CTVA US Western - "The Cisco Kid" (ZIV/Syndicated) Season 5 (1954-55)

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Starring: Duncan Renaldo (as The Cisco Kid) & Leo Carrillo (as Pancho)
Season 5 (ZIV-Syndicated) (1954-55)
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 episodes
Listed in ZIV Release no. Order - NOT Production Order

5.01 [105] The Cisco Kid: A SIX-GUN FOR NO-PAIN (1954)
ZIV release no. 1105/ prod. no. 105B (copyright date 25Sep54)
DIRECTED BY LAMBERT HILLYER
SCREENPLAY BY BARNEY SARECKY.
GUEST CAST:
EARL HODGINS.........AS NO-PAIN NORTON
HENRY ROWLAND.........AS STEVE POTTER/BLACKIE DAWSON
DENNIS MOORE.........AS HENCHMAN
ZON MURRAY.........THE SHERIFF JOEY
RAY.........AS BRIGGS
MICKEY SIMPSON.........AS THE DENTIST PATIENT.
SYNOPSIS:
CISCO AND PANCHO ENLISTS THE AID OF A TRAVELING DENTIST TO TRACK DOWN A
NOTORIOUS KILLER NAMED BLACKIE DAWSON, WHO'S SET UP A NEW IDENITY AS A
CATTLE DEALER. [SC]

5.02 [106] The Cisco Kid:
THE HAUNTED STAGE STOP (1954)
ZIV release no. 1106/ prod. no. 107B (copyright date 02Oct54)
Oct. 2, 1954
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Nan Leslie ............. Judy MacPherson
John Cason ............. Henchman
Bill Kennedy ........... Hank Jaggett
Myron Healey ........... Don White
Bob Woodward ........... Henchman


5.03 [107] The Cisco Kid: GOLD STRIKE (1954)
ZIV release no. 1107/ prod. no. 109B (copyright date 09Oct54)
Oct. 9, 1954
Directed By Eddie Davis
Screenplay By Ande Lamb
Guest Cast:
Jacqueline Park............as Dolly Ferguson
Sandy Sanders............as Gary Austin
Marshall Reed............as Fred
James Anderson............as Hank [SC]/ Tap [LHA]
Ed Hinton............as Tap [SC]/ Outlaw [LHA]
Chuck Carson............as Charlie
Bill Catching............as The Stage Driver
Synopsis:
Cisco and Pancho are escorting a safecracker to jail when their
stagecoach is captured by bandits who take all the passingers
to a ghost town named 'Gold Strike'. [SC]

5.04 [108] The Cisco Kid: TROUBLE IN TONOPAH (1954)
ZIV release no. 1108 / prod. no. 111B (copyright date 16Oct54)
Directed By Lambert Hillyer
Screenplay By Oliver Drake
Guest Cast:
Edwin Parker............as Jeff Donovan
Kenneth MacDonald............as Henry Blake
Gregg Barton............as Mike Dugan
Kermit Maynard............as Phil Dugan
Edward Clark............as Doc
Dan White............as The Sheriff
Synopsis:
Cisco and Pancho try to outwit a
robber who has somehow learned the combination to the express office's
burgler-proof safe and pulled off a series of baffling thefts. [SC]
[Note Writer Oliver Drake borrowed the plot of this episode from his
script for the B Western feature "Trouble In Sundown'(RKO 1938), starring George O'Brien]. [SC]

5.05 [109] The Cisco Kid: HARRY THE HEIR (1954)
ZIV release no. 1109/ prod. no. 113B (copyright date 23Oct54)
Directed by Lambert Hillyer
Screenplay by Robert Clayton.
Guest Cast:
I.Stanford Jolley........as Roderick Lamoreux
Kay Morley........as Antoinette Lamoreux
James Parnell........as The Sheriff
Leonard Penn........as Jed Proctor
Keith Richards........as London Harry Hanley.
Synopsis:
Cisco and Pancho are tring to save a egotistical actor who confessed to bank
robbery and a murder from being hanged by an angry mob. Later Cisco finds
the grave of the supposed murder victim is empty. [SC]

5.06 [110] The Cisco Kid: THE LOWEST BIDDER (1954)
ZIV release no. 1110/ prod. no. 115B (copyright date 30Oct54)
Oct. 30, 1954
SCREENPLAY BY: ANDY LAMB.
DIRECTED BY: LAMBERT HILLYER
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Bill George ............ Greg Sayer
Kenneth Terrell ........ Paul Blackwell
Lane Bradford .......... Hayne
Eddy Waller ............ Eli Oliver
Jack Ingram ............ Stableman
SYNOPSIS:
CISCO AND PANCHO CONFRONT A SCHEMING WELL DIGGER WHO'S OUT TO
STEAL THE FUNDS OF A TOWN DESPERTLY IN NEED OF WATER. [SC]


5.07 [111] The Cisco Kid: MINING MADNESS (1954)
ZIV release no. 1111/ prod. no. 117B (copyright date 06Nov54)
Nov. 6, 1954
Screenplay BY GERALD GERAGHTY
DIRECTED BY LAMBERT HILLYER
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Raymond Hatton ......... Jeff Hanby
Marshall Reed .......... Todd Wheeler
Ted Mapes .............. Augie
Lee Roberts ............ Sheriff
SYNOPSIS:
WHEN AN OLD PROSPECTOR FRIEND OF THEIRS IS CHEATED BY A CROOKED
GAMBLER, CISCO AND PANCHO KIDNAP THE GAMBLER AND MAKE HIM WORK A
WORTHLESS BUT SALTED GOLD CLAIM. [SC]

5.08 [112] The Cisco Kid: SUNDOWN'S GUN (1954)
ZIV release no. 1112/ prod. no. 106B (copyright date 13Nov54)
Nov. 13, 1954
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Dennis Moore ........... Sheriff Fred
Henry Rowland .......... Matt Barlow
Earle Hodgins .......... Purdy
B.G. Norman ............ Billy

5.09 [113] The Cisco Kid: POT OF GOLD (1954)
ZIV release no. 1113/ prod. no. 108B (copyright date 20Nov54)
DIRECTED BY LAMBERT HILLYER
SCREENPLAY BY WILBUR S. PEACOCK.
GUEST CAST:
NAN LESLIE........AS MARY ANDREW
MYRON HEALEY.......AS JIM GAULT
BILL KENNEDY........AS DEPUTY COGLEY
HANK PATTERSON.......AS WIND RIVER BILL
JOHN CASON........AS FRANK
WILLIAM VEDDER........AS PETE ANDREW
BOB WOODWARD........AS JAKE.
CISCO AND PANCHO BECOME INVOLVED WITH A DISHONEST SHERIFF'S DEPUTY WHO
KILLS A HALF-CRAZED OLD MAN TRYING TO MAKE HIM REVEAL THE LOCATION OF A
BURIED CIVIL WAR TREASURE. [SC]

5.10 [114] The Cisco Kid: THE CAUTION OF CURLEY THOMPSON (1954)
ZIV release no. 1114/ prod. no. 110B (copyright date 27Nov54)
Directed By Eddie Davis
Screenplay By Barry Cohon.
Guest Cast:
Jacquelyn Park........as Ruth
Sandy Sanders........as Whitey Thompson
James Anderson........as Jack Hanley
Marshall Reed........as Wilson Ford
Ed Hinton........as Muley.
Synopsis:
Cisco and Pancho help an ex-convict track down the leader of his old gang,
who has started a new life as the owner of a general store. [SC]
[Note: Director Eddie Davis changed the Thompson charactor's first name
from Curley to Whitey after giving the part to actor-stuntman Sandy
Sanders, who's hair was light-colored and straight.] [SC]

5.11 [115] The Cisco Kid: FOOL'S GOLD (1954)
ZIV release no. 1115/ prod. no. 112B (copyright date 04Dec54)
Directed By Lambert Hillyer
Screenplay By Gerald Geraghty.
Guest Cast:
Edwin Parker........as The Outlaw Leader
Kenneth MacDonald........as J.L.Webster
Gregg Barton........as Grady
Kermit Maynard........as Booth
Karolee Kelly........as Cindy.
Synopsis:
Cisco and Pancho devise a plan to trap some outlaws by making them believe
that their hideout is the center of a major gold rush. [SC]

5.12 [116] The Cisco Kid: THE HOSPITAL (1954)
ZIV release no. 1116/ prod. no. 114B (copyright date 11Dec54)
Directed By Lambert Hillyer
Screenplay By Wilbur S. Peacock.
Guest Cast:
Bill George........as Dr.Bob Randall
Kenneth Terrell........as Jason Turnbull
Lane Bradford........as Blackie
Eddy Waller........as Dr.Bender
Jack Ingram........as The Sheriff.
Synopsis:
Cisco and Pancho help a young doctor who's been framed for attempted murder
by a fund-embezzling trustee of the town hospital. [SC]

5.13 [117] The Cisco Kid: THREE SUSPECTS (1954)
ZIV release no. 1117/ prod. no. 116B (copyright date 18Dec54)
Directed By Lamber Hillyer
Screenplay By Kenneth A. Enochs.
Guest Cast:
Lee Roberts........as Jim
Marshall Reed........as Whit Jameson
Raymond Hatton........as Morgan
Ted Mapes........as Burke.
Synopsis:
With his only clue a bandit's hat found near the scene of a robbery, Cisco
tries to figure out which of three suspects is the bandit. [SC]

5.14 [118] The Cisco Kid: PANCHO'S NIECE (late 1954)
ZIV release no. 1118/ prod. no. 118B (copyright date 25Dec54)
Directed By Lambert Hillyer
Screenplay By Barry Cohon.
Guest Cast:
J.P.O'Donnell........as Dolores James
John Pickard........as Riddle
Julian Rivero........as Juan/Fernando Ramirez
William Tannen........as Roland McCard
Roy Engel........as The Sheriff.
Synopsis:
Pancho poses as the uncle of a half-Mexican young woman whose banker father
apparently killed himself after losing most of the bank's money. Cisco
suspects foul play and investigates the matter on his own. [SC]
[Note: This episode is a remake of the B Western feature "THE FIGHTING CODE"
(Columbia 1933),which was written and directed by Lambet Hillyer
and starred Buck Jones.] [SC]

5.15 [119] The Cisco Kid: EXTRADITION PAPERS (early 1955)
ZIV release no. 1119/ prod. no. 120B (copyright date 01Jan55)
Jan. 1, 1955
Screenplay BY KENNETH A. ENOCHS
Directed by Lambert Hillyer
Guest Cast: [LHA]
John Beradino .......... Jess Martin
Dayton Osmond .......... Tommy Martin
Mitchell Kowal ......... Henchman
Henry Rowland .......... Henchman
Sam Flint .............. Sheriff
SYNOPSIS:
WHILE TAKING A CAPTURED BANDIT LEADER TO TRIAL, CISCO AND PANCHO
ARE AMBUSHED BY HIS GANG WHILE PASSING THROUGH A GHOST TOWN. [SC]

5.16 [120] The Cisco Kid: NEW EVIDENCE (1955)
ZIV release no. 1120/ prod. no. 119B (copyright date 08Jan55)
Jan. 8, 1955
Screenplay BY ANDE LAMB
Directed by Lambert Hillyer
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Sandy Sanders .......... Dorsey Kundsen
Edwin Parker ........... Gibbs
Fay Morley ............. Carmel Tracy
Earle Hodgins .......... Judge Elias Kendall
Edmund Cobb ............ Henry Tracy
SYNOPSIS:
WHEN A RANCHER IS MURDERED AND HIS DAUGHTER'S BOYFRIEND IS PUT
ON TRIAL FOR THE CRIME. CISCO AND PANCHO USES A FARMER'S ALMANAC AND
A FULL MOON AND THE ARMY SIGNAL SYSTEM TO TRAP THE REAL KILLER. [SC]

5.17 [121] The Cisco Kid: DOORWAY TO NOWHERE (1955)
ZIV release no. 1121/ prod. no. 122B (copyright date 15Jan55)
Directed By Lambert Hillyer
Screenplay By Robert Clayton.
Guest Cast:
Lillian Albertson........as Mrs.Collins
Nan Leslie........as Blanche
Kenneth MacDonald........as Ralph Hammond
Lane Chandler........as The Sheriff.
Synopsis: Cisco escorts a wealthy old Boston lady to her daughter-in-law's
ranch but is charged with kidnapping and robbery when both woman disappear. [SC]

5.18 [122] The Cisco Kid: STOLEN RIVER (1955)
ZIV release no. 1122/ prod. no. 123B (copyright date 22Jan55)
Directed By Lambert Hillyer
Screenplay By Barry Cohon.
Guest Cast:
Nancy Hale........as Mady Barbour
I.Stanford Jolley........as Slim Lennox
Zon Murray........as King
Thayer Roberts........as The Sheriff
Rory Mallinson........as The Surveyor.
Synopsis: Arriving at the ranch of their old friend Wayne Barbour,Cisco and
Pancho find that Wayne has been murdered and that his widow is ready to sell the
ranch and move back east. [SC]

5.19 [123] The Cisco Kid: SON OF A GUNMAN (1955)
ZIV release no. 1123/ prod. no. 121B (copyright date 29Jan55)
Jan. 29, 1955
SCREENPLAY BY: RIK VOLLAERTS.
Directed by Lambert Hillyer
Guest Cast: [LHA]
John Beradino ......... Buck Lundigan
Mitchell Kowal ........ Johnny Nestor
Sam Flint ............. Sheriff
Henry Rowland ......... Will Foresby/Will Knowland
SYNOPSIS:
THE SON OF A FAMOUS GUNFIGHTER TRIES TO OUTLIVE HIS FATHER'S REPUTATION.
CISCO AND PANCHO TRY TO HELP HIM. [SC]

5.20 [124] The Cisco Kid: JUGGLER'S SILVER (1955)
ZIV release no. 1124/ prod. no. 125B (copyright date 03Feb55)
Directed By Lambert Hillyer
Screenplay By Barry Cohon.
Guest Cast:
Fortune Gordien........as Danny Harris
Rodd Redwing........as Nimble Nick Cary
Leonard Penn........as Judd
Kenneth MacDonald........as Marshal Ed Watson.
Synopsis:
A former circus juggler known as Nimble Nick Cary tries to kill Cisco and
Pancho believing that they had something to do with a worthless mine that
he recently purchased. [SC]

5.21 [125] The Cisco Kid: KIDNAPPED CAMERAMAN (1955)
ZIV release no. 1125/ prod. no. 127B (copyright date 10Feb55)
Feb. 10, 1955
DIRECTED BY LAMBERT HILLYER
SCREENPLAY BY BARRY COHON.
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Tom Irish ............ Ted Miller
Terry Frost .......... Chuck Farley
Keith Richards ....... Red Farley
Kermit Maynard ....... Sheriff
Chuck Cason .......... Tracy
SYNOPSIS:
WHILE TAKING PICTURES AT A FAMOUS GOLD MINE, A PHOTOGRAPHER CATCHES A MURDER
ON FILM DURING A QUARREL AMONG THE THREE OWNERS. CISCO AND PANCHO COME TO
THE AID OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER WHILE HE IS BEING CHASED BY ONE OF THE MEN AND
EVENTUALLY BRING THE KILLER TO JUSTICE. [SC]
(Companion Episode possibly "The Two Wheeler")

5.22 [126] The Cisco Kid: CISCO AND THE GIANT (1955)
ZIV release no. 1126/ prod. no. 129B (copyright date 17Feb55)
Directed By Lambert Hillyer
Screenplay By Bill George.
Guest Cast:
Dennis Moore........as Sheriff Sam Johnson
Glenn Strange........as Curly Peters
Rex Thorsen (aka Duane Thorsen) ..... Judd Casey [LHA]
Kenneth Terrell........as Lobo
Patricia Tieran........as Ann Johnson.
Synopsis:
A huge and dim-witted man who thinks he killed his lawman brother-in-law
takes refuge with an outlaw gang. Then Cisco and Pancho join the gang in an
attempt to solve a series of well planned stagecoach robberies. [SC]

5.23 [127] The Cisco Kid: MONTEZUMA'S TREASURE (1955)
ZIV release no. 1127/ prod. no. 124B (copyright date 24Feb55)
Directed By Lambert Hillyer
Screenplay By Wilbur S. Peacock.
Guest Cast:
Thayer Roberts........as Prof.Bradley
I.Stanford Jolley........as Prof.Danforth
Zon Murray........as Bull
Ferris Taylor........as The Sheriff.
Synopsis:
A professor, hunting for an Aztec Emperor's treasure is attacked by outlaws
and wounded after discovering its location. Cisco and Pancho help the wounded
man and locate the treasure with the help of a coded message on a deck of cards. [SC]

5.24 [128] The Cisco Kid: VENDETTA (1955)
ZIV release no. 1128/ prod. no. 126B (copyright date 03Mar55)
Directed By Lambert Hillyer
Screenplay By Ande Lamb
Based On An Original Story By J.Benton Cheney.
Guest Cast:
Alan Wells........as Gil Parker
Claudia Barrett........as Terry Monahan
Kenneth MacDonald........as Frank Guthrie
Leonard Penn........as Warren Sturgis.
Synopsis:
Cisco and Pancho become involved trying to settle an old family feud
between two neighboring ranchers. [SC]

5.25 [129] The Cisco Kid: THE TWO WHEELER (1955)
ZIV release no. 1129/ prod. no. 128B (copyright date 10Mar55)
Directed By Lambert Hillyer
Screenplay By Barry Cohon.
Guest Cast:
Tom Irish........as Albert Taylor
Sally Fraser........as Martha
Keith Richards........as Frank Douglas
Terry Frost........as Webb.
Synopsis:
Cisco and Pancho help out a quick-tempered bicycle-riding young Eastener who
has struck it rich with a gold claim but is is being cheated by claim jumpers. [SC]

5.26 [130] The Cisco Kid: THE TUMBLERS (1955)
ZIV release no. 1130/ prod. no. 130B (copyright date 17Mar55)
Mar. 17, 1955
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Loren Janes .......... Tim Siebert
Ward James ........... Hearn
Harry Cody ........... Hank Siebert
Maureen Cassidy ...... Kitty Noonan
William Fawcett ...... Sheriff Len Cooper

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