CTVA US Western - "Colt 45" (WB/ABC) Season 1 (1957-58)

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Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Season 1 (ABC) (1957-58)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti [SC], Hugh McCauley [HMcC] Rina Fox, Heikocleef, Dr. Kimble, James Beer

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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26 episodes
ABC Fridays 10:00pm  Eastern

  1.01 Colt 45: JUDGMENT DAY (title on film & copyright)    (verified -SC)
a.k.a. "The Peacemaker"
18Oct57 ABC Fri
Directed By Douglas Hayes
Teleplay By Marion Hargrove/Story By Roy Huggins
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
Peter Brown............as Dave
Erin O'Brien............as Sister Helen MacGregor
Andrew Duggan............as Jim Rexford
Helen Brown............as Sister Howard
Kenneth MacDonald............as Col. Parker
Bob Steele............as Sgt.Granger
Barry Brooks............as The Hotel Clerk
Kenneth Terrell............as The Townsman
Robert B. Williams............as Henchman#1
Fred Coby............as Henchman#2
Guy Teague............as Henchman#3
Synopsis:
Chris is sent to the town of Cottonwood to watch a man called Jim Rexford (Andrew Duggan), but after having a run in with
Rexford and making a fool of him, Rexford challenges Chris to a gunfight if he dosen't leave town before noon. [SC/HMcC]

1.02 [--] Colt 45: A TIME TO DIE  (verified -SC)
25Oct57 ABC Fri
WRITTEN BY LEO GORDON
DIRECTED BY DOUGLAS HEYES
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
Wayne Morris .................. Jim Girard
Kenneth R. MacDonald .......... Col. Parker
Dan Blocker ................... Will
John Day ...................... Burke
Edwin Parker .................. Clete
SYNOPSIS:
WHILE RETURNING HIS PRISONER, NAMED JIM GIRARD, THROUGH THE DESERT,
CHRIS COLT IS OVER-POWERED AND LEFT BY GIRARD WITHOUT A HORSE AND
WATER. [SC]

 1.03 Colt 45: THE $3,000 BULLET  (verified -SC)
1Nov57
Director Franklin Adreon
Written By Robert Schaefer and Eric Freiwald [SC]
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
Richard Garland ........... Bill Hodges
Harlan Warde .............. Dan Crawford
Toni Gerry ................ Amy Hodges
Michael Dante ............. Davey Bryant
John Beradino ............. John Modock
also: [SC]
Joel Ashley ............... as Luke Hanson
William Lally ............. as Hobbs
Forrest Lewis ............. as Willy Flood
Laurie Mitchell ........... as Adele
Walter Reed ............... as Sawyer
Synopsis:
Johnny Modock gunslinger is shot simultaneously by 3 men in a saloon after a fight, but only one bullet hit
and killed Modock. The sheriff has to decide which of the men fired the fatal bullet and gets the $3,000
reward for Modock. Working undercover Chris (who was set to meet Modock has to think fast and save his mission)
suddenly makes an announcement that he is going to kill the man who gets the reward. [HMcC]

1.04 Colt 45: GALLOWS AT GRANITE GAP (verified -SC)
8Nov57 ABC Fri
Directed By Franklin Adreon
Teleplay By William Leicester/ From A Story By Joseph Chadwick
Guest Cast:
John Smith ............ as The Comanche Kid
Virginia Gregg ........ as Martha Naylor
Stuart Randall ........ as Sheriff Pat Monohan
Harry Antrim .......... as Doc Helfey
William Henry ......... as Deputy Trask
Alan Reynolds ......... as The Townsman
Harry Strang .......... as The Man
Louis Quinn ........... as The Stage Driver
Synopsis:
Chris Colt and a Sheriff's posse capture a killer known as The Comanche Kid. The Kid escapes from the
jail at Granite Gap before he is about to  be hanged wounding the Sheriff. Chris Colt goes in pursuit. [SC]

 1.05 Colt 45: SMALL MAN  (verified -SC)
15Nov57 ABC Fri
Directed by Edward Bernds
Written By Frederic Brady
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
Jay Novello .............. John Barnett
Paul Burns ............... Hawkins
Charles Fredericks ....... Larkin
Vici Raaf ................ Madge
Rayford Barnes ........... Brent Nelson
also: [SC]
John Cason ............... as Hank Reeves
George Barrows .......... as Henton
George J. Lewis .......... as The Sheriff
Chris Alcaide ............ as Grimes
Synopsis:
Chris Colt encounters a little man claiming to be a gunfighter who unexpectedly wears a concealed bullet-proof vest. [SC]

1.06 Colt 45: FINAL PAYMENT
22-Nov-1957 ABC Fri (Rerun 20Dec59 ABC Sun)
Directed by Franklin Adreon
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
Dick Foran .............. Tuck Degan
James Nolan ............. Ben Bluestone
John Cliff .............. Cade Bluestone
Walter Barnes ........... Mace Bluestone
Hollis Irving
Synopsis:
Government agent Chris Colt and his new assistant Tuck Degan set out to collect back taxes. [JB]

 1.07 Colt 45: ONE GOOD TURN  (verified -SC)
29Nov57 ABC Fri
Directed By Edward Bernds
Written By John McGreevey
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
Lisa Montell ............. Teresa Valdez
William Phipps ........... Trumbull
Alma Beltran ............. Maria Valdez
Bob Anderson ............. Cranly
Michael Healey (aka Myron Healey)........... Becker
also; [SC]
Vincent Padula ........... as Francesco Nunez
Nacho Galindo ............ as Dominguez
Synopsis:
Chris Colt helps the residents of a small mexican village who are being terrorized by a gang of renegades. [SC]

 1.08 Colt 45: LAST CHANCE
06Dec57 ABC Fri (Rerun 16Nov58)
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
Stacy Keach ................... Sheriff Ben Mason
Willard Sage .................. Morgan Brent
Tina Carver ................... Kate Grant
Kent Taylor ................... Wallace Grant
Aline Towne ................... Marion Whittier
Synopsis:
Chris Colt rides into a frontier town to go bear-hunting with his friend Sheriff Ben Mason. When he
 arrives at Mason's office, a woman runs in and reports that her accountant has been shot at a mine. [RF]

 1.09 Colt 45: YOUNG GUN  (verified -SC)
13Dec57 ABC Fri
Directed By Walter Grauman
Teleplay By Daniel Ullman, Joel M. Rapp and William Driskill/
Story By Joel M. Rapp and William Driskill
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
Charles Bronson............as Danny Arnold
Peter Brown............as Jimmy Benedict
Lauren Tuttle............as Francis Benedict
James Anderson............as Jeff Lanier
Hugh Sanders............as Sheriff Powers
Jaclynne Greene............as Julie
Nedson Booth............as The Bartender
Murvyn Vye............as Sheriff Willoughby
Roy Barcroft............as The Customer
Synopsis:
Young Jimmy Benedict cons Chris Colt into selling him a gun so he can hunt down and
 kill outlaw  Danny Arnold who murdered  his father during a bank robbery. [SC]

1.10 Colt 45: REBELLION
20Dec57
Directed by Walter Grauman
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
Robert Warwick ................ Judge Killian
Leslie Bradley ................ Col. Jack Killian
Mary Beth Hughes .............. Clover Haig
Fran Bennett .................. Laura Killian
Synopsis:
Southerners who go by the name of "The Brothers Of The Black Cross plan a new rebellion in
New Mexico, and want Chris to  supply them with an arsenal of guns and ammunation. [HMcC]

1.11 Colt 45: THE GYPSIES
27-Dec-1957 ABC Fri
Directed by Alan Crosland, Jr.
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
Lyn Thomas .............. Nan Wilson
Steve Darrell ........... Marshal Terry Wilson
Don Megowan ............. Deputy Pete Dawson
Paul Picerni ............ Quito
Synopsis:
The girlfriend of a deputy elopes with the leader of a Gypsy band. Chris Colt is called in to prevent
bloodshed between the Gypsy band and the residents of the town where the girl lived. [JB]

1.12 [--] Colt 45: SIGN IN THE SAND  (verified -SC)
3Jan58 ABC Fri
WRITTEN BY FREDERIC BRADY
Directed by Alan Crosland, Jr.
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
James Lydon ................... Frank Harper
William Tannen ................ Dave
Charles Tannen ................ the Wrangler
Kenneth MacDonald ............. Col. Parker
Francis De Sales
SYNOPSIS:
CHRIS COLT MEETS ANOTHER GOVERNMENT AGENT IN THE TOWN OF WARBONNET. THEIR
 ASSIGNMENT IS TO PROTECT AN ARMY PAYROLL SHIPMENT FROM A GANG OF OUTLAWS [SC]

1.13 Colt 45: THE MIRAGE
10-Jan-58 ABC Fri
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
Ann Maria Majalca ....... Maurita
Frank Puglia ............ Ramon Esperanza
John Vivyan ............. George F. Foley
Valentin de Vargas ...... Carlos Hernandez
Donald "Red" Barry ...... Capt. Thane
Dick Monahan
Synopsis:
A renegade band of soldiers try to drive off a group of Mexicans who reside by a water hole in the desert.
The Mexicans appeal to Chris Colt for help in keeping their homes. [JB]

1.14 Colt 45: BLOOD MONEY  (verified -SC)
17Jan58 ABC Fri
Directed By Abner Biberman [SC]
Written By David Lang [SC]
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast: [SC]
Jerry Paris............as Joe Bullock
Randy Stuart............as Julie
John Cliff............as Roper
Benny Baker............as The Clerk
David McMahon............as The Blacksmith
Fred Therman............as The 2nd Clerk
Nesdon Booth............as The Fat Man
Synopsis:
A wanted outlaw arranges a secret meeting with Chris and offers to give himself up if Chris will give the $500 reward
to his girlfriend who needs the money for a lifesaving operation. But Chris finds there is more to this situation
than meets the eye. [HMcC]

1.15 Colt 45: DEAD RECKONING  (verified -SC)
24Jan58 ABC Fri
Directed By Abner Biberman [SC]
Written By Jack Harvey [SC]
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast: [SC]
Richard Webb............as Rocky Norton
Joan Vohs...............as Katharine Norton
Lee Van Cleef...........as Tom Devery
Kem Dibbs...............as Blake Ralph
Demke...................as Senator King
Jason Robards, Sr.......as Judge Hesby
Buzz Henry..............as Pete Dill
Willard Thompson........as The Sheriff
Addison Richards........as Warden Johnson
Bill Erwin..............as The Hotel Clerk
Recurring Cast:
Kenneth MacDonald.......as Colonel Parker
Synopsis:
Colonel Parker and the warden of the Arizona Territorial Prison ask Chris Colt to impersonate notorious gunslinger
and robber Rocky Norton, so Chris can find out when the robbery of a large sum of money is going to take place. [SC]

1.16 Colt 45: DECOY
31-Jan-1958 ABC Fri
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
Kathleen Crowley ........ Elena
Pierre Warkin ........... Col. Duncan
Christopher Dark ........ Don Ramon
Ernestine Barrier ....... Dona Rita
Synopsis:
Chris Colt sets out after a band of Mexican outlaws who have stolen a cargo of Colt firearms. [JB]

1.17 Colt 45: RARE SPECIMEN  (verified -SC)
7Feb58 ABC Fri
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
WRITTEN BY GENE LEVITT.
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
Kasey Rogers .................. Molly Field
Charles Cooper ................ Jed Dailey
Frank Ferguson ................ Tood

Phil Tead .............. Mr. Cooper
John Compton ........... Will
John Dennis ............ Mayer
Craig Duncan ........... Mr. Woods
RECURRING CAST:
KENNETH MACDONALD...AS COL. PARKER.
  SYNOPSIS:
WHILE TRAVELING ABOARD A TRAIN, GOVERNMENT AGENT CHRIS COLT IS WOUNDED DURING A ROBBERY,
AND IS HELPED BY A WOMAN PASSENGER WHO LATER PRESENTS A CLUE TO THE IDENITY OF THE ROBBERS. [SC]
Synopsis:
Masked raiders come to grief over an unusual pet. (UK airdate: 2Aug67 BBC Wed 5:20pm)

1.18 Colt 45: MANTRAP
14Feb58 ABC Fri 8:30pm (NOT 10pm)
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
Venetia Stevenson ............. Valintine
Peter Whitney ................. Ralph
Donald "Red" Barry ............ Percival
Travis Bryan .................. Bernard
Robert Fortier ................ Tom Simons
Synopsis:
The notorious Birdwell Brothers kidnap Chris Colt. They feel that their
younger sister needs a husband and that Chris Colt is the most likely candidate. [TA]

1.19 Colt 45: GHOST TOWN
221-Feb-1958 ABC Fri
Directed by Lee Sholem
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
Joanna Barnes ........... Kate Henniger
Bing Russell ............ Jack Lowden
Arthur Space ............ Jud
John Litel .............. Hosea Tillery
Synopsis:
Chris Colt struggles with a bank robber who has taken Coltís girlfriend hostage.
The girlís hostage is also on their trail with a posse. [JB]

1.20 [--] Colt 45: THE GOLDEN GUN  (verified -SC)
28Feb58
WRITTEN BY FREDERIC BRADY
Directed by Richard L. Bare
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
Paul Fix ...................... Frank Wilson, Sr.
Edward Byrnes ................. Frank Wilson, Jr.
Dawn Richard .................. Liz Frome
with:
BENNY BAKER, RON HAYES, WALLY CASSEL, CHARLES FREDERICKS,
MARK TAPSCOTT, STUART RANDALL, LANE CHANDLER, HERB LYTTON.
SYNOPSIS:
BEFORE AN AGEING GUNFIGHTER PASSES ON,HE GIVES HIS SON THE FAMOUS
PISTOL HE USED KNOWN AS THE 'GOLDEN GUN',AND THE LOCATION OF A
SHIPMENT OF STOLEN GOLD. CHRIS COLT TRY'S TO CONVINCE THE GUNMAN'S
SON TO SHOW HIM THE LOCATION OF THE GOLD. [SC]

1.21 Colt 45: CIRCLE OF FEAR
7Mar58
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
Avery ......................... Archer Belgarde
Joan Weldon ................... Edith Murrow
Jean Willes ................... Blanche Waymer
Harvey Stephens ............... Maj. David Trevelen
Sean Garrison ................. Chuck Dudley
Synopsis:
When the stagecoach Chris is travelling in is attacked and surrounded by Apaches, the passengers take refuge in Sidewinder
Pass. With seven people and only four horses Chris has to decide which four people will get away on the horses while the
other three people remain and hold off the apaches. A conflict of personalities ensues. [HMcC]

1.22 Colt 45: SPLIT SECOND
14-Mar-1958 ABC Fri (Rerun 15Feb59 ABC Sun)
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
Richard Garland ......... Tack Bleeker
Elaine Edwards .......... Alice
Arthur Batanides ........ Frank Fowler
Dan Riss ................ Sheriff Milo
Synopsis:
The murder of his wife embitters the marshal and turns him into a vicious gunslinger. Chris Colt learns that the
marshal has located the murderer and tries to avert bloodshed. [JB]

1.23 Colt 45: POINT OF HONOR (copyright title)(verified -SC)
(aka "Woman On The Stagecoach")
21Mar58 ABC Fri
Directed By William J. Hole,Jr.
Written By Steve Fisher
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
Marcia Henderson ....... as Dr.Lea Taylor
John Smith ............. as Shelby Taylor
Emile Meyer ............ as Tom Shannon
James Nolan ............ as Sheriff Martin
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ...... as Al
Jack Shea .............. as Red
Mary Alan Hokanson ..... as The Woman Sailor
Billy Vincent .......... as The Gang Member (uncredited)
Synopsis: A new
woman doctor arrives in the town of Moose Head,Wyoming to begin her new practice. Chris Colt also arrives
 to obtain information about the  notorious Shannon Gang, not realizing that the lady doctor has an in direct
connection with the outlaws that Colt is seeking. [SC]

1.24 Colt 45: THE DESERTERS
28-Mar-1958 ABC Fri (Rerun 1Mar59 ABC Sun)
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
Angie Dickinson ......... Laura Meadows
Michael Dante ........... Ab Saunders
Myron Healey ............ Fur Traders
Obie Venner ............. Fur Traders
Robert Foulk ............ Fur Traders
Synopsis:
Chris Colt trails a number of deserters from an Army post to learn why they deserted. He finds out that a crooked
gang of fur traders is responsible. [JB]

1.25 Colt 45: THE MANBUSTER
04-Apr-1958 ABC Fri (Rerun 8Mar59 ABC Sun)
Teleplay by Oliver Deake from a Story by Richard Wormser
Directed by Oliver Drake
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
Chris Warfield .......... Monty Chandler
Jaclynne Greene ......... Harriet Brenner
George Keymas ........... Pete Cerrilos
Gil Perkins ............. Hank Lawlet
Don Beddoe .............. Ticket Agent
Gregg Barton ............ Marshal
Jody Angelo ............. Lounger
Synopsis:
One-armed explosive expert Monte Chandler who is heading for Abilene to take part in a bank robbery, stops off in a small
town first and gets involved with a woman who runs a store there. Chris in the meantime foils the bank robbery but two of
the bandits escape and come looking for Monte thinking that he double-crossed them. [HMcC]
Synopsis:
A bitter young man is tempted to become an outlaw. He unknowingly aids Chris Coltís search for a gang of bank robbers. [JB]

1.26 Colt 45: LONG ODDS
11Apr58
Directed By Franklin Adreon
Teleplay By David Lang / Story By Joseph Hoffman [SC]
Starring: Wayde Preston (as Chris Colt)
Guest Cast:
Paul Engle .................... Billy
Karl Swenson .................. Courtwright
Charmienne Harker ............. Mother
Robert J. Wilke
John Hubbard
Synopsis:
Young Billy Dixon brags to the other kids in town about his Grandfather (who is coming on the stage) being a top notch sheriff
at one time. But Billy resents his grandfather when he backs down from gunfighter Cherry Lane (Robert J.Wilke) who is
being investigated  by Chris for a stagecoach robbery. After having being shamed, the grandfather decides to strap on his gun
 again and challenge Cherry  which then makes things complicated for Chris. [HMcC]

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