CTVA Western - "Brave Eagle" (Frontier/CBS) (1955-56) starring Keith Larsen

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Brave Eagle (1955-56)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti
Jean-Pierre Dambrine <jpdambrine@wanadoo.fr>
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
Le journal de Tintin, French edition

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BRAVE EAGLE aka "Brave Eagle, Chief of The Cheyennes"
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Roy Rogers/Frontier Production
(c) 1955 by Indian Productions, Inc.
for
CBS Television Network (Wednesdays 7:30 pm EST)

Executive Producers, W. Arthur Rush, Michael North (from ep 22)
Produced by Jack C. Lacey (from ep 22)

US western series 1955-56 26 episodes x 30 min bw
(28Sep55-06Jun56)
starring
Keith Larsen as Brave Eagle, Cheyenne Chief
Kim Winona as Morning Star
Keena Nomkeena as Keena, Brave Eagle's adopted son
Bert Wheeler as Smokey Joe, the half-breed Scout
Pat Hogan as Black Cloud
*
Rick Vallin as Black Raven (recurring)

Premise:
The hardships of the American Indian as seen through the eyes of
Brave Eagle, a young Cheyenne Chief

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Character names in the French version of the show:
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* "Brave Eagle" is named “Black Eagle” (Aigle Noir). This is likely
because of the second meaning that the word “brave” has in
French: beyond meaning “courageous”, like in English, it also
means “nice” or “faithful”, with a slight connotation of stupidity
… a bit like “Nice Eagle” would have sounded in English.

* "Morning Star" could have been called “Etoile du Matin” without any
problem, but she was not. Her name in the French version of the
show is “Perle de Rosée”, meaning “Pearl (bead, droplet) of Dew”.[JPD]

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CBS Wednesdays 7:30 pm Eastern

[01] Brave Eagle: BLOOD BROTHER (1st Show) (1955)  (verified -SC)
28Sep55 CBS Wed
ORIGINAL TELEPLAY BY MALVIN WALD & JACK JACOBS.
DIRECTED BY PAUL LANDRES
GUEST CAST:
RICK VALLIN (AS BLACK RAVEN), RICHARD CRANE, ALLEN WELLS,
GILBERT FRYE, ED HASHIM, WALLY WEST(UNCREDITED).
SYNOPSIS:
BRAVE EAGLE HELPS AN ARMY OFFICER FIND THE MURDERER OF ONE OF HIS
SOLDIERS. BRAVE EAGLE SUSPECTS AN OUTCAST FROM HIS TRIBE. THE
NOTORIOUS BLACK RAVEN. [SC]

[02] Brave Eagle: CRY OF THE HERON
05Oct55 CBS Wed

[03] Brave Eagle: TREACHERY OF AT-TA-TU(1955)  (verified -SC)
12Oct55 CBS Wed
DIRECTED BY PAUL LANDRES
ORIGINAL TELEPLAY BY DWIGHT BABCOCK.
GUEST CAST:
DEHL BERTI (as At-Ta-Tu), ANTHONY GEORGE, ARTHUR CASTLE, BILL CATCHING,
STEVE RAINES.
SYNOPSIS:
ONE OF BRAVE EAGLE'S BRAVES NAMED AT-TA-TU CAPTURES A SETTLERS SON
AND CLAIMS HIM FOR HIS OWN. BRAVE EAGLE DISAGREES WITH HIM AND WANT'S
TO RETURN THE BOY TO HIS PARENTS AT FORT HARRIS. [SC]

[04] Brave Eagle: GOLD OF HAUNTED MOUNTAIN
19Oct55 CBS Wed
Synopsis: (French-English translation)
Gold diggers, Indian tribes, bandits and, of course, Brave Eagle,
the White Knight of the American West: an adventure film. [JPD]
(09Feb61 French TV Airdate)

[05] Brave Eagle: SEARCH FOR THE SUN
26Oct55 CBS Wed

[06] Brave Eagle: MOONFIRE (1955)  (verified -SC)
02Nov55 CBS Wed
DIRECTED BY PAUL LANDRES
ORIGINAL TELEPLAY BY MONA FISHER.
GUEST CAST:
CINDY ROBBINS, PIERRE WATKIN, DEAN CROMER, BILL CATCHING, WALLY WEST,
STEVE RAINES.
SYNOPSIS:
BRAVE EAGLE RESCUES THE NIECE OF HARDCORE ARMY COLONEL FROM A BAND OF
RENEGADE CHEYENNES. THE ARMY COLONEL BELEIVES THAT BRAVE EAGLE IS
RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS NEICES' DISAPPEARANCE. [SC]

[07] Brave Eagle: MASK OF THE MANITOU
09Nov55 CBS Wed
Synopsis: (French-English translation)
Clearly, the Indians are highly virtuous! Last week, they were
giving the Whites a lesson of generosity. This time, they go even
further: their generosity is anonymous. They experience the
satisfaction of giving without making oneself known! [JPD]
(03Mar61 French TV Airdate)

[08] Brave Eagle: THE FLIGHT
16Nov55 CBS Wed

[09] Brave Eagle: CODE OF A CHIEF
23Nov55 CBS Wed

[10] Brave Eagle: FACE OF FEAR
30Nov55 CBS Wed

[11] Brave Eagle: VOICE OF THE SERPENT
07Dec55 CBS Wed

[12] Brave Eagle: SHIELD OF HONOR
14Dec55 CBS Wed

[13] Brave Eagle: THE CHALLENGE
21Dec55 CBS Wed
Guest Cast:
Rick Vallin ................... Black Raven

[14] Brave Eagle: MEDICINE DRUMS
28Dec55 CBS Wed

[15] Brave Eagle: THE SPIRIT OF HIDDEN VALLEY
04Jan56 CBS Wed
Guest Cast:
Cliff Darnell
Wally West
Synopsis: (French-English translation)
French TV episode title translates to:
"The Secret Valley" (= The Spirit of Hidden Valley?)

Morning Star is a prisoner of the Apache. The price for her
release is the stock of horses of the Cheyenne. Fortunately,
there is Smokey and the superstition of the Apache and, above
all, Brave Eagle who will intervene in time to save Morning Star … and the horses! [JPD]
(16Mar61 French TV Airdate)

[16] Brave Eagle: PAPOOSE
11Jan56 CBS Wed

[17] Brave Eagle: THE STORM FOOL
18Jan56 CBS Wed
Guest Cast:
Benny Rubin
Synopsis: (French-English translation)
French TV episode title translates to "The Fool"
The fort Commander’s wife absolutely wants to educate the Indians,
to civilize them. But things will turn the other way around: the
Indians, narrowly avoiding a war, will teach the Whites a lesson
of generosity, a quality that seems to be disappearing among civilized people. [JPD]
(23Feb61 French TV Airdate)

[18] Brave Eagle: THE GENTLE WARRIOR
25Jan56 CBS Wed
Guest Cast:
Ed Hashim
Richard Avonde

[19] Brave Eagle: THE STRANGE ANIMAL
01Feb56 CBS Wed
Synopsis: (French-English translation)
This is what Keena thinks when he finds himself face to face
with an elephant. Nobody would believe his story, until one
learns that the elephant does exist and belongs to the US cavalry.
Thanks to this acquaintance, Keena will manage to thwart all the
traps of the Comanche. For once, it is Brave Eagle who will be
saved… you will see how! [JPD]
(23Mar61 French TV Airdate)

[20] Brave Eagle: WHITE MEDICINE MAN
08Feb56 CBS Wed

[21] Brave Eagle: DEATH TRAP
15Feb56 CBS Wed

[22] Brave Eagle: WAR PAINT  (verified -SC)
22Feb56 CBS Wed
Executive Producers, W. Arthur Rush, Michael North
Produced Jack C. Lacey
ORIGINAL TELEPLAY BY WELLS ROOT
Directed by Paul Landers,
Film Editor, George Gale; photography, Joe Novak;
music, Josef von Stroheim.
Guest Cast:
Pete Mamakos (as Wolf Head), Bill Hale, Steve Raines, Wally West.
Summary 1:
Indians wearing warpaint kidnap a boy from Brave Eagle's tribe.
Brave Eagle and the U.S. Cavalry rescue him. [UCLA]
SYNOPSIS 2:
WHILE HUNTING WITH A FRIEND,KEENA BRAVE EAGLE'S SON, IS TAKEN HOSTAGE
BY A HOSTILE TRIBAL LEADER NAME WOLF HEAD. BRAVE EAGLE MUST FIND A
WAY TO RESCUE HIS SON WITHOUT CAUSING HIM HARM. [SC]

[23] Brave Eagle: VALLEY OF DECISION
29Feb56 CBS Wed

[24] Brave Eagle: WITCH BEAR
07Mar56 CBS Wed

[25] Brave Eagle: TROUBLE AT MEDICINE CREEK
14Mar56 CBS Wed

[26] Brave Eagle: AMBUSH AT ARROW PASS
21Mar56 CBS Wed
Synopsis: (French-English translation)
French TV episode title translates to:
"Ambush at the Comanche" (= Ambush at Arrow Pass?)

A Cheyenne warrior wants to marry Morning Star, Smokey’s daughter.
In order to appear as a great hunter, he steals furs from an
honest white trapper, who is a friend of the Indians. He will
go as far as to betray his own people. How will the traitor
be confounded? And how will Brave Eagle, once again, thwart
all traps? This is what you will know today… [JPD]
(09Mar61 French TV Airdate)

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