CTVA Western - "Judge Roy Bean" (1955-56) starring Edgar Buchanan

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Judge Roy Bean (1955-56)
Episode Guide  compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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Quintet TV  Production (QTV)
Released by Screencraft Pictures, Inc.
for First-Run Syndication
Produced by Russell Hayden, Fred Franks

US Western series 1955-56   39 episodes x 30 min color
starring
Edgar Buchanan
as Judge Roy Bean
Jack Beutel
as Jeff Taggert
Jackie Loughery
as Letty Bean
Russell Hayden
as Steve (Texas Ranger)

recurring guest cast:
X Brands as Various Characters (15 episodes)
Lash LaRue as Various Characters (7 episodes)
Glenn Strange as Various Characters (6 episodes)
Dennis Moore as Various Characters (3 episodes)

Premise:
Western set in the Texas town of Langtry, named after Lillie Langtry.
When storekeeper Roy Bean becomes fed up with the lawlessness in the
town, he sets establishes himself as a judge and introduces a system of
law and order.

Opening Narration:
"During the 1870's the wildest spot in the United States was the desolate
region west of the Pecos River. Virtually beyond the reach of the
authorities, the railroads then pushing their way west attracted the
most vicious characters in the country. It was said that all civilization
stopped at the East Bank of the Pecos. It took one man, a lone
storekeeper who was sick of the lawlessness to change all this, his
name was Judge Roy Bean." [RF]


Other Credits:
Directors included:
Derwin Abbe (Abrahams), Thor L. Brooks, Reg Browne, Nate Watt
Writors included:
Buckley Angell, Oliver Drake, James L. Henderson

Original Music by
Harry Bluestone, Emil Cadkin
"Judge Roy Bean" theme song by Hal Hopper

Color Note:
All episodes were filmed in color but when it was orginaly shown all
local stations did not have color broadcasting ability and prints were
sent out to some in color and some in b/w.

Note:
Russell Hayden previously starred in the series
"Marshal of Gunsight Pass" (1950), and later
   starred in    "Cowboy G-Men" (1952-53)
and produced  "26 Men"  (1957-59)

 ###### The Adventures of Judge Roy Bean ######
############### season 1955-56 ##############
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Syndicated Program

 1.01 [--] Judge Roy Bean: THE JUDGE OF PECOS VALLEY (verified on film -rf)
(black and white on DVD, screen credit says - photographed in color)

Sep 1955 copyright date
Prdouced by Russell Hayden
Directed by William Berke
Screenplay by Rik Vollaerts/ Original Story by R.M. Hayden
Guest Cast:
Jean Lewis .................... Letty Bean
Tris Coffin ................... Sam Dillon
Bill Murphy ................... Johnny Dillon
Donald Novis .................. Ferguson
Hal Hopper .................... Elliott
X Brands ...................... Dan Wiler
Synopsis:
The Judge nabs a train robber and hands him over to the Texas Rangers for trial. [RF]

[02] Judge Roy Bean: Family Ties (color)
Oct 1955 copyright date
Jose Gonzales Gonzales ........ Juan Peralta
Lillian Porter ................ Dolores Ortega
Robert Lowery ................. Bartlett
Pierce Lyden .................. Stevens
Allegra R. Varron ............. Pilar Peralta

[03] Judge Roy Bean: The Horse Thief (color)
Oct 1955 copyright date
X Brands ...................... Hackett
Tris Coffin ................... Doyle
Pierce Lyden .................. Morango
Robert Lowery ................. Devlin
Ralph Kingston ................ Rio

  [04] Judge Roy Bean: SUNBURNT GOLD (color)
Oct 1955 copyright date
Produced by Russell Hayden/ Associate Producer Harold E. Knox
Directed by Derwin Abbe
Screenplay by Orville H. Hampton
Starring:
Edgar Buchanan (as Judge Roy Bean)
With: Jack Beutel (as Jeff Taggert), Jackie Loughery (as Letty Bean)
Guest Cast:
John Warburton ......... Chuck Tilden
Bill Henry ............. Jess Cutter
Lane Bradford .......... Big Ben Foster
Billy Baucom ........... Little Ben Haney
Judge Roy goes after criminals who are trying to make their stolen
gold coins look like raw gold nuggets. [RF]

1.05 [--] Judge Roy Bean: THE WEDDING OF OLD SAM (color)
Oct 1955 copyright date
Guest cast:
Tris Coffin ........ Sam Haskins
Hazel O. Keener .... Emma Perkins
Robert Lowery ...... Waco
Pierce Lyden ....... Slim
X Brands ........... Stage Driver
Synopsis:
Judge Roy Bean does a favor for a friend and finds himself
involved in a marriage proposal and illegal impersonation. [RF]

[06] Judge Roy Bean: THE RUNAWAY (color)
Oct 1955 copyright date
John Carpenter ................ Bentril
Richard Powers ................ Kenyon
X Brands ...................... Dallas
Sandra Hayden ................. Sally
Christopher Angell ............ Jodie
A young boy thinks his father is "yellow" because he takes abuse from
his boss in order to provide for the family. The boy runs away, and
it's up Jeff and Roy to renew the boy's faith in his father.

[07] Judge Roy Bean: SLIGHTLY PRODIGAL (color)
Oct 1955 copyright date
X Brands ...................... Jim Brown
Bernadene Hayes ............... Mrs. Brown
Richard Powers ................ Ab Hanlon
John Carpenter ................ Sully
The Judge meets Mrs. Brown who has come to Langtry in search of her
son, and finds that he was one of the outlaws who robbed his mother's
stagecoach.

[08] Judge Roy Bean: BLACK JACK (color)
Nov 1955 copyright date
DIRECTED BY DERWIN ABBE(a.k.a. DERWIN ABRAHAMS) [SC]
SREENPLAY BY ORVILLE H. HAMPTON [SC].
Guest Cast:
Allan Nixon ................... Will Brock/Black Jack Ketchum
X Brands ...................... Rev. Peter Cable
John Warburton ................ Uncle Bart Rollins
John Carpenter ................ Sam Ketchum
The Judge pursues a notorious train robber who escaped from prison
and murdered the fence who betrayed him.

[09] Judge Roy Bean: Judge Declares a Holiday (color)
Nov 1955 copyright date
John Warburton ................ Jim Connelly
Allan Nixon ................... Karl Grafton
Roy Erwin ..................... Mickey Lant
Fred Bailes ................... Hestler
Doris Simons .................. Mrs. Pawley

[10] Judge Roy Bean: Citizen Romeo (color)
Dec 1955 copyright date
Ralph Manza ................... Gasparo
John Carpenter ................ Bolger
George Mather ................. Pick
Leonard Penn .................. Martin
Fuzzy ......................... Romeo

  [11] Judge Roy Bean: CONNIE COMES TO TOWN (color)
Dec 1955 copyright date
Produced by Russell Hayden/ Associate Producer Harold E. Knox
Directed by Derwin Abbe
Screenplay by Milton M. Raison
Starring:
Edgar Buchanan (as Judge Roy Bean)
With: Jack Beutel (as Jeff Taggert), Jackie Loughery (as Letty Bean)
Guest Cast:
Doris Simons .................. Connie
Allan Nixon ................... Miller
X Brands ...................... Daniels

[12] Judge Roy Bean: THE FUGITIVE (color)
Dec 1955 copyright date
Bill Henry .................... Dover
X Brands ...................... Hickey
Lane Bradford ................. Barr
John Warburton ................ Conley
Judge Roy helps out a respected rancher who is being blackmailed by
three crooks claiming to be newspapermen.

[13] Judge Roy Bean: LETTY LEAVES HOME (color)
Dec 1955 copyright date
John Warburton ................ Carlson
Bill Henry .................... Brady
Lane Bradford ................. Trigo
X Brands ...................... Klondike
Letty decides to leave Langtry as she believes her tomboyish ways
are overshadowing her femininity.

[14] Judge Roy Bean: MURDER IN LANGTRY (color)
Dec 1955 copyright date
Leonard Penn .................. Burt
George Mather ................. Drake
John Carpenter ................ Ted Sloan
Ralph Kingston ................ Ben Sandford
Judge Roy steps in when his deputy, Jeff Taggart is framed for the
murder of a horse trader who had cheated him in a business deal.

[15] Judge Roy Bean: VINEGARONE (color)
Dec 1955 copyright date
Jose Gonzales Gonzales ........ Juan Peralta
Joe Herrera ................... Miguel Jovero
John Carpenter ................ Garth Davis
Richard Powers ................ Raymond Murton
X Brands ...................... Buck
Tom Keene ..................... ?
Judge Roy goes after two con men who are claiming that a young man
has invalid title to the silver mine he inherited from his father.

[16] Judge Roy Bean: AH SID, COWBOY (color)
Jan 1956 copyright date
Sammee Tong ................... Ah Sid
Glenn Strange ................. Fallon
Keith Richards ................ Keats
Judge Roy helps out his friend Ah Sid, who is being compelled to
translate a map which two outlaws stole from Chinese gold miners.

[17] Judge Roy Bean: CHECKMATE (color)
Jan 1956 copyright date
Earle Hodgins ................. Doc Bentley
Myron Healey .................. Reno
Teri York ..................... Marian
Robert Swan ................... Hendron
Hal Hopper .................... Thompson
Ralph Kingston ................ Clerk
Judge Roy is almost fooled by the phony death and funeral of a wanted
killer who was wounded while trying to steal a payroll.

[18] Judge Roy Bean: Desperate Journey (color)
Jan 1956 copyright date

 [--] Judge Roy Bean: (unidentified episode)
(c) 1955
Screenplay by Buckley Angell
Directed by Reg Browne
Guest Cast:
Leonard Penn ............ Kelton
George Mather ........... Denver
John Carpenter .......... Waco
Bill French ............. Wrangler

[19] Judge Roy Bean: THE EYES OF TEXAS (color)
Jan 1956 copyright date
Earle Hodgins ................. Dr. Retina
Myron Healey .................. Winters
Robert Swan ................... Big Elk
Orlando Rodriguez ............. Mole Eyes
Hal Hopper .................... Owens
Ralph Kingston ................ Henchman
Duke Sun Chief ................ Antelope
Judge Roy temporarily looses his sight but still manages to uncover
a plot to steal Indian reservation land.

[20] Judge Roy Bean: Gunman's Bargain (color)
Jan 1956 copyright date
Lash LaRue .................... John Wesley Hardin
Dennis Moore .................. Starkey
X Brands ...................... Tyler
Bill Baucom ................... Little Sam

[21] Judge Roy Bean: THE HIDDEN TRUTH (color)
Jan 1956 copyright date
Glenn Strange ................. Sampson
Keith Richards ................ Johnnie Dexter
X Brands ...................... Grover
Judge Roy tries to clear an ex-convict who is innocently involved
in a murder and robbery.

[22] Judge Roy Bean: THE JUDGE’S DILEMMA (color)
Jan 1956 copyright date
Glenn Strange ................. Mason
X Brands ...................... Danning
Keith Richards ................ Connors
Charles Victor ................ Brewster
Judge Roy launches a campaign against swindlers who are trying to
take control of Langtry.

[23] Judge Roy Bean: THE KATCINA DOLL (color)
Jan 1956 copyright date
Lash LaRue .................... Storts
Myron Healey .................. Hurley
Jose Gonzales Gonzales ........ Juan
Kitty Lysen ................... Concha
Judge Roy tries to help the residents of a Mexican Indian village
recover their sacred idol, which has been stolen by outlaws.

[24] Judge Roy Bean: OUTLAW’S SON (color)
Jan 1956 copyright date
DIRECTED BY NATE WATT  [SC]
SCREENPLAY BY OLIVER DRAKE [SC]
Guest Cast:
Alan Dinehart III ............. Clint Donoran
Lash LaRue .................... Matt Logan
X Brands ...................... Ben Logan
Stanley Andrews ............... Tutt Clemens
Bill French ................... Buck Logan
Ralph Kingston ................ Charley Logan
Bernadene Hayes ............... Mrs. Clemens
Dennis Moore .................. Frank Donoran
Judge Bean helps the son of an outlaw choose between right and wrong
after his father is murdered.

[25] Judge Roy Bean: THE REFORMER (color)
Jan 1956 copyright date
Lash LaRue .................... Duke Castle
Bernadene Hayes ............... Dolly Mason
X Brands ...................... Jonas
Dennis Moore .................. Memphis
Judge Roy locks horns with a fanatical female reformer who is
determined to remake Langtry to her liking.

[26] Judge Roy Bean: The Travelers (color)
Jan 1956 copyright date
Reg Browne
Earle Hodgins ................. Kerns
Myron Healey .................. Gorman
Robert Swan ................... Mulloy
Hal Hopper .................... Brock
Ralph Kingston ................ Davis
Bernadene Hayes ............... Mrs. Atkins
Jean Vachon ................... Alice Kerns

[27] Judge Roy Bean: The Elopers (color)
April 1956 copyright date
Morgan Jones .................. Adam Brimmer
John Warburton ................ Bender
John Cason .................... Beeman
Teri York ..................... Sharon Bender

[28] Judge Roy Bean: Spirit of the Law (color)
April 1956 copyright date
John Warburton ................ Thad Wells
John Cason .................... Jason Hart
Morgan Jones .................. Ed Hart
John Mitchum .................. Clint Hammer

[29] Judge Roy Bean: BAD MEDICINE (color)
June 1956 copyright date
DIRECTED BY REG BROWNE [SC]
SCREENPLAY BY BEA LISSE.  [SC]
Guest Cast:
Lash LaRue .................... Todd Malone/Will Malone
Teri York ..................... Kathleen Malone
Earle Hodgins ................. Doc Malone
Tom Monroe .................... Stage Driver
Bill French ................... Banker
Ralph Kingston ................ Twin
Judge Roy goes after twin brothers who have confused the authorities
by giving each other alibis for their holdups.

[30] Judge Roy Bean: THE DEFENSE RESTS (color)
June 1956 copyright date
Lash LaRue .................... Cashier
Earle Hodgins ................. Banker
Byron Foulger ................. Judge Parks
Tom Monroe .................... Marshal
Bill Baucom ................... Bank Clerk
Hal Hopper .................... Court Clerk
Ralph Kingston ................ Glen Taggert
Fred Kohler, Jr. .............. Prosecutor
Bill French ................... Forbes
When his deputy Jeff is arrested and accused of a robbery, Judge
Roy tries to prove the young man’s innocence.

[31] Judge Roy Bean: Deliver the Body (color)
June 1956 copyright date
Rick Vallin ................... De/
Gregory Gay ................... Bradford
May Morgan .................... Ann
John Cason .................... Blade
Reg Browne .................... Murcott

[32] Judge Roy Bean: The Hypnotist (color)
June 1956 copyright date
Rick Vallin ................... Crazy George
Reg Browne .................... Third Man
Ralph Kingston ................ Collins

[33] Judge Roy Bean: TERROR RIDES THE TRAIL (color)
June 1956 copyright date
DIRECTED BY NATE WATT  [SC]
SCREENPLAY BY OLIVER DRAKE. [SC]
Karen Scott ................... Belle Fargo
Gregory Gay ................... Doc Warren
Rick Vallin ................... Cherokee Joe
John Cason .................... Dave
Reg Browne .................... Slim
Bill French ................... Sam Fargo

[34] Judge Roy Bean: BORDER RAIDERS (color)
July 1956 copyright date
DIRECTED BY REG BROWNE  [SC]
SCREEN PLAY BY BUCKLEY ANGELL  [SC]
Guest Cast:
Tris Coffin ................... Kenyon
Glenn Strange ................. Tom Holman
Sandra Hayden ................. Sally Kenyon
Christopher Angell ............ Jodie Kenyon
Glenn Smith ................... Bender
SYNOPSIS:
JUDGE ROY BEAN AND JEFF TAGGERT ARE ON THE TRAIL OF A MAUDERING BAND
OF APACHE'S BEING LED BY A WHITLE MAN. [SC]

[35] Judge Roy Bean: THE CROSS-DRAWN KID or "The Cross-Draw Kid" (color)
July 1956 copyright date
DIRECTED BY REG BROWNE  [SC]
SCREENPLAY BY OLIVER DRAKE. [SC]
Guest Cast:
Frankie Darro ................. Hugh Lonagan
Tris Coffin ................... Jim Sabine
Glenn Strange ................. King Lonagan
Glenn Smith ................... Larry Blake
Bill French ................... Curt Lomas
Ralph Kingston ................ Herb Jenson

[36] Judge Roy Bean: Four Ladies from Laredo (color)
July 1956 copyright date
Gloria McGhee ................. Hannah
Gloria Winters ................ Beth
Norma Brooks .................. Mary
Valley Keene .................. Melissa
Hal Hopper .................... Bartender

[37] Judge Roy Bean: LUCK O' THE IRISH (color)
July 1956 copyright date
DIRECTED BY THOR BROOKS [SC]
SCREENPLAY BY OLIVER DRAKE FROM A STORY BY JOHN WARD. [SC]
Guest Cast:
John Warburton ................ Pat O'Hara
Madge Meredith ................ Kate O'Hara
Morgan Jones .................. Jim Devers
John Cason .................... Ed Jacobs
John Mitchum .................. Mac Larsen

[38] Judge Roy Bean: The Refugee (color)
July 1956 copyright date
Frankie Darro ................. Cass
Tris Coffin ................... Vargas
Glenn Strange ................. Nolan
Hal Hopper .................... Ben
Glenn Smith ................... Mexican Rurale

[39] Judge Roy Bean: Lone Star Killer (color)
July 1956 copyright date
Tom Monroe .................... Curley
Lash LaRue .................... Bass
Earle Hodgins ................. Smithy
Hal Hopper .................... Ranger
Fred Kohler, Jr. .............. Kell
Hank Calia .................... Driver

###### The Adventures of Judge Roy Bean ######
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