CTVA Western - "Cimarron City" (Revue/NBC) (1958-59) starring George Montgomery

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Cimarron City (Revue/NBC)(1958-59) starring George Montgomery
Cimarron Strip (CBS)(1967-68) starring Stuart Whitman
Cimarron City (1958-59)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive 
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, Rina Fox , Tom Alger, James Beer
references:
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CIMARRON CITY
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Mont production
in association with
Revue Productions, Inc./ MCA tv
for
NBC (Saturdays 9:30 pm EST)
Produced by  Richard H. Bartlett  and Norman Jolley

US Western series 1958-59 26  episodes x 60 min bw
starring
George Montgomery
as Matthew Rockford
Audrey Totter
as Beth Purcell
John Smith
as Deputy Sheriff Lane Temple
with
Stuart Randall ... Art Sampson
Addison Richards .... Martin Kingsley
Fred Sherman ... Burt Purdy
Claire Carleton ... Alice Purdy
Dan Blocker ..Tiny Budinger
George Dunn ... Jesse Williams
Pete Dunn ... Dody Hamer.
Tom Fadden ... Silas Perry
Wally Brown ... Jed Fame
Dennis McCarthy ... Doc Hodges

Premise:
Cattle baron and ex-Mayor Matthew Rockford, keeps the peace in
the western town 0f Cimarron City, Oklahoma.

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DIRECTORS INCLUDE:
RICHARD BARLETT, ABNER BIBERMAN, VIRGIL W. VOGEL
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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR; CARTER DE HAVEN,III
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WRITERS INCLUDE:
NORMAN JOLLEY,RICHARD MORGAN,TOM SELLER
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DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY:
JOHN F. WARREN, WILLIAM SICKNER, JACK MACKENZIE
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EDITORIAL SUPERVISOR: RICHARD G. WRAY
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THEME SONG BY STANLEY WILSON
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MUSIC SUPERVISORS:
FREDERICK HERBERT AND JOSEPH E. ROMERO
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STUNT CREDITS:
FRED CARSON, DICK FARNSWORTH, LENNY GEER, BOYD'RED'MORGAN,
RONNIE RONDELL, BOYD STOCKMAN, BOB WOODWARD
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FILMING LOCATIONS INCLUDED:
REPUBLIC STUDIO BACKLOT AND WESTERN STREET,IVERSON RANCH.
 
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NBC Saturdays 9:30 pm Eastern

[01] Cimarron City: I, THE PEOPLE (1958.10.11)
Fred MacMurray ................ Laird Garner
Jason Robards, Sr. ............ Cal Demming
John Banner ................... P.B. Minscher
Tom Fadden .................... Silas Perry
Rick Vallin ................... Bandit Leader
Mary Alan Hokanson ............ Martha Tillot

[02] Cimarron City: TERROR TOWN (verified -SC)
18Oct58 NBC
DIRECTED BY RICHARD H BARTLETT.
TELEPLAY BY NORMAN JOLLEY / STORY BY TREBOR LEWIS.
GUEST CAST
Dan Duryea .................... Roy Budinger
Barbara Lawrence .............. Cora Budinger
Don Megowan ................... Grant Budinger
Jonathan Haze ................. Jim Budinger
Recurring Cast:
DAN BLOCKER AS CARL BUDINGER.
SYNOPSIS:
WHILE ON THEIR WAY BACK TO CIMARRON CITY, ONE OF MATT ROCKFORD'S
MEN IS SHOT AND WOUNDED. MATT TAKES HIM TO THE NEARBY TOWN OF
LEAD CITY. THERE THEY MEET ROY BUDINGER, LEADER OF THE BUDINGER
GANG, WHO IS OPERATING A SILVER MINE USING FORCED LABOR. [SC]

[03] Cimarron City: TO BECOME A MAN (1958.10.25)
Robin Riley ................... Joey Conway
William Talman ................ Mr. Conway
Jason Robards, Sr. ............ Cal Demming

 1.4 [--] Cimarron City: TWELVE GUNS  (verified -SC)
01Nov58 NBC Sat
Directed By Richard H. Bartlett
Teleplay By Norman Jolley/
Story By Lou Richards and Norman Jolley
Guest Cast:
Nick Adams............as John Hartman,Jr.
John Dehner............as Will Buckley/John Hartman,Sr.
Luana Patten............as Elizabeth Buckley
Kay Stewart............as Susan Buckley
Charles Cooper............as Tate Masters
Carlos Romero............as Avila
Bob Steele............as Dude Morgan
Dan Blocker............as Tiny Budinger
Robert Tetrick............as Ozark Billy
Jim Bannon............as The Sheriff
Frank Sully............as The Bartender
Boyd'Red'Morgan............as Henry Jessup
Dick Farnsworth............as Ira Youngman
Boyd Stockman............as Drummer Clinton
Ronnie Rondell............as The Townsman
Recurring Cast:
Audry Totter.....as Beth Purcell
John Smith.....as Deputy Sheriff Lane Temple
Tom Fadden.....as Silas Perry
George Dunn.....as Jesse Williams
Pete Dunn.....as Dody Hamer
Synopsis:
Young fast gun John Hartman is searching for his gunfighter father John Hartman,Sr., now a respectible rancher
with a new name living near Cimarron City, who he hasn't seen for some years. Young Hartman joins up with a
notorious group of outlaws led by their quick-draw leader Tate Masters. The gang arrives in Cimarron City with
hopes of taking over the town if a fifty-thousand dollar ransom isn't paid. [SC]
Synopsis:
Twelve Guns are poised in the hands of the 12 members of a cut-throat gang. So far, each town they invaded
has been willing to pay a huge price for peace---then they get to Cimarron City. [JB]
(Synd rerun Mon 30Oct 61 WISC-3 Madison, WI 10:30 p.m. CST.)

[05] Cimarron City: MEDICINE MAN (1958.11.08)
Gary Merrill .................. Joshua Newton
June Lockhart ................. Emily Newton

1.6 [--] Cimarron City: HIRED HAND [verified -SC]
15-Nov-1958 NBC Sat
Teleplay by Winston Miller/ Story by Lew Richards
Directed By John Brahm
Guest Cast:
Elizabeth Montgomery ....... as Ellen Wilson
Mike Connors ............... as Bill Thatcher
Joe Vitale ................. as Jose
Bill Henry ................. as Bob Evans
Harry Strang ............... as The Rancher
George Robotham ............ as Stock
Bob Terhune ................ as The Ranch Hand (Uncredited)
Carol Henry ................ as The Henhman (Uncredited)
Synopsis:
Cimarron City's water supply is suddenly cut off when the river is
dammed by a rancher. A man sent to investigate the matter disappears
and Matt Rockford decides to take a job as a hired hand on the ranch. [RF]

[07] Cimarron City: KID ON A CALICO HORSE (1958.11.22)
Linda Darnell ................. Mary Clinton
Dean Stockwell ................ Bud Tatum
Edgar Buchanan ................ Shanty
John Litel .................... Judge Platt
Douglas Kennedy ............... Sam Thaw
Walter Coy .................... Ed Brayder
Jason Robards, Sr. ............ Cal Deming

[08] Cimarron City: THE BEAST OF CIMARRON [verified -SC]
29Nov58
DIRECTED BY ABNER BIBERMAN.
WRITTEN BY NORMAN JOLLEY.
CAST:
GEORGE MONTGOMERY, AUDREY TOTTER, JOHN SMITH,
DAN BLOCKER, GEORGE DUNN, PETE DUNN, DENNIS MCCARTHY,
VIVI JANISS,TOM FADDEN,
CLAIRE CARLETON,
LENNIE GEER, OLAN SOULE,
and
Don Megowan ................... the Beast
SYNOPSIS:
THE CITIZENS OF CIMARRON CITY ARE PANICING AFTER HEAR A STORY OF
A 'BEAST' ROAMING THE LOCAL COUNTRYSIDE. MATT ROCKFORD AND LANE
TEMPLE ORGANIZE A GROUP OF MEN ARMED WITH WEAPONS TO SEARCH THE
AREA FOR THE SO-CALLED BEAST.  [SC]

[09] Cimarron City: A RESPECTABLE GIRL (1958.12.06)
Dorothy Malone ................ Nora Arkins
Glenda Farrell ................ Maggie Arkins
Harold J. Stone ............... Fred Barker
Walter Sande .................. Frank Shanley
John Beradino ................. Sam Jethro

[10] Cimarron City: THE BLOODLINE (1958.12.13)
J. Carrol Naish ............... Rare Crowder
Richard Jaeckel ............... Webb Martin

[11] Cimarron City: CIMARRON HOLIDAY (1958.12.20)
Tim Hovey ..................... Avery Wickham
George Dunn ................... Jesse Williams
Peter Dunn .................... Dody Hamer
Dinah Shore
Missy Montgomery
John D. Montgomery

[12] Cimarron City: McGOWAN'S DEBT (1958.12.27)
Larry Pennell ................. Drew McGowan
William Phipps ................ Rand Scoville
Kathleen Crowley .............. Claire Norris

1.13 [--] Cimarron City: THE BITTER LESSON
03-Jan-1959 NBC Sat (rebroadcast 11Jul59)
Guest cast:
Dorothy Provine ............... Laura Winfield
Richard Travis ................ Paul Erskine
Gregg Palmer .................. Tom Hiller
Synopsis:
Deputy Sheriff Lane Temple is infatuated with the new Cimarron City
schoolteacher. Beth Purcell however suspects that the teacher is
spending her after school hours helping to rob gold shipments. [RF]

1.14 [--] Cimarron City: A LEGACY FOR OSSIE HARPER
10-Jan-1959 NBC Sat
Starring:
George Montgomery (Matt), Audrey Totter (Beth), John Smith (Lane)
Guest cast:
Carleton Carpenter ............ Ossie Harper
Judi Meredith ................. Martha Fenton
James Seay .................... Addison
Morri Ankrum
David Leland
Walter Coy
Nesden Booth
Larry Blake
Synopsis:
Ossie Harper is a young man who spends his time doing little more than
singing for whiskey. That is, until the day a land grant is found,
giving Ossie title to Cimarron City, and Ossie decides to carry out
his vengeance on the town and its people. [RF]

1.15 [--] Cimarron City: CHILD OF FEAR
17-Jan-1959 NBC Sat (rebroadcast 25Jul59)
Guest cast:
John Carradine ......... Jared Tucker
Luana Anders ........... Nancy Tucker
Tom Pittman ............ Jesse Stainback
Jeanne Bates ........... Amy Shaw
Synopsis 1:
The romance of Nancy Tucker is threatened by the girl's father.
Synopsis 2:
Two youngsters find their romance threatened by the girl's father,
Jared Tucker. A religious fanatic, Tucker has been successful
in hiding his bizarre past. [RF]
*Note: George Montgomery , portraying Matt Rockford, narrates

[16] Cimarron City: BURN THE TOWN DOWN (1959.01.24)
Wally Brown ................... Jed Frame
George Dunn ................... Jesse Williams
Pete Dunn ..................... Dody Hamer

[17] Cimarron City: RUNAWAY TRAIN
31Jan1959 NBC Sat (rerun 26Sep59)
Guest cast:
Dan Blocker ................ Tiny Budinger
Diane Brewster ................ Lisa Caldwell
Isabel Randolph ............... Amy Howard
Myron Healey .................. Clayton Buckley
Lyle Talbot ................... Frank Harvey
Synopsis:
Mayor Matt Rockford (George Montgomery) falls in love with Lisa Caldwell on an ill-fated train ride with
a group of prisoners. A man out of Lisa's past is also on the train to complicate the affair. [RF]

[18] Cimarron City: THE BEAUTY AND THE SORROW (1959.02.07)
Debra Paget ................... Margaret
George Hamilton ............... Tom
Grant Richards ................ Jason
Terry Becker .................. Ezekiel

[19] Cimarron City: RETURN OF THE DEAD[verified -SC]
14Feb59 NBC Sat
DIRECTED BY RICHARD H. BARTLETT
WRITTEN BY TOM SELLER
GUEST CAST:
Tom Drake ..................... Steve Purcell
Brad Dexter ................... Sam Masters
John Goddard .................. Joe
KEITH RICHARDS, TED WHITE, JOHN HART.
RECURRING CAST:
DAN BLOCKER (AS TINY BUDINGER), AUDREY TOTTER (AS BETH PURCELL).
SYNOPSIS:
BETH PURCELL'S HUSBAND WHO APPARENTLY DIED 10 YEARS AGO RETURNS TO
CIMARRON CITY. BETH AND STEVE PURCELL RECALL THEIR FIRST MEETING WHEN
BETH WORKED IN A GAMBLING HALL AND STEVE WAS A LOCAL GAMBLER. SAM
MASTERS, BETH'S LOVER AT THE TIME,ALSO ARRIVES IN CIMARRON CITY
LOOKING FOR STEVE WITH INTENTIONS OF KILLING HIM. [SC]

1.20 [--] Cimarron City: BLIND IS THE KILLER
21-Feb-1959 NBC Sat
Directed by Virgil W. Vogel [SC]
Written by Robert C. Dennis [SC]
Starring: George Montgomery (as Matt)
with: Audrey Totter (as Beth)
Guest Cast:
Robert Fuller ................. Joey Cole
Synopsis:
Young gunslinger Joey Cole shoots Matt - and Matt may lose his sight. [TA]

[21] Cimarron City: THE UNACCEPTED (1959.02.28)
Judith Ames ................... Emmy Barton
Peter Graves .................. Jens

[22] Cimarron City: THE RATMAN (1959.03.07)
Everett Sloane ................ Dr. Eckhardt

[23] Cimarron City: HAVE SWORD, WILL DUEL (1959.03.14)
John Baragrey ................. Grand Duke Nicolai
Pernell Roberts ............... O'Hara
Gloria Talbott ................ Conchita Eolita

1.24 [--] Cimarron City: CHINESE INVASION
21-Mar-1959 NBC Sat (rebroadcast 15Aug59)
Guest cast:
John Mcintire ................. Judson
Robert Lowery ................. Harris
Lisa Lu ....................... Mei Ling
Synopsis:
A foreman in charge of a Chinese work gang has terrorized the workers,
who are building a railroad spur near Cimarron City. Mayor Matt
Rockford and Sheriff Lane Temple look into the foreman's activities. [RF]

[25] Cimarron City: THE TOWN IS A PRISONER [verified -SC]
28Mar59 NBC Sat
DIRECTED BY RIHARD BARTLETT.
WRITTEN BY RICHARD MORGAN.
GUEST CAST:
Rita Moreno ................... Gutterez's Fiancee
George Dolenz ................. Col. Gutterez
Lee Van Cleef ................. Tom
Robert Armstrong .............. Josh Matthews
Penny Edwards ................. Saloon Girl
NEDSON BOOTH, PAUL SORENSEN, RONNIE RONDELL.
RECURRING CAST:
JOHN SMITH(AS LANE TEMPLE), DAN BLOCKER (AS TINY BUDINGER),
FRED SHERMAN(AS BURT PURDY), PETE DUNN (AS DODY HAMER),
GEORGE DUNN (AS JESSE WILLIAMS)
SYNOPSIS:
A GROUP MEN DRESSED AS SOLDIERS MILL ABOUT THE TOWN OF CIMARRON
CITY SUSPICOUSLY. LANE TEMPLE AND TINY BUDINGER INVESTIGATE WHEN
MEXICAN ARMY OFFICER AND HIS ATTRACTIVE FIANCE ALSO ARRIVE IN
CIMARRON WITH SOLDIERS AND WAGONS. [SC]

[26] Cimarron City: THE EVIL ONE (final episode of "Cimarron City")
(1959.04.04)
Eduard Franz .................. Prof. King
Olive Carey ................... Widow Means
Daria Massey .................. Nooma

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Summer Reruns
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[--] 11Jul59 rerun of 1.13 "The Bitter Lesson" (first aired 03Jan59)
[--] 25Jul59 rerun of 1.15 "Child of Fear" (first aired 17Jan59)
[--] 15Aug59 rerun of 1.24 "The Chinese Invasion" (first aired 21Mar59)

 [--] 26Sep59 rerun of 1.17 "Runaway Train" (first aired 31Jan59)

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