CTVA Western - "Frontier Doctor" (1958-59) starring Rex Allen

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Stories of the Century (Republic-Studio City/HTS)(1954-55) starring Jim Davis, Mary Castle, Kristine Miller
The Adventures of Fu Manchu (Republic-Studio City/HTS)(1956) starring Glen Gordon
Frontier Doctor (Republic-Studio City/HTS)(1958-59) starring Rex Allen
Frontier Doctor (1958-59)
(syndicated titles "Man of the West" and "Unarmed")
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, Louis H. Allgood, James Beer
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

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FRONTIER DOCTOR
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Studio City Television Service
(Hollywood Television Service, a division of Republic Pictures)
for
First-Run Syndication
Produced by
Edward J. White

US Western series 1958-59   39 episodes x 30 min bw
starring

Rex Allen
as Dr. Bill Baxter

Premise:
Stories of a frontier physician in the pioneer town of Rising Springs, Arizona Territory..

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DIRECTORS INCLUDED:
WILLIAM WITNEY AND FRANKLIN ADREON
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WRITERS INCLUDED:
MILTON M. RAISON, MAURICE TOMBRAGEL, JOE RICHARDSON, DWIGHT CUMMINS,
GERALD GERAGHTY
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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: A.J.VITARILLI
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DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: BUD THACKERY
FILM EDITOR: JOSEPH HARRISON
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FILMING LOCATIONS:
REPUBLIC STUDIO BACK LOT AND WESTERN STREET, IVERSON RANCH

Source:
"Frontier Doctor" - Platinum Disc Corporation DVD features four episodes:
"Danger Valley" "Flaming Gold" "Drifting Sands" "The Outlaw Legion"
On the DVD, these episodes have copyrights for 1956-57 by Republic Pictures,
meaning they were filmed during that season, but held back until release
for syndication in the 1958-59 season. [J.Beer]


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Syndicated Program

 [01] Frontier Doctor: QUEEN OF THE CIMARRON (1958)
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Jean Willes ........... Fancy Varden
Glenn Strange ......... Pat Caffrey
Gregory Walcott ....... Red Redmond
Robert Karnes ......... Marshal Dunham
Harry Harvey Jr. ...... Sam
Lee Roberts ........... Cowboy
Wil J. White .......... Mike.
Synopsis:
Dr. Bill Baxter attempts to stop a ruthless dance hall queen from
selling a herd of diseased cattle.

[02] Frontier Doctor: SAN FRANCISCO STORY (1958)
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Lane Bradford ........ Gino,Tyler's Henchman
Paul Bryar ........... Sgt. Tucker
Peter Hansen ......... Phillip Tyler
Kay E. Kuter ......... Ed, Stage Clerk
Grandon Rhodes ....... Warren Scott
Kasey Rogers ......... Eva Scott
Pierre Watkin ........ Dr. Breen.
Synopsis:
Dr. Baxter is framed for the murder of a man whose badly wounded leg he treated.

 [03] Frontier Doctor: THREE WANTED MEN (1958)  [verified-SC]
Directed By William Witney 
Written By Maurice Tombragel
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast: 
Leo Gordon............as Zip Wyatt
Virginia Gibson............as Suzy Trent
Tom Black............as Monty Logan
Robert Keene............as Jace Logan
Richard Travis............as Sheriff Pat Garrett
Dennis Moore............as Walker
Synopsis:
Dr. Baxter is captured by a gang of outlaws who need him to patch up a wound.

[04] Frontier Doctor: THE CROOKED CIRCLE (1958)
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Gregg Palmer ......... Charlie Pierce
Don Harvey ........... Sam Peterson
John Damler .......... John Sargent
Steve Darrell ........ Sheriff Andrews
Jackie Loughery ...... Savannah Merrick
Harry Shannon ........ Hal Merrick.
Synopsis:
Dr. Baxter finds himself caught up in a frame-up when a spoiled,
ruthless young lady attempts to murder her wealthy grandfather who
stands in her way.

[05] Frontier Doctor: THE APACHE UPRISING (1958)
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Dr. Baxter attempts to effect a truce between residents of Rising
Springs and their apache neighbors.

[06] Frontier Doctor: DOUBLE BOOMERANG (1958)
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast:
William Bryant
Dr. Baxter is perturbed by the many mine caualties is being called
on to treat.

[07] Frontier Doctor: MYSTERY OF THE BLACK STALLION (1958)
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast:
Stacy Harris
Two crooks conspire.

[08] Frontier Doctor: THE OUTLAW LEGION (1958)
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Joe Sawyer ........... Butch Cassidy
Michael Ansara ....... Will Carver
Fred Graham .......... Sheriff Quinn
Doris Singleton ...... Laura
Paul Sorenson ........ Ben Kilpatrick.
Synopsis:
A gang of outlaws plan to blow up a reservoir dam

[09] Frontier Doctor: FURY IN THE BIG TOP (1958)
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Robert Quarry ........ Gil Manners
Nancy DeCarl ......... Robbie Belotti, Mute Girl
Gertude Graner ....... Miss Applegate
S. John Launer ....... Sheriff Alberts
Ruth Lee ............. Mrs. Peterson
Reba Tassell ......... Maria Belotti.
Synopsis:
Dr. Baxter attempts to help a girl regain he speech.

[10] Frontier Doctor: THE DESPERATE GAME (1958)
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast:
Taylor Holmes
Dr. Baxter attempts to upset the plans of a gambler who has been
blackmailing a respected doctor into signing false death certificates.

[11] Frontier Doctor: THE GREAT STAGECOACH ROBBERY (1958)  [verified-SC]
DIRECTED BY WILLIAM WITNEY.
WRITTEN BY JOE RICHARDSON.
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
GUEST CAST:
MARY BETH HUGHES, LEE VAN CLEEF, JACK ALBERTSON, TYLER MCVEY,
PAUL MCGUIRE, BOB CARNEY.
Synopsis 1:
DR. BILL BAXTER GET'S INVOLVED WITH A FAMOUS THEATER ACTRESS, THE
DALTON GANG, AND STOLEN JEWELRY. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Dr. Baxter teaches an actress that she cannot outsmart a bandit.

[12] Frontier Doctor: IRON TRAIL AMBUSH (1958)
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast:
Gloria Saunders
Dr. Baxter foils a sabotage plot against a railroad project in
Arizona.

[13] Frontier Doctor: SHOTGUN HATTIE (1958)
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Dr. Baxter risks his life and reputation to stop an eccentric widow
and her accomplices from declaring her stepson insane.

[14] Frontier Doctor: TROUBLE IN PARADISE VALLEY (1958)
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast: [LHA]
John Hoyt ........... Clete Barron
Robert Arthur ....... Mike Matthews
Kem Dibbs ........... Deputy Jim Trench
Jean Howell ......... Sally Matthews
Howard Negley ....... Sheriff Santo.
Synopsis:
Dr. Baxter goes against a town's prejudice and helps a young man.

[15] Frontier Doctor: SHADOWS OF BELLE STARR (1958)
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Michael Landon ....... Jim Mason
Frank Gorshin ........ Hank Butts
Eve Miller ........... Paula Mason
Ralph Reed ........... Leo Wild
Stafford Repp ........ Sheriff Brawley.
Synopsis:
Dr. Baxter saves an adolescent boy from juvenile delinquency.

[16] Frontier Doctor: ILLEGAL ENTRY
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
When a patient dies of cholera, Dr. Baxter sets out to find the
carriers of the disease.

[17] Frontier Doctor: SABOTAGE
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast:
Morris Ankrum
A meatpacking company has been supplying American soldiers with
contaminated meat rations.

[18] Frontier Doctor: BELLE OF TENNESSEE
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
When a colorful frontier woman is murdered, Dr. Baxter introducing
the fingerprint technique, sets out to find the murderer.

[19] Frontier Doctor: BITTERCREEK GANG
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast:
Slim Pickens
Jack Lambert
Dr. Baxter poses as an ex-convict to aid the law in tracking down
a gang.

1.20 [--] Frontier Doctor: BROKEN BARRIER [verified-SC]
1958-59
Directed By William Witney
Written By Ronald Davidson
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast:
Shawn Smith........as Donna Cameron
John Stephenson........as Clint Forbes
Dale Van Sickel........as Steve Herrick
Chris Alcaide........as Slater
Tom Wilde........as The Sheriff
Chip Carson........as The Hotel Clerk
Cactus Mack........as The Stage Driver (uncredited)
Synopsis 1:
Dr. Bill Baxter becomes involved with an attractive woman from the
east, who has inherited an oil field near the town of Rising Springs. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
A girl outsmarts a shrewd operator who is trying to run her out
of town.

[21] Frontier Doctor: WOMAN WHO DARED
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
An unreasonable mother threaten's her daughter's happiness when she
opposes the girl's forthcoming marriage.

[22] Frontier Doctor: STORM OVER KING CITY
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast:
Jack LaRue
Dr. Baxter learns he has inherited a half interest in a gold mine.

 1.23 [--] Frontier Doctor: LAW OF THE BADLANDS [verified-SC]
1958-59
Directed By William Witney 
Written By Milton M. Raison 
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast:
Kenneth Alton............as Hulapa
Diane Brewster............as Marian Dell
Lewis Martin............as Col.Andrew Cameron
Robert Brubaker............as Major Ely Carter
Jack Mather............as Sergeant Haley
Harry Woods............as Hugh Paterson
Synopsis 1:
Dr. Bill Baxter confronts a suspicious Army Colonel, when a tribe
of Apache Indians return to settle in Arizona from exile in Florida.
Some members of the tribe have contracted tuberculosis. Dr.Baxter
races againts time to unoculate the infected group. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Attending the wounded of both sides in a battle between U.S. Cavalry
and renegade Apaches, Dr. Baxter almost loses his life.

1.24 [--] Frontier Doctor: THE BIG GAMBLERS [verified-SC]
1958-59
Directed By William Witney 
Written By Barry Shipman 
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast: 
James Bell............as Sheriff Jeff Turner
Judith Ames............as Nancy Turner
Carleton Young............as Sharp Middleton
David Bond............as Avery Middleton
Russ Bender............as Frank Saunders
Joe Turkel............as Sear Middleton
Montie Montana ?
Mary Castle ?
Synopsis:
Two unscrupulous brothers attempting to set up illegal gambling in a peaceful
town are stopped by the local sheriff. Then the law officer suffers a stroke
and is hepless.

[25] Frontier Doctor: STRANGERS IN TOWN
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Dr. Baxter delivers a baby and discovers that the mother is the
wife of a man who has fled to Mexico.

[26] Frontier Doctor: BIG FRAME-UP
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
A girl announces that her husband and his brother have quaralled
and killed each other. But Dr. Baxter is suspicious and starts
and investigation.

1.27 [--] Frontier Doctor: DRIFTING SANDS [SC] [verified-SC]
Directed by William Witney
Written by Sloan Nibley
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast/ Characters [LHA]:
Ann Doran ........... Ma "Dallas" Bell
Lea Penman .......... Nora Caldwell
Louise Beavers ...... Clover
Leonard Shoemaker ... Vance Bell
Betty Benson ........ Nurse Nora Foster
Bob Swan ............ Sheriff
Eddie Marr .......... Harry Link
Peter Heisser ....... Harper Bell.
Synopsis 1:
A TERRITORIAL NURSE ON HER WAY TO ASSIST DR.BILL BAXTER IS KIDNAPPED
BY MA "DALLAS "BELL AND HER TWO SONS. MA BELL IMPERSONATES THE NURSE
IN ORDER TO FIND OUT THE LOCATION OF A VALUABLE DIAMOND COLLECTION
OWNED BY AN ILL ECCENTRIC OLD WOMAN. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
The son of a rich rancher returns from medical school on his
vacation. A destructive series of fires break out and Dr. Baxter
suspects his young friend of setting them.

[28] Frontier Doctor: THE HOMESTEADERS
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast:
Donald Curtis
Rhodes Reason
Ron Hagerthy
A young cowpoke finds himself caught up in a range war with his
girlfriend's homesteading family.

1.29 [--] Frontier Doctor: DANGER VALLEY  [verified-SC]
Directed by William Witney
Written by Terence Maples
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast / Characters [LHA]:
Angela Greene ........ Mary Randall
Kenneth MacDonald .... Sheriff Quinn
Berry Atwater ........ Thurman "Skeeter" Baldwin
Dick Rich ............ Ben Sims
Mike Galloway ........ Sam Ross
Bobby Beckman ........ Zack Randall.
Synopsis 1:
Dr. Bill Baxter helps a sheriff and his posse track down a wanted
killer, who is a carrier of diptheria. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Dr. Bill Baxter attempts to capture a fugitive wanted for robbery and murder.
The man is also a carrier of the deadly disease, diptheria. [James Beer]
(Syndicated rerun: 28Jun 61, KKTV-11 Colorado Springs, CO, Wed 6 PM MDT)

[30] Frontier Doctor: SOUTH OF THE RIO GRANDE
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast:
Pedro Gonzalez-Gonzalez
Lita Baron
Dr. Baxter meets up with a gang of outlaws when he attempts to
bring some needed typhoid vaccine into Mexico.

[31] Frontier Doctor: A TWISTED ROAD
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Robert Vaughn ........... Stan Gray
Malcolm Atterbury ....... Mr. Ross
Virginia Christine ...... Hester Gray
William Grant .......... Sam Hale
Chubby Johnson .......... Sheriff Ed Wilson.
Synopsis:
The townspeople of Rising Springs become worried when two girls
have been strangled without any apparent motive.

1.32 [--] Frontier Doctor: GRINGO PETE (1959) [verified-SC]
DIRECTED BY WILLIAM WITNEY.
WRITTEN BY MILTON M. RAISON.
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
GUEST CAST:
TED DE CORSIA (AS CHARLIE BREEN),
LISA MONTELL,
DON ORECK (AS GRINGO PETE),
JOHN ZAREMBA, JOHN VERROS, ROBERT SHAYNE, TOM BLACK.
Synopsis 1:
DR. BILL BAXTER HELPS FORMER OUTLAW LEADER CHARLIE BREEN GET PAROLLED
FROM PRISON BECAUSE OF A BAD HEART. CHARLIE RETURNS TO HIS OLD GANG,
NOW LED BY THE NOTORIOUS CRIMINAL, GINGO PETE. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
An outlaw is released from prison suffering from diabetes. He promises
Dr. Baxter he will aid him in rounding up the rest of his gang.

[33] Frontier Doctor: SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast:
Don Haggerty
Robert Dix
Dr. Baxter makes a Hazardous trip into Comanche country to give
medical aid to a cavalry trooper.

[34] Frontier Doctor: ELKTON LAKE FUED
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast:
John Ashley
After feuding for two generations as to ownership of a lake, two
families have almost annihilated themselves.

1.35 [--] Frontier Doctor: STRANGE CARGO (1959)  [verified-SC]
DIRECTED BY WILLIAM WITNEY.
WRITTEN BY MILTON M. RAISON.
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
GUEST CAST:
ROBERT KNAPP, MORGAN WOODWARD, GORDON WYNN, HELENE MARSHALL,
HARRY HICKOX, JOHN DIERKES.
SYNOPSIS:
DR. BILL BAXTER TRAVELS TO A TEXAS SEAPORT TOWN TO HELP A PHYSICIAN
FRIEND DETERMINE WHETHER A DEAD SAILOR IS CARRYING BUBONIC PLAGUE. [SC]

1.36 [--] Frontier Doctor: MAN TO MAN   [verified-SC]
1958-59
Directed By William Witney [SC]
Written By John K. Butler [SC]
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast: [SC]
Ken Lynch............as Jack Keever
Frank Wilcox............as Colonel Dodge
Don Pethley............as Tommy Keever
Helen Mowery............as Miss Miles
John Hiestand............as Sheriff Beal
Penny Santon............as Nell Tashman
Synopsis 1:
Dr.Bill Baxter becomes involved with a boy and his drunken father
who once served with Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
A young boy is accused of trying to assassinate a political figure.

[37] Frontier Doctor: THE CONFIDENCE GANG
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast:
Carleton Young
A well-known writer and patient of Dr. Baxter's meets an attractive
girl and almost loses his life.

[38] Frontier Doctor: THE COUNTERFEITERS
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast:
Yvette Dugay
Ken Mayer
Dr. Baxter risks his life and reputation by assuming the guilt for
the death of a captain of the Texas Rangers.

1.39 [--] Frontier Doctor: FLAMING GOLD  [verified-SC]
Directed by William Witney
Written by Maurice Tombragel
Starring: Rex Allen (as Dr. Bill Baxter)
Guest Cast/ Characters [LHA]
Therine Barrett ........ Miss Wilson
Gloria Winters ......... Waitress in Richville (Penny in "Sky King")
Mark Dana .............. Hamilton
Howard Wright .......... James Cauldwell "Pop" Peabody
Joe Worthy ............. Slocum
Lloyd Perryman ......... Richville's Constable
Joe Yrigoyen.
Synopsis:
A close lawyer friend of Dr. Bill Baxter suddenly passes away from a
rare disease. Baxter suspects foul play finding out that his friend
was the go-between during an on-going feud between local settlers and
an oil company syndicate. [SC]

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