CTVA Western - "The Adventures of Jim Bowie" (Louis F. Edelman/ABC) Season 1 (1956-57)

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Starring Scott Forbes
Season 1 (ABC) (1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, Tom Dischley, Rina Fox, Gary Reid

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)


 
####### The Adventures of Jim Bowie ##########
############# season 1 1956-57 ###############
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ABC Fridays 8:00 pm
38 episodes listed 

1.01 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: THE BIRTH OF THE BLADE  - Video
07Sep56 ABC Fri
Directed By Lewis R. Foster
Teleplay By Dan Ullman /Story By Louis R. Foster.
Guest Cast:
Walter Sande........as Samuel Black
Helen Wallace........as Mrs.Black
Francis McDonald........as Dr.Hogue
Robert Foulk........as Yancy
Kem Dibbs........as Gypsy Joe
Jack Kruschen........as Louis.
Synopsis:
Jim Bowie is attacked by a ferocious bear that almost cost him his life.
This incident developed the idea to design a weapon that can be relied on.
Thus the invention of the "Bowie Knife' was born. [SC]

1.02 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: THE SQUATTER
14Sep56 ABC Fri
Directed By Lewis R. Foster
Written By John Dunkel.
Guest Cast:
Jeanne Moody........as Regina Bienbeau
Steven Geray........as Johann Gottschalk
Virginia Christine........as Katrina Gottschalk
George Eldredge........as Dr.Beauchamp
Glenn Strange........as Gant
Lillian Bronson........as Miss Pricilla
Bill Walker........as James.
Synopsis:
An inconsiderate landowner is about to throw a German immigrant
couple off their land, and Bowie must talk the woman out of this decision.

1.03 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: AN ADVENTURE WITH AUDUBON (verified -SC)
21Sep56 ABC Fri
Directed By Lewis R. Foster
Written By Maurice Tombragel
Starring: Scott Forbes (as Jim Bowie)
Guest Cast:
Robert Cornthwaite........as John James Audubon
Barbara Eiler........as Lucy Audubon
Boothe Colman........as Lantanac
Doris Packer........as Mrs. Pierre
Maurice Manson........as Dr.Menard
Roger Etienne........as The Frenchman
Paul Thompson........as Mose
(Jacques Scott as Royalist ?)
Synopsis:
Bowie comes to the aid of naturalist-painter John James Audubon, who is sought
by both royalist and revolutionary French forces, who believe Audubon is their long lost dauphin.

1.04 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: DEPUTY SHERIFF
28Sep56 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Michael Landon ................ Jerome
Josie Wyler ................... Justine
Maurice Marsac ................ Jacques Juventin

1.05 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: TRAPLINE
05Oct56 ABC Fri
Directed By Lewis R. Foster
Written by Nat Tanchuck.
Guest Cast:
Lisa Gaye........as Jeanne Brasseaur
Cyril Delevanti........as Father Michel
Anthony Caruso........as LeGant
Booth Coleman........as Brissac
Peter Brocco........as Paul Brasseaur
Ross Elliott........as Jacques
Don C. Harvey........as Perigot
John Craven........as Capt.Marsh.
Synopsis:
The Cajun Fur Trappers of Louisiana refuse to trade with Bowie
after being convinced that they cannot trade with anyone who is
not a member of that company. When one trapper break the rules, he is killed.

1.06 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: BROOMSTICK WEDDING
prod. no. 10
12Oct56
Produced by William H. Wright
Written by Maurice Tombragel
Directed by Lewis R. Foster
director of photography: Charles Straumer
film editor: John Woodcock.
Guest Cast:
Mike "Touch" Connors .......... Rare Bradford
Yvette Dugay .................. Annette Leprie
Paul Bryar .................... Papa Leprie

1.07 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: NATCHEZ TRACE
19Oct56
Guest Cast:
Ross Elliot ................... Hawk
Brad Morrow ................... Peter Jelkins
Havis Davenport ............... Lucy Anne Pope
John Bryant ................... Samuel Cummings

1.08 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: JIM BOWIE COMES HOME (verified -SC)
26Oct56 ABC Fri
Written & Directed By Lewis R. Foster
Starring: Scott Forbes (as Jim Bowie)
Guest Cast:
Minerva Urecal........as Mrs. Bowie (Maw Bowie)
Peter Hansen........as Rozin Bowie
Kasey Rogers........as Sybil
Kem Dibbs........as Curley Lambert
Anthony Caruso........as Antoine Bellotte
Ewing Mitchell........as Preacher Wilkins
Gary Gray........as Paul Wilkins
Tommy Ivo........as Matt Wilkins
Stacy Harris........as Red
Paul Brinegar........as Sandy
Robert Bice........as Mr. Welsch
Synopsis:
On his return home from a business trip, Bowie finds the town in an uproar.
A gang of young hoodlums has taken over and is terrorizing the citizens.

1.09 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: THE GHOST OF JEAN BATTOO
02Nov56
Guest Cast:
Ann Codee ..................... Madame Landi
Joe Conley .................... Raimo
Kem Dibbs ..................... Curly
Synopsis:
An old crone and her son demand and get protection money from a group
of superstitious Louisiana farmers. They claim that Jean Battoo, a
long-dead pirate, has returned to haunt the territory. [RF]

1.10 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: THE SECESSIONIST (verified -SC)
9Nov56 ABC Fri
Directed By Lewis R. Foster
Written By Arthur Rowe
Starring: Scott Forbes (as Jim Bowie)
Guest Cast:
Marilyn Saris........as Madeline Perrois
Nestor Paiva........as Bouchard
Bobby Ellis........as Pat Jordan
Robert Lynn........as Maj.Owen Jordan
Leslie Kimmel........as President Jackson
Jacques Gallo........as Andre
George Khoury........as Michel
Joel Fluellen........as Joseph
Geraldine Hall........as The First Lady
Hal Gerard........as Jacques
Ralph Bennett........as The Frechman
John Laing........as The Narrator
Synopsis:
President Andrew Jackson learns that Louisiana's French planters are planning
to secede from the Union. He assigns a friend of Bowie's to stop the revolt
before it can snowball into open rebellion.

1.11 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: THE LAND JUMPERS
16Nov56 ABC Fri
Directed By Lewis R. Foster
Teleplay By Tom Reed/ Story By Don Clark.
Guest Cast:
Narda Onyx........as Marcella Duprez
Wilard Waterman........as Jonas Koford
Minerva Urecal........Mrs. Bowie
Paul Hansen........as Rezin Bowie
Val DuFour........as Armand Duprez
Hal Baylor........as Kneeland
Claude Akins........as Manion
James Robertson........as Herbert
Daniel M. White........as The Settler.
Synopsis:
Jim and his brother Rezin sell a large tract of land belonging
to them. They suspect a forgery when an unscrupulous French
speculator appears bearing prior title to the property.

1.12 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: THE SELECT FEMALES
23Nov56 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Roger Etienne ................. Emile Dusard
Eleanor Audley ................ Miss Peabody
Joyce Vanderveen .............. Angelique
Edward (Edd) Byrnes ........... Eli  [GR]
Synopsis:
After one of her students is kidnaped, the headmistress of Miss Peabody's
Select Female Academy sets off to rescue her. En route, she meets Jim
Bowie and enlists his assistance. [RF]

1.13 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: JIM BOWIE AND HIS SLAVE (pilot?)
prod. no. 39, "The Tempered blade"
variant episode title on synopsis: "Bowie and his Slave"
30Nov56
Written, Produced, and Directed by Lewis R. Foster.
director of photography: Nick Musuraca
film editor: John Woodcock.
Guest Cast:
Joel Fluellen ................. Joseph
Rita Lynn ..................... Madeline Duprez
Anthony Warde ................. Deshon
Ivan Triesault ................ Maurice Toulouse
Booth Colman .................. Jacques
Maurice Marsac ................ Pierre Jouvin
Richard Benedict .............. Policeman
Denver Pyle

1.14 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: OUTLAW KINGDOM (verified -SC)
07Dec56 ABC Fri
Directed By Lewis R. Foster
Teleplay By Tom Reed & Maurice Tombragel / Story By Mallan DeForest
Starring: Scott Forbes (as Jim Bowie)
Guest Cast:
Minerva Urecal........as Mrs. Bowie (Maw Bowie)(recurring)
Rita Lynn........as Madelaine Dupre
Charles Warrs........as Silas Ogleby
Maurice Marsac........as Pierre Jouvin
Mike Mazurki........as The Butcher Of Barbadoes
Ivan Triesault........as Maurice Toulouse
Peter Damon........as Bellorme
Ewing Mitchell........as Preacher Wilkins
Tommy Ivo........as Mathew Wilkins
Gary Gray........as Paul Wilkins
Synopsis:
Bowie goes in search of valuable goods stolen from him by river pirates.
The trail leads him into a trap set by his long time enemy, Pierre Jouvin.

1.15 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: THE SWORDSMAN
14Dec56 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Jeanne Moody
Lilyan Chauvin ................ Liane Trudeau
Michael Landon ................ Armand De Nivernais
Richard Avonde ................ Count De Nivernais

1.16 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: THE RETURN OF ALCIBLADE
21Dec56
Guest Cast:
Ivan Triesault
Judi Boutin
Johnny Lee
Ramsay Hill
Ernestine Wade
Peter Walker

1.17 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: MONSIEUR FRANCOIS
28Dec56
Guest Cast:
Paul Playdon .................. Francois de Gravien
Joyce Vanderveen .............. Marie de Gravien
Roger Til ..................... Edouard Dubois
James Fairfax ................. Farley
Franz Roehn ................... Paul Tournay
Paul Thompson ................. Mose
Lane Bradford ................. Regan

1.18 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: A HORSE FOR OLD HICKORY
prod. no. 14
04Jan57
Guest Cast:
Denver Pyle ................... Sam Houston
Ian Wolfe ..................... Judge Newhall
Peter Mamakos ................. Jean Lafitte
Vicki Bakken .................. Gypsy
Addison Richards .............. Senator Holcomb
Ernest Sarracino .............. Chighizola
Frank Yaconelli ............... Pirate Guard
Ralph Smiley .................. Pierre

1.19 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: THE BEGGAR OF NEW ORLEANS
prod. no. 17
11Jan57
Produced by William H. Wright
Written by Louis Vittes & Eudie Bohem
Directed by Lewis R. Foster.
director of photography: Charles Straumer
film editor: John Woodcock.
Guest Cast:
John Hoyt ..................... the Beggar
Robert Cornthwaite ............ John James Audubon
Joyce Vanderveen .............. Marie de Gravien
Morris Ankrum ................. Gabriel Durand
Lorna Thayer .................. Celeste Durand
Paul Playdon .................. Francois de Gravien

1.20 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: OSCEOLA
prod. no. 21
18Jan57
Produced by William H. Wright
Written by John Dunkel
Directed by Christian Nyby
director of photography: Charles Straumer
film editor: John Woodcock.
Guest Cast:
Abel Fernandez ................ Osceola
Josie Wyler ................... Morning Dew
Peter Hansen .................. Rezin Bowie
George Chester ................ Ollie
Luis Cabeflo .................. Capt. Brann
Victor Magana ................. Atasi

1.21 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: MASTER AT ARMS
prod. no. 19
25Jan57 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Peter Mamakos ................. Jean Lafitte
Denver Pyle ................... Sam Houston
John Miljan ................... Jean Dubois
Carol Ann Daniels ............. Celestine
Paul Playdon .................. Francois de Gravien
Joyce Vanderveen .............. Marie de Gravien

1.22 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: CONVOY GOLD
prod. no. 23, (a.k.a "Convey of gold" copyright title)
01Feb57 ABC
Produced by William H. Wright
Teleplay by Polly James & Tom Kilpatrick
Story by Charles R. Marion;
Directed by Christian Nyby
director of photography: Charles Straumer
film editor: John Woodcock.
Guest Cast:
Senn McClory .................. Pat Donoran
King Donovan .................. Pierre Lamont
Jacques Scott ................. Marcel Bousson
Bob Cunningham ................ Capt. Gregory
Anthony Eustral ............... M. Remy
Bowie sets out for New Orleans with a fortune in gold.

1.23 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: SPANISH INTRIGUE
prod. no. 20
8Feb57
Produced by William H. Wright
Teleplay by Everett DeBaun
Story by Joseph Richardson
Directed by Lewis R. Foster
director of photography: Charles Straumer
film editor: John Woodcock.
Guest Cast:
Lewis Charles ................. Don Carlos Miro
Lisa Gaye ..................... Maria Miro
Ivan Triesault ................ Maurice Toulouse
Dick Avonde ................... Raul Guzman
Val Dufour .................... Don Jose Litri
Argentina Brunetti ............ Tai Rosa

1.24 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: BAYOU TONTINE
prod. no. 24
15Feb57 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Robert Cornthwaite ............ John James Audubon
Edward Colmans ................ Emile Broussard
Carol Leigh ................... Odile Broussard
John Cliff .................... Hamil
Fay Roope ..................... Etienne Broussard
Speir Martin .................. Gabriel Broussard
George Chester ................ Cicero
Synopsis:
Naturalist James Audubon asks Jim Bowie to help him protect a young girl
who has inherited a large fortune. Her life has been threatened. [RF]

1.25 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: GERMAN GEORGE
prod. no. 26
22Feb57
Guest Cast:
Wanda D'Ottoni ................ Celeste
Fred Sherman .................. George Freiwald
Paul Frees .................... Etienne

1.26 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: AN EYE FOR AN EYE
prod. no. 27
01Mar57
Produced by William H. Wright
Teleplay by Everett DeBaun
Story by Harold Shumate
Directed by Hollingsworth Morse
director of photography: Charles Straumer
film editor: John Woodcock.
Guest Cast:
Charlotte Austin
Edward Colmaus

1.27 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: THE CAPTAIN'S CHIMP
prod. no. 29
08Mar57 ABC Fri
Guest Cast:
Lita Milan .................... Paola
William Schallert ............. Justinian Tebbs
Peter Mamakos ................. Jean Lafitte
John Rogers ................... Timmons
Synopsis:
A chimpanzee who's been trained to climb in windows and steal picks
Jim Bowie as his victim. Jim starts a search for the animal and his
owner, and finds he's not the only one looking for them. [RF]

1.28 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: JACKSON'S ASSASSINATION
prod. no. 30
15Mar57 ABC
Produced by William H. Wright
Teleplay by Tom Kilpatrick & Polly James
Story by Lee Berg
Directed by Hollingsworth Morse.
director of photography: Charles Straumer
film editor: John Woodcock
Guest Cast:
Leslie Kimmell ................ Andrew Jackson
Perry Lopez ................... Jethro Humphrey
Bowie unwittingly joins in a plot to assassinate President Andrew
Jackson. Will he realize he's being used as a pawn before it's too late?

1.29 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: REZIN BOWIE, GAMBLER
prod. no. 25
22Mar57 ABC
Produced by William H. Wright
Teleplay by Tom Reed & Albert Beich
Story by Tom Reed
Directed by Christian Nyby
director of photography: Charles Straumer
film editor: John Woodcock.
Guest Cast:
Peter Hansen .................. Rezin Bowie
Minerva Urecal ................ Maw Bowie
Grant Richards ................ Slim Spaulding
Nancy Saunders ................ Rachel McCullers
Robert Tafur .................. Paul

1.30 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: THIEVES' MARKET
prod. no. 31
29Mar57
Guest Cast:
Joyce Vanderveen .............. Marie de Gravien
Pam Beaird .................... Bridget O'Brien
Paul Playdon .................. Francois de Gravien
Kem Dibbs ..................... Eddie Harper
Kay E. Kuter .................. Sykes
Chester Jones ................. Scipio

1.31 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: THE PEARL AND THE CROWN
prod. no. 35
05Apr57 ABC
Produced by William H. Wright
Written by Orville H. Hampton
Directed by Hollingsworth Morse.
director of photography: Charles Straumer
film editor: John Woodcock.
Guest Cast:
William Schallert ............. Justinian Tebbs
Georgette Duval
Marcel Rousseau ............... Pierre Lebec
Frank Wilcox .................. Comm. Devereau
Russ Bender ................... Capt. Gunderson
Bowie arrives in New Orleans to confront an editor with a poem
written about himself. Shortly after the meeting the editor is
found murdered and Jim is accused of the crime.

1.32 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: THE GENERAL'S DISGRACE
prod. no. 34
12Apr57
Guest Cast:
Ray Stricklyn ................. Phillip Rogers
Dayton Lummis ................. Gen. Rogers
Carole Mathews ................ Dellie Hartford
Pauline Myers ................. Lulu

1.33 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: THE LOTTERY
prod. no. 28
19Apr57
Guest Cast:
Howard Wendell ................ Col. Elmwood
Myrna Dell .................... Helen Harris

1.34 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: THE INTRUDER
prod. no. 32
26Apr57
Produced by William H. Wright
Written by John Dunkel
Directed by Christian Nyby
director of photography: Charles Straumer
film editor: John Woodcock.
Guest Cast:
Paul Playdon .................. Francois de Gravien
Joyce Vanderveen .............. Marie de Gravien
Lee Erickson
Harry Lauter

1.35 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: COUNTRY COUSIN
prod. no. 36
03May57
Produced by William H. Wright
Teleplay by Everett DeBaun
Story by Samuel R. Golding, Norbert Faulkner & Everett DeBaun
Directed by Christian Nyby
director of photography: Charles Straumer;
film editor: John Woodcock.
Guest Cast:
Manning Ross .................. Abner Bowie
Howard McNear ................. Colonel
Jay Jostyn .................... Capt. Slocum
Connie Gilchrist
Trying to help a young visiting relative, Jim cuts in on a
business deal that turns out to be a swindle. His relative
believes that Jim is in on the racket.

1.36 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: THE BOUND GIRL
prod. no. 37
10May57
Produced by William H. Wright
Teleplay by Margaret Fitts
Story by Nat Tanchuck;
Directed by Hollingsworth Morse.
director of photography: Charles Straumer
film editor: John Woodcock.
Guest Cast:
Jeanne Moody
Robert J. Wilke
Lurene Tuttle
Austin Green

1.37 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: THE BOUNTY HUNTER
prod. no. 38 (episode title on synopsis "Bounty Hunters")
17May57
Produced by William H. Wright
Written by Tom Reed
Directed by Hollingsworth Morse.
director of photography: Charles Straumer;
film editor: John Woodcock.
Guest Cast:
William Schallert ............. Justinian Tebbs
William Ching ................. Roark Purdom
Eddy Waller ................... Press Harper
Mel Dowd ...................... Nun
Reginald Sheffield ............ Patty McGurk
Louis Lettieri ................ Luigi

1.38 [--] Adventures of Jim Bowie: GONE TO TEXAS
prod. no. 33
24May57
Produced by William H. Wright
Written by Maurice Tombragel
Directed by Hollingsworth Morse
director of photography: Charles Straumer
film editor: John Woodcock.
Guest Cast:
Rodolfo Hoyos, Jr. ............ Capt. Sanchez
Virginia Core ................. Josefa
Douglas Kennedy ............... Col. Bradford
Vincent Padula ................ Don Ignacio
Bowie runs into passport difficulties when he tries to cross into
Mexico, then uncovers a plot to kill him.

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