CTVA US Western - "The Advs. of Kit Carson" (Revue/Syndicated) Season 1 (1951-52)

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Starring Bill Williams & Don Diamond
Season 1 (Syndicated) (1951-52)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Sal Crisanti, Tom Dischley, Tom Alger, Louis H. Allgood,
James Beer, Adam Gearace (Mara Corday credits), Rina Fox, Heikocleef
 
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


####### The Adventures of Kit Carson #########
############# season 1 1951-52 ###############
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Syndicated Program
24 episodes listed here
NONE of the 1951 episodes are on the Library of Congress

 1.01 [--] Kit Carson: CALIFORNIA OUTLAWS
(11-Aug-1951 syndicated)
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Peter Mamakos
Lillian Molieri
Rico Alaniz
Victor Millan
Synopsis:
Kit takes on a bold gang preying on stagecoaches. [RF]

1.02 [--] Kit Carson: PRINCE OF PADUA HILLS
(18-Aug-1951 syndicated)
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Kenneth MacDonald
Glenn Strange
Rita Conde
Frank Hagney
Edwin Parker
Tom London
Synopsis 1:
Kit Carson and El Toro are asked to protect the young heir of a large
ranch. [J.Beer]
(Synd. rerun: 07Mar59, WTCN-11 Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN, Sat 4:30 p.m.)[J.Beer]
Synopsis 2:
Kit protects an heir who has had some near-fatal accidents. [RF]

1.03 [--] Kit Carson: THE ROAD TO MONTEREY (1951) (verified -SC)
25-Aug-1951
(this episode NOT on Library of Congress)
Story and Teleplay by Luci Ward
Directed by Derwin Abbott (aka Derwin Abrahams)
Guest cast:
Kenneth McDonald
Glenn Strange
Frank Hagney
Pilar Del Ray
Eddie Parker
Tom London
Synopsis:
Kit Carson and El Toro are asked to escort an important political figure to
Monterey who will be voting on an important state bill. When they stop at
a wayside inn, Kit suspects foul play by the inn's owner and his men. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
A senator whose life is threatened by miners seeks help. [RF]

1.04 [--] Kit Carson: THE PADRE'S TREASURE
(01-Sep-1951 syndicated)
Synopsis 1:
Kit Carson and El Toro pose as bandits to recover a stolen quinine shipment. [JBeer]
(syndicated rerun - 08Sep62 Sat 4PM CST, KSTP-5 St.Paul-Minneapolis, MN) [J.Beer]
Synopsis 2:
Kit poses as a bandit to recover stolen goods. [RF]

1.05 [--] Kit Carson: THE MURANGO STORY
08-Sep-1951
Guest Cast: [LHA]
John Hamilton,
Dee Pollock,
Wesley Hudman,
Virginia Dale,
Margoy Guilford,
Tony Marsh.
Synopsis:
Kit tries to obtain an orphan's inheritance for her. [RF]

1.06 [--] Kit Carson: RIDERS OF CAPISTRANO
15-Sep-1951
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Paul Marian,
Donna Martell,
Riley Hill,
William Tannen,
Baynes Barron,
Edward Cassidy
Harry Vejar.
Synopsis 1:
A silver bell, designed especially for the mission of San Juan,
Capistrano, is stolen by American renegades. [J.Beer]
(syn rerun 22Sep62 3:30 CDT KSTP-5 St.Paul-Mpls, MN) [J.Beer]
Synopsis 2:
War with Mexico threatens after a bell is stolen from a Mexican mission. [RF]

1.07 [--] Kit Carson: ENEMIES OF THE WEST
22-Sep-51
Guest cast: [LHA]
Rico Alaniz
Sherry Moreland
Davison Clark
Alan Keys
Synopsis:
Kit must deliver a condemned man's pardon despite attempts to delay him. [RF]

1.08 [--] Kit Carson: LAW OF THE SIX GUNS
29-Sep-1951
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Jack Mulhall,
Jane Adams,
Kenneth McDonald
John Cason.
Synopsis:
Kit finds an unusual runaway horse: it's dragging a dead man. [RF]

1.09 [--] Kit Carson: THE DEVIL AT ANGEL'S CAMP
06-Oct-1951
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Kirk Alyn.
Crane Whitley
Tito Renaldo
Jeanne Barquette
Juan Duval
Pete McCabe
Cactus McPeters
Synopsis:
Kit defends a boy accused of killing a wagon driver. [RF]

1.10 [--] Kit Carson: LAW OF THE FRONTIER
13-Oct-1951
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Gordon Barnes,
Ford Rainey,
Stephen Chase,
Patricia Michon,
Stanley Farrar,
Bert Arnold,
Rube Schaffer
Gloria Grant.
Synopsis:
Kit's suspicions are aroused by an outlaw posing as a sheriff. [RF]

1.11 [--] Kit Carson: THE ROAD TO EL DORADO
20-Oct-1951
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Raymond Bond
Jo Gilbert
Stanley Andrews
Bill Hale
Synopsis:
Kit and El Toro look into stagecoach robberies. [RF]

1.12 [--] Kit Carson: FURY AT RED GULCH (1951) (verified -SC)
27-Oct-51
Teleplay by Eric Taylor
Directed by Lew Landers
Guest cast:
Mara Corday ......... Lola La Vada
William Fawcett ..... Tom Phillips
Robert Peyton ....... Red Barrows
Burt Mustin ......... Bill Lowery
Reed Howes .......... Monte
John Cason .......... Trig
Dick Farnsworth (Uncredited)
Synopsis:
Tom Phillips, the editor of the Red Gulch Journal, is accused of killing the
town'a sheriff. A lynch mob is about to hang him, when Kit Carson and El Toro
arrive on the scene and rescue him. Kit's conclusion is that the guilty person
must be Red Barrows, the owner of the town's gambling casino. [SC]

1.13 [--] Kit Carson: THE OUTLAWS OF MANZANITA
03-Nov-51
Guest cast:
Jacqueline Duval
Synopsis 1:
A family of notorious outlaws are no longer considered fugitives. [TA]
Synopsis 2:
A governor elects Kit to tell an outlaw family about their pardon. [RF]

1.14 [--] Kit Carson: THE DESPERATE SHERIFF (1951) (verified -SC)
10-Nov-51
(this episode NOT on Library of Congress)
Story and teleplay by Luci Ward
Directed by Lew Landers
Guest Cast: [LHA - characters]
Ross Ford ............ Sheriff Johnny Alden
William Tannen ....... Spade Bineham
John Cason ........... Carl
Rigby Movita ......... Nina
Jack Ingram .......... Slim
Troy Melton .......... Joe
Dick Farnsworth (uncredited)
Cactus Jack (credited)
Synopsis:
A young sheriff friend of Kit and El Toro asks them for help to guard a famous
bank robber that he captured, and who is being held in a hotel room. [SC]

1.15 [--] Kit Carson: THE HERO OF HERMOSA
17-Nov-51
Guest cast:
Jan Arvan
Paul Marion
Donna Martell
John Mansfield
John Sebastian
Synopsis:
Kit and the Mexican government go after smugglers. [RF]

1.16 [--] Kit Carson: A TICKET TO MEXICO (verified on film - JBeer)
(24Nov51 syndicated)
Story and Teleplay by Luci Ward
Direction by Lew Landers
Cameraman: Clark Ramsey A.S.C.
Film Editor: Dwight Caldwell
Sound: William Lynch
Guest Cast
Frances Charles
Robert Peyton
Tom Hernandez
Steve Brent
Nelson Leigh
Edward Colmans
Fred Berest
Synopis 1:
A winning ticket in the Mexico national lottery is stolen from a struggling
art dealer. Kit and El Toro set out to catch the thief. [James Beer]
Synopsis 2:
A struggling art dealer wins the lottery, but loses his ticket to thieves. [RF]

1.17 [--] Kit Carson: THE RETURN OF TRIGGER DAWSON
01-Dec-51
Guest cast:
Stanley Andrews
Marjoire Lord
John Cason
Noralee Norman
Riley Hill
Synopsis:
A bandit breaks jail to blackmail his former wife. [RF]

1.18 [--] Kit Carson: THE TETON TORNADO
08-Dec-51
Guest cast:
Linda Stirling
Synopsis:
Kit's suspicions are aroused when a slow horse wins a race. [RF]

1.19 [--] Kit Carson: BAD MAN OF BRISCO
15-Dec-51
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Harry Harvey Jr.
Raymond Hatton
Ewing Mitchell
William Tannen
Synopsis:
Kit Carson and El Toro try to stop postal robberies. [RF]

1.20 [--] Kit Carson: SPOILERS OF CALIFORNIA
22-Dec-51
Guest Cast: [LHA]
Harry Lauter
Dick Simmons
Synopsis:
Kit and El Toro go after landsharks who are robbing ranchers. [RF]

1.21 [--] Kit Carson: FEUD IN SAN FELIPE
29-Dec-51
Guest cast:
Mara Corday ...... Janet Coleman [AG]
Synopsis:
Kit tries to settle a feud. [RF]

1.22 [--] Kit Carson: THE TRAP (verified -SC)
05-Jan-1952 [TD]
(this episode NOT listed on Library of Congress)
Original teleplay by M. Coates Webster
Directed by John English
Guest cast:
Jim Bannon
Harry Harvey, Jr.
Isabell Jewell
Myron Healey
Fred Graham
Norman Leavitt
Paul McGuire
Boyd Stockman (uncredited)
Tom Steele (uncredited)
Bob Morgan (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Kit and El Toro capture a criminal who was in hiding for some years.
He tells kit that someone has been trying to harm his wife and son, and
he needs time to find out why and who the culprits are. Kit agrees only
if he and El Toro accompanies him. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
A hunted outlaw comes out of Free Territory to avenge the murder of his son [RF].

1.23 [--] Kit Carson: BORDER CORSAIRS (verified -SC)
12-Jan-1952 [TD]
(this episode is NOT listed on Library of Congress)
Teleplay by Eric Taylor
Directed by John English
Guest cast:
Robert Bice
Martin Garralaga
Charlita
Alex Montoya
John Eldredge
Mara Corday .......... Juanita [AG]
Pilar Del Rey
Guy Teague
Synopsis:
Kit Carson and El Toro must find a wealthy Mexican ranch owner who's
in hiding and deliver to him an important land grant document from
the governor of California. [SC]

1.24 [--] Kit Carson: CURSE OF THE ALBAS
19-Jan-1952 [TD]
Synopsis:
Kit's on the trail of outlaws who are trying to steal control of a gold mine. [RF]

1.xx [--] Kit Carson: THE MARAUDER(S) OF MADERA
(possibly an AKA for another episode)
(original syndicated airdate not known
Two Americans steal a strong box for a crooked banker [TA]
(Syndicated rerun: 21Nov64 WNBC NYC Sat 9:00am)

1.xx [--] Kit Carson: BANDIT'S BLADE (1952) [verified -James Beer]
Teleplay by Robert Schaefer and Eric Freiwald
Direction by John English
Guest Cast:
Denver Pyle,
Lee Roberts,
Brett Houston,
Hal K. Dawson,
Doris Merrick,
Francis McDonald.
Synopsis:
When stolen U.S. currency plates are quickly recovered, traces of printer's
ink on the plates reveal an unusual counterfeiting plot. [James Beer]

####### The Adventures of Kit Carson #########
############## end of season 1 ###############
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