CTVA US Western - "The Cisco Kid" (ZIV/Syndicated) Season 4 (1953-54)

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Starring: Duncan Renaldo (as The Cisco Kid) & Leo Carrillo (as Pancho)
Season 4 (ZIV-Syndicated) (1953-54)
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
Listed in ZIV Release no. Order - NOT Production Order

4.01 [79] The Cisco Kid:
BODYGUARD (1953)
ZIV release no. 1079/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 01Oct53)
Directed By Eddie Davis
Screenplay by Barney A. Sarecky.
Guest Cast:
Keith Richards........as The Outlaw Leader
Steve Clark........as Henry Williams
John Merton........as Wally
Riley Hill........as Larry
Virginia Mullen.........as Mrs.Williams.
Synopsis:
The wife of a cantankerous old rancher asks Cisco and Pancho to watch out
for husband while he's carrying a tote-bag full of money. [SC]

4.02 [80] The Cisco Kid:
PANCHO AND THE WOLF DOG (1953)
(a.k.a. "Outlaws on Ice")
ZIV release no. 1080/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 08Oct53)
Oct. 8, 1953
SCREENPLAY BY: WARREN WILSON.
DIRECTED BY: LAMBERT HILLYER
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Gloria Talbott ........ Suzette Duval
John Doucette ......... Sandy Harris
Francis McDonald ...... Franchy Duval
Robert Livingston ..... Miller
Bill Catching ......... Sheriff
CARL MATHEWS (UNCREDITED) [SC]
SYNOPSIS:
CISCO AND PANCHO ENCOUNTER A WILD DOG WHILE ON THEIR WAY TO A TOWN TO
HELP A FRENCHMAN AND HIS DAUGHTER WHO HAVE BUILT THE FIRST REFRIGERATION
PLANT IN THE WEST.[SC]

4.03 [81] The Cisco Kid:
BOOBY TRAP (1953)
(a.k.a. "Bullets and the Booby Trap")
ZIV release no. 1081/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 15Oct53)
DIRECTED BY HERBERT LEEDS
SCREENPLAY BY EDMOND E. KELSO.
GUEST CAST:
BILLY HALOP.......AS CASS RANKIN
BOBBY BLAKE (ROBERT BLAKE/BARETTA)........AS DAVY
RORY MALLINSON........AS HENCHMAN
LILLIAN ALBERTSON........AS GRANDMA
TROY MELTON........AS WINOCHIE.
SYNOPSIS:
CISCO AND PANCHO CHASE AN OUTLAW GANG INTO A GHOST TOWN INHABITED ONLY
BY A TEEN-AGE INVENTOR AND HIS SHOTGUN-TOTING GRANDMOTHER. [SC]
(Note: Companion Episode 88 "The Fugitive")

4.04 [82] The Cisco Kid:
THE GRAMOPHONE (1953)
ZIV release no. 1082/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 22Oct53)
DIRECTED BY LEW LANDERS
SCREENPLAY BY ROY HAMILTON.
GUEST CAST:
WILLIAM TANNEN......AS BIX DOUGLAS
WILLIAM BOYETT......AS HENCHMAN
IRON EYES CODY......AS CHIEF BIG CLOUD
LYLE TALBOT......AS R.H. WILKERSON
ROSA TURICH......AS ROSITA.
SYNOPSIS:
CISCO AND PANCHO COMBAT A RANCHER WHO USES A PRIMITIVE RECORD PLAYER TO
SCARE A SIOUX INDIAN TRIBE INTO FIGHTING THE COMING OF THE RAILROAD. [SC]

4.05 [83] The Cisco Kid:
FREEDOM OF THE PRESS (1953)
ZIV release no. 1083/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 29Oct53)
Oct. 29, 1953
SCREENPLAY BY: LAWRENCE GOLDMAN.
Directed by Paul Landres
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Frank Wilcox .......... Mayor Rayburn
Paul Marion ........... John Vine
I. Stanford Jolley .... Henry Wilcox
Richard Avonde ........ Murdock
Bill Catching ......... Jacks
SYNOPSIS:
CISCO AND PANCHO COME TO THE AID OF AN OLD NEWSPAPER EDITOR WHO'S
CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A HOTLY CONTESTED ELECTION. [SC]

4.06 [84] The Cisco Kid:
BATTLE OF RED ROCK PASS (1953)
ZIV release no. 1084/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 05Nov53)
Nov. 5, 1953
SCREENPLAY BY: BEN MARKSON. [SC]
DIRECTED BY: LEW LANDERS [SC]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Rory Mallinson ........ Sheriff Ed
William Fawcett ....... John Matlock
Red Morgan ............ Hank Dawson
Nan Leslie ............ Sue Matlock
Troy Melton ........... Henchman

CARL MATHEWS (UNCREDITED) [SC]
SYNOPSIS:
CISCO AND PANCHO GO TO THE AID OF A RETIRED ARMY SERGEANT WHO SPENDS
HIS TIME GUARDING A TOLL ROAD. [SC]
Note:
This is the episode where a rock flying the wrong way
during an explosion sequence hit Duncan Renaldo and put
him in the hospital for weeks. In the next several episodes filmed,
which are marked with a star * , Renaldo is seen only in extreme
close-ups that were shot while he was recovering and most of
the scripts call for him to have his face masked or bandaged so
that his stunt double Troy Melton could take his place. [LHA]


4.07 [85] The Cisco Kid: BANDAGED BADMAN (copyright title)(1953)
(a.k.a. "Death of the Cisco Kid")
ZIV release no. 1085/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 12Nov53)
Nov. 12, 1953
SCREENPLAY BY: DONN MULLALLY.
DIRECTED BY: EDDIE DAVIS
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Christine Larson ....... Terry Lane
Bill Henry ............. Gold Thief
Reed Howes ............. Jeff Malcolm
Forrest Taylor ......... Sheriff
Marshall Bradford ...... Dr. shaw
Keith Richards ......... Winkler
Lee Roberts ............ Assayer
SYNOPSIS:
A GUNMAN IS HIRED TO KILL CISCO. DURING AN EXPLOSION THE KILLER
DIES, CISCO SURVIVES AND TAKES HIS PLACE BY COVERING HIS FACE WITH
A BANDAGE. [SC]

4.08 [86] The Cisco Kid: CHINESE GOLD (copyright title) (1953)
(a.k.a. "Masked Killer")
ZIV release no. 1086/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 19Nov53)
Nov. 19, 1953
SCREENPLAY BY: GEORGE CALAHAN.
DIRECTED BY: EDDIE DAVIS
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Keith Richards ......... Henchman
Steve Clark ............ Sheriff Joe Bowers
Judy Dan ............... Ming Toy
John Merton ............ Turner
SYNOPSIS:
A COMMUNITY OF CHINESE MINERS ARE BEING ROBBED BY A MASKED OUTLAW.
CISCO AND PANCHO TRY AND HELP THE MINERS CAPTURE THE BANDIT. [SC]
(No Companion Episode?)

4.09 [87] The Cisco Kid: FADED GENERAL (copyright title) (1953)
(a.k.a. "Old General")
ZIV release no. 1087/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 26Nov53)
Nov. 26, 1953
SCREENPLAY BY: DONN MULLALLY [SC]
DIRECTED BY: LAMBERT HILLYER [SC]
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Gloria Talbott ......... Amelia Lawrence
John Doucette .......... Sgt. Jess Corbin
Francis McDonald ....... General Lawrence
Robert Livingston ...... Colonel Yancy Blake
Bill Catching .......... Sheriff
CARL MATHEWS (UNCREDITED) [SC]
SYNOPSIS:
WHILE TRAILING A GANG OF OUTLAWS WANTED FOR A SERIES OF BANK ROBBERIES,
CISCO AND PANCHO ARE HELD CAPTIVE BY A SENILE GENERAL IN HIS PRIVATE JAIL. [SC]

4.10 [88] The Cisco Kid: THE FUGITIVE (1953)
ZIV release no. 1088/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 03Dec53)
Directed by Herbert Leeds
Screenplay by Donn Mullally.
Guest Cast:
Rory Mallinson........as Madison
Billy Halop........Dr.Jerome Alpers
Harry Stang........J.A. Kennedy
Troy Melton........as Val.
Synopsis:
While hunting for a plague-stricken Mexican youth, Cisco and Pancho run into
a wealthy rancher's plot to contaminate land with infected animals so he can but it cheap. [SC]
[Note: This is the companion episode for #81 "Booby Trap"].

4.11 [89] The Cisco Kid: INDIAN UPRISING (1953)
ZIV release no. 1089/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 10Dec53)
DIRECTED BY LEW LANDERS
SCREENPLAY BY LARRY LUND.
GUEST CAST:
WILLIAM TANNEN............AS CLYDE EVANS
WILLIAM BOYETT............AS HENCHMAN
IRON EYES CODY............AS CHIEF SKY EAGLE
LYLE TALBOT............AS THOMAS
SYNOPSIS:
CISCO AND PANCHO ARE ON THE TRAIL OF TWO WHITE MEN IMPERSONATING CHIEF
SKY EAGLE AND HIS BRAVES, AND TERRORIZING LOCAL FARMERS. [SC]

4.12 [90] The Cisco Kid: THE RACCOON STORY (1953)
(a.k.a. "Mr. Hotchkiss")
ZIV release no. 1090/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 17Dec53)
DIRECTED BY PAUL LANDRES
SCREENPLAY BY WARREN WILSON.
GUEST CAST:
FRANK WILCOX.........AS HENRY COLLINS
PAUL MARION.........AS HENCHMAN
I.STANFORD JOLLEY.........AS GUS BROWN
ALMIRA SESSIONS.........AS SARAH HOTCHKISS
CLAUDIA BARRETT.........AS SALLY PHILLIPS
BILL CATCHING.........AS HENHMAN.
SYNOPSIS:
CISCO AND PANCHO ARE ASKED TO DELIVER MINER GUS BROWN'S DEATH CERTIFICATE TO
THE TOWN OF SWEETWATER, AND SOON LEARN THAT BROWN'S WILL LEFT ALL OF HIS
PROPERTY TO HIS DOG NAMED 'MR. HOTCHKISS'. [SC]
[NOTE: DESPITE THE TITLE, THERE IS NO RACCOON IN THIS EPISODE. MOST LIKELY
THE PRODUCER SUBSTITUTED WITH A DOG WHEN NO TRAINED RACCOON COULD BE FOUND]. [SC]

4.13 [91] The Cisco Kid: OUTLAW'S GALLERY (1953)
ZIV release no. 1091/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 24Dec53)
Directed By Lew Landers
Screenplay By Ben Markson.
Guest Cast:
Rory Mallinson........as Will Roberts
Nan Leslie........as Cynthia Marsh
Willam Fawcett........as Zack Marsh
Boyd 'Red' Morgan........as Gil
John Damler........as The Sheriff.
Synopsis:
Cisco and Pancho use an express rider's hobby of painting and sketching to
bait a trap for a robber gang plaguing the town of Dry River Falls. [SC]

4.14 [92] The Cisco Kid: THE BLACK TERROR (late 1953),
ZIV release no. 1092/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 31Dec53)
Dec. 31, 1953
DIRECTED BY: EDDIE DAVIS
SCREENPLAY BY: FRANK BURT.
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Christine Larson ....... Molly Cantry
Bill Henry ............. Jed Barton
Reed Howes ............. Hank Barton
Forrest Taylor ......... Red Bell
Lee Roberts ............ Link Barton
BILL CATCHING (UNCREDITED) [SC]
HERMAN HACK (UNCREDITED) [SC]
SYNOPSIS:
CISCO AND PANCHO TRY TO OUTWIT TWO DIFFERENT GROUPS OF BANDITS
OPERATING IN THE SAME TOWN. CISCO DISGUISES HIMSELF AS A MASK BANDIT,
KNOWN AS THE 'BLACK TERROR'. [SC]

4.15 [93] The Cisco Kid: SKY SIGN (early 1954)
ZIV release no. 1093/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 07Jan54)
Guest Cast:
DIRECTED BY EDDIE DAVIS
SCREENPLAY BY GEORGE CALLAHAN.
GUEST CAST:
JAN BRYANT.........AS MISS HARDIN
MORT MILLS.........AS CARVER
MIKE REGAN.........AS TWISTY
STEVE CLARK.........AS SHERIFF COLE.
SYNOPSIS:
CISCO AND PANCHO ENCOUNTER AN ESCAPED CONVICTED AND GANG WHILE PURCHASING
PROVISIONS AT A COUNTRY STORE. [SC]

4.16 [94] The Cisco Kid: CISCO MEETS THE GORILLA (1954)
ZIV release no. 1094/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 14Jan54)
DIRECTED BY LAMBERT HILLYER
SCREENPLAY BY EDMOND E. KELSO.
GUEST CAST:
ROBERT CLARKE............AS JOHNNY BOYLE
RUSS CONWAY............AS THE OUTLAW LEADER
MAX WAGNER............AS MARVIN
TROY MELTON............AS SHERIFF MIKE
BILL CATCHING............AS BEVINS.
SYNOPSIS:
CISCO AND PANCHO GO AFTER THE BANDITS WHO HAVE PULLED OFF A SERIES OF
ROBBERIES USING AN ESCAPED CARNIVAL GORILLA. [SC]

4.17 [95] The Cisco Kid: NOT GUILTY (1954)
ZIV release no. 1095/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 21Jan54)
Jan. 21, 1954
DIRECTED BY PAUL LANDRES
SCREENPLAY BY BARNEY SARECKY.
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Jose Gonzales Gonzales .... Jose Gonzales de la Vega
Peter Coe ............. Joe
Tristram Coffin ....... Outlaw Leader
Lyle Talbot ........... Judge Watkins
Troy Melton ........... Sheriff Brady
CARL MATHEWS [SC]
SYNOPSIS:
PANCHO'S COUSIN WITNESSES THE KILLING OF A MINER BY A GANG OF OUTLAWS.
CISCO AND PANCHO RESCUE HIM DURING AN ATTEMPT ON HIS LIFE AND PROTECT HIM SO
HE CAN TESTIFY IN COURT WHEN THE VILLIANS ARE CAUGHT. [SC]
(Companion episode possibly "Horseless Carriage")

4.18 [96] The Cisco Kid: RODEO (1954)
ZIV release no. 1096/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 28Jan54)
Directed By Eddie Davis
Screenplay By Ed Gardner, Jr. and Roy Engel.
Guest Cast:
Keith Richards........as Jim Usher
Marshall Reed........as Henchman
Shirley Lucas........as Pat Lacy
Sharon Lucas........as Peg Lacy
John Cason........as Phil Burleson
Bill Catching........as Ralph London.
Synopsis:
Cisco and Pancho try to protect two dare-devil-riding sisters from a
confidence man who's promoting a phony rodeo. [SC]

4.19 [97] The Cisco Kid: MARRIAGE BY MAIL (1954)
ZIV release no. 1097/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 04Feb54)
Feb. 4, 1954
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Jan Bryant ............ Susan Marsh
Mort Mills ............ Professor
Mike Ragan ............ Decker
Steve Clark ........... Sheriff

4.20 [98] The Cisco Kid: THE IRON MASK (1954)
ZIV release no. 1098/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 11Feb54)
DIRECTED BY LEW LANDERS
SCREENPLAY BY DONN MULLALLY.
GUEST CAST:
DAN WHITE............AS BRACE HAGGER
JOHN CRAWFORD............AS SHERIFF AL WHITE
MICHAEL WHALEN............AS CAIN HAGGER/MATT HAGGER.
SYNOPSIS:
CISCO AND PANCHO TRY TO RESCUE A SHERIFF WHO'S BEEN CAPTURED BY
OUTLAWS AND IMPRISONED IN AN IRON MASK. [SC]

4.21 [99] The Cisco Kid: DOUBLE DEAL (1954)
ZIV release no. 1099/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 18Feb54)
Feb. 18, 1954
SCREENPLAY BY: FRED LEIGHTON.
DIRECTED BY: EDDIE DAVIS
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Bill Henry ............ Dave Langley
Edmund Cobb ........... Brady
William Phipps ........ McNulty
Frank Hagney .......... Connors
Charles Watts ......... Clark Jones
Bill Catching ......... Sheriff
SYNOPSIS:
AN OLD ENEMY OF CISCO'S HIRES AN ACTOR TO IMPERSONATE HIM,THEN
COMMITS A SERIES OF ROBBERIES. [SC]
(No Companion Episode?)

4.22 [100] The Cisco Kid: HORSELESS CARRIAGE (1954)
ZIV release no. 1100/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 25Feb54)
SCREENPLAY BY: DAVID NOWINSON & BARRY COHON.
Directed by Paul Landres
Feb. 25, 1954
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Jose Gonzales Gonzales .... Jose
Peter Coe ............. Henchman
Tristram Coffin ....... Nick Ward
Jeanne Dean ........... Doris
William Fawcett ....... Scroggins
Bill Catching ......... Sheriff
TROY MELTON (UNCREDITED) [SC]
SYNOPSIS:
CISCO AND PANCHO TRY TO HELP PANCHO'S NEPHEW, WHOSE NEWLY PURCHASED
HORSELESS CARRIAGE IS USED AS A GETAWAY VEHICLE BY BANK ROBBERIES. [SC]

4.23 [101] The Cisco Kid: THE STEEL PLOW (1954)
ZIV release no. 1101/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 04Mar54)
March 4, 1954
SCREENPLAY BY: GEORGE CALLAHAN
DIRECTED BY: EDDIE DAVIS
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Keith Richards ........ William Griff
Marshall Reed ......... John Sterns
Shirley Lucas ......... Grace Warren
John Cason ............ Cavvy
Bill Catching ......... Farmer Jarvis
Kermit Maynard ........ Mr. Warren
SYNOPSIS:
AN INVENTIVE BLACKSMITH BUILDS A STEEL PLOW TO HELP LOCAL FARMERS
CULTIVATE STONY SOIL. HIS INVENTION IS DAMAGED BY A TOWN TROUBLEMAKER
AND HIS HENCHMEN. CISCO AND PANCHO TAKE HAND OF THE SITUATION AND GO
TO THE AID OF THE BLACKSMITH. [SC]

4.24 [102] The Cisco Kid: THE VENTRILOQUIST (1954)
ZIV release no. 1102/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 11Mar54)
March 11, 1954
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Robert Clarke ......... Bud Thatcher
Russ Conway ........... E.W. Akers
Max Wagner ............ Webster
Rankin Mansfield ...... Hiram Thatcher

4.25 [103] The Cisco Kid: THE POWDER TRAIL (1954)
ZIV release no. 1103/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 18Mar54)
March 18, 1954
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Bill Henry ........... Blount
Edmund Cobb .......... Mr. Adams
William Phipps ....... Henchman
Frank Hagney ......... Lon
Shirley Tegge ........ Celia Adams
Patsy Moran .......... Townswoman

4.26 [104] The Cisco Kid: CISCO PLAYS THE GHOST (1954)
(not to be confused with #33 "Ghost Story" or #49 "Ghost Town")
ZIV release no. 1104/ prod. no. ? (copyright date 25Mar54)
March 25, 1954
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Dan White ............ Alan Moxley
John Crawford ........ Sheriff Todd
Michael Whalen ....... Hank Winters
Bennie Bartlett ...... Jimmy Winters
Byron Foulger ........ Claude Bobkins Jr.
Troy Melton .......... Henchman

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