CTVA Western - "The Californians" (Louis F. Edelman/NBC) Season 1 (1957-58)

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Starring Adam Kennedy (as Dion Patrick) (eps 1-22)  Richard Coogan (as Marshal Matthew Wayne)(eps 23-69)
Season 1 (NBC) (1957-58)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, Tom Dischley, 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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NBC Tuesdays 10:00 pm Eastern

1.01 [--] The Californians: THE VIGILANTES BEGIN (1957.09.24)

1.02 [--] The Californians: ALL THAT GLITTERS (1957.10.01)

1.03 [--] The Californians: THE NOOSE (1957.10.08)
Herbert Rudley
Darlene Fields

1.04 [--] The Californians: THE AVENGER (1957.10.15)
Herbert Rudley
Judith Ames
Frank Gerstle
Lowell Gilmore

1.05 [--] The Californians: THE SEARCH FOR LUCY MANNING (1957.10.22)
Carolyn Craig
Fay Roope

1.06 [--] The Californians: THE LOST QUEUE (1957.10.29)
Aki Aleong .................... Lee Sing
Michi Kobi .................... Wan
Robert Griffin

1.07 [--] The Californians: THE REGULATORS (1957.11.05)
Marie Windsor ................. Dolly
Ray Kellogg ................... James Sloat
Lane Chandler ................. Purdy

1.08 [--] The Californians: MAN FROM BOSTON (1957.11.12)
Robert Cornthwaite ............ Dr. Henry Jameson
Peg Hillias ................... Sarah Jameson
Ted DeCorsia .................. Jake Reeves

1.09 [--] The Californians: THE BARBER'S BOY (1957.11.19)
Bobby Hyatt ................... Fritz
Steven Geray .................. Max
Kem Dibbs ..................... Steve Hazard
Kelly Thordsen ................ Tom Kemp

1.10 [--] The Californians: THE MAGIC BOX (1957.11.26)

1.11 [--] The Californians: LITTLE LOST MAN (1957.12.03)
Tommy Kirk .................... Billy Kilgore
John Doucette ................. Martin Loomis
George Alexander .............. Fred Engle
John Archer ................... Clint
Lynne Millan .................. Mrs. Kilgore

1.12 [--] The Californians: STRANGE QUARANTINE (1957.12.10)
Henry Daniell ................. Dr. Rodman
Audrey Totter ................. Dr. Louise Kendall
Howard Dayton ................. Sailor

1.13 [--] The Californians: TRUCE OF THE TREE
17Dec1957 NBC Tue
Guest cast:
Melville Cooper ........... Lord Charlie
Peter Whitney
Stacy Keach, Sr
Synopsis:
In early San Francisco, violence threatens because of the intolerance of native Americans
 toward immigrants. Lord Charlie, loved and respected  by all, seeks a solution. [RF]

1.14 [--] The Californians: THE PO 8 (1957.12.31)
Robert Ellenstein ............. Collie Andrews
Paul Bryar .................... Hamish Glourie

1.15 [--] The Californians: THE COWARD (1958.01.07)
Sidney Blackmer ............... Hector Jones
Jean Willes ................... Susan Jones
Stacy Keach, Sr
Gerald Mohr

1.16 [--] The Californians: PANIC ON MONTGOMERY STREET (verified -SC)
14Jan58 NBC Tue
DIRECTED BY BYRON HASKIN.
TELEPLAY BY CAREY WILBER
STORY BY DANIEL MANWARING.
Starring: Adam Kennedy, Sean McClory,
GUEST CAST:
Claudia Barrett ............... Judith
KIM SPAULDING,
Willis Bouchey ................ Seth Woods
Mabel Albertson
STACY KEACH,
PAUL KEAST,
Nick Durrell
RECURRING CAST:
NAN LESLIE...AS MARTHA MCGIVERN.
SYNOPSIS:
SAN FRANCISCO BANKS ARE FILLED WITH LARGE SUMS OF GOLD, AND SHORT
ON HARD CURRENCY. DION PATRICK AND JOHN MCGIVERN MUST COPE WITH A
PLOT TO SWINDLE THE BANKS OF ALL THEIR GOLD. [SC]

1.17 [--] The Californians: CHINA DOLL [UCLA]
21Jan58 NBC Tue
California Film Enterprises/ Louis F. Edelman presentation ;
executive producer, Robert F. Sisk / producer, Felix Feist
Director, Byron Haskin ; Writer, Carey Wilbur.
Film Editor, Robert Warwick;
Director of photography, Robert Pittack;
Starring: Adam Kennedy, Sean McClory,
Guest Cast:
Keye Luke, John Anderson, Maria Tsien (as Slave) , Kam Tong,
Richard Cutting.
Recurring Cast: Nan Leslie,
Synopsis:
While on the track of a killer, Dion Patrick visits a gambling hall
on San Francisco's waterfront. Here he becomes involved in a poker
game with a wealthy Chinese, who loses all his money to Patrick.

1.18 [--] The Californians: MR. VALEJO
28Jan1958 NBC Tue
Guest cast:
Salvador Baguez ........... Don Mariano Valejo
Georgette Duval ........... Yolande
Synopsis:
Don Patrick and Jack McGivern become embroiled in the feud between the
American and Spanish settlers in California. The two men are investigation
charges that Don Mariano Valejo is leading raids on the Yankees. [RF]

1.19 [--] The Californians: THE ALICE PRITCHARD CASE (verified -SC)
4Feb58 NBC
DIRECTED BY FELIX FEIST
TELEPLAY BY CAREY WILBUR
STORY BY SEELEG LESTER.
Starring: Adam Kennedy, Sean McClory,
GUEST CAST:
Lillian Bond .................. Alice Pritchard
John Gallaudet ................ Pritchard
Don Haggerty .................. David Douglas
Richard Hale .................. Humboldt
ALEX MONTOYA.
(Theodore Newton as John Selwyn ?)
SYNOPSIS:
DION PATRICK AND JOHN MCGIVERN BECOME INVOLVED WITH THE WIFE OF A
PROMINENT CITY JUDGE,WHO IN HER PAST WAS CONVICTED OF MURDER AND
SENT TO PRISON. THE EDITOR OF A SAN FRANCISCO NEWSPAPER USES HIS
POWER TO BLACKMAIL THE WIFE, AND LATER IS FOUND MURDERED. [SC]

1.20 [--] The Californians: THE MAN FROM PARIS (verified -SC)
11Feb58 NBC
DIRECTED BY FELIX FEIST.
WRITTEN BY CAREY WILBER.
GUEST CAST:
Robert Cornthwaite ............ Charles Girard
James Westerfield ............. Buck Carteret
Lilyan Chauvin ................ Suzy
RECURRING CAST:
NAN LESLIE...AS MARTHA MCGIVERN.
SYNOPSIS:
IN 1851 THE FIRST DRESS MAKER ARRIVED IN SAN FRANCISCO - A MAN NAMED
CHARLES GERARD. AFTER BEING CALLED A SISSY BY LOCAL CITIZENS, GERARD
DECIDES TO CHALLENGE A LOCAL BULLY,WHO'S THE OWNER OF 'THE GOLDEN
NUGGET SALOON', TO A DUAL AND PROVE HE IS A MAN, PRESERVING HIS HONOR
AND RESPECT. [SC]

1.21 [--] The Californians: THE DUEL
18Feb1958 NBC Tue
Guest cast:
Dorothy Green ............. Hannah
Jeffrey Stone ............. Claude Talbot
Ralph Sanford ............. Gehman
Synopsis:
When Claude Talbot, a crack pistol shot, kills a number of prominent
citizens in a series of duels, Dion Patrick and Jack McGivern suspect
Talbot is using his skill for legal murder. [RF]

1.22 [--] The Californians: SORLEY BOY (1958.02.25)
John Alderson ................. Sorley Boy McDonald
Charles Horvath ............... Tully O'Neil
Nora O'Mahoney ................ Mrs. McDonald

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Exit - Adam Kennedy (as Dion Patrick) (episodes 1-22)
Entry - Richard Coogan (as Marshall Matthew Wayne) (episodes 23-69)
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1.23 [--] The Californians: THE GENTLEMAN FROM PHILADELPHIA
04Mar1958 NBC Tue (rebroadcast 24Jun58)
Guest cast:
Ken Lynch ................. Benedict
Patricia Donahue .......... Junie
Synopsis:
Matt Wayne sees his mining partner shot down in cold blood and sets
out to find the murderer. The vigilantes, believing Wayne is a member
of a crooked mining syndicate, obstruct him in his search. [RF]

1.24 [--] The Californians: THE MARSHAL (1958.03.11)
Douglass Dumbrille ............ John W. Geary
Billy Chapin .................. Joey
Sheppard Strudwick ............ Father Holzer
John Alderson ................. Slater
Bob Steele .................... Griggs
Robert Burton ................. Harrigan
Gil Perkins ................... Hogan
Hubie Kerns ................... Pearson
Robert Karnes ................. George Cook

1.25 [--] The Californians: DEATH BY PROXY (1958.03.18)
Philip Ahn .................... Choo
Michi Kobi .................... Lili
Robert Riordan ................ Dan White
Kam Tong ...................... Lee Ying
Wendell Holmes ................ Krego

1.26 [--] The Californians: THE STREET
25Mar1958 NBC Tue
Guest cast:
R.G. Armstrong ....... Malone
Chris Alcaide ........ Gordon
Synopsis:
When Marshal Matt Wayne tries to protect the rights of the law-abiding
citizens of San Francisco, an unscrupulous man decides to have Wayne killed. [RF]

1.27 [--] The Californians: J. JIMMERSON JONES, INC.
01Apr1958 NBC Tue
Guest cast:
John Qualen ............... J. Jimmerson Jones
John Archer ............... Jim Maston
John McNamara ............. Paul Saunders
Emmett Lynn
Synopsis:
A successful gold prospector incorporates himself and sells shares in
his enterprise. When the man is murdered and his gold hoard stolen,
Marshal Matt Wayne starts an investigation. [RF]

1.28 [--] The Californians: SKELETON IN THE CLOSET (1958.04.08)
Cathy O'Donnell ............... Grace Adams
Lurene Tuttle ................. Belle Calhoun
Roberto Cabal ................. Pico
Alex Montoya .................. Dom

1.29 [--] The Californians: PIPELINE
22Apr1958 NBC Tue
Guest cast:
Whit Bissell .............. Dr. Haley
Mayo Loiseaux ............. Susan Haley
Howard Petrie ............. Stryker
Howard Caine .............. Schaab
Douglas Fowley ............ Joker Dannon
Robert Fuller ............. Cobber Bannon
Synopsis:
A doctor complains about the unsanitary conditions of the local water
supply. The man who controls the water retaliates by kidnaping the
doctor's daughter. Marshal Matt Wayne is called in to locate the girl. [RF]

1.30 [--] The Californians: THE FOUNDLING (1958.04.29)
Steve Wooten .................. Martin Van Buren Hicks
Luis Van Rooten ............... Alonzo Hicks
Lorna Thayer .................. Millicent

1.31 [--] The Californians: SECOND TRIAL
06May1958 NBC Tue (rebroadcast 12Aug58)
Guest cast:
James Bronte .............. Joe Ortega
Mason Curry ............... Terrence Buchanan
Jean R. Maxey ............. Aurelia
Vici Raaf ................. Ivy
Synopsis:
Terrence Buchanan, a respected citizen of San Francisco is found murdered.
Accused of the killing, a man insists that Buchanan had a gun, but
Buchanan's wife insists that he was unarmed. Convinced that the accused
man is guilty, vigilantes decide to mete out justice. [RF]

1.32 [--] The Californians: THE INNER CIRCLE (1958.05.13)
Peg Hillias ................... Nellie
Robert P. Lieb ................ Albert Bender
Howard Curry

1.33 [--] The Californians: THE GOLDEN BRIDE
20May1958 NBC Tue
Guest cast:
Edgar Buchanan ................ Dutch
Helen Mowery .................. Melissa
Jeffrey Stone ................. Drake
Synopsis:
A reckless prospector falls in love with a pretty girl and asks her to
marry him. When she doesn't seem to be interested in him, he offers a
dowry of gold equal to her weight. The girl's boyfriend thinks it is a
very profitable idea and urges her to encourage the prospector. [RF]

1.34 [--] The Californians: MURIETTA
27May1958 NBC Tue (rebroadcast 02Sep58)
Guest cast:
Anna Navarro .............. Maria
William Ching ............. Pete Jordan
Jerry Oddo ................ Juan Perez
William Quinn ............. Carter
Douglass Dumbrille ........ Mayor Geary
Synopsis:
A beautiful Mexican girl falls in love with Jordan. an American banker.
They must secure permission to marry from the girl's brother, Juan.
Remembering the indignities to which Mexicans have been subjected by
Americans in California, Juan swears to kill Jordan before he will agree to the marriage. [RF]

1.35 [--] The Californians: SHANGHAI QUEEN (1958.06.03)
Paula Raymond ................. Lottie Goth
Peter Whitney ................. Capt. Rutland
Ashley Cowan .................. Alfie

1.36 [--] The Californians: BRIDAL BOUQUET
10Jun1958 NBC Tue
Guest cast:
Rebecca Welles ............ Cora Sue Sommers
John Alderson ............. Dolph Parker
Synopsis:
A young woman who has journeyed to California to be married rebels
against her new husband. She goes to Marshal Matt Wayne, complaining
that the house her husband has for her is not what she expected. [RF]

1.37 [--] The Californians: GOLDEN GRAPES
17Jun1958 NBC Tue
Synopsis:
A young man refuses to work for his father, a wealthy vintner.
Instead he goes to San Francisco to operate a fishing boat. When
the young man is accused of a robbery, Marshal Matt Wayne tries to help
 him and also bring about a reconciliation between the boy and his father. [RF]

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Summer Reruns on NBC Tuesdays
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[--] 12Aug58 rerun of 1.31 "Second Trail" (first aired 06May58)
[--] 02Sep56 rerun of 1.34 "Murietta" (first aired 27May58)

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