito ........ Kellie (aka Morgan Brittany)
John Carradine ........ General Joshua McCord
Billy Beck ............ Mouse
Dick Cangey ........... Grant
Richard Webb .......... Trask
Victor French
Lincoln Demyan
Synopsis:
Kellie, the spirited 11-year-old daughter of a bank robber, vows to get
even with McCord for killing her father. [RF]

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