CTVA US Western - "Broken Arrow" (TCF/ABC) Season 1 (1956-57)

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Starring John Lupton (as Tom Jeffords) & Michael Ansara (as Cochise)
Season 1 (ABC) (1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Sal Crisanti, Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)


 
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ABC Tuesdays 9:00pm Eastern

  1.01 [--] Broken Arrow: THE MAIL RIDERS  [verified -SC]
TCF prod. no. 4-01 / 25Sep56 ABC
Produced by Mel Epstein
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
Teleplay by Clark Reynolds
director of photography: Karl Struss
film editor: Otto Meyer.
Guest Cast:
Michael Pate ............ Gokliya
Donald Randolph ......... Col. Bernall
Ted DeCorsia ............ Cartwright
KENNETH MACDONALD
Judith Ames ............. Terry Wilson
TOM LONDON (UNCREDITED), RORY MALLINSON (UNCREDITED).
RECURRING CAST:
Tom Fadden .................... Duffield
SYNOPSIS:
TOM JEFFORDS HAS HIS FIRST MEETING WITH COCHISE, WHO PROMISES
TO LET MAIL RIDERS PASS THROUGH HIS TERRITORY UNHARMED. [SC]

1.02 Broken Arrow: BATTLE AT APACHE PASS
TCF prod. no. 4-02
02Oct56 ABC Tue
Produced by Mel Epstein
Teleplay by Clark Reynolds
Directed by Richard L. Bare
Director of photography: Karl Struss
Film editor: Otto Meyer
Guest Cast:
Michael Pate ........... Gokliya
Ross Elliott ........... Capt. Carstairs
Tom Fadden ............. Duffield
Robert Warwick ......... Gen. Howard
Ted DeCorsia ........... Cartwright
Synopsis:
Angered because they think he has released information to Cochise, a group
of settlers set out to lynch mail carrier Tom Jeffords. [RF]

1.03 Broken Arrow: INDIAN AGENT (1956.10.09)
TCF prod. no. 4-03
produced by Mel Epstein
directed by Alvin Ganzer.
Teleplay by Clark Reynolds
director of photography: Karl Struss
film editor: Otto Meyer.
Guest Cast:
Michael Pate .................. Geronimo
Sue England ................... Sonseeahray
Tom Fadden .................... Duffield

1.04 Broken Arrow: THE CAPTIVE
TCF prod. no. 4-04
23-Oct-1956 ABC Tue
Produced by Mel Epstein
Teleplay by Clark Reynolds
Directed by Richard L. Bare
Director of photography: Karl Strauss.
Guest Cast:
Tom Fadden ............. Duffield
Ray Stricklyn .......... Nahilo
Trevor Bardette ........ Whittier
Kathryn Card ........... Abigail
Richard Wessel ......... Bartender
Synopsis:
Two whites kidnap a white boy who has been raised as an Apache. Cochise
and his braves prepare to go on the warpath to get the boy back. [RF]

1.05 Broken Arrow: PASSAGE DEFERRED
Prod. no. 4-05
30-Oct-1956 ABC Tue
produced by Alan A. Armer
directed by John English
Teleplay by Jan Leman and Ted Thomas
director of photography: Karl Struss
film editor: James D. Ballas.
Guest Cast:
Chris Alcaide .......... Brown Eagle
Sean McClory ........... Shawn
Henry Brandon .......... Judd Buckley
Pepe Hern .............. Tokumo
Synopsis:
A poor Irishman is caught by Cochise while mining gold in Apache territory. [RF]

1.06 Broken Arrow: MEDICINE MAN
TCF prod. no. 4-06
13Nov56 ABC Tue (rerun 25Jun57)
Produced by Mel Epstein
Teleplay by John McGreevey
Directed by John English
director of photography: Karl Struss
film editor: James D. Ballas
Guest Cast:
Peter Hansen
Synopsis:
When an Apache brave collapses at an Army post, the Army Doctor diagnoses his ailment as smallpox. Investigation reveals
that a major epidemic has broken out among the Apache tribesmen and the doctor is assigned to treat the stricken Indians.
But the Apaches do no trust the white man's medicine and rely instead on Nochalo, their medicine man. [RF]

1.07 Broken Arrow: HERMANO
TCF prod. no. 4-09
20Nov56 ABC Tue
Produced by Mel Epstein
Teleplay by John Dunkel
Directed by Hollingsworth Morse
director of photography: Karl Struss
film editor: James D. Ballas.
Guest Cast:
Nick Venetoulis ........ Hermano
Ray Teal ............... Col. McBride
Kem Dibbs .............. Sanchi
Steve Conte ............ Chee
Synopsis:
A young Indian is torn between loyalty to his brother, a member of Geronimo's band of renegade Indians, and his personal
 loyalty to the U.S. Army. He has to prove his worth to the whites by giving them information about Geronimo's activities. [RF]

1.08 Broken Arrow: JUSTICE (a.k.a. "Caged"(copyright title)
TCF prod. no. 4-08 / 27Nov56 ABC
produced by Alan A. Armer
directed by John English.
Teleplay by Warren Wilson
director of photography: Karl Struss
film editor: Otto Meyer.
Guest Cast:
Eugene Iglesias ............... Cheewaukee
Addison Richards .............. Dougherty
Robert Armstrong .............. Insp. Higgins

1.09 Broken Arrow: RETURN FROM THE SHADOWS
TCF prod. no. 4-12
04-Dec-1956 ABC Tue (rerun 21Jul57)
Produced by Alan A. Armer
Teleplay by William R. Cox
Directed by Hollingsworth Morse.
director of photography: Karl Struss
film editor: James Ballas.
Starring:
John Lupton (as Tom Jeffords), Michael Ansara (as Cochise)
Guest Cast:
Robert Cornthwaite ....... Lt. Haskell
Marjorie Owens ........... Mrs. Pilgrim
Harry Harvey, Jr. ........ Judge
Christopher Dark ......... Jose
Synopsis:
An Army lieutenant who several years before lured five Indians into a trap by using a flag of truce,
 returns to admit his guilt. He has to face the only one who escaped the massacre, Cochise. [RF]

1.10 Broken Arrow: CRY WOLF (1956.12.11)
(a.k.a. "Mirage")
TCF prod. no. 4-10
produced by Alan A. Armer
directed by William Thiele
Teleplay by Warren Wilson
story by Barbara and Milton Merlin
director of photography: Karl Struss/ film editor: James Ballas.
Guest Cast:
Ricky Vera
Helen Wallace

1.11 Broken Arrow: THE CONSPIRATORS (1956.12.18)
(a.k.a "The Conspirators/San Francisco")
TCF prod. no. 4-11
produced by Mel Epstein
directed by Hollingsworth Morse.
Teleplay by Harold Swanton
director of photography: Karl Struss.
Guest Cast:
Edgar Barrier ................. Chenoweth
Angie Dickinson ............... Terry Weaver
Florenz Ames .................. Emperor Norton
Booth Colman .................. Wilkins

1.12 [--] Broken Arrow: THE RAIDERS  [verified -SC]
TCF prod. no. 4-07 / 25Dec56 ABC
Produced by Mel Epstein
Directed by John English (on copyright)
DIRECTED RICHARD L. BARE. [SC]
Teleplay by William Leicester (on copyright)
TELEPLAY BY ORVILLE H. HAMPTON. [SC]
director of photography: Karl Struss;
film editor: Otto Meyer.
Guest Cast:
Leo Gordon ............ Will Carr
Jean Howell ........... Mrs. Krohl
William Phipps......... Frank Krohl
JOHN HARMON, TERRY FROST, MYRON HEALEY.
SYNOPSIS:
A GROUP OF TUCSON MERCHANTS IMPERSONATE APACHE RAIDERS TO BRING BACK
ARMY TROOPS, RESULTING IN AN INCREASE IN THEIR BUSINESS FROM LOCAL
FARMERS. TOM JEFFORDS MUST PROVE THAT COCHISE'S APACHES ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
A general store owner, aided by three other men, campaigns to start war between the white settlers and  the
Apaches. The man wants the army to send in troops to quell the war, so he will get the soldiers' trade. [RF]

1.13 Broken Arrow: APACHE MASSACRE (1957.01.01)
TCF prod. no. 4-13
produced by Mel Epstein
directed by Joe Parker
Teleplay by John Meredyth Lucas
director of photography: Karl Struss/ film editor: Richard Farrell.
Guest Cast:
Hal Smith ..................... Griffin
Peter Mamakos ................. Tigre

1.14 Broken Arrow: THE RESCUE (1957.01.08)
TCF prod. no. 4-14
produced by Mel Epstein
directed by Hollingsworth Morse.
Teleplay by Gerald Drayson Adams
director of photography: Charles VanEnger.
Guest Cast:
Kathy Nolan ................... Cathy Mason
Eddy Waller ................... Hank Thompson

1.15 Broken Arrow: APACHE DOWRY (1957.01.15)
TCF prod. no. 4-18
produced by Alan A. Armer
directed by Hollingsworth Morse.
Story by Clark E. Reynolds
teleplay by Clark E. Reynolds & David T. Chantler
director of photography: Charles VanEnger
film editor: James D. Ballas.
Guest Cast:
Howard Petrie ................. Sam Carson
Maurice Jara .................. Oreste
Strother Martin ............... Renton
Lisa Montell .................. Tesalbe
Paul Birch .................... Col. Scott

1.16 [--] Broken Arrow: THE TRIAL  [verified -SC]
(a.k.a. "White Man's Justice")
22Jan57 ABC
Produced by Mel Epstein
Directed by Albert S. Rogell.
Teleplay by Peter R. Brooke
director of photography: Charles VanEnger
film editor: Richard W. Farrell.
Guest Cast:
Don Beddoe .................... Baldwyn
Tamar Cooper .................. Julie
Hal K. Dawson ................. Carter
Damian O'Flynn ................ Hawkins
Arthur Space .................. Marshal Neilson
Phil Van Zandt ................ Walters
SYNOPSIS:
TOM JEFFORDS GETS CAUGHT UP IN A ONE-SIDED MILITARY TRIAL. [SC]

1.17 Broken Arrow: THE MISSIONARIES (1957.01.29)
TCF prod. no. 4-16
produced by Mel Epstein
directed by Hollingsworth Morse
Teleplay by David Victor & Herbert Little
director of photography: Charles VanEnger
film editor: Otto Meyer.
Guest Cast:
Joan Camden ................... Amanda
Chet Stratton ................. Jason
Don Beddoe .................... Silas Baldwyn
Manuel Rojas .................. Tomah
Julian Rivero ................. Papago Joe
Michael Granger ............... Nantish
Jim Nusser .................... Perkins

1.18 Broken Arrow: THE CHALLENGE (1957.02.05)
TCF prod. no. 4-17
produced by Mel Epstein
directed by Albert S. Rogell.
Teleplay by Wallace Bosco;
director of photography: Charles VanEnger;
film editor: James D. Ballas.
Guest Cast:
Anthony Caruso ................ Chato
Christopher Dark .............. Toweega
Pat Hogan ..................... Victorio

1.19 Broken Arrow: THE DOCTOR (1957.02.12)
TCF prod. no. 4-19
produced by Alan A. Armer
directed by William Beaudine.
Teleplay by Kay Lenard & Jess Carneol
director of photography: Charles VanEnger
film editor: Richard H. Cahoon.
Guest Cast:
Victor Millan ................. Dr. Luke
Robert Foulk .................. Hank Woodley
Gil W. Rankin ................. Tawanga
David Saber ................... Jed
Billy Milhil
Robert Cabal

1.20 Broken Arrow: POWDER KEG (1957.02.19)
TCF prod. no. 4-20
produced by Mel Epstein
directed by Hollingsworth Morse
Teleplay by Arthur Orloff
director of photography: Charles VanEnger;
film editor: Richard W. Farrell.
Guest Cast:
Roland Winters ................ Perry
Lurene Tuttle ................. Kate Connor
Bernie Gozier ................. Miguel

1.21 Broken Arrow: LEGACY OF A HERO
TCF prod. no. 4-21
26Feb57 ABC Tue
Produced by William Beaudine
Teleplay by Wilton Schiller
Directed by Alan A. Armer
director of photography: Charles VanEnger
film editor: Richard H. Cahoon.
Guest Cast:
Ray Stricklyn .......... Joey
Ann Doran .............. Mrs. Randolph
Mort Mills ............. Connell
Joseph Turkel .......... Marvin
Synopsis:
A jury releases two men suspected of murder, but Tom Jeffords orders them out of
the territory to forestall any further trouble. They decide to get revenge on Jeffords. [RF]

1.22 Broken Arrow: REBELLION
TCF prod. no. 4-22
05Mar57 ABC Tue
Produced by Alan A. Armer
Teleplay by DeVallon Scott
Directed by Hollingsworth Morse
director of photography: Charles Van Enger
film editor: Richard W. Farrell.
Guest Cast:
John Beradino .......... Choleno
Sally Fraser ........... Faith
Robert Burton .......... Peterson
Synopsis:
An Apache band suffering from a malaria epidemic becomes hostile to the whites in the territory. [RF]

1.23 Broken Arrow: GHOST FACE
TCF prod. no. 4-23
12Mar57 ABC Tue
Produced by Mel Epstein
Teleplay by John Dunkel
Directed by Hollingsworth Morse.
director of photography: Charles VanEnger
film editor: Richard W. Farrell.
Guest Cast:
Robert F. Simon ........ Gen. Everitt
Steven Ritch ........... Nakaya
Ken Christy ............ Tabor
Steve Conte ............ Chie
Claire DuBrey .......... Tesal Bestinay
Synopsis:
During the long winter, Cochise's Apache tribe is slowly starving. They ask help from General Everitt, but it is refused. [RF]

1.24 Broken Arrow: JOHNNY FLAGSTAFF (1957.03.19)
TCF prod. no. 4-25
produced by Alan A. Armer
directed by William Beaudine.
Teleplay by Warren Wilson
director of photography: Charles VanEnger
film editor: Otto W. Meyer.
Guest Cast:
James Craig ................... Johnny Flagstaff

1.25 [--] Broken Arrow: THE DESPERADO   [verified -SC]
TCF prod. no. 4-26 / 26Mar57 ABC
Produced by Mel Epstein
Directed by Albert S. Rogell
Teleplay by Peter R. Brooke
director of photography: Charles VanEnger
film editor: Otto W. Meyer.
Guest Cast:
Paul Richards .......... Bret Younger
Francis McDonald ....... Nochay
RICHARD SHANNON, HUGH SANDERS, DICK RICH, CHUCK COURTNEY.
SYNOPSIS:
THE ARMY IS SEARCHING FOR A WANTED KILLER. COCHICE MISTAKENLY WOUNDS
THE DESPERADO, WHO SHOT A MOUNTAIN LION READY TO ATTACK COCHISE.
WHEN JEFFORDS ARRIVES AT COCHISE'S CAMP LOOKING FOR THE KILLER,
THE APACHE CHIEF PROTECTS HIM FOR SAVING HIS LIFE. [SC]

1.26 Broken Arrow: FATHERS AND SONS
TCF prod. no. 4-27
02Apr57 ABC Tue
Produced by Mel Epstein
Teleplay by John Dunkel/ Story by Lawrence Goldman
Directed by Frank McDonald.
director of photography: Frank Redman
film editor: Richard Cahoon.
Guest Cast:
Willis Bouchey ......... Jeremy Chambers
Nico Minardos .......... Nachise
Synopsis:
A former Army general seeks to have the Chiricahua Apaches moved from their
reservation to open up the land for white settlers. Nachise, son of Cochise, decides to take
 matters into his own hands and kidnaps Indian agent Tom Jeffords and the ex-general. [RF]

1.27 [--] Broken Arrow: QUARANTINE
TCF Prod. no. 4-30
09Apr57 ABC Tue
Produced by Alan A. Armer
Directed by William Beaudine.
Guest Cast:
Eugene Martin .......... Teeahbay
Clancy Cooper .......... Harrison
Robert Brubaker ........ Capt. Farrell
Synopsis:
Jeffords and Cochise learn that a boy is driving a herd of infected cattle toward the Mexican border. [RF]

1.28 [--] Broken Arrow: ORDEAL  [verified -SC]
TCF prod. no. 4-29 / 16Apr57 ABC
Produced by Mel Epstein
Directed by William Beaudine
Teleplay by John Dunkel
director of photography: Frank Redman
film editor: Richard H. Cahoon.
Guest Cast:
JOHN LARCH,
STEVE CONTE.
SYNOPSIS:
TOM JEFFORDS AND COCHISE SEARCH FOR A WANTED KILLER IN THE DESERT.
BEFORE CAPTURING HIM,COCHISE US SERIOUSLY WOUNDED, AND JEFFORDS
MUST FIND A WAY TO SURVIVE AND SAVE HIS FRIEND. [SC]

1.29 Broken Arrow: THE ASSASSIN
TCF prod. no. 4-28
23Apr57 ABC Tue
Produced by Mel Epstein
Teleplay by Sam Peckinpah/ Story by Elliott Arnold
Directed by Frank McDonald
director of photography: Frank Redman
film editor: Otto W. Meyer.
Guest Cast:
Charles Fredericks ..... Dilson
Russ Bender ............ Marshal
Tyler McVey ............ Simmons
Synopsis:
Indian agent Tom Jeffords hears of a plot to assassinate Cochise. There are only
two strangers in town and he must determine which is the hired killer. [RF]

1.30 Broken Arrow: THE ARCHEOLOGIST
TCF prod. no. 4-31
30Apr1957 ABC Tue (rerun 10Sep57)
Produced by Mel Epstein
Teleplay by Ellis Marcus
Directed by Frank McDonald.
director of photography: Charles VanEnger;
film editor: Richard W. Farrell.
Guest Cast:
Arthur Hanson .......... Morgan
Anthony Eustrel ........ Regis
Richard Hale ........... Katena
Alex Montoya ........... Nogalo
Synopsis:
Indian agent Tom Jeffords guides two archeologists to the Apache reservation to
record primitive Indian customs for their museum. But when the two archeologists
start probing into things the Indians regard as sacred, the Apaches take up arms against them. [RF]

1.31 Broken Arrow: APACHE GIRL
07May57 ABC
TCF prod. no. 4-32
Produced by Alan A. Armer
Teleplay by Curtis Kenyon/ Story by Elliott Arnold
Directed by Frank McDonald
director of photography: Charles VanEnger
film editor: Richard Cahoon.
Guest Cast:
Donna Martell .......... Marsheela
Miguel Landa ........... Togan
Jan Merlin ............. Pete
Synopsis:
A beautiful Indian girl leaves the boy she loves and her home on the reservation
to study in Tucson. She is convinced that education will enable her to be treated as a woman of
 intelligence. But in Tucson she meets a roughneck who begins to force his attentions on her. [RF]

1.32 Broken Arrow: THE BROKEN WIRE (1957.05.14)
TCF prod. no. 4-33
produced by Alan A. Armer
directed by William Beaudine.
Teleplay by Warren Wilson
director of photography: Charles VanEnger
film editor: Otto W. Meyer.
Guest Cast:
John Doucette
Buzz Henry
George J. Lewis

1.33 Broken Arrow: ATTACK ON FORT GRANT
TCF Prod. no. 4-24
21May57 ABC Tue (rerun 3Jan60)
Produced by Alan A. Armer
Teleplay by Kay Lenard & Jess Carneol
Directed by William Beaudine
director of photography: Charles VanEnger
film editor: Otto W. Meyer.
Guest Cast:
Hayden Rorke ........... Col. Lanson
Mae Clarke ............. Louise
Charles Horvath ........ Geronimo
Synopsis:
Cochise learns of Geronimo's plan to attack Fort Grant. He and Jeffords go to warn the colonel in charge. [RF]

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