CTVA US Western - "The Cisco Kid" (ZIV/Syndicated) Season 1 (1950-51)

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Starring: Duncan Renaldo (as The Cisco Kid) & Leo Carrillo (as Pancho)
Season 1 (ZIV-Syndicated) (1950-51)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti [SC]  Louis H. Allgood [LHA] Tom Dischley [TD]

references:
TV Guide
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


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26 color episodes

1.01 The Cisco Kid: <no.1>
BOOMERANG (1st Show)(1950)
05-Sep-1950
(a.k.a. "Cisco Rides In")
Screenplay by J. Benton Cheney
Directed by Derwin Abrahams
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Jane Adams ........... Miss Harley
Stephen Chase ........ Jim Brent
Byron Foulger ........ Mr. Harley
Edmund Cobb .......... Martin/Fake Pancho
Lee Phelps ........... Sheriff
David Sharpe ......... Fake Cisco
George De Normand .... Deputy
Synopsis:
The Cisco Kid and Pancho find themselves wanted by the law after
a prominent real estate broker hires two gunmen to impersonate
them and rob the Mesa Verde bank.

1.02 The Cisco Kid: <no.2>
COUNTERFEIT MONEY (1950)(color)
12-Sep-1950
Screenplay by J. Benton Cheney
Directed by Derwin Abrahams
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Peggy Stewart ....... Jane
Forrest Taylor ...... Hale
Riley Hill .......... Terry
Robert Livingston ... Red Saunders
George De Normand ... George
Art Depuis .......... Marshal Ben Lake
Luther Crockett ..... Tom Henderson
Fred Kohler Jr. ..... Sheriff
Synopsis:
Cisco and Pancho hunt a brother-sister team of counterfeiters who
are using a secret room in a bank as their headquarters and forcing
the bank to pass their phony money.

1.03 The Cisco Kid: <no. 3>
CATTLE RUSTLING (1950)
19-Sep-1950
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Christine Larson ....... Mary Austin
Raymond Hatton ......... Sheriff
Jonathan Hale .......... Barry Owens
Douglas Evans .......... Joe Dawson
Frank Matts ............ Jud Morgan
George De Normand ...... Henchman
Synopsis
Cisco and Pancho are charged with murder when a rancher who secretly
heads a rustling ring kills a suspicious neighbor and frames Cisco
for the crime.

1.04 The Cisco Kid: <no. 4>
BIG SWITCH (1950)
26-Sep-1950
SCREENPLAY BY: ROYAL K. COLE.
Directed by Derwin Abrahams
Guest Cast: [LHA]:
Pamela Blake .......... Margie Murdock
Sarah Padden .......... Sarah
Nelson Leigh .......... Jim Holbrook
Fred Kohler Jr. ....... Henchman
Carol Henry ........... Deputy
Jack Ingram ........... Jim Hardy/Henry Murdock
Pierre Watkin
SYNOPSIS #1:
CISCO AND PANCHO MUST CONVINCE A LOCAL SHERIFF THAT A CLEVER FORGER
RESEMBLES A RECENTLY MURDERED CATTLE ASSOCIATION INVESTIGATOR WHO WAS
LIVING IN THE SAME TOWN. [SC]
Synopsis #2:
Cisco and Pancho help the neice of a secretly murdered cattleman
outwit a clever forger who closely resembles the woman's uncle.

1.05 The Cisco Kid <no.5>
CONVICT STORY (1950)
03-Oct-1950
Screenplay BY SHERMAN L. LOWE.
DIRECTED BY DERWIN ABRAHAMS.
 Guest Cast: [LHA]
Gail Davis ............ Ruth Drake
Riley Hill ............ Bob Drake
Forrest Taylor ........ Sheriff
Bob Livingston ........ Cantwell
Fred Kohler Jr. ....... Lefty
Art DuPuis
Synopsis:
Cisco and Pancho try to find an escaped convict who stole Pancho's
horse and clothes while Pancho was swimming, then tried to kill
the mine owner he says framed him. [SC]

1.06 The Cisco Kid: <no.6>
OIL LAND (1950)(color)
10-Oct-1950
Screenplay by J. Benton Cheney
Directed by Derwin Abrahams
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Peggy Stewart .......... Peggy Williams
Luther Crockett ........ Sheriff
Fred Kophler Jr. ....... Hank
Robert Livingston ...... Walter Stuart
Earle Hodgins .......... Idaho
Raymond Hatton
Ted Mapes
Marshall Reed
Lee Roberts
Forrest Taylor
Synopsis:
When a rancher who has just discovered oil on his property is
murdered by one of his ranch hands, suspicion falls on Cisco and Pancho.

1.07 The Cisco Kid: <no.7>
CHAIN LIGHTING (1950)
14-Oct-1950
Screenplay BY J. BENTON CHENEY.
DIRECTED BY DERWIN ABRAHAMS
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Noel Niell ............ Rita Shannon
Don C. Harvey ......... Jim Brent
Edmund Cobb ........... Larry Martin
David Sharpe .......... Bill Shannon
Lee Phelps ............ Sheriff
Synopsis:
After being sent to prison by Cisco and Pancho with the help of
stage line owner Bill Shannon, gunfighter Jim Brent is released
and sets out for revenge on all three.
(No Companion Episode?]

1.08 The Cisco Kid: <no.8>
MEDICINE FLATS (1950)
17-Oct-1950
Screenplay by J. Benton Cheney
Directed by Derwin Abrahams
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Christine Larson ....... Judy Summers
Raymond Hatton ......... Sheriff
Jonathan Hale .......... Barry Owens
Douglas Evans .......... Curt Reynolds
Frank Matts ............ Parker
George De Normand ...... Jack
Synopsis:
Cisco and Pancho suspect a gambling house owner of being behind the
gang of rustlers that framed them for murder, so they convince him
that they are wanted for killing a sheriff and try to break up
the gang from within.

1.09 The Cisco Kid: <no. 9>
RAILROAD LAND RUSH (1950)
24-Oct-1950
Screenplay BY SHERMAN L. LOWE.
DIRECTED BY DERWIN ABRAHAMS
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Pamela Blake ........... Margie Holbrook
Pierre Watkin .......... Mr. Holbrook
Nelson Leigh ........... James Blake
Fred Kohler Jr. ........ Steve
Forrest Taylor ......... John Warren
George De Normand ...... Manning
Carol Henry ............ Larry
Jack Ingram ............ Rocky
Synopsis:
Cisco and Pancho pursue a con man who killed a suspicious railroad
detective and is using an innocent real estate dealer to foster a
phony land promotion scheme

1.10 The Cisco Kid: <no.10>
THE WILL (1950)
31-Oct-1950
Screenplay BY SHERMAN L. LOWE
Directed by Derwin Abrahams
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Gail Davis ............ Ruth Drake
Riley Hill ............ Bob Drake
Art Dupuis ............ Hanley
Fred Kohler Jr. ....... Nixon
Robert Livingston ..... Cantwell
Eddie Parker .......... Barker
Forrest Taylor ........ Sheriff
George De Normand ..... Henchman
Synopsis:
Cisco and Pancho stop two gunmen from killing a young freight wagon
driver who has just done time for a strongbox robbery, then set
out to prove that the young man was framed.

1.11 The Cisco Kid: <no. 11>
CATTLE QUARANTINE (1950)
07-Nov-1950
Screenplay BY J. BENTON CHENEY
DIRECTED BY DERWIN ABRAHAMS
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Peggy Stewart ......... Peggy
Earle Hodgins ......... Idaho
Robert Livingston ..... Walter Stuart
Fred Kohler Jr. ....... Wiley
Forrest Taylor ........ Dr. Norman Slade
Art Dupuis ............ Utah
Luther Crockett ....... Sheriff Jim
Riley Hill ............ Deputy
Synopsis:
Cisco and Pancho fight a crooked cattle buyer who is trying to gain
control of a ranch by using the county livestock inspector to
create a phony epidemic. [SC]

1.12 The Cisco Kid: <no. 12>
RENEGADE SON (1950)(color)
21-Nov-1950
Screenplay BY BETTY BURBRIDGE
Directed by Derwin Abrahams
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Pamela Blake .......... Joyce Henry
Pierre Watkin ......... Sheriff
Fred Kohler Jr. ....... Deputy Sam
Nelson Leigh .......... Jeff Henry
Carol Henry ........... Spike
Jack Ingram ........... Henchman
Synopsis:
Cisco and Pancho try to save a young woman who has been convicted
of poisoning her wealthy uncle.

1.13 The Cisco Kid: <no.13>
FALSE MARRIAGE (1950)
28-Nov-1950
Screenplay BY: BETTY BURBRIDGE
Directed by Derwin Abrahams
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Gail Davis ............ Nancy King
Mary Gordon ........... Mary O'Toole
Sarah Padden .......... Mother Smiley
Robert Livingston ..... Duke Ralston
Russell Hicks ......... Jasper King
Fred Kohler Jr. ....... Deputy
Luther Crockett ....... Sheriff
Forrest Taylor ........ Reverend William Smiley
Earle Hodgins ......... Gramp
Synopsis:
Cisco and Pancho try to help a wealthy rancher prevent his niece's
marriage to a notorious gambler, but when the rancher is killed
they are accused of the murder.

1.14 The Cisco Kid: <no.14>
WEDDING BLACKMAIL (1950)
05-Dec-1950
Screenplay BY SHERMAN L. LOWE. [SC]
DIRECTED BY PAUL LANDRES [SC]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Phyllis Coates ........ Marge Lacey
Bill Kennedy .......... Sam Foster
Mike Ragan ............ Jason
David Bruce ........... Bill Ryan
Tom Tyler ............. Sheriff
Synopsis:
Cisco and Pancho help out a young bank cashier whose forthcoming marriage
to the bank president's daughter is endangered when two gunmen who know he's
an ex-convict try to blackmail him. [LHA]

1.15 The Cisco Kid: <no.15> LYNCHING STORY (1950)
12-Dec-1950

The Cisco Kid - Lynching Story 1/5 (1950)
The Cisco Kid - Lynching Story 2/5 (1950)
The Cisco Kid - Lynching Story 3/5 (1950)
The Cisco Kid - Lynching Story 4/5 (1950)
The Cisco Kid - Lynching Story 5/5 (1950)
Screenplay BY ANDE LAMB.
Directed by Paul Landres
Guest Cast:
Carol Forman .......... Pat Parker
Richard Emory ......... Terry
Marshall Reed ......... Tracy
Frank Matts ........... Joe
Victor Cox ............ Lou
Lane Chandler ......... Sheriff
I. Stanford Jolley .... Willard Parker
Lyle Talbot ?
SYNOPSIS:
WHEN A MINE OWNER IS MURDERED BY THREE EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE BEEN
STEALING GOLD FROM HIM,CISCO AND PANCHO STOP A MOB FROM LYNCHING
THE DEAD MAN'S PROSPECTIVE SON-IN-LAW FOR THE CRIME. [SC]

1.16 The Cisco Kid: <no.16> NEWSPAPER CRUSADERS (1950)
19-Dec-1950
Screenplay BY BETTY BURBRIDGE.
DIRECTED BY AL HERMAN
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Ellen Hall ............ Elaine Jarrett
Dennis Moore .......... Henry Judd
Bill Henry ............ Ben Jarrett
Steve Clark ........... Klondike
Ted Adams ............. Phony Marshal
Ferris Taylor ......... Mayor Carson
SYNOPSIS:
CISCO AND PANCHO HELP A NEWSPAPER EDITOR IN HIS CRUSADE AGAINST A
CROOKED GAMBLER AND HIS CRONIES. [SC]

1.17 The Cisco Kid: <no.17> DOG STORY (1950)
26-Dec-1950

The Cisco Kid - Dog Story 1/5 (1950)
The Cisco Kid - Dog Story 2/5 (1950)
The Cisco Kid - Dog Story 3/5 (1950)
The Cisco Kid - Dog Story 4/5 (1950)
The Cisco Kid - Dog Story 5/5 (1950)
DIRECTED BY ALBERT HERMAN
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY BY J.BENTON CHENEY.
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Tanis Chandler ........ Melinda Weaver
Tristram Coffin ....... Dude Cottrell
Zon Murray ............ Omaha
Frank McCarroll ....... Henchman
Hank Patterson ........ John Weaver
Kenne Duncan .......... Townsman
BUD OSBORNE
SYNOPSIS:
THE OWNER OF A SALOON AND HIS COHORT ATTEMPT TO LOCATE A
LARGE CATCH OF GOLD HIDDEN BY A LOCAL PROSPECTOR. THEY KILL THE MINER AND
WOUND HIS DOG NAMED 'KENO'. CISCO AND PANCHO USE 'KENO' TO EXPOSE THE IDENITY
OF THE KILLERS. [SC]
(Companion Episodes "The Old Bum" & "Water Rights")

1.18 [--] The Cisco Kid: <no.18> HAVEN FOR HEAVIES (1951)
13-Jan-1951

The Cisco Kid - Haven for Heavies 1/5 (1951)
The Cisco Kid - Haven for Heavies 2/5 (1951)
The Cisco Kid - Haven for Heavies 3/5 (1951)
The Cisco Kid - Haven for Heavies 4/5 (1951)
The Cisco Kid - Haven for Heavies 5/5 (1951)
Screenplay BY WARREN WILSON.
Directed by Paul Landres
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Phyllis Coates ....... Miss Doran
Bill Kennedy ......... Red Kelly
Mike Ragan ........... Al Shelby
Tom Tyler ............ Sheriff Jim Turner
David Bruce (listed but not in cast)
SYNOPSIS:
CISCO FOLLOWS THE MURDERER OS A U.S. MARSHALL TO THE HAVEN OF TWIN
BUTTES, WHERE OUTLAWS ENJOY IMMUNITY FROM THE LAW. [SC]

1.19 The Cisco Kid: <no.19> CONFESSION FOR MONEY (1951)
02-Jan-1951

The Cisco Kid - Confession for Money 1/5 (1951)
The Cisco Kid - Confession for Money 2/5 (1951)
The Cisco Kid - Confession for Money 3/5 (1951)
The Cisco Kid - Confession for Money 4/5 (1951)
The Cisco Kid - Confession for Money 5/5 (1951)
Directed By Paul Landres
Screenplay By Betty Burbridge.
Guest Cast:
Carol Forman........as Pat Lacy
Richard Emory........as Terry Ryan
Marshall Reed........as Tom Tracy
I.Stanford Jolley........as A.W.Parker
Frank Matts........as Joe
Victor Cox........as Lou
Lane Chandler........as The Sheriff.
Synopsis:
A lovely lady asks Cisco and Pancho to help her fiance, who has confessed
to a bank robbery and murder in return for the money needed for surgery on his mother. [SC]

1.20 The Cisco Kid: <no.20> FREIGHT LINE FEUD (1951)
27-Jan-1951

The Cisco Kid - Freight Line Feud 1/5 (1951)
The Cisco Kid - Freight Line Feud 2/5 (1951)
The Cisco Kid - Freight Line Feud 3/5 (1951)
The Cisco Kid - Freight Line Feud 4/5 (1951)
The Cisco Kid - Freight Line Feud 5/5 (1951)
Screenplay BY ELIZABETH BEECHER.
DIRECTED BY ALBERT HERMAN.
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Ellen Hall ............ Elaine Frazer
Dennis Moore .......... Judd
Bill Henry ............ Bill Jarrett
Steve Clark ........... Klondike
Ted Adams ............. Cal
Ferris Taylor (listed but not in cast)
SYNOPSIS:
CISCO AND PANCHO TRY TO EXPOSE THE OUTLAWS WHO ARE ATTACKING
BITTERCEEK'S FREIGHT LINE AND PUTTING THE BLAME ON A COMPETING STAGE
LINE OWNER. [SC]

1.21 [--] The Cisco Kid: <no. 21> THE OLD BUM (1951)
09-Jan-1951
Screenplay BY LOUISE ROUSSEAU.
DIRECTED BY AL HERMAN
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Tanis Chandler ......... Paula Bonnard
Tristram Coffin ........ Kelly
Zon Murray ............. Shelby
Frank McCarroll ........ Henchman
Hank Patterson ......... Silas Bonnard
Kenne Duncan ........... Sheriff
Bud Osborne ?
SYNOPSIS:
CISCO AND PANCHO HELP OUT A PENNILESS DERELICT WHO IS UNWITTINGLY
BECOMES A FRONTMAN FOR RUSTLERS WHEN HE PRETENDS TO BE A WEALTHY
RANCHER SO AS TO IMPRESS HIS VISITING DAUGHTER. [SC]
(Companion Episodes "Dog Story" & "Water Rights")

1.22 [--] The Cisco Kid: <no.22> PHONEY SHERIFF (1951)
06-Feb-1951
Screenplay BY J.BENTON CHENEY.
Directed by Paul Landres
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Phyllis Coates ......... Miss Lacey
Bill Kennedy ........... Sam Kelly
Mike Ragan ............. Al Shelby
David Bruce ............ Blackie
Tom Tyler .............. Sheriff
SYNOPSIS:
CISCO AND PANCHO GO AFTER A CATTLE BUYER WHO USED A FAKE SHERIFF
AND DEPUTIES TO TRICK THEM INTO TURNING OVER A FRIEND'S CATTLE HERD. [SC]

1.23 The Cisco Kid: <no.23> PANCHO HOSTAGE (1951)
(A.K.A. PANCHO THE HOSTAGE)
16-Jan-1951
SCREENPLAY BY: BETTY BURBRIDGE.
Directed by Paul Landres
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Carol Forman .......... Pat Tracy (THE BLACK WIDOW,REPUBLIC SERIAL),
Richard Emory ......... Terry
Marshall Reed ......... Frank Tracy
Frank Matts ........... Joe
Victor Cox ............ Lou
Lane Chandler ......... Sheriff Sam Dawson
I. Stanford Jolley .... Parker
SYNOPSIS #1:
PANCHO IS TAKEN HOSTAGE BY THE SISTER OF A RECENTLY JAILED BANK ROBBER.
SHE THREATENS TO KILL HIM UNLESS HER BROTHER IS RELEASED. CISCO HAS A
PLAN TO RESCUE PANCHO. [SC]
Synopsis #2:
Cisco and Pancho attempt to capture some bank robbers, and are
able to catch one. The other two blackmail Cisco and take Pancho
as their hostage until Cisco agrees to let the captured one out of jail.

1.24 The Cisco Kid: <no.24> PERFORMANCE BOND (1951)
03-Sept-1951
Directed by Albert Herman [SC]
Screenplay BY Louise Rousseau [SC]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Ellen Hall ............. Elaine Wilson
Bill Henry ............. Jarrett
Dennis Moore ........... Judd
Ted Adams .............. Caleb Wilson
Steve Clark ............ Klondike
Ferris Taylor .......... Lem Carson
SYNOPSIS:
CISCO AND PANCHO HELP A FREIGHT LINE OWNER WHO'S IN DANGER OF FORFEITING A
TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLAR PERFORMANCE BOND BECAUSE OF A SERIES OF ACCIDENTS. [SC]

1.25 [--] The Cisco Kid: <no.25> WATER RIGHTS (1951)
20-Feb-1951
Screenplay BY RAYMOND L. SCHROCK
DIRECTED BY ALBERT HERMAN
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Tanis Chandler ......... Marge Lacey
Zon Murray ............. Sam Foster
Tristram Coffin ........ Tom Barton
Frank McCarroll ........ Jason
Hank Patterson ......... Jim Lacey
Kenne Duncan ........... Sheriff
Charles Williams
SYNOPSIS:
CISCO AND PANCHO TRY TO EXPOSE A CROOKED BANKER AND LAWYER WHO ARE
SCHEMING TO SABOTAGE THE RANCHERS' WATER PROJECT AND THEN FOIST THEIR
OWN PROJECT ON THE VALLEY. [SC]
(Companion Episodes "Dog Story" & "The Old Bum")

1.26 [--] The Cisco Kid: <no.26> UNCLE DISINHERITS NIECE (1951)
13-Feb-1951
DIRECTED BY PAUL LANDRES
Screenplay BY BETTY BURBRIDGE.
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Phyllis Coates ......... Marge Lacey
Bill Kennedy ........... Sam Foster
Mike Ragan ............. Jason
David Bruce ............ Bill Ryan
Tom Tyler .............. Sheriff
Bud Osborne ............ Jim Lacey
SYNOPSIS:
WHEN A CROOKED LAWYER MURDERS A RANCHER WHO HAD THREATENED DO DISINHERIT
HIS NIECE UNLESS SHE STOPPED SEEING HER BOYFRIEND. CISCO AND PANCHO TRY TO
CLEAR THE YOUNG MAN. [SC]

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